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Technology in the Diamond Industry: Jewelry Manufacturing

Jewelry manufacturing was once the work of skilled artisans, working mostly by hand. In some countries this is still the case, although technology is finding its way into even the simplest of manufacturing operations. Although many of the products we buy today are mass-produced for a global consumer public, jewelry has not yet gone down that route entirely. Although large retail chains do have assembly line production facilities using high tech tools and equipment to make jewelry, there is still a large element of the industry that remains niche, and that continues to focus on bespoke jewelry for a discerning clientele. However, in operations both large and small, technology is changing the way jewelry is made. Let's look at some of the recent developments and tools employed in the jewelry manufacturing industry.


What We Should Learn From Diamond Auction Houses

Diamond auctions drive a lot of attention. When a diamond sells for a record price, it's not just the diamond industry talking about it. The general press tends to pay a lot of attention to these sales, fully exposing the public to the sale results. Beyond the attention, there is a lot we can learn from auction houses' selling methodology that we can apply to our day-to-day diamond selling. The auction model works not only for selling multi-million dollar stones: it's also a model we can use to get the wider public interested in investing in diamonds.


10 Tips to Take Better Care Of Your Diamonds - Part 2 of 2

Like any valuable asset, diamonds must be properly maintained in order for them to remain beautiful, and to keep their value. Failure to preserve your diamonds in the best possible condition could ultimately cause your diamond jewelry to depreciate over time. Here is part 2 of the list showing the most important tips for keeping your jewelry looking its best over all the years that you choose to enjoy it.


10 Tips to Take Better Care Of Your Diamonds - Part 1 of 2

For many people, diamonds are amongst their most valuable assets. Whether part of an heirloom piece of jewelry, or held in a safety deposit box, diamonds are treasures. But like any valuable asset, such as a rare car or real estate, diamonds must be properly maintained in order for them to remain beautiful, and to keep their value. Failure to preserve your diamonds in the best possible condition could ultimately cause your diamond jewelry to depreciate over time. Let's take a look at some of the most important tips for keeping your jewelry looking its best over all the years that you choose to enjoy it.


Diamond Brokers

Since the early South African diamond rush of the 1870s, the role of De Beers, the market leader in rough diamond mining and sales, has changed dramatically. Going back to its early days, and continuing to the present, De Beers has utilized various brokerage firms to facilitate sales to diamond manufacturers, and to provide various other services. As the role of De Beers has changed, so has the role of the brokers, who serve both the miner and its customers. Let's take a look at the role of brokers, and how their services have evolved over the last 140 years.


Technology in Diamonds – Grading Technology

Grading labs are often at the forefront of research and development into new tools and detection equipment, while other technology companies are developing tools for the labs' benefit. Rough manufacturers also often use these tools to internally grade stones. This helps them to determine any defects in the stones, and to pinpoint stones that may need to be recut ahead of being sent to the lab.


The Most Creative (and Outrageous) Products Made with Diamonds - Part 6

Diamonds are the epitome of luxury. Although diamonds are traditionally used in jewelry, many designers have created other beautiful and one-of-a-kind items with this precious stone. These unique pieces allow their owners to find new ways of displaying their wealth and creativity. Some of these items have been criticized as an unnecessary extravagance. In this series we showed interesting albeit unconventional items that have been made extraordinarily valuable through the presence of diamond. Here is the last part of a list showing some of the most interesting ways that designers are incorporating diamonds into their product lines, transforming ordinary objects into luxury items.


The Most Creative (and Outrageous) Products Made with Diamonds - Part 5

Diamonds are the epitome of luxury. Although diamonds are traditionally used in jewelry, many designers have created other beautiful and one-of-a-kind items with this precious stone. These unique pieces allow their owners to find new ways of displaying their wealth and creativity. Some of these items have been criticized as an unnecessary extravagance. In this series we will show more interesting albeit unconventional items that have been made extraordinarily valuable through the presence of diamond. Here is the fifth part (read here part 1 , part 2 , Part 3, and Part 4) of a list showing some of the most interesting ways that designers are incorporating diamonds into their product lines, transforming ordinary objects into luxury items.


The Most Creative (and Outrageous) Products Made with Diamonds - Part 4

Diamonds are the epitome of luxury. Although diamonds are traditionally used in jewelry, many designers have created other beautiful and one-of-a-kind items with this precious stone. These unique pieces allow their owners to find new ways of displaying their wealth and creativity. Some of these items have been criticized as an unnecessary extravagance. In this series we will show more interesting albeit unconventional items that have been made extraordinarily valuable through the presence of diamonds.


Technology in the Diamond Industry: Mining

Technology is changing the way companies search the Earth for diamonds. Many of these new technologies are still in development, and their application in diamond exploration has not been fully implemented. Not so when it comes to new technologies in diamond mining and extraction. Some exciting new machines have come along in the past few years that are helping miners to improve efficiencies in diamond liberation and in worker safety, and to get more value out of each tonne of rock they process. Let's have a look at some of these new developments.


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