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  1. Touch of brilliance creates new culture

    Posted Dec 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Laboratories can mimic the conditions for creating diamonds to produce affordable replicas that look like the real thing SYNTHETIC diamonds have made their debut in Hong Kong. These laboratory-created diamonds can be produced in a matter of days and have the same physical and optical properties as a natural diamond. Lane Crawford recently began selling jewellery set with fancy-coloured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/481764/touch-brilliance-creates-new-culture
  2. Michelle Yeoh adds sparkle to gem project

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael The world's biggest diamond trader is using the face of Asian film star Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng in a campaign to capture the $6 billion a year market in Hong Kong. De Beers hopes to use its 'diamond is forever' strategy as a testing ground for a launch into the mainland market. 'We think the stunning beauty of Michelle makes her the perfect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/471978/michelle-yeoh-adds-sparkle-gem-project
  3. On style, she rules

    Posted Jul 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... THE DICTATOR I was looking at sapphire earrings in a shop today and wondering where the sapphires come from. I found it odd, with all the talk of 'blood diamonds' and other ... in Myanmar and have discontinued purchases until further notice,' he said. Regarding conflict diamonds, Chen said Tiffany was involved in the global effort by governments and the industry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462765/style-she-rules
  4. Man-made, and nature's best friend

    Posted Sep 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael Synthetic diamonds' day has come, says American maker And then man created... diamonds. Or, at least, that is the blurb of the US-based company using Soviet-designed technology to create synthetic, or 'cultured', diamonds. Debuting in Hong Kong at the Jewellery and Watch Fair this week, the Gemesis cultured diamond company yesterday unveiled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/471341/man-made-and-natures-best-friend
  5. Diamond daze

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... Buy with confidence and guarantee a glittering investment with the Forevermark, writes Andrea Pawlyna FOR MANY people, a diamond is as much an investment as a bauble to flaunt. Even with retail diamond prices up 5 per cent to 10 per cent over the past year, sales in Hong Kong have shown no sign of flagging. The city ranks as the sixth-largest diamond market in the world, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/478690/diamond-daze
  6. Diamond heist hardly clear-cut

    Posted May 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A US$1 million diamond mystery might be a filmmaker's dream, but the reality is proving to be a nightmare for a red-faced jeweller and a confusing headache for the Shanghai police. The media in Shanghai initially reported that a diamond worth US$1 million had disappeared along with 50,000 yuan and a mobile phone from the Shanghai International Jewellery Expo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/455726/diamond-heist-hardly-clear-cut
  7. $42.2m for lucky 88.88-carat diamond

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... A flawless diamond weighing in at an auspicious 88.88 carats has been sold at auction for $42.2 million to an anonymous Asian bidder. The emerald-cut white diamond - the largest of its ... million, the anonymous private collector secured the diamond after 11 telephone bids. The buyer, who has the right to name the precious stone, will fork out $47,326,400 for the lot including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/476530/422m-lucky-8888-carat-diamond
  8. Yeoh cuts a diamond dash

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... Flora Wu The Grand Hyatt sparkled brightly last night for the launch of the Diamond Trading Company's new Forevermark diamond. Actress Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng (right) was guest of honour and other visitors such as Ferrari boss Jean Todt and world famous photographer Andreas Gursky added colour. The company presented Yeoh with a gift of two diamonds inscribed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/472268/yeoh-cuts-diamond-dash
  9. Nation's key diamond business spreads throughout Asia

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Michael Taylor They might be a girl's best friend, but they are also one of Israel's most important export commodities. Diamonds account for more than 80 per cent of the country's export value to Hong Kong, the world's second-largest importer of Israeli diamonds after the United States. The US market absorbs 68 per cent of Israel's diamond exports. Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453442/nations-key-diamond-business-spreads-throughout-asia
  10. Diamonds a girl's best friend at awards

    Posted Apr 05th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow It's an age-old question: 'What should I wear?' If you're a female celebrity with a red carpet to tread, there is only one answer. Diamonds. Big ones. David Morris, the famed jewellery brand, has made a habit of draping big names in big jewels. They supplied gems for a string of Bond films, including Diamonds are Forever, and Catherine Zeta-Jones ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451089/diamonds-girls-best-friend-awards

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