Monday, 20 October 2014
Stockton Banknotes Set Record At Bonhams
Saturday, 18 October 2014
Diamonds of Lesotho
|The Letseng diamond mine is owned by Gem Diamonds Ltd. and the government of Lesotho. At an elevation of 3,100 m (10,000 ft) it is the world's highest diamond mine.|
Monday, 13 October 2014
'Blue Moon' Diamond at L.A. Natural History Museum
|The “Blue Moon” diamond will make its first public appearance at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in an exhibition from September 13 through January 6.|
The 12 carat cushion-cut stone is rated “fancy vivid” with an “internally flawless” clarity from the Gemological Institute of America.
|The Blue Moon was cut from a 29.62-carat rough diamond unearthed at the Cullinan mine in South Africa in January. The mine is known for producing blue diamonds, but these gems still account for less than 0.1 percent of its total diamond output.|
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Thursday, 9 October 2014
The Valley of Rubies - Mogok, Myanmar
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
The Cheapside Hoard Revisited
The Museum of London has concluded a major exhibition investigating the secrets of the Cheapside Hoard.
Gold bow pendant set with rose-cut and step-cut foil-backed rubies and table-cut diamonds
Gold and enamel pendant set with two sapphires and an irregular polished spinel.
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