Today’s jewellery consumers are discerning and often make purchases based on sustainability, ethical business practices, and labour sourcing. Many who are purchasing gemstones, however, have misconceptions about the natural diamond industry, as the progress many countries have made within this field is not widely understood.
More than anything, colour forecasting is a combination of in-depth research and flashes of intuition. A forecaster is constantly immersed in the world of colour; he or she lives, breathes, and dreams in colour.
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.
Most who work in the jewellery industry are familiar with the story of the first documented diamond ring used to signify engagement, presented by Archduke Maximilian of Austria upon his betrothal to Mary of Burgundy in 1477. The ring as a symbol of love and commitment, however, traces its...
There is no doubt that Internet-based social networking sites have created a revolution in social connectivity. As we continue to openly embrace the benefits of these technological capabilities, we are also beginning to understand some of the real costs associated with this progress.
The Tucson gem shows have yet again struck our hearts and wallets. Each February, the city comes alive with tourists and professionals alike, converging to gape at the fossils, crystals, jewellery, and oddities that line the streets in need of homes.
There is little doubt about it: Hong Kong has become a prime destination for the gem and jewellery sector. This is evident in the record number of visitors who descended on the city this year to see the products offered at the twin shows sponsored by the HKTDC.