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Bricks & Mortar vs. E-commerce Jewelers?

First a brief disclaimer: This article was written by a retail jeweler operating from an e-commerce platform.  Summary:  For as long as diamonds have been popular, retail jewelry stores have functioned as the traditional distribution channel for bringing diamonds and jewelry to the masses.  With the adven...

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What is an Eye Clean Diamond?

There are several threads discussing the definition of “eye clean.”  On the surface, it seems like a fairly straightforward concept, but what constitutes eye clean varies for both consumers and vendors.  Rather than try to define the subjective, Pricescope has asked contributing vendors, appraisers, and experts to g...

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Beta Diamond Videos Made in a Prototype Light Box

As part of the development of Next Diamond™ and to provide a consistent method to display diamonds from afar, the Cut Group has been working on a lighting box, diamond movement system and camera set ups. We would like to receive your feedback and suggestions for improvements for a standardized lighting box. The m...

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Video Article: The Parts and Facets of a Diamond

In this video Jonathan from Good Old Gold explains the anatomy of a Diamond.Click Here to Discuss

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The Camera May Not Lie – But it Tells Different Truths

I have been in the jewelry business since 1970 when I bought my first gemstone for a girlfriend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Within days I was buying & selling gems and my lifelong love affair and study of gemology was started. I graduated from the Gemological Institute of America in 1975, and have been a proud me...

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Laboratory Cut Grades: What the report doesn’t show

What the report doesn’t show To the naked eye a D Flawless diamond can appear identical to an F VS diamond if each has been cut the same way.  Alternately, less than one degree of variation in two diamonds’ facet measurements can make a noticeable difference in appearance - yet both could be issued the same cut gra...

Laboratory Cut Grades: What the report doesn’t show VIEW POST

60/60 or ideal cut. How do you know what to choose?

Recently, I had the opportunity to examine two very similar diamonds, one cut to near Tolkowsky ideal AGS0 specifications and one cut to near what dealers refer to as 60/60 make. 60/60 refers to 60% table, 60% depth. Diamond dealers would consider both of these cut styles as very good cutting, but the ideal spec sto...

60/60 or ideal cut. How do you know what to choose? VIEW POST

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