No doubt, the relative high values, ease of concealment, and untraceable attributes of diamonds, gemstones, and jewelry
prove quite appealing to criminals.
Consumers can ask for Kimberley Process certification on a retail diamond, but a recent survey in London showed that fewer than 20 percent of jewelry
shops were able to provide documentation.
But a recent survey of 21 insurers to which jewelry
appraisals were submitted found that only 1% of diamond appraisals mentioned cut, which includes the shape of the diamond; its finish; and the symmetry of its facets.
Venturelli's initial chapters are particularly fine concerned as they are with a consideration of the luxury arts at the court of Ludovico ii Moro; the importance of hard-stone workshops in sixteenth-century Milan; and the use of jewelry
and gemstones in banking, where the Jews played an important role.
At the same time, she had boosted her homeowner's policy with additional jewelry
coverage for another $75 a year.