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March 25, 2021

Diamonds: What’s Your Type?

The classification system of diamonds, its importance, and laboratory testing processes. By Wade Abel, CG, Director of Gemological Services, AGS Laboratories You may have heard of diamond type; however, you may not know how important this classification system is and how it is used at AGS Laboratories. People may speak about diamond type in reference to rarity, which it can indicate. However, there are other important reasons for knowing the type of a diamond, especially when it comes to identification and detection of some very important factors. What is diamond type? Diamonds are classified according to their chemical makeup. We

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Making the Grade with Carter

By John Carter, CGA I’m sure I speak for all of you when I say it’s a relief to have come out the other side of a year that brought challenges to our lives that we could have never predicted but…we made it! So, now what? Having spoken with many of you over the past several months, I’ve been impressed by the spirit of our industry and our insistence to use 2020 the past year, not as an excuse, but as a chance to get better. Collectively, we used the shutdowns and slowdowns as opportunities to improve our businesses and

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