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EU Ends Sanctions on Diamonds from Zimbabwe

  Zimbabwe Landscape | photo by MAZZALIARMADI.IT via Flickr.com   An official statement released by the European Union confirms their decision to resume doing business with the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation, ending its ban on the importation of rough diamonds from the nation. Zimbabwe’s diamond exports were suspended under the Kimberley Process [...]

By |2022-08-23T09:38:36+00:00September 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rare Blue Diamonds Set to Sell for Millions

  photo via M.S. Rau Antiques   Blue diamonds are among the rarest of the fancy colored gemstones, and two of them are expected to sell for tens of millions of dollars in the coming weeks. The first is the Royal Blue--a 10.6-carat cut-cornered, modified brilliant cut diamond that is just one [...]

By |2022-08-23T09:45:00+00:00August 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

India Could Be Sitting on Untouched Diamonds

photo by soundog via Flickr Roughly 100 miles underground, massive amounts of heat and pressure crystallize carbon into diamonds. The rough stones are then pushed toward the surface through small volcanic eruptions known as kimberlite eruptions, which seem to have stopped occurring 20 million years ago. It is from these kimberlite pipes [...]

By |2022-08-23T09:26:53+00:00August 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Online Diamond Sales are on the Rise

As wedding season fast approaches, engagement and wedding rings are hot commodities—but it’s not just physical jewelry stores that are enjoying the extra business. More and more people are instead turning to the Internet to buy diamonds and rings, and the online market for jewelry has enjoyed consistent growth as a result. According to [...]

By |2021-11-11T06:05:46+00:00June 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Diamond Is Forever…But It Wasn’t Always

by Amber Zhai   photo by Tela Chhe | Flickr.com   The first request a woman’s friends make upon the announcement of her engagement is always the unfailing, “Let me see the ring!” It’s common knowledge now that engagement is synonymous with a ring, and many aspiring brides don’t even consider themselves [...]

By |2022-08-23T09:34:12+00:00June 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are Man-Made Diamonds Real Diamonds?

by Amber Zhai 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 both financial and sentimental value for their [...]

By |2022-08-23T09:34:47+00:00May 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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
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