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Vallabhbhai Shamjibhai Patel tells about the ongoing construction of the Surat Diamond Bourse

The under-construction Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB) is India's second diamond trading hub based at Surat, Gujarat, spread across 35.54 acres with more than 4,000 offices for national & international traders. On the onset, the project which...

18 june 2018

The strategy of regulating the Russian jewellery industry

At the General Meeting of the Russian Jewellers Guild Association held in April, two principally important documents were adopted: The Strategy of Regulating the Jewellery Industry of Russia and The Charter of a Good Faith Taxpayer. Besides, the issues...

13 june 2018

Our first priority is to better understand artisanal and small-scale mining - Elodie Daguzan

The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), the organization dealing with the traditional diamond mining, recently announced the appointment of Élodie Daguzan as its first Goodwill Ambassador. Ms. Daguzan, who currently works as head of communication...

04 june 2018

Zimnisky on De Beers’ Lightbox: It’s a strategic, bold move that will benefit the entire natural diamond industry

De Beers shocked all and sundry end of May when it announced the launch of a new company called Lightbox Jewelry, which will market a new brand of laboratory-grown diamond jewellery in September. This effectively meant that the group had departed from...

01 june 2018

Tracking the provenance and lifecycle of a product is a natural and necessary evolution in our industry

A senior executive with a demonstrated history of working globally at management and board levels, Marcus ter Haar has been the Managing Director at Okavango Diamond Company (ODC), Botswana for about 10 months now, prior to which he held the...

28 may 2018

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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