Jogia Diamonds' Blog

The Cost of Making An Engagement Ring

April 29th, 2010

Something that we do on a daily basis is provide quotes on manufacturing engagement rings, wedding rings and other jewellery. Sometimes, especially with very labourious jobs, customers are surprised at the high cost, whereas with simple jobs, the are surprised at the low cost.
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Brass and Glass?

February 24th, 2010

“Brass and Glass” is the affectionate name given to silver replica rings set with cubic zirconias. It essentially allows jewellery shoppers to try on rings and other jewellery before they buy so they can see what it looks like on their hand, whilst keeping inventory cost for the retailer at a minimum.
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Cleavage Plane Fractures

January 5th, 2010

It is a common belief amongst the diamond buying public that diamonds are unbreakable. After all, they rate 10 on the Moh’s scale, so they must be tough, right?
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JAA Release Code of Practice

December 6th, 2009

A few weeks ago, the Jewellers’ Association of Australia (JAA) released their highly anticipated Code of Practice.
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Current Gold Price and The Cheapest Way to Buy Gold

September 15th, 2009

There’s been quite a bit of hoopla in the American media lately about the price of gold reaching US$1000 per ounce.  However, as this article explains, it has really dropped about 25% in Australian dollar terms from its highs in February.

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Our New Jewellery Workshop

August 29th, 2009

Over the past few months, we’ve been working on building a new jewellery workshop. This past week, we finally finished it, so I guess it’s time for photos.

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Fluorescence – From Foe to Friend?

July 20th, 2009

Over the past 18 months, we have been stocking a good number of diamonds with fluorescence. In days gone by, high colour diamonds with strong fluorescence were marketed as “blue-white” diamonds and commanded a premium. In modern times however, fluorescence has been typically frowned upon by the trade and therefore consumers. However, is this about to change?
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Statement Regarding Twitter Remark

July 3rd, 2009

A recent remark on our Twitter site has been taken completely out of context by by person(s) unknown and has been used vexatiously for a smear campaign against Bauer Gemmological Laboratories (BGL) in Melbourne.  We wish to state that BGL has never  lost  a diamond we have sent  to them, nor have they ever cost us one dollar in losses.

We have full confidence in BGL which is regarded as one of the three best grading laboratories in Australia and we are still sending our diamonds to BGL for certificate verification and laser inscribing.

Jogia Diamonds sincerely apologies for any  inconvenience this  incident has caused BGL.

New AGS & GIA Arrivals

June 23rd, 2009

Today we received some AGS Ideal princess cut diamonds, as well as the stones back from the GIA that we sent to them a few weeks ago.
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Australia’s Top Diamond Grading Laboratories

June 16th, 2009

For a potential diamond buyer, it is easy to research online and find out which are the best diamond grading labs located overseas. For example, GIA and AGS have a stellar reputation, whilst IGI and EGL don’t.
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