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GIA’s New Report Format And Diamond Certificate Layout

Starting from January 1st 2014, GIA will begin issuing reports for their services in a new format. I have to tell you I saw this coming when I first noticed GIA completely revamped their website in mid-2013. It seems like GIA finally decided to give their image a make-over in order to keep up with times.

Did many of you also noticed that the corporate colors for their website design had shifted primarily from blue towards a much more neutral appearance using colors like grey and white? Yep, that was a clear signal change was coming.

With the revamp, the GIA website also took on a modern outlook which utilizes a flat design concept. (more…)

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How to Take Photographs of Your Diamond Engagement Ring

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Photograph of diamond ring captured without professional or expensive gear.

Getting great looking jewelry photography can be tricky to capture.

Most people don’t realize a lot of expertise has to go into creating the stunning pictures you see in splash pages and magazines. That’s the reason why jewelry companies often employ people with specialized skill-sets and invest in high-end equipment to create professional images of their products.

That said, don’t let this scare you into thinking you can’t take decent photographs even with simple tools. If you had just received your ring and want to share pictures of it with everybody online, you are at the right place.

This article will show you insights on how to photograph your diamond ring using basic point-and-shoot cameras and mobile devices. By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to capture decent pictures you can proudly share on social networks.

Here are a list of topics we will be covering:

Always Use the Macro Mode For Best Results
Taking Images of Diamond Rings With Mobile Devices
Quality of Images is Dependent on Various Factors
Keep Your Hands And the Object as Stationary As Possible
Try Not to Use Any Zoom Functions
Quick Recap And Remember, Practice Makes Perfect!

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Singapore Jewellery And Gem Fair Review

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Did you know that one of Singapore’s largest jewelry trade fair usually take place in the month of October at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center? Organized by UBM Asia, a total of more than US$1 billion worth of precious gemstones and jewelry went on display this year.

In this 4 day event, more than 280 participants from 28 countries around the world took part in the fair, making the Singapore Jewellery And Gem Fair the biggest jewelry event to be held here locally.

In today’s blog post, I’ll share some of my personal experiences at the event. And for people who are shopping for engagement rings, I will also reveal insights to shopping for diamonds and whether you should make a purchase there… (more…)

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The L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace & Singapore JewelFest

The month of October is truly an exciting period of time for Singapore’s jewelry industry. If you haven’t heard of the news yet, the world’s most valuable necklace (Guinness World Records 2013) is on sale at the Singapore Jewel Fest 2013.

Created by US based international jeweler Mouawad, the L’Incomparable necklace is a masterpiece of art and exquisiteness. The center stone is the world’s largest internally flawless diamond at 407.48 carats. To put the size into perspective, this natural fancy deep yellow shield step-cut diamond is like the size of an egg.  (more…)

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10 Minutes of Work at the Crater of Diamond State Park

Mining for diamonds is probably a farfetched thought for most people. When it comes to diamond extraction, most of us probably associate miners with images of hot, sweaty men standing along the river banks of Africa under heavily guarded compounds.

Well, that kind of stereotype thinking is only true in certain parts of the world. In fact, the majority of modern mining is performed with sophisticated machinery and equipment. Now, did you know that you can actually try your hand in “diamond hunting” at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamond State Park?

That’s exactly what Michal Dettlaff and his family did when they visited the Arkansas’s famed state park while on a vacation. The 12 year old took a mere 10 minutes of ground searching when he discovered the honey brown rough lying in the surface of the soil.  (more…)

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