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  • Trading Safely Online: Top Tips for Avoiding Email Fraud, Phishing Scams and Hackers

    Trading online has many great advantages. It’s easy, efficient and cost effective and opens you up to a world of diamonds and inventory which would otherwise be difficult to access. However, as with all business matters where money and high value items change hands, you must be sure to trade smart in order to avoid falling victim to would-be fraudsters.

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  • A Retailer’s Guide to Natural Fancy Color Diamonds

    The diamond and gemstone industry is somewhat of an enigma. On one hand it is all about keeping up with the latest fashions and trends, yet on the other hand, its product is stones that have been on this planet since ancient times. While diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies and the various semi-precious gemstones have been worn and appreciated by different civilizations for centuries upon centuries, now ancient natural fancy color diamonds are coming into demand. So much so that many of the biggest jewelry companies, like Zales, Tiffany & Co., and Blue Nile have started heavily increasing their yellow diamond collections over the past year.

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  • Turning Damaged Inventory Into Profits

    If you don’t have a relationship with a diamond cutter (someone who actually cuts diamonds), chances are you’re missing out on countless opportunities to realize additional revenue for your business. Hidden in your safe or stashed away at the back of your drawer are the lesser diamonds, which you’ve taken in over the years. They may be chipped, scratched, burnt or broken - damaged goods in dire need of repair. More than likely, you have thousands of dollars tied up in diamond inventory that you aren’t able (or prepared) to show in their current condition. So how do you sell these diamonds without a decent cut grade or trusted grading report, especially if you are known as the trusted source for fine diamonds in your market?

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  • 6 Myths About Online Diamond Trading – DEBUNKED!

    With so many industries making the transition from brick and mortar to the cloud, the diamond industry is following suit. But should it be? Or is going online a necessity for jewelers looking to survive in what seems like an inevitable industry-wide shift? Furthermore, does the internet actually make sourcing and selling diamonds easier, more convenient and less expensive? Or is it an unnecessary waste of time?

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