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9.75 Carat Blue Fetches $3.3 Million a Carat, Sets All-Time Record
November 21, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
On Nov. 20, a 9.75 ct. fancy vivid blue pear-shape fetched $3.3 million a carat at the Sotheby’s New York auction, setting a new high-water per-carat price for any diamond. That price tops...
5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of Nov. 17
November 19, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
The grading-lab controversy reaches Australia, diamond transactions land HSBC in hot water, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.- Diamond thieves sentenced.
November 17, 2014
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Courtesy BonhamsThe flawless collection of hearts and arrows diamondsBonhams will auction a rare collection of 16 flawless hearts and arrows diamonds on Nov. 26 in Hong Kong.
Diamonds Found in California Meteorite
November 13, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
Researchers have discovered microdiamonds in a meteorite that fell in California’s Sutter’s Mill in 2012, according to a statement released by NASA. The stones are transparent and obtuse,...
5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of Nov. 10
November 12, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
English crooks drop diamonds on the street, Michelle Obama gets necklace from sultan of Brunei, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.
November 10, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
In a thunderous new editorial, Rapaport Group chairman Martin Rapaport called the overgrading of diamonds by certain labs a “significant threat” to the industry that could lead to angry customers...
November 5, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
Thanks to a grant from Signet Jewelers, the Diamond Development Initiative will run the technical support function of the Kimberley Process.The government of Ghana had previously handled that...
5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of Nov. 3
November 5, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
A new diamond bra, the guy who searches for gems in the cracks of 47th Street, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week:- Victoria’s Secret unveils new diamond-covered bras. Man...
November 3, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
De Beers invests $100 million a year in marketing its Forevermark diamond brand, said Gareth Mostyn, the company’s head of corporate finance, at an analyst seminar held in London on Nov. 3....
November 3, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
Gemological Institute of America’s lab has begun an investigation and suspended its diamond sealing service after it spotted a sealed diamond the report of which didn’t match the stone....
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