Articles tagged with: Diamonds

In the news; $50 million for a pink diamond, are we crazy?

By Esther Ligthart on Monday, 19 November 2018, in News

The Winston Pink Legacy sold for $50.375.000 at Christie's.

In the news; $50 million for a pink diamond, are we crazy?

The Winston Pink Legacy has been acquired by Harry Winston for $50.000.000,- A record-breaking price for a diamond, once again. Why are we so fond of diamonds and records? And are we crazy to spend this much on a stone?

Are you sure the diamonds in your jewelry are real?

By Esther Ligthart on Friday, 23 February 2018, in Jewelry Tips

Are you sure the diamonds in your jewelry are real?

You go to a store to buy a nice ring for yourself or your loved one. You had your eyes set on that white gold ring with the beautiful diamonds. Perhaps you have been saving money to buy it and today is the big day; you are going in to finally purchase that diamond ring! But wait, how do you know if the price you pay for this ring is fair? And how do you even know if these diamonds are real?

The recent Nirav Modi and Gitanjali scandal is a huge shock to the world of jewelry and may leave you questioning about your jeweler’s integrity when it comes to diamonds. But is this fair?

Marketing the myth: For consumers, Amsterdam is still Europe’s top diamond city

on Thursday, 30 November 2017, in Businessblog

Contributed blog by Ya'akov Almor

Marketing the myth: For consumers, Amsterdam is still Europe’s top diamond city

We are proud to present our first guest blogger on Bizzita! Ya'akov is Communication Director at World Diamond Mark and the Antwerp Diamond Trade fair. 

In 2017, Amsterdam, the city where the modern diamond industry struck its first roots more than four and a half centuries ago, has no major significance as a diamond trading center, and certainly no significance in diamond manufacturing.  Its bourse, which is the second oldest diamond exchange in the world, is small, and many of its 100-odd members are retailers. Any Dutch diamantaire will tell you that Antwerp is the world’s undisputed diamond hub.  

So how come consumers around the world think that Amsterdam is still the world’s diamond capital?

Smuggling a 1000 diamonds in your shoes...

By Esther Ligthart on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, in News

Smuggling a 1000 diamonds in your shoes...

Whether he was trying to make an extra buck, or did these operations on a more regular basis, we don't know yet. But a young guy was caught on the 13th of March with a 1000 diamonds, weighing 212,9 carat, in his shoes.

 

Selling your jewelry or diamond? Choose WP Diamonds!

on Friday, 30 October 2015, in Inspiration

Selling your jewelry or diamond? Choose WP Diamonds!

There is a lot of information about buying jewelry, but a lot less about selling it. However, I have received a lot of questions about what jewelry is worth, should people want to sell it. It’s a very good question and a very difficult one to answer. But now I have come across this wonderful company that deals with this question in the most professional way.

The Brian Gavin History

By Esther Ligthart on Wednesday, 21 October 2015, in Inspiration

Learn about how he works together as a family and where and how he learned everything!

The Brian Gavin History

Brian Gavin is known as *Brian the Cutter*.  Looking into the history of this fifth generation diamond cutter, I learned that his family originally came from Amsterdam. As a Dutch woman, that of course, intrigued me! When the opportunity was there to do an interview with him, of course I immidiately said; yes!

What no one tells you about the Four C’s

By Esther Ligthart on Monday, 07 September 2015, in Jewelry Tips

What no one tells you about the Four C’s

There are four “Cs” to consider when you are buying a diamond. Some are more important than others and it’s essential to understand why. According to renowned diamond expert Brian Gavin, of the internationally recognized brand Brian Gavin Diamonds, cut is the most important “C” to consider when purchasing a diamond.

Chopard welcomes you into their holiday wonderland

By Esther Ligthart on Tuesday, 09 December 2014, in Brands

Chopard welcomes you into their holiday wonderland

The holiday season is here! Trees are being put up in houses and town squares, the atmosphere of Christmas, with all its lights and festive songs is everywhere. And we start to think about shopping. Or maybe you have your first gifts already hidden somewhere in your home! Today I would love to inspire you with the beautiful world of Chopard. 

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