Big diamonds are a mines best friend - 2006

Nunavuts first diamond mine is producing some pretty impressive stones right from the start. Officials with the Jericho diamond mine say in June miners found a 59-carat, high-quality diamond worth about $400,000. The diamond is about 2.5 centimetres in diameter, the size of a large marble. Grant E...

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Output slump makes diamonds a top investment - 2006

For the first time in 25 years, diamond output is declining and that may make the world’s most coveted stones a better investment than copper, nickel and zinc, this year’s top-selling commodities. Production from diamond mines worldwide is likely to fall 2% by 2015, says James Picton, a...

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Coloured Diamonds show in Monte Carlo - 2006

Graff Diamonds, world leaders in diamonds and fine jewellery are displaying its unique collection of magnificent jewels in Monte Carlo including rare fancy coloured diamonds and gems in every size and shape. Naturally coloured diamonds come in a variety of hues and depths of colour – red, pin...

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Queens Dresses and Diamonds Go on Show at Buckingham Palace - 2006

Buckingham Palace, the London home of Queen Elizabeth II, opens its state rooms to visitors today with an exhibition of dresses and diamonds worn by the monarch for official visits and family events. Touring Canada and the U.S. in 1957, a slender queen wore a crinoline-style dress, embroidered with...

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Diamond mogul honoured by Belgium - 2006

ANTWERP, BELGIUM 25-07-06 – The Belgian foreign ministry has informed Dilip Mehta, the CEO of the Rosy Blue Group, that he has been awarded the title of Baron in the annual royal honors list. The title is one of the highest civilian honors granted by the Belgian monarch. The announcement was ...

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GIA to Grade Synthetic Diamonds - 2006

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will soon begin issuing synthetic diamond grading reports for the first time. GIA says the decision is in response to the growing number of gem-quality, laboratory-grown diamonds entering the marketplace and the ensuing need to distinguish them from natural...

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London Museum displays Tiffany treasures - 2006

LONDON — After an array of dazzling pendants, earrings, and bracelets comes the piece de resistance: the 128-carat Tiffany Diamond, one of the largest yellow diamonds in the world. The gigantic gem is the show-stopper of "Bejewelled by Tiffany" at the Gilbert Collection, one of thre...

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Sale of Princess Margarets possessions raises $34 million - 2006

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Valuables that once belonged to Princess Margaret, the late sister of Queen Elizabeth II, brought in $34.01 million at a Christie’s in mid-June, far exceeding presale estimates. Among the 192 jewelry items sold at the auction were the Poltimore tiara, which the ...

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Diamond Spa offers special diamond treatment - 2006

Diamond Spa offers special diamond treatment A Tokyo spa is offering a “Celeb Champagne Gold Course,” in which the customer is bathed in a Jacuzzi filled with 22 bottles of champagne and then has a “body peel” using diamond dust. The treatment costs $2,800 and has brought i...

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$1 million diamond scarf unveiled - 2006

LAS VEGAS – Boston-based diamond and jewelry manufacturer Hearts On Fire unveiled a “DreamScape diamond scarf” at the Couture Show in Las Vegas on May 30. The $1 million, 36-inch scarf, which was designed with a specific but unnamed celebrity in mind, is set with 133 carats of the...

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IGI Answers Consumer Diamond Origin Concerns - 2006

In anticipation of possible negative fallout from the release of Hollywoods “The Blood Diamond” movie the International Gemological Institute (IGI) said it offers verifiable documentation regarding the origin of all diamonds. In a press release issued on May 25, the IGI said that its Ce...

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Dust to Diamonds?: Cremated remains turned into precious Gems - 2006

EVERYONE said she was a gem. Now, just eight ounces of cremated remains is all it takes to turn your mother into a diamond. In fact, there is enough carbon in those ashes to make about 20 gems. And there will still be several pounds of ashes left over to display on the mantelpiece. So far, nobodys...

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235 Carat Diamond Found in South Africa - 2006

A 235 carat, cape yellow diamond was reportedly found in South Africa by Nare Diamonds, a small unlisted miner. The rare find was made at Nare’s Schmidtsdrift mine, which went online last month. Three months ago a De Beers employee picked up a 316.7 carats diamond at the Venetia mine in Sout...

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Tiffany outlets planned in Beijing and Shanghai - 2006

AFNS] NEW YORK, USA 28 March 2006 – Tiffany & Co. announced on March 20 that it plans to open two new stores in China this year. The first of the stores will open in May in Beijings Oriental Plaza, a prominent retail center. It will measure approximately 1,900 gross square feet. Shanghais ...

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London exhibit of diamond collections planned - 2006

London’s Natural History Museum will host an exhibit of rare white and fancy color diamonds from July 7 through February 26, 2006. The exhibition, titled simply Diamonds, is sponsored in part by the De Beers Diamond Trading Company and the Steinmetz Diamond Group. Several private collections...

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Christie’s raised more than $31.7 million in its “Magnificent Jewels” sale in New York on April 12 - 2006

Christie’s raised more than $31.7 million in its “Magnificent Jewels” sale in New York on April 12. Of the 413 lots offered, 363 were sold. The two most spectacular sales at the auction were a 50-carat flawless diamond cut by Lawrence Graff, which he bought back for $4.2 million, ...

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De Beers forecasts double digit sales growth in China - 2006

De Beers forecasts double digit sales growth in China De Beers expects double digit sales growth this year in mainland China and single-digit growth in Hong Kong, reported China Daily’s Hong Kong edition. The company noted that higher incomes are prompting China’s emerging middle class ...

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