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Are Man-Made Diamonds Real Diamonds?

By | May 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

by Amber Zhai photo by Savan Sekhon | Flickr.com Diamonds, which are formed over the course of millennia in the Earth’s mantle in the perfect conditions of temperature and pressure, have long captivated people’s hearts and imaginations. The popularity of diamonds has steadily risen since the 19th century, and they have always retained [...]

BaselWorld 2013: Changes and Trends

By | May 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

by Amber Zhai 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 jewelry tradeshow. After two years of [...]

Hundreds of Diamonds Discovered at Crater of Diamonds State Park

By | April 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

by Toni Ramirez   Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, AR. photo by kthypryn | Flickr.com   Murfreesboro, Arkansas, holds many gems—literally. Out of the 52 state parks within Arkansas’s borders, the Crater of Diamonds State Park is considered one of the most precious. Tourists and visitors can journey into the 911-acre [...]

The Story Behind Pink Diamonds

By | April 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 the [...]

A Convergence of Diamonds, Art, and Sound

By | March 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

by Alex Francis Sapphire Pendant, 2011 / Sapphire stylus used to cut sapphire record, sapphires, 22k gold, made by Karen L. Davidson 5/8” x 1” 3/8 x 3/16” in / 16 x 35 x 5 mm An installation featured at Audio Visual Arts in New York last month, titled Making a Record, is not your [...]

$50 Million in Diamonds Stolen from Belgian Diamond District

By | March 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

By | February 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

Valentine’s Day and Diamonds

By | February 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

The Secret Life of Diamonds

By | January 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]