“How a gem expert wound up with a fake, and what you can learn from her experience.” By Susan M Neider, Barron’s Penta, May 21, 2011.
Understanding the Diamond Trade
By MICHAEL ALLEN from Wall Street Journal CAFUNFO, Angola—On paper, Angola is a poster child for the global effort to keep “blood diamonds” out of the world’s jewelry stores. International pressure helped end a vicious civil war a decade ago by strangling the ability of rebels to trade diamonds for weapons. Angola is now a …
De Beers, the world’s largest diamond producer, will reduce the amount of rough gems offered to customers by about 50 percent until April after U.S. retail sales slumped over Christmas.
Blood diamonds are synonymous with conflict diamonds. The term is designed to dramatically emphasize that behind the glamorous image of diamonds lies a web of corruption, influence peddling and brutality in some parts of the diamond-producing world.
When men began to increase in numbers on Earth and daughters were born onto them,2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of whom they chose.
A little over a year ago, Blue Nile stock peaked at $106.16. As of close of market today, the stock was at $22.90. What a difference a year makes! One might ask if the stock was over priced or the business model is unraveling, or is it just bad timing?
Is one brand of diamonds the best?
A crown and pavilion angle measurement trick.
Don’t get duped by these tricks, gimmicks, and scams.
Can the diamond industry regulate itself?