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ARGYLE PINK DIAMOND TO OFFERED FOR SALE IN JAPAN -PINK PHOENIX]

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After five years Rio Tinto’s (LON:RIO) multi-million-dollar Argyle pink diamonds are back in Japan, where the company will be showcasing the world’s rarest red, pink and blue gems until Oct. 2.

Included in the Tokyo preview are three Fancy Red diamonds, representing the pinnacle of value and ultimate rarity in the diamond industry. The hero of the collection is a 1.56 carat round gem, the Argyle Phoenix, named in honour of the newly commissioned Argyle underground mine.

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Prices will not be known until the tender closes, but based on the recent price of $1.6 million per carat for a red diamond set at auction, Argyle Phoenix could fetch over $2.5m.

“We are delighted to be back in Tokyo …  The Japanese market is very important to us and over the past 20 years has shown, and continues to show, an unerring demand for Argyle pink diamonds,” said in a statement Argyle Pink Diamonds manager, Josephine Johnson.

In the last two decades, Japan has consistently shown a strong interest for Argyle pinks, and it remains the largest market for those stones, especially the lighter shades of pink.

According to Rio, Japan is also a market that covets heart shaped diamonds, and the matching pink and blue heart shaped diamonds in the 2013 Tender collection are likely to be strongly contested.

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ARGYLE PINK DIAMOND TO OFFERED FOR SALE IN JAPAN -PINK PHOENIX]

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After five years Rio Tinto’s (LON:RIO) multi-million-dollar Argyle pink diamonds are back in Japan, where the company will be showcasing the world’s rarest red, pink and blue gems until Oct. 2.

Included in the Tokyo preview are three Fancy Red diamonds, representing the pinnacle of value and ultimate rarity in the diamond industry. The hero of the collection is a 1.56 carat round gem, the Argyle Phoenix, named in honour of the newly commissioned Argyle underground mine.

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Prices will not be known until the tender closes, but based on the recent price of $1.6 million per carat for a red diamond set at auction, Argyle Phoenix could fetch over $2.5m.

“We are delighted to be back in Tokyo …  The Japanese market is very important to us and over the past 20 years has shown, and continues to show, an unerring demand for Argyle pink diamonds,” said in a statement Argyle Pink Diamonds manager, Josephine Johnson.

In the last two decades, Japan has consistently shown a strong interest for Argyle pinks, and it remains the largest market for those stones, especially the lighter shades of pink.

According to Rio, Japan is also a market that covets heart shaped diamonds, and the matching pink and blue heart shaped diamonds in the 2013 Tender collection are likely to be strongly contested.

Image from Argyle Pink Diamonds

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Henry Sapiecha

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ALMOST $30M FOR A NEAR PERFECT WHITE TEARDROP 101CT DIAMOND
Diamond 101.73 carats

British auctioneer Christie’s sold a “perfect” pear-shaped colourless diamond for $26.7 million at an auction in Geneva Wednesday, reports the Associated Press.

The symmetrical flawless gem weighs 101.73 carats and is graded with the best colour, D, the best clarity, flawless, and the best purity, Type IIa.

Christie’s said the rough stone weighed 236 carats when it was extracted from the Jwaneng mine in Botswana and took

The sale established a new world record price for a gem of its sort.

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METAL DETECTOR USES LATEST TECHNOLOGY TO SOURCE DIAMOND BEARING ROCK

The University of Johannesburg has successfully registered patents for a new device which is capable of identifying rocks that contain diamonds.

Business Day reports that the MineralPET machine employs techniques applied in nuclear medicine to determine whether diamonds are present within rock formations.

The machine makes use of gamma-rays to ascertain the structure of carbon matter within rocks, and can differentiate diamond from graphite, coal and other mineral types.
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The device was developed by the University of Johannesburg in collaboration with both the University of Witwatersrand and engineering firm Bateman Engineering. Project leaders say they are currently in the process of commercializing the new technology, which they believe will reduce the both cost and environmental impact of diamond mining.

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THIS PINK BROWN 35.6 CARAT DIAMOND TO HAVE A HOME IN LONDON TOWER

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It took six months to cut into shape and now it is on display today in the Tower of London to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, a fancy pink-brown colour 35.60 carat diamond.

With the name of  the Steinmetz Forevermark Jubilee Pink Diamond, the stone is unique considering its colour and size.

“As is fitting of such a unique diamond, it structures the centrepiece of a new display, charting its journey from its source at the mine, through to cutting and polishing, and finally to the Martin Tower in the Tower of London,” states Forevermark in its news release.

“Specialist tools and rough and polished diamonds, will also be used to illustrate the master craftsmanship necessary to unleash the beauty of this remarkable gem. The experts at Steinmetz Diamonds took six months to perfect the cut of the diamond, crafting the beautiful cushion cut from the original huge 179.96 carat rough diamond.

