Within any industry or scientific field, there will be certain things that are universally accepted as fact and things that are by enlarge controversial and largely disagreed upon
So, what are a the things that are generally disagreed and agreed upon in the diamond industry? Well, for a bit of fun, we’ve compiled a list of ten things the diamond industry agree and disagree upon. This list is by no means exhaustive, but should clear up confusion any diamond buyer has when they are told different things by different merchants.
Six things that the diamond industry disagree on:
- The best way to buy a diamond – online or offline?
- The best way to grade cut.
- The accuracy and consistency of commercial grading labs.
- The importance of cut quality vs other factors such as carat weight, colour and clarity.
- Sarin vs OGI
- Whether independent certification is important.
Four things that the diamond industry agree on:
- That synthetic and artificially enhanced diamonds are evil.
- That you should buy a diamond from them.
- That The GIA, AGS and HRD are the world’s top labs, unless they are trying to sell you a diamond with another certificate.
- That the problem of blood diamonds has been largely irradicated.