Category Archives: Diamonds

Lil Uzi Vert Mounts a 11-Carat Pink Diamond on His Forehead

Philadelphia-based, 26-year old, two-time Grammy nominee, US rapper Lil Uzi Vert, whose real name is Symere Bysil Woods and who has a special love for blings to boost his image, shocked millions of his followers on Instagram early February, when he displayed his latest fashion stunt, by posting images and video of him with a […]

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 […]

First Large Diamond for 2021 Recovered at Lucara’s Karowe Diamond Mine

Lucara Diamond Corporation, a Canadian diamond mining company, the sole owner and operator of the Karowe diamond mine in Botswana, announced on January 14, 2021, the recovery of an unbroken 341-carat, top white gem-quality diamond, the first large diamond to be recovered from the mine in the new year 2021 and the 54th over 200-carat […]

Lucapa Recovers 113-carat White Diamond from Lulo with the onset of New Year.

ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company together with its Angolan partners Empresa Nacional de Diamantes E.P. (“Endiama”) and Rosas & Petalas, who own and operate the Lulo Diamond Mine in Angola, announced on January 4th, 2021 the recovery of the 17th, +100-carat white diamond from their Lulo alluvial mine, which is also the first large diamond to […]

Indian Diamond Exports Bounce Back to pre-COVID Levels in November 2020

Following the devastating effects of the lockdowns that brought the gem and jewelry industry to a virtual standstill during the first half of 2020, the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India reports a bounce back of the industry, reaching pre-COVID levels in November and December, 2020, as demand picked in all major […]

Lucapa’s Largest Ever Pink Rough Diamond Yields 15.2-Carat Heart-Shaped Pink Diamond

Lucapa Diamond Company which operates the Lulo Diamond Mine in Angola, in partnership with Angola Government stakeholders Endiama and Angolan private company Rosas & Petalas, and has gone into a manufacturing partnership with Graff Subsidiary Safdico International, has released the polished results of a 46-carat pink rough diamond, the largest ever pink diamond to be […]

Scientists from ANU and RMIT Melbourne Create Diamonds at Room Temperature Using Only High Pressure

The popular Australian website https://theconversation.com/au published a news item on November 19, 2020, headlined, “We created diamonds in mere minutes, without heat – by mimicking the force of an asteroid collision” which created waves of excitement and disbelief around the world, as a team of Australian Scientists from ANU and RMIT Melbourne claimed that they […]

IGI Hong Kong Grades the Largest CVD Type IIa Diamond Produced by Shanghai Zhengshi Technology

International Gemological Institute Hong Kong Branch announced on Monday, November 23, 2020, that their laboratory had graded the largest synthetic Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) diamond, which is also the largest synthetic colorless diamond produced by any process, submitted to them by a Chinese Manufacturer, Shanghai Zhengshi Technology. The 12.75-carat, Type IIa, F-color, VVS2-clarity, round brilliant-cut […]

Alrosa’s “Spirit of the Rose Diamond” Sets Price-Per-Carat World Record of US$ 1.8 Million at Sotheby’s Geneva, Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale

Alrosa’s “Spirit of the Rose Diamond” an oval modified brilliant-cut, 14.83-carat, fancy-vivid-purple-pink, internally flawless, type II stone, derived from the largest pink crystal ever mined in Russia, weighing 27.85 carats, achieved the highest price ever for any purple-pink diamond, sold at an auction, selling to an anonymous bidder for nearly $27 million at Sotheby’s Geneva, […]

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