This year’s Grammys was a nostalgic revisit of timeless old-world glamour and class. The ever-stylish Lady Gaga sang jazzy big band songs in her collaborative Love for Sale, which was nominated for album of the year. Watching Gaga’s captivating performance was a Hollywood time machine.
Lady Gaga is known for her association with Tiffany & Co, and who could ignore those breathtaking diamonds. This year she left the fans wide-eyed with her Tiffany Schlumberger Nest earrings and Schlumberger Potager Leaves necklace.
The jewel business is booming, and maybe that’s because more millennials are getting married this year than ever before. Since gems are part of the time-honoured tradition, people want to make sure that they are getting value and something sustainable for their money.
Sarine Technologies is helping consumers with smart diamond shopping. The large conglomerate is a well-known part of the industry’s infrastructure, providing some of the world’s most advanced technology that not only defines cut, clarity, colour, and carat weight, but also the ownership chain of custody.
Whether buying a natural diamond or lab-grown, it’s essential to know the market value of your graded stone. Most of the real jewellery you will look at comes with a GIA 4Cs grading certificate.
What a lot of people don’t know, however, is that the impressive-looking piece of paper, in the form of an invoice or certificate, doesn’t mean that much. The evaluations are often inaccurate and based solely on the subjective analysis of independent jewellers.
Sarine is an affordable imperative for diamond shoppers because it provides the world’s most accurate grading through high-end imaging systems that use artificial intelligence.
The system performs precision grading of the clarity, colour, cut and carat weight, with an additional premium classification including four levels of light performance.
The other important consideration when shopping for a jewel is its provenance. Sarine uses blockchain technology that works in tandem with its fleet of scanners. Blockchain is an immutable digital record that certifies ownership, provenance, and chain of custody.
Gary Jacobs is graduating this year from an engineering program in Long Island, New York. When asked what he thought about digitally tracking things like jewellery he responded, “I own Ethereum so I’m familiar with blockchain. It makes sense using it for physical things if there’s a way to authenticate them.”
Gary is right. In fact, Sarine isn’t the only company using blockchain. IBM sells technology to vendors applying it to physical goods, and Walmart uses it to track some of its produce.
Sarine has networked scanning machines at mines and every point in the supply chain. Rough stones are scanned, creating a unique, forensic-level fingerprint.
Each point in its journey where the stone changes hands, every party involved re-scans the gem, and the information is updated in the online distributed ledger.
When the gemstone arrives at your jewellery store, it has a certified provenance with an identification that can be matched to its point of origin.
“We all care about sustainability,” said Taylor Russo, a junior studying television production on Long Island.
When asked if she would desire a gemstone for her proposal, she responded, “I honestly can’t imagine any girl would say no, but it has to be something not connected to child labour or blood diamonds. Everybody I know feels like this.”
Sarine’s tech is a shining example of how real diamonds can be sustainable. The company offers affordable, converged services that protect your investment.
Lady G’s fashion statements are just as compelling as her music and performance art. While most of us cannot afford her sparkling Tiffany & Co. jewellery, diamonds are something that most of us eventually purchase. Technology now helps us make the right decision.