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Diamonds along with gold do not belong to a brand

07 august 2009

Diamonds refer to few categories of goods which cannot be branded according to a statement by Antwerp World Diamond Centre experts.
Specialists spoke to Rough&Polished reporter stressed that despite the presence of diamond types, processing techniques and pricing models variety, gems, along with gold, do not have any brand characteristics which might help to distinguish them from each other.
At present time diamond branding appears in the owner of a diamond at the moment. For example, if a diamond is owned by De Beers – this will be De Beers’s diamond while it remains being a diamond in general.
Experts note that diamonds could have got brands by the name of famous diamond cutters who had worked at them, however this is not practiced.
In this context Antwerp diamond dealers recommend incompetent buyers to ignore warranties given by some dishonest jewelry retailers claiming that a diamond may be so expensive because of its brand.
“One should remember that diamonds are not branded unless gems are endowed with unique characteristics by nature,” – AWDC specialists claim.

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau from Antwerp