Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

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Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

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There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

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New AI-based technology Ringo to help buyers select their diamonds online

23 january 2019

Diamond Pro has announced the launch of its new one-of-a-kind tool, Ringo, which helps buyers set their mind when choosing a diamond online, comparing the parameters of hundreds of diamonds, said the company. 
Ringo is a AI based tool which carries out a complete analysis of diamonds comparing them basing on the clients’ preferences and budget. 


            Image credit: Diamond Pro  

A buyer only needs to choose the parameters of a search such as shape, setting, metal and budget and Ringo starts its search for a diamond exclusively from a James Allen online store, providing data about the stone’s clarity, colour and fluorescence. 
However, the novelty is that the AI tool indicated the clarity of the stone in percent - AI technology can spot inclusions – a particle or flaw visible to the naked eye. Ringo’s AI model is trained to use human-like visual perception to determine if each diamond is eye-clean, once the diamond is placed in a ring setting of the buyer’s choice.
The project was developed by Michael Fried, a leading diamond manufacturer with long experience in diamond industry. 

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg