Petra Sells 342-carat White Diamond and 18-carat Blue Diamond into a Partnership with Stargems (Pty) Ltd

London-listed Petra Diamonds Ltd. Owners of the historic Cullinan Diamond Mine in South Africa, announced on 25th August 2021, the sale of a 342-carat, Type IIa, white diamond, whose recovery was announced on 28th July, 2021 and an 18-carat, Type IIb blue diamond also recovered from the Cullinan Diamond Mine, for a total of US$ […]

SCS and SCI Together Put Forward a Credible Certification System for Origin of Diamonds Known as SCS-007 for both Natural & Lab-Grown Diamonds

The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme established in 2003 by the United Nations General Assembly Resoliution 55/56 following recommendations in the Fowler Report, was intended to prevent conflict diamonds that were financing violence by terrorist rebel movements and their allies seeking to undermine legitimate governments mainly in Africa, from entering the mainstream rough diamond market. However, […]

Lucara Recovers Seventh 300+Carat Diamond and Third Gem-Quality 300+Carat Diamond for 2021

Lucara Diamond Corporation, the Canadian diamond mining company, the sole owner and operator of the Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswan, in a press release dated July 29, 2021, announced the recovery of a 393.5-carat, top white, Type IIa gem-quality diamond, the third such 300+ carat gem-quality diamond recovered from the Karowe Diamond Mine in 2021 […]

Lead Glass Filled Synthetic Ruby Submitted to GIA for Identification

Gems & Gemology, the quaterly scientific journal of the Gemological Institute of America in its Spring 2021 issue reported the surprising news of the detection of a lab-grown Ruby being filled with Lead glass, a process usually applied to natural rubies using a filling material with a Refractive Index very close to natural rubies, to […]

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

An Australian Technology Startup Yourdiamonds.com 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 […]

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 […]

Petra Sells Rough Blue Diamond for Record-Breaking US$ 40 million

Petra Diamonds Ltd. owners of the Cullinan Diamond Mine in South Africa, sold an exceptional 39.34-carat blue rough diamond, recovered at their historic diamond mine in April this year, for a record-breaking price of over US$ 40 million, one of the highest prices ever realized for a rough diamond sold by any company. 39.34-carat-type2b-rough-blue-diamond-recovered-by-petra-diamonds-in-april-2021 The […]

Rescheduled JCK Show and JCK Luxury Show to hold from August 24 to 30, 2021

The JCK Las Vegas shows, the premium international Jewelry event, that provides a forum for jewelry professionals to gain access to news and expert insight, vital business driving events and connections, career development resources and product discovery, thereby driving jewelry sales throughout the year, was not held in the year 2020 due to the Covid-19 […]

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 […]

50-Carat White Round Brilliant-Cut Diamond Sets Online Auction Record at Sotheby’s New York

A +50 carat round brilliant-cut colorless diamond, only the fifth such diamond ever to be offered at a public auctiion during the last 15 years, set an auction record at a recent online auction. 50.03-carat G-color VVS2-clarity round brilliant cut diamond The 50.03-carat, round brilliant-cut, colorless diamond sold at a recent Sotheby’s New York online […]

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