Author Archives: Dr Shihaan Larif

Blue Diamond sold at Christie’s Auction for US$3.6 million

Photo above- Christie’s On Thursday the 11th of June at New York a rare blue diamond fetched approximately   $3.6 million-US$3,554,,500 or  US$565,000 a carat  at Christie’s Spring Jewellery Sale. The blue diamond, a pear cut 6.29-carat fancy intense blue stone was purchased by an  anonimous buyer. The auction held at the Rockefeller plaza (sale […]

Rare Mineral Specimen Donated to Lander University

The Environmental Geology program of Lander University ,College of  Science and Mathematics received a rare mineral specimen which was donated by Dr. Dan Robinson Jr. a Green wood county physician. The rare mineral was from his personal collection of gemstones and crystals. According to Greenwood Today the rare mineral has an appraised value of USD […]

International Diamond Council Updates Rules for Diamond Grading

Photo above: Chairman of IDC- Stephane Fischler This week the International Diamond Council (IDC) released an update of its “IDC rules for Grading Diamonds”. According to IDC Chairman Stephane Fischler, the rules were incorporated after  industry-wide consultations   and discussion by the IDC board. Stephane said “It is essential that we keep our focus on bringing […]

Tax Evasion by Brooklyn Jewelers- Caught in the act

A joint investigation between Kings County District Attorney’s Office and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance termed “The Operation Bracelet” has led to the indictment of three jewelry stores and their Presidents. The two year long undercover operation covering 27 stores in Brooklyn, involved the use of detectives who posed as customers. […]

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