Wednesday, September 30, 2009
JOHANNESBURG - Petra Diamonds Ltd. says a diamond the size of a chicken egg has been found at South Africa's Cullinan mine.
The diamond may be among the world's top 20 high-quality gems. It was discovered Thursday at the mine northeast of Pretoria, South Africa.
Johan Dippenaar, the company's chief executive said in a statement Tuesday that the 507.55-carat gem was of "exceptional color and clarity."
Friday, September 11, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
A Victorian Diamond Fringe Necklace, Circa 1870
Art Nouveau Gold and Gem Brooch by Murrle Bennet & Co, c. 1900, Multi-Gem and Enamel Pendant Brooch Antique Heart-Shaped Brooch A Diamond and Platinum-Mounted Snowflake Brooch, circa 1908-1913
The Tara brooch
Topaz and Diamond Brooch in Shape of a Flower, c.1780
Circular and Marquise Diamond Snowflake Brooch by Bulgari
Black Opal Demantoid Garnet Sapphire Enamel Necklace, Circa 1915-1920
Brooch with semiprecious stones from Tutankhamuns tomb
Necklaces on a Market Stall in the Cloth Hall on Main Market Square, Krakow, Poland
Nubian Jewelry and Boat Landing at Shellal, Lake Nasser, Aswan, Egypt
Jewelry, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Detail of jewellery worn by Samburu girl, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Greek Necklace with Bull's Head Medallion, Late 4th Century BC
A necklace of gold turtles from the fifth century B.C.
Gold brooch recovered from a sunken Spanish ship off the coast of Havana
The Gold Market, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East
Three Restored Chains Drape a Branch
Close-up of Gold Jewelry in the Gold Souk, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East
Necklace and Figure of a Llama, Chimu Culture