• 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…

  • Gems & Gemology

    Diamond 4Cs : The Cut

    The Cut: The Key to a Diamond’s Sparkle When it comes to diamonds, the cut is arguably the most critical of the 4Cs—Cut, Carat, Color, and Clarity. It’s the cut that determines how well a diamond interacts with light, creating the sparkle and brilliance that make diamonds so captivating. Let’s…

  • Gems & Gemology

    4Cs – An Overview of Diamond Grading

    Understanding the 4Cs of Diamond Grading: Cut, Carat, Color, and Clarity When it comes to choosing the perfect diamond, understanding the 4Cs—Cut, Carat, Color, and Clarity—is essential. These four factors determine a diamond’s quality and value, helping you make an informed decision. Let’s delve into each of these critical aspects…

  • 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…

  • Brands' History

    Cartier’s history

    “To preserve, innovate, share” “Preserver, innover, partager” – Cartier.com Cartier, the globally renowned French luxury goods company, is universally celebrated for its breathtakingly exquisite jewelry, intricately crafted watches, and high-end accessories. The illustrious history of this luxury powerhouse can be traced back to the year 1847, when it was founded…