Tag: Rough Planning

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December 2018

How Diamonds Are Produced

After the long natural formation process deep in the earth, the diamond is extracted from the mine in its rough, raw state, and begins on its next journey – to become a polished diamond.   From mine, to jewelry store, to the engagement ring finger of its eventual owner – every diamond undergoes a long […]

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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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31
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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29
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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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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03
October 2017

Will Technology Ever Replace Gemologists?

Since the Industrial Revolution era, there’s been a symbiosis, but also a conflict, between man and machine in the workplace. There are so many hotly debated questions. Do machines really improve working conditions? Or do they make people second fiddle? Will technology force people out of the workplace? For the diamond industry, can technology ever […]

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