I turned my dead husband into a diamond

31-Aug-2014

[MailOnline] 

When Glynis Barnett shows friends her new yellow diamond nestling in its jewellery box, they never fail to be impressed.

‘People always say how sparkly it is and compliment me on the fabulous colour,’ says Glynis, 63, a retired PA from Kent. ‘They’re so surprised when I tell them the diamond used to be my husband John.

NYC gets new tower full of diamonds

31-Jul-2014

[Epoch Times] 

In the Diamond Distric 16,000-square-foot boutique jewelry shopping mall at the base of the 34-story International Gem Tower.

The mall will house 35 retail jewelers on the first floor, eight gem repair and polish booths downstairs, and a mezzanine with seven offices.

Scientists find a diamond the size of earth

1-Jul-2014

[TechnoBuffalo] 

Scientists have found an 11 billion year-old diamond 900 light-years away from our home planet—one of the oldest found by astronomers. But this isn’t an ordinary diamond: researchers claim the space rock is the size of Earth, making it one of the largest diamonds in existence (that we know of). That’s one massive diamond, but sadly it’ll never be cut. Scientists have never even seen it.

4 Absurdly shiny (and expensive) things made with diamonds

9-Jun-2014

[BidnessETC

Diamonds are now a luxury we all want to own but they embedded in jewelry, watches, bags or shoes.

Here is a list of things made with diamonds that you probably have never heard of before.

Note: We’re assuming you’ve already heard about Kanye West’s teeth!

Diamond stilettos are a girl’s new best friend

17-May-2014

[Metro] You could walk off with heels worthy of a Cinderella… if you’ve got $337,000 to spare. The Borgezie Princess Constellation stilettos — crafted in either platinum or 18-carat gold, and encrusted with 1,290 diamonds — are the world’s most expensive shoes.

Designer Christopher Shellis, who’s been working on the stilettos for seven years, tells Metro why the footwear that requires a mortgage is a “bargain."

Christie’s expects $25 million for largest, flawless blue diamond

30-Apr-2014

[Mining.com] The world's largest and flawless blue diamond will go under Christie’s hammer in Geneva next month, with the rare gem expected to fetch up to $25 million, the auction house has revealed.

 

"The Blue", a sparkling 13.22 carats pear-shaped rock, also known as "blue perfection", is supposed to be "the largest fancy vivid blue diamond in the world," according to Christie’s.

Diamonds may fall as rain and form oceans on Saturn and Jupiter

31-Mar-2014

[The Telegraph] Saturn and Jupiter may be a girl's best friend after scientists have claimed that diamonds may fall from the sky as rain to create large oceans on the giant planets.

 

Astrophysicists have calculated that the conditions on the two biggest planets of the solar system are enough to produce stable oceans made from diamond.

Graff Unveils $55 Million Multi-Colored Diamond Watch At Baselworld's Opening Day

30-Mar-2014

[Forbes] Graff Diamonds sure knows how to make an entrance.

The first time exhibitor at the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair will unveil the $55 million “Hallucination” ladies watch Thursday, the opening day of the event.

The London-based diamond and jewelry firm known for making grand statements says the timepiece covered in a kaleidoscope of 110 carats of rare fancy colored diamonds is “estimated to be the most valuable watch ever created.”

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