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EGL Laboratory Grading Report Bans: News Roundup

Mon, 22 Sep 2014
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By Erika Winters

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Over the last two weeks, two diamond trading networks have banned grading reports from the European Gemological Laboratories (EGL). The RapNet Diamond Trading Network will no longer list grading reports from any EGL branch effective October 1st. And as of September 17th, the Polygon diamond trading network delisted all EGL International grading reports and restricted the sale of diamonds with those reports on its buy/sell channels.

Why have the EGL reports been banned from these major trading networks?

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Jewel of the Week - Little h Geode Souffle Pearl and Sapphire Earrings

Fri, 19 Sep 2014
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By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

This week's featured jewel showcases innovative use of pearls! Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling and Pearls forums!



Little h Geode Souffle Pearl and Sapphire Earrings - Image by bsomlo

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Keeping Up with Engagement Ring Selfies • Poll: Do You?

Wed, 17 Sep 2014
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By Erika Winters

Image: Instagram - Kim Kardashian's engagement ring
An engagement ring selfie with icon Elizabeth Taylor - Image: @KimKardashian on Instagram

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$4 Million "Purple Orchid" Diamond Debuts at Hong Kong Jewelry Show

Mon, 15 Sep 2014
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By Erika Winters

Leibish & Co. • Purple Orchid diamond
Leibish & Co. is presenting the Purple Orchid diamond at the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair

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Jewel(s) of the Week - Love Times Two: Hers and Hers Engagement Rings

Fri, 12 Sep 2014
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By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

This week we are celebrating the engagement of two women with stunning, classic matching engagement rings! Thanks everyone for sharing your lovely jewelry and stories on our Show Me the Bling forum!


Hers and Hers Diamond Engagement Rings - Image by HappyNewLife

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Poll: Would You Buy an Apple Watch?

Thu, 11 Sep 2014
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By Erika Winters

Apple Watch

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First Collection of Argyle Diamonds Donated to the Smithsonian Institution

Wed, 10 Sep 2014
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Rough diamonds from Rio Tinto Argyle Mine donated to the Smithsonian Institution
Rio Tinto has donated 500 carats of Argyle rough diamonds to the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of Rio Tinto.

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ArtCarved Announces "Put a Ring On It" Contest

Mon, 08 Sep 2014
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By Erika Winters

ArtCarved 'Put a Ring On It' Contest

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Jewel of the Week - Padparadscha Sapphire Engagement Ring

Fri, 05 Sep 2014

By Erika Winters

Fabulous Jewelry Shared by Pricescope Members

Like a summer sunset, this week's featured jewel--an engagement ring set with a gorgeous padparadscha sapphire--stuns with beautiful color! Thanks everyone for sharing your gorgeous jewelry in the Show Me the Bling and Colored Stone forums!


Padparadscha Sapphire Engagement Ring • Image by saracen


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Retail Diamond Prices Edge Lower in August

Thu, 04 Sep 2014

By Erika Winters

Diamond Prices News Roundup - August 2014

Retail diamond prices fell slightly in August following decreases in July. Retail diamond price changes are based on Pricescope's database of over 450,000 diamonds from retail stores. Read more about diamond price changes below.


Pricescope Retail Diamond Prices Chart for August 2014


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