Research & Insights

Research & Insights

The FCRF I.D.U Grading Standard

A fancy color diamond is the most precious stone unearthed in the world. Its endless visual appearances make it the most complex gem to evaluate and price in the luxury space. Today, the vast majority of fancy color diamonds are submitted to the GIA lab to obtain a report confirming their natural origin and gemological […]
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The Integral Role of Storytelling in Fancy Color Diamonds

To illustrate the importance of each element, we have utilized several studies on the subject and created a breakdown with percentages to underline each factor’s significance. The Essence of Brand Prestige: Crafting Legacies – 30%###truncate### The true essence of a luxury brand goes beyond its iconic logos and famous name; it’s deeply embedded in the […]
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Lab-Grown Diamonds – The Eco-Friendly Myth

When considering the purchase of a printed diamond, it’s important to remember these 5 points: #1 Historical Significance and Symbolism: Natural diamonds have long been symbols of success, status, and achievement, their allure stemming from the challenges of sourcing them from remote, untouched landscapes. ###truncate###Up until the early 20th century, people were willing to risk […]
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Laurelton tenders a collection of Fancy Color Diamond Melee

In an invitation-only presentation that has garnered significant anticipation, Laurelton Diamonds Inc., recognized for its affiliation with the esteemed LVMH Group, is preparing to unveil a collection of high-quality natural fancy color diamond melee. This exceptional tender of fancy color melee is the first time it is being offered by Laurelton. The Laurelton Diamonds Inc. […]
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The Quiet Elegance of Wealth

As we navigate the currents of the modern era, an interesting evolution is taking place in the realm of wealth and affluence. The time-worn tradition of publicly parading one’s wealth is fading into the background, giving rise to a new phenomenon—the concept of ‘stealth wealth.’ At its heart, stealth wealth champions the virtues of privacy, […]
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One in 10,000??

The issue of Fancy Color Diamonds’ rarity has never really preoccupied the geological community. This may be because the industry relies on rough numbers, so it may not be necessary to chase down these elusive figures. Hypothetically speaking, to come up with a rarity estimate of fancy color rough diamonds, a ###truncate### centralized body would […]
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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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