Monthly Archives: January 2008

Argyle Diamond Mine

The Argyle diamond mine is located in the Kimberley region in the Australian state of Western Australia. The Argyle mine is the first commercial diamond mine dug along a olivine lamproite volcanic pipe rather than a kimberlite pipe. The Argyle … Continue reading

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Diamond Photographs

Here is a selection of diamond photgraphs of actual diamonds that are in stock unless marked sold. All diamond photographs displayed are taken at our Diamond Imports’ wholesale office premises in Sydney Australia. It is interesting to compare the many … Continue reading

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Diamond Quotations

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one. Chinese Proverb *** The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear. Daniel Defoe *** … Continue reading

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Golconda Diamonds- Rare Diamonds

Golconda Diamonds Diamonds are classified into two fundamental groups based on the relative presence or absence of nitrogen incorporated into the crystal structure, as determined by the infrared spectrum. Type I diamonds contain appreciable concentrations of nitrogen, whereas Type II … Continue reading

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Gemology Definitions & Terminology

Prepare to be Gemsicuted Adamantine (a) Brilliant light reflecting and transmitting properties in diamonds and other gemstones, known as adamantine lustre. Adularescence (n) A white or bluish reflection coming from a definite plane in a mineral when the stone is … Continue reading

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20 Most Common Diamond Scams

[ Australian consumers can benefit from this advice from this North American website:The Diamond Guru strongly advises all diamonds with foreign diamond grading reports or diamond certificates be verified as a precaution by the Diamond Certification Laboratory of Australia based … Continue reading

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Diamond Cut: Fish Eye

Fish-eye cut ray path displaying unplanned light leakage A white frosty ring is a reflection of a bruted girdle (diamond edge) bouncing of the bottom of the diamond (pavillion) due to a shallow cut. A fish-eye is a reflection just … Continue reading

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