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Diamond thrills - Now it's rent a rock:
Luxury jeweller loans diamond necklaces for £200 a night
Jobs in the city's Jewish-dominated diamond industry were abundant, lucrative
and required little training. Upwards of three-quarters of Antwerp Jews relied
Antwerp's Jewish district has something of the feel of a modern shtetl.
Better-quality diamonds still in demand in diamond
subprime-hit US, says Oppenheimer
Shopping mood tip
Would You Buy This $320,000 Fabergé Brooch
Sea Horse Brooch
On Sept. 9 2009 the revived house of Fabergé
unveiled its first online jewelry collection in 92 years: 100 pieces ranging
in price from $40,000 to $7 million.
Diamond returns in the rough when it comes
DIAMONDS MAY be a girl's best friend but
aren't all glitter for investors.
H. Stern jewelers to reimburse for fallen
"The chain cannot expect the consumer buying a ring
to be an expert jeweler."
'Biggest diamond ever' is
found in South Africa is probably a scam
GIANT GEM :BLURRED PHOTO: Apparently it was taken in a car
but the full photo on the Mining Weekly Online website appears to show a table
and curtains. Next to it is what appears to be a cellphone.
It is either the greatest diamond find in history, or a case of fool's
Biggest diamond : Claims of huge diamond find met with skepticism by
ENTERTAINING: STEVE NASH FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER-- Up a steep driveway flanked by
rocks and waterfalls, past the mist-shrouded towering trees, along the red
carpet and into the foyer of Kyle and Janelle Washington's waterfront home is a
table laden with diamonds.
With this $48,000 ring, I thee dread
Damien Hirst Seeks $99 Million for Diamonds
Skull With 8,601 Diamonds. Encrusted
skull Will Be Most Expensive Work Of Art
Bling! Lil John Sets Guinness
Diamond Record $500,000
Crunk monarch and source of Dave Chapelle’s
ridicule, Lil Jon, has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for his
latest blingin’ acquisition.
Singer Alison Krauss arrives wearing a pair of $2
million diamond shoes by Stuart Weitzman for the 76th annual Academy Awards on
Sunday in Los Angeles. Krauss will be performing the best original song nominee
‘The Scarlet Tide’ from the film ‘Cold Mountain.’ — AP/PTI
New York company helps LaKisha Jones sparkle in diamonds
Awful Truth About Blood Diamonds Revealed By Author Janine Roberts
Delves into the horrors of diamond mining. Extremely timely book to
coincide with the release of the Leonardo DiCaprio film Blood Diamond.
Cool Diamonds Worth
More Than $30,000 found in cab
Romancing the stone
Katie Holmes sports the Edwardian-style ring given to her by Tom Cruise.
jan 18 “The script of Blood Diamond is well written and will have the tension
in many cinemas running very high. Action and entertainment are combined here
with a particularly high level of fantasy. But the reality is quite different.
This is why we have invited DiCaprio to the world diamond centre. Here in Antwerp
he will be able to discover the real diamond world and see for himself how
diamonds are traded today, how transparency has been the key word in the
organisation and structure of the sector for several years now. "
read Antwerp invites DiCaprio
In a gesture of love - Dean McDermott has proposed for the second time
to wife Spelling Tori engagement ring.
“We sat on a bench overlooking the lake and I gave Tori her last Christmas
Theo Fennell's trademark
diamond crosses have adorned the necks of Elton John, the Beckhams and the
Rolling Stones but, he tells Nick Mathiason, he has had little support from a
City which would rather invest in dotcoms than a lovely tiaraThe
super-rich are different. They really are. What touches them is not what touches
the rest of us and trying to keep a sense of perspective behind the counter when
someone spends the equivalent of a small flat on a whim is very difficult,' says
Theo Fennell, the glitterati's favourite celebrity
`The diamonds are icing on the Christmas Diamond
DiCaprio Film May Hurt
Diamond Sales Over Holidays, Author Says
``Blood Diamond,'' the new Leonardo DiCaprio movie about
gems-for-weapons dealing in war-torn Sierra Leone during the 1990s, may hurt
Christmas sales of diamonds, according to an author who has written a book about
diamonds river , Blood
Diamonds: A River or a Droplet?
What a fuss a number can make -- one little number. And here it is: Fewer
than 1 percent of diamonds on the market today are "conflict
drugs diamonds Director
Edward Zwick’s movie Blood Diamond has raised a host of questions
about Western complicity in the “conflict diamond” trade. To what extent has
American demand for diamonds been a driving force behind brutal civil strife in
Africa? Should Americans feel guilty about buying diamonds?
from charity to African empowerment: Diamonds provide sustainable economic
development in Botswana and South Africa
It takes a child to raise a continent
When you look into the face of a young child in Africa, you should be able to
see the future of a better world. Some may affirm it takes a village to raise a
child. Yet for many reasons today in Africa, it takes a child with a good
education, nutrition, health care and development opportunities to raise a
village, a nation and a continent out of poverty and disease.
