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Scientific first – Diamonds created without heat
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Scientific first – Diamonds created without heat

Our planet's supply of diamonds were produced by four different processes. One took over a million years to achieve results. The next have been working in laboratories and factories, with increasing success, since the 1950s. But until this month man had never replicated that final process.

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Register for our Dec 2 Lab-Grown Diamond Webinar

Jewelers of America and IGI are pleased to present an educational webinar at 2:00 PM Eastern Time Wednesday December 2. Learn physical differences, distinctive characteristics and quality-factors attributable to growth methods and timelines.

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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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IGI Hong Kong certifies largest CVD grown diamond to date

Following a similar benchmark set three months ago, IGI Hong Kong recently certified the largest laboratory-grown diamond received to date. With a finished weight of 12.75 carats, this collection-quality man-made gemstone was fashioned from a staggering 46.20 carat CVD-grown rough crystal

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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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Watch a video rainbow of lab-grown diamonds

Last week we posted an array of photos of lab-grown diamonds in rainbow colors. We're circling back today with a video-compilation of that same collection, all produced by the team at Diamond DNA.

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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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