There has been a lot of talk of late about a lack of high-quality rough diamonds. The fact is, new discoveries are few and far between, and even when they are made, it can take up to 15 years to bring a mine into production. Yet, there seems to be a new source that has come online recently that few anticipated: the street mine.
Bhushan Vora isn’t too concerned about complying with the U.S. Diamond Source Warranty Protocol. Although his company—Gem Star—is based in Toronto, he often does business with retailers and others south of the border, some of whom may be looking to adopt the voluntary inventory management system designed to exclude diamonds from questionable sources.
A young couple walks through the glass doors of your store. You know why they have come; the light in their faces, how their bodies casually lean into each other as they look into the cases—it’s obvious.