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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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CELEBRITY JEWELLERY

Debra Messing to receive 2018 GEM Award

Jewelers of America (JA) has announced actress Debra Messing will receive the 2018 GEM Award for Jewelry Style, an award given to an individual who inspires and encourages consumer desire for fine jewellery. 
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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

With this ring: Men’s bands to seal the deal

Saying 'I do' with a little sparkle is not just for the bride. Given the time-consuming task of picking an engagement ring and matching band, bling for the boy may seem like an afterthought. Yet, with the multitude of styles, metals, and materials available, gents can't help but select something that symbolizes both their personal style and their devotion.
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All that glitters: Tips for appraising gold jewellery pieces

When Sonja Sanders graduated as a gemmologist, she assumed her years working as a goldsmith would give her a competitive edge in the world of appraisals. She soon learned this was not necessarily the case, as appraising encompasses a multitude of design and manufacturing knowledge.
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