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Thursday 26th February 2015

Champagne Diamonds: the Affordable Luxury for Fashionistas

Are you still trying to find the perfect accessory ? The answer may be as simple as adding the color of one gemstone: champagne diamonds from Rio Tinto's Argyle Mine in Australia. 

Wednesday 25th February 2015

Uncertainties Over Deep-Sea Diamond Mining

In many countries deep sea mining has been perceived as a major commercial opportunity. In the UK, David Cameron, Prime Minister, recently noted that it could be worth £40bn to the UK over a 30-year period.

Monday 23rd February 2015

Whose Diamonds Dazzled Brightest at the Oscars?

That's right, Gwyneth Patrow. The usually divisive actress attracted attention this time for all the right reasons. She arrived at this year's Academy Awards wearing Anna Hu Fire Phoenix earrings (priced at $425,000), consisting of two pear-shaped cabochon Rubellites set in white gold

Friday 20th February 2015

Global Rough Diamond Production Estimated to Hit Over 135M Carats in 2015

[Kitco, US] Based on an analysis of the world's 54 largest diamond mines, global diamond production will reach an estimated 135.5M (million) carats in 2015, which compares with an estimated 131.1M carats produced in 2014.

Thursday 12th February 2015

Dermot Desmond-backed Diamond Explorer Aims to Open New Arctic Mine ‘Within Five Years'

[The Irish Times] The financier Dermot Desmond has indicated he will back a $20 million Canadian dollars (€14m) fundraising by Kennady Diamonds, which is searching for the gemstones in the Arctic.

Wednesday 11th February 2015

Facebook Users Push the Pink Valentine Diamond Above $100k

PRESS RELEASE ANTWERP, 11 February - The world's biggest color diamond merchant is celebrating its 50th Valentine's Day by increasing the price of the "Pink Valentine" diamond whenever a post is shared on Facebook.

Tuesday 10th February 2015

Colored Diamonds: Asia's New Fancy Best Friend

[Forbes, US] The popularity and price of fancy colored diamonds have been on the rise globally, driven by Asian investors. From 2006 to 2014, fancy colored diamonds (pink, yellow, and blue diamonds) experienced an average total appreciation of 154.7%, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation

Monday 2nd February 2015

How to Set a Value on the World’s Rarest Gems

Intensely coloured — or “fancy” — diamonds have long fetched high prices at auction, but in recent years those prices have soared. 

Monday 2nd February 2015

What's Your Love Worth this Valentine's Day?

A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ANTWERP, 2 FEBRUARY 2015 - To celebrate Langerman Diamonds' 50th Valentine's Day as the world's foremost merchants of color diamonds, we invite you to capture your Valentine's heart with a little help from Facebook.

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