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May 27, 2021

The Report Report: Cut Optimization Services

By Jerrica Hamblin, Laboratory Program Development Analyst, AGS Laboratories Although this column was created to discuss grading reports, in this issue, I will spotlight a relatively new service at AGS Laboratories that helps manufacturers take their diamonds to the next level in optimal cutting: our Cut Optimization service. The AGS Laboratories Cut Optimization service applies the proven skills, capabilities, and rich experience of our innovative team of research and development analysts. We offer quality guidance to manufacturers to cut, optimize, and achieve the AGS 0® cut grade. Our key areas of focus are: Optimizing fancy, proprietary, or patented cuts to

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Under the Scope: Interesting Inclusions

By Wade Abel, CG, Director of Gemological Services, AGS Laboratories Welcome to Under the Scope! In this segment, we will explore some of the interesting and unusual things as seen under magnification. The microworld of diamonds can be unique, insightful, and beautiful! Interesting Inclusions With all of the diamonds sent to AGS Laboratories, we often see interesting or unusual inclusions. Sometimes these result from what was included in the diamond during the growth process or are evidence of the growth process itself. Either way, these are a result of natural growth and give us insight into the conditions in which

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