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Tuesday
Jun182013

"Grading the Graders", well worth the read.... - a report by the Rapnet Team.

RAPAPORT... No two diamonds are alike and it seems neither are their grading certificates. A survey by RapNet – the Rapaport Diamond Trading Network, found significant differences between laboratories grading the same diamond. 

While there is a common language used in the grading of diamonds, there are clear inconsistencies in the use of that language, concluded Saville Stern, chief operating officer of RapNet. Stern oversaw the study and presented its findings at the fourth annual Rapaport Diamond Certification Conference in Las Vegas on June 2.  

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Tuesday
Jun182013

Take a look at the slight variances in colour of a white diamond through the GIA

Play with GIA's interactive diamond color tool to see the differences in color grades here:http://bit.ly/1713rap

 This is a great tool demonstrating the slight difference in colour with white diamonds. As you can appreciate, a cost benefit needs to be determined when deciding what colour you are looking for. Given Australia is sooooo close to the equater, our natural light is always fantastic, so you dont need to be higher than F or G in colour - you will save approximately 20% just by purchasing in the G colour range.

Monday
Nov052012

Equity Markets or Fancy ARGYLE Pink Diamonds?

Mandy Drury was standing in front of the big board of about 450 stocks at the CNBC studio. All stocks were heavily in the red. The market was down over 200 points. There was an air of nervousness as we were witnessing the worst selloff in the market in four months.

The market seemed to be paying homage to the 25th anniversary of Black Monday, the 19th of October, 1987, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dropped by 508 points to 1738.74 (22.61%).

I thought, nothing out of the ordinary had transpired - General Electric and McDonald’s missed analyst expectations, notwithstanding that they still reported respectable earnings. It was Google though that really made people sit up

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Wednesday
Oct312012

PRICE OF ARGYLE PINK DIAMONDS CONTINUES TO RISE

The strong prices generated by the recent Rio Tinto 2012 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender provided further evidence of the increasing value of the rare gemstones.

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Tuesday
Oct232012

Rio Tinto announces winning bids for its iconic red, pink and blue diamonds

22 October 2012

Rio Tinto's 2012 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, the most exclusive diamond sale in the world, has demonstrated strong global appeal and delivered an exceptional result for its iconic gems.

Bids for this year's Tender collection of 56 single pink diamonds, including two red diamonds and an additional 19 lots of blue diamonds from Rio Tinto's Argyle Diamond Mine in Western Australia, closed on October 15th. The collection was keenly contested with the final results demonstrating continued strong price appreciation.

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