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Attallah Cross Pendant Worn on Several Occasions by Princess Diana Purchased by Kim Kardashian for Over US$ 200,000 at Sotheby’s London Auction

At Sotheby’s Royal and Noble Jewels Sale held in London on Wednesday, January 18th, 2023, during the last five minutes, a bidding war broke out between four bidders for an Amethyst and Diamond Cross Pendant, previously owned by Naim Attallah and worn by Late Princess Diana on several occasions, which finally ended when a representative […]

Highlights of Sotheby’s New York June 16, 2022, Magnificent Jewels Live Auction

Sotheby’s New York, June 16, 2022, Magnificent Jeweks live auction featuring 142 lots promises to be an extraordinary event, consisting of an array of exceptional signed jewels, important diamonds, colored diamonds and colored gemstones. The signed jewels include exceptional lots from Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Harry Winston, David Webb, J.E. Caldwell, Reza, Jar, Bulgari, […]

World’s First Ever Public Tender Sells 2.00-Carat Fitzpatrick Argyle Pink Diamond For US$ 1.62 Million

An Australian Technology Startup founded by Tim Goodman, a former Executive Chairman of Sotheby’s Australia, was requested by an Australian Finance Corporation, as mortgagee in possession, holding a collection of five rare Argyle pink diamonds, to sell the stones on their behalf. The diamonds ranging in size from from 0.40-carat to 1.01-carat were expected […]

Rio Tinto Announces the Holding of one of its Final Pink Diamond Tenders before the Final Closure of Argyle Mine

Rio Tinto, one of the world’s largest mining companies with 60 projects and operations in 36 countries around  the world, employing 46,000 workers, producing essential materials for human progress, such as Iron ore for steel; Aluminium for cars and smart phones; Copper for wind turbines, electric cars and pipes used in water supply; titanium for […]

163-carat Yellow Diamond Recovered at Letseng after Large Diamond Tender closes at Antwerp on June 18, 2020

Gem Diamonds, the owners of Letseng Diamond Mine in Lesotho, announced on June 25, 2020, the recovery of a 163-carat, Type 1, Yellow Diamond with no breakages, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at their Letseng Diamond Mines in Lesotho. This is the third rough diamond over 100 carats in weight recovered from the mine this […]

Small Scale Tanzanian Miner becomes a Millionaire Overnight

Tanzanite, an extremely rare blue-violet Zoisite, a Calcium Aluminum Hydroxy Sorosilicate, found only in Tanzania in a small area of the country, a strip of land 7 km long and 2 km wide, near the Mirerani Hills in the north of the country, has once again created sensational news, after a Tanzanian farmer/miner by the […]

Indian Diamond Industry Mourns the Loss of the Pioneer Diamantaire and Founding Father of the Industry, Arunkumar Mehta

Arunkumar R. Mehta, a pioneer diamantaire, a leader and founding father of the diamond industry of India, and a leading player of the international diamond industry and proprietor of Rosy Blue, one of the world’s largest diamond traders and a prominent De Beers Sight holder, sadly passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at the […]

Christies First Live Online Jewelry Auction Since The Coronavirus Lockdown

Christie’s auction house has announced the holding of its first live jewelry auction, since the suspension of such auctions in March, 2020, following the worldwide lockdown caused by the global spread of the coronavirus. All auctions during the period of lockdown were conducted online, and the first live jewelry auction to be held will be […]

CRISIL Predicts India’s Diamond Exports for Financial Year 2020/2021 could Shrink to US$ 19 billion from US$ 24 billion in the Previous Year

The Economic Times of India reports that according to an analysis, by the Credit Rating Information Services of India Ltd. (CRISIL), a subsidiary of the American Company S&P Global, India’s diamond exports for the fiscal year 2020/2021, could shrink by a fifth of the total of US$ 24 billion realized in the fiscal year 2019/2020, […]

Ernie Blom Steps Down Temporarily as Head of WFDB Yoram Dvash is Elected as Acting President

Yoram Dvash, President of the Israeli Diamond Exchange has been elected as acting president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, based in Antwerp, following the decision of Ernie Blom, head of the WFDB since 2012, to step down temporarily for medical, family and personal reasons. Mr. Yoram Dvash was elected as acting president by […]

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