Month: April 2008

  • 101 Carat Diamond to be Auctioned in Hong Kong

    A rare will be sold by auction house Christie's in Hong Kong next month and is expected to go as high as $6-$7 million. This is the largest colorless diamond to appear on the auction market in 18 years and one of only three colorless diamonds of over 100-carats to have ever been auctioned, Christie's said. The diamond, which is rated VVS1 (very very slightly…

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  • A Look at Pink Diamonds

    Pink diamonds are recovered from a limited number of sources around the world. India, one of the oldest known pink diamond deposits, is recognized for diamonds of a pastel color. Brazil and South Africa have also been known to harvest stones of pink color. In 1979, an area in the northwestern region of Australia, near the Argyle Lake, was found to possess pink diamonds. This…

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  • Rolex Sea-Dweller: Deep Sea

    Rolex has recently discontinued the manufacturing of a classic model, the Sea-Dweller, in favor of a new classic, the Sea-Dweller Deep Sea. The Deep Sea boasts a breath-taking water tight seal right down to 3,900 meters (12,800 feet)! Even more amazing is the fact that Rolex tests all of its watches 25% past the marked depth. That means the Deep Sea has been tested at…

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  • One Old Necklace

    The oldest piece of gold jewelry ever found in the Americas has been discovered near Lake Tikicaca in Peru. The necklace was made about 4,000 years ago. It is 600 years older than any other gold jewelry found in the Western Hemisphere to date. Mark Aldenderfer discovered the necklace while excavating a site for human remains. The necklace was actually found about seven years ago…

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