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Understanding the Four Cs

The enigmatic “Four Cs” are a set of standards the jewelry world has devised in order to “grade” diamonds, so that buyers of diamond engagement rings can have a somewhat more objective set of criteria when making their choice. Here they are,...

Two 160+ Carat Diamonds Found

Gem Diamond Mine has made a once in a lifetime discovery- TWO diamonds weighing over 160 carats each were found in Lesotho. At the end of January, the London-based miner discovered a 162.06 ct. Type II diamond and a 161.74 ct. Type I diamond at its Letšeng mine in...

29.6 Carat Blue Rough Diamond Found in South Africa

An extraordinarily rare, 29.6 carat “exceptional” blue rough diamond was found at the Cullinan mine in South Africa.    Mine owner Petra Diamonds says the stone exhibits “outstanding vivid blue with extraordinary saturation, tone, and clarity, and has the...