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Famous diamonds: The Star of the South

The Star of the South was discovered in 1853 in Brazil and is a type IIa diamond. With clarity of VS-2, a light pinkish brown color and 128,48 carats. It was displayed in several exhibitions all over the world, mainly in London and Paris, which improved its status greatly. History of The

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Diamond Museum

Asscher cut diamond engagement rings – unique yet familiar

The Asscher cut diamond was developed in 1902 in Holland by the Asscher Brothers who gave their name to this beautiful diamond shape. A nickname for the Asscher cut is the square emerald cut; this gives some insight in the looks of this diamond shape. An Asscher cut

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Diamond Museum

Green diamonds | Diamond color influenced by radiation

When you hear that green diamonds get their color from the radiation you might worry. There is, of course, no need. Green diamonds are nothing like kryptonite from the Superman universe; it has no adverse effects on the mind or body. The green color of

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Diamond Museum

Yellow diamonds: from pale yellow to canary diamonds

Not all yellow diamonds are rare, but some tints are. As with all diamond colours you can grade yellow diamonds from a pale hue to a very deep coloring. The more colorful the diamond, the less common it is and its value will rise accordingly.

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Diamond Museum

The famous Archduke Joseph Diamond

Famous diamonds are extremely popular among collectors but are rarely seen at auction. When an amazing diamond does go under the hammer, it is sure to attract a lot of attention. A great example is an auction of the Archduke Joseph Diamond in November 2012.

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Diamond Museum Amsterdam
Diamond Museum

Historic Diamond Prices

Since the 19th century, the popularity of diamonds has increased. With this growing popularity, the prices also rose. Diamonds are forever and really valuable. Though it’s hard to determine a standard price for diamonds; there is no price per carat or gram. The prices vary

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Diamond Museum

Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom

In this blog we’ll be admiring the jewellery that is typical for British monarchs, we’re talking about the crown jewels of course. The term ‘Crown jewels’ refers to more than just plain jewelry. There are many crowns, but the Crown Jewels where used during coronations. Such as jeweled

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Diamond Museum

4 facts about diamonds you might not know

If you think diamonds are only of interest to women you’re quite wrong. Diamonds are a mysterious mineral that capture the imagination of many women as well as men. Diamonds can prove an amazing material to improve the look of an outfit or as a

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Same diamond, different meaning

We treasure diamonds for their beauty. No matter how big or how small. Diamonds will always have a majestic ambience. We give diamonds at special occasions, preferably to our loved ones. However, there is way more to a diamond than meets the eye. That is

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