10.10 Carat Vivid Blue Diamond May Fetch $35 Million at Sotheby's Hong Kong - March 2016

A 10.10 carat vivid blue diamond is expected to set the record for the most expensive piece of jewelry sold at auction in Asia despite an ongoing growth slowdown in China's economy, Sotheby's said Friday, writes Daily Mail. The "De Beers Millennium Jewel 4" is expected to fetch between $30...

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Lucapa Discovers Largest Diamond Ever Found in Angola - Fev 2016

After a week of speculation and a temporary suspension of trading in the company's securities, Lucapa Diamond Company announced the discovery of the biggest recorded diamond in Angola, confirmed as a Type IIa D-color gem-quality stone. The 404-carat diamond from the Perth-based company’s Lulo ...

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Lucapa Finds Two More Exceptional Large Diamonds at Lulo - Jan 2016

Lucapa Diamond Company has discovered two more large stones at its Lulo project in Angola, weighing 120.4 carats and 86.2 carats respectively. They are both Type IIa, with the larger stone being a D color and the smaller one being E color. The diamonds are the latest in a series of discoveries of la...

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A 133.40 carat diamond discovered in Angola - Jan 2016

Lucapa found the precious gem - along with other stones weighing 29.2 carats, 12.37 carats and 11.1 carats – while processing 15,000 cubic metres of alluvial gravels from mining blocks six and eight. The company said the 133.4 carat diamond was the largest diamond recovered to date at Lulo, e...

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Petra sells 23.16ct rare pink diamond, pockets over $10m - Dec 2015

Petra Diamonds said it earned just above $10 million from the sale of an “exceptional” 23.16 carat pink diamond recovered from the Williamson mine in Tanzania last month. The stone attracted an average price of $433,938 per carat. It said in a statement that the rough diamond was sold ...

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Diamond House opens its new office in Paris - Dec 2015

Operating from offices in Antwerp, London, Washington, Shanghai & Hong-Kong, Diamond House Jewellery is now proud to announce the opening of its new office in Paris. With over 35 years of know-how and expertise, Diamond House jewellery is increasing its reputation to deliver diamond dreams-on-de...

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Huge 23.16ct pink diamond recovered in Tanzania - Dec 2015

The pink diamond – one of the most highly coveted of all the coloured stones – is an example of high quality and is the most significant recovery by Petra from the mine to date, according to the mining group. “Pink diamonds are only found in a handful of mines throughout the world...

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World's Second-Largest Diamond Discovered in Botswana - 2015

Second largest gem quality diamond ever found recovered in Botswana! The Type IIa diamond measures 65 millimeters by 56mm by 40mm and weights 1,111ct. The biggest gem-quality diamond ever found is the Cullinan diamond, a 3,106-carat stone found in the Premier mine in South Africa in 1905.   ...

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Blue Moon Diamond at Sotheby's sale - Nov 2015

The exceptional result for The Blue Moon Diamond importantly marks a new auction record price-per-carat for any diamond – far surpassing the benchmark established just last year at Sotheby’s New York by The Zoe Diamond ($3.3 million per carat) – as well as a new auction record pric...

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Sweet Josephine at Christie's Geneva sale - Nov 2015

Christie’s Geneva sale of Magnificent Jewels on 10 November ended with the $28,523,925 sale of a Fancy Vivid Pink diamond of approximately 16.08 carats, the largest cushion-shaped diamond of its type to come to auction. The top lot of Christie’s Geneva auction of Magnificent Jewels was ...

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Diamond Jewelry Owned By Pope Paul VI On Sale For $1.9 Million - 2014

When it comes to provenance, few jewels can compete with items owned by the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church. Then there is the intrinsic value of the 18k gold pectoral cross and platinum ring with more than 75 carats of diamonds once belonging to Pope Paul VI (1963 – 1978). You also ne...

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Graff Diamonds to Display $55M 'Hallucination' Watch at BaselWorld - 2014

In a move that is likely to attract widespread media attention at the BaselWorld show starting today (Thursday), Graff Diamonds will display its $55 million ''Hallucination'' watch. The timepiece features different colored diamonds and Graff Diamonds believes it is likely to the most valuable watch...

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Laurence Graff Buys Pigeon Blood Ruby for Record $8.6M - 2014

The 8.62-carat cushion-shaped 'Graff Ruby' ring from the Collection of Dimitri Mavrommatis soared beyond pre-sale estimates and set a world auction record for a ruby at $8,600,410, as well as a record price per carat for a ruby at $997,727. The ring was bought by London Laurence Graff at Sotheby&rs...

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Flawless Diamond Sets Record $30M Price at Sotheby’s Sale - 2013

A 118.28-carat, D flawless, type IIa oval-shaped diamond that sold for $30.06 million, or $254,000 per carat, was the standout item at a Sotheby's Hong Kong sale of magnificent jewels. The sale raised $95,473,557, with the top lot setting a record price, while the sale total was a record for a jewe...

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$11 Million Briolette Breaks Record at Christie’s Hong Kong Sale - 2013

A D-color IF diamond briolette of 75.36 carats sold for a world record price of $11,151,245 ($148,000 per carat) at Christie’s Hong Kong Sale of Magnificent Jewels on May 28. The price comfortably hit the upper range of its pre-sale estimate of $8.5-$12.5 million. The auction, which raised $8...

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Blue Diamond Sells for Record $9.5M -2013

An extremely rare blue diamond sold for $9.5 million at a London auction, creating a new world record for price per carat. The fancy deep-blue cushion-shape 5.30-carat diamond was bought by jewelry company Graff Diamonds at the Bonhams Fine Jewellery sale in London on Wednesday for a record $1.8 mi...

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Christie’s London Important Jewels Sale Raises $13.4 Million - 2013

Christie’s generated sales of $13,424,431 from its sale of Important Jewels in London. The auction was 77 percent sold by lot and 90 percent by value. The top-selling item was a three-row natural pearl necklace which was bought for $1,636,909. Meanwhile, a diamond and natural pearl brooch so...

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Shoes Sparkle with 11,000 Diamonds - 2013

For a million dollars, and a size 6 pair of feet, Leon’s of Beverly Hills is offering a pair of diamond shoes. Some 11,000 diamonds cover the open-toed Giuseppe Zanotti pumps, which were created by shoe company Crystal Heels. The shoes feature diamonds of various sizes from 0.03 carats to 0.4...

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Diamonds Stolen In Daring Brussels Airport Heist - 2013

A large shipment of diamonds was stolen at Brussels airport Monday evening as they were loaded on a plane to Zurich. According to initial reports, 50,000 carats of diamonds worth some €350 million ($468 million) were taken in the daring heist. The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) stated that...

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AGS Launches Perfect Proposal Toolkit - 2013

Jewelry trade organization the American Gem Society (AGS) is launching the AGS Perfect Proposal Toolkit, just ahead of Valentine’s Day. The online Toolkit, which is available until February 15, offers a collection of tips and suggestions for planning the perfect proposal, as well as a contest...

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