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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 |2022-04-11T16:51:45+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 |2022-01-10T09:03:56+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 |2022-01-10T06:40:48+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 |2022-04-11T16:51:07+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 |2021-11-08T05:45:08+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 |2022-04-11T17:32:54+00:00March 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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