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Wednesday 29th January 2014

Lucapa Recovers 95-Ct. Diamond at Lulo

Jan 28, 2014 2:21 AM By Deena Taylor RAPAPORT... Lucapa Diamond Company recovered a 95.45-carat, type IIa diamond from its Lulo diamond concession in Angola. The diamond has an irregular equant shape and is the second- largest diamond recovered at Lulo. In 2012, the company recovered a 131....
Tuesday 28th January 2014

Fusion/Hennig Tenders to Sell 'Lesotho Pink Storm'in Antwerp

(January 19, '14, 7:20 Albert Robinson) (IDEX Online News) – Fusion/Hennig Tenders will be tendering the 'Lesotho Pink Storm' diamond recently recovered by Storm Mountain Diamonds (Namakwa Group of Mines), at its KAO Mine in Lesotho. The Type IIa 36.06-carat pink stone, which has &...
Monday 27th January 2014

A 125-Carat Diamond Found in Sierra Leone

By DIB Online, 26 January 2014 A high-quality 125-carat octahedral diamond valued at US$818,000 was uncovered in November 2013 in Sierra Leone's Kono District, reports Awoko, citing the National Minerals Agency (NMA). The diamond, the largest find recorded in the country last year, was discovered...
Monday 27th January 2014

Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair Opens

(IDEX Online News) – The fifth edition of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF) began today (Sunday) with modest levels of foot traffic. The trade show, which brings hundreds of exclusively invited international jewelry manufacturers, retailers and designers to view the ...
Tuesday 21st January 2014

Petra Recovers 29.6 carat Blue Diamond at Cullinan

Jan 21, 2014 By Deena Taylor RAPAPORT... Petra Diamonds recovered a 29.6-carat, vivid blue diamond at its Cullinan mine in South Africa. The diamond has extraordinary saturation, tone and clarity, the company said. Petra described the diamond as one the most exceptional stones it has recovered...
Friday 17th January 2014

Australian Company Finds 131.5 carat White Diamond in Angola

By Macauhub, January 14, 2014. Australian company Lonrho Mining Ltd of Perth has found a large high quality white diamond totalling 131.5 carats (26.3 grams) at its concession in Lulo, Angola, the company said in a statement. The diamond is 5 centimetres long and was found with other diamonds, ...
Thursday 16th January 2014

Meet the man who counterfeits the world's most famous diamonds

By PRI's The World, Bradley Campbell. January 03, 2014Photo Credit: John Nels HatlebergHatleberg's replica of the Centenary Diamond The best diamonds in the world contain mysteries. And years ago, John Hatleberg was unlocking the mystery of one of the best. He stood in the outer vault of...
Thursday 16th January 2014

A.F. Vandevorst Diamond Boots To Be on Display at the Antwerp Diamond Fair

Written by: Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair.These boots were made with 39 083 diamonds from Antwerp. To be on display at the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair on January 26th. *Last December's Business of Design Week in Hong Kong was dedicated to Belgian creativity. One of the highlights of the ...
Wednesday 8th January 2014

No Takers for Diamond-Studded Taj Replica

By: The Times of India, SURAT: There was no bidder for the replica of the diamond-studded Taj Mahal during its auction at the Sparkle International-2014 here on Monday. The fixed base price of the Taj Mahal was Rs 1.25 crore. The eight-foot high replica is made of gold, silver, 50,000 gem ...
Tuesday 7th January 2014

Indian Exhibition to Feature Diamond-Studded Taj Mahal

Jan 1 2014 5:34PM By: Diamond World News Service- An exhibition of gems and jewellery taking place in Gujarat, India will feature more than just diamond companies and jewellery manufacturers. An eight-feet-tall replica of Taj Mahal, studded with gold, silver and diamonds along with a Ganesh idol ...
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