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De Beers speaks on demand for diamond jewellery, impact of India’s demonetisation policy on gems trade and synthetics’ threat or lack thereof

Global diamond giant, De Beers said that last year’s demand for diamond jewellery, across the key consumer markets, was broadly stable on 2015. Group head of media relations Lynette Gould told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the United States...

16 january 2017

We create jewelry that will remain after us

Jewelry holding Ringo, founded in 1993 in Ekaterinburg is one of the leaders in the Russian jewelry market, having an extensive customer base, a modern integrated manufacturing facility comprising all the cycles of jewelry making, from generating creative...

09 january 2017

Diamonds clad in tailor-made software

"Many passionate people believe in the future of the diamond sector but very few companies have the perception to invest in technology... have difficulty thinking or planning for long term,” feels Stephane Dujourdy, owner of an e-business company and...

04 january 2017

ALROSA is exploring Botswana for diamond deposits

Having 60 years of industrial diamond mining experience under its belt, ALROSA has long been successfully operating in several African countries, which are applying its expertise to a full extent. In 2012, the company formulated its Strategy for Developing...

26 december 2016

We are operating now in a more challenging geopolitical landscape

The world’s largest diamond hub in the City of Antwerp, tracing its origin as far back as the middle of the 15th century, came to its prominence soon after the Eureka Diamond, the first stone of this kind discovered in South Africa, caused a massive...

15 december 2016

AGS Launches Upgraded Visual Diamond Report

12 january 2017
The American Gem Society (AGS) introduced a tool that enables diamond suppliers and retailers to show a stone’s specifications in an interactive electronic format.
The so-called ‘Only My Diamond’ platform, an upgrade to the AGS Diamond Quality report, allows an enhanced set of visuals and descriptive explanations to be presented to customers in a “unique” way.
The new report includes a downloadable PDF that describes the quality specifications and a video of the stone. It also presents images and graphs, including an Angular Spectrum Evaluation Tool image showing a pattern of light reflecting from a diamond.
There is a “need for a service like this in the diamond industry, especially one backed by the AGS Laboratories brand,” said Jason Quick, laboratory director at AGS Laboratories. The tool is an “extension of the AGS Laboratories mission of consumer protection” given that it “informs the consumer in a way that is interactive and engaging,” he said.

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