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Diamond Evolution: Why the 4Cs is no longer an adequate pricing system

Using the 4Cs (colour, clarity, cut, and carat weight) to explain diamond pricing was developed by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in the 1950s. At that time, cloudy diamonds were considered ‘industrial-grade’ stones and were not set in jewellery.
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BUYERS’ GUIDE
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CELEBRITY JEWELLERY

Canadians craft Raptors’ championship rings

The artistry of a Windsor, Ont.,-based ring-maker took centre stage at the 2019-20 NBA season opener in Toronto on Tuesday night with the presentation of the Toronto Raptors’ 2019 world championship rings.
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APPRAISER’S NOTEBOOK

The art of self-defence: Disclosures, disclaimers, and delusions

For more than two decades, I was a practitioner of the Japanese martial art of Aikido. The style I practiced was focused primarily on the purely defensive and harmonious blending of the 'attack' and 'response' energies. Most of the appraisers I know also practice some form of self-defence, at least in their appraisals.
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ROUNDUP: PAST AND PRESENT

Silver splendour

It's sometimes assumed silver must play second fiddle to gold, but this metal offers elegant, stylish shimmer that never goes out of fashion. Bask in the gentle glow of these understated pieces and offer your customers silvery styles that go for gold.
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