Informative Articles

To keep you abreast of new discoveries in gemstone research, synthetics and treatments, we have listed a selection of informative articles written by experts in their field. 

In addition, to keep the industry informed of measures taken to protect the trade from conflict diamonds and to ensure consumers that the diamonds they purchase have not contributed to violent conflict and human rights abuses in their countries of origin, we also provide the following very important informative links:

WHAT ARE "CONFLICT DIAMONDS"?

THE KIMBERLEY PROCESS

THE DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

What Canada is doing about protecting the origin of Canadian diamonds:

THE CANADIAN DIAMOND CODE OF CONDUCT

HOW TO USE THE KIMBERLEY PROCESS WHEN TRADING IN CANADIAN DIAMONDS

Links to a selection of Canadian diamond brands:

CANADIAN ARCTIC™ DIAMONDS

POLAR BEAR DIAMOND™

CANADAMARK™

THE CANADIAN DIAMOND CERTIFICATE™

Check this page regularly for updates.

Disclaimer

The inclusion of any Canadian diamond brand link does not imply endorsement by EGL USA of the linked websites. Use of any such linked website is solely at the user’s own risk, and EGL USA accepts no liability, and makes no warranties or representations about any such website.


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Informative Articles
"European Gemological Laboratory Defines SI3"
Adding the SI3 clarity grade to the grading system was the next logical step.
'The Scoop on synthetics'
Can we ID them? Should we grade them? Do we need them?
'Cultured Confusion'
Should a man-made diamond be called "synthetic", or "cultured" and who are the important players in this controversial addition to the diamond industry?
"A Gemological Study of A Collection of Chameleon Diamonds"
The rarity of chameleon diamonds and their interest for the connoisseur are due to their unusual ability to change color temporarily when heated to about 150C, or after prolonged storage in the dark.
"Interpreting Diamond Morphology" - Part I
A diamond's morphological features reflect conditions of diamond formation and represent a unique characteristic than can be used to identify details of the sources of diamonds.
"Interpreting Diamond Morphology" - Part II
Morphological features reflect conditions both during diamond formation and also after emplacement, especially where alluvials are concerned.
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