998 carat diamond unearthed by Lucara
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998 carat diamond unearthed by Lucara

Lucara's Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswana just produced one of the five largest diamonds ever found, continuing a series of noteworthy diamond recoveries on those premises.

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‘Spirit of the Rose’ commands $26.7 million at auction
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‘Spirit of the Rose’ commands $26.7 million at auction

An anonymous bidder, buying over the phone, was the winner of the 14.8 carat 'Spirit of the Rose' sold at auction in Geneva, Switzerland one week ago. The largest purple-pink diamond ever to be auctioned, the gavel fell at a final price of 24,393,000 Swiss francs, or 26,700,871 dollars.

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More movies to Bling-binge
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More movies to Bling-binge

As the weather grows colder and night comes faster I find myself reaching for my favorite sofa-blanket and channel-surfing more often. Here are a few more movies for jewelry lovers to put on the playlist. There are now more than 30 sparkling hours of jewelry themed movies listed below. So bookmark this post, pop some popcorn, settle in and enjoy the bling.

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The Argyle mine closes. Goodbye, Dear Friend.
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The Argyle mine closes. Goodbye, Dear Friend.

Yesterday, while Americans woke to cast their votes for president of the USA, a quiet retirement took place in the land down under. Australia’s famous Argyle Mine, which has produced 90% of the world’s pink diamonds since 1983, officially closed her doors on November 3.

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Spooky Spider Brooches for Halloween
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Spooky Spider Brooches for Halloween

Check out these hairy, scary, wearable masterpieces. Delicious as Halloween candy, these eerie-sistible designs are fit for the world's finest boo-tiques! So share this post with other jewelry lovers and give 'em pumpkin to talk about.

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10 Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry pieces compiled in video
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10 Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry pieces compiled in video

Make some popcorn, pour a beverage and settle in for another visual tour of exotic and enchanting jewelry. The pieces herein are well-covered and splendidly described. 13+ minutes of glorious and uplifting creations from the artists of iconic Richemont Maison: Van Cleef & Arpels.

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‘Spirit of the Rose’ dances to auction Nov 11
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‘Spirit of the Rose’ dances to auction Nov 11

In just 20 days this 14.83 carat Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink diamond will find a new home, when it's offered via live auction by Sotheby's Geneva. The auction house estimates this incredibly rare find could command up to $38 million.

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Diamond journalist Rob Bates turns author
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Diamond journalist Rob Bates turns author

Rob Bates is a highly regarded diamond and jewelry industry journalist. Now, drawing on his wealth of knowledge and experience involving the worldwide trade of gemstones and jewelry, Rob has created a fun, fictional work... A mystery novel entitled "A Murder Is Forever."

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102 carat diamond sells for $15.7 million, breaking records
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102 carat diamond sells for $15.7 million, breaking records

A private, anonymous collector bidding by phone from Japan is the new owner of the first high-value item of its kind ever offered "without reserve" by Sotheby's. Originally a 271 carat rough diamond unearthed in 2018 at the Victor Mine in Ontario, Canada, it was cut into this 102.39 carat D Flawless oval shape by Diacore.

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DeBeers ‘ReSet Collective’ launches with 5 prominent jewelry designers

DeBeers has launched an initiative titled ReSet; a series of collaborations with jewelry designers spotlighting the positive impact of natural diamonds and stimulating conversations about sustainability.

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