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TAGS Sells $30m of Rough amid 'Extraordinarily Strong Demand'

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

A rough tender held in Dubai last week raised around $30m, with all 18,655 carats sold, said Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS). All qualities and sizes were in "extraordinarily strong demand"...
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Crypto-History: Diamond could Fetch BTC515, ETH8787. . . or $15m

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Sotheby's Hong Kong could make cryptocurrency history when it auctions a 101.38-carat diamond next month. Buyers will have the option of paying in Bitcoin or Ethereum. That means the ...
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Diamond sets $2.7m Record for Online Auction

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A buyer paid $2.7m, the highest price ever for a diamond auctioned online. The 50.03-ct G-color, VVS2-clarity round gem, with excellent cut, polish and symmetry, was sold by...
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Eight Arrested over Venice Smoke Bomb Gem Raid

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Eight suspects have been arrested over an attempted gem heist in which smoke bombs caused panic among the crowds at St Mark's Square, in Venice. Visitors feared a terror attack was ...
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Diamond Panner 's Ghost Accuses his Killers

Monday, June 21, 2021

Two friends of an illegal diamond panner in Zimbabwe have admitted murdering him 12 years ago - after being haunted by his "avenging spirit". They have finally revealed that Welldone ...
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South African "Diamond Rush" ends in Disappointment for 3,000

Monday, June 21, 2021

The stones that triggered a "diamond rush" last week in South Africa are nothing more than worthless quartz, say officials. An estimated 3,000 fortune seekers converged on fields outside KwaHlathi...
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It's no Joke . . . Tiffany Really is Going Yellow

Monday, June 21, 2021

It started as an April Fool's joke - but Tiffany & Co really is replacing its iconic robin-egg blue with a bright yellow house color. At least in some locations, and for a limited period. The Rodeo Drive store...
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Diacore Buys North America's Biggest Ever Diamond

Sunday, June 20, 2021

The biggest polished diamond ever mined in North America has been bought by Diacore. The Dancing Sun, a 204.36-carat fancy intense yellow VVS2-clarity diamond, was sold at Christie's New ...
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Lesotho Government Sells 500 Illegal Diamonds

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Almost 500 illegal diamonds have been sold by the government of Lesotho. Its's the first time the landlocked Mountain Kingdom has conducted its own auction, rather than sending diamonds to Antwerp...
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Tiffany's Trio of Celebrity Ambassadors

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Diana Ross's daughter, a 17-year-old ski champion and the star of The Queen's Gambit are Tiffany & Co's new global house ambassadors. Tracee Ellis Ross, 48, is an American ...
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