Standardization of Diamond Grading

What it means to the trade Why it is beneficial to the trade and the consumer For as long time, 1967 to be more exact, I entered the family jewelry business. Since then I have been exposed to diamond trading, grading wholesaling and retailing. From cutter, to dealer, to retailer and to the consumer, the […]

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An Infinity diamond… the best there is?

Why doesn’t everyone buy “the best”? It depends on a personal preference about what is the best. Is a Rolls Royce the best car for everyone? Is a Ferrari the best car, or might it be a Mercedes Benz AMG 63, or a Subaru BRZ? “The best” is as poorly defined as “the most beautiful”, […]

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Thin is In: A Vendor’s Dilemma

The thin jewelry trend Fashion is often influenced by the cost of production. With precious metal prices rising to record levels we have seen fashion take to a course where thinner and lighter is “fashionable”. It certainly is logical, but it is my belief we have reached and likely have passed beyond a reasonable limit […]

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