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Pear Shape Diamonds - The Tear Drop That Doesn't Make You Cry

Pear Shape Diamonds - The Tear Drop That Doesn't Make You Cry

When considering diamond shapes, Pear-shaped goods are quite a popular shape in the Far East, but one of the least popular diamond shapes in the US consumer market. That is unfortunate because they are one of the best-looking diamond shapes, and they provide a surprisingly good value. 

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More of the same

More of the same

"More of the same" continues to be the dominant sentiment of the diamond industry with the “wait and see” and "play it as it goes" emerging as the prevailing attitudes. This is not by choice.

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Knowing Your Way Around Round Diamonds

Knowing Your Way Around Round Diamonds

Round diamonds are the most common and sought-after diamond shape in the world. Last week we stated that diamonds are polished into a variety of shapes and that the choice of shape is mostly one of taste, best use of the pre-polished rough diamond, and, occasionally, color. Historically, diamonds were polished only into rounds, and for good reason.

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1st Quarter of 2015 in Review

1st Quarter of 2015 in Review

Dark Clouds Overhead

All large sales periods – the November-December holiday season, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, Hong Kong and Basel trade shows – were disappointing to diamond traders. Worse, looking forward, sales projections by chain stores in the US, Hong Kong and China are poor. Most are reluctant to replenish their inventories and are adopting a “playing it as it goes” policy.

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Shaping Up Nicely

Shaping Up Nicely

Crystal Clear – Shape (general)

Diamonds are polished into a variety of shapes. The choice of shape is mostly one of taste, best use of the pre-polished rough diamond, and, at times, color. Most call a diamond's shape "cut." However, since January 2006, the term “cut” has referred to the proportions of the diamond, its Cut Grade, and the term ”shape” has since been the term for the form or contour of diamonds.

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