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Coping with diamond-grading discrepancies: What the H?!

As an independent appraiser who neither buys nor sells diamonds, I often have to explain why my grades are substantially different from those provided by a client’s grading report from one of the many laboratories. Inevitably, the client wants to know how something like this can happen. Come to think of it, aren’t we all a bit curious?

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HRD introduces new cut grade

HRD Antwerp is fine-tuning its diamond grading system. Starting in January, a ‘refined’ cut grade will be added. Instead of reporting ‘proportions’ and ‘finish,’ the new criteria will now be ‘proportions,’ ‘symmetry,’ and ‘polish.’

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