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Technology in the Diamond Industry: Jewelry Manufacturing

Jewelry manufacturing was once the work of skilled artisans, working mostly by hand. In some countries this is still the case, although technology is finding its way into even the simplest of manufacturing operations. Although many of the products we buy today are mass-produced for a global consumer public, jewelry has not yet gone down that route entirely. Although large retail chains do have assembly line production facilities using high tech tools and equipment to make jewelry, there is still a large element of the industry that remains niche, and that continues to focus on bespoke jewelry for a discerning clientele. However, in operations both large and small, technology is changing the way jewelry is made. Let's look at some of the recent developments and tools employed in the jewelry manufacturing industry. 

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What We Should Learn From Diamond Auction Houses

Diamond auctions drive a lot of attention. When a diamond sells for a record price, it's not just the diamond industry talking about it. The general press tends to pay a lot of attention to these sales, fully exposing the public to the sale results. Beyond the attention, there is a lot we can learn from auction houses' selling methodology that we can apply to our day-to-day diamond selling. The auction model works not only for selling multi-million dollar stones: it's also a model we can use to get the wider public interested in investing in diamonds. 

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10 Tips to Take Better Care Of Your Diamonds - Part 2 of 2

Like any valuable asset, diamonds must be properly maintained in order for them to remain beautiful, and to keep their value. Failure to preserve your diamonds in the best possible condition could ultimately cause your diamond jewelry to depreciate over time. Here is part 2 (read here part 1) of the list showing the most important tips for keeping your jewelry looking its best over all the years that you choose to enjoy it. 

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10 Tips to Take Better Care Of Your Diamonds - Part 1 of 2

For many people, diamonds are amongst their most valuable assets. Whether part of an heirloom piece of jewelry, or held in a safety deposit box, diamonds are treasures. But like any valuable asset, such as a rare car or real estate, diamonds must be properly maintained in order for them to remain beautiful, and to keep their value. Failure to preserve your diamonds in the best possible condition could ultimately cause your diamond jewelry to depreciate over time. Let's take a look at some of the most important tips for keeping your jewelry looking its best over all the years that you choose to enjoy it.

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Support Services: Brokers

Since the early South African diamond rush of the 1870s, the role of De Beers, the market leader in rough diamond mining and sales, has changed dramatically. Going back to its early days, and continuing to the present, De Beers has utilized various brokerage firms to facilitate sales to diamond manufacturers, and to provide various other services. As the role of De Beers has changed, so has the role of the brokers, who serve both the miner and its customers. Let's take a look at the role of brokers, and how their services have evolved over the last 140 years. 

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