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Opinion - Making the Grade

Opinion - Making the Grade

Most people call a diamond's shape "cut." Since January 2006, however, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) started using the term to refer to the quality of a round polished diamond's workmanship, known as Cut Grade.

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Market Update: New Year's hangover

Evidently, the diamond industry’s mood depends now on the next trade event. With the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day behind us, the focus now shifts to the upcoming Hong Kong and Basel trade shows.

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Opinion - Its crystal clear that value rises with weight (but not linearly)

The previous article highlighted the importance of irregularities and how they impact the value of a diamond. Irregularities, together with carat, clarity and color, are the basic components that determine a diamond’s value.

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Market Update - A State of Confusion

In last week’s Market Update, it was suggested, “It’s never a good sign when ‘slow’ becomes a buzzword.” Is it any better when the buzzword is “confusion”?

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Opinion - Today’s diamond buying public needs clarity on pricing that is Crystal Clear

I have what I like to call a philosophy about diamonds and I’ve named it the Crystal Clear philosophy. At the heart of Crystal Clear lies a deep conviction that what today’s diamond buying public most needs is clarity about what they are buying and what they are paying for, when purchasing diamonds. 

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