Monthly Archives: April 2008

GCAL Earns ISO Laboratory Accreditation

RAPAPORT… New York (April 24, 2008)– After a rigid auditing period, Gem Certification and Assurance Lab (GCAL) was awarded ISO 17025:2005 accreditation, meaning that it conforms to recognized international standards for accurate and reliable grading. Specifically, this recognition means that … Continue reading

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Dazzling Cushion Cut Diamond 39.34 carats D Colour, Internally Flawless, Type IIa

What: An Unmounted, Cushion-Cut Diamond Weight: 39.34 carats D color, Internally Flawless, Type IIa Where: Christie’s, New York Jewels–The New York Sale April 16, 2008 How Much: Pre-Sale Estimate:USD$6 million to USD$8 million Final Selling Price: USD$6,873,000 *** An extremely … Continue reading

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2008 Designer Showcase

Leila Tai Foliage Bracelet 18K Gold, Burma Rubies and Enamel A packed luncheon debut of a jewelry exhibit took place this week at The Forbes Galleries in New York. Fashion journalists and jewelry artists alike crowded the 2008 Designer Showcase, … Continue reading

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Madonna's New Jewelry!

Madonna has turned to Chopard to create the custom diamond knuckle ring that reads “M-dolla” and the Happy Diamonds cross she wears on the cover of her new and much anticipated album “Hardy Candy.” Designed by Chopard co-president Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele … Continue reading

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Largest Diamond to be Auctioned in Hong Kong

For the girl who has everything … the sqash-ball sized diamond is the biggest to come to market for 18 years.Photo: AP *** HONG KONG (Xinhua): The largest colorless diamond seen at auction in nearly 20 years will go under … Continue reading

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Diamonds are a physicist's best friend

Diamond’s unique properties may make it a match for developers of tomorrow’s quantum computers. Physicists are testing the crystal’s ability to store information in single atoms, insulate information from outside disturbances, and transmit information as light rather than through electrical … Continue reading

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The Good, Bad & Ugly :Belgian Post Celebrates Diamonds

Today jewellery artist Reena Ahluwalia‘s work, “Bel Canto” is captured for posterity by the Belgian Post. *** Belgium : The Nice Story AWDC (Antwerp World Diamond Center) and Belgian Post – (De Post-La Poste) have announced the release of Antverpia … Continue reading

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