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  • Thursday 17 November, 2016 Pink Diamond sells for $18M at Christie’s Geneva
  • Wednesday 9 November, 2016 Bain Capital and Bow Street to acquired Blue Nile
  • Thursday 3 November, 2016 Graff Showcases the Graff Venus

Pink Diamond sells for $18M at Christie’s Geneva

9.14 carats vivid pink

Christie’s a pink diamond at its Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on Tuesday at $2 million per carat.

The pear shaped 9.14 carat fancy vivid pink VS2 clarity diamond was sold for a total of $18.2 million.

Sales at the auction totaled $97.1 million.

Thursday 17 November, 2016

Bain Capital and Bow Street to acquired Blue Nile

Blue Nile diamonds

In a surprise announcement, online jeweller Blue Nile has entered into an agreement to be acquired by an investor group managed by Bain Capital Private Equity and Bow Street LLC.

Bain Capital and Bow Street will acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Blue Nile common stock.

The cash deal is valued at $500 million, Blue Nile stockholders will receive $40.75 in cash per share, 34 percent over Blue Nile’s closing price on November 4.

Blue Nile’s board of directors approved the deal unanimously, and recommended that stockholders vote their shares in favour of the transaction.

Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Graff Showcases the Graff Venus

118.78 carat Graff Venus

The 118.78 carat type IIa diamond with no fluorescence and an excellent polish and symmetry. Is a record for a heart shape.

The diamond was polished from a 357 carat rough recovered at the Letšeng mine in Lesotho in 2015. Gem Diamonds sold the rough for $19.3 million to an undisclosed buyer in September that year.

Laurence Graff said “It is the most beautiful heart shape diamond I have ever seen.

Thursday 3 November, 2016

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Wednesday 8 March, 2017

GIA FINDS SIGNIFICANT UNDISCLOSED SYNTHETICS

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Tuesday 21 February, 2017

DE BEERS PROFIT JUMPS AS DIAMOND MARKET STABILISES

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Wednesday 14 December, 2016

DCLA DIAMONDS HAS LAUNCHED

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Thursday 17 November, 2016

PINK DIAMOND SELLS FOR $18M AT CHRISTIE’S GENEVA

Christie’s a pink diamond at its Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on Tuesday at $2 million per carat.

Wednesday 9 November, 2016

BAIN CAPITAL AND BOW STREET TO ACQUIRED BLUE NILE

In a surprise announcement, online jeweller Blue Nile has entered into an agreement to be acquired by an investor group managed by Bain Capital Private Equity and Bow Street LLC.

Thursday 3 November, 2016

GRAFF SHOWCASES THE GRAFF VENUS

The 118.78 carat type IIa diamond with no fluorescence and an excellent polish and symmetry. Is a record for a heart shape.