Million dollar worth diamond jewelry sold by Sotheby auction house during the period Jan 2011, to Dec 2011 ...– Mark

 

Kate Middleton Wedding Jewelry»

A post by Rashi Agarwal

The talk of the town this year till date has been the Royal Wedding on the 29th April. Apart from just Kate Middleton's beauty what fascinated the most was her jewelry. ....

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Million dollar worth diamond jewelry sold by Sotheby auction house during the period Jan 2010, to Dec 2010. ....

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Engagement Ring Designs»

A post by Mark

Elegant, stunning engagement ring designs with precious stones..

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Imperial State Crown»

A post by Mark

Imperial State Crown. .

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Colored Diamonds»

A post by Neelanjana Ghosh

Only 1 percent of the world's total diamond is colored, which makes these gems a rarity and their value priceless. Among all the colors of diamond found on earth red is probably the rarest and therefore most sought after. There is a collection of only thirty-five exquisite pieces of red diamonds across the world. Found by a farmer from Brazil, the Moussaieff Red diamond weighs 5.11 carats and is the largest red rock in the world. ....

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Diamond clarity refers to the degree of transparency in the gemstone. If the number of flaws is less it indicates higher clarity and vice versa. Gems with more than 80% clarity are very rare in nature. Today, with new modern techniques it is possible to remove or reduce flaws and boost the clarity of natural diamonds. Mechanical treatments are widely used to enhance diamond clarity by removing the unwanted external and internal flaws from the stone. ....

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Diamond Flaws»

A post by Shweta

Diamonds flaws could be described as inclusions that hinder the beauty same as the black image in beautiful full moon. These are inside as well as outside the gemstone and there presence always pinches because these flaws make the dazzling stone imperfect. ....

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Will you marry me»

A post by Mark

Engagement Ring Trends: Matrimony means new beginnings. A new life, a new family, new commitments, and a new best friend- the engagement ring! The engagement ring today has traveled a long way and is a far cry from the simple iron band introduced by the Romans in the 4th century. An engagement ring usually conjures the image of a single stone at the centre, usually a sparkling diamond set on a simple band. Did you know the first ever diamond engagement ring (Diamonds were considered to have magical powers requiting love, purity and fidelity) was given by Archduke Maximillian of Austria to Mary of Burgundy in 1477?....

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Diamonds are a woman's best friend. A diamond has the lustrous shine that attracts everyone towards it. The shine and glow of this gemstone can be retained forever with appropriate precautions and care. It is the hardest stone, with a hardness of 10 on the Moh's scale. Even then it is possible for a diamond to get chipped, scratched or damaged in a piece of jewelry. This could be due to improper setting techniques during manufacturing or careless use by the wearer. Therefore, it is very crucial to take safety measures to avoid spoiling the stone. This article would give the reader the general know-how about all the aspects that would help in preventing the gemstone from the any kind of damage.....

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Diamond Reset»

A post by Shweta

It is usually seen that diamond rings are passed from one generation to other. In this case, it is totally one's emotions whether to reset the diamond from the old ring into a new ring or a pendent or any other jewelry piece. People by and large do not go in for the reset of family heirloom diamond unless there are some apparent reasons. ....

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Conflict Diamonds»

A post by Shweta Dhanuka

Conflict Diamonds are referred to those stones that originate from vicinity controlled by the group of people who are recognized as rebel in the eyes of the government. Such stones are put on the market for sale to provide finances for the illicit and illegitimate action of these rebels, military and terrorist factions. Converted diamond, Blood diamond and War diamond are additional names for this diamond variant. ....

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Diamond Mines»

A post by Mark

Interactive virtual tour of Important Diamond Mines as seen from Space. .

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18 notable high value diamond auctions of 2008 by Sotheby auction house..

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Famous Diamond Pictures»

A post by Mark

48 Stunning images of world Famous Diamond Pictures.

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There are various decisive tests to assess the authenticity of a diamond. The Ceres Diamond probe, Rayner Diamond Tester, Diamond Pen are a few popular instruments. ....

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Diamond Marketing by De Beers»

A post by Erum Qureshi

That ‘a diamond is forever’ is the probably the world’s greatest, most expensive and widely circulated PR scam! The on-going, century-long campaign by diamond giant De Beers owned by the Oppenheimer family began in 1938; De Beers needed a slogan for diamonds that expressed both the theme of romance and everlasting love. ....

