Monthly Archives: January 2013

Pink Diamond Sizzles at Sale

Pink. It’s on everyone’s lips this month. And we’re not talking lipstick color. It’s the buzz surrounding a fabulous pink diamond that blew away all expectations at auction recently. Touted as a rare ‘vivid pink’ nearly flawless 5 carat cushion … Continue reading

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Diana Jarrett checks-out Queen Elizabeth II Bling

Britain’s 84-year-old monarch laid a wreath at the site of the World Trade Center, to pay tribute to the victims of the September 11th terror attacks and spoke with several families who lost loved ones on 9/11. The queen praised … Continue reading

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Iraq – SGT Vernon W. Riley of the 3d ACR

Iraq – SGT Vernon W. Riley of the 3d ACR Vernon W. Riley hasn’t seen his wife or son for two Christmas’s so I dedicate this Newsletter to his family and his generous and noble words of appreciation. Our thanks … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe Accuses De Beers of Looting Gems

Asking if it should really take 15 years for such an experienced company as De Beers to conclude that Marange fields diamonds were of no value to them, Charamba commented on the fact that De Beers hurriedly pulled out and … Continue reading

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Huge 43.51 Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Sells Just Shy of $3M

The U.S. Marshals Service for the Northern District of Ohio auctioned a 43.51ct, fancy-intense, internally flawless, yellow diamond graded by the the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) on June 8, 2011 for $2,843,623 or about $65,355 per carat. This diamond’s … Continue reading

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Bushmen Forced Off Reserve due to Diamond Demand

The planned diamond mine at the centre of an international controversy over the forced relocation of Botswana’s Bushmen has been shelved due to the global recession. Demand for diamonds has collapsed in recent months, and all Botswana’s diamond mines closed … Continue reading

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De Beers Billion Dollar Bailout & Bank Demands Collateral

ONE BILLION REASONS BANK ASKS DE BEERS FOR COLLATERAL The De Beers 2009 financial results indicated that the company’s market influence still extends well beyond the 40 percent global production share it holds. Indeed, Chairman Nicky Oppenheimer shared that De … Continue reading

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The Colorful and Fascinating World of Fancy Diamonds

Currently in vogue and enjoying great popularity, ‘fancy diamonds’ offer a fascinating palette of colors of varying intensity, which amongst other factors, can greatly determine value. The unique colors of fancy diamonds are naturally caused by ‘impurities’ in the stone, … Continue reading

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Diamond History

Planet Earth provides the perfect conditions to compact and heat carbon atoms in order to make diamonds. Those conditions are found starting at 200km below the surface. Diamonds have their natural home between there, and up to at least 800km … Continue reading

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Arie’s Salvaged Tears!

Great Service – Gorgeous Ring! You’ll love this story! A customer ordered this unusual vintage marquise diamond ring, and unbeknownst to us, broke someone else’s heart. In a turn of fate, the ring was returned and resold to Arie, who … Continue reading

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