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Category Archives: Stone Removal

So your small diamonds aren’t worth anything?

It always blows our mind when a company sends in a shipment of overstock jewelry with the largest diamonds taken out but the majority of the other, smaller diamonds are left in.  We make a phone call, to ask if the customer would like us to process their stones. Many times they say “no thanks, […]

How Are Diamonds Priced?

Whether you are new to the diamond trade or are becoming more experienced with diamond sales, you may be somewhat curious about just how diamonds are priced. You probably know about the four Cs — cut, clarity, color and carat — which are the basic factors that determine pricing. What do these terms actually mean, […]

Jeopardizing the value of the entire diamond industry

As a precious metals refiner who also specializes in stone removal, we can attest it has been increasingly hard to segregate real diamonds from the man-made. Advances in synthetics have made it impossible to identify fakes and it is because of this many synthetics are being sold into the market as the real thing. In fact, in 2015 a package containing 110 man-made […]

Understanding the value of a diamond

Being a precious metals refiner we see many diamonds come through our factory to be processed.  Although we do not work with mined diamonds, we do process diamonds though our stone removal, sorting and appraisal services. We all know about the four “C’s” of valuing a diamond but we have come across some things you may […]