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Meteorite Crash Gave Russia Trillions of Carats of Diamonds - American Hard Assets

Meteorite Crash Gave Russia Trillions of Carats of Diamonds - American Hard Assets | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
A meteorite crash in the Siberian region of Russia which took place millions of years ago, is said to have brought trillions of carats of diamonds along with it.
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It is reported that the entire Siberian diamond field contains more diamonds than all the present known deposits around the world and could possess qualities and a crystalline form which makes them nearly twice as hard as traditional diamonds. 

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How to Know the Gold You Buy in India Is Real

How to Know the Gold You Buy in India Is Real | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
The adulteration of gold isn’t new in India but a recent statement by India’s leading precious metals refiner that most of the scrap gold it receives does not meet the necessary levels of purity has prompted fresh warnings to consumers.
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We have seen recently a rise in Indian gold on the market, especially on sites such as Ebay and although prices are cheaper 'like for like' than the UK, are you getting what you paid for?  Hallmarking is not mandatory in India meaning a large number of jewellers sell gold that is not certified and “There have been instances of even top jewellers selling gold that is not really pure to avoid tax and make a quick buck.”   Check before you buy.

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10 Largest Diamonds Ever Discovered - Insider Monkey

10 Largest Diamonds Ever Discovered - Insider Monkey | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
Want to know which are the largest diamonds ever discovered? White, yellow, pink, brown, blue, red, green… diamonds come in many colors, shapes, and...
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18th and 19th Century: Mottoes and Precious Stones During the 1700s

18th and 19th Century: Mottoes and Precious Stones During the 1700s | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it

Zodiac stones have been around for a long time and thought to have a talisman influence. During the 18th century, in England and France, bracelets, brooches, rings, etc., were often set with precious stones, including zodiac stones. 


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Zodiac stones often referred to as birthstones, were extremely popular during the Victorian Era and although the general representations have changed slightly, many people today still choose stones for their jewellery that correspond with their birth months.

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Diamond Shape Tips - GoodOldGold.com Classic

Diamond Shape Tips - GoodOldGold.com Classic | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it

Round brilliant cut diamonds are by far the most popular and the most in demand. They are of all shapes the most valuable.

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There are many gorgeous diamond shapes to choose from and its handy to understand the difference, especially when it comes to price.

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The Signet Ring Guide — Gentleman's Gazette

The Signet Ring Guide — Gentleman's Gazette | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
For centuries signet rings have been one form of jewelry for men serving a very productive role in society. Here we explore that role.
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A very interesting insights into the history of the mens signet ring.  Today, they are not as popular as they once were (unless you belong to an association such as the freemasons), although they are still considered to be a mark of an 'elegant gentleman'.

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Ultimate bling-bling car covered in diamonds pictured in Knightsbridge

Ultimate bling-bling car covered in diamonds pictured in Knightsbridge | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
This sparkling Mercedes, encrusted with crystals, gave passers-by a surprise when it was seen parked outside a hotel in Knightsbridge.
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Saw this on a morning program on TV.  Apparently it cost £20,000 to bling this Mercedes and took 2 months to complete.  Looks cool, but surely there are a million better ways to spend £20k.  

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Pink diamond found in Australia

Pink diamond found in Australia | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
A 12.76-carat pink diamond, reportedly Australia's largest, is being cut and polished after it was unearthed in Western Australia.
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The pink #diamond is estimated to be worth millions, and after it has been displayed in various cities around the world it will be put up for sale. A pink diamond sold for £29m in 2010 which was the highest price ever paid for a jewel and this one is expected to go for a similar price.

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Thirty gold bars buried on beach

Thirty gold bars buried on beach | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
A gold-rush starts at a beach in Kent where a German artist buried £10,000 worth of bullion as part of an arts festival.
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Buried Treasure: 1,900-Year-Old Roman Jewelry Unearthed

Buried Treasure: 1,900-Year-Old Roman Jewelry Unearthed | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
A small pit filled with ancient Roman jewelry dating back nearly 2,000 years to a violent riot around A.D. 61 was unearthed beneath a London-area department store, according to a British archaeology organization.
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The buried gold and silver treasure  dubbed 'The Fenwick Treasure' was discovered during the final week of an excavation beneath the Williams & Griffin department store in our hometown of #Colchester  

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18ct White Gold 6ct Oval Cut Citrine ring

18ct White Gold 6ct Oval Cut Citrine ring | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
exquisite 18 carat white gold citrine ring This gorgeous ring is set with a mesmorising beautifully cut 6ct oval cut citrine the citrine holds the
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Beautiful 6ct oval cut citrine ring set in 19ct gold reduced to £200 with 10% discount to new customers.

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Why delicate jewellery is having a moment in fashion

Why delicate jewellery is having a moment in fashion | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
Finer-sized jewellery is in high demand.
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Small and dainty with simple clean lines is the latest trend in gold jewellery.

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Get the look: JLo's emerald and diamond ring party.

Get the look: JLo's emerald and diamond ring party. | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
Jennifer Lopez recently rocked a killer combo of emerald and diamond rings at the Teen Choice Awards. Let's look at how to recreate this fab finger outfit.
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Emeralds are making a fashionable comeback, whether in vintage or modern styles.  Combined with diamonds, they are a fantastic choice as JLo demonstrates with this navette-shaped stunner.

