NEW COLUMN: The Diamond Cutter’s Corner

By Glenn Lovelady

Technology is a wonderful thing that has changed the way we live our lives. Yet when it comes to diamond testing, it has its limitations.

There are a number of testers to choose from today, using different methods of identification and verification. This will tell you if it is diamond or a diamond stimulant.

That’s where it ends. To be competitive in this trade you’ll have to go a lot further to determine value.

We’ve all heard of the 4 Cs. If you can identify those in a diamond, a tester will be of secondary importance. Stick with the information I give you in this and future columns and surprise yourself with how little mystery is involved in diamond identification.


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