Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has responded to Russia’s invasion of his country by giving talks around the world to rally support to the Ukrainian cause. On Thursday he addressed Belgium’s parliament and declared that “peace is worth more than diamonds”. He was referring to Antwerp’s gem industry, which has continued to source diamonds from Russia.… Read More »
It always blows our mind when a company sends in a shipment of overstock jewelry with the largest diamonds taken out but the majority of the other, smaller diamonds are left in. We make a phone call, to ask if the customer would like us to process their stones. Many times they say “no thanks,… Read More »
Whether you are new to the diamond trade or are becoming more experienced with diamond sales, you may be somewhat curious about just how diamonds are priced. You probably know about the four Cs — cut, clarity, color and carat — which are the basic factors that determine pricing. What do these terms actually mean,… Read More »
I just read an interesting article about internet searches for engagement rings and I thought I would share. We don’t see too many rings like this come through the refinery. I would say these are the type of heirlooms that are passed from one generation to the next.
Recently we have had an influx of synthetic stones coming into our lab for stone removal. The challenge is properly identifying these stones.