DIA Grading Laboratory was established in 1996 by GIA qualified grader Lesley Tsakos, and has continued to grow and service the industry for the past 21 years.
If there’s one lesson I’ve learned in my life, it’s that the most important element in doing business, is who you’re doing the business with.
Eureka is a mobile application that will change the way people in the diamond industry look/find/search for diamonds. It is a simple, updated stock-listing of diamonds that belong to registered dealers and has a powerful search feature to ensure quick access to specific diamonds required by other registered dealers. Continue reading…
This earliest of diamond “cuts” simply involved polishing away any blemishes on the faces of a diamond octahedron. Legend has it that the association of diamond with love came from the practice of French courtiers to use a point diamond to write messages on inconspicuous palace windows arranging assignments, hence engagement rings.
The table was a very early and practical diamond cut. It merely amounted to grind-ing and polishing away a heavily included or damaged point of a diamond octahedron.
De Beers Enterprise Development Project for Diamond Beneficiators
Project members Receive First Supply of Rough Diamonds from De Beers
After the successful launch of the De Beers Enterprise Development Project for Diamond Beneficiators that introduced the five Historically Disadvantaged South African (HDSA) owned diamond cutting and polishing companies that will receive assistance in their growth and development, the next major step was for them to receive their first supply of rough diamonds from De Beers.
BYL Diamonds is an industry leader in supplying wholesale diamonds to South Africa and the rest of the world.
Our partnership with one of the biggest tanzanite manufacturers in Tanzania allows us to supply the best quality stones directly from the mine.
The main focus of BYL Diamonds is exceptional quality therefore the majority of our stones are certified by GIA.
We put our heart and soul into each piece of jewellery using only the best metals South Africa has to offer.
Our collections include various sizes and shapes from certified loose diamonds and tanzanite, calibrated round diamonds, fancy cut calibrated diamonds, diamond and tanzanite tennis bracelets, designer diamond and tanzanite jewellery.
This series of articles briefly examines how and where gems originate.
In the case of diamond the long-standing mystery of its source was finally thought to have been resolved in 1870 with the first discovery of a diamond bearing kimberlite in the South African Free-State.
However modern research has revealed that kimberlite is not the matrix in which diamonds formed. In fact diamonds are formed in the very active high pressure and high-temperature zone that lies between the Earth’s solid crust and its outer mantle (Fig 3). That said, it should be noted that the occurrence of diamond is rarely associated with typical volcanic activity.
As a main feature Jack Friedman used the infinity sign to symbolize the enormity and ongoing nature of her roll as Miss South Africa.
The three main stones are Sugilite also called Luvulite (sold as the stone of love) This gorgeous stone is mostly purple and most often associated with royalty. The deposits of this unique translucent violet stones come from South Africa. The mine where these specific stones were mined is in a town called Hotazel in the Northern Cape. This violet crystal has a highly protective and healing property. One of Miss SA’s privileges is to assist in the healing of our nation and its people and this stone will protect her in doing so.