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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

http://www.bdlive.co.za/africa/africannews/2015/11/19/miner-finds-biggest-diamond-in-more-than-100-years-in-botswana

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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
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-19/biggest-diamond-in-more-than-a-century-discovered-in-botswana

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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 http://www.diamondworld.net//Content/Alrosa-recovers-10285-carat-diamond-from-Jubilee/12053

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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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Diamonds.net – De Beers Maintains Outlook for Season Amid Market Turmoil

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 http://www.diamonds.net/News/NewsItem.aspx?ArticleID=53216&ArticleTitle=De+Beers+Maintains+Outlook+for+Season+Amid+Market+Turmoil

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