Category Archives: Diamonds – Trade Alert

Beware Diamond Drop Shippers

Before buying a diamond it is very important to ensure that the diamond advertised by the jeweller or online diamond store is actually owned by them and that the diamond is in stock and not overseas. Far too many jewellers … Continue reading

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TRADE ALERT: More Fake Rough Diamond Crystals

TRADE ALERT *** The Gemlab Research Newsletter dated March 23 reports that more fake diamond crystals, “ingeniously designed rough diamond imitations,” have appeared in the trade. Noting the beautiful craftsmanship of the crystals to appear like diamond, Thomas Hainschwang of … Continue reading

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Historical Feature: What does HPHT really stand for?

The Diamond Alchemist ? By Virginia Halevi – THURSDAY, JANUARY 15TH, 2004 *** Changing the color of diamonds. Is it a process? Is it a treatment? Should it be considered a legitimate part of diamond manufacturing like irradiation, surface coating … Continue reading

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International Diamond Council Diamond Grading Laboratories

Independently Certified Diamonds Trustmark: A definitive mark that identifies diamonds independently graded to the highest certification standards.Where you see this trustmark, the diamond vendor will be providing you with an independently certified diamond, examined and graded by a qualified and … Continue reading

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How diamonds are sold – Your options for purchasing

Mr Alfred E Neuman smiling after learning about The Diamond Imports Difference In the “good old days” one typically visited one’s local jeweller to purchase a diamond. These days, options have increased significantly and you, the consumer, have many options … Continue reading

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Diamond Grading & International Diamond Council

Some of the highly trained diamond graders and sycophants from Melbourne moonlighting between work and lunch after removing their sauce stained white pharmaceutical jackets for this group photo. A delicious meal consisting of a la carte sausage rolls with certified … Continue reading

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20 Most Common Diamond Scams

[ Australian consumers can benefit from this advice from this North American website:The Diamond Guru strongly advises all diamonds with foreign diamond grading reports or diamond certificates be verified as a precaution by the Diamond Certification Laboratory of Australia based … Continue reading

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