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Diamond Grading: Understanding the Four C’s
July 25, 2017
Most people have heard about the four C's of diamonds through advertisements or direct contact with jewelry salespeople. However, while familiar with the concept, most individuals are a little sketchy on the details. The four C's include diamond carat weight, clarity, color, and cut. Diamond Carat Weight Carat weight is pretty black and white. Diamonds...
What is diamond ?
July 24, 2017
Diamond is a native crystalline carbon that is the hardest known mineral. It is usually nearly colorless. When transparent and free from flaws it is highly valued as a precious stone. It is also used industrially, especially as an abrasive. Crystallized carbon produced artificially is also called diamond. The name diamond is derived from the...
A report from De Beers’s new diamond mine
July 23, 2017
GAHCHO KUÉ is too far north for trees. In the few snowless months, its surroundings in Canada’s Northwest Territories resemble a sprawling archipelago, as much lake as land, dark ponds stretching flat to the horizon. Wolverines roam, as well as bears, foxes, hares and caribou, though the herds have dwindled. There are no roads, no...
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