Monthly Archives: March 2008

Marriage Proposals

There is no more immediately recognisable romantic gesture than a marriage proposal on bended knee. But where did this custom originate, and why is it so popular today? History of the Marriage Proposal on Bended Knee There is no clear … Continue reading

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Industry Analysis: Diamond Consumers Losing Confidence

Low US Dollar March 28, 2008Industry Analysis: Consumers Losing Confidence, But Still Spending Tiffany & Co.’s fourth-quarter results offer an interesting perspective on the current economy. The 1% drop in same-store U.S. sales for the quarter ending Jan. 31 shows … Continue reading

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Rare Fancy Intense Pink Diamond 14.23 carat VVS2

Christies Auction Sale Title RARE JEWELS AND GEMSTONES *** THE EYE OF A CONNOISSEUR LocationNew York, Rockefeller PlazaSale Date Apr 15, 2008Lot Number 1115 Sale Number 2121 Lot TitleAN EXTREMELY RARE COLORED DIAMOND RING Estimate10,000,000 – 15,000,000 U.S. dollars Lot … Continue reading

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Investing in Diamonds: The Terms of Engagement

” This volatile investment market is one to watch “ Diamond investments may turn up profits “in the rough”Published on: Thursday, March 27, 2008 Written by: Melana Yanos Buying diamonds as gifts and as jewelry is a common practice, but … Continue reading

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Trilliant Cut & Triangular Step Cut Diamonds

The standard number of facets of a Trilliant cut gemstone is 43. Trilliant cut gemstones are based on a triangular shape. Usually with truncated corners and displaying a variety of facet designs, this cut creates a spectacular wedge of brilliant … Continue reading

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Celine Dion compensates dancers with diamond gifts

SHE is known worldwide as the down-to-earth diva with a bank account that would make King Solomon blush. Now visiting superstar Celine Dion is also proving to be the queen of generosity, according to one of the dancers performing in … Continue reading

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Kimberley Process,Corruption & Integrity: Is it failing ?

U.S. GOVERNMENT VIEWS ON LAUNDERING IN THE DIAMOND INDUSTRY Once a year, the U.S. Department of State presents the U.S. Congress with an almost 1,000-page report on the state-of-the-world from a narcotics trade and money laundering perspective. Ostensibly there is … Continue reading

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