Jogia Diamonds' Blog

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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Why Visual Diamond Comparisons are Passé

June 15th, 2009

Even with huge progressions in diamond technology, a lot of jewellers still say that a prospective diamond buyer must view a diamond prior to purchase. Of course, not trading online means that they are completely biased, but is it a really valid assertion?
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Press Release: GAA Awards It’s First Diploma in Gemmology (Diamonds)

June 11th, 2009

Ronnie Bauer, the current Federal Chairman of the GAA has just been awarded the Association’s only Diploma in Gemmology (Diamonds). At the same time he also was awarded the Association’s accredited Diploma in Gemmology and Diploma in Gemmology (valuations). “I feel very honoured to be the first and currently the only recipient of the Diploma in Gemmology (Diamonds).” Said Ronnie, “ But that’s it! At 53 I don’t want to do any more exams.” That statement however was short lived. Ronnie revealed in the next breath that he has enrolled in the GAA’s jewellery sketching and design courses.

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