Diamonds, Loose Diamonds, Engagement Rings, Los Angeles 1800 Loose Diamonds is dedicated to providing high quality information about the diamond and jewelry industry.

October 15, 2019

Jewelry Sales Decline 

Jewelry Sales Decline

Jewelry sales decline, as well as luxury items in Hong Kong, fell during the month of August.  Thus making it the largest month of jewelry sales decline on record while protests rage in the city.  Furthermore, their tourism industry has seen a large decrease in volume as well.  While jewelry sales decline revenue from watches, clocks and other valuable gifts dropped 47 percent year on year to HKD 3.93 billion ($501.3 million) during the month.  The report by Hong Kong’s municipality’s Census and Statistics Department read on Wednesday.  This is a steep monthly decline for jewelry since the department started publishing its results in 2005.  Thus, according to the public data archive, overall jewelry sales decline, as well as luxury items categories, decreased 23% to HKD 29.36 billion ($3.74 billion).

Demonstrations and Jewelry Slow Down

Due to the bevy of demonstrations in Hong Kong jewelry sales decline.  The protests stem from a proposed extradition bill and have been steadily increasing since June.  All the while, luxury stores, train stations, and the city’s airport have been periodically shut down.   Furthermore, while the bill has been removed, tremendous unrest continues to permeate.  With the police force reportedly shooting an 18-year-old protester Tuesday.  Also, more than 100 people, including 30 police officers, are currently hospitalized due to the increase in violence.

China and Tourism

The situation in Hong Kong The situation has led to a large decrease in travelers and prospective buyers from China and abroad.  Thereby causing tremendous damage to the local economy and thus leading to jewelry sales decline.  The number of tourists visiting Hong Kong was down 39% to 3.6 million in August.  Furthermore, of those, 2.8 million came from mainland China, a steep decline of 42% over the same time the previous year.  A government spokesperson explains that “the overall retail decline was “even worse than that recorded in September 1998 during the Asian financial crisis. Apart from the weak consumer sentiment amid subdued economic conditions, the plunge in August mainly reflected the severe disruptions to inbound tourism and consumption-related activities caused by the local social incidents.”

A Decline in Jewelry Sales Will Continue

“Retail sales will likely remain in the doldrums in the near term, as the worsened economic outlook and local protests involving violence continue to weigh on consumer sentiment and inbound tourism,” a government spokesperson explains.  Therefore the government expects a continue in weakness as conditions persist.  Furthermore, the Swiss bank UBS also predicts a continuation of jewelry sales decline in the market.  Also, they note that a more difficult and challenging outlook for hard luxury is on the horizon.  This includes luxury jewelry and watches, as well as designer bags, leather and clothing.

Chinese Jewelry Sales

A bank spokesperson explains that “this is particularly prevalent in the Chinese market, with hard luxury more exposed to recent [yuan] depreciation and protests in Hong Kong.  Because of their long-term availability and high price tag, these are less likely to benefit from repatriation of demand in case of short-term disruptions in Hong Kong. Note that 50% of Chinese diamond jewelry was purchased in Hong Kong in 2018, [so] the near-term disruptions to sales [are] likely to be significant.”  Thereby leading to the jewelry sales decline.  Furthermore, in just the first eight months of the year, retail sales of jewelry, watches, clocks and other valuable gifts fell a whopping 14 percent to HKD 50.06 billion ($6.38 billion).   Therefore, one can estimate that the sales in all retail categories for the January-to-July period fell 6% to HKD 305.05 billion ($38.9 billion).

Jewelry Sales Decline

Diamonds and gems, as well as jewelry sales decline as protests rage.

 

Jewelry Sales Decline 

Jewelry Sales Decline for Engagement Rings and other luxury goods.

 

https://www.diamonds.net/News/NewsItem.aspx?ArticleID=64191&ArticleTitle=Consumers+Willing+to+Pay+More+for+Verification

https://www.diamonds.net/News/NewsItem.aspx?ArticleID=64215&ArticleTitle=UBS+Predicts+Drop+in+Diamond-Jewelry+Sales

https://www.diamonds.net/news/NewsItem.aspx?tc_dailyemail=1&ArticleID=64218

Diamond Complaints

Pink Diamond Ring

Diamond Business

Wholesale Diamond Industry

Diamond Tennis Necklaces

Diamond Sales

Jewelry Industry

Jewelry Websites

Diamond Jewelry Sales

color diamonds

Diamonds Help

Engagement Rings

Diamond Jewelry Appraisal

Diamonds Suffer

Hong Kong Diamond Market

Engagement Rings Los Angeles

Melee Diamonds

Engagement Rings in Los Angeles

Russian Diamond Jewelry

Princess Cut Diamonds

Round Diamonds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 27, 2019

Pink Diamond Ring

Pink Diamond Ring

Sotheby’s is set to auction a 10.64-carat pink diamond ring.   For example, this pink diamond ring is going for a staggering $25.5 million and will be a feature at the prestigious Sotheby’s Hong Kong sale.  Furthermore, the pink diamond ring is fancy vivid purplish pink center stone and is internally flawless, or IF for abbreviation.  Furthermore, this diamond is GIA certified, making it all the more prestigious.  In fact, GIA is the pinnacle of diamond certification.  GIA certified diamonds not only add value to diamonds but upon grading, diamonds undergo the utmost scrutiny to get the most accurate assessment of the diamonds characteristics.  Harry Winston’s Pink Legacy Diamonds is also has a GIA certificate.

Sotheby’s Auction’s Pink Diamond Ring

The famous auction house told Rapaport News recently that it will offer the pink diamond ring.  For example, the pink diamond ring is adorned with white diamonds at its Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite sale on October 7, 2019 in Hong Kong.  The Rapaport News magazine is a publication for insider trading for the diamond and jewelry world.  Furthermore, they are at the forefront of the industry news bringing up to date information on the trade.

Harry Winston Buys the Pink Legacy Diamond

The pink diamond ring has a pre-sale estimate of 19.1 million to $25.5 million, or up to $2.4 million per carat.  For example, that translates into 150 million-200 million in Hong Kong Dollars.  Pink diamonds and by default pink diamond rings have almost always done historically spectacular at the Sotheby’s sales.  Additionally, at one Sotheby’s auction, the diamond known as the Pink Promise, a 14.93-carat, fancy vivid pink, went for HKD 250 million ($32 million) at Christie’s Hong Kong sale in 2017.

The Pink Legacy Pink Diamond Ring

Just this past November 2018, the famous jeweler and diamond dealer Harry Winston purchased the pink diamond ring known as the Pink Legacy.  This pink diamond ring is an 18.96-carat, fancy-vivid-pink diamond.  The Pink Legacy sold for a staggering $50.4 million or CHF 50,375,000 at the Christie’s Auction.

Astonishing Pink Color

When referencing the astonishing hue of the Pink Legacy the International Head of Jewellry at Christie’s one Rahul Kadakia explains that “The saturation, the intensity of this stone is as good as it gets in a colored diamond. And that, to find a diamond of this size with this color is pretty much unreal,’ he continues. ‘You may see this color in a pink diamond of less than one carat. But this is almost 19 carats and it’s as pink as can be. It’s unbelievable.”  After making the staggering purchase the new owners at Harry Winstons renamed the diamond immediately after purchase to “The Winston Pink Legacy.”

Prices for Pink Diamonds

Pink diamonds are incredibly rare and expensive.  For example, the price for pink fancy-color diamonds saw an increase of 0.4% in only three months, ending June 30.  Furthermore, pink diamond outperformed other fancy color diamonds, such as blue and yellow., the Fancy Color Research Foundation noted.  Additionally, the imminent closure of Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine in Australia has contributed to the price rise, as the deposit produces most of the world’s pinks, explained Alan Bronstein, president of the Natural Color Diamond Association.

Types of Diamond Classifications

Diamonds come in two classifications, which scientists classify as Type I and Type II.   For example, the Type II diamonds, the diamond has an extremely rare, evenly spread, almost homogenous color.  In fact, Pink diamonds fall under the rare Type IIa category of diamonds.  Additionally, pink diamonds have very little to no traces of the chemical nitrogen.  Furthermore, these diamonds make up less than two percent of all gem-quality diamonds.   Consequently, a Type II pink diamond is the most brilliant diamond with respect to refraction and hue.  Furthermore, one can expect to see a Type IIa often with exceptional transparency and shine.

