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Wednesday 27th February 2013

Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney designed motorcycle featuring 21 black diamonds and a white diamond sells for £43,250 at Bonhams

(Diamond A motorcycle designed by Manchester United and England footballer Wayne Rooney was the top-selling lot at the Bonhams auction of Sporting and Golf Memorabilia in Chester, UK, on Wednesday 20th February, realizing £43,250. The 2012 Lauge Jensen cruiser-style machine, designed...
Tuesday 26th February 2013

Magnificent Jewels Stole the Spotlight at the 2013 Oscars!

The diamonds at this year’s Oscars didn’t disappoint! From the beautiful 1959 diamond cluster bracelet worn by the striking Charlize Theron to the 1969 diamond earrings that looked stunning on best actress nominee, Jessica Chastain, it is fair to say that Harry Winston’s ...
Wednesday 20th February 2013

De Beers Store Loses $4M in Paris Robbery

(IDEX Online News) – Another day, another armed diamond robbery. Just 24 hours after the daring heist at Brussels airport, two armed thieves robbed a De Beers store in Paris. The loot is estimated at $4 million. Two robbers armed with handguns walked to the De Beers concession in the ...
Tuesday 19th February 2013

Multimillion-Dollar Diamond Heist at Brussels Airport

Last night robbers stole a shipment of diamonds, gold and jewels from a Swiss flight at Brussels Airport - with an estimated total value of $350m! They say the diamonds themselves would be worth $50m - making it one of the biggest diamond heists in history! Lets hope it didn't include any of our natural colored diamonds!
Friday 15th February 2013

Vivid Purplish Pink Sold for 4X Sotheby's Estimate

(IDEX Online News) A 0.51-carat vivid purplish pink, VS2, round cut diamond sold for $338,500 or more than $663,725 p/c on Thursday. The top estimate for the diamond was $80,000. The auction of Important Jewels at Sotheby’s New York totaled $10.5 million, focusing on jewelry from leading ...
Friday 15th February 2013

Sotheby's Diamonds & Jewelry at Record $460.5 Million

(IDEX Online News) High-end jewelry and diamonds are showing some resilience to the global economic slowdown, as reflected in Sotheby's 2012 sales results. The auction house sold a record $460.5 million worth of diamonds and jewelry during the last year. The results are reassuring news for the ...
Wednesday 13th February 2013

ALROSA Recovers 145-Ct. Diamond

(Rapaport) ALROSA recovered a diamond weighing 145.44 carats, which may be valued at $1 million if it was placed for auction, according to experts from its diamond sorting center.The world's largest diamond producer by volume stated that the diamond was recovered in late January by its business...
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