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  • Tuesday 25 April, 2017 Christie’s to Offer 92ct. Pendant
  • Thursday 20 April, 2017 Graff Unveils 105-Carat D-Flawless Diamond
  • Monday 10 April, 2017 Letseng Mine Yields 114ct. Diamond
  • Tuesday 4 April, 2017 Sotheby's Sells 59.6 carat pink for $94.2 million AUD

Christie’s to Offer 92ct. Pendant

92.15 carat diamond

A 92.15 carat diamond pendant worth up to $20 million will lead Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva next month.

The heart shaped, D colour, flawless diamond is the centerpiece of La Légende, a diamond and pearl necklace by designer Boehmer et Bassange.

The stone is the largest of its shape, color and clarity ever to be put up for auction, according to Christie’s.

Another Boehmer et Bassange piece, a pair of chandelier ear pendants titled La Vie Bohème, will also be on offer, with an estimated value of $2 million to $3 million.

Each earring consists of an asymmetrical pink diamond bow, a pear shaped diamond connecting link, and a marquise cut, D colour, flawless diamond weighing just over 10 carats, Christie’s said. Source: Diamonds.net

Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Graff Unveils 105-Carat D-Flawless Diamond

The Graff Vendôme

Graff Diamonds has unveiled the 105.07 carat D flawless pear shaped diamond, it has named the Graff Vendôme after its new retail outlet at Place Vendôme in Paris.

The diamond was cut from a 314 carat rough that was recovered in May 2015 at Gem Diamonds’ Letšeng mine, that was named “The Destiny” and sold into a partnership in June of that year according to a statement by the miner.

The stone was cut and polished by Graff’s own master cutters, who first used a 3D computerised mapping system to plan the cut and then laser cut and hand polished the stone over “many months”.

The rough yielded 12 other diamonds, the largest of which was 17.1 carats. Nine of them were of D flawless quality.

Thursday 20 April, 2017

Letseng Mine Yields 114ct. Diamond

114ct rough Diamond

Gem Diamonds has found a 114-carat rough diamond at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the miner reported Friday.

The discovery of the D-color, type-II stone follows a drop in recovery of large diamonds at the mine, which yielded only five stones above 100 carats last year compared with 11 in 2015.

The deposit is one of the highest-value in the world by average price per carat, producing four of the 20 largest gem-quality white diamonds in history since Gem Diamonds acquired it in 2006.

Source:diamonds.net

Monday 10 April, 2017

Sotheby's Sells 59.6 carat pink for $94.2 million AUD

Pink Star 59.60 carat diamond

Steinmetz Diamonds owned by Israeli billionaire Benny Steinmetz, spent two years cutting and polishing the Rough diamond. Which was mined by De Beers in Botswana, Southern Africa.

The stone was then worn by Danish model Helena Christensen around her neck to exhibit it to the public for the first time in Monaco in 2003.

Chow Tai Fook a Hong Kong based jewellery retailer bought the 59.6 carat pink diamond for $US 71.2 million (AUD $94.2 million), setting a world record for any gem.

The world’s largest jeweller Chow Tai Fook, was founded in 1929, operating more than 2,000 stores throughout greater China.

The Pink star is highest colour grade of vivid pink, and the highest purity of IF.

Tuesday 4 April, 2017

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Thursday 6 July, 2017

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Monday 12 June, 2017

GEM DIAMONDS FINDS TWO LARGE ROCKS AT FLAGSHIP MINE IN LESOTHO

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Tuesday 6 June, 2017

KIMBERLEY DIAMONDS CLOSES ITS LAST MINE

Controversial Australia-based miner Kimberley Diamonds has put its last remaining diamond mine into administration after it failed to secure fresh funding.

Monday 5 June, 2017

DE BEERS GOES TO COURT OVER SOUTH AFRICA EXPORT LEVY

De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) is reportedly appealing to the Pretoria High Court in South Africa to set aside a decision by the South African Minister of Minerals Mosebenzi Zwane requiring DBCM to pay a levy on diamonds exported from South Africa to Botswana for the purpose of aggregation.

Thursday 18 May, 2017

DE BEERS TAPS INTO POLISHED DIAMONDS MARKET WITH FIRST-TIME AUCTION

Anglo American’s De Beers, the world’s largest rough diamond producer by value, has decided to begin selling its own polished diamonds in auctions for the first time in its history.

Wednesday 17 May, 2017

SOTHEBY'S SELLS THE APOLLO AND ARTEMIS DIAMONDS FOR £44.9 MILLION