De Beers News
World's Largest Uncut Diamond Up for Auction in London
The world’s largest uncut diamond will go under the hammer today at Sotheby’s auction house in London, where it’s expected to fetch at least $70 million. The 1,109-carat white diamond was unearthed in November by the Lucara Diamond Corp. in their Karowe mine in north-central Botswana . It’s the
The Richest Real Estate in the World
The title “world’s richest piece of real estate” may conjure up images of Rodeo Drive, the French Riviera or New York City’s Fifth Avenue, but it may actually be located in … Botswana. According to Debswana, a mining conglomerate jointly owned by De Beers and the...
A Planet Made of Diamond , Twice the Size of Earth
Arthur C. Clarke, the late science-fiction writer most famous for “2001: A Space Odyssey,” let his mind wander all over the universe. In a sequel, “2010: Odyssey Two,” one of his extraterrestrial characters discovered that “the core of Jupiter, forever beyond human reach, was a...
Luxury Sales Strong as 1 Percent Go Shopping
Maybe retail sales overall haven't been too hot this holiday season, but one sector is on fire: Luxury. At Tiffany, at Burberry, at Neiman Marcus, cash registers are ringing. Harry Winston's diamond salesmen are doing a little dance. From Houston to Boston, sales of life's necessities may be flat,
12 Gift Items for the 1 Percent on Your Gift List
Need to buy a present for that member of the 1 percent on your holiday gift list? We have 11 items just for you. Depending on your point of view, the following gifts represent pure luxury or pure excess. Vogue's "Perfectly Extravagant Holiday Gift Guide" may have riled some feathers of the 99
Diamonds : A Girl's Best Friend Again
Diamond sales are regaining some of their glitter this holiday season, after a recessionary slump that pummeled demand and led miners to cut production. "Christmas last year was so dismal almost anything would be better," says Stephen Silver, owner of the upscale S.H. Silver Fine Jewelry in Menlo
Watchdog Group Calls Out 'Bogus Internet Censorship'
Electronic Frontier Foundation Campaign Fights Contested Takedowns from Web Sites
Artificial Diamonds - Now Available in Extra Large
Improved Quality of Synthetic Diamonds Threatens the Natural Diamond Market
Shipwreck off Namibia is 500-year-old treasure trove
The ship was laden with tons of copper ingots, elephant tusks, gold coins — and cannons to fend off pirates lurking off Africa some five centuries ago. It had nothing to protect it from the fierce weather off a particularly bleak stretch of inhospitable coast. It sank, only to be found last month
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