Category: General

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May 2018

Mother’s Day Wrap Up – Do Moms Really Want Diamond Jewelry?

This week, most countries around the world celebrated Mother’s Day, the traditional day of appreciation for moms (and mums). Like many holidays, such as Valentine’s Day and Christmas, Mother’s Day has turned into a highly commercialized celebration, a busy time for retailers of flowers, chocolates, and of course, jewelry. In fact, this year, the forecast […]

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08
May 2018

New Software Version Release: Advisor® 7.5, the Leader in Rough Planning

Last year, we announced the release of Advisor® 7.0, the latest version of the world’s leading Advisor rough planning software. Advisor is used globally by diamond planners and manufacturers to achieve the best possible polished yield from rough diamonds. Advisor 7.0 included some groundbreaking new features, such as CAP, Customized Automated Planning, which enables planners […]

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24
April 2018

Guide to Fancy Color Diamonds

Following on from our recent Guide to the 4Cs post, we’re going to take a dive into the beautiful world of fancy color diamonds. Diamonds are usually thought of as the crystal clear, white sparkling gemstone so closely associated with love and commitment. But diamonds occur naturally in an entire rainbow of colors. Before we […]

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03
April 2018

4 Diamond Engagement Ring Trends that Will Surprise You

Diamonds have long been associated with engagement and marriage – but perhaps not as long as you think. The diamond engagement ring is in fact a modern, specifically western phenomenon. Diamond rings were first linked to marriage only in the late 1930s, when De Beers hired the NW Ayer advertising agency to convince young women […]

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20
March 2018
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How Artificial Intelligence Leads to Smarter Diamond Grading

Are you using artificial intelligence based technology? The chances are strong. According to one survey, 33% of consumers think they are using AI technology, but in fact 77% are. Whether you know it or not, artificial intelligence is the latest technological revolution sweeping through modern life. AI, or machine learning, is now being implemented in […]

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March 2018

Advanced 3D Modeling: A New Edge in Rough Planning

The first step in automated planning of rough diamonds is accurate 3D modelling of the rough diamond surface. Rough diamonds have a complex texture that includes convex and concave surfaces, and are difficult to model accurately. Current technologies for modeling the rough diamond surface are limited in terms of accuracy. They do not necessarily pick […]

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02
October 2017
Rough diamond planning

Cloud Planning: Make Your Rough Planning Up to 10 Times Faster

Planning rough diamonds with Advisor™ software is a complex process that uses loads of computer processing power. Today, with Galaxy™ inclusion mapping technology, the number of rough polishing plans created by Advisor is essentially infinite. With various advanced options to choose from, such as triple planning, Best Value™, CAP and more, the rough planning software […]

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13
March 2018

What is the Diamond Journey? The 4 Stages from Rough to Polished

There’s a new trend in the diamond industry that you may have heard about. It’s called the ‘Diamond Journey’. It’s the story of the way a rough diamond is transformed to a polished diamond, which now waits patiently in the jewelry store display for its destined owner. Sounds romantic, right? And it is. Every natural […]

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13
August 2017

Tension Viewer: Reducing the Risks of Rough Diamond Sawing

In addition to all types of inclusions and flaws, rough diamonds have internal tension or stress that occurs naturally as part of their structure. Developed over millions of years during the diamond’s unique formation process, the level and location of tension within a rough diamond varies from stone to stone. When cutting a rough diamond […]

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