4,676 carats of rough diamonds from Lucapa's Mothae kimberlite mine in Lesotho have been sold in Antwerp. Commanding a record price of $1,198 per carat, the parcel contained a number of larger pieces, including the 101 carat D colored crystal unearthed at the end of 2020.
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If you watched the documentary "The Diamonds of Botswana" you know how diamonds benefit the citizens of that country. Lucara's Karowe Mine has just received a license renewal and extension from Botswana's Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security into January, 2046.
As 2020 came to a close the Rapaport Group revealed what the 80,000 followers of their Instagram account @jewelryconnoisseur_by_rapaport have liked and saved the most. Instagram Jewelry Favorites of 2020, published on Diamonds.net, reveals a collection of bold, aesthetically distinctive pieces.
With 5.5 inches of snow in Ohio on Christmas Day, 2020 is going out on a high note for about 500 jewelry buyers in Canfield, Ohio. The White Christmas triggers a "Snowfall Promotion" by Komara Jewelers clients who will now receive past-purchases for free.
Christmas Day flurries could bring free bling and an even happier holiday to 500 jewelry buyers in Ohio. If Mother Nature and Kris Kringle conspire to deliver just four-inches of White Christmas to the Cleveland area - a sugar-plum of a deal gets triggered.
Violaine d’Astorg of Christie's France touted the success of the Paris Jewels sale, which took place from November 24th to December 9th, noting that the results speak to the powerful attachment people continue to have with jewelry, despite the pandemic.
A Brides.com wedding survey reports that 82% of couples say living through the pandemic has made them want to marry their significant other more. For many, it seems “for better or for worse” and “in sickness and in health” have taken on a whole new meaning.