What Makes a Color Diamond?

While gemologists and diamond dealers know that the earth’s radiation is the primary reason for the pink diamond color, there is evidence that these diamonds have a mutation within their crystal lattice structure.  Thereby causing a change in the diamonds molecular structure.  For example, with enough of these structural anomalies, the diamond can take on a bevy of different properties.  Such as, the diamond could absorb a certain wavelength of green light.  Thus, resulting in a pink appearance.  Additionally, other colors, such as green, purple and orange, occur from natural radiation and other common elements within the Earth.

The CTF Pink Star:

A flawless, oval shape, fancy vivid pink diamond weighing in at 59.60-carats known as the CTF Pink Star has sold for an outlandish 71.2 million dollars.  This is the largest flawless, fancy vivid pink diamond The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has ever graded.  Additionally, the CTF Pink Star has the highest color and clarity grades from GIA for pink diamonds.  The CTF Pink Star diamond was dug by De Beers in Africa in 1999.  Furthermore, the 132.5-carat rough diamond was specially cut, polished and modified over a lengthy two year period in which it was transformed into a spectacular and one of a kind diamond gemstone.

New Record Set

The CTF Pink Star was sold on 4 April 2017 in Hong Kong.  It saw Sotheby’s set a new world record for an auction for any diamond or jewel when the Pink Star sold for HK$553 million.  The Pink Star was purchased by world-famous Chinese jeweler Chow Tai Fook.  The winning telephone bid was placed by the chairman of the company, one Dr. Henry Cheng Kar-Shun.  Additionally, Pink Star has been renamed CTF PINK STAR in honor of the late Dr. Cheng Yu-Tung.  Who is the father of the current chairman and founder of Chow Tai Fook.  Furthermore, the purchase commemorates the companies 88th anniversary.

Pink Diamond Demand

Demand and prices for the diamond market as a whole are on the increase as concerns about the world economy mount.  Additionally, with the introduction of laboratory-grown diamonds and gems, there is an abundance of gem and diamond supplies.  For example, color diamonds, in particular, large color diamonds, have maintained their value, especially in pink diamond rings.  Roughly 90% of which are found in the famous Argyle mine in Australia.   Furthermore, the Argyle mine is the worlds largest producers of pink diamonds with regards to carat weight.  However, the Argle mine is expected to have exhausted its kimberlite materials, and will, therefore, cease production by the end of next year.

Rio Tinto Diamonds

Rio Tinto’s chief executive for its copper and diamond operations, one Arnaud Soirat, mentions that the price of pink diamond rings has gone up approximately 500% since the year 2000.  Furthermore, while Soirati did not give any figures at to the health of the overall market, he did mention that producers have reported lower overall demand and prices.  Additionally, he mentions that despite sluggish demand both he and Rio Tinto plan to stay in the diamond business.  Lastly, he says, “diamonds is a business we like a lot. It’s a very high-margin business in line with our strategy of value over volume. It makes a lot of sense. We want to stay in the diamonds business.”

Canada and Pink Diamond Exploration

Diamond miner Rio Tinto is now exploring diamond mines in Canada.  Currently, the company has a 60% interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine.  The mine is in Canada’s remote Northwest Territories.  Rio Tinto states that ” the design, construction and operation of the Diavik mine is an epic saga of success on a grand scale in the most forbidding of places. Diavik commenced production in 2003 and has an annual production of some 6-7 million carats of predominantly large, white gem-quality diamonds.

 

Rio Tinto and Diamond Production

Rio Tinto has a joint venture with Canada’s Star Diamond Corp (DIAM.TO).  However, Rio Tinto declines to give separate figures for diamonds but notes that last year’s total exploration spend was $488 million.  Furthermore, its gross diamond sales in 2018 were $695 million and includes net earnings of $118 million, when comparing with group core profits, dominated by iron ore, of $18 billion.  Arnaud Soirat speculates that each pink diamond carat could be worth several million dollars.

 

Diamond Tender for Pink Diamonds

Soirat says that he is personally overseeing one of the last secret bid tenders, which offers 64 Argyle pink diamonds and closes on Oct. 9.  And that following the showing to potential buyers in London, New York, and Perth, Australia Soirat said there could be two more tenders, all dependant on Argyle’s production in its final months.  Such pink diamond tenders have been held annually since 1984.

A Pink Diamond Ring

A Pink Diamond Ring. Diamond specialists say the pink color is a twist within the atomic lattice during formation more than a billion years ago.

 

 

 

Pink Diamond Ring

A pink diamond ring on a beautiful rose petal background.

 

Pink Diamond Rings

Pink Diamond Rings have incredible sparkle and are very expensive. For example, the Pink Legacy Diamond is a type II diamond.

 

 

 

https://www.riotinto.com/canada/diavik-2232.aspx

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-riotinto-diamonds/rio-tinto-sees-rosy-future-for-diamonds-despite-end-of-argyle-idUSKBN1WB1SW

CTF Pink Star

https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/2017/the-pink-star-hk0770.html

https://www.sothebys.com/en/articles/what-makes-pink-diamonds-so-valuable-ctf-pink-star?locale=en

GIA Certified

https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/jewelry/the-pink-legacy-a-sensational-coloured-6164899-details.aspx?from=salesummary&intObjectID=6164899&lid=1

https://www.christies.com/SaleLanding/index.aspx?intsaleid=27664&lid=1&saletitle=

Harry Winston.

https://www.christies.com/features/The-Pink-Legacy-diamond-9398-3.aspx

https://www.diamonds.net/news/NewsItem.aspx?tc_dailyemail=1&ArticleID=64069

Diamond Complaints

GIA Certified Diamonds

Princess Cut Diamonds

Melee Diamonds

De Beers Diamonds

Diamonds Suffer

Wholesale Diamond Industry

Chinese Diamond Industry

Diamond Business

Diamonds Help

Holiday Diamond Sales

Hong Kong Diamond Market

Diamond Consumers

Grading Diamonds

Contact Us

Fancy Color Diamonds

Diamonds Suffer

Russian Diamond Jewelry

Argyle Diamond Mine

Rose Gold Diamond Ring

http://www.1800loosediamonds.com/blog/2010/12/four-diamond-cs/

Diamond Trading

ALROSA Diamond News

Diamond Tennis Necklaces

Rough Diamond Production

August 15, 2019

Diamond Complaints

Diamond Complaints

New Orleans Saint quarterback, Drew Breese, has officially filed for a bevy of diamond complaints.  According to the original diamond complaint, Brees and Brittany his wife, claim that the diamond dealer and jewelry store owner, one Vahid Moradi advertised and sold them color diamonds and jewelry as an investment.  Several diamond and jewelry purchases throughout a four-year period from 2012 to 2016 were part of the diamond complaints.  This also includes a Harry Winston Diamond Ring.  Breese is now suing over the value of more than $15 million in precious diamonds, jewelry, and gems.  The suit alleges Moradi defrauded them out of more than $6.7 million and seeks damages for that sum.

Value and Diamond Complaints

According to the original diamond complaints, in 2017 Brees had the diamonds appraised and was told that their worth is tremendously over market value.  Furthermore, the diamond complaints state that many of the diamonds appraise for up to 40 percent to several hundred percent markups.  Additionally, in the diamond complaint in an article published by the JCK Magazine, mentions that diamonds that Moradi had purchased and then marked up significantly to sell to Brees was a Harry Winston diamond ring.  Also, that Moradi had paid only $565,000 for the Harry Winston diamond ring at a Sotheby’s auction, only to sell it one month later to Brees for $1.6 million.  The JCK magazine is a  jewelry industry trade publication that reports on industry news.

Diamond Complaint and Over Valuing

In the lawsuit, Brees claims that the jeweler knowingly deceived Brees and his wife about the value of the precious diamonds.  Overall, according to Fox 5 San Diego, Brees had paid about $15 million for diamonds that were only valued at a lowly $6 million.  Thus, leading to a variety of diamond complaints.  Furthermore, throughout the court case, Moradi argued his right to make a profit on his jewelry and diamonds, adding that no one was coerced into making a purchase.  Additionally, he argues that and said his markups were not extreme.  However, the court did not accept the argument and Brees won four main causes of action: breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and two counts of fraud.

