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Tuesday
Jul092013

Argyle pink diamonds get heart of stones beating

Rare pink, red and blue Argyle diamonds. 

IF diamonds are a girl's best friend, to use the well-known refrain, then a pink diamond is a soulmate - an exceedingly rare find. It was certainly the rarest of finds for global mining giant Rio Tinto in 1979 in Smoke Creek in Western Australia's Kimberley, a region of rugged yet breathtaking terrain.

Exploration crews were working their way along that creek on October 2, 1979, when one of the geologists saw a small diamond embedded in an anthill. Thus began the start of the Argyle diamond mine and a multi-billion-dollar industry.

Diamond enthusiasts marvel at the sparkle and attraction of a white gem, but the precious pink stones are truly unique and they comprise less than one-tenth of 1 per cent of Argyle's annual diamond production.

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Tuesday
Jul032012

Nat Cook for Australian Flag Bearer!!!!

LONDON HERE WE COME!!!

 

Wooooo Hooooooo we did it.  And pictures speak a thousand words. So this is what it looks like and feels like to qualify for a 5th Olympic games.

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Monday
Jun252012

It all starts with an idea...@ageniuswithgems

Sunday
Nov062011

Diamonds are not FOREVER - decides South African Dynasty

When South Africa’s Oppenheimers finally decided to sell their stake in De Beers to Anglo American for $5.1bn after difficult and emotional discussions, it marked the end of an era for one family’s dynastic dominance of the diamond industry.

De Beers’ influence in diamonds goes back more than a hundred years and,

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Wednesday
Nov022011

How DIAMONDS are formed - National Geographic