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Lucara Diamond Corp finds 1,111 carat gem-quality stone at Karowe mine in central Botswana, it is second in size only to Cullinan diamond


A 1,111 carat gem-quality diamond, second in size only to the Cullinan diamond cut into the British Crown jewels, has been unearthed by Lucara Diamond Corp. in Botswana. Read more


Alrosa recovers 102.85 carat diamond from Jubilee

Last month, mining giant Alrosa recovered a 102.85 carat diamond from its Jubilee kimberlite pipe. According to experts of Alrosa’s Diamond Sorting Center, this stone may be valued at more than $480 thousand if put on auction. Read more

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Engagement ring designs: Why huge diamonds are out | 2015 trends

HEN Bethany Marzewski’s boyfriend of nearly four years dropped to one knee in the South of France this summer and gave her a ring, she was shocked. The gorgeous .82-carat diamond that Jason Crystal gave her was flanked by six purple sapphires, symbolic of the couple’s alma mater, Northwestern, where they met as members of […]

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Public invited to watch cutting of big Arkansas diamond | The Leader

Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park at Murfreesboro offers a unique experience for visitors—the opportunity to search in the eroded surface of the eighth largest, diamond-bearing deposit in the world. And any diamonds or semi-precious stones found in that 37 1/2-acre plowed field of greenish brown dirt are theirs to keep. Each diamond is unique, […]

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RAPAPORT… De Beers has maintained a flat forecast for diamond jewelry sales in 2015 despite this week’s slump in financial markets, Paul Rowley, head of global sightholder sales, told Rapaport News.  Read More

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