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For about $1 million, this rare diamond could be yours

The diamond is dazzling and so is the price.<p>The flawless 4.6-carat gem is half the size of a quarter, but it's worth an estimated $1 million and is considered the most valuable diamond ever uncovered in the United States.<p>And it's ready to go home with the right buyer. Black, Starr & Frost has made …

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Graff Diamonds’ Extraordinary Story of Stones

Rizzoli have released a retrospective on the success story of a rare self-taught expert in high jewelry, Laurence Graff and his legendary diamonds, …

Jewelry

Inside De Beers’s Hunt for Africa’s Elusive Diamonds

In Kalahari Desert, miner attempts to uncover next big discovery—without which the industry faces diminishing output<p>KALAHARI DESERT, Botswana—Crouching in the sun-scorched sand, De Beers geologist Charles Skinner picked up an ashy, white cylinder of rock and looked for shimmering evidence that an …

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Move Over, Plain Diamond Halos: 3 New Ways to Wear Sapphires In Your Engagement Ring

With all due respect to Kate Middleton and her royal engagement ring, we're ready to see some variations classic sapphire engagement ring she made so popular: a large sapphire (often round or oval-shaped) surrounded by a halo of diamonds.<p>Pretty ring, Kate. But what's the next big trend in sapphire …

Canada's once-booming Arctic diamond sector loses luster | Reuters

YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories (Reuters) - A decline in diamond prices because of lower growth in Chinese jewelry demand is dulling the appeal of Canada’s Arctic diamond industry, with the resulting drop in exploration hurting the region’s long-term prospects.<p>Exploration spending in Canada’s …

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30 Wedding Ring Shots That Really Rock

We love a good engagement ring selfie as much as the next person, but if there's one thing love more? It's a stunning wedding ring shot. There's just something so magical about capturing those three (sometimes two) little circles as they're styled to perfection, symbolizing the eternal love the …

Should men wear wedding rings?

Nowadays, more and more men are opting to bling it up on their left hand. But what's the modern standard?<p>The pictures of 66-year old TV presenter Andrew Neil at his recent wedding show him proudly wearing a new ring on the third finger of his left hand. It seems to have become the fashion for …

Weddings

From the blog: Our favorite Blue Lagoon resident, Brooke Shields, has developed her own line of jewelry. Read more at www.jewelrynewsnetwork.blogspot.com

We've got a brand new section on our website, #shesaidyes, bringing you our favorite #engagement stories! Our first one features NC and Mariza from Johannesburg, South Africa. "After four years of dating, NC invited me to dinner at a wonderful Italian restaurant dinner on 4 April 2014. I thought it strange that he asked me to dress up, but as he'd previously told me he'd never propose in a restaurant, I wasn't expecting anything. At the dinner table, NC started a card game with me with dates and quotes, asking me to guesss what happened on each specific date. After guessing the day we met, the day we began our relationship and other dates, NC said he forgot a card at home. We finished delicious dinner and headed to his house to get the missing card. He asked me to retrieve the card from upstairs and not to come down until she could say what happened on that date. I couldn't figure it out!. There was nothing about the date that I could remember! Eventually, NC told me to come back downstairs and as I rounded the corner I saw NC on one knee, holding a bouquet of my favourite flowers in one hand, and an exquisite diamond and sapphire ring in the other. I was breathless as a tear flowed down his face as he said, "That was the day I asked your parents if I could marry you”. Totally taken aback, I sat down in front of him, and took a few more moments before I said “Yes!” as he placed the wonderful ring on my finger. The two sapphires represent our birthstones, and inside the ring he'd had engraved an anagram for us as “Thunderbuddies for life”. We would like to say a special word of thanks to Katannuta Diamonds for providing the perfect engagement ring, even though its unique engraving made it difficult and all the more exceptional to make. In April 2015 it became the perfect wedding ring. Thank you Katannuata Diamonds, for giving us the key to start our happy lives together forever" Mariza Breytenbach, Johannesburg, South Africa

A gorgeously simple and classic engagement ring. A round brilliant diamond set in a 6-claw platinum ring setting. Some designs never go out of fashion! #diamonds #engagementring

Tanzanite is best complimented by white gold, but when a client wears predominantly yellow gold, what's the best solution? A two-tone setting of course 😉 White gold to set the tanzanite and yellow gold for the loop and chain. Photographed on intergrown crystals of quartz and tourmaline. #tanzanite #pendant #jewellery

If you're looking to make a statement with your titanium ring, look no further than this #TitaniumTuesday beauty. Simple, yet striking, the combination of titanium, silver and black teflon will be sure to garner you compliments. Available to order in any size you need from Katannuta Diamonds http://katannutadiamonds.co.za/jewellery/168/titanium-rings/black-titanium-rings

Why De Beers makes beautiful diamonds it will never sell

Scientists at De Beers can make near-flawless diamonds in a lab, but they will never sell you one.<p>The 127-year-old mining company's Element Six unit, named for the carbon atom's rank on the periodic table, makes gems that are as perfect as any found at Tiffany & Co. stores, yet their destination is …

Be dazzled by this £1.7 million ring and its 3,827 record-breaking diamonds

Award-winning Savio Jewellery (India) set itself the challenge to get its name written by Guinness World Records and has succeeded after breaking the …

Diamonds

7 Real Girls With the Prettiest Engagement Rings

There’s perhaps nothing better than hearing an adorable engagement story and, of course, checking out the jaw-dropping jewels that come with it. And …

Gallery: Gems Under The Microscope Reveal The Beauty of Imperfections

Image: Dolomite in quartz. Credit: Danny Sanchez<p>Based in Los Angeles, Danny Sanchez is probably one of a select few gemstone enthusiasts to actively …

Top five coloured gemstones for a unique engagement ring

Louis Vuitton high jewellery ring from the Acte V collection set with a mandarin garnet surrounded by white diamonds. By Åse AndersonHere’s a …

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Assassinations, Curses, and Stolen Jewels: The 'Blue Diamond Affair' Is Still Darkening Saudi-Thai Relations | VICE News

Some 25 years ago, a lowly Thai gardener found himself working in a grand palace in Saudi Arabia, half way across the world from his home village. Kriangkrai Techamong mainly tended the lush palace grounds, but every now and again he found himself employed in janitorial duties. It wasn't flashy, …

Art Deco love on the blog: When Harry Winston founded his eponymous jewelry brand in 1932, the Art Deco scene was in its heyday and its signature designs personified the luxury and glamour of the period.

Diamond Mining - How are diamonds mined and formed? Documentary Film

Chicago Blackhawks' 2015 Stanley Cup Championship Rings Feature 355 Diamonds

Link to Media<p>These rings certainly are fit for a team that has won three of the past six Stanley Cups.<p>On Sunday, the Chicago Blackhawks posted pictures of their latest championship rings.<p>One word: incredible.<p>Chicago's 2014-15 Stanley Cup championship rings feature diamonds—and then some more …

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HRD Antwerp Home

HRD Antwerp, Europe’s leading authority in diamond certification, has launched its new ID CARD on the 25th and 26th of October 2017 in Antwerp. The …

Belgium

Top five most expensive diamond necklaces

The record books were re-written when Wallace Chan launched this spectacular $200 million diamond necklace in 2015.In autumn 2015, Asian jeweller …

Jewelry

Tanzanite: The hidden treasure of Tanzania

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1196000/1196071_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524691770_cc682fbcdc17ace35d257955b5047b75<p><b>We arrive at Tanzanite One on a cool September morning.</b><p>The drive from the nearest town, Arusha, was not too long, but the last stretch on a gravel …

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