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They need CAR’s diamond so they use the national army

The CAR diamond situation is reaching an international level as the armed forces are going against militias in a power struggle surrounding the control of diamonds.

Lesotho’s giant diamonds and new partnerships

Governmental agreements on reducing royalty shares in Lesotho will make a new partership between the diamond mines in the Maluti Mountains and Firestone of Britain.

Are diamond dental implants the future?

Scientists have discovered that diamonds on a much, much smaller scale than those used in jewellery could be used to promote bone growth and the durability of dental implants.

Diamonds are not always forever

Researchers have shown that nanodiamonds in treated coal only last seconds before fading back into less-structured forms of carbon under the impact of an electron beam.

Cannes on alert after diamond heists

Paris - Movie stars like to sparkle on the red carpet but security is being tightened in Cannes this year after a spate of increasingly audacious thefts highlighted the ease with which jewel thieves can strike.

Report: United Nations to ease embargo on Ivory Coast diamonds

Abidjan - A decade-long embargo on diamonds from the Ivory Coast could be partially lifted this week, several United Nations diplomats said Friday.

Are diamonds the new gold? Promoted

Read how diamonds are attracting the eyes of investors and turning heads in both the business and tech markets as some key players dabble with creating man-made diamonds.

Proposed Finnish diamond mine would be Europe’s first

A Finnish mining company has filed the necessary papers seeking government approval to open a diamond mine in that country. If approved, it would become the first diamond mine on the European continent

De Beers' new Canadian diamond mine delayed

First production at De Beers' Gahcho Kue diamond mine in northern Canada could move to early 2017 because of shipping delays, the Anglo American Plc <AAL.L> unit's chief executive, Phillipe Mellier, said in an interview.

Colored diamonds make for efficient superconductors

Berkeley - Flawed but colorful diamonds are among the most sensitive detectors of magnetic fields, according to a new study. This allows physicists to explore the minuscule magnetic fields in metals, exotic materials, and even human tissue.

Man takes ex to court for return of $40K family heirloom ring

When Owen Muir asked Stephanie Foley to marry him in August of 2012, neither could have known that less than two years later, they’d be going to court over the expensive family heirloom diamond ring he presented to her.

Scientists claim diamond rain occurs on Saturn and Jupiter

US scientists have calculated that diamonds big enough for celebrities to wear could be raining down on Jupiter and Saturn.

Why Mobiado's luxurious mobile phones are art

Vancouver - Mobiado is a Canadian company based in Vancouver which specializes in high concept and very expensive mobile phones which the fashion conscious and very rich lineup to purchase around the globe.

Gunmen crash Brussels airport, steal $50 million in diamonds

Brussels - Masked gunmen have reportedly stolen millions of dollars worth of diamonds after crashing their vehicles through the security fence surrounding the Brussels airport.

Possibly world's richest diamond field found in asteroid crater

Recently declassified Russian documents show the existence of what may be the world's richest diamond field located in a 62-mile diameter asteroid crater known as Popigai Astroblem in Siberia.

Diamonds, Krugerrands found in Salvation Army red kettles

Shawnee - A sure sign of Christmas approaching is the sight of the Salvation Army bell ringers and red kettles. And while some see the kettles as a place to drop spare change or a few dollars others see them as an opportunity to deposit more valuable goods .

A Georgia pooch dined on a meal of $10,000 worth of diamonds

A jewelery store owner's lovable pet chows down $10,000 worth of precious stones, resulting in world's most valuable bowel movement.

Masked men rob $2 million worth of diamonds in L.A.

Los Angeles - Police in Los Angeles are looking for a group of masked thieves who stole around $2 million in diamonds from a man in North Hollywood.

Torture camp revealed in Zimbabwe

Harare - Western media have revealed a torture camp run by the Zimbabwean military located in a diamond mining area near the border with Mozambique. Victims are apparently forced to labour in the mines.

Diamond Smuggling: Sierra Leone president asks for help

Brussels - The president of the West African country of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, has asked the Belgian government to help curtail the smuggling the smuggling of diamonds from his country.

Smuggler forced to poop out smuggled diamonds

A man from Sri Lanka almost got away with the diamonds and gems packed in his stomach, but after clearing customs and immigration at an India airport, he was nabbed by police just as he was getting into a taxi cab.

Diamonds Are a Cheater’s as Well as a Girl’s Best Friend

For Robert Charlton, wealthy English businessman, diamonds were a way to apologize for his infidelity. After 26 years of marriage, his wife had more than 40 glittering masterpieces. Read on for more details, but don’t let the stars get in your eyes.

Michael Jackson's Hair to be Turned into Diamonds?

The American firm, LifeGem, plans to create diamonds from a lock of Michael Jackson's hair. It claims it has a strand of the King of Pop's mane from the set of the Pepsi ad in which his hair caught on fire in 1984.

'Imeldific' Wants her Diamonds Back

Imelda Marcos saw it as her duty, as the first lady of the Philippines, to inspire and motivate her poverty-stricken countrymen. By doing so, she must own 3,000 pairs of shoes together with arguably the world's largest jewelry collection.

Indo-Canadian pact to take on the mighty DeBeers

Diamonds are living up to their claim of being good friends – for people in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan, and Gujarat, a state in western India.

Thousands flee from Congolese ethnic-cleansing campaigns

Thousands of Congolese refugees are fleeing from killing-raids in ongoing warfare which has already killed 5-million people. The raids by the Ugandan Lords' Resistance Army now concentrate on killing all the villagers and torching their homes.

South African gold mines looted by Chinese triads

South African and British mining executives say that South Africa has dropped down to third place on the list of gold producers, after China and the United States. The main reason: the massive piracy of South African gold by Chinese crime syndicates.

Zimbabwe diamond miners killed, hunted by cops from choppers

Zimbabwe's diamond fields around Chiadzwa, about 20 miles north-west of the town of Mutare in eastern Manicaland province right at the Mozambiquean border, are being turned into a war-zone by the Zimbabwean government.

Robber saved by Biggest Bolt-Hole in the world

A robber in this diamond-mining town led police on a merry chase on Friday-night - escaping by fleeing into the city's 800-meter deep, historic Big Hole diamond diggings.

Diamonds May Have Helped Start Life on Earth

German Scientists say diamonds may have helped kick-start life on Earth. Their lab experiments show how diamonds form water and help chemical reactions in molecules.
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The Koh-i-Noor or Mountain of Light
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Survival is calling for a boycott of Botswana diamonds
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Survival is calling for a boycott of Botswana diamonds until the Bushmen are allowed water. © Survival
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Diamonds
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An array of diamonds
An array of diamonds
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Survival is calling for a boycott of Botswana diamonds
until the Bushmen are allowed water. © Surv...
Survival is calling for a boycott of Botswana diamonds until the Bushmen are allowed water. © Survival
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Typical engagement ring
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Rough diamonds are shown in this photograph from 2013.
Rough diamonds are shown in this photograph from 2013.
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