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BaselWorld 2013: Changes and Trends

by Amber Zhai photo by rvoegtli | Flickr.com The highly anticipated 2013 BaselWorld Watch & Jewellery Show opened its doors on April 25th to some 1,460 exhibitors, over 100,000 international visitors, and at least 3,500 media reps from 100 countries. This year marked a new era for the world-renowned luxury watch and [...]

By |2022-08-23T09:35:36+00:00May 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Story Behind Pink Diamonds

By Alex Francis The Argyle Diamond Mine in Australia, source of the world's most sought-after diamonds | photo by David Gardiner | Flickr.com If after reading our Valentine’s Day post about the mysterious phenomenon of pink diamonds you were curious to learn more about the precious gems, you are not alone. Though [...]

By |2021-11-08T06:55:10+00:00April 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Convergence of Diamonds, Art, and Sound

by Alex Francis An installation featured at Audio Visual Arts in New York last month, titled Making a Record, is not your typical exhibition of precious gemstones. Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson, the artists responsible for the innovative installation, selected a ruby, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond to be fashioned into styli [...]

By |2022-11-16T00:09:30+00:00March 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

$50 Million in Diamonds Stolen from Belgian Diamond District

by Alex Francis Photo by Kristina D.C. Hoeppner | Flickr.com The diamond district in Antwerp, Belgium, is considered one of the most-secure places in all of Europe. Trading $200 million in rough and polished gemstones every day, the district conducts countless identity checks, is outfitted with about 2,000 surveillance cameras, and is constantly monitored by [...]

By |2022-12-16T18:58:30+00:00March 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Diamonds are…Pink?

Photo by FancyDiamonds.net | Flickr.com by Alex Francis If you didn’t know that diamonds could be naturally pink, don’t feel bad—you’re only slightly more out of the loop than the world’s scientists. The primary source of these pink diamonds is the Argyle Diamond Mine in Western Australia after which they are named, and they are [...]

By |2022-08-23T09:45:57+00:00February 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Valentine’s Day and Diamonds

by Alex Francis Photo by Katelyn Kenderdine | Flickr Valentine’s Day and Diamonds For decades now, the diamond industry has been the self-appointed sponsor of Valentine’s Day celebrations everywhere. And in a rather blunt article in the Huffington Post titled “Why I’m Not Buying Diamonds This Valentine’s Day,” diamond-aficionado Ira Weissman explains why it’s about [...]

By |2022-08-23T09:52:22+00:00February 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Secret Life of Diamonds

by Alex Francis Photo by FancyDiamonds.net | Flickr.com. Despite the world’s publicized efforts to clean up the diamond trade, millions of dollars worth of the precious stones—more than 90% of those sold throughout the world—continue to pass undocumented through the city of Surat, India.   The city’s lax regulations and cheap wages make it an [...]

By |2021-11-11T06:12:24+00:00January 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Proposed Update to the Definition of Conflict Diamonds

by Alex Francis Photo by Kim-bodia | Flickr.com. The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme was established in November of 2002 as the result of efforts by the international diamond industry, governments, and civil society organizations to stop the trade in conflict diamonds. Conflict diamonds, also commonly known as blood diamonds, are those that come from areas [...]

By |2022-08-23T09:44:41+00:00November 7th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ryan Lochte’s Diamond Grill

Gold and silver medals weren’t the only sparkling accessories at last weekend’s Olympic events. Swimmer Ryan Lochte, who won the gold for the 400-meter Individual Medley, made an eye-popping style choice to celebrate his gold medal. The swimmer donned an impressive diamond-encrusted grill and bared his twinkling teeth for the world to see. The Olympic [...]

By |2022-10-06T12:46:15+00:00August 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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