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Brazil police dismantle illegal mining operation of one of world's most precious gemstones

Six people have been arrested and assets worth up to £10 million seized after an investigation into a criminal organisation illegally mining Paraiba tourmaline<p>Police in Brazil have uncovered a multi-million pound scheme to illegally mine and export Paraiba tourmaline, one of the world's most …

The Hope Spinel Gemstone Goes to Auction for the First Time in Nearly a Century

The huge plum-size pink gemstone is expected to fetch over $300,000…<p>The <b>Hope Spinel</b>’s history is every bit as colorful as its lustrous rose hue. Often …

Origenes - Colombian Emeralds - Pt. 1

MINAS DE MUZO " OCCIDENTE DE BOYACA, COLOMBIA"

World’s most expensive diamond, “ultimate emerald-cut diamond” sold for $22.1 million

Alfred Dunhill has recently opened a new store at Hong Kong’s IFC Mall. The opening is considered as “a strategic milestone” …<p>Luxury goods group …

Colored Diamonds and Loose Gems Bring in $5 Million at Heritage Auctions

Auction season is in full swing and some of the finest baubles are selling for prices that clearly define them as anything but baubles. At the New York three-day luxury sale at Heritage Auctions, jewelry sales reached nearly $9 million – with several important pieces selling for more than half a …

Emirati investors find gem in Lesotho diamond industry

CAPE TOWN // Diamonds it turns out, are not forever — at least not when it comes to supply.<p>Declining deposits present a looming shortage but also an …

Serious Green: This $2.4 Million Jacob & Co. Caviar Emerald Tourbillon Watch Has 424 Emeralds

Do you recall a time when diamonds were precious because they were actually rare? It seems like the world’s favorite precious stone has become perhaps a bit too common for its own good. Luxury brands looking to emphasize the allure and value of diamonds have taken some interesting steps in order to …

Judge expected to rule soon in Bahia Emerald ownership case

The long and tortuous legal battle over the ownership of an 840-pound gem once valued at $372 million went to trial Thursday as the last group of active claimants to the Bahia Emerald told a Los Angeles judge that they had obtained the stone for the relatively meager sum of $1.3 million after a …

Emerald jewellery for May birthdays

Mining Company Strives to Spark Demand for Emeralds, Rubies

London-based mining company is modernizing the rough-and-tumble trade<p>LUFWANYAMA, Zambia—A little-known mining company is modernizing the rough-and-tumble colored gemstone trade, hoping to generate diamond-caliber demand for its emeralds and rubies.<p>At the world’s largest emerald mine near Zambia’s …

Mining

15 Unique Engagement Rings With Yellow Diamonds and Gemstones

Non-traditional engagement rings are all the rage these days, proving that the plain ol’ white diamonds of yesteryear just won’t do. If you’re looking for a really unique, stunning option, yellow diamonds and gemstones like citrine or sapphire are great alternatives to the usual platinum and white …

Is Female Ejaculation Real?

There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who have wondered what female ejaculation actually is, and liars. It’s as scientific a question as …

The Big Three Jewels: Why Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Top the List of Precious Gems

Until recently, only emerald, ruby and sapphire were officially called precious gems. Everything else was called semi-precious. The precious categorization is a reference to value: a really fine ruby, emerald or sapphire can be priced higher per carat than a diamond. Sapphires are extremely hard …

Nikos Koulis

Nikos Koulis’s Oui bracelet in 18-karat white gold with a 2.97-carat emerald, 4.62 carats of emerald-cut diamonds, and black enamel ($75,000).

Vanleles collaborates with Gemfields on Legends of Africa emerald collection

Vania Leles’s showroom and office may be on Old Bond Street, right there with the big boys of luxury watches and jewellery, but her second-floor space seems refreshingly intimate by comparison. There has been no attempt at cordoning off a VIP area or creating a faux sitting-room feel, as her salon …

A new guide for effective startup planning

Over the last seven years, starting around the time I began hiring people in my company, I have been on a journey to continually improve our system for deciding what to do and then doing it (preferably quickly). This planning system I devised was initially based on a presentation given to Google …

Management

How Russia's New Facial Recognition App Could End Anonymity

FindFace's technology may one day allow anyone to identify you with their phone.<p>Imagine you’re sitting in a coffee shop. Out of the corner of your eye, you see a stranger pointing his phone in your direction. The next day, you get an email from someone claiming to have seen you at the coffee shop. …

Privacy

Chasing Venture Capital will Kill 99.78%* of Games Companies and App Startups

When starting a new app business, chasing investor capital can be life threatening for your startup.<p>Delusions of business grandeur can include signing up to incubators, looking for Angel investment and spending months chasing venture capital.<p>At a minimum you are likely to waste your time and …

10 Rules for a great startup idea

Share91<p>Tweet<p>Share231<p>+114<p>Shares 336<p><i>Get our latest app for startup stories, news, ideas, research and analysis.</i> <i>Install Now »</i><p>Even though it’s trendy in …

Maximize the marketing potential of any social media network

Over the past few years, social media marketing has shifted a great deal, and we’ve almost reached a point where what works to drive engagement and clicks on a social network one day, may not the next.<p>This fast paced movement and rapid change isn’t an accident. It’s an essential part of any social …

Social Media

5 Signs You Can Trust Your Financial Advisor

Many of us need a little outside help when it comes to things like investing and planning for the future, and that's where financial advisors come into play. According to the Certified Financial Planner Board, consumer use of financial advisors increased from 28% in 2010 to 40% in 2015, yet 63% of …

Why the Middle East Is Betting on a Solar Future

Image source: First Solar.<p>Just how cheap has solar energy gotten? To give you an indication, Middle Eastern countries from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates are betting on solar to power their future, now the oil that has fueled their electricity plants for the past century.<p>The decision to …