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Cleaning diamonds from the ocean
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Cleaning diamonds from the ocean

For countless ages a steady stream of rough diamonds tumbled down the Orange and Vaal Rivers to the sea, washed there from inland volcanic pipes. Distributed far and wide along the coast by tidal activity, millions of carats now lie hidden beneath the territorial waters of Namibia.

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Diamonds with heart: A Valentine’s Day story
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Diamonds with heart: A Valentine’s Day story

Once upon a time… A lonely rough diamond met another. The two began growing together. For countless ages they shared their lattices, twinning happily with each other until they were…

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You must spend THIS MUCH on an engagement ring
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You must spend THIS MUCH on an engagement ring

You’ve found the perfect partner and want to propose. Wonderful! Now you need a symbol of affection and connection. A symbol of your glorious lives together. A physical reminder of…

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Identifying isotropic vs anisotropic gemstones
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Identifying isotropic vs anisotropic gemstones

When the Great Imperial Crown was made for the coronation of Catherine the Great in 1762 the court jewelers believed they were topping over 5,000 diamonds and pearls with an enormous 398 carat ruby. But it was never so. They had been fooled by a charming imposter.

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The ‘Secret’ of black diamonds
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The ‘Secret’ of black diamonds

History’s most famous black-diamonds may be those included in the Fantasy Bra worn by Adriana Lima at the 2008 Victoria’s Secret fashion show.. That's perfectly fitting, since black-diamonds have a “Secret” of their own, as we will reveal below...

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