Diamond News Melbourne Australia

20 Year Wedding Anniversary

We were contacted by a client who wanted to upgrade his wife’s diamond ring for their 20th wedding anniversary as a special surprise for her.  We found him a gorgeous 2.50ct H SI Round Brilliant diamond which fit within his budget (which he was extremely happy about!).  He surreptitiously took a photo of his wife’s original engagement ring which he wanted to replicate for the new ring.  After a few secret emails and interpretations of his rough sketches, we got the design exactly as he wanted.  We crafted the ring, engraved “You and I Forever” inside the band as requested, set the diamond and sent the ring to him just in…

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Russian 51 Carat Diamond D Colour VVS1 Purity

Flawless 51 Carat Diamond from Russia

The most expensive Russian diamond ever polished, called the Dynasty after the Romanov Imperial Court, didn’t sell at auction as predicted. Alrosa the owners said it didn’t receive a high enough offer for the 51.4-carat gem in a November 29th auction. The stone has the best triple excellence cutting quality, a characteristic Alrosa says that is shared by less than 1 percent of all gems ever cut. Other gems in the collection, sold at an average premium of 30 percent above the reserve prices.  Alrosa plans to hold a separate auction to sell the Dynasty. The auction is a rarity for the Russian miner, which specializes in mining diamonds, but…

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10 Incredible Facts about Diamonds

Diamonds are the birthstone for the month of April, which means that the lucky ladies born in April can ask for these gorgeous gemstones as birthday presents ! We’ve put together 10 interesting facts and bits of knowledge about diamonds: Diamonds are billions of years old—in some cases more than three billion years old. The ancient Romans and Greeks believed that diamonds were tears cried by the gods or splinters from falling stars, and Romans believed that Cupid’s arrows were tipped with diamonds (perhaps the earliest association between diamonds and romantic love). Diamonds form about 100 miles below ground and have been carried to the earth’s surface by deep volcanic…

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Blue Diamonds – why are they so expensive?

A recent report of the FCRF (Fancy Colour Research Foundation) highlighted that blue diamonds are reaching a peak in diamond prices – but why are blue diamonds so expensive? Well, these diamonds are very rare, especially the ones very intense in colour. We have always thought of diamonds to be white and sparking however, the fact is that diamonds are available in colours such as black, pink, red, yellow and blue. As a rule, it is said that pink diamonds are the most expensive as they are extremely rare but the same can be said for blue diamonds and this is why the price is high.   What causes a…

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Jennifer Aniston appeared on the red carpet in $10.7 Million Worth of Diamonds

This year Oscars Red Carpet shined and dazzled even more than last year as A-list stars appeared with stunningly beautiful diamonds. Jennifer Aniston reached even the diamond price of $10.7 million dollar worth of diamonds by herself. Bold and big statement necklaces were dominating the carpet as for example Karlie Kloss arrived with a flowery white golden choker set with 38-carat of diamonds. Besides the statement necklaces diamond earrings were popular accessories of the celebrities, from climbers to big diamond drops that had layers of gem pieces. Surprisingly the carpet was filled with colorless diamonds more than colored diamonds this time. But when colored diamond appeared on the red carpet…

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Massive Diamond Found in Botswana by Lucara Diamond

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Nov. 18, 2015) – Lucara Diamond Corp. (TSX:LUC)(BOTSWANA:LUC)(NASDAQ OMX Stockholm:LUC) (“Lucara” or the “Company”), the high quality diamond producer with assets in Botswana, is pleased to announce the recovery of a 1,111 carat gem quality, Type IIa diamond. Please see attached photos. The magnificent stone, which originated from the south lobe of Lucara’s Karowe Mine, is the world’s second largest gem quality diamond ever recovered and the largest ever to be recovered through a modern processing facility. The stone was recovered by the newly installed Large Diamond Recovery (“LDR”) XRT machines. The stone measures 65mm x 56mm x 40mm in size and is the largest ever…

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