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  1. The world's most famous diamonds

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Star of Africa/ Cullinan Diamond The largest rough diamond found in the world at 3,106 carats, it was discovered in South Africa in 1905. It was eventually cut into nine stones, including the largest gem diamond, the Cullinan 1, or Star of Africa, weighing 550.20 carats. The diamond is set in the British Imperial Sceptre and housed in the Tower of London. Koh-I-noor (Mountain of Light) ...

  2. Diamond design steals the show

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... the curling iron in her right hand by the sparkle of an impressive diamond bauble on her ring finger. She chose the occasion to unveil the engagement ring presented to her by Paolo Durrazzo. ...

  3. Harry Bertoia

    Posted Oct 10th 2004, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... the Diamond chair. Studded with real diamonds? No- diamonds are too expensive to sit on. Introduced by Knoll in 1952, this avant-garde seat comprises a wire network of diamond shapes that forms a larger diamond- the chair itself. Its frame is so skeletal that in print advertisements it was hard to see the chair at all. Bertoia might well have wished it would disappear. Why? The Diamond ...

  4. A chance to shine

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... million Bulgari blue and white diamond earrings. The two-day exhibition is not open to the public, but if you are in the market for some additions to your jewellery case, contact Sotheby's ...

  5. Gurmit Kaur

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... emeralds cut in Jaipur, pearls from Hyderabad, diamonds from Antwerp and 18-carat gold from Brussels. Some of her most popular items include Indian emerald necklaces encrusted with diamonds ...

  6. Lady luck smiles on tourist couple

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... included a diamond pendant, a Bvlgari watch and a $10,000 gift certificate from Lane Crawford, just to name a few. Here's one couple that is sure to come back. ...

  7. Hyatt of fashion

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... it was an obvious excuse for socialites to drape themselves in fur and diamonds- oh, yes, and pearls. Sophie Leung (chairperson of the Women's Commission) won the prize for the most pearls on the same ...

  8. Darren Hayes

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... on an unhappy, abusive childhood, Hayes nevertheless has a tendency to reach for the excruciatingly bland when it comes to putting pen to paper. 'It put diamonds in your eyes,' he says ...

  9. Tracing path of passion

    Posted Sep 14th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Aids patients. At 37, he was appointed director of the Aaron Diamond Aids Research Centre at the Rockefeller University in New York. The centre has an annual budget of US$14 million. He married ...

  10. Material Girl's spiritual quest causes unholy row

    Posted Sep 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be enough programmes such as these. Whatever we may think of her diamond-encrusted 'E' pendant (standing for Esther, her adopted Hebrew name) or her brand of Kabbalism, the aims ...




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