Diamond Complaints and Appeal

While the diamond complaints from Brees was ruled in his favor, Moradi’s lawyer said he intends to file an appeal.  This case is very important for the jewelry industry for a bevy of reasons.  For example, Brees’case states that the jeweler was advising Brees on which diamonds to buy.  Therefore, according to the diamond complaint, Moradi went beyond the role as a traditional jeweler and was considered to be an investment advisor.  In that case, he had a duty to provide ethical advice.   The main issue for the diamond and jewelry industry is the precedent it sets. There are a variety of reputable retailer diamond dealers, retailers and brokers in the industry also advise their clients on which diamonds or jewelry to buy as a solid investment.

According to Roberto Chiapelloni, the owner of Manfredi Jewels in Greenwich, Connecticut says, “Using the word investment when selling a diamond puts you on a very shaky limb. We have no idea how the market for diamonds will go. We are selling something that will always have intrinsic value –but honestly, we can’t predict the market.  In my humble opinion, it is unethical to sell a diamond as an investment because you can’t guarantee its future value.”  Misleading consumers will lead to diamond complaints.

Commodity and Diamond Value

Just like all other commodities diamonds have an up-and-down cycle.  Furthermore, with the introduction of lab-grown diamonds, the diamond market and their retail prices are being affected.  Additionally, Chiapelloni mentions that “when we sell a diamond, there is not one word about investment; it is a jewel that will give you a lifetime of pleasure and a retention of a good portion of its value.”  One must question as to what real value is, and what appraisals are useful for.  Also, the case begs the validity of markups by jewelers.  Such as, “is there a cap and can a cap be enforced?”  Reducing secrecy will reduce people from making diamond complaints.

Diamond Complaints, Diamond Value

What is value?  The asking most honest jewelers will say that, subjective.  Again, leading to diamond complaints.  Appraisals exist for a host of reasons ranging from insurance purposes to wanting a “feel good” sense about the purchase.  Additionally, another reason is because of a desire to resell the piece of jewelry or the stone.  The end result of the appraisal is often a preface to the question, “what do you want the appraisal for?”  Appraisals vary, despite there being guidelines.

Diamond Markups and Retail Jewelry

As to markups, this is another subjective area. There is freedom for the jewelers to mark up any item and generally. Thus, leading to diamond complaints.  Also, a person knows walking into a store (or buying online) that a markup is there thanks to our capitalist system. While some brands or companies suggest a retail price, the jeweler can set the prices he wants.  “I am not suggesting that we set prices, but there has to be some rationale when doing so.

Retail and Diamond Markups

And customers have to do research and expect differences in pricing,” says Chiapelloni. “The exact same GIA-certified diamond coming out of Tiffany, for example, or coming out of Manfredi, if you remove the blue box or the yellow box, they are the same diamond in quality and clarity and other facts. But Tiffany has bigger prestige than my store, so realistically they can charge more.”  For example, one can expect that there will be an appeal.  Furthermore, this type of confusion can lead to diamond complaints. Adding that, this could be in the courts for another year.

Harry Winston Diamond Ring

According to the many diamond complaints filed against Moradi, eight items the Breeses bought over four years were in the diamond complaint that stands out.  Namely, a 22.26-carat Harry Winston diamond ring.  This Harry Winston Diamond Ring has a 3.01-carat pink diamond.  Also, they had purchased a 4.11-carat blue diamond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Winston Diamond Ring

A Harry Winston diamond ring is a major part of many diamond complaints against a diamond dealer. Also, many other diamonds were in question.

Diamond Complaints

The value of diamonds is often subjective. Often leading to diamond complaints.

 

 

https://www.naturallycolored.com/diamond-education/blue-diamonds-wiki

https://www.sothebys.com/en/articles/three-of-a-kind-larger-than-life-diamonds

Diamond Consumers

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/watchdog/story/2019-06-10/sd-me-brees-diamonds

Diamond Trading

Diamond Marketing

https://www.jckonline.com/editorial-article/facets-fine-jewelry-finds-new-digs/

https://www.jckonline.com/

https://www.jckonline.com/editorial-article/drew-brees-awarded-6-1-million/

Understanding Diamond Value

Russian Diamond Trade

Russian Diamond Jewelry

Fancy Color Diamonds

Engagement Rings

Diamonds Help

Diamond Industry

Global Diamond Production

Jewelry Industry Technology

Diamond Prices

De Beers Diamonds

Diamond Price List

Diamond Jewelry Industry

India Raises Gold Import Tax

Diamonds Suffer

Diamond Demand

Jewelry Industry

Jewelry Industry Marketing Strategy

GIA Certified Diamonds

Princess Cut Diamonds

Pink Diamonds

Grading Diamonds

GIA CEO

Diamond Cutters

Lab Grown Diamonds

ALROSA Diamond News

Diamond Cutsv

Jewelry Websites

Chinese Diamond Industry

GIA Certified Diamonds

Melee Diamonds

GIA Certified

http://www.1800loosediamonds.com/blog/2014/02/diamond-jewelry-sales/

 

April 8, 2019

Engagement Rings in Los Angeles

Engagement Rings in Los Angeles 

When consumers are searching for engagement rings in Los Angeles many options come up.  There are many fine jewelry stores specializing in engagement rings in Los Angeles.  Choosing the right store is imperative for having the right kind of shopping experience.  Furthermore, finding the right engagement rings in Los Angeles should start by utilizing the best resource we have, the diamond and jewelry market online.  Additionally, you can find all the reviews and information you need to find the best source to find engagement rings in Los Angeles.  That way, a consumer can browse all the inventory they like, and find the right store to visit.  Also, it is important to work with a reputable jewelry and diamond dealer.  Using a trusted source for reviews like Yelp or Google can be a tremendous asset when making a purchase.

Engagement Rings in Los Angeles

Engagement Rings in Los Angeles 1800LooseDiamonds.com

Styles for Engagement Rings in Los Angeles

Additionally, potential consumers have so many choices on different engagement ring styles.  For example, finding vintage style engagement rings in Los Angeles are found at 1800LooseDiamonds.com.  There are a bevy of other engagement ring styles to consider; modern style, classic style, and halo style among many others.  While choosing a diamond ring can be a daunting task, professionals are eager to help.  1800LooseDiamonds.com is world renowned for its excellent customer service.

1800LooseDiamonds.com

Engagement Rings in Los Angeles at 1800 Loose Diamonds.com

Vintage Style Engagement Rings in Los Angeles 

There are many things to note when shopping for vintage style engagement rings.  Specifically, when searching for vintage style engagement rings in Los Angeles one should look to engraving patterns.  For example, one such style that is featured prominently is filagree hand engraving.  Filigree is a process in which metal, gold or platinum is fashioned into a coil and then by bending tiny threads and of beads into beautiful patterns by soldering them together, or onto another metal surface.  The word derives from the Latin word filum.

Engagement Rings

Notice the detailed work on this engagement ring.

Techniques for Vintage Style Engagement Rings

Which means to thread, and milling grain. Furthermore, one can also expect to see the miligrain style of engraving.  Many times customer will opt for vintage style engagement rings that have yellow diamonds, set it yellow gold metal.  This style really enhances the old style, pre-1900 motif. Many vintage style engagement rings come with round diamonds and in yellow gold.  Therefore, these vintage style engagement rings also fit the antique style motif.  Likewise, one may find that vintage style engagement rings have twists and round diamond halo accents.  Furthermore, you can expect to see filigree engraving on the halo and along the shank.

Art Deco Engagement Rings in Los Angeles

The art deco style of engagement rings is a unique style that focuses on square and rectangular motifs.  For example, many of these art deco style diamond engagement rings use emerald cut diamonds as their center stones.  There is also a focus on angles and engravings.  1-800 Loose Diamonds offers a variety of Art Deco Engagement Rings. The style of Art Deco Engagement rings comes from the 1920’s era of design.  The style of art deco engagement rings use sharp geometric shapes and are a lovely style of engagement ring for those who prefer a classic, look that promises to catch the modern eye.