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Sir Richard Branson attended the event as the Antwerp diamond academy as Guest of Honour event

Antwerp diamond companies participated in their very first ‘Antwerp Diamond Academy’ on May 6, 2012, in Stadsschouwburg, Antwerp. The focus of this Academy was ‘Innovation’. Sir Richard Branson attended the event as its Guest of Honour and unfolded much of his experience and guidance to the participants during an interactive panel discussion. His talk delivered some key business approaches including:

– Luck and one’s gut feeling account for 50-50 percent in success , business acumen comes automatically . So follow your gut feeling.

– Delegate responsibilities to others in the organization and free yourself to do something else.

-Give a bigger than expected promotion to the staff which will influence the staff to perform better.

-Manpower is the key, keep good people with you and give them what they deserve.

-Your staff spends most of their life in office so the office environment should be very encouraging and pleasant. Sir Branson also stated that he loved to ‘do things which change people’s life and that’s how it converts in a successful business model’.

The event was segmented into various workshops in different halls including – social media , IT solutions , optimizing time , e-business etc.

All the fee towards Sir Branson from this event will be forwarded to Virgin Unite, a charitable arm of the Virgin Group. During the event, Sir Branson also launched the electronic trading platform – Diamdex.

Varda Shine, CEO of Diamond Trading Company (DTC) was also present at the event.

The AWDC noted that the ‘Antwerp Diamond Academy’ will be organized on a regular basis to provide Antwerp diamond companies with practical information to help boost their business.

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Sir Richard Branson attended the event as the Antwerp diamond academy as Guest of Honour event

Antwerp diamond companies participated in their very first ‘Antwerp Diamond Academy’ on May 6, 2012, in Stadsschouwburg, Antwerp. The focus of this Academy was ‘Innovation’. Sir Richard Branson attended the event as its Guest of Honour and unfolded much of his experience and guidance to the participants during an interactive panel discussion. His talk delivered some key business approaches including:

– Luck and one’s gut feeling account for 50-50 percent in success , business acumen comes automatically . So follow your gut feeling.

– Delegate responsibilities to others in the organization and free yourself to do something else.

-Give a bigger than expected promotion to the staff which will influence the staff to perform better.

-Manpower is the key, keep good people with you and give them what they deserve.

-Your staff spends most of their life in office so the office environment should be very encouraging and pleasant. Sir Branson also stated that he loved to ‘do things which change people’s life and that’s how it converts in a successful business model’.

The event was segmented into various workshops in different halls including – social media , IT solutions , optimizing time , e-business etc.

All the fee towards Sir Branson from this event will be forwarded to Virgin Unite, a charitable arm of the Virgin Group. During the event, Sir Branson also launched the electronic trading platform – Diamdex.

Varda Shine, CEO of Diamond Trading Company (DTC) was also present at the event.

The AWDC noted that the ‘Antwerp Diamond Academy’ will be organized on a regular basis to provide Antwerp diamond companies with practical information to help boost their business.

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 Pink Diamond fancy Engagement Rings & high end bling jewellery

Whatever the reason, there is no denying that pink diamond engagement rings are quite spectacular, and not only that, so is their price!

Pink diamond rings are so much more expensive than the equivalent white diamond in the same ring, so you better have a pretty extreme budget if you plan on buying one.

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Check out this vivid fancy teardrop pear pink diamond (above) that sold at Sotheby’s back in 2006 for $6.2 million. Now that’s a ring!!!

Pink diamond engagement rings, or more specifically pink diamonds, are the most popular color of all the fancy diamonds.

Maybe it has to do with the fact that pink is a variation of red and represents love or that natural red diamonds are the rarest and most expensive of all.

Or perhaps it’s because the color pink is traditionally thought of as the most feminine color. It might also have to do with the 6.1 carat pink diamond Jennifer Lopez received as an engagement ring from Ben Affleck, or the $1.8 million pink diamond ring that David Beckham bought his wife as an attempt to make up for his public indiscretion.

They aren’t exactly sure what gives the pink diamond its color but they suspect it has to do with pressure down below the earth’s surface. Whatever the cause, a pink diamond ring is absolutely amazing and something most of us can only dream about owning.

Most of the world’s pink diamonds come from the Argyle mine in Australia and each has a laser inscription that identifies its authenticity and origin and have sold for up to a magic million a carat. These diamonds are so rare that they expect the supply of the mine to run out within the next decade or so.

According to this article in The Australian “Supply is expected to dry up by 2019, making them up to 50 times more valuable than an equivalent white diamond.”

