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Monday 30th June 2014

The Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender celebrates 30th anniversary

Desired by jewellers such as Graff, Tiffany and Moussaieff, pink diamonds have along the way, changed the course of jewellery history and contemporary jewellery design. The Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender celebrates 30th anniversary. 

Friday 27th June 2014

Cullinan Diamond Set to Fetch Record Price

The blue diamond discovered at the Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan mine in South Africa could fetch a record price, according to a UK resource analyst. The exceptional 122.52 carat blue diamond was unearthed by Petra Diamonds in June 2014.

Monday 23rd June 2014

Fancy Yellow 30-Carat Diamond to be Auctioned in Canada

A 30-carat fancy yellow diamond solitaire is due to be auctioned in Toronto on Sunday. Auction house Ritchies Auctioneers said that it is the largest colored diamond to ever be auctioned in Canada.

Friday 13th June 2014

Petra Diamonds Recovers 122.52 Carat Blue Diamond at Cullinan

Petra Diamonds Ltd shares jumped to the top of the FTSE 250 index Friday morning after saying it has recovered another exceptional 122.52 carat blue diamond at the Cullinan mine in South Africa.

Wednesday 11th June 2014

Fancy Vivid Pink VVS1 Diamond Tops Christie’s New York Sale

Auctioneer Christie’s New York Important Jewels sale on June 10 raised $27,534,750. Top lot was an oval-cut fancy vivid pink VVS1 diamond weighing 5.50 carats bought for $9,753,000 ($1,740,545 per carat).

Tuesday 10th June 2014

Subdued JCK Vegas Show Meets Expectations

The JCK Las Vegas show closed on Monday with diamond suppliers satisfied with the level of sales even though trading activity was slower than previous years. Exhibitors noted that buyers bought goods to fill orders but they avoided larger scale purchases to fill inventory.

Thursday 5th June 2014

Christie's London Sale Nears $14M

Christie's Important Jewels auction in London garnered $13.6 million (GBP 8.1 million) in sales and was 73 percent sold by lot. The top lot was a rare enamel and diamond snake wristwatch by Bulgari, circa 1965.

Monday 2nd June 2014

Magnum Ice Cream Diamond Pendant

The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has certified and inscribed a gold pendant set with diamonds designed to emulate a Magnum ice cream bar to coincide with the grand opening of the Magnum Pleasure Store in Antwerp’s World Diamond Center.

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