1800 Loose Diamonds has Engagement Rings in Los Angeles

Searching 1800LooseDiamonds.com can be easy when looking to find the perfect engagement ring in Los Angeles.  Or, one can find our physical in-store location at 550 S. Hill St #777, Los Angeles, California 90013.  We carry a variety of engagement rings in Los Angeles in store.  You can view our engagement ring selection.  We have 100’s of styles to choose from, and we offer custom made work at no extra charge.

Rings in Los Angeles

You can find these signature 1800LooseDiamonds.com rings in Los Angeles, in store!

Engagement Rings in Los Angeles

Gem Quality Lab Grown Diamonds can be with engagement rings in Los Angeles.

 

Custom Made Engagement Rings In Los Angeles

Celebrities love showing off their jewelry.  From the legendary Elizabeth Taylor’s emerald and diamond rings to the huge diamond of Paris Hilton, celebrities give us a lifetime supply of ring inspiration. No matter the stone type (we’ve got sapphire, emeralds, and canary yellow diamonds ahead) to the carat size (including a 40+ carat stone), there’s a dazzling celebrity engagement sparkler for every sense of style. Here are the most gorgeous rings of all time as seen on our favorite celebrities, royals, and boldface names.

Designing Rings and Choosing a Style

The first thing to do when trying on rings is to find the center diamond you want for your main attraction.  Additionally, it is good to know the type of color metal you like.  Custom diamonds rings come in metal colors.  For example, white gold, yellow gold, platinum, and silver are all considered precious metals.  Furthermore, it should be noted that while silver is a precious metal it is not considered a standard for fine jewelry.

What is precious metal?

Jewelry used precious metals to craft fine jewelry and diamond rings.  Additionally, precious metal is a rare, naturally occurring metallic chemical element of high economic value. For example, chemically, precious metals tend to be less reactive than most elements.  Furthermore, their properties include being ductile and have a high refractive lustre.

With regards to history, precious metals were important as they functioned as a type of currency.  However, in modernity, they are now regarded mainly as investment and industrial commoditiesGoldsilverplatinum, and palladium. Each metal has an ISO 4217 currency code.

More on Precious Metals

Gold and silver are the most widely know precious metals due to popularity.  Namely, this is because of jewelry and diamonds fashion.  Asides from fine jewelry, the best known precious metals are the coinage metals. Consequently, both have industrial uses.  However, they are better known for their uses in artjewelry, and coinage. Other precious metals include the platinum, rutheniumrhodiumpalladiumosmiumiridium. Platinum being the most widely traded and used in jewelry.   Asides from the use in jewelry, art and industry tools the demand for precious metals is driven not only by their practical use but also by their role as investments. As well as their store of value. Since antiquity, precious metals have commanded much higher prices than common industrial metals.

 

 

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/jewelry-and-watches/g15338229/best-celebrity-engagement-rings/

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/jewelry-and-watches/a26360336/katy-perry-engagement-ring-worth-cost-details/

http://www.1800loosediamonds.com/blog/2018/10/emerald-cut-diamond-ring/ ‎

Diamond Industry Forecast

Rose Gold Diamond Ring

Wholesale Diamond Dealers Los Angeles

Melee Diamonds

Split Shank Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Understanding Diamond Value

Platinum Jewelry

ALROSA Diamond News

Los Angeles Jewelry District

Princess Cut Diamonds

October 2, 2018

Gem Quality Lab Grown Diamonds

Gem Quality Lab Grown Diamonds

A Japanese company, one Tokyo based Pure Diamond Company claims that they are their countries very first manufacturer of gem quality lab grown diamonds.  Also known as a CVD Diamond and or a Synthetic Diamond.  Furthermore, the company is aiming for their first year in production.  Suggesting the potential annual output of 24,000 carats of gem quality lab grown diamonds.

"<yoastmark

Mission Statement from Pure Lab Grown Diamonds

For example, the company, Pure Diamond Co., Ltd. mentions they are the first company in Japan that specialize in lab grown diamonds.  Also known as a CVD Diamond which is a synthetic diamond.  Calling themselves specialists in their respective field. Furthermore, they not that all of their diamonds are 100% guaranteed with respect to their origin.  As well as the fact that unlike underground diamonds that are mined, a CVD diamond causes no environmental damage to the earth. What is a CVD Diamond?

CVD diamonds and lab grown diamonds do not contain impurities that are formed during the natural process that create diamonds.  A CVD diamond will often emit pure and symmetrical radiance.  However, just like natural diamonds, each of these diamonds contains their own individual features and growth patterns.  Making each CVD diamond unique.  Today, making Gem Quality Lab Grown Diamonds is a reality.

"<yoastmark

CVD Diamonds and Gem Quality Lab Grown Diamonds

This same Tokyo based operation, Pure Diamond Company launched in July.  The diamonds grown are a spin-off from a producer of synthetic diamonds and CVD diamonds for industrial purposes.  In other words, not gem quality lab grown diamonds.  The company’s initial plans are to begin by selling its CVD Diamonds and gem quality lab grown diamonds to Japanese wholesalers and retailers.  And after, plan to move directly into the retail and e-commerce sector.  Although determining this at a later phase of operation is likely.

Synthetic Diamond and CVD Diamond Value

Managing director Takuya Ito of Pure Diamond Company, told Rapaport News last week.  “If market demand will increase, we can expand our capability.”  The company is also launching a cryptocurrency as well as gem quality lab grown diamonds.  The CVD Diamond and Synthetic diamond manufacturing process now come in higher quality and are easier to make.

Gem Quality Lab Grown Diamonds and Equipment

Takuya Ito says that the intention of the Pure Diamond Company is to fund production equipment.  As well as research and development. The pre-sale of tokens launched on Saturday. It is also using blockchain technology to provide consumers with information on the diamonds’ provenance and characteristics.

Technology and Gem Quality Lab Grown Diamonds

The firm’s chief technology officer for Gem Quality Lab Grown Diamonds Junma Kawasaki mentions that he is a “white-hat” hacker.   The technical term for a computer specialist who tests the security networks for companies.  He was also responsible for solving the January theft of $500 million in digital money from Coincheck.  A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, it claims.

Blockchain Technology and Gem Quality Lab Grown Diamonds

Ito adds that not only does Pure Diamond’s technology include Gem Quality Lab Grown Diamonds, they also utilize blockchain technology.  Thus this will help lab-grown diamonds are traceable.  Furthermore, their intention is to use this technology to remain separate from the natural diamonds in the supply chain.

Synthetic Diamond and CVD Diamond

Gem Quality Lab Grown Diamonds have come a long way.  At the present moment, it is uncertain as to what the scope of the world’s synthetics production is.  However, it is important to note that the synthetic diamond and CVD diamond markets are growing quickly.

Sales and CVD Diamond and Gems

One should note that the CVD diamond market accounts for only 3% to 4% of sales in the global diamond market.  That when compared to that of the size of the natural sector.  Furthermore, De Beers chief financial officer Nimesh Patel mentioned that the approximate global rough production is around  150 million carats, De Beers chief financial officer Nimesh Patel estimated in an interview with Rapaport News last month.

A sample of a CVD Diamond

A CVD Diamond has the same atributes as a regular diamond.

CVD Diamond and Value

Considering the value and scarcity of diamonds, consumers should not be aloof to the fact that vendors seek ways to replicate them.  Lately, in the diamond business, laboratory-grown or synthetic diamonds are gaining in popularity.  Furthermore, the CVD diamond and various synthetic diamonds have become harder to detect.  Even with complicated diamond testing equipment.

A synthetic diamond is not a natural diamond.  Rather, a CVD diamond is the result of a technological process.  For example, a natural process that creates diamonds takes millions of years through extreme pressure and heat.  A synthetic diamond does essentially contain the same chemical composition, crystal structure, optical, and physical properties of diamonds found in nature. Most synthetic diamonds are the result of either high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) or chemical vapor deposition.  The latter is commonly for short as a CVD Diamond.   Being that a CVD diamond is almost identical to a natural diamond, it is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between the two.  For example, identifying natural and CVD diamond differences only become clear when they are thoroughly in a gem laboratory.

