May 30, 2019

Fake diamond alert: If they are simulated or made in a lab, don’t call it mined

Not all diamond sellers have sparkling reputations. The Federal Trade Commission is ticked off at jewelers who are calling their glittery wares “eco-friendly” and “sustainable” and […]
May 23, 2019

Tahitian Pearls: Beautiful Black Pearls

A Brief History of Tahitian Pearls Native Tahitians collected natural pearls from the black-lipped pearl mollusk, Pinctada margaritifera, for many generations prior to Spanish and English involvement. Some […]
May 9, 2019

Robbery Crew Charged in Heists of Jewelry Salespeople

Los Angeles—A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has indicted five members of a robbery crew who allegedly netted $1 million in jewelry through a series […]
April 14, 2019

Diamond with Ties to the French Royal Family Just Recovered

A 40-Carat Diamond Ring with Ties to the French Royal Family Was Just Recovered by Police in Paris. The piece, which has ties to Napoleon III, had […]
April 10, 2019

72ct Yellow Diamond from Lesotho

Firestone Diamonds has unearthed a 72-carat rough yellow stone from its Liqhobong mine in Lesotho, along with two other large gem-quality diamonds. The miner also found […]
April 7, 2019
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Petra Recovers 425ct. Diamond

Petra Diamonds has unearthed a 425.10-carat white diamond at its Cullinan mine in South Africa, it said Friday. The D-color, type II, gem-quality stone comes from […]
April 4, 2019

88 Carat Diamond Fetches $13.7 Million

A flawless 88.22-carat diamond fetched more than $13.7 million at the Hong Kong Sale of Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite held Tuesday. The total, which includes commissions […]
April 2, 2019
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US$8M Twin-Stone Fancy Blue Diamond

Christie’s spring sale of magnificent jewels will offer a variety of colorless diamonds, colored diamonds, and gemstones, along with important signed pieces from private collections. The […]
March 25, 2019
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161 carat Diamond Rough

Gem Diamonds has recovered a 161-carat rough stone, the first over 100 carats it has reported this year. It found the high-quality, white, type IIa diamond […]