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Christie's to auction off world's biggest blue diamond

Geneva - The world's largest blue diamond will go under the hammer in Geneva next month, with the rare gem expected to fetch up to $25 million, auctioneers said Friday."The Blue", a shimmering pear-shaped rock the colour of cobalt and weighing 13.
In the Media by AFP

Pele's hair turned into diamonds for superfans

Rio De Janeiro - Pele has unveiled an unusual line of diamonds using strands of the football legend's own hair, local media reported.
In the Media by AFP

Pele's hair turned into diamonds for superfans

Rio De Janeiro - Pele has unveiled an unusual line of diamonds using strands of the football legend's own hair, local media reported.
In the Media by AFP

Sierra Leone unearths $6-million diamond

Freetown - Sierra Leone said on Saturday it had discovered a diamond worth $6.2 million, declaring it one of the most precious finds of the past decade.The stone, dug up last week in the eastern district of Kono, was measured at 153 carats, making it significantl...
In the Media by AFP

British Pink diamond 'thief' held in Australia

Sydney - Australian police said Friday they had arrested and X-rayed a British man over the theft of a pink diamond worth more than Aus$200,000 (US$180,000), with fears he had swallowed the rare jewel.The 29-year-old, reported by Australian media to be British ...
In the Media by AFP

US to jail Japanese auto execs over price-fixing

Washington - Two former top executives of Japanese auto parts supplier Diamond Electric will be imprisoned for more than a year in the United States for price fixing, the Justice Department said Friday.
In the Media by AFP - 5 comments

Rare blue diamond worth millions uncovered in SA mine

London - A 29.6 carat blue diamond, worth possibly tens of millions of dollars and one of the rarest and most coveted in the world, has been found at a South African mine by Petra Diamonds.
In the Media by Mike White - 2 comments

China's Yinren buys world's second biggest diamond bank

Brussels - Belgian bank-insurer KBC said Thursday it has sold Antwerp Diamond Bank -- the world's second biggest such bank -- to Chinese group Yinren for an undisclosed sum.
In the Media by AFP

Italian man has son's remains turned into a 'remembrance diamond'

Treviso - A Treviso man's 20-year-old son died in a car accident a few months ago and had already been buried. However, his father came up with a better idea.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Rolls Royce reveals diamond studded car

Rolls Royce recently revealed a car that has 446 jewelry grade diamonds in the vehicle's doors, the rear seat privacy divider and the center console.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

Diamond light used to study dangerous infections

Diamond Light Source is an advanced X-ray crystallography device located in the U.K. It has mainly been used for studying materials, now its powerful beams will be used to examine infectious diseases.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Astronomers find planet '55 Cancri e' made out of diamond

Astronomers say they have found a planet "55 Cancri e," twice the size of Earth, orbiting a star much like our Sun and visible to the naked eye in the constellation of Cancer. They say the planet is made largely out of diamond.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 8 comments

Atlanta jewelry store offers rifle with purchase of diamond

Atlanta - An Atlanta jeweler's new promotion allows diamond purchasers to get more bang for their buck, offering a voucher for a free hunting rifle to anyone that buys a diamond valued at $2,499 or more.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Police waiting on Ontario man who swallowed diamond

Police in Windsor, Ontario are still waiting for a thief to pass a diamond through his body after he allegedly swallowed the precious item last week.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 4 comments

International scientists discover alien planet made of diamond

Melbourne - An international research team has stumbled upon an alien planet in our Milky Way galaxy that was once a massive star and is now made of diamond. The planet is located close to a pulsar and orbits the star in just two hours and 10 minutes.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Diamond thief on the loose in Toronto area

Mississauga - Peel Regional Police are looking for a man who allegedly stole two diamonds valued over $45,000 from a jewelry store in the Erin Mills Town Center in Mississauga.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Diamond mine approved in Bushmen's ancestral lands Special

The government of Botswana has approved a diamond mine in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, ancestral lands of the Kalahari Bushmen.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Morris

Rare pink diamond brings record price at auction

Geneva - A rare pink diamond sold at auction for a record $46.16 million (£29 million) on Tuesday, setting a record for the sale of a single jewel.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

World's largest diamond trading centre inaugurated

The Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), labelled as the world's largest diamond trading centre, opened Sunday in India's financial capital Mumbai, more than 20 years after the idea was first mooted.
In the Media by Subir Ghosh

Huge diamond found in South Africa

A massive 507 carat white diamond - weighing 100 grams - has been found in South Africa's Cullinan mine, situated 40 km east of the country's administrative capital Pretoria.
In the Media by Miriam Mannak - 1 comment

30% drop in diamond prices predicted

Top financial expert, Des Kilalea at RBC Capital Markets warns today that due to the US recession, the projected diamond prices for 2009 are "very poor". Analysts say the price of diamonds could drop by as much as 30% and may not recover until 2010.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt

Rough Diamond Found In S.African Enclave Has Potential To Produce World's Biggest Gem

Another massive diamond has been found earlier this month in an enclave of South Africa, weighing in at around 500 carats. Experts believe that this massive beauty might produce one of the largest flawless D color round polished diamonds in history.
In the Media by Nikki Weingartner - 10 comments

Diamonds Are Forever And So Are Your Loved Ones: Now They Can Be the Same

Diamonds are forever. A girl's best friend. The hardest natural material known. But a Swiss company called Algordanza, which means "remembrance", can turn someone's ashes into a diamond so you can have a permanent moment to carry with you.
In the Media by Nikki Weingartner - 12 comments

Largest Diamond Lucy Found in Space

U.S. astronomers have discovered the largest diamond in space, 50 light years away from Earth in the Constellation Centaurus. The diamond chunk belonging to a dead star is ten billion, trillion, trillion carats.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 3 comments

Teen Finds 2.93 Carat Diamond at National Park

At the worlds only diamond producing site that allows visitors to keep what they find, Crater of Diamonds National Park, a 13-yr old girl found a tea-colored diamond on a walking path.
In the Media by wiccania - 6 comments

Modern Day Treasure Hunting in State Park

You are walking along the path in a serene park, fields and trees can be seen in all directions. Suddenly a glint catches your eye and you discover a large diamond just laying on the ground before you. Seem impossible? Not if you go to the right place.
In the Media by Samantha A. Torrence - 5 comments

Art or just a really, really shiny and expensive skull?

Is the diamond encrusted skull called "For the Love of God" a work of art worth $100 million? If it is sold for its asking price it would be the highest payout to a living artist ever.
In the Media by patxxoo - 4 comments

OP/ED Blood Diamonds

Blood Diamonds are diamonds that are used by rebel groups to fuel conflict and civil wars.
In the Media by Leah - 22 comments

Twin eight-year-olds find expensive raw diamond

In what turns out to be a great vacation windfall, 8 yr old twins find a 2.50 carat raw diamond in a state park in Arkansas.
In the Media by Squidny - 2 comments

Blinged Out Mercedes SL600

Checkout this Mercedes SL600 all blinged out with diamonds.
In the Media by n0limitzz - 1 comment
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