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From the experts

Girdle thickness

Aug 8, 2019

You may not know that girdle thickness happens on a sliding scale. For example, "Thin" is 10X wider than "Very thin." In fact the AGSL range for thin is the widest of all ranges. You can see below that it's wider than the ranges for medium and slightly thick...

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Scenes from our 2019 Get-Together

Jul 21, 2019

This event all came about because a resourceful and convincing client I’ll call WW (for privacy) stimulated interest with other gem and jewelry lovers. Ironically, WW was almost not able to come! Her original flight was cancelled due to weather, with no good options to regrou...

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Zimbabwe embargo ~ Blue Nile follows our lead

Jul 4, 2019

A big political problem arose for the diamond-industry in 2010 when Zimbabwe was officially allowed to export rough diamonds under the Kimberley Process. If you wonder how this is possible, the Kimberley Process was designed to fight human-rights-abuses of rebel-groups but had no legal powers to sto...

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Fluorescence fact & fiction

May 2, 2019

Why is fluorescence devalued by miners, producers and jewelers alike? Why is it considered a negative by so many professionals? Why is there such prejudice against a harmless chemical element that some diamond wearers love? Most importantly Why doesn't...

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Diamond mug shots

Apr 25, 2019

The whole purpose of your driver’s license photo is identification. That's also the purpose of a diamond grading report. The graders note and plot what they see at 10X magnification so other professional gemologists can verify the same characteristics i...

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Join us in Boise this July!

Apr 13, 2019

You’re invited July 12-13, 2019, for special High Performance Fun! This scintillating summer sparkle session is our first get-together ever. Bring a spouse or friend for fun in the sun, field-trips, education with experts and of course the chance to share and compare your h...

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Trade your old diamond up to Crafted by Infinity

Apr 3, 2019

We're often asked "Will you take a non-CBI diamond as part of my payment?" The answer is a happy yes! However, it's important to understand how this service works. Unfortunately, diamonds purchased from other sellers lose value shar...

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Damaged Goods

Mar 31, 2019

Permit me to explain how, in both fridges and diamonds, it's more beneficial for a seller to discount for deficits such as scratches (in fridges) or performance-reductions (in diamonds) than to repair the deficits. Please read on... Fridges are sold in many plac...

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Crafted by Infinity price reduction

Mar 21, 2019

By changing providers and policies in fundamental areas such as shipping, insurance, distribution and support we significantly cut our fixed-costs.  As a result we have just announced the first ever global price-reduction in Crafted by Infinity history. This price-reduction comes with n...

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