Questions about Museum Services:
The Museum of Named Diamonds is a non-profit organization established by the jewelry industry to serve as a single Registry for the world’s named diamonds, and to preserve the stories of those diamonds. A Board of Governors sets the policies of the Museum, and an Executive Director and staff manage day to day activities. More details.
Yes, that is one of the primary purposes of the Museum, to preserve diamond stories. To put your own diamond, and its story, into the Museum, simply register it, and pay the $100 registration fee. You will be prompted to add the name, and any other information you'd like to include. Click here to get started.
No, the Museum is entirely online so your diamond's story can be shared with the world without it ever having to leave your finger. Certain optional extras (such as diamond engraving) do require the diamond to be sent to a gemological institute as part of the process.
There are five main benefits—we call them “romantic benefits” that you will receive when you register your diamond. We explain them here.
The diamond’s name is recorded officially and exclusively.
The diamond is displayed online in the museum.
The diamond’s story is included in the museum.
A frame-able certificate documents the diamond’s status.
The diamond and its story are preserved forever with blockchain technology.
But remember, these are simply the things the Museum does when you register. The advantages, or benefits, of the process are explained here.
There are a range of extras available that allow you to further personalize your diamond or add custom content to it's Museum page.
It must be a natural diamond, not a synthetic (sometimes called Cultured or Lab-Grown.) It may be a loose stone, or part of a piece of jewelry. Its size doesn’t matter. Even a ring consisting of multiple diamonds, can be named and included in the Museum. In that case the name is considered applied to the finished piece, or to the largest diamond in the piece, whichever is appropriate. There are no other minimum requirements, in terms of size, quality, etc. Remember, what makes the diamond special is its name, that name’s connection to your relationship, and the story or special memory which accompanies it.
Colored stones such as rubies, sapphires, or opals are indeed eligible for registration. Additionally the Museum may soon be adding additional “wings” that will allow the registration of other items of jewelry, possibly heirlooms, etc. If you are interested in this possibility, send us an email, and we’ll be sure to notify you when this is available.
Yes, they are available here.
Register your diamond today, by going here.
Questions about Managing Your Diamond:
Registered diamonds are all given unique names from their owners that represent the diamonds' history or the relationships they symbolize. Here are our suggestions for choosing a name.
All that is required at the time of registration is the diamond’s name, a sentence or more explaining where the name came from (the story of the name), the name(s) of the owner (this is hidden, and not publicly displayed) and at least one uploaded photograph of either the diamond, or the owner, or any relevant memory that connects to the diamond. Example.
Yes. Yes, at the present time there is no limitation on this. In addition, the name of the diamond itself may be changed within ninety days of registration. The Museum reserves the right, in the future, to charge time-and-materials fees, or other policies, as may be appropriate.
Yes. The Museum of Named Diamonds has been recognized by the World Diamond Mark unit of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (the governing association of the diamond industry) as the official registry of named diamonds in the world. When your diamond is given a name, that name will thereafter only apply to that diamond. This is actually a good reason to register your diamond quickly, so the name you want, and is special to you, is not taken by someone else. Register now.
Only if you want it to. The Museum keeps track of the owner’s name, but it is your choice whether to have that name appear on the diamond’s Museum Page. We suggest First Name/Last Initial, such as “John & Mary G.” That way it will be clear to you and your friends that it is your diamond, but no confidential information needs to be shown.
When you register your diamond, the owner of the email address which accompanies the registration is considered by us to “control” that diamond’s information, including a change in ownership. An email request to the Museum, notifying of an ownership change, and/or new email address that should henceforth be associated with that diamond, is all that’s needed. If there are special circumstances, contact the Museum and we can provide more information.
We'll be happy to help answer any further questions at our contact page or via firstname.lastname@example.org.