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The Rock
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The ‘Red Cross’ rocks. ‘The Rock’ does not.

After a heated 11 minutes of bidding, the 205 carat Red Cross Diamond "rocked" Christie's Geneva by selling for $14 million dollars, a whopping 40% over its high pre-sale estimate. The famous Fancy Intense Yellow diamond, originally unearthed in 1901,  was fashioned with a pavilion distinctively crafted in the shape