Synthetic Diamond

A sample of a synthetic diamond found at 1-800 Loose Diamonds.

https://www.diamonds.net/news/NewsItem.aspx?tc_dailyemail=1&ArticleID=62738

Lab Grown Diamonds

Lesedi La Rona Diamond

Jewelry Industry Technology

Understanding Diamond Value

De Beers Diamond Group

https://4cs.gia.edu/en-us/synthetic-diamond/

Synthetic Diamonds

Tainted Diamond Pipelines

http://www.1800loosediamonds.com/blog/contact-us/

 

 

 

April 3, 2018

Lesedi La Rona Diamond

The Lesedi La Rona Diamond

The Lesedi La Rona diamond is an 1109 carat gem quality diamond and was found at the Karowe Diamond Mine.  For example, it resembles a tennis ball in size.  The Lucara Diamond Corporation, a Canadian diamond mining company found the diamond.  Furthermore, after an entire year of negotiations, the world famous David Graff of Graff Diamonds made the purchase of a lifetime.  Additionally, the total for the entire sale was $53 million dollars US.  However, it was after this year of negotiation that brought the price from $70 million US down a whopping $17 million.  Also, the diamond is classified as a D in color.  Also, A D color diamond means there is no hint of diamond color in it.

Lesedi La Rona Diamond

The Lesedi La Rona Diamond is a 1109 carat rough diamond.

Lucara Diamond Corporation and Selling the Lesedi La Rona Diamond

The Lucara Diamond Corporation of Canada notes that the Lesedi La Rona Diamond is just too big to sell.  Furthermore, the chief executive of Lucara Diamond Corporation mentions that “It’s only the second stone recovered in the history of humanity over 1,000 carats. Why would you want to polish it?  The stone in the rough form contains untold potential.

Lucara Diamond Corporation

The Lucara Diamond Corporation is responsible for finding the Lesedi La Rona Diamond.

 

Origins of the Lesedi La Rona Diamond

Formerly known in media as Karowe Ak6 or as Quad 1 by the miners is the third-largest diamond ever found, and the second-largest of gem quality.  For example, the only two larger stones are the blackSergio, which is not gem-quality and the Cullinan, which is gem quality.  It was found in the country of in Botswana on 16 November 2015.  The name of the mine where it comes from is the Karowe Diamond mine.

Karowe Diamond Mine

For example, Karowe Diamond Mine kimberlite pipe produced the Lesedi La Rona

Naming the Lesedi La Rona Diamond

Initially, the diamond was first given a generic name after the Karowe Diamond Mine and the pipe (AK6).   However, on January 18th, 2016 Chief Executive Officer of Lucara Diamond Corporation, William Lamb, made an announcement for a competition.  The competition open to all Botswana citizens, to name the stone.  Additionally, the winner would receive P25,000 (about $2,170) as a prize.  The winner of the competition who named the diamond was Thembani Moitlhobogi from Mmadikola.  The Lesedi La Rona Diamond translates to the name ‘Our Light’ in the national language of Botswana, the Tswana language.  He mentions that his reason for the name was that “the diamond is a pride, light, and hope of Botswana.” During the competition, Lucara Diamond Corporation had 11,000 emails and 1,000 SMSs with name suggestions.

 

Description of the Lesedi La Rona Diamond

The Lesedi La Rona Diamond is a colorless white diamond.  Furthermore, it is a special type IIa diamond.  The weight of the diamond weighs in at 1,111 carats (222.2 g; 7.84 oz) and its dimensions are 65 mm × 56 mm × 40 mm (2.6 in × 2.2 in × 1.6 in).  The only other larger gem-quality diamond ever found is the Cullinan Diamond, found in 1905 in South Africa, and weighs in at 3,106.75 carats (621.350 g).  Furthermore, the age of the diamond is around 2.5 billion years old.

Lucara Diamond Corporation and Mining the Lesedi La Rona at the Karowe Diamond Mine

The Lesedi La Rona Diamond was extracted using Large Diamond Recovery (“LDR”) XRT machines.  For example, this method uses machines for automatic diamond sorting.  Also, the diamond was too large for the machines scanners. The result being an error. In May 2015, the operation at the Karowe Diamond Mine replaced their Dense Media Separation (DMS) technology.  The new machines are the TOMRA XRT sorters for sorting material in the -60+8 mm size range.  Likewise, the X-ray transmission (XRT) sorting technology was chosen after following a suite of tests.  Also, each machine can sort up to 150 metric tons (330,000 lb) of diamond material hourly.  Additionally, after that, the selecting must be direct to hand sorting.  Furthermore, The Karowe Diamond Mine is the first mine using this automated diamond sorting solution.

 

The Karowe Diamond Mine and the Discovery of Lesedi La Rona Diamond by Lucara Diamond Corporation

The discovery date of the Lesedi La Rona Diamond is in the Karowe Diamond Mine is November 16th, 2015.  Just under the South Lobe of the Karowe Diamond Mine about 200 m (660 ft) below the surface.  Likewise, The find made news on November 18th.   Furthermore, only 0pen for 18 months the AK6 pipe has brought in over 1,000,000 carats (200 kg) of diamonds.  For example, a large diamond recovery (LDR) machine utilizing X-ray transmission sensors.

 

 

 

Diamond Business

Diamond Sales

ALROSA Diamond News

ALROSA

Severalmaz Diamond Mine

Diamond Production Increases

Global Diamond Production

Diamond Carat Weight

Diamond

Russian Diamond Trade

Rough Diamond Production

ALROSA Diamond Mining Company

Gemstones

Diamond Manufacturing

Rough Diamond Sales

Wholesale Diamond IndustryDiamond Supply Shortages

ALROSA Diamonds

Diamond Production

Diamond Trading

Holiday Diamond Sales

Online Diamond Sales

Understanding Diamond Value

http://www.1800loosediamonds.com/blog/2019/07/de-beers-diamonds-2/

March 28, 2018

Diamonds Help

Diamonds Help the World Economy

How do Diamonds Help the world economy? Programs like the Updated Kimberley Process, the Diamond Empowerment Fund and the Responsible Jewellery Council help strengthen Sustainable Development Goals and ties between corporations and communities.

Diamonds Help

Diamonds Help sustain the communities around them.

The Updated Kimberley Process, the Diamond Empowerment Fund, and the Responsible Jewellery Council

It is through these programs that diamonds help the world.  For example, consider the story of Srk diamonds in India. Dr. S.P. Shrivastav, is the head of the hospital’s oncology unit.  He explains that this facility is making treatments available to tens of thousands of people.  Especially to those who previously didn’t have access, he says.  While in front of a new hospital in Surat, India. Govindbhai Dholokia is prideful when he explains that the list of donors he holds, made this facility a reality.

He explains, “Everyone here works with their hearts,” says Dholokia, chairman of diamond manufacturer SRK Exports and co-founder of the hospital. “This project represents the heart of the diamond industry.” Additionally, it was not until this hospital’s opening that the city of Surat offered to care for patients in need of specialized care.

Diamond Empowerment Fund

1800Loosediamonds.com supports the Diamond Empowerment Fund.

The World Economy and how Diamonds Help

It is because of the generosity and prosperity of the industry that diamond help build so many projects for those in need.  For example, Surat’s diamond industry leads in the manufacturing sector.  Additionally, they account for around 80% to 90% of global diamond polished production.  Therefore, one could conclude that diamonds help fund and contributed most of the $75 million it took to build and set up the facility.  One foreign donor explains that “this really is a testament to the heart of the Surat diamond community, I don’t think the diamond industry markets its good deeds enough.”

Updated Kimberley Process

1800LooseDiamonds.com supports the Updated Kimberley Process.

Push the Positive that Diamonds Help

It is important that the diamond industry push that positive that diamonds help create jobs and opportunities. For example, it would be important to highlight the positive impact the diamond industry has on its communities, the economy, and potential opportunities.  Furthermore, it should be noted that South African president Nelson Mandela urged rap mogul Russell Simmons to adopt this strategy just over a decade ago. Nelson urged Simmons to note that diamonds help communities by providing jobs and funding for projects while he was contemplating a jewelry line of his own.  Simmons went so far as to embark on a fact-finding mission to understand how diamonds help the communities it employs.  Thus this could benefit the people of southern Africa.

Dispelling the Negative Narrative

The release of the 2006 movie “Blood Diamond” did considerable damage to the industry.  The movie highlights the industry’s role in the in Sierra Leone’s civil war.  However, after Simmons toured the mining and manufacturing facilities in South Africa and Botswana he the had to confirm that the diamond industry helped fund and facilitate hospitals and infrastructure.  Thereby concluding that diamonds help support those communities, Simmons recognized the opportunity that lay ahead.  Furthermore, Simmons went so far as to set up the Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF).  Thereby giving back to youth in the communities where the diamond industry operates.

