Tag: Diamond Trade

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February 2019

The History and Future of Lab Grown Diamonds

In 2015, photographer Dillon Marsh undertook a fascinating project to demonstrate visually just how much natural diamond has been extracted from a diamond mine during its entire lifetime. In one dramatic example, a photo of the Kimberley mine in South Africa – also known as the “Big Hole” – is juxtaposed with a CGI rendered […]

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17
January 2019

The Importance of Diamond Provenance in a Data-Driven Age

In breaking the frontiers of the diamond industry, from manufacturing to retail, technology must strive to reach beyond what it can do today, to the potential of what it can achieve tomorrow. At the same time, technological development that brings true change must be in lock-step with the state of the industry at the current […]

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01
January 2019

SPECTRUM – Diamond Industry News #27

Welcome to 2019, and to the first edition of our SPECTRUM diamond news and trends roundup for the new year. In this edition, we’re going take a look back over the past year, with a Forbes overview of the most popular jewelry trends in 2018. The year ended off with a bang, with the biggest […]

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13
November 2018

10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Diamonds

What are the words that come to mind when you think of diamonds? Sparkle, romance, engagement, Marilyn Monroe, Tiffany, forever… But there’s much more to diamonds than weddings and pop culture. Diamonds are a wearable gemstone with a long history. From ancient times till today, myths abound about the power and value of diamonds. Of course, […]

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November 2018

SPECTRUM – Diamond Industry News #26

It’s Spectrum time again, all the latest diamond industry news and trends from the world of diamonds, jewelry and technology. This edition, we’ve got a world-record-breaking diamond, the best Instagram jewelry accounts according to the New York Times, and a very unexpected use for diamond dust. Plus, see what happens when Apple’s chief designer takes […]

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09
October 2018

SPECTRUM – Diamond Industry News #25

Not a month goes by without diamond industry news that involves the new trend of lab grown diamonds. In this month’s SPECTRUM, read an original take on De Beers’ move to lab grown, in an article featured on Quartzy. We’re also going big on the bling with a tweet from CNN about the world’s most […]

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28
August 2018

Rough Planning and the Retail Diamond Market: A Changing Relationship

Every rough diamond contains a world of possibilities. There are many ways that a rough diamond can be cut and polished to create saleable, profitable diamonds. Over the past few decades, there has been a revolution in the way that rough diamonds are planned, due to the development of optics technologies that provide accurate internal […]

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14
August 2018

SPECTRUM – Diamond Industry News #24

This edition of Spectrum diamond news and trends is a fascinating roundup that takes us deep into the debate about lab grown and mined diamonds, then 750 kilometers beneath the earth to where blue diamonds form. From there we travel into the minds of millennial consumers, with a recent study about their jewelry buying habits. […]

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July 2018

Diamond Manufacturing in China: Sarine Galaxy®Lab Opens in Guangzhou City

China is the world’s fastest growing diamond market. Retail sales of jewelry, gold and silver increased 6% year on year, to just over $3 billion this year, as reported by the Chinese Statistics Bureau. The province of Guangdong, and specifically Guangzhou City, are a locus of this booming activity. Guangdong: The Heart of Diamond Manufacturing […]

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May 2018

Blockchain in the Diamond Industry: A Primer for Beginners

The diamond industry has been chattering about blockchain for some years now. In fact, the Everledger company, one of the first to focus on diamonds in the blockchain, was founded back in 2015. It has already tracked 2 million diamonds. Recently however, concrete steps have been taken to start using blockchain diamonds in practice on […]

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