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Diamonds worth $50 m stolen from Brussels airport
Courtesy of The Hindu The thieves drove through a fence at Brussels airport as the cargo was being loaded on …
2013-02-19, 07:18:22

De Beers’ rough diamond sales drop 15% in 2012
Courtesy of Diamond World Forevermark expands its reach by 40% De Beers noted that in 2012, there was a 16 …
2013-02-16, 05:54:27

Jewelry Store Sales +12%, Best Dec. Performance Since 2007
Courtesy of RAPAPORT RAPAPORT… U.S. jewelry store sales in December 2012 surged 11.8 percent year on year to $6.301 billion, …
2013-02-14, 07:11:50

Diamond prices strong at Sotheby’s NY sale
Courtesy of The National Jeweler New York — Sotheby’s sale of Important Jewels here on Feb. 7 achieved a total …
2013-02-14, 05:11:56

ALROSA Recovers 145-Ct. Diamond
Courtesy of RAPAPORT Author: Dilipp S Nag RAPAPORT… ALROSA recovered a diamond weighing 145.44 carats, which may be valued at …
2013-02-13, 08:13:56

Company drops attempt to block Ekati sale
Courtesy of National Jeweler Toronto –The $500 million deal that would transfer ownership of Canada’s Ekati Diamond Mine from BHP …
2013-02-09, 01:24:34

Power of Pearl – Sizzle
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2013-02-05, 02:29:01

Drinkable Diamonds
Courtesy of The Israeli Diamond Industry Blog Image Credit: Israel Diamond Institute On the same day that I write about …
2013-02-04, 09:28:45

Sotheby’s Jewels Set Record Year
Courtesy of RAPAPORT TRADE WIRE Jewelry sales for Sotheby’s in 2012 surged to a record $460.5 million. The auction house …
2013-02-03, 04:40:57

5th European Gemmological Symposium
It is with pride that herewith, the Netherlands Gemmological Laboratory and the Dutch Gemmological Guild cordially invite gemmologists, jewellers and …
2013-02-03, 04:27:59

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Lapis Lazuli Meaning and Healing Properties
Lapis lazuli meaning and healing properties Lapis lazuli is an aluminum silicate with a deep blue color. It usually has …
2012-07-22, 04:50:49

Turquoise Meaning and Healing Properties
Turquoise meaning and healing properties Turquoise is a copper phosphate that is almost exclusively found as a light-blue stone. Turquoise …
2012-07-11, 06:25:46

March Birthstone
March birthstone overview The modern birthstone for March is the light-blue aquamarine. So the choice in buying a birthstone is …
2012-03-14, 01:17:47

December Birthstone
December birthstone overview If you were born in December and are looking for a birthstone you are in luck. Because …
2012-03-13, 06:26:53

Diamond Clarity Guide With Diamond Clarity Chart
The diamond clarity chart can be found at the bottom of the post or simply click here. Diamond clarity is …
2012-02-27, 07:10:12

What is Glass Filled Ruby?
What is glass filled ruby? Basically a glass filled ruby is a low quality ruby, often with so many fractures …
2012-02-18, 01:06:09

Corundum Uses: Abrasives and Gemstones
What is Corundum Used For? Corundum uses are based on its exceptional hardness. Its hardness is 9 on Mohs hardness …
2012-02-17, 04:41:19

Aquamarine Buying Guide: How to Buy Aquamarines
Aquamarine Buying Guide: How to Buy Aquamarines Aquamarines are found all over the world in good quantities, large sizes and good …
2012-02-15, 02:19:57

Aquamarine Properties: What is Aquamarine?
What is Aquamarine? Aquamarines are a gem quality variant of Beryl. Known and prized for its striking blue-green colours it’s …
2012-02-15, 12:05:40

Red Jasper Meaning and Red Jasper Healing Properties
Red Jasper Meaning and Red Jasper Healing Properties Jasper is an opaque chalcedony that is mostly found in red to …
2012-02-14, 09:51:10

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