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Sunday 13th April 2008

Man Who Acquired Hope Diamond for Smithsonian, George Switzer, Dies at 92

The man who launched the Smithsonian Institution's gems and minerals collection by acquiring the legendary Hope Diamond, died on March 23. George Switzer, a mineralogist, was 92. His son revealed the cause of death was pneumonia, as reported by The New York Times.
Friday 11th April 2008

brown emerald cut diamonds

 
Sunday 6th April 2008

Rare diamonds

Rare 39.34 Carat Cushion Cut Diamond Expected to Sell for $6-8 Million at Christie's Among the jewels to be offered in Christie's upcoming New York Sale on April 16 will be a 27.91 carat rectangular cut D color diamond ring and a 21.09 carat pear shaped D color diamond ring, both by Harry Winston and both expected to realize $2-3 million each.
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