Graff to seek HK nod for $1 bln IPO on May 3
* Luxury diamond retailer moves closer to HK IPO
* No timetable set for pre-marketing up to $1 bln IPO-sources
* London-based Graff seeks Q2 listing
Diamond exports rebound in first quarter
The revival of the country's diamond exports continued in March, with preliminary data indicating a month-on-month leap of 32 percent to P2.95 billion.
Are Diamond's An Investor's Best Friend?
Will the next ten years be the decade of the diamond? TIME's Christopher Matthews reports.
The Withers Family Legacy
With a rich historical background in everything from diamonds to racing cars, Jason's family name is one to be remembered.
Coloured Diamonds the Ultimate Investment
(Reuters) As the Argyle Mine in Western Australia nears the end of it's life, producing 1/4 of all diamonds worldwide and over 90% of pink diamonds, never have coloured diamonds been more valuable as an investment.
Platinum Jewellery Leading Lady At 2012 Academy Awards
At the most important night in Hollywood show-biz, platinum jewellery takes centre-stage on the best dressed and glamorous.
Jason Withers Interviewed for SBS Radio Broadcast
Our Master Jeweller and Gemologist Jason Withers was interviewed last night by Greg Dyett of SBS on the remarkable discovery of a rare 12.76 carat pink diamond in Western Australia's Argyle Mine.
Man-Made Diamonds New Medical Marvel
Diamonds have a long history of being used in the health and scientific industries, but new research is taking us closer to unlocking the bionic eye.
An estimated one-quarter to one-third of all diamonds exhibit fluorescence and yet it remains somewhat contentious.
By Ettagale Blauer
Fluorescence evokes words more usually associated with psychiatric disorders. The molecules in a fluorescent diamonds are said to be unstable, excited and structurally defective. That’s a heavy burden for a beautiful gemstone. These terms all relate to the presence of nitrogen-related defects, which lead to fluorescence. When a fluorescent diamond is viewed in ordinary light, it shows its normal qualities of colour and clarity. When such a diamond is placed under an ultraviolet (UV) light, however, it fluoresces, appearing to glow with another colour, most commonly blue. Since this quality disappears once the diamond is returned to a natural light source and ‘relaxes’, the fluorescence is a temporary condition. However, fluorescence‘s ultimate ability to permanently affect the overall appearance of the stone under normal lighting conditions is the issue that arises when diamonds are priced.
Google+ opens up, takes fight to Facebook
Google and Facebook have trotted out a variety of new social networking features in back-to-back, underscoring their intensifying competition for web surfers.
Google integrated its flagship search engine into its three-month old social network - with membership now open to the internet public - and expanded its "Hangouts" video-chat feature to allow mobile use and broadcasting.
The company said on its official blog its well-received Hangouts feature - where up to nine people can link up and chat with a user on video - will be available on camera equipped smartphones powered by its own Android software. Support for Apple iOS devices "is coming soon", it added.
And a user can now host an online broadcast with this feature - recording a session and broadcasting it live for public access online. Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am will host the first "Hangout on Air" on Wednesday, Google said...