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Monday 16th January 2017

Merlin has Recovered Two Large Brown Diamonds

Merlin Diamonds has recovered a number of rough diamonds from operations at the Merlin diamond mine, including a 35.26-carat brown diamond.

Wednesday 24th February 2016

404.2-Carat Diamond That's Virtually Flawless Is Found in Angola

A "spectacular" 404.2-carat diamond — which is almost three inches long — has been found in Angola. It is the 27th biggest ever discovered, according to the Australia-based Lucapa Diamond Company.

Saturday 22nd August 2015

'Pick-your-own' Diamonds in Arkansas

At a state park in Arkansas, diamonds and other precious stones are hidden in plowed ground, just waiting to be found.

Wednesday 5th August 2015

Love in the Rough: Unpolished Diamond Jewelry

Young couples getting married are often trend setters. They're always looking for something that isn't traditional.

Thursday 7th May 2015

Rare African Plant Signals Diamonds Beneath the Soil

There’s diamond under them thar plants. A geologist has discovered a thorny, palmlike plant in Liberia that seems to grow only on top of kimberlite pipes—columns of volcanic rock hundreds of meters across that extend deep into Earth.

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.

Monday 22nd September 2014

Storm Mountain Diamonds Finds 'Exceptional' 23.82 Carat Pink

Storm Mountain Diamonds, owners of the KAO Mine in Lesotho, have recovered a second exceptional pink diamond following the recovery earlier this year of a 36.06-carat pink diamond (the ‘Pink Storm’).

Wednesday 17th September 2014

Petra Sells 122.52-Ct. Blue Diamond for $28M

Petra Diamonds has sold a 122.52-carat blue diamond recovered from its Cullinan mine for $27.6 million or $225,269 per carat. The diamond was sold to a beneficiation partnership, Petra stated.

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.

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