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Surat Diamond Industry»

A post by Madhubanti Rudra

Are you a globe trotter at the heart? Does the dazzle of diamonds drive you crazy? Then you must add the name of Surat to your global diamond itinerary. The Surat diamonds will help you explore the rich heritage of traditional Indian gems and jewelries and rediscover the magic of unknown India beyond its Ayurvedic spas, elephant safaris or mysticism! ....

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Trillion Carat Diamond»

A post by Shalina Khemlani

Substantiating with the subject matter, astronomers have in point of fact found a diamond in the sky which is in a straight line above Australia. It has now been recognized as one of the biggest known diamond that exists in the whole of this creation. American astronomers located at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre which deals with the Astrophysics, have found a white dwarf star in the constellation of Centaurus. This is quite close to the Southern Cross and is seen more than a 3000-kilometre-wide interior of the crystallized carbon, or can also be called as a diamond. It is one of the most recently discovered diamonds by the astronomers, a diamond star which will certainly weigh up to 10 billion trillion carats. The astronomers have fittingly given it a title of a diamond, as it is mainly consist of crystallized carbon that are out together by a slim coating of hydrogen and helium gasses in the required proportion. ....

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Synthetic Gems Trick or Treat»

A post by Basundhara Mitra

The word 'gem' etymologically means precious stone, a stone that is of very high value. However, it is interesting to note that the Latin 'gemma' originates from the root 'gen-' meaning to produce. While authentic gems are produced by Mother Nature, Man has also dared to produce gems of diverse variety. ....

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Synthetic Diamonds»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

Synthetic diamond is also known as cultured diamond or artificial diamond. This man-made created stone possess almost same physical and chemical properties as that of real diamonds. Today, across the globe players like LifeGem, Diamond Innovations, Adia Diamonds, Gemesis, Chatham Gems, Apollo Diamonds and Tairus etc produce approximately 3 billion carats of synthetic diamonds. ....

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Gemstone Cutting»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

Gem cutting is a long process that takes many months to convert simple rough into fascinating gemstone. It involves many steps. In order to acquaint the reader with the overall process of gem cutting, all the steps are explained one after the other. The steps elucidated are not in any fixed sequence. ....

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Diamond Color Grading»

A post by Ms Nandita Ray

Diamond has Nitrogen atoms as the main impurity. The common concentration of this impurity is 0.1 %. If the nitrogen atoms are set in pairs then they have no affect on the diamond and make the diamond colorless. Such diamonds fall in the Type 1aA. If the nitrogen atoms are present in clusters they impart a brownish or yellowish hue to the diamond. These are clubbed in 1 aB. ....

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Clean Diamond Act»

A post by Nandita Ray

This Act bans the inflow of rough diamonds from any country into USA unless it implements the KPSC or a system of controls that is comparable to the standards set by the UN and international community. Diamonds from the rebel held countries like Angola, Sierra Leone, Congo and other African countries. ....

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The Kimberley Process Certification»

A post by Ms Nandita Ray

In 1998, an N.G.O. called Global Witness brought conflict diamond issue to the world forum. Again in 2000, another group, Partnership Africa Canada, brought the issue of ‘conflict diamonds’ into focus once more. They contended that certain rebel /terrorists were using the proceeds from the sale of these diamonds to fund their wars. ....

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The pricing of rough diamonds is purely in the hands of De Beers. Since its founding in 1888, De Beers have held a dominant position in the diamond industry, and today significantly control a major portion of the world's rough diamond production mines. ....

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De Beers - The diamond company»

A post by Ms Nandita Ray

A small company was started with the help of British financiers and some Anglo Americans in1888. Later C. Johnson along with C.Rudd took control of two mines operated by the DeBeers brothers. ....

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Ekati Diamond Mine»

A post by NASRINA PARVIN KHAN

The name Ekati comes from the word “e’kati”. The Dogrib and Dene peoples of the Northwest Territories traditionally called the area “e’kati”. EKATI means “fat lake”. It refers to the white quartz rock, which is found in abundance in the area. ....

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Princess Cut Engagement Rings»

A post by Ritika Changrani

An engagement ring is a symbol of your love and commitment and hence an extremely important piece of jewelry. Princess cut engagement rings are all the rage lately and yet have their own distinct elegance. Ordinary square cut diamonds are out and the more sparkly square modified brilliant cut is in. ....

