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Largest Australian Pink Diamond on Display in Melbourne

By Erika Winters Australia's largest pink diamond, the Argyle Pink Jubilee, is now on permanent display at the Melbourne Museum. The 8.01-carat diamond, discovered last year at Rio Tinto's Argyle mine, originally weighed 12.76 carats. Due to the nature of the rough, the diamond could only be partially cut and...

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Undisclosed Synthetic Diamonds Identified at GIA Hong Kong

By Erika Winters GIA reported that 10 undisclosed CVD (chemical vapor deposition) grown synthetic diamonds were identified at the Hong Kong laboratory in June 2012. The synthetics appeared comparable to high-quality natural diamonds and ranged from .30 to .35 carats of F-H color and VVS1 to VS1 clarity. Micros...

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Holloway Diamonds Certified by Responsible Jewellery Council

By Erika Winters We congratulate Garry Holloway, Pricescope Director and CEO of Holloway Diamonds, for his company's certification by the Responsible Jewellery Council. The RJC is an international not-for-profit organization established to promote transparency and responsible business practices throughout the ...

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Whiteflash to Open New Retail Showroom

By Erika Winters Whiteflash is expanding with a new retail showroom, which is scheduled to open in August 2012 in Sugar Land, Texas. The goal is to provide a more traditional retail experience for the company's growing number of local customers. Since 2000, Whiteflash has functioned as an e-commerce business ...

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Today’s Google Doodle in Honor of Peter Carl Fabergé

By Erika W. Peter Carl Fabergé was born on May 30, 1846, and Google has honored the legendary Russian jeweler with an impressive Doodle of Fabergé eggs. The timing couldn't be any better, as Fabergé will be showcasing the company's new collection of egg pendants at the Couture jewelry show, which starts tomorro...

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Elsa Peretti May Leave Tiffany, Priscilla Chan’s Ring from Mark Zuckerberg – Jewelry News Roundup

By Erika W. Some of the latest stories in diamond and jewelry news... Forbes: Elsa Peretti and Tiffany's Relationship Near An End Renowned jewelry designer, Elsa Peretti, who has created pieces for Tiffany & Co. for nearly four decades, is attempting to end her relationship with the luxury retai...

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Undisclosed Synthetic Diamonds Identified – News Roundup

By Erika W. The Diamond Trading Company (DTC) issued a trade alert last week stating that CVD (chemical vapor deposition) grown diamonds were identified at grading laboratories in Belgium, India, and China. According to an intra-laboratory report, the man-made diamonds ranged from approximately .30 to .70 ca...

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Redefining “Conflict Diamonds” – World Diamond Council Supports Change

By Erika W. At today's Plenary Session in Vicenza, Italy, World Diamond Council members agreed that the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme should evolve and expressed support for discussions to widen the definition of "conflict diamonds" in the Core Documents of the KPCS. The current definition covers roug...

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