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Rio Tinto’s Global Design Competition Winners Announced

By Erika Winters Rio Tinto Diamonds announced the winners of its Global Design Competition. Nine winners were selected from a reported record number of entries from the US, Canada, Australia, India, China and Hong Kong. The entrants submitted jewelry designs for the four categories of Champagne, Silvermist, C...

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Tickled Pink, Leibish & Co. Wins at the 2011 Argyle Pink Diamond Tender

By Erika Winters Leibish & Co. secured winning bids for six of fifty-five pink diamonds at Rio Tinto's annual Argyle Pink Diamond Tender. The fancy color diamond retailer has participated in the invitation-only event for several years and also acquired six diamonds at the 2010 tender. The Argyle mine prod...

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Van Cleef & Arpels to Open Jewelry School

By Erika W. L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels is set to open February 2012 at the company's Paris headquarters in Place Vendome. The school is open to anyone with a passion for jewelry, and enrollment for the February sessions begins on November 15. "L'Ecole offers a unique opportunity to discover and learn for thos...

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World's first spherical diamond.

Lab Creates World’s First Perfectly Spherical Diamond

By Erika W. Researchers at Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan, have created the first perfectly spherical diamond, according to a report from the Daily Yomiuri. The 4ct lab-created diamond has a 7.5mm diameter and is called Hime, a diamond variety produced by the university's Geodynamics Research Center. The la...

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Kimberley Process – Fair Trade Diamond News Roundup October 2011

By Erika W. Some of the latest stories in Kimberley Process & Fair Trade Diamond news... Israeli Diamond News - WFDB President Urges Rough Diamond Trade to Respect Kimberley Process On the eve of the 2011 Plenary of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), the President of the World Federation ...

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2012 AGTA Spectrum Award Winners Announced

By Erika W. On October 24, the American Gem Trade Association announced the winners of the 2012 Spectrum and Cutting Edge Awards celebrating innovation in jewelry design and lapidary arts. 454 entrants were judged at the annual competition, which was held October 22-23 in New York City. Enjoy highlights...

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ATM Machine Dispenses Diamond Jewelry and Gold

By Erika W. They call it an ATM, but we like to think of it as a vending machine for those hungering for a gold bar or a quick diamond goodie. If you're in Mumbai, you'll be able to visit this new machine, which dispenses diamond jewelry, gold coins, bars, and other sparkly sundries. Customers can simply tap th...

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Diamond and Jewelry News Roundup – October 19, 2011

By Erika W. Some of the latest stories in diamond and jewelry news... JCK News: The Vivid Yellow Fetches $6.6 Million A rare, highly saturated 32.77 ct. fancy vivid yellow diamond sold for $6.6 million at Christie’s New York’s Magnificent Jewels sale Oct. 18. Photo: Christie's Idex: Ti...

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