The latest BTD news has been posted on our discussion board. Here are a couple of highlights:
We completed the first ever Amora Gem radiants last week – these were 10x8mm. Here’s a studio photo:
and a studio video:
We’ll have 9x7mm Radiants ready in the next two weeks.
Here’s the link to the Amora Radiant page:
Amora Gem Ultra: Ultra sales continue to rocket. We’ve restocked a number of 7.5mm and near 6.5mm (.90ct) today, and are working hard over the next few weeks to really stock up on the 6mm – 7.5mm which have been historically very low on stock. Of interest, the latest sets of Amoras have trended back towards F as the default with D color being much more in line with the historical norm of 10%.
Timeless Regal for Cushion – video: With our Timeless Regal for rounds being our best-selling ring by far, we’ve been expanding the Regal to cover all of our Amora Gem shapes. I’m thus happy to show you our first video of our new Timeless Regal for Cushions:
Here’s the link to our Cushion Regal page:
Takara lab diamonds – now in Ideal cut rounds! We had our latest restock of our Takara lab diamonds in sizes from 1.03ct – 1.51ct. The big news is that *all* of these Takara’s are now being cut to Ideal cut rounds!
This will also be the case that all Takaras going forward will be cut to Ideal cut round standards. This is another step forward for the Takara lab diamonds and we’ll have a new video and photo made to show off the ideal cutting.
Takara 1.03ct – D color, Ideal cut, Internally Flawless! I’m also happy to announce that this restock of Takara’s has our first ever D color, Internally Flawless Takara! That’s a very exciting achievement as it puts this Takara as among the most perfect diamonds on the planet. Takara’s are already purer and harder than 98% of all mined diamonds and now we have both a D color and Internally Flawless, putting this Takara as one of the most perfect (atomically and gemologically) diamonds on the planet.
While we typically have high clarity overall (i.e. VVS is the norm) for most Takara’s, this is the first time to ever achieve D color and Internally Flawless!
Our Takara lab diamond inventory page is here:
Elephant poaching updates. I’m happy to note that there has been several ‘good news’ accomplishments this past month for the betterment of Elephants everywhere:
1 – WA State passes a statewide ban on trafficking and sale of animal parts from 10 endangered species, including Elephants.
2 – Tanzania getting serious about stopping poaching and this month they captured two long term criminals known as “The Queen of Ivory” and “The Devil”. Their capture is a great sign of future improvements for elephants everywhere.
Since this update was delayed a week due to computer issues, we’ll have a smaller gap (three weeks) before the next update.
In the interim have a great weekend, and for US readers – Happy Thanksgiving! See you at the end of November as we head into the Holiday Season!
The full post, with more news, updates, and videos, can be found on our discussion board here!