Sunday, February 07, 2016

How Londoners Took De Beers Gem Sales Back To Africa

A must read.

Useful link:
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/diamond-geezers-how-londoners-took-de-beers-gem-sales-back-to-africa-a3123491.html

Marriages May Not Be Forever, But Our Obsession With Diamonds Is

Spot on.

Useful link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/06/fashion/weddings/diamond-engagement-ring-obsession.html

Drowning Megacities

Pantone Names Its Color Of The Year (Twice)

Saturday, February 06, 2016

That Time Of The Month For Some New Jewelry?

Get to know Lili Murphy Johnson.

Useful links:
http://www.lili-mj.com
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3344696/That-time-month-new-jewelry-Designer-debuts-line-PERIOD-inspired-blood-colored-bling-hopes-destigmatizing-menstruation.html

Pantone Debuts Rose Quartz And Serenity As Colors of 2016

Take a look.

Useful links:
http://www.pantone.com
http://www.jckonline.com/2015/12/03/pantone-debuts-rose-quartz-and-serenity-colors-2016

Nobel Peace Prize To Be Made From Fairmined Gold

Definitely a responsible thing to do.

Useful links:
http://www.jckonline.com/2015/12/03/nobel-peace-prize-be-made-fairmined-gold
http://www.responsiblemines.org

Rio Tinto Uncovers 187.7 Carat Diamond

Take a look.

Useful links:
http://www.riotinto.com
http://www.jckonline.com/2015/12/03/rio-tinto-uncovers-1877-carat-diamond

Friday, February 05, 2016

Crimson Flame Ruby Sells For $18 Million At Christie’s

Take a look.

Useful link:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonydemarco/2015/12/01/flaming-red-ruby-fetches-18-million-at-christies-hong-kong

Engagement Rings Are About To Look A Lot Different

Take a look.

Useful link:
http://mashable.com/2015/11/28/engagement-rings/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial#JHuPenfLtSqU

Artisanal Diamond Mining Sites In Kasaï-Oriental Province In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

New report.

Useful link:
http://pacweb.org/images/PUBLICATIONS/GAERN_PAC_Kasai_November_2015_EN.pdf

Breakthrough That Can Make Diamonds At Room Temperature

A must read.

Useful link:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3340421/Breakthrough-make-DIAMONDS-room-temperature-Researchers-new-phase-carbon-say-change-jewel-making-process.html

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Large Star Emerald

One of kind emerald. Take a look.

Useful link:
http://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/fall-2015-gemnews-large-star-emerald

Impregnated And Dyed Turquoise

A common treatment in the gem market. Buyer beware.

Useful link:
http://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/fall-2015-gemnews-impregnated-dyed-turquoise

Color-Change Synthetic Cubic Zirconia As Peridot Imitation

Take a look.

Useful link:
http://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/fall-2015-gemnews-color-change-synthetic-cubic-zirconia-peridot-imitation

Pencils Of Promise

Get to know Adam Braun. https://pencilsofpromise.org

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Coated Rock Crystal Imitation Of Ruby

Take a look. Buyer beware.

Useful link:
http://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/fall-2015-gemnews-coated-rock-crystal-imitation-ruby

Peanuts Cartoonist Charles Schulz On The Necessity Of Loserdom

The comic strip is enduring because it accepts life's aches and pains.

Useful link:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/nov/28/peanuts-movie-charles-schulz-charlie-brown-cartoon

How To Talk To Anyone: The Experts' Guide

A must read.

Useful link:
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/nov/28/how-to-talk-to-anyone-the-experts-guide

Coral Inclusions In Plastic

Take a look.

Useful link:
http://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/fall-2015-gemnews-coral-inclusions-plastic