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The synthetic diamond scam: “cultured,” “foundry” and other unnatural nomenclature.

Tempted to purchase a synthetic, manufactured diamond? This professional appraiser will value it fairly for you at today’s replacement cost, but based on past history of similar trade phenomena it seems unlikely to hold its value and resale or trade … Continue reading

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Large colorless synthetic gem diamonds: China

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

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Wittelsbach Blue Diamond

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

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

  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

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

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