Large colorless synthetic gem diamonds: China

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http://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/spring-2016-gemnews-large-colorless-hpht-synthetic-gem-diamonds-china

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Wittelsbach Blue Diamond

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http://www.jckonline.com/2016/03/31/fancy-vivid-oppenheimer-blue-could-fetch-45-million

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Speaking of diamond crystals …

Check out this little honey:

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Second largest diamond in history found in Botswana

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http://www.nationaljeweler.com/diamonds/supply/1-111-carat-diamond-found-in-Botswana-10920.shtml

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Times article details new synthetic diamond process

 

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New York times article describes a new method for making synthetic diamonds through the use of silicon chip technology.

http://nyti.ms/1iUEs51

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Tourmaline mining in Brazil

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Former CDA coin dealer order to pay back 1/2 million +

http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2015/jun/05/ex-coinuts-owner-repay-578k/

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Jade Buyers at Myanmar Auction

http://youtu.be/OJkCbWg8JyQ

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The Incredible Floating Selling Machine

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caveat emptor

http://www.jewellerynetasia.com/en-us/editorial/Blogs/555/5600/the-incredible-jewellery-selling-machine-part-1

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Fossil Display: Tucson 2013 (click on the image to enlarge it)

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