Nicole Richie wrote "The
thruth about Diamonds" about fame, drugs, and romance
but was herself arrested at 1:45 a.m. on Monday
december11, 2006 for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol,
'Blood Diamond' shows how industry leaders turned a blind eye to the
atrocities funded by their policies. The sordid
diamonds history behind Africa's conflict
New movie puts conflict carat diamonds stick
in the spotlight .A woman tries on a diamond ring at the Clay
Pot jewelry store in New York. This holiday season some diamond retailers
say they are seeing heightened consumer concern about conflict diamonds, the
gems mined in war zones that are sold to fund armed conflict. read The
carat and the stick
World Diamond Council :
Development, implementation and oversight of a tracking system for the export
and import of rough diamonds to prevent the exploitation of diamonds for illicit
purposes such as war and inhumane acts.
diamond facts Diamond Economic impact fact.
Generating Revenues from conflict free diamonds
The global diamond industry employs some 10 million people directly and
indirectly all over the world, including Africa. The vast majority of the
world's diamonds come from sources that use the revenues generated by diamonds
to aid their national development. Given good governance and appropriate laws,
diamonds are a vital source of revenue for building infrastructure and essential
social services such as hospitals and schools. read diamond
Hope Diamond in National Museum of Natural History at Smithsonian Institution
Germanium diamonds Not
the use of germanium in the first transistor radios and the discovery of its
crucial role in semiconductor research more than 50 years ago has the study of
this element garnered so much attention.
The usual form of germanium has the same structure as a diamond, and this new
form has a beautiful and unique “cage” structure.
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Danny Archer and Djimon Hounsou
stars as Solomon Vandy in Warner Brothers Pictures' action drama Blood
Thief Makes Expensive Exchange at Local Jewelry Store
The store, and police,
are asking for your help in finding the gem worth tens of thousands of dollars
the economy and gold
IDEX reported diamond prices are softening...Diamonds are the ultimate luxury
item and during times of prosperity (usually when stock prices are rising),
demand for diamonds is strong. Conversely, when times are tough, less people buy
AGTA stolen. Pres. Robbed of Jewelry Worth
Millions . The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA)
revealed details of the million dollar robbery which resulted in the sudden
three month leave of absence of AGTA president, Richard Krementz, beginning July
MORE than 220 objects worth an estimated $100 million (£50 million) have been
stolen from the Hermitage Museum
in St Petersburg.
Vol Hermitage (en français) 5 millions de
dollars de joaillerie ont disparu du Musée de l'Ermitage
Diamond girl Nights Go On Licensing Frenzy
First read diamond laundry (part
one), diamond 47th (part two), jewelry
fence (part three), deadly diamond (part
4) and diamond black market (part five)
of the investigation.
diamonds New DiCaprio Film Rattles west Diamond Industry
The Blood Diamond A farmer, a smuggler,
and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless
Diamonds, children and witchcraft
MBUJI MAYI, 17 Jul 2006 (IRIN) - Diamonds, the
top export in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), are mostly extracted
from the middle of the country at Kasai Oriental Province. Yet people there
are among the poorest in the DRC and diamonds seem to be tearing apart their
society. Children do much of the work and many are killed in accidents or in
fighting over diamonds. Distrust is feeding superstition and causing a
strange and terrible phenomenon: thousands of children are being accused of
witchcraft. read diamond children Full
Kimberley Process : Speech: Oppenheimer
World Diamond Congress Gala ...The WDC has, since its inception in 2000, been
the public face of the diamond industry in the exhaustive negotiations with the
United Nations, national governments and civil society in the creation of the
Kimberley Process. This Process, mandated by the United Nations General Assembly
and endorsed by the Security Council, is an international Agreement (between
some 70 nations, NGOs representing over 100 advocacy groups and the WDC on
behalf of us all) which, through its Certification Scheme, ensures that all
rough diamond trading between participant countries is properly recorded,
cross-checked and verifiable....
synthetic diamonds Produced Very Fast at the Carnegie
Institution’s Geophysical Laboratory
blood diamonds Some
gems free of war, injustice
...By 2003, more than 50 nations had agreed to the so-called Kimberley
Process, a system of import-export inspection and certification of conflict-free
diamonds. The U.S. government later turned those rules into law....
America's Gemisis poses a diamond threat to De Beers.
Everyone is walking very carefully at present, but this Wednesday’s
presentation in Johannesburg underscored the major changes that technology poses
to the miners who dig diamonds out of the earth.
Financial investigators are trying to locate a stash of 100 diamonds bought in
Hong Kong using money linked to a high-profile hedge-fund scandal in Canada.
The tangled web leading to the diamonds involves a Hong Kong diamond merchant, a
Chinese woman with a Hong Kong identity card who made the purchase, and a
Canadian hedge fund co-founder hiding in Israel.
Black diamond at Academy
Award : The $2 million Black Orlov Diamond owned
by Johnstown businessman J. Dennis Petimezas, has been linked to the deaths of
three previous owners who apparently killed themselves.
We wish you a
brilliant diamond day.
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