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  1. A glittering prize

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's growing expertise in diamonds is loosening Antwerp's 500-year-old grip on the industry, writes Liana Cafola When Belgium's Crown Prince Philippe and his wife, ... visit: diamonds. Mr Brauner's recent appointment by royal warrant as diamond adviser to the Belgian Foreign Ministry reflects the importance of the industry in Belgium. Globally, the diamond ...

  2. Nirav Modi

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mary Agnew Who started it? Nirav Modi, a third-generation diamond jeweller, was 19 years old when he entered the industry, in 1990. Though raised in Antwerp, Belgium, Modi's Indian heritage heavily influences his work and summers spent in Mumbai are reflected in the jewellery. Why we love it: elegant and feminine, the label uses top-quality stones to create fine jewellery ...

  3. Israel targets 150pc increase in diamond sales

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... 17 per cent to 4 per cent. Diamond trading countries, including Belgium and Israel, said they have benefited from the tax cut. Marc Brauner, the chief executive of Belgium's International Gemological Institute, said that in the first five months of this year, diamond exports from Belgium to the mainland rose by more than 50 per cent. Mr Avidar said that 15 mid-sized Israeli ...

  4. A cut above

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... of the company's diamond mines is just one aspect of an otherwise glamorous trip that also includes a visit to the firm's diamond-cutting facility in Antwerp, Belgium. Travelling by private jet ...

  5. Family business moves into creative designs

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... eventually offered him a job- in the jewellery business. He gathered the rest of the surviving family members in Syria and then Lebanon. Boghossian's father then moved to Belgium, his uncle ...

  6. Business - Commodities - DIAMONDS

    Rocks on a roll

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... is broken," said Anish Aggarwal, a partner at industry consulting firm Gemdax in Belgium. "Really high quality was the sacred thing. You needed to buy fine diamonds, there was a snob effect. ...

  7. Diamonds sparkle in contemporary and classical styles

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... The new Love Diamond Antwerp Diamond Heritage Collection features mostly solitaire rings. Launched in collaboration with Belgium's Antwerp Diamond Museum, the collection combines the beauty ...

  8. Rare gems still dazzle

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Graff Constellation is the first round diamond to surpass the coveted 100ct mark at the Gemological Institute of America and the Hoge Raad voor Diamant in Belgium. 'A breathtaking stone, ...

  9. True crime

    Posted May 16th 2010, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... David Phair Flawless by Scott Andrew Selby and Greg Campbell Union Square Press, HK$200 As rare as the most flawless diamond is the perfect heist, planned and plotted for every eventuality. The world's hugest haul, at the Antwerp Diamond Centre in Belgium in 2003, must rank near the top on that scale- if only for its audacity. Except that the robbery wasn't quite ...

  10. Cut to perfection

    Posted Dec 12th 2004, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... in Belgium has in its possession a 45.4 carat yellow diamond in cushion cut valued at US$2 million. 'We opted for a cushion cut because of the class that a cushion cut can display. The cushion ... Steven Boelens. Called Yellow Grace, the diamond was unearthed in South Africa and sent to Antwerp, Belgium. It took more than six months to finish. Arjav has held on to the stone for the past 18 ...




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