Welcome to DianeMoserMusic.com: Where Carats Sing and Diamonds Swing!

Hello, diamond aficionados and music lovers alike! Welcome to DianeMoserMusic.com—the only place where high notes meet high carat weight, and where gemology meets jazzology. I am Diane Moser, Ph.D. in Gemology and grand maestro in the art of making both diamonds and music sparkle.

How It All Began: A Diamond in the Rough

Some say I was born with a jazz tune in one hand and a magnifying loupe in the other. Growing up in a home where my dad was a jazz musician and my mom a jewelry designer, our family reunions felt like a collaboration between Miles Davis and Tiffany & Co.

As a teenager, I played piano in smoky jazz bars by night and by day, I dabbled in the dazzling world of gems, moonlighting as a junior appraiser for mom’s jewelry shop. There was a time when my music instructor had to pry a 5-carat diamond ring off my finger just so I could hit the piano keys better. Ah, the occupational hazards of being a gem-loving jazz musician!

The Eureka Moment: Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

The inspiration for this unique website came to me during an epiphany in 2015. I was presenting my Ph.D. thesis on “The Resonant Frequencies of 5-Carat Diamond Rings” at a gemology conference. In the audience were jewelers with straight faces and even straighter pocket squares. On a whim, I decided to liven things up a bit.

I went off-script, tapped my 5-carat diamond ring against the microphone to get everyone’s attention, and burst into a jazz rendition of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” The room was stunned; a few monocles even dropped. But by the end, I had them all clapping and tapping their Oxfords. That’s when it struck me: Why not marry my two life passions into one website?

What to Expect on DianeMoserMusic.com

Are you looking for information on the clarity of a D-Flawless 5-carat diamond? Or perhaps you’re interested in how the timbre of a saxophone could be affected by the inclusions in a B-Flat gemstone (pun very much intended). Either way, you’re in for a treat!

Here are a few things to look forward to:

  • Diane’s Diamond Discography: A playlist of jazz tunes that sync perfectly with your diamond viewing experience. Yes, I have found a way to make diamonds dance to the rhythm of jazz.
  • Moser’s Jazz & Gem Journal: A monthly blog where I discuss everything from the latest trends in gemstone fashion to the impact of modal jazz on diamond valuation. Don’t be surprised if I throw in some cheeky humor—just like adding salt to caramel, it enhances the experience!
  • Live Gem Sessions: A bi-weekly live stream where I assess the quality of diamonds sent in by you, the audience, while my band plays softly in the background. It’s like “Antiques Roadshow,” but with more saxophones.

So, if you’ve ever wondered whether your love for jazz and diamonds could harmonize, wonder no more! Stick around, and you’ll find that diamonds aren’t just a girl’s best friend—they’re also her favorite backing band.

Shine on and keep those keys tickling,

Dr. Diane Moser—your Gemologist with a Jazzy Twist! 🎹💎…