Category Archives: Diamond Talk

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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Heavily Indebted De Beers Looking to go Public to Raise Fund

Confused about their role, morally litigious, territorially monopolistic and competitive about their share of the retail market, this befuddled and perplexed, privately owned company; selected the absolute worse time to expand into the retail market, had to beg the bank … Continue reading

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The Wittelsbacher Diamond Saga

THE WITTELSBACHER DIAMOND SAGA ‘Every nick, chip, and scratch has a story to tell’ WITTELSBACH: THE LEGENDARY FANCY BLUE DIAMOND Believed to have originated from the mines of the former Indian kingdom of Golkonda, the name of the unique and … Continue reading

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DeBeers Shareholders Reinvest $1Billion

Close to renewing $1.5 billion in credit, DeBeers enthusiastic shareholders limited external international lender opportunities by committing $1 billion, in so doing, reducing credit requirements. “We’ve agreed to a set of terms with our international lenders,” David Prager, De Beers … Continue reading

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The History of Diamond Cutting

Diamonds are found in alluvial deposits; gravel is swept by streams, rivers, glaciers and ocean currents. As in consequent in the rough as beach pebbles, the true beauty of the diamond was not revealed until the 16th century, when gemstone … Continue reading

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‘Embracing Hope’ for My Future FCI Jewelry Collection

Harry Winston once said; “People will stare: make it worth their while” and that’s exactly what he did! Once upon a time, French merchant traveler, Jean Baptiste Tavernier, purchased a 112ct diamond which he later sold to King Louis XIV … Continue reading

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Botswana Plans A Diamond Future Beyond De Beers

Botswana and De Beers have been entrenched together for a while and in many ways its been a good deal for Botswana. The country has been able to use the profits from diamond mining to develop much-needed infrastructure. But the … Continue reading

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Diamond Legend and Mythology

Diamonds have been noted in historical documentation for over 3,000 years, although they were probably first discovered as loose stones in India. Associated with the sand and gravel riverbeds alluvial deposits, it is believed that these first diamond discoveries were … Continue reading

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Why Should I Buy Diamonds Today?

The gold price is creeping up, very closely accompanied by the cost of food and precious metals; the price of all commodities is heading north and will continue to do so as long as we permit the printing of more … Continue reading

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Megan & Jerett’s Fabulous FCI Special Order Experience

December last year, Jerett originally contacted us asking about the fabulous ring setting featured on our Home Page but it was not until June 2009 that FCI started working to obtain a high grade GIA Certified diamond to mount in … Continue reading

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