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Flawless blue diamond
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A London jeweller smashed a 20-year-old world record today by paying more than a million dollars per carat for a flawless blue diamond.
Alisa Mousaieff bought the gem for 3.91 million at an auction in Hong Kong after obsessively watching the rare blue gem change hands for more than two decades.
The diamond went for $1.32 million (650,000) per carat beating the previous record set by the Han**** Red diamond, which fetched $926,000 (456,000) per carat in New York in April 1987.

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Helicopters have been hard to hire in Greenland this summer. In most countries that would not be a big problem, but for the locals on the world's biggest island - where there are no road networks and sparse settlements are often 100 miles apart - it can make life tricky.
The scarcity has been caused by a diamond rush with prospectors, mostly from North America, believing they can strike it rich. As the ice cap recedes due to rising temperatures, rock covered for centuries could produce spectacular finds. The interest in the Greenland tundra was sparked partly by the announcement this year of the discovery of a 2.4-carat diamond at Garnet lake in west Greenland, the largest of 236 diamonds found in a trial dig in the area by Hudson Resources of Vancouver.
While the Hudson company was willing to announce its find, presumably to encourage its investors, most prospectors are less keen to discuss their activities in this vast mineral rich wilderness.

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Londons Natural History Museum is opening a brand new permanent gallery space revealing the stories behind some of the more unusual, unique and valuable pieces from its huge collection of rare gems, crystals and metals.
The Vault will open on November 28 2007 and is to include a 1,700-carat topaz found in the 19th century, an incredibly rare orange padparadscha sapphire from Sri Lanka (pictured), and an extraordinary pink morganite beryl from Madagascar.

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Diavik diamond mine, Yellowknife, Canada



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Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, is a subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc of London, England.
The Diavik Diamond Mine is located on a 20 square kilometre island, informally called East Island, in Lac de Gras, approximately 300 kilometres by air northeast of Yellowknife, capital of Canada's Northwest Territories. The Arctic Circle is located 220 kilometres north of the mine.
Annual diamond production peaks at approximately 10 million carats

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Latitude: 6429'44.77"N, Longitude: 11016'24.33"W


-- Edited by Blobrana at 14:50, 2008-01-12

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A small South African mining company has claimed to have discovered the world's biggest-ever diamond.
A shareholder in the unnamed mine told the BBC the stone had been unearthed at their operation in the north-west province on Monday afternoon.
He said the giant gem was about 7,000 carats - which would be twice the size of the Cullinan Diamond, centre-piece of the British crown jewels.
But industry experts are sceptical about the unconfirmed claim.

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For the first time ever, the Bangkok International Gems & Jewellery Fair will be open to members of the public for all five days of the show from Wednesday, July 4 to Sunday, July 8 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. The shows special Cash & Carry format will allow members of the public to buy jewellery at factory prices; a golden chance to get the latest designs and quality jewels directly from the manufacturers exporters themselves.
On show will be a vast variety of exhibits including gold and silver jewellery, diamonds, precious and semi precious stones, pearls, fashion jewellery, cubic zirconia and lab created gems as well as machinery and tools, equipment and supplies, and other gem and jewellery related goods and services.
The Bangkok International Gems & Jewellery Fair is co-organized by the Department of Industrial Promotion ( DIP ) of the Ministry of Industry and is sponsored by all the major gem and jewellery associations in Thailand including the
Thai Gem & Jewellery Traders Association ( TGJTA ), The Thai Diamond Manufacturers Association ( TDMA ), the Thai Gem & Jewellery Manufacturers Association ( TGJMA ), the Chanthaburi Gem & Jewellery Association ( CGA ), the Gem & Jewellery Institute of Thailand and Gemopolis among others.
The Bangkok International Gems & Jewellery Fair will run from July 4-8 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. Exhibition hours are 10.00 a.m. 6.00 p.m. Entry is absolutely free. The event is supported by Thaindian.com.

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