Jogia Diamonds' Blog

AGS vs GIA – More Grading Results

November 29th, 2008

Last week, we sent two GIA certified stones to the AGS lab. The reason being was that the GIA both gave them a “very good” cut grade, despite them being what we thought top stones deserving of a higher cut grade.
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Hearts Pictures Now Available!

November 26th, 2008

For about six months now, we’ve mostly been selling hearts and arrows round diamonds, as opposed to non-H&A round diamonds. Now that we’ve made our Crossfire round diamonds H&A only, we thought it time to introduce hearts images to complement our Ideal-Scope arrows pictures.
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Proper Care for GIA and AGS Certificates

November 2nd, 2008

One thing that amazes me about diamond vendors in Australia is that lack any respect for GIA or AGS certificates, or any overseas certificate for that matter. By certificate, I mean the actual paper, that in the case of it being lost, stolen or damaged means that the actual diamond needs to be sent back to the lab overseas.
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How To Make A Loss On A $23000 Pair of Earrings (Australian Dollar Devaluation)

October 14th, 2008

Last week, we sold a $23,000 pair of earrings. They were nice, 1.21ct each, one was hearts and arrows and the other ideal cut.
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Australian Dollar Falling…

October 6th, 2008

Today the Australian dollar fell below 75 US cents for the first time in years.
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Diamond Shape Popularity

October 2nd, 2008

One of the things I’ve always wondered was how popular certain shapes of diamonds really are. So, I decided to gather statistics from our diamond search and see how many searches were performed on each shape.
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Clarification on New GIA Report Numbers Beginning With 21 and 51

September 27th, 2008

We’ve just received clarification from GIA that new report numbers beginning with 21 and 51 will be available on the online report check on October 1st.
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Results of GIA Certification

September 26th, 2008

A few weeks ago, we sent seven stones to the GIA in Carlsbad for certification. Six had our own “Jogia Grading System” certificates and one had a DCLA certificate.
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Square Hearts and Arrows – More Information

September 24th, 2008

In May, we wrote about the square hearts and arrows cut that we are now stocking. Since then, we’ve showed it to numerous people (funnily enough, mostly in the trade) who have all been amazed at the brilliance and sparkle of the Square Hearts and Arrows cut. Read the rest of this entry »

Site Improvements No 2

September 22nd, 2008

We recently made a few changes to our site…
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