DIAMONDS ACROSS TIME: Q & A WITH ALEX POPOV

Recently The World Diamond Museum (WDM) published its first proprietary publication: "Diamonds Across Time". I had the pleasure of interviewing Alex Popov, founder of The World Diamond Museum in regard to the book and his opinion on future of the diamond industry and challenges ahead. ||From Alex Popov's perspective, the...

THE CARTIERS: Q & A WITH FRANCESCA CARTIER BRICKELL

By now you must have heard of the "The Cartiers: The Untold Story of The Family Behind The Jewelry Empire" written by Francesca Cartier Brickell, granddaughter of Jean-Jacques Cartier. Since the publishing of the book in November 2019 there have been dozens of interviews, book signings and events around this must...

The Heart of Oklahoma Diamond meets The Art of A Handmade Masterpiece

On November 14th during a marvelous evening filled with art, music and ballet, Harry Kotlar in partnership with B.C. Clark unveiled a handmade masterpiece that is cradling The Heart of Oklahoma Diamond! Mitchell Clark, Coleman Clark, Czarah Cabrera, Ace Salvador, David Wiener - Photography by LuxiereThe MasterpieceMitchell Clark, Coleman Clark,...

Natural Diamonds – Why Should You Care?

A Visit to De Beers’ Venetia Diamond Mine in South Africa The diamond mining industry has been long regarded as one of the most prestigious resource mining operations, and for good reason. Such precious stones have been created by Mother Nature, over the course of millions of years, in a...

VICENZAORO 2019

Vicenzaoro September 2019 concluded on September 11th after 5 days exceptional experience from Dalí themed Vicenza " Golden Arts" original installations, thanks to Dalí Universe, a collaboration between Vicenza Municipality and IEG (Italian Exhibition Group) to incredible show venue with 1300 brands participating from 117 countries, showcasing their latest creations,...

Insight Into Diamonds: Part IV, Fancy Color Diamonds

After discussing general diamond grading (white/colorless diamonds) in the earlier post of Insights into Diamonds series, now is the time to have a deeper look into different colors and types of diamonds. Diamond in normal range are colorless through light yellow. Fancy color diamonds are yellow and brown diamonds that...

The Four Seasons of Tiffany

Last week I was invited to attend grand opening of Tiffany & Co Sydney flagship boutique which was celebrating the Australian debut of The Tiffany Diamond; 128.54 carat fancy yellow diamond along with first time viewing of jewels from Tiffany & Co Blue Book 2018 in Australia. The Tiffany Diamond,...

Insight Into Diamonds: Part III, Grading

It's time to get back into our diamond talk that left off inconclusive last year, without further ado here are two links to refresh your memories about diamonds formation and mining. Now lets get into diamond grading, there are many laboratories who offer diamond grading worldwide, here are to name a...

Musson Jewellers; The Fortuna Necklace

  This once-in-a-lifetime creation features a historic, 26ct diamond from the fabled Golconda Mines. The story behind this majestic diamond is so extraordinary, that it inspired us to name the necklace after the goddess of good fortune… “Fortuna”. Musson Jewellers was founded 46 years ago by Robert and Kerry Musson...