While a few hundred years ago pink diamonds were found in India, Brazil and Tanzania, today Australia produces about 95 percent of the world’s supply. So time is running out for those of you who will settle for nothing less than “natural” pink diamond engagement rings.

The GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) classifications for the most common pink diamond color groups range from purplish-pink, pink, to orange-pink. Natural fancy diamonds should always come with a GIA standard diamond grading report and a special  GIA Colored Diamond Identification and Origin Report, which is basically a color report and identifies the nature of the color and pink color grade.

Color Enhanced Pink Diamonds:

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Like all the other fancy colored diamonds, gemologists have been able to replicate the pink color (at least to some extent) in a laboratory using genuine white diamonds, irradiation, and heat pressure. These are real diamonds that have been enhanced by man and are pink to the eye. They are not a natural pink diamond and therefore much more affordable.

Synthetic Pink Diamonds (Lab Created, Man-Made Diamonds)

Synthetic here refers to the process rather than the stone because the final product contains the characteristic diamond crystal composition from actual carbon atoms—in other words, it’s a real diamond.

The diamonds are grown in a lab under conditions which simulate the processes of nature that form a diamond. So you end up with a stone that has all the properties of a real diamond without taking hundreds of years to form. They can be made to resemble all the most popular fancy colors including the much coveted pink.

Pink diamond engagement rings are rare and expensive because a genuine natural pink diamond is one of the rarest things found on earth. If your budget won’t allow for the real thing, consider the gemologist enhanced variety or one of the other precious beautiful gemstones that will give you the look you want at just a fraction of the cost.

Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha

 Pink Diamond fancy Engagement Rings & high end bling jewellery

Whatever the reason, there is no denying that pink diamond engagement rings are quite spectacular, and not only that, so is their price!

Pink diamond rings are so much more expensive than the equivalent white diamond in the same ring, so you better have a pretty extreme budget if you plan on buying one.

pink diamond engagement rings

Check out this vivid fancy teardrop pear pink diamond (above) that sold at Sotheby’s back in 2006 for $6.2 million. Now that’s a ring!!!

Pink diamond engagement rings, or more specifically pink diamonds, are the most popular color of all the fancy diamonds.

Maybe it has to do with the fact that pink is a variation of red and represents love or that natural red diamonds are the rarest and most expensive of all.

Or perhaps it’s because the color pink is traditionally thought of as the most feminine color. It might also have to do with the 6.1 carat pink diamond Jennifer Lopez received as an engagement ring from Ben Affleck, or the $1.8 million pink diamond ring that David Beckham bought his wife as an attempt to make up for his public indiscretion.

They aren’t exactly sure what gives the pink diamond its color but they suspect it has to do with pressure down below the earth’s surface. Whatever the cause, a pink diamond ring is absolutely amazing and something most of us can only dream about owning.

Most of the world’s pink diamonds come from the Argyle mine in Australia and each has a laser inscription that identifies its authenticity and origin and have sold for up to a magic million a carat. These diamonds are so rare that they expect the supply of the mine to run out within the next decade or so.

According to this article in The Australian “Supply is expected to dry up by 2019, making them up to 50 times more valuable than an equivalent white diamond.”

While a few hundred years ago pink diamonds were found in India, Brazil and Tanzania, today Australia produces about 95 percent of the world’s supply. So time is running out for those of you who will settle for nothing less than “natural” pink diamond engagement rings.

The GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) classifications for the most common pink diamond color groups range from purplish-pink, pink, to orange-pink. Natural fancy diamonds should always come with a GIA standard diamond grading report and a special  GIA Colored Diamond Identification and Origin Report, which is basically a color report and identifies the nature of the color and pink color grade.

Color Enhanced Pink Diamonds:

pink diamond ring

Like all the other fancy colored diamonds, gemologists have been able to replicate the pink color (at least to some extent) in a laboratory using genuine white diamonds, irradiation, and heat pressure. These are real diamonds that have been enhanced by man and are pink to the eye. They are not a natural pink diamond and therefore much more affordable.

Synthetic Pink Diamonds (Lab Created, Man-Made Diamonds)

Synthetic here refers to the process rather than the stone because the final product contains the characteristic diamond crystal composition from actual carbon atoms—in other words, it’s a real diamond.

The diamonds are grown in a lab under conditions which simulate the processes of nature that form a diamond. So you end up with a stone that has all the properties of a real diamond without taking hundreds of years to form. They can be made to resemble all the most popular fancy colors including the much coveted pink.

Pink diamond engagement rings are rare and expensive because a genuine natural pink diamond is one of the rarest things found on earth. If your budget won’t allow for the real thing, consider the gemologist enhanced variety or one of the other precious beautiful gemstones that will give you the look you want at just a fraction of the cost.

Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha