Jogia Diamonds' Blog

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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Diamond Certificates – It’s All About Marketing

May 28th, 2009

In the May issue of the trade publication Jeweller, Anthony Bates of SGTL (Auscert) sounds off about local vs international labs. In the article, he states that he got a call from a retailer who perceived Auscert’s certificates to be inferior to those produced overseas. He then goes on to counter the retailer’s claim and explain why local labs such as Auscert are actually superior to those overseas.
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Lowest Diamond Prices in Years???!!!

May 7th, 2009

From early 2007 till mid-2008, the Australian dollar was riding high – at one point it nearly reached parity with the US dollar. At that time, many in the industry, including myself thought that diamond prices in Australian dollars were at their lowest point in years.
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New Signature Series Arrivals

April 20th, 2009

After much interest and intrigue, a couple of stones arrived today. Both of which have been sold 🙁
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Follow Us on Twitter

April 20th, 2009

You can now follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JogiaDiamonds!

DCLA Certificates Now $20 (For Diamonds with Auscerts)

March 18th, 2009

According to a good source of mine, DCLA is now offering their certificates for stupidly low $20 – provided the diamond has already been certified by Auscert.
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Manufacturing Jeweller Wanted

February 27th, 2009

Due to the popularity of our diamond engagement rings, diamond earrings and other diamond jewellery, we require a full-time manufacturing jeweller for our busy workshop located in North Perth.
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Showroom and Lab Update

February 25th, 2009

About a year ago, I wrote about our lab, which at the time was a year old. One year later, we have made even more improvements to our lab and upgraded our showroom to include rings (not just diamonds), and we’ll soon be showcasing our diamond studs as well.
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More GIA Grading Results

January 12th, 2009

Just before Christmas, we sent nine diamonds to the GIA for grading. As per usual, the results are below.
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