Tag: Diamonds

Where Do Blood Diamonds Come From?

Where Do Blood Diamonds Come From?

April 17, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Diamonds are a girls best friend, right? But where do these shiny gems come from and what exactly is a “blood diamond?” This infographic from Masters-in-Business.net takes a look at this ongoing issue.

Diamond Engagement Rings and Diamond Stud Earrings

Diamond Engagement Rings and Diamond Stud Earrings

December 6, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

This infographic from DiamondStudsWholesale.com takes a look at the history of diamond engagement rings and diamond stud earrings, focuses on the diamond buying process, looks at the typical life cycle of a diamond in a retail environment, moving from the hands of a trader, to when a jeweler sells the ring at a marked up price and even addresses retail sales as well.

Diamonds Are Forever: Process of a Diamond Ring

Diamonds Are Forever: Process of a Diamond Ring

October 4, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

In 2011, $11 billion was spent on wedding and engagement rings in the U.S. Picking the right ring is an important part of the proposal process. It’s estimated that grooms can sometimes take somewhere around three months to find the right diamond ring for their brides. This comes to no surprise, thanks to the various diamond types, sizes, and styles that exist on the market and in jewelry stores today.

10 Lost Engagement Rings And How They Were Found

10 Lost Engagement Rings And How They Were Found

September 12, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Engagement rings can have several prices, from a few hundreds of pounds to several thousands. However, losing one is always sad, unless you find it in the most unexpected way. The folks at Purely Diamonds look at 10 lost engagement rings and how they were found.

Why You Should Care Where Your Diamond Comes From

Why You Should Care Where Your Diamond Comes From

April 16, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Why do so many couples care where their diamonds come from? Maybe the best answer to that question is that many diamonds are tainted by bloodshed and violence. But the ethical problems facing the diamond industry run deep, and are more varied than some people realize. In too many ways, diamond mining contributes to the exploitation of people and the environment.

Let’s Go Steal Some Diamonds

Let’s Go Steal Some Diamonds

January 22, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Hollywood movies have added glamour and excitement to diamond heists, as well as provide viewers a cinematic experience on how they are executed without a hitch. This Brilliance infographic featuring some of the most famous ones shows the many “facets” that make up a high-profile diamond theft. It also describes the different profiles of those who work to make the heist a success: the hacker, the grafter, the mastermind, the thief, and the muscle guy.

Why Does My Diamond Ring Cost So Much?

Why Does My Diamond Ring Cost So Much?

January 7, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

If you are hoping to impress a loved one with a diamond ring this year why not do the smart thing and buy from a reputable diamond trader? By commissioning a jewellery designer you will not only get a ring made just for you but could also save yourself a considerable amount of money!

The Anatomy of a Diamond

The Anatomy of a Diamond

September 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

This infographic by Brilliance provides readers the basics of a diamond’s anatomy in a no-nonsense, highly informative manner. You’ll learn about the components of a diamond (table, crown, girdle, pavilion, and culet) in-depth, and educate yourself on how to evaluate the cut of a diamond via helpful diagrams. There are also handy tips and advice interspersed in the infographic which can prove especially helpful for first-time diamond buyers.

Facts About Diamonds

Facts About Diamonds

June 25, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Diamonds have long been valued by people. We value them for many reasons including as a commodity, as a sign of love and also as a status symbol. The infographic below, published by DeBretts Online Jewellery, has many useful gems if information that will perhaps explain why we put so much value on these trinkets.

How To Buy Diamonds Without Breaking the Bank

How To Buy Diamonds Without Breaking the Bank

April 6, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Let’s face it: buying a diamond can feel overwhelming and sometimes downright confusing. This is especially true if you’re shopping on a budget. The following diamond buying guide by Brilliance provides some tips on how to save money and still get that “WOW” factor when buying a diamond or a ring.

Blood Diamonds On The High Street

Blood Diamonds On The High Street

March 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In 2003 the United Nations introduced the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) to certify that diamonds are conflict free. The KPCS defines conflict diamonds as those which are funding rebel armies in areas of conflict. One flaw in the process is that it does not recognize governments who are committing acts of violence in their own country.