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Diamond is now fraudster's best friend! Nexus under scanner

Diamond is now fraudster's best friend! Nexus under scanner

Diamonds may have been long known as a girl's best friend, but fraudsters seem to be the new paramours of this glitzy substance and multiple regulators are probing this nexus after a state-run bank got defrauded of USD 1.8 billion by designer jeweller Nirav Modi.

Feb 18, 2018, 11:52 AM IST
World's fifth largest diamond worth USD 40 million discovered in Lesotho

World's fifth largest diamond worth USD 40 million discovered in Lesotho

Ben Davis, a mining analyst at Liberum Capital, speculated in a research note to investors that the diamond could be worth as much as USD 40 million (33 million euros).

Jan 15, 2018, 18:29 PM IST
Biggest diamond ever to be sold fetches £25 million at auction

Biggest diamond ever to be sold fetches £25 million at auction

Experts are bitterly disappointed as they had expected the diamond to be sold for at least £12 million more. 

Nov 15, 2017, 11:38 AM IST
Want to make India global diamond trading hub, says PM Modi

Want to make India global diamond trading hub, says PM Modi

PM Modi said India has made rapid strides since the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India was set up 50 years back.

Mar 20, 2017, 00:35 AM IST

Surat businessman gifts cars, flats to his employees as Diwali bonus!

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Oct 28, 2016, 17:05 PM IST
Remember that Rs 14 crore diamond robbery case in Chandigarh? Police says it was concocted

Remember that Rs 14 crore diamond robbery case in Chandigarh? Police says it was concocted

Here's the real story of Chandigarh's biggest-ever "heist" of Rs 14 crore at Forever Diamonds in Sector 17.

May 09, 2016, 13:48 PM IST

Bring back Kohinoor diamond, gift it to Jagannath Temple: BJD MP

Bhupinder Singh (BJD) said Maharaja Ranjit Singh had willed that the Kohinoor diamond be given to Jagannath Temple.

May 03, 2016, 13:10 PM IST

Will bring Kohinoor back, Govt tells SC

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Apr 20, 2016, 11:12 AM IST

Now, Pakistan too in the race to acquire Kohinoor diamond!

150 carats diamond Kohinoor, in the crown of Queen Elizabeth was found in India or Pakistan?

Feb 10, 2016, 11:52 AM IST
Claiming Kohinoor a quirky case, no simple solution to problem: Pak daily

Claiming Kohinoor a quirky case, no simple solution to problem: Pak daily

A Pakistani daily on Monday described as a quirky case the issue of the Koh-i-Noor diamond whose ownership is claimed both by Pakistanis and Indians. It observed that there is no simple solution to this problem.

Dec 07, 2015, 12:48 PM IST
New phase of carbon used to make diamond at room temperature

New phase of carbon used to make diamond at room temperature

The new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, is harder than diamond, and glows when exposed to even low levels of energy.

Dec 01, 2015, 13:12 PM IST

Exclusive: How human transforms into diamond after death

Someone has said that a human after death transforms into a diamond. To know more watch the full video.

Oct 31, 2015, 21:57 PM IST

Central Africa`s diamonds come at high price in blood and sweat

Barefoot, with sweat pouring down their naked chests, 50 men slave in the depths of the Central African forest digging for diamonds in a sandy pit half the size of a football pitch.

Jun 08, 2015, 09:51 AM IST

Rare 'pigeon blood' ruby sells for record-breaking $30 mn

A rare "pigeon blood" ruby has fetched a record-breaking USD 30.33 million at an auction here while a rare pink diamond that may have originated from the famous Golconda mines in India has sold for USD 15.9 million.

May 13, 2015, 18:59 PM IST

A plant that leads to diamond deposits

A geologist has found a rare African plant that prefers to grow on diamond-bearing kimberlite rocks. The plant, identified as Pandanus candelabrum, is the first indicator species for diamond-bearing rocks, Stephen Haggerty, researcher at Florida International University in Miami, told Science magazine.

May 11, 2015, 16:13 PM IST

Classic 100-carat white diamond sold for USD 22.1 mn in New York

A perfect 100-carat emerald-cut white diamond was sold for 22.1 million dollars at Sotheby's auction house in New York.

Apr 23, 2015, 19:41 PM IST

`Perfect` diamond sells for $22 mn in New York

 A "perfect" 100-carat diamond originally mined in South Africa sold for $22.1 million in New York on Tuesday in three minutes of bidding, Sotheby`s said.

Apr 22, 2015, 06:12 AM IST
'Diamond' Phachara hopes to sparkle on Asian Tour debut

'Diamond' Phachara hopes to sparkle on Asian Tour debut

Fifteen-year-old Thai Phachara Khongwatmai will make his Asian Tour debut at next week`s Indonesian Masters, hoping to steal some limelight from former world number one Lee Westwood and Dane Thomas Bjorn.

Apr 18, 2015, 16:40 PM IST
Rare 100-carat diamond may fetch USD 25 million at auction

Rare 100-carat diamond may fetch USD 25 million at auction

 A rare emerald-cut 100-carat diamond is expected to fetch up to a whopping USD 25 million at an auction here.

Mar 30, 2015, 17:11 PM IST

Diamond trade under lens for suspected terror financing

Trading of diamonds especially with a gulf country has come under the lens of intelligence agencies here for suspected terror financing and money laundering.

Mar 17, 2015, 18:36 PM IST