• Gems & Gemology

    Diamond 4Cs: The Carat

    The 4Cs of Diamonds: Understanding Carat When it comes to diamonds, the 4Cs—Cut, Clarity, Carat, and Color—serve as the universal standard for evaluating these precious stones. Among these, Carat weight is perhaps the most well-known and easily understood characteristic, often associated with the diamond’s size. In this blog post, we…

  • Gems & Gemology

    Diamond 4Cs : The Color

    The 4Cs of Diamonds: Understanding Color When it comes to diamonds, the 4Cs—Cut, Clarity, Carat, and Color—are the standard by which these precious stones are evaluated. Among these, the Color of a diamond is a crucial aspect that significantly affects its value and appeal. In this blog post, we will…

  • Brands' History

    De Beer’s Diamond Monopoly

    Introduction De Beers, a name synonymous with diamonds, has played a pivotal role in shaping the global diamond industry. From its inception in the late 19th century to its current status as one of the largest diamond mining and jewelry companies in the world, De Beers has navigated a complex…

  • Exhibitions

    Cartier: Crsytalization of time

    Seoul Exhibition Review The Cartier Exhibition, “Crystallization of Time,” made a dazzling stop at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in Seoul this past May and June of 2024. This traveling exhibition, known for its multiple iterations across the globe, brought a breathtaking collection of Cartier’s finest pieces to the heart…

  • Gems & Gemology

    Sapphires? Rubies? What are they really?

    In a Nutshell: both sapphires and rubies belong to the Corundum family, meaning they share the same mineral composition but display a variety of colors. Essentially, sapphires encompass all the colors of corundum except for red, while rubies specifically denote the red varieties within the corundum spectrum. A corundum is…

  • Gems & Gemology

    Emeralds

    Emeralds are green gemstones and are part of the Beryl mineral family (other well-known beryls include Aquamarine and morganite). Emeralds come in a range of greens that are classified by hue, tonal grade and saturation value of the stone is in part determined by this classification. the color is attributed…

  • Gems & Gemology

    What is Gemology?

    Gemology is the scientific study and identification of gemstones. It involves the comprehensive examination and analysis of various aspects of gemstones, taking into account their physical, chemical, and optical properties. People who work in this field are known as gemologists. They use their knowledge and understanding of gemstones to assess…