Month: June 2015

Diamond Shopping? Why the GIA Certificate Matters

Diamond Shopping? Why the GIA Certificate Matters

What is the GIA? GIA (the Gemmological Institute of America) is an organization whose work is to research and educate about the jewellery arts and gemmology. GIA was founded in 1931, with a dedicated mission to protect everyone who buys and sells gemstones by setting certain standards (and maintaining them) that weigh up the quality …

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Diamond Fluorescence

Diamond Fluorescence

The impact of fluorescence is often a misunderstood topic. The concept has been debated over the years by numerous scholars and researchers. There are two aspects that should be considered. First is the strength of the fluorescence. According to the laboratory grading reports, the strength varies from none, faint, medium, strong, to very strong. Strong …

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