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Children jewellry»

A post by Yuman Hussain

Children’s jewelry is something which is given from heart to young child. It is a special way to show your deep feelings for your child. It is a tradition in most of the countries to gift jewelry on the birth of the baby by the close relatives like grandparents and aunts. Children’s jewelry is about jewelry pieces for little ones and care and precautions one should take while they are wearing jewelry. There are several breath-taking designs and styles available in precious metals like gold and silver. You can buy cute bracelets, beautiful earrings and stunning necklaces and chains with lovely pendants. There are several brands and stores which sell jewelry designed especially for the children. ....

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The idea is to buy the brightest diamond stud earrings at a cost that is within your budget. You should not worry too much about Clarity and Color. You should concentrate more on Carat weight and Cut. ....

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Navaratnas - unleashed»

A post by Bina Shaji Kurup

Each gem has its own ruling planet and influences different facets of a person’s life – mental, emotional, physical, careers, fortunes, etc. Wearing the Navaratna brings the positive benefits of each gem and its ruling planet to the wearer providing all-round protection from negative vibrations cast by planets, which are placed in the wrong place in an individual’s astrological chart. ....

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Different popular synthetic gemstones»

A post by Yuman Hussain

Different popular synthetic gemstone tells us about the various synthetic stones available in the market with their characteristics. ....

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What are Conflict Diamonds»

A post by Ardamun

Conflict diamonds are diamonds mined in war zones and sold stealthily and illegally to finance conflicts and wars. ....

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Astro-gemology »

A post by Mathew Abraham

A systematic analysis and meticulous research has come up with a comprehensive explanation of the connection between specific gems and the planets. The fact that physical, emotional and mental well being is deeply connected with the influence of planets and precious stones is something that has been accepted by societies around the world even from very ancient times. ....

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Biblical Gems»

A post by Mathew Abraham

Moses had given a precisely detailed account of how the priestly vestments should be prepared. But several words used by the Jews have no accurate translation in other languages. Initial Bibles were translated in Greek and there have been several doubts and misunderstandings concerning the meaning of many terms and phrases. This has resulted in differences of opinion of the actual gems mentioned in the priestly vestments of Aaron. ....

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Clarity is the purity of the diamond. Almost all diamonds naturally will have some very minute inclusions or grain trapped inside or blemishes on the surface, all these factors effect the clarity of the diamond.....

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Diamonds Facts and Buying Guide»

A post by Sheweta Dhanuka

Diamond, the name is derived from a Greek word adamas, meaning unconquerable. It is considered as the ‘ King of Gems’. This is the reason why it is close to the heart of all the queens that is each and every woman on the universe. It symbolizes forever love and commitment among the partners. It is the stone for engagement and 75th wedding anniversary. ....

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The interesting factor with diamond is that it can be cut into many fancy shapes and hence the buyer has many diamond shapes to choose from. The fancy shapes are attractive as the diamonds shine and brilliance depends on the way the shape of a diamond is and of course the cut. ....

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Diamonds are Girls Best Friend»

A post by Madhubanti Rudra

Today’s women of substance are a unique amalgamation of beauty and brain. Pursuing high profile career, family responsibilities and the tremendous pressure of motherhood- nothing can stop them from living their lives in their own terms. ....

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Why Diamonds are girls best friend»

A post by Snajana Sethiya

Exquisite diamond necklace, pendants, earrings, bangles, rings, brooches are expressions for those who want their wedding to be remembered and personify relationship that lasts forever. As wedding is the most unforgettable event in any one’s life, so one has to make a proper selection of jewelry to be worn and what can be better than a diamond jewelry which brings spark on one’s face. ....

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Black Diamond Jewelry»

A post by Madhubanti Rudra

From the geological point of view, a black diamond, or carbonado originated on earth 3.5 billion years ago. Infernal heat and pressure, under the earth's surface transformed the carbon atoms into crystals. Through the repeated volcanic eruptions they were able to reach the earth's surface around one million years ago. ....

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Since you intend to surprise her (although she may have been expecting it) you have to be discreet in searching her heart for that special ring of her desire. You can get a lot of advice and help, but the best way is to use your own heart – along with the following guidelines! There are three fundamental aspects to take into consideration when selecting a diamond ring: the stone, the metal for the band, and the design and setting.....

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