Category: Diamond

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Jewelry Auction Observations from a Millennial’s Perspective

 

This piece on the Christie’s Jewelry Auction is based off of a text conversation held over Facebook Messenger with two of my classmates, Tsering Lhamo and Ashwini Tallur, who were also in attendance that evening.

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Post-Auction Impressions of Hierarchies and Secrecy

Some of my peers from the Global Extraction Network course and I went to the Christie’s Geneva evening auction in November and witnessed a spectacle of hierarchies and secrecy that made the evening truly interesting, despite a lack of purchasing power and a looming fear of lifting a hand or finger at the wrong time. Read More

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Christie’s Magnificent Jewelry Auction 2019

World’s one of the oldest and now one of the largest and most famous auction house, Christie’s, carrying a reputation for luxury around the world, held its annual Magnificent Jewel Auction 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, Geneva on 12th November 2019.

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The Development of The Diamond Industry Through an Analysis of De Beers

Diamonds together with graphite are the solid form of carbon. The difference is in the molecular structure, which makes it the hardest known material and the one with the greatest thermal conductivity.… Read More

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Lab-grown Diamonds: Sustainable Choice for Consumers?

Sustainability is one of the main arguments supported by synthetic diamonds manufacturers to promote their product as an alternative to mined diamond. Sustainability is perceived in terms of carbon footprints, ecology and social/human impact.… Read More

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Price Difference of Lab-created Diamonds from Natural Diamonds

Synthetic diamonds are chemically, physically and optically identical to earth-mined diamonds, but they are man-made with the use of advanced technology. There are two key methods for making synthetic diamonds, High-Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) process and Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD).… Read More

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De Beers’ move into synthetic diamonds

De Beers company, the diamond pioneer that has operated mines from the Arctic to South Africa, which has convinced the world that “a diamond is forever” and strongly believed that only mined diamonds are real and rare, is now getting into the lab-created diamond business.… Read More

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The Beast Below

And once every five years, everyone chooses to forget what they’ve learned. Democracy in()action.

The Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who

 

The quote above is from the episode The Beast Below, from Doctor Who.… Read More

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The Rarest Diamond

It is estimated that there are only 30 red diamonds in the world, with each being less than half a carat. Its red color is due to an atomic deformity caused by extreme pressure.… Read More