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BREAKING DIAMONDS

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Polished rounded rough

Diamonds are the hardest. Yet …The reality is not ‘Diamond’, but diamonds - crystals with subtle structure felt during cutting. Often enough the effect of subtle structure is not subtle at all. We have stories to tell

Tacori – An Iconic Modern American Designer

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The most recognizable and arguably the top designer brand in the bridal space is Tacori. But Tacori is about more than just bridal. The ‘Tacori Girl’ can choose to build a jewelry collection that shares the unique style aesthetic of her engagement ring and wedding band. And for her significant other, gift giving becomes a simple matter of selecting the Tacori item most appropriate for the occasion and budget.

Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revisited

Nineteen years ago the Gemological Institute of America, (GIA), published the results of a human experiment in the observation of diamonds with various amounts of blue fluorescence. The article was entitled “A Contribution to Understanding the Effect of Blue Fluorescence on the Appearance of Diamonds”. An introductory editorial indicated that this study “should bring into question the trade’s lower “bid” prices for moderate to highly fluorescent diamonds in the better colors”.

Designer Brand vs Custom Design

This article discusses some of the issues and considerations involved in deciding what approach to take for those who don’t want something “off the shelf”.

Gravity Light – A Brilliant Solution for millions of people off the grid

We thought the pricescope community would be interested in learning about a brilliant initiative that will have impacts in communities in diamond mining areas as well as communities all over the world. When we sent a message to the Diamond Development Initiative recommending that this product might be synergistic for them, we received a very nice reply from Dorothée Gizenga, Executive Director of DDI saying “We believe there is merit in the initiative ‘gravity light’ and we need to discuss internally how best to approach this in our work.” You might say that it is a story about a different kind of light performance