Once More, Slowly, With Feeling

Be careful what you write: People can—and often do—disagree with you. In the past few issues members of the jewelry community have taken issue with an opinion I expressed in the September 2001 JCK , in a column titled "Parsing Diamond Quality." Since then, there have been a number of thoughtful letters to the editor disagreeing with my perspective on the SI3 clarity grade. Actually, disagreement is a mild description. The reality is that I was raked over the coals. This is a good thing. JCK is written for everyone in the industry, but first and foremost, it is written for the owners and managers of retail jewelry stores. Our fundamental objective is to provide retail jewelers with thoughtfully written feature stories, articles, and opinion columns that ultimately will help them manage their businesses more effectively and more profitably. "Counterpoint" is an opinion column. It ref

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