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All You Need to Know About Diamond Fluorescence

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By Yingjia Puk   You may have come across the term “fluorescence” on a diamond grading report, or have heard the term used by jewelers and retailers. But what does it mean to have your diamond fluoresce, is it good or bad, and what impact does it have on the beauty and value of your […]

What’s My Jewelry Worth?

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It’s a fact of life that when you drive a new car off the lot, it loses around 40% of its value. You still insure it for its full purchase price, of course. But you know if you were to sell your car, you wouldn’t expect to receive the full insured value. The value of […]

Diamond Market Trends For 2018

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Each year, strategy consulting firm Bain & Company conducts a study to check the diamond market’s pulse. This year’s seventh annual report highlights current attitudes and behaviors associated with buying and selling diamonds, with a strong focus on developments in the diamond value chain. This year’s study also examines factors that influence rough diamond production […]

Carat Weight vs. Total Carat Weight

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There are many factors that go into the appraisal of a diamond ring, and with the countless designs that pervade the market, it becomes necessary to evaluate each ring individually. Some have intricate filigree or an antique setting that can make grading a complicated process. Others are encrusted in diamonds that are each a fraction […]

How to Read A GIA Grading Report

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By Yingjia Puk, Worthy Gemologist   When it comes to diamonds, individual characteristics play a huge role in the uniqueness and value of the stone. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) –one of the world’s foremost authorities in gem grading– developed the 4Cs (color, clarity, cut, and carat weight) of diamond grading, now widely recognized […]