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New Industry Standard

We identify three primary visual characteristics of fancy color diamonds:  Inner-Grade, Color Dispersion, and Undertone (IDU). We use grades 1, 2, 3, and 4. Grade 1 being the lowest quality grade and Grade 4+ is the highest possible grade, granted in rare cases and denotes stones with exceptional quality characteristics. Inner-Grade refers to the strength […]
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END CLIENTS BEFORE WHOLESALE – The Alrosa New Strategy

Investment banks serving as a link in the diamond trade-chain between a diamond wholesale source and private clients is not a new practice. However, connecting a mining company directly to private clients has never been done before. Alrosa recently forged a groundbreaking partnership with an investment bank ###truncate### to develop a new platform to benefit […]
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8 Things Your Client Needs to Know Before Buying a Fancy Color Diamond

Don’t Do 1. Don’t put too much emphasis on Polish, Symmetry and Clarity. These parameters were made first and foremost for colorless diamonds. The value of a fancy color diamond is determined above all by its beauty, quality of color and rarity. Color retention is a top priority when polishing a Fancy Color Diamond while […]
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My Fancy Color Diamond of the Decade

Ephraim Zion, Dehres “One of the most beautiful diamonds that I’ve seen during the last decade is a 1.10 ct cushion fancy vivid green, with the deepest and rarest color. The most obvious characteristic of this colored diamond is its saturation and brightness. To find diamonds in such a unique and vibrant green color is […]
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A blocked Stone Report

A GIA report with a mixed format was sent to the FCRF by one of our members. We were asked to clarify this interesting grid, as the GIA doesn’t attach an explanation for these rarely seen reports.
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