The Star Of Africa

Star of South Africa Diamond

Star of South Africa Diamond The “Star of South Africa” diamond was discovered in 1869 and started ‘diamond fever’ throughout the world. The 47.69 carat pear shaped diamond was set into a pendant brooch with oval and round old mine cut diamonds in a lily of the valley motif. The brooch designed by Pierre Cartier…

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Pearl Gemstone Information

About Pearls – History and Introduction Pearls are organic gemstones that are formed by shelled molluscs; mainly bivalved oysters and mussels. Pearls are made up of nacre (mother-of-pearl) which is mostly aragonite (calcium carbonate) and conchiolin (complex proteins that form mollusc shells). The aragonite microcrystals build up around an irritant. The name “pearl” is said…

7 Most Expensive Diamonds in the World

The 7 Most Expensive Diamonds in the World

The 7 Most Expensive Diamonds in the World Lookout Titanic… These are the 7 most expensive diamonds you can find on planet Earth: Moussaieff Red Diamond #7 The Moussaieff Red Diamond The Moussaieff Red Diamond is a diamond measuring 5. 11 carats (1. 022 g) with a triangular brilliant cut sometimes called a trillion or…

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Diamond

What Is A Diamond? The word Diamond comes from the Greek word Adamas, which means indestructible. It is the only gem known to man that is made of a single element, Carbon, besides graphite. Diamond is completely made of Carbon atoms (Chemical Composition – C) crystallized in a cubic (isometric) arrangement. How and where are…