The Diamond Blog

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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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May 2018

SPECTRUM – Diamond Industry News #22

If you’re new to our SPECTRUM series, welcome aboard! Every now and again, we bring you a roundup of the latest diamond industry news, and we publish it here at The Diamond Blog. Whether it’s a diamond retail trend making waves, a scientific discovery about diamonds, or an insider view of the industry, we scour […]

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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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April 2018

Which Diamond? How the Diamond Buyer Decides

There are millions of polished diamonds in the world. Yet at the end of the day, each diamond buyer will eventually find the diamond that is just right for them. If you think about it for a moment, it’s almost like choosing a romantic partner. Given the sentimental association between love and diamonds, it’s a […]

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April 2018

How Diamonds Can Change the World – and Not Just Your Marital Status

Recently, diamonds have been a hot topic in science news. Every week, it seems that there is yet another scientific breakthrough showing how diamonds are much more than just a beautiful gemstone. From medicine to deep space and deep earth, diamonds are proving their worth as a powerful agent for change in civilization. From the […]

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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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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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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

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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March 2018
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SPECTRUM – Voices from the Diamond Industry #21

Welcome back to the Diamond Blog! We’ve been on a bit of a hiatus recently as we focused on creating our new website for the Sarine Technology Lab, the world’s first AI-based automated diamond grading lab. Now, we’re getting back to delivering up-to-date news and perspectives from the diamond industry, and we thought we’d re-start […]