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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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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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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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Keeping diamond color in context
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Keeping diamond color in context

Where do you start seeing color in diamonds? Can you see the difference between F and H color? Can you see the difference between D and E color? In full context those answers will become diamond-specific.

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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 jewelry sales rising in USA and China
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Diamond jewelry sales rising in USA and China

The easing of COVID-19 restrictions, combined with growth in online shopping, has seen a steady rise in diamond jewelry sales across the USA and China. This marks several months of improvement across a broad spectrum of shoppers.

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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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