Monthly Archives: December 2007

The Crater of Diamonds State Park

Arkansas, The Natural State, is blessed with an abundance of geological wonders. The Crater of Diamonds State Park, the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public, stands out as a unique geological “gem” for you to explore … Continue reading

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Finding the Diamond

A consummate diamond thief shadowed a man who had just bought an exquisite diamond intending to pluck it from his pocket. For three days, the thief stalked the man, trying all the tricks of his trade to locate the priceless … Continue reading

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World's Largest Diamond Mine

(Thanks to JavaFAQ and Javier Arbona [via Kazys Varnelis] for both the link and photos.) This diamond mine in eastern Siberia (Mirny, to be exact) is so deep that the surrounding “air zone… is closed for helicopters” after “a few … Continue reading

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New System Identifies Synthetic Diamonds

The Israel Diamond Exchange this week said it will join forces with the European Gemological Laboratory to use hi-tech methods to fight off the infiltration of synthetic and treated stones entering the natural diamond market. “The World Federation of Diamond … Continue reading

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The Diamond Covered Mercedes Benz SL550

If you think the stylish and glamorous Mercedes Benz SL550 is still not enough to grab everyone’s attention, then a diamond covered SL550 will most definitely do. Or rather, overdo. This one was unveiled at an auto show in oil-rich … Continue reading

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Grace of Antwerp™ Diamond

Grace of Antwerp™ “A reflection of one’s Beauty & Spirit” In October of 2005, an American jeweller and his wife travelled to the diamond centre of the world – Antwerp, Belgium. They were on a quest. They were seeking diamond-cutters … Continue reading

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Why is it unethical for a jeweller or a diamond dealer to certify their own diamonds?

Why is it unethical for a jeweller or a diamond dealer to certify their own diamonds? The most obvious reason is the ethical position. If the certificate or diamond grading report has not been independently certified it would represent a … Continue reading

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