Bryan Boyne

Bryan Boyne

Bryan Boyne is a GIA Graduate Gemologist, AGS Registered Jeweler, and Vice President of Whiteflash Inc. His career in the diamond and jewelry business spans over 35 years.

His early work was in the area of colored gemstones gradually transitioning to diamonds where his primary focus is today. Along the way he has been involved in all major aspects of the jewelry industry from buying rough gems in exotic locations around the globe, to designing and manufacturing finished jewelry. In 1999 he was recruited by the first publicly traded company selling diamonds and jewelry online, Ashford.com, where he was Operations Manager of the Diamond Division. In 2003 Bryan built and operated his own fine jewelry e-commerce business, Gemdiamond.com, which was acquired by Whiteflash in 2009. Today his primary duties revolve around education and communications for Whiteflash. He is also intimately involved in purchasing, sales and sales training, content creation, web development and company messaging.

After graduating from Rice University with a degree in Political Science and before entering the jewelry trade, Bryan played three years of professional baseball, hence his nickname “Texas Leaguer."



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Last 5 articles of this author

Tacori – An Iconic Modern American Designer

Tue, 16 Jan 2018

Tacori – An Iconic Modern American Designer

Tacori – An Iconic Modern American Designer

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.

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Designer Brand vs Custom Design

Thu, 05 Nov 2015

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”.

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

Tue, 20 Oct 2015

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

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AGS Laboratories – Diamond Cut Grading The Princess Cut

Wed, 27 Aug 2014

*The following article provides an overview of the American Gem Society Laboratories approach to cut grading of princess diamonds, and was written in collaboration with the AGSL. Special thanks to Peter Yantzer in providing information and insight, Rachel Stark for providing graphics, and to Alethea Inns and Jason Quick for their encouragement and support.

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Designer Engagement Rings

Tue, 24 Sep 2013

The business model of most top designers is to distribute their product through a network of authorized resellers. The top designers have strict requirements for the retailers who are representing them. To qualify to carry a top brand a retailer must meet certain criteria for financial strength, credit worthiness, and normally must place a substantial opening order and maintain a healthy sales volume over time. The retailer must have a strong reputation for customer service and a suitable physical location where customers can see the line. Retailers are also often required to participate in certain advertising campaigns to help drive new business. (Retailers are also usually given allowances in the form of credits for other advertising they might do related specifically to the brand).

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