Brave New World



Separating real from man-made is no longer a naturalWhat do these four recent news items have in common? • De Beers announced a rationing plan limiting production to 40 million carats a year, emphasizing that worldwide diamond production would fail to meet rising demand in the coming years. • A new type of high-quality, unseeded cultured pearl hit the market in March. Classified as natural, the pearls’ identification process was difficult, say lab technicians. • The Diamond Dealers Club in New York City is embroiled in a legal brouhaha over voting procedures and defining who is a legitimate member. • And, as we report on page 98, a CVD (chemical vapor deposition) diamond larger than 1.00 ct. was recently graded, a first for a man-made diamond this size.These four developments point to the complex new reality of our rapidly changing standards. The limitations of “natural” ar
JCK PRO

This content is exclusive to JCK Pro subscribers. Subscribe now to access this and much more with discount code GOPRO21 for $199 for an entire year of access (reg. $249).

SUBSCRIBE TO CONTINUE

Already a JCK Pro? Log in

A JCK Pro subscription is your all-access pass to people and resources on the
cutting edge of the retail jewelry industry, from the industry authority you
know and trust

Learn about the Perks of JCK Pro

Log Out

Are you sure you want to log out?

CancelLog out