LET’S START FROM THE BEGINNING

It is here that the most precious treasures of nature await discovery. In the unbearable heat and the harsh cold, in the full sun and in kilometers of underground corridors—in all those places, humans and machines have one goal—to find the most expensive and beautiful stones in the world. In a few decades, the hardships of the miners will go down in history because the diamond deposits will deplete. Nobody believes in the discovery of a new mega-mine anymore, but those which are still operating all the time have a chance to surprise the world. Karowe, Argyle, Mir… let’s take a look at these fascinating places before they become diamond museums. […]

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FROM DIAMONDS TO BRILLIANTS

When you gently smile looking at the perfect diamond ring, it is a sign that the work of hundreds of people has been completed. The joy of being in touch with beautiful jewelry is the culmination of a long road that starts somewhere deep in a mine, passes through exchanges and laboratories of gemological institutes, the offices of valuation experts and the imagination of jewelry designers. In the end, the diamond goes to a jewelry master who turns it into a dream come true. Whose hands does the stone pass through before the customer sees it? Let’s trace together the path a diamond makes before it becomes a brilliant. […]

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IN SEARCH OF DIAMONDS—A TOUR AROUND EUROPE PART 2

This time we go west to take a closer look at the greatest exhibits from the collections of the royal families in France and Great Britain. The largest cut diamond in the world awaits us in the Tower of London, and one of the greatest collections of jewelry is in the Louvre. It will be a journey in the footsteps of the finest jewelry works that can be admired in Europe!
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THE GUARDIAN OF PRICES IN THE DIAMOND INDUSTRY

For more than 40 years, the Rapaport has been one of the most important tools for every diamond broker. It is a price list for the wholesale of cut diamonds and it is on the basis of this data that the trade on exchanges and in the main diamond centers around the world is conducted. It is assumed that a purchase at prices similar to those in the Rapaport is a successful purchase. […]

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Lesedi La Rona—a short story of the giant.

The London-based jeweler Laurence Graff has just unveiled his latest and greatest jewel, a diamond with a brilliant D color and a stunning weight of 302.37 ct—Graff Lesedi La Rona. It took experienced gemologists several hundred hours to cut this majestic stone. It is the largest diamond in the world in a square form with an emerald cut.  […]

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CANARY YELLOW DIAMOND – A TRINKET WORTH MILLIONS!

Although it was cut especially to dazzle with its great brilliance, it continues to conceal some undiscovered secrets. Nobody knows its full history, but everybody can see it. For several decades, this amazing stone has been a part of an exhibition in the flagship Tiffany’s store, located on 5th Avenue in New York. How did it arrive in the USA, and what does it have to do with Audrey Hepburn? Enjoy the story! […]

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