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November 17, 2014

It’s like a fairy tale, but the story of the Blue Moon Diamond is true. In January of 2014, an extraordinary rock created approximately one billion years ago, in the depths of the earth was released from its long sleep from a half mile down in the darkness of the Cullinan Mine in South Africa. 

It’s like a fairy tale, but the story of the Blue Moon Diamond is true. In January of 2014, an extraordinary rock created approximately one billion years ago, in the depths of the earth was released from its long sleep from a half mile down in the darkness of the Cullinan Mine in South Africa.

May 16, 2013

Harry Winston, the luxury jewellery house recently acquired by family business Swatch Group, has paid a record price for a colourless diamond at auction in Geneva.

Harry Winston, the luxury jewellery house recently acquired by family business Swatch Group, has paid a record price for a colourless diamond at auction in Geneva.

The pear-shaped 101.73-carat diamond sold for $26.7 million (€20.8 million) at Christie's Magnificent Jewels sale, where a total $102 million was raised and record prices were set for diamonds, pearls and sapphires.

The flawless diamond has now been named Winston Legacy after its new owner.

August 17, 2012

The Oppenheimer family’s 80-plus years of involvement in diamond mining giant De Beers has now come to an end, following the completion of its share sale to Anglo American.

The Oppenheimer family’s 80-plus years of involvement in diamond mining giant De Beers has now come to an end, following the completion of its share sale to Anglo American.

A statement by Anglo said the South African family has sold its 40% stake in De Beers to the UK-based miner in a deal valued at $5.2 billion (€4.22 billion).

First announced in November last year, the move takes Anglo’s stake in De Beers to 85%, while the remaining shares are held by the government of Botswana.

November 2, 2007

Laurence Graff is possibly the most important jeweller in the world today. However, as he engages in a significant expansion programme for the business, the size of his family is part of the challenge, as Claire Adler discovers…

Claire Adler is a London-based luxury goods journalist.

Laurence Graff is possibly the most important jeweller in the world today. However, as he engages in a significant expansion programme for the business, the size of his family is part of the challenge, as Claire Adler discovers…

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