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Pre-Auction Analysis: June 08, 2022, Christie’s New York – Magnificent Jewels

Our Christie’s New York Pre-Auction Analysis focuses on elements that aren’t visible to the untrained eye. We describe important visual elements for those who cannot attend the preview. We discuss characteristics such as: Inner-Grade, Color Dispersion, and Undertone – collectively termed IDU. These visual assets are explained in detail at the bottom of this article. […]
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Pre-Auction Analysis: May 25, 2022, Christie’s Hong Kong – Magnificent Jewels

Our Christie’s Hong Kong Pre-Auction Analysis focuses on elements that aren’t visible to the untrained eye. We describe important visual elements for those who cannot attend the preview. We discuss characteristics such as: Inner-Grade, Color Dispersion, and Undertone – collectively termed IDU. These visual assets are explained in detail at the bottom of this article. […]
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Pre-Auction Analysis: April 29, 2022, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels

As most of the industry has been unable to travel during this challenging period, this Auction Analysis could help those who would like to bid without physically inspecting the goods.                                                  Our Sotheby’s Hong Kong Pre-Auction Analysis focuses on elements that aren’t visible to the untrained eye. We will describe the important visual elements for those […]
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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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