Gemological Science International (GSI) President and Co-Founder Debbie Azar Interviewed by Bold TV
Debbie Azar, President and Co-Founder of Gemological Science International (GSI), was interviewed by streaming news channel Bold TV on Friday, October 10. During her segment, she commented on diamond spending trends amongst millennials and what consumers should look for when buying diamonds.
Azar spoke with hosts Julie Sun and David Grasso about how millennials are buying diamonds. In fact, they make up 40 percent of all diamond sales, and added that many are women “self-purchasers.” On lab-grown diamonds, Azar explained that while they have the same physical, chemical and optical properties – there are noteworthy differences.
“There are some key differences, such as the price, and the value,” Azar stated when asked about natural and lab-grown diamonds. “It’s important to also note that natural diamonds have historically maintained their value, which is why they are passed down from generation to generation and why you can sell them on the secondary market,” she added, noting that the long-term value of lab-grown diamonds is still unknown.
She concluded that both options may be the right one for consumers based on their buying needs and as long as they are educated between the two, and receive a grading report from a reputable gemological lab like GSI to know exactly what they are getting.
WATCH the BOLD TV video interview with Debbie Azar on YouTube!
A behind-the-scenes moment at BOLD TV!
Debbie Azar, Co-Founder & President of GSI, is wearing First Light diamond earrings and BOLD TV Host Julie Sun is wearing Vera Wang Love earrings and a RockSolid diamond pendant.
Article Published on “DiamondWorld.net” on November 8, 2019
About The Author
Debbie Azar is the Co-Founder and President of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and a distinguished leader in the global diamond and jewelry industry. As an executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries, her entrepreneurial skills and vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide, establishing 13 leading-edge gemological facilities on four continents. She currently serves on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, and Jewelers for Children, and is a member of the 24 Karat Club of New York. She has been featured in Forbes, Daily Mail, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, Fox5, CBS2, BOLDTV, Varney&Co, The Street, and NASDAQ, among others.