Oyster fossil may contain giant pearl!

Nature has offered something extraordinary for the official birthstone of June, a giant fossilized oyster that may contain a huge golf ball sized pearl! The oyster fossil was found in Solent, a strait near England. Lindsay Holloway of the Aquarium told The Daily Mail: “It was discovered in the nets of a fishing boat which was dredging here. When the fishermen came back to port they thought it was [live], (more…)

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T’is the Season for Red Diamonds

Red DiamondRed diamonds are undeniably the rarest and most valuable of all fancy coloured diamonds. Scientists have not established what causes their color adding to the mystery and allure of the stones. Enhanced red diamonds can easily be distinguished from natural ones due to their blackish overtones as well as their lack of graining and unusual absorption patterns. Less than 20 stones in the world have been (more…)

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The Tiffany Yellow Diamond

The Tiffany Yellow Diamond is one of the largest yellow diamonds of its calibre in known existence. At its discovery in 1877 in the Kimberly Mines in South Africa –which notoriously yield many of the world’s highest quality colored diamonds- it weighed a total of 287.42 carats. It was shipped to Paris shortly after, where it spent a year being studied by various experts. The man assigned to supervise (more…)

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Pink Miracle

Diamond MineConsidered to be the most intense and vibrant diamond, pink diamonds are the ultimate symbol of femininity, grace and love. Besides their intensely beautiful shimmer, pink diamonds are the only diamonds that leave scientists dumbfounded.

Unlike other diamonds, the origin of the pink diamond is pure luck. It is a natural deformation of the diamond crystal, therefor extremely scarce in supply. Pink (more…)

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