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An Overview of Cuts and Shapes

Gemstones: An Overview of Cuts and Shapes. DSO Archive publishes a research on some of the cuts and shapes that are most commonly used in jewelry settings today, their original designers, their main features and attributes. Round Brilliant. 58-facets cut. Created by Marcel Tolkowsky in 1919. Classic and traditional, it is ideal for diamonds and suited for […]

Gemstones Varieties

Gemstones: The  Jewelry Grade Mineral Varieties. DSO Archive publishes a research on some of the jewelry grade gemstones. The study observes their mineral formation, the trace elements that contaminate them and the varieties produced. Ethical sourcing involves all types of gemstones and international trading regulations must be observed by miners, traders, cutters and retailers. The […]

Fancy Color Diamond Countries

Diamonds: The World’s Top Fancy Color Producing Countries. DSO Archive publishes a research on color diamonds, on the elements that influence the color variations and where they are mined. The geological requirements involved to yield fancy colors are uncommon rendering naturally occurring shades infrequent. Trace elements, structural irregularities and radiation combine to mutate the colorless […]

Diamond Producing Countries

Diamonds: The World’s Top Producing Countries. DSO Archive publishes a research on the largest rough diamonds producing countries in the world. These countries comply with KPC trading regulations and they are enlisted on the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme list of participants. The diamonds mined in these countries are therefore ethically sourced and their trade may […]

Jewelry Groups

Jewelry: The World’s Jewelry Groups DSO Archive publishes a research on the largest jewelry groups in the world. The retail scene is populated by global jewelry brands that are often part of larger groups of brands. They are ethically and socially conscious and they contribute to generate awareness amongst consumers on ethical sourcing. LVMH Moët […]