This is Part 4; the final installment of my Hong Kong travels and GIA’s on-campus diamond grading course.
As the saying goes “All work and no play makes Paul a dull boy”. A trip to Hong Kong isn’t complete without visiting the attractions it had to offer. Here are the highlights of the places I had been during my stay.
Getting around the city center in electric trams is easy and convenient.
Without fail, almost every tourist to Hong Kong will undertake a day trip to Lantau Island to explore some of the famous landmarks there. Interestingly, the world’s longest cable car ride is also located there at Lantau Island, Ngong Ping. From the base station, the length of the cable car ride is an astounding 5km ride towards the peak of the mountain. (more…)Click here to read the full article...
Leopards and diamonds? What has a big predatory cat got to do with diamonds? Nope, we are not talking about Cartier and their recent marketing campaigns. While doing a search on the behalf of one of our readers, I came across something really interesting at James Allen today.
Click this link to take a look at what I found:
It’s been a while since the blog was updated. As you can see, much has happened at Beyond4Cs.com since the last post in January. I was kept busy in revamping the website for a new face lift for the earlier part of this year.
And during the month of February, I flew over to Hong Kong to complete a lab grading module for GIA’s diamond graduate program.
While I was in Hong Kong, I took the liberty to explore major retail areas and experience jewelry shopping in this emerging Chinese market. Besides attending the GIA course, my other objective was to pay a visit to my older brother who had been based there for work. (more…)Click here to read the full article...
There are a few recurring debates related to the pricing of diamonds and I want to address them in this article. First of all, the main influence on the pricing mechanism of diamonds is obviously the Rapaport Diamond Report.
However, there are a number of other factors that affect diamond prices and the speculation of current prices – and these are going to be with us in the future too.
Let us take a look at the major topics that are relevant to how the diamond market is going to evolve and the trends we would expect to see in near future. (more…)Click here to read the full article...