Diamonds Help Change the Narrative 

The Diamond Empowerment Fund is now operating in its 10th year.  Furthermore, the Diamond Empowerment Fund (also known as the DEF) has given countless amounts of funding to student grants.  As well as to organizations that facilitate access to better education as well as vocational training and skill-building.  Diamonds help with this idea in that the industry helps facilitate the idea that students should come back and contribute to the economic development of their home countries.  Thus explains DEF executive director Nancy Orem Lyman.

For example, the Diamond Empowerment Fund helps fund the Johannesburg-based African Leadership Academy, the Botswana Top Achievers program, and Veerayatan, a nonprofit providing educational, social and medical services in India. The DEF has also in the past supported the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) in in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  However, has since ceased operations there due to civil war.

 

Diamond Empowerment Fund

The Diamond Empowerment Fund does rely on donations from companies throughout the diamond pipeline.  Organizations director Orem Lyman explains that they are not only about financial support.   Orem maintains that “we want to change the narrative surrounding the diamond industry.” Furthermore, she maintains that “people need to know about the good that diamonds do, and that miners, manufacturers, and jewelers are contributing to uplift those less fortunate.”  The bottom line is that diamonds help the world population.  For example, that even includes the work jewelers are doing in their own communities. Additionally, the Diamond Empowerment Fund created  “Diamonds Do Good” site, which provides a platform where diamond industry companies can tell share stories about the positive impact diamonds are having on community surroundings.

Diamonds Help and it Makes Sense

Why are diamond industry leaders helping make the global community better?  That is because, for many of these dealers, these specialized projects are joint ventures between the communities they surround. And the consumers demand for it.  For example, in Dubai during the Dubai Diamond Conference, Ernie Blom, the president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses mentions that “Consumers are looking for products that are made responsibly and which provide a fair livelihood for the people who are mining and producing these items “we must continue to show that these are our aims as well.”

Additionally, employees representing mining giants De Beers and retailer Signet Jewelers maintain that consumer interest is a core reason for corporate responsibility to the communities they surround.  For example, programs can include both community support and efforts to maintain the integrity of the company’s products.  And, according to panelists at the conference.

The Updated Kimberley Process is a Success

Acting president of the World Diamond Council Stéphane Fischler explains that the industry had come a long way since the 2003 establishment of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. The Kimberley Process verifies that a country’s rough-diamond production is conflict-free.  Additionally, he explains that many outsiders are still skeptical about the industry’s efforts to increase transparency.  The aim is being able to meet or supersede the ethical standards consumers are seeking.  For example,  Fischler, whose organization represents the diamond industry at the Kimberley Process acknowledges the need to update the certification scheme.  And furthermore,  update the Kimberley Process by reviewing and assessing whether it is fulfilling its core mission.

The Updated Kimberley Process

Part of the discussion is the Updated Kimberley Process.  This project is designed to broaden the scope of its reach and authority.  For example, one part of the updated Kimberley Process aims to broaden the scheme’s narrow definition of conflict diamonds.  Specifically, to include violence related to diamond miners and their communities. For example, Fischler explains that the DDI, which is now in its 10th year of operations has a new updated Kimberley Process program in place.

Help and the Updated Kimberley Process

With trends suggesting consumers want an updated Kimberley Process that will encourage responsible and violence-free mining in the artisanal sector.  Furthermore, at the conference, Fischler called the new updated Kimberley Process “the best story we have today.” Thereby highlighting the industry’s commitment to integrity and global sustainability goals.  Additionally, he adds that the updated Kimberley Process contributes by showing a unified effort was necessary to ensure the continued implementation of the scheme.  Furthermore, the updated Kimberley Process will comply with the WDC’s system that warranties self-regulation standards.  Thereby ensuring its contribution to overall Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainable Development Goals and the Updated Kimberley Process

Among other things, the new updated Kimberley Process will require diamond suppliers to pass on a warranty statement.  For example, each time a diamond changes hands.  This includes jewelry manufacturers.  Thereby assuring the next buyer that the goods have gone through the updated Kimberley Process system.  Thus contributing to sustainable development goals.  Additionally, the WDC is also reviewing the system of warranties by exploring the ways to highlight awareness and introduce a stronger element of due diligence.

The Responsible Jewellery Council and Sustainable Development Goals

Another important organization seeking to enhance the integrity of the trade is the Responsible Jewellery Council.  The Responsible Jewellery Council has over 1,000 members. These companies have made a commitment to their strict standards.  For example, the Responsible Jewellery Council code of practices for diamonds, gold, and platinum-group metals are certified conflict-free.  Additionally, the code addresses human rights, labor rights, environmental impact, mining practices, and product disclosure.  That, amongst other issues the Responsible Jewellery Council views pertinent.

Responsible Jewellery Council

1800LooseDiamonds.com supports the efforts of the Responsible Jewellery Council.

Beyond the Responsible Jewellery Council and Sustainable Development Goals

There has been a steady pressure industry-wide for companies to align with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The Responsible Jewellery Council had strong support for the sustainable development goals it set forth at the Dubai Diamond Conference.  And again, the topic of sustainable development goals were part of the focus at the Diamond Conference.  Of which De Beers was the sponsor in Gaborone during October.  De Beers Group encouraged enterprises to use the Sustainable Development Goals as a guide for their social responsibility agendas.  As did representatives from the Responsible Jewellery Council.

Furthermore, the diamond industry has the potential to contribute to the sustainable development goals.  A De Beers representative explains that in a report earlier this year. “The ongoing success of diamond companies will depend on accountability across the diamond value chain regarding contributions to sustainable development goals.”

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals are a commitment to the best environmental practices.

 

Diamonds Help the Updated Kimberley Process

The concept of best practice principles was introduced by De Beers’.  This helps De Beers’ determine whether its projects and those of its clients.  Additionally, they must comply with the updated Kimberley Process, ethical business standards and ensuring diamonds help the communities around them.  The diamond empowerment fund, the Responsible Jewellery Council, and the Sustainable Development Goals have been implemented.  And this was done by De Beers’ and its associates.  However, it should be noted many goals have been put forth to ensure diamonds help their surrounding communities.   For example, a noteworthy focus during the year of 2017 has been gender equality.

Diamond Empowerment Fund and

Katie Ferguson, the company’s head of social impact explains.  Furthermore, the company has partnered with UN Women.  Thereby, working to provide opportunities for women in both its own organization and the communities where it controls. Furthermore, environmental issues are also an important focus. With De Beers aiming to achieve carbon-free mining within five to 10 years.

The WFDB’s Blom mentions that unfortunately many of these efforts tend to go unnoticed.  For example, one problem is exposure to these good deeds.  He mentions, “we just need to find a way to get this information out to consumers,” he says.  Like his counterpart, DEF’s Orem-Lyman agrees.  Furthermore adding that the larger enterprises are not the only ones engaged in such programs.  Also that,  “the industry is predominantly made up of family-run businesses, and these are families that give back. People don’t know about it, but doing good is part of the industry’s DNA.”

New Diamond News

The diamond miner Alrosa is now a partner with in a joint venture with national miner Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC).  Their intention is to explore new diamond projects in the country.

The new diamond venture between the two companies will provide Alrosa with a 70% stake in any new greenfield deposits.  Furthermore, it will encompass geological exploration, diamond mining and independent sales of rough stones to external markets.  Said the Russian diamond miner.

Updated Diamond News

Alrosa CEO Vladamir Marchenko explains that “we are committed to productive work in the exploration of new, promising areas and subsequent diamond mining.” Moreover, he explains that “our specialists have been working in Zimbabwe for more than three months now, and the national authorities have been of great support to them. We have chosen various projects for the joint venture, and part of [those] will be launched this autumn.”

Alrosa and Zimbabwe

In new diamond news Alrosa primarily considering areas located in the Chimanimani region of Zimbabwe. Marchenko noted, stressing that Alrosa did not plan any operations in Marange.  Furthermore, despite reports that indicate it was considering the move. Zimbabwe’s Marange fields were a source of contention.

