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What users see when they log into Only My Diamond, starting from top left: the downloadable PDF of the DQD, the video of the diamond, the Optical Precision Map, the clarity plot, the proprietary light performance diamond quality graph, the close-up of the diamond laser inscription, and the four Cs descriptor.
Only My Diamond comes with the Diamond Quality Document and is an interactive way to “bring the grading report to life.”
Diamond dealers are echoing the same sentiment expressed by jewelers--they gotta feeling that this year is going to be a good, good year.
Qualified candidates can apply for the research fellowships at the Gemological Institute of America’s Carlsbad and New York campuses.
Ashok Sancheti of Pioneer Gems and Rakesh Barmecha of Niru NY Ltd. were re-elected as president and vice president, respectively.
Gemfields just held a ruby auction in Singapore. The event was supposed to include emeralds as well but the colored gemstone miner pushed back that portion of the sale in deference to Indian traders impacted by their country’s demonetization program.
The colored stone miner’s first auction of fiscal 2017 was 80 percent sold by volume and 85 percent by value.
At 1,109 carats, the Lesedi la Rona is the second largest rough diamond ever discovered, smaller only than the Cullinan Diamond dug up in 1905, which weighed in at 3,016 carats.
The Lesedi la Rona, which failed to sell last summer, likely will be offered via a sealed bid tender in 2017.
Alrosa experienced a similar spike despite the negative impact India’s demonetization program has had on demand for lower-end rough diamonds.
Scheduled for February, the diamond trading event will host Alrosa President Andrey Zharkov as its guest of honor.
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