Tag - diamonds



Japan Times
Sep 17, 2022
Russia’s secret gem sales are dividing the diamond world
Many in the industry refuse to deal in Russian gems following the invasion of Ukraine and after mining giant Alrosa was hit with U.S. sanctions.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 25, 2019
Diamond worth ¥200 million stolen from exhibition in Yokohama
A diamond with a market value of ¥200 million ($1.8 million) was stolen from a convention facility in Yokohama, police said Thursday.
Japan Times
Apr 26, 2019
Largest uncut diamond in recent history found in Botswana mine
Lucara Diamond Corp. has unearthed the largest uncut diamond in recent history in its Karowe mine in Botswana, the Canadian company said on Thursday, beating its own record discovery from November 2015 that it struggled to sell for nearly two years.
Japan Times
Apr 25, 2019
More than 40 million people work in artisanal mining, digging precious ore by hand: report
More than 40 million people around the world work in artisanal and small-scale mining where minerals including gold, diamonds and cobalt are dug up often by hand, a report by the World Bank and development organization Pact said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
Dec 5, 2017
Sierra Leone Peace Diamond nets $6.5 million in auction to raise funds for West African nation
Sierra Leone sold one of the world's largest uncut diamonds for $6.5 million at a New York auction Monday to raise funds for development projects in the West African country.
Japan Times
Mar 17, 2017
Sierra Leone pastor finds 706-carat diamond, turns it over for good of the state
A Christian pastor has found one of the world's largest uncut diamonds — weighing 706 carats — in Sierra Leone's eastern Kono region.
Nov 19, 2015
Small Canadian firm finds second-biggest gem-quality diamond ever
A small Canadian diamond company has found what it says is the world's second-biggest gem-quality diamond ever recovered, and the largest in more than a century, at its mine in Botswana.
Japan Times
Jun 25, 2015
Diamonds not forever as Japanese offload jewels for cash
Diamonds aren't necessarily forever. At least not in Japan, where jewelry owners are unloading unwanted jewels for cash at a record pace and shipping them off to buyers in China and India.
Japan Times
May 15, 2015
For 10 points: What's the meaning of 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'?
Is the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" a rebellious anthem to wild drug-taking or a touching tribute to a child's imagination? Discuss.


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