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Friday 31st October 2014

Sotheby’s Diamonds Launches 2014 Collection

Sotheby’s Diamonds has launched a limited collection of diamond jewelry that is available for viewing at its newly refurbished Hong Kong salon.

Friday 31st October 2014

What a $1 Million Halloween Costume Looks Like…

What does a million-dollar Halloween costume look like? Hint: It gives new meaning to the phrase “dripping with diamonds.” The Million Dollar Morphsuit is encrusted head to toe with 70,000 diamonds.

Thursday 30th October 2014

Christie's Geneva Jewel Auction to Highlight Diamonds

Christie’s Geneva will conduct its fall sale of magnificent jewels on November 11, featuring more than 390 lots. The jewelry auction is estimated to achieve a sales total in excess of $80 million.

Wednesday 29th October 2014

Sotheby’s to Offer Jewels from Estée and Evelyn Lauder

Sotheby’s New York will auction jewels from the collections of Estée Lauder and Evelyn H. Lauder as part of its magnificent jewels sale on December 9, 2014.

Tuesday 28th October 2014

Rio Tinto’s 2014 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender Delivers Exceptional Results

For its 30th anniversary collection, Rio Tinto had offered 54 rare pink and red diamonds from its Argyle diamond mine. The sale garnered the highest average price per carat since the Tender began in 1984.

Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Sotheby's Set to Offer Rare Diamonds, Colored Stones

Sotheby's Geneva will hold its magnificent jewels and noble jewels sale on November 12. The collection includes important jewels from the collection of Dimitri Mavrommatis, as well as a selection of historic jewels with noble provenance.

Monday 20th October 2014

Diwali Shutdown to Give Industry Time to Reflect on State of Market

India's diamond industry will come to a halt from around October 20 onwards for the Diwali vacation. In Surat, the country's main diamond manufacturing center, more than 4,000 diamond factories will close for at least three weeks.

Thursday 16th October 2014

HK Jewellery & Gem Fair Set New Visitor/Exhibitor Records

The September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair set new records at its 32nd edition, with 3,695 exhibitors from 49 countries and regions and a total of 59,116 unique buyers from 157 countries and regions.

Tuesday 14th October 2014

Graff's Nuage Jewelry Collection Inspired by Clouds and Flowers

Graff Diamonds has released more pieces that it introduced at the recently concluded La Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris. Known as the Nuage collection, the high jewelry line keeps in the tradition of gem-centric pieces that the London-based jeweler is known for.

Monday 13th October 2014

Diamond Nanothreads Could Lift Us to Space

A team of researchers at Penn State University said it has produced ultrathin diamond nanothreads that could just possibly lead to the production of a space elevator between earth and the moon.

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