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You will never believe why you are sitting on a potential gold mine

You will never believe why you are sitting on a potential gold mine | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
US scientists have been examining human waste and made the staggering discovery that could be worth millions
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Gold in our poo ??  Researchers who examine poo for a living have estimated that the waste from one million Americans could contain as much as £8.7 million worth of metals - including gold, silver and palladium.  

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Diamonds for Her (or Just for You)

Diamonds for Her (or Just for You) | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
Diamonds make a great gift at this time of year. They express feelings that there are no real words for, so finding the right ring is important. This can be d
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As Xmas approaches, diamonds - rings in particular, are on many ladies 'wish list', so now is a good time to read up and get a brief education in choosing diamonds.

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How to make diamonds out of peanut butter

How to make diamonds out of peanut butter | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
Geologists have turned peanut butter into diamonds - but it will be hard to recreate this experiment at home
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Carbon rich peanut butter = a real diamond ??  Truth is stranger than fiction.

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Rings for Men, A How-To

Rings for Men, A How-To | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
Several men are not immune to the charm of rings. Either way, one thing is for sure: for us guys, it's not easy to wear. Find out with our how-to.
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Ring Guide for Men - How to choose the right ring and where to wear it.

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Radiant-Cut vs. Princess-Cut Diamonds: What Is the Difference?

Radiant-Cut vs. Princess-Cut Diamonds: What Is the Difference? | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it

Princess-cut and radiant-cut diamonds are often compared, as the shapes of these two cuts look similar, but they actually differ in some important aspects.

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The princess cut diamond is one of the most popular because of its high brilliance and sparkle, but in reality there is little difference between the princess and radiant cut.

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Playboy billionaire blows £2m in 3 hour spending spree

Playboy billionaire blows £2m in 3 hour spending spree | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
The businessman spent so much money on jewellery at a luxury event that staff waived his £20,000 Champagne bar tab
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The 40 something Russian billionaire businessman paid over two million pounds for a necklace, a couple of 'tennis bracelets and a pair of earrings at an event at the Playboy Club which played host to about 40 of the most wealthy men in London.



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Diamond Shortage to Occur Within Five Years - Wall Street Daily

Diamond Shortage to Occur Within Five Years - Wall Street Daily | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
Diamond Shortage to Occur Within Five Years
Wall Street Daily
Part of the reason is that the urban Chinese population (about 1.3 billion people) caught on to the trend of giving diamond engagement rings to their fiancés.

Via Anik Buhlmann
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Pure gold Godzilla statue costs a fortune

Pure gold Godzilla statue costs a fortune | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
As some of you may remember, to promote his Hollywood movie, Godzilla has been on a little homecoming tour of Japan this summer, and it's culminated in the making of the most expensive Godzilla collectible in the world: a pure gold statue valued at an astounding 150 million yen.

That's right, 1.5 million US dollars for an 8-inch statue. A store in Japan has created, with the blessing of Toei Film Studios, a pure gold statue to commemorate Godzilla and his 60th birthday.
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A 15kg 8" statue of Godzilla in pure gold, the most expensive Godzilla collectible in the world and fans of the 'star' are making long trips just to see it.  Weird but true :) 

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Diver accidentally discovers world's oldest gold coin

Diver accidentally discovers world's oldest gold coin | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
A diver in Bulgaria discovered what is thought to be the world's oldest gold coin — and the find was apparently accidental.
The scuba diver saw the coin near Sozopol on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, Bulgaria's BTA news agency reported, and gave it to Bozhidar Dimitrov, the head of the National History Museum in Sofia.
The museum found that the coin appears to have been minted in western Anatolia in the second half of the seventh century B.C.E., making it more than 2,750 years old. The coin is thought to be from Lydia, a land in Anatolia that's believed to be the originator of gold and silver coins.
Vladimir Penchev, a numismatist at the National History Museum, told BTA that the coin is made of electrum, an alloy of gold and silver used in early coins. He noted that the coin is "the first of its kind" to be found in Bulgaria, The Sofia Globe reports. --Meghan DeMaria


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Independent Scotland could claim part of £7.8bn gold reserves

Independent Scotland could claim part of £7.8bn gold reserves | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
The distribution of the UK's assets in the event of Scottish independence would be subject to negotiation between an independent Scottish Government and the continuing UK government, a spokesman for the United Kingdom Treasury said.
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Collectors bid on Rio Tinto's rare red diamonds

Collectors bid on Rio Tinto's rare red diamonds | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it
Some of the rarest objects on earth, red diamonds, of which only 30 are believed to exist, will be on display in Sydney.
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Rare and extraordinary diamond from Rio Tinto, is on display in Sydney where collectors will hotly pursue red diamonds because they are so rare. Last year a red diamond set a record at auction at Christies in New York of $1.6 million per carat.  


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Rare 12-Carat 'Blue Moon' Diamond To Be Unveiled At L.A. Natural History Museum

Rare 12-Carat 'Blue Moon' Diamond To Be Unveiled At L.A. Natural History Museum | Diamonds, Gold & Jewellery | Scoop.it

Blue diamonds are among the rarest gems in the world. But all blues are not created equal and even in this rarified category a few stand out.

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Appropriately named the “Blue Moon” (as in “once in a blue moon”), the diamond will make its first and likely only public appearance at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in an exhibition from September 13 – January 6.

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