Category Archives: Diamond News

Lucara Recovers one of the World’s Largest Rough Pink Diamonds from the Karowe Mine in Botswaana

Lucara Diamond Corporatiion, a Canadian diamond mining company, the sole owner and operator of the Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswana, in a press release dated July 13, 2021, announced the sensational recovery of a 62.7-carat fancy pink rough diamond from the EM/PK(S) unit of the South Lobe, the source of top white gem-quality 341-carat and […]

Pet Parakeet in Thailand Swallows 21 Diamonds

An eight-month old pet Sun Parakeet named “Frosty” from Bangkok, Thailand, created both national and international news recently, when the bird attracted by shiny appearance unknowingly swallowed 21 small diamonds of 0.2-carat size, set on a necklace belonging to its Mistress. It appears that “Frosty” the pet, raided it’s Mistress’ own jewelry box, and seeing […]

Debswana Recovers Third Largest Diamond at Jwaneng Diamond Mine

Debswana Diamond Company, a fifty-fifty partnership company between the Botswana Government and De Beers, founded 52 years ago in 1969, one of the World’s leading diamond producers by both value and volume, operating four diamond mines, announced recently the sensational discovery of an extraordinarily large gem-quality rough diamond at their Jwaneng Diamond Mine, the largest […]

15.81-Carat Pink Sakura Diamond May Fetch US$ 38 Million at Christie’s Hong Kong

Christie’s Auction House announced recently the holding of its live Hong Kong Magnificient Jewels Sale bearing No. 19860, on Sunday, 23 rd May, 2021, featuring an outstanding selection of exquisite gemstones, jadeite and stunning iconic signed pieces from famous jewellery houses, showcasing the very best of luxury. Top Lot of the Sale, according to the […]

Petra’s Cullinan Mine Recovers High-Quality 39.34-carat Blue Diamond

London-listed Petra Diamonds Ltd. Owners of the historic Cullinan Diamond Mine in South Africa, announced on April 1st, 2021, the recovery of a 39.34-carat, Type IIb blue diamond of exceptional quality, both in terms of its color and clarity, at the high-value extension of the old deposit, known as the Cullinan’s C-Cut Area. The Company […]

SRK Grading System for Diamonds, Approved by Manchester based Certification Agency “Alcumus ISOQAR”

Buddha Bhatta’s “Ratna Pariksha” an ancient treatise on the science of testing gemstones, as mentioned in Kautilya’s “Arthashastra” published between 323 and 299 BC, was used in ancient times to control the trade on pearls, diamonds and colored gemstones. Hence, the first grading system for diamonds, pearls and colored gemstones was developed by ancient Indians […]

GIA Issues New LGD Diamond Reports Including Information on Post-Growth Treatments if Any

In keeping with their October 13, 2020, Press Release, the Gemological Institute of America has started issuing new Lab Grown Diamond Reports (LGDR) with 4Cs color and clarity specifications instead of the descriptive terms and grade ranges, previously used for laboratory-grown diamonds. This is in keeping wiith GIA’s policy of protecting consumers as consumer interest […]

GIA REPORTS OF MORE IMPOSTOR DIAMONDS WITH FAKE INSCRIPTIONS

Following the discovery of a diamond simulant Moissanite with a fraudulent GIA inscription, at GIA’s Johannesburg Laboratory, South Africa, as reported in the 2020 Falls Edition of GIA’s Quarterly Journal, Gems & Gemology, released in mid-January, the Gemological Institute of America has reported more detections of “Impostor” diamonds with fake inscriptions. These diamonds were either […]

GIA Detects for the First Time a Diamond Simulant with Fradulent Inscription

The 2020 Falls Edition of GIA’s Quarterly Journal, Gems & Gemology released in mid-January reported a sensational news of the discovery for the first time of a fradulent GIA inscription on a diamond simulant Moissanite, at their Johannesburg Laboratory in South Africa. The diamond simulant was presented to the GIA Johannesburg Laboratory as a 1.02-carat, […]

Lucara Recovers Second +300 Carat Diamond for New Year 2021 Within Two Weeks

Lucara Diamond Corporation in a press release dated January 26, 2021, just 12 days after the announcment of the recovery of the first large rough diamond for the year, the 341-carat top white, gem-quality diamond, on January 14, 2021, announced the surprising recovery of a second +300-carat gem-quality, top white diamond, from their 100% owned […]

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