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Marie Antoinette Pendant Sells for $36M

10 January 2019

  A natural pearl and diamond pendant belonging to Marie Antoinette smashed its price estimate and capped off a record-breaking sale at Sotheby’s Geneva auction. The jewel went for $36.2 million, beating its presale valuation of $1 million to $2 million, and setting a new auction record for a natural pearl, Sotheby’s said Wednesday. All...

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Kashmir Sapphire Necklace

20 December 2018

A rare sapphire necklace was the top seller at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong, which garnered about $60 million in total on Tuesday.

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Plant That Only Grows Near Diamonds

14 December 2018

A thorny and palm-like plant in West Africa could soon become a diamond hunter’s best friend. That’s because the plant seems to grow only over rock that may contain the precious stones, scientists have discovered.

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Gem Diamonds Recovers 357ct. Rough

7 December 2018

Gem Diamonds has unearthed a 357-carat diamond at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, it said in a Twitter post Monday.

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