Enforcement Directorate brings back diamonds, pearls worth Rs 1350 crore owned by Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi's firms from Hong Kong

In a major breakthrough, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday brought back over 2,300 kg of polished diamonds and pearls and other valuable estimated to be worth Rs 1,350 crore of firms belonging to absconding businessmen Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi from Hong Kong.

Jun 10, 2020, 18:33 PM IST

Most diamonds formed from ancient seabeds

In experiments recreating the extreme pressures and temperatures found 200 kilometres underground, researchers have demonstrated that seawater in sediment from the bottom of the ocean reacts in the right way to produce the balance of salts found in diamonds.

Jun 06, 2019, 11:13 AM IST

Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet

An asteroid containing large diamonds that hit the Earth in 2008 came from a "lost" planet in our solar system that existed billions of years ago, says a new study.

Apr 19, 2018, 10:20 AM IST

Scientists discover new form of ice inside diamonds

Thanks to their discovery, ice-VII has been recognized for the first time as a mineral in the International Mineralogical Association.

Mar 12, 2018, 12:08 PM IST

Gujarat: 15-year-old boy of watchman returns diamonds worth Rs 45 lakh

The association also committed to finance Vishal's education for one year as part of award for his honesty, its former president Dinesh Navadiya said.

Aug 19, 2017, 19:00 PM IST

Just pay Rs 900 and own a diamond – Here's how

You can now invest in high quality diamonds by investing as little as Rs 900 per month for 30 months.

Aug 10, 2017, 13:34 PM IST

Thread-like diamonds may power quantum computing

Technological applications of diamonds significantly outweigh their popularity as jewelry, and are increasingly widespread in industry.

Jan 01, 2017, 18:48 PM IST

'World's biggest, best diamonds formed deep inside Earth's mantle'

Researchers from the Gemological Institute of America studied the unique properties of diamonds with similar characteristics to famous stones such as the Cullinan, Constellation and Kohinoor by examining their so-called "offcuts," which are the pieces left over after the gem's facets are cut for maximum sparkle.

Dec 16, 2016, 14:22 PM IST

Unbelievable: Diamonds valued Rs 3 crore remain unclaimed for 16 years in government treasury!

It may turn out to be a tad surprising, but a treasury office in Gandhinagar is home to diamonds, worth over Rs 3 crore, for the past 16 years, as there are no takers for the same. 

May 06, 2016, 12:09 PM IST

PM Modi asks Belgian CEOs to expand ties with India beyond diamonds

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told the business leaders of Belgium that while diamonds remain India`s age-old link with their nation, new opportunities have opened up in his country, notably in IT and infrastructure.

Mar 30, 2016, 22:33 PM IST

Diamonds used to "probe" ancient Earth

While the diamonds of this study were found in 3 billion-year-old sedimentary rocks, diamond formation occurred much deeper, within Earth's mantle.

Jan 24, 2016, 15:55 PM IST

Trafficking in natural resources fuels instability, terrorism: Pope

Pope Francis on Thursday urged global action against illegal trafficking of blood diamonds, ivory and other natural resources, saying it caused political instability and "terrorism".

Nov 26, 2015, 22:51 PM IST

Diamond reserve hidden in deep Earth?

"Diamond formation in the deep earth, the very deep earth, may be a more common process than we thought," said study co-author Dimitri Sverjensky from Johns Hopkins University.

Nov 04, 2015, 16:28 PM IST

Diamonds can help identify cancers early

Led by Professor David Reilly from the School of Physics, researchers investigated how nanoscale diamonds could help identify cancers in their earliest stages.

Oct 11, 2015, 16:54 PM IST

Diamonds can help spot cancers at early stage

Sydney; Researchers have found a way to use diamonds to act as beacons in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and identify cancerous tumours before they become life-threatening.

Oct 10, 2015, 13:51 PM IST

Diamond cuts: India's global hub fears more job losses as China slows

This year, there`s no sign of a repeat bonanza in a city that by some estimates polishes about 80 percent of the world`s diamonds.

Sep 08, 2015, 08:12 AM IST

Is Telangana sitting on a bed of diamonds?

Drought-hit Mahbubnagar district of Telangana could appear as another Golconda which occupies a unique position in the world of diamonds.

Aug 10, 2015, 12:58 PM IST

Traders to continue importing rough diamonds

Even as the market is going through tough times, diamond exporters today decided to continue with imports of rough diamonds so that there are no lay offs.

Jul 08, 2015, 00:55 AM IST

Stolen diamonds worth Rs 2 cr recovered; two held

Diamonds worth over Rs 2 crore which were allegedly stolen from a city-based export firm here have been recovered and two persons have been arrested in this connection, police said on Thursday.

Mar 19, 2015, 14:43 PM IST

Millions worth diamonds, pearls, gowns rule Oscars red carpet

 The red carpet fashion at the just concluded Oscars 2015 was a very expensive affair and has set the tongues wagging about Lupita Nyongo'o's 6000-pearls encrusted gown and USD 7.2 million jewels worn by Nicole Kidman.

Feb 24, 2015, 15:34 PM IST