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Read more about the article Will a feather EXPLODE my diamond?
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Will a feather EXPLODE my diamond?

Crack! Fracture! Cleavage! Gletz! These words are used to describe one of mother nature’s most common clarity characteristics. The feather. The dreaded feather. That notorious, ticking-time-bomb that could cause your diamond to EXPLODE!

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Read more about the article The ‘Secret’ of black diamonds
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The ‘Secret’ of black diamonds

History’s most famous black-diamonds may be those included in the Fantasy Bra worn by Adriana Lima at the 2008 Victoria’s Secret fashion show.. That's perfectly fitting, since black-diamonds have a “Secret” of their own, as we will reveal below...

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2020 vision

From the beginning, the International Gemological Institute has had total commitment to understanding consumer concerns. So it’s appropriate, at the beginning of 2020, that we are launching another means of…

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