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13.27 Carat Australian Merlin Diamond Fetches High Price

Posted by Steve Richards on Nov 22, 2017 10:46:18 AM
In September a 13.27 carat high-quality D colour white diamond was discovered at the Merlin Diamond Mine in the Northern Territory . Fetching a total sale price of US$157,880 (AUD$207,785.87). 
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Topics: Diamond Education, Diamond History

Cushion Cut Engagement Rings, Your Guide To Elegance.

Posted by Steve Richards on Nov 1, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Everybody knows what a diamond solitaire setting looks like, but would you know a "cushion cut" setting if you saw one? We think you'd certainly recognise it, since the cut has been around for over a century, but you may not have known its name -- until now, that is!

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Topics: Diamond Engagement Rings, Diamond cuts, Diamond History

Historic 163-carat diamond to sell for over $30 million

Posted by Steve Richards on Oct 23, 2017 2:49:14 PM

An historic emerald-cut diamond weighing 163-carats is set to sell for over $30 million USD when it goes on sale at Christie's in Geneva next month.

The D-flawless diamond named The Art de Grisogono, Creation 1, was unveiled at the Dubai Diamond conference on Tuesday. It first appeared in a necklace setting, before transforming into the centre piece of a bracelet.

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Topics: Diamond History, custom design

Record 37ct. Pink Diamond Up for Sale

Posted by Steve Richards on Oct 13, 2017 11:24:13 AM

Sotheby's Auction House announced that a rare, fancy intense pink diamond will be up for auction for an estimated $20 million to $30 million USD.

The diamond has a weight of 37.30 carats and according to Sotheby's, the Raj Pink diamond is the largest fancy intense pink diamond on record . Sotheby's set the previous record for the sale of the Graff Pink in 2010, for $46.2 million USD.
 
Sotheby's noted that the Graff Pink is a third smaller than the Raj Pink and it's colour is not as intense. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) noted it as an "astonishing stone" with a "very bright and ravishing fancy intense pink colour" .
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Topics: Diamond cuts, Diamond History

What Gives a Diamond Its Sparkle?

Posted by Steve Richards on Oct 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and we do love to watch them shine and sparkle in the light. But what really makes diamonds sparkle?

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Topics: Diamond Education, Diamond History, Diamond news

Diamonds are Forever and Other Movies

Posted by Steve Richards on Sep 11, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Diamonds inspire us to all sorts of things. If you’ve ever seen one of those extreme proposals (like sky diving in with an engagement ring) you’ll know what we mean.

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Topics: Diamonds, Diamond History, Diamond news, off beat

Diamonds Famous for Colour & Carats

Posted by Steve Richards on Jul 10, 2013 12:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Diamonds, Diamond Education, Diamond History, Diamond news

Loose Diamonds Meet Big Time Crooks

Posted by Steve Richards on Jun 12, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Loose diamonds are a jewel thief’s favourite. Or that’s what it seems like in the movies anyway. From the Pink Panther to the Italian Job, countless villains walk off with millions worth of diamonds. All in a snap. Of course, that’s not the real world. But diamond heists do actually happen.

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Topics: Diamonds, Diamond History, Diamond news

Diamonds: The Perfect Anniversary Gift

Posted by Steve Richards on Apr 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Diamonds were once the penultimate 75th anniversary gift. These days though, a diamond anniversary seems to come around much faster.

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Topics: Diamonds, Diamond Jewellery, Diamond History