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April 09, 2005

50 Carat Graf Diamond

Diamonds in the news: Visiting New York and in the market for a 50 carat diamond? April 12th is your day to bid on this one at Christies. Have fun!

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October 06, 2004

All Africa: Govt to Finalise Memo On Gemstone Authority

Gemstones in the news: Government to Finalise Memo On Gemstone Authority.

Excerpt:

MINES minister Kaunda Lembalemba has disclosed that Cabinet would soon finalise a memo to establish a Gemstone Development Authority (GDA).
The authority would seek to address bottlenecks in the development of gemstone mining in the country.

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June 02, 2004

Cruise-Addicts.com: World's Two Largest Sapphires Come Together in the Emerald City

Gemstones in the news: World's Two Largest Sapphires Come Together in the Emerald City.

Excerpt:

New Sapphire Princess to Showcase Biggest Sapphire During Historic Cruise Ship Naming Celebration in Seattle
The 61,500 Carat 'Millennium Sapphire' Will Make West Coast Debut Onboard Newest Princess Ship as Vessel Becomes First Cruise Ship to Be Named in Seattle
The largest natural blue sapphire will be showcased in Seattle as part of the festivities surrounding the launch of Princess Cruises' newest ship, Sapphire Princess. The 28-pound, football-sized Millennium Sapphire, which has only been seen by a select few since its 1995 discovery in Madagascar, will be displayed on the ship for guests aboard Sapphire Princess' June 10th naming celebration. The 116,000-ton vessel, the first-ever cruise ship to be christened in Seattle, is the last in an unprecedented series of three ships launched by the line since February, and will be home-ported in Seattle for the summer.
"What more fitting way of welcoming our new Sapphire Princess than by paying tribute to its name with the west coast debut of this incredible gemstone," said Alan Buckelew, president of Princess Cruises. "

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February 16, 2004

azCentral.com: Gemstone cutter shows off creations

Gemstones in the news: Gemstone cutter shows off creations.

Excerpt:

SCOTTSDALE - Bernd Munsteiner, the renowned German gemstone cutter, is in Scottsdale this week showcasing his family's latest creations.

Munsteiner, who had been compared to the Antichrist because of his radical approach to stonecutting, more recently has been elevated to comparisons to Picasso.

"What they (the Munsteiner family) do is unlike what anyone does in the gem-cutting world," said French Thompson, owner of the French Designer Jewelry, 7148 E. Main St., which is hosting Munsteiner's visit today through Saturday.

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allAfrica: Gemstone Miners Cry Foul Over 30m Euros

Gemstones in the news: Gemstone Miners Cry Foul Over 30m Euros.

Excerpt:

SMALL-scale gemstone miners have complained over the stiff conditions set by local banks in accessing 30 million Euros released by the European Union (EU) to improve the industry.
Sub-Sahara gemstone exchange Chairman, Phesto Musonda said in an interview in Ndola yesterday that no miner had accessed the funding from the 30 million euros which was released two years ago.

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January 20, 2004

Arizona Daily Star: Miner unearths a real gemstone

Opals in the news: Miner unearths a real gemstone.

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January 19, 2004

AllAfrica: The Gemstone Diggers of Erongo

Gemstones in the news: The Gemstone Diggers of Erongo.

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December 13, 2003

New technique to detect Emerald Origins

There is a new method to detect the origin of Emeralds.

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