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A pile of rough diamonds.
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US Government to Industry: Know Your Supply Chain; De Beers and Alrosa Cut Rough Sales

De Beers and Alrosa slashed rough diamond sales after ABN AMRO’s says it will no longer finance rough purchases for goods that can’t be cut profitably.

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Man sits at his desk with a display stand of multiple pieces of jewelry in front of him.
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Alum’s Lifelong Quest: Searching for Jewellery Unicorns

Alan Nacht continues his family’s legacy - Bernard Nacht & Co. – and his quest for unforgettable jewellery.

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Chow Tai Fook Expands Blockchain Initiative with GIA

Chow Tai Fook and GIA offer secure digital blockchain reports that document the diamond journey and grading information in one place.

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People meet and mingle at the entrance to the JCK Show.
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Headwinds Slow 2019 Vegas Business, Lab-grown Diamonds Proliferate

Decent demand for finished jewellery, but less for loose gems. Plus: Lab-grown diamonds and responsible, sustainable business practices.

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CVD, HPHT and Natural Diamonds
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Is There a Difference Between Natural and Laboratory-Grown Diamonds?

Learn about the differences – and similarities – between natural and laboratory-grown diamonds, and how GIA’s researchers and grading laboratories can tell the difference

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Diamonds Under the Scope

Peer through a microscope and discover another world of gems. Inclusions reveal the gem’s journey from deep within the earth to its surface.

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Bursts of yellow and purple radiate throughout this round-cut ametrine.
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Colourblocking: The Art and Fashion of Multicoloured Gemstones

The fashion trend of colourblocking can be found in the artistic combinations of colour in multicoloured gemstones known for their colour zoning or banding.

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Rough diamond, yellow in colour
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Diamond Research Gives Clues to the Formation of the Continents

Mineral inclusions trapped in diamonds reveal the continents’ construction – and help GIA researchers date diamonds.

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The ring is designed with a wavy strip of black diamonds in the center framed on each side with colorless diamonds set in a ruffled edge The earring are crescent shaped with black diamond on the inside framed by colorless diamonds in a ruffled edge.
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GIA Researchers Look Inside Black Diamonds

Black diamonds are striking in jewellery. GIA researchers report on the unique properties used to identify black diamonds and the potential treatments.

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An early black and white photo that shows deep trenches dug into the ground in the search for diamonds. Ladders and ropes help the miners excavate and traverse the mine.
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Historical Reading: The Diamond Fields of South Africa: Part 1 (1868-1893)

The discovery of diamonds in South Africa in early 1867 marked the start of an historic period of diamond exploration.

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