‘Ugly Diamonds’ Get a Makeover

Following the fashion trend for the offbeat, gems that are gray, green, brown and other shades that once would have been shunned now are in demand.

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Waste From Mine in Angola Kills 12 Downstream in Congo, Minister Says

Toxic metals from Angola’s largest diamond mine spilled into the Kasai River in July, sickening thousands and causing an “environmental catastrophe,” researchers said.

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A Diamond Rush in South Africa, Born of Desperation and Distrust

When rumors of a diamond find hit social media, thousands of jobless South Africans rushed to a sleepy village. The government’s claim that the discovery was actually quartz was met with suspicion.

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Man-Made Diamonds Grow, but Not on Watch Brands

Production has increased sharply in recent years, yet just two new timepieces include the gems.

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Pigeons: Nuisance Animals, or Expert Accomplices in Diamond Smuggling?

In “Flight of the Diamond Smugglers,” Matthew Gavin Frank details the surprising role pigeons play in South African diamond smuggling.

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Luxury Giants Like Louis Vuitton Are Falling for Big Gems

“They get a lot of publicity and customers who otherwise would not have thought of these brands for high jewelry.”

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A Necklace That Highlights the Beauty in Versatility

Van Cleef & Arpels has been creating convertible jewelry for decades. One of its latest pieces features a detachable pendant and brooch.

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Smithsonian Closed, Hope Diamond Awaits Its Synthetic Twin

While you’ve been binge-watching Netflix and peering anxiously at your sourdough, John Hatleberg has been working on replicas of the Hope Diamond and its earlier incarnations for the Smithsonian.

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German Police Arrest 3 Suspects in Heist of Royal Jewels

Officers searched homes, garages and vehicles in Berlin, detaining two 23-year-olds and a 26-year-old in connection with the theft of gold, diamonds and other precious stones in Dresden last year.

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Shopping for a Diamond Is About to Change

The world’s most productive mine has closed, so your next piece of inexpensive jewelry probably will feature a lab-grown gem.

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Got Crystals? Gem Mining Could Be Your Full-Time Job

Some modern-day prospectors make thousands of dollars selling precious stones they dug up themselves.

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Will the Diamond District Survive?

The pandemic has given the famous stretch of Midtown, long a hub and destination for all things jewelry, its share of troubles.

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A Tiffany Necklace That Transcends Time

The diamonds perched atop Elsa Peretti’s fluid gold mesh collar, which the house recently reimagined, resemble droplets of dew.

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