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The age of the Ana Maria Pearl has been authenticated using radiocarbon dating

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World first: Radiocarbon dating used to establish pearl’s origin

In what is believed to be a world-first, radiocarbon dating has been used to establish the age of a pearl. Read more »
The Bharat Diamond Bourse in Mumbai

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Bharat Diamond Bourse & Lab-grown diamonds

The world’s largest diamond bourse, the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) in Mumbai, India, has denied rumours it is planning to lift the ban on the sale of synthetic diamonds on its trading floors. Read more »
The Argyle Octavia white diamond

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Rare gem unearthed at Argyle

The iconic Argyle Mine in Western Australia’s Kimberley region has produced the largest gem-quality white diamond in its history. Read more »
Researchers studied diamonds from Sierra Leone for clues on how continents are formed. Image: GIA

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Diamond inclusions hold Earth’s secrets

New analysis of the mineral deposits trapped inside diamonds has revealed how the planet’s continents were formed. Read more »

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The Great Diamond Debate

Six months after De Beer’s surprised the international jewellery industry by entering the synthetic diamond market, we explore whether the decision was a strategic move to ensure competitor innovation did not become blanket disruption or whether De Beers finally saw the light and realised lab-grown diamonds are not a menace after all?

Perhaps it’s even a little bit of both, or perhaps it doesn’t really matter anyway!

Our Great Diamond Debate might help you decide. Read more »

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Pink diamond to break Christie’s records

Christie’s Geneva will host an auction next month featuring the Pink Legacy, the largest pink diamond the auction house has ever seen. Read more »
The GIA's new service traces a diamond's origin, and includes an app for consumers

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New GIA service traces diamond’s origin

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has introduced a program that allows retailers to track the origin of select polished diamonds, potentially providing a unique selling opportunity and improved consumer confidence. Read more »
Despite mediocre financial results, Swatch anticipates ‘healthy’ figures in the year ahead. Image courtesy: <a href="http://bit.ly/2p3or0u" target="_blank">Facebook/Swatch AU</a>

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Swatch sales continue to plunge

Although Swatch Group has released less than stellar financial results for 2016, ‘healthy’ figures were anticipated for the year ahead. Read more »

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Diamond grading games: the search for consumer confidence

In the wake of the international controversy regarding diamond ‘over-grading' and the subsequent banning of EGL reports, GARRY HOLLOWAY presents solutions that would better serve the industry and build real consumer confidence. Read more »

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The complete engagement and proposal guide

Feeling underprepared for one of life’s most special moments? Jeweller has compiled a step-by-step guide to help you navigate through the nitty gritty on diamonds and engagement rings through to your proposal and wedding. Read more »

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The World's Most Famous Diamonds

Many of the world’s most famous diamonds have been lost to history; they were either re-cut as is the case with the most famous diamond of all, the Koh-I-Noor, or their whereabouts is unknown. Read more »
Artists impressions of what Samsung's smartwatch could look like

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Samsung smartwatch plans exposed

More details of Samsung’s smartwatch plans have emerged, following the discovery of trademark and patent filings in the US and Korea. Read more »
Swatch wants to reduce its supply of mechanical watch movements to third parties

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Swatch forced to ease component restrictions

In what is said to be a victory for independent watchmakers, the Swatch Group has been prevented from dramatically cutting distribution of its watch components to other companies next year. Read more »
The jewellery box is made from theft-resistant materials and has an embedded GPS tracking unit

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Innovation meets jewellery box

Recent thefts of expensive jewellery items at Cannes Film Festival have only highlighted what most jewellers already knew – transferring items from a safe location to temporary sites is fraught with danger. Read more »
Natural vs man-made: the heated debate

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Lab-created diamond debate heats up

The technology for lab-created diamonds has officially arrived – heralded by companies like Gemesis Diamond Company – and although presenting new opportunities for the jewellery industry, it also raises a number of ethical and control issues. Read more »

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