This after state forces killed almost 200 citizens in 2008.  This was in an effort to clamp down on informal mining.  Thus, resulting in the country’s removal from the Kimberley Process (KP). The KP reinstated Zimbabwe in 2011, however, US sanctions against Marange diamonds remain intact.

Alrosa and Diamond News

“Alrosa only explores and considers the feasibility [in] other parts of the country,” Marchenko said.  Adding that “the company has never, and under no circumstances, considered, and won’t consider, the possibility of entering the Marange region.”  Aldo, in December, Alrosa established Alrosa Zimbabwe Limited.  This offshoot will be an affiliate company that will oversee all projects in the country.

Diamond News

Alrosa is a diamond miner.

https://www.diamonds.net/news/NewsItem.aspx?tc_dailyemail=1&ArticleID=63936

Diamond Production Increases

Rough Diamond Sales

Diamond Industry Forecast

De Beers Diamonds Marketing Strategy

De Beers Diamonds

Engagement Rings

Jewelry Industry Technology

Chinese Diamond Industry

Diamond Demand

Grading Diamonds

Russian Diamond Industry

Diamond Prices

Tainted Diamond Pipelines

Diamond Industry

Wholesale Diamond Industry

Diamonds Suffer

Diamond Price List

De Beers Diamond Group

Diamond Trading

Global Diamond Production

Jewelry Trade Show

Pink Diamonds

Diamond Jewelry Industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 15, 2018

ALROSA Diamonds

ALROSA Diamonds

The ALROSA Diamonds company is one of the globes leading diamond miners.  Alrosa diamonds company has signed on to participate in developing a new diamond mine in the country of Angola.  Furthermore, this is a joint venture for both the Alrosa Diamonds company and the national diamond company Endiama.  The presidents of both Alrosa Diamonds company and Endiama met to discuss the project.  Spearheaded by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yury Trutnev, Alrosa Diamonds company president Sergey Ivanov, along with Antonio Carlos Sumbula od Endiama.

ALROSA Diamonds

ALROSA Diamonds mines all types of diamonds.

Round Diamonds

Round diamonds and knowing Four Diamond C’s are imperative to know.

 

Contract Signed with ALROSA Diamonds Company

Notable that a contract between the Alrosa Diamonds Company and Endiama is in effect.  The constituent documents on the creation of the Luaxe international enterprise.  This took place on May 23, 2017, in the Republic of Angola, Luanda.  In this agreement, the two companies signed a memorandum of understanding.  Additionally, the Luaxe international investment contract and notarial record of the establishment of the Luaxe enterprise.

ALROSA Diamonds

1800Loosediamonds.com shows its diamond production it buys direct from ALROSA Diamonds.

Russia and the ALROSA Diamonds Company

The cooperation in diamond mining between Alrosa Diamonds Company is tremendous explains Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev.  The focus was on the outline on how the two companies planned for diamond mining.  Furthermore, one should note that in particular between ALROSA and Endiama.  Additionally, this emphasized the key component of economic cooperation between Russia and Angola.  Also, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister notes that development of new projects, active exploration, and search for new deposits have a net positive impact on the economic advancement of Angola and partnership of two countries.

Alrosa Diamonds Company

Buy your diamonds at 1800LooseDiamonds.com from Alrosa Diamonds Company.

Kimberlite Pipes and ALROSA Diamonds Company

The discovery of a new diamond mine was in 2013.  Also, it was found by the Alrsoa diamonds company.  This new kimberlite pipe name is Luele, and was found in the Luaxe concession area.  Additionally, this was in the scope of exploration operations carried out by ALROSA diamonds company in conjunction with native Angolan experts. Furthermore, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev explains, “Over the past few years, ALROSA diamonds company, acting with the support of the Russian Government, has been engaged in negotiations with Angolan top management and investors. Consent to sign a mining investment agreement for exploration and assessment of the deposit, as well as for signing a contract between founders of a company for the development of Luele deposit was obtained as a result of negotiations,” said Yury Trutnev.

New Projects on the Horizon for ALROSA

A new project is also on the books for the ALROSA company.  Furthermore, it will be complete the project via Catoca mine.  In which it owns 32.8% of the area. Additionally, it will obtain a 50.5% share in the new structure once complete.  ALROSA will request to the Company Supervisory Board to purchase another 8% in Luaxe directly.  Also, ALROSA plans to add to its share in Catoca Ltd. Mining Company.

The development of the Luele mine is going to contribute to the economic success to both parties.  Once the scope of the project is complete, the size of the ore body and preliminary exploration data, suggest a profitable investment.  Alrosa executive Sergey Ivanov mentions that “Luele pipe is the largest of all those discovered worldwide over the past 60 years since the discovery of deposits in Yakutia. Likewise, as a special investor in Luaxe project, ALROSA, who has relevant professional competence, will assume obligations for the new company’s project solutions and technical policy.  Additionally, the total commercial value of the deposit accesses at over USD 35 billion.”

Rough Diamond Sales

ALROSA Diamond Mining Company

Diamond Tennis Necklaces

Diamonds Suffer

Jewelry Industry Technology

Diamond Manufacturing

Grading Diamonds

Diamond Trading

Pink Diamonds

Diamond Cutters

De Beers Diamond Group

Argyle Pink Diamond Mine

Diamond Sales

Princess Cut Diamonds

Zimbabwe Diamonds

Engagement Rings

Diamond Demand

Diamond Prices

Severalmaz Diamond Mine

Diamond Industry

Diamond Tennis Necklaces

ALROSA

ALROSA Diamond News

Diamond Price List

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2, 2018

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings

Finding Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings can be easy when having the right amount of knowledge.  Rose gold uses a rhodium plating that has a chemical reaction which changes the color of the metal.   Moreover, a chemical reaction involves a process that rearranges the ionic structure or, molecular structure.  This is the same process used to make white or other colored gold.  Rose Gold rings can come in many styles.  For example, this Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Ring uses a petite halo.  Rose Gold Diamond Halo Rings can be found out 1800LooseDiamonds.com .  Finding the right style for Rose Gold Engagement Rings can be broken down into a separate categories.

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings often utilize u-prong settings.

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings

Any center diamond can be made to fit any kind of Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings.

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings

Many Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings utilize a bridge under the diamond halo.

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings

This style of Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings uses a small split shank.

 

Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Rose Gold Engagement Rings are gorgeous and come in many unique designs.  Finding a design for rose gold engagement rings can be a challenge.  One must find the correct search term to bring this up.  In order to browse, simply type in the phrase rose gold engagement rings in googleyahoo or bing.  This should bring up a variety of images and information.  All of it regarding rose gold engagement rings related.

Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Rose Gold Engagement Rings can come with a unique halo shapes.

Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Beautiful Rose Gold Engagement Rings can be found at 1800LooseDiamonds.com

Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Rose Gold Engagement Rings come in many styles. This is a Hexagon Shape Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings

Notice the basket on many styles of the Rose Gold Engagement Rings. This diamond halo engagement ring has diamonds set along the shank.

 

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Diamond halo rings can come in many styles.  For example, a rose gold diamond halo engagement ring can have a twisted shank or   These styles include art deco style, modern style, halo style, as well as classic style.  Additionally, within those categories, there are again many variations of the rose gold diamond halo engagement ring.  Moreover, such variations in styles include split-shank engagement rings, 3-row engagement rings, halo engagement rings and many others.

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

A Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Ring can come in Vintage Style and often have engraving work.

 

Rose Gold Engagement Rings

The rose color, also known as pink gold has become increasingly popular in the bridal world.  Furthermore, rose gold engagement rings are becoming increasingly popular because of the unique contrast.  Specifically, between the diamond and the metal colors.  Allowing for a dazzling display of light.

Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Rose Gold Engagement Rings can come in a variety of sizes.

Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Many Rose Gold Engagement Rings can come with single or double diamond halo’s.

Rose Gold Engagement Rings

A sample of what Rose Gold Engagement Rings look like with a split shank.

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings

Notice the basket on many styles of the Rose Gold Engagement Rings. This diamond halo engagement ring has diamond set along the shank.

 

 

 

 

 

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Rings

Many people have become enamored with rose gold diamond halo rings.  Furthermore, often times these rose gold diamond halo engagement rings are two-tone in color.  For example, a rose gold shank and a white halo are very popular and elegant.  Consequently, these color contrasts allow the diamond to still be the main focus.  Furthermore, white gold helps preserve the white color of a diamond. Rose Gold Diamond Halo rings often complement rose gold diamond wedding rings.

Rose Gold Diamond Engagement Ring

Two-tone rose gold diamond engagement ring. Shown in white gold and rose gold colors.

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Rings

This is a sample of a what two-tone Rose Gold Diamond Halo Rings looks like.

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Rings

Many Rose Gold Diamond Halo Rings come with micro-pave setting styles.

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Rings

Notice the setting on this Rose Gold Diamond Halo Rings bars.

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings

This is a sample style of a twisted shank rose gold diamond halo engagement rings.  This stunning design that focuses on the twist of the shank that flows directly from the halo.  Rose gold diamond halo engagement rings come in a bevy of different designs to consider.

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings

A sample style of Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings with a twisted shank.

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings

This style of Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings uses the u-prong style.

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings

Likewise, notice this style Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings uses the high polish for shine.

Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings

This style of Rose Gold Diamond Halo Engagement Rings uses a bridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engagement Rings Los Angeles

Solitaire Engagement Ring

Engagement Rings

Rose Gold Diamond Ring

Split Shank Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Melee Diamonds

Understanding Diamond Value

 

 

 

Emerald Cut Diamonds

Contact Us

 

 

 

June 28, 2017

Round Diamonds

Round Diamonds

Round diamonds are the most popular diamond shape.  The shape is also known as the round brilliant diamond.  Many diamond consumers today prefer this shape and consider it is considered to be a classic.  Round brilliant diamonds are the most reflective and shiny of diamond shapes.  Collectively, round brilliant diamonds represent the collective talents over many generations of gifted diamond and gem cutters over more the centuries.  A modern round diamond has evolved into either 57- or 58-facets.  The style of round brilliant diamonds has progressed through many stages of developments.

By 1750 round diamonds had evolved into a circular face-up.  Also, it has passed through many variations in facet size and proportions.   For example, the table size, crown height, and length has changed many times throughout the years.

Round Diamonds

Buying Round Diamonds in Los Angeles can be difficult. 1800 Loose Diamonds offers a large selection of loose diamond online at amazing wholesale prices.

GIA and Round Diamonds

GIA is an acronym for the Gemological Institute of America.  The Gemological Institute of America is the foremost authority in diamond and gem grading.  When the Gemological Institute of America grades round diamonds it assigns it a cut grade.  Also, they assign a polish and symmetry grade which as also very important when studying the composition of a round brilliant diamond. When buying a round diamond, one should consider buying it with the Gemological Institute of America certificate.

diamond grading report from an unbiased, scientific source such as the Gemological Institue of America is crucial.  This is because it is the passport to your diamond.  A proof of purchase and an addition in value.  Small and subtle differences in round diamonds can affect diamond value tremendously.  Moreover, many trained jewelers and diamond dealers often times cannot recognize these differences without lab verification.  Therefore it is imperative to insist before making any diamond purchases that your item come with indisputable verification of its quality.

Round Brilliant Diamond Cut Grade Origin

Marcel Tolkowsky perfected the modern round brilliant diamond cut.  In 1919 he was a young math student studying in London, England.  During this time he wrote a thesis for the perfect proportions for the round brilliant diamond.  Tolkowsky did indeed get his math correct his proportions are now known as the “Ideal Cut“.

From the laymen’s perspective, along with those of the diamond cutters, he was able to confirm his theory on the best way to maximize brilliance when cutting a round brilliant diamond. Furthermore, Tolkowsky noted that there was a trade-off between the diamond brilliance and diamond fire that results from a variety of combinations of the crown and pavilion angles.

Round Brilliant Diamond

A Round Brilliant Diamond

The Round Brilliant Diamond and Cut Grades

Round diamonds have come with 5 cut grades.  They are, excellent, very good, good, fair and lastly poor.  The dimensions of a round diamond are paramount to the brilliance of a diamond.

Round Brilliant Diamonds and Sparkle

It is a well-known industry secret that round brilliant diamonds have the most sparkle when compared to other diamonds.

Round Diamonds and Engagement Rings

Diamond engagement rings set with round brilliant diamonds are the most popular style of ring.  The round brilliant diamond offers the most sparkle and shines as well as a versatile look.
The round diamond goes well with any style, the art deco style, the solitaire style, and the vintage style all use this shape of a diamond to acquire a beautiful look.

 

Round Diamonds and the Rap Sheet

Round diamonds are unique in that they come on a separate price list that that of all the other shapes.  This is because the octahedral shape of the round diamond is cut into, is the rarest shape to be found in the ground.  Furthermore, the round diamond shape requires the most cutting to achieve its look. That means that they shave a significant portion of the diamonds material to give it its finish. Therefore, due to these circumstances, the round diamonds are the most expensive shape.

On average a consumer can expect an almost 15-20% difference in price between the round shape and cushion cut diamond shape.  However, in rare circumstances, consumers may encounter that fancy shape diamonds are actually more expensive than their round diamond counterparts.  This is because the market is work on rarity.  Additionally, the prices for fancy shape diamonds are highly dependent on cut and availability.  Well made and rare diamonds may trade at a 10-20% premium in some case.

Round Diamonds

Round diamonds and knowing Four Diamond C’s are imperative to know.

The Round Diamond and Brilliance

The round diamond is the most brilliant diamond of all the diamond shapes.  This is because the round diamond has angles reflect the most light.  A modern round diamond has 57 or 58 facets.  Throughout the years a number of facets on the round diamond has evolved.  Furthermore, round diamond facets have become larger, and the cutlets smaller.  The modern round diamond also has larger star facets and lower half facets longer.  For example, if one observes an older style of round diamond, they would see a noticeable difference in the pattern of light and dark.  Whereas a contemporary round diamond does not have this pattern.

Round Diamond

A Round Diamond is the most brilliant diamond shape.

 

The Round Diamond Vs. Princess Cut Diamonds

When comparing round brilliant diamonds to a fancy cut diamond of similar color and clarity, one will observe round diamonds almost always are more brilliant.  The princess-cut diamond, for example, is the second most popular shape after round diamonds.  The shape of the princess-cut is square or slightly rectangular. A princess-cut with the same width as the millimeter of a round diamond will weigh more in diamond carat weight.

This is because it has four corners.  The square princess-cut diamond is usually less expensive than its round diamond counterpart.  This is because it retains about 80% of the rough diamond.  As opposed to that of the round diamond which requires about 50% of the rough to be cut. Furthermore, because the diamond weight is maintained, this shape popular amongst diamond cutters and thereby consumers.

Round Diamond

Princess cut diamonds are the second most popular diamond shape on the market.

Round Diamonds and Fancy Cut Grades

Accredited laboratories like the American Gem Society Laboratory (AGSL) and European Gem Laboratories-USA (EGL-USA) are the only labs that currently assign a cut grade to the princess cut diamond.  However, many diamond manufacturers advertise ideal diamonds with differing faceting patterns and angles. Unlike the AGA, and EGL-USA laboratories the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has stated that there is not enough of a consensus or data to specify cut grading standards for princess cut diamonds.

Round Diamonds

Round brilliant diamonds come with cut grades whereas princess cuts do not.

 

 

 

Round Brilliant Diamonds

Round Brilliant Diamonds come in a variety of colors, sizes and clarities. GIA is the best certificate to own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jewelry Stores Los Angeles

ALROSA Diamond News

Diamond Trading

Princess Cut Diamonds

Jewelry Industry Technology

Cushion Cut Diamonds

GIA Certified Diamonds

Diamond Cuts

GIA

Emerald Cut Diamonds

Chinese Diamond Industry

Diamond Education

GIA Certified

Diamond Classifications

Buying Loose Diamonds

Engagement Rings Los Angeles

Engagement Rings

Fine Jewelry

Ideal Princess Cut Diamonds

color diamonds

GIA CEO

Tainted Diamond Pipelines
Type IIa Diamonds
Grading Diamonds
Melee Diamonds
Solitaire Engagement Ring
Vintage Style Diamond Engagement Rings
Contact Us
Diamond Jewelry Business
Buying Diamond Engagement Rings
Older Posts »

Powered by WordPress