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'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia

Sydney - A rare violet diamond, the largest of its kind ever found at Australia's remote Argyle mine, will be the centrepiece of Rio Tinto's annual pink diamonds showcase, the company said Tuesday.

'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia

Sydney - A rare violet diamond, the largest of its kind ever found at Australia's remote Argyle mine, will be the centrepiece of Rio Tinto's annual pink diamonds showcase, the company said Tuesday.

'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia

Sydney - A rare violet diamond, the largest of its kind ever found at Australia's remote Argyle mine, will be the centrepiece of Rio Tinto's annual pink diamonds showcase, the company said Tuesday.

India accused of flipflop on Koh-i-Noor diamond

New Delhi - India's government has said it will make "all possible efforts" to get back the Koh-i-Noor diamond, part of the British Crown Jewels, sparking accusations of a u-turn after the solicitor general said the priceless gem was given to Britain.

India says Koh-i-Noor diamond belongs to Britain

New Delhi - A priceless diamond that is part of the Queen Mother's Crown was given to Britain and not stolen, India's government on Monday told the Supreme Court, which is hearing a suit seeking its return.

Asian appetite for luxury boosts global art and jewel auctions

Ginebra - They are not in the room rubbing shoulders with traditional wealthy buyers, instead choosing to remain in the shadows, making their multi-million bids by telephone.

UN blacklists C. Africa diamond firm, three militia leaders

New York - The United Nations slapped sanctions on a diamond firm from the Central African Republic and three militia leaders for undermining security in the troubled country.

Hong Kong police hunt young girl over diamond heist

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police say they are hunting a girl aged between 12 and 14 years old over the theft of a diamond necklace worth more than HK$36 million (US$4.6 million) from a luxury jewellery store.

30,000 diamonds found in rock in Russian mine

Workers at Russia’s Udachnaya diamond mine have found a golf-ball sized stone containing over 30,000 tiny little diamonds.

Rock with 30,000 diamonds found but their origin is still unknown

A mysterious Russian rock has been discovered containing 30,000 tiny diamonds. The rock itself may actually be worth a minimal amount, but its strange form adds to the mystery of how diamonds are actually created.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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