General Updates And News

41 Industry Experts Reveal Factors On How They Choose And Buy Diamonds For Themselves

For many diamond shoppers, buying a diamond ring can be one of the most confusing and intimidating experience as a consumer. Why is that so? Well, diamonds are expensive purchases and involve careful consideration of various factors like budget, setting design and the 4Cs (just to name a few).

Almost every day, I get emails from consumers seeking help and advice on their purchase. The majority of the questions usually revolve around the 4Cs and a second opinion about their diamond choices. And then it got me thinking…

Will someone with gemological knowledge or experience in the diamond business make their buying choices differently from the general public? (more…)

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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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Singapore Jewellery And Gem Fair Review

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In the dynamic world of jewelry trade fairs, businesses must stay ahead of the game and adapt to emerging trends. One such event that has garnered significant attention is the annual Singapore Jewellery And Gem Fair held at the prestigious Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center. With more than 280 participants from 28 countries showcasing over US$1 billion worth of precious gemstones and jewelry, this fair has become the epicenter of the industry. In today’s blog post, I will not only share my personal experiences at the event but also provide insights into the evolving landscape of product-led SEO for jewelry businesses. It is better to understand product-led SEO to attract the right audience and drive online visibility since it is essential in a highly competitive market like the jewelry industry. So, let’s dive into the glitz and glamour of the fair while unraveling the nuances of product-led SEO.

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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