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The Scintillating Fire of the Kotlar Cushion Diamond Cut

The Scintillating Fire of the Kotlar Cushion Diamond Cut

The Kotlar Cushion Diamond Cut is considered the ultimate in diamond jewelry cuts for its sparkling perfection. The diamond has long been a symbol of desire and romance. The Kotlar Cushion with its unique faceting pattern is the finest in the world for its exquisite proportions and appeal to diamond lovers. Source: http://www.solomonbrothers.com/designer_harry_kotlar The cushion […]

8 Famous Pink Diamonds Through Time

8 Famous Pink Diamonds Through Time

Diamonds go far beyond basic white; you can find natural diamonds that are blue, red, yellow, green, and many more beautiful colors. But one of the most desirable– and rare– colors is pink. Here, we look at a few of the most famous pink diamonds. Darya-i-Nur The pale pink Darya-i-Nur, which means “Ocean of Light” […]

The Eighty-Eight Diamond Cut by Finesse of New York

The Eighty-Eight Diamond Cut by Finesse of New York

The Eighty-Eight Diamond Cut is a proprietary or patented diamond cut registered in the U.S. Trademark Office owned by Finesse Diamonds of New York. The patented brand name is 88cut and the description is 88-facet octagonal, also referenced as “the 88 cut, 2004” and “the Eighty-Eight.” The patented 8-sided cut is featured in many Diamond […]

What Happened During Debeers “A Diamond is Forever” Marketing Campaign

What Happened During Debeers “A Diamond is Forever” Marketing Campaign

For young women today, receiving a diamond ring with a proposal is an important, even expected, tradition. The ring symbolizes love and commitment, the beginning of a life together. Their mother received a diamond engagement ring, and their grandmother, and so on down the line. It is the universal symbol of love, and has been […]

The Value of Loose Diamonds as an Investment

The Value of Loose Diamonds as an Investment

Diamonds are often discredited as an investment instrument. Take a closer look at those who are rejecting the concept of buying loose diamonds as an investment and you will see that almost all of them have no prior experience – or have tried and failed – in investing in diamonds. Investing in loose diamonds is […]

How Consumers Can Stop the Blood Diamonds Trade

How Consumers Can Stop the Blood Diamonds Trade

If concerned about the blood diamond trade, it can be tempting to avoid a diamond purchase altogether. The unfortunate truth is, it can be very difficult to find a stone that is guaranteed to be conflict-free. As a consumer there are steps you can take to ensure you are making an ethical purchase, and over […]

How to Sell a Fancy Colored Diamond

How to Sell a Fancy Colored Diamond

Not everyone knows that colored diamonds exist, and many who do don’t realize purchasing one is even a viable option when looking for the perfect stone. When trying to sell a fancy colored diamond, there are a few techniques you can use to make a case for these stones. Educate yourself This may seem obvious, […]

What are Conflict Diamonds and What is the Kimberley Process

What are Conflict Diamonds and What is the Kimberley Process

Conflict diamonds, or blood diamonds, are diamonds sold to fund armed conflict or a civil war. They are mined in a war zone, and the profits are used to finance an insurgency, warlords, rebel groups, or terrorists. Not only are these diamonds being used to fund wars, but the people working in the trade are […]

May 2013 Diamond Price List is Online for Rounds and Fancy Shapes!

May 2013 Diamond Price List is Online for Rounds and Fancy Shapes!

May 2013 Price List is Available! This month we expect diamond prices to be stable. Spring time is here and summer is approaching. It is definitely peak wedding season right now as a few friends of mine in the bridal alteration industry have mentioned they are exceptionally booked! We expect that the price shifts in diamonds will be […]

Hearts and Arrows Diamonds: Advantages and Disadvantages

Hearts and Arrows Diamonds: Advantages and Disadvantages

Hearts and arrows diamonds are extremely beautiful and exquisitely-cut stones. When observed under a special viewer, the bottom side, or “pavilion” will show eight perfectly symmetrical hearts, and the top, or “crown” will show eight symmetrical arrows. They were first discovered in Japan in the late 1980’s, when Takanori Tamura noticed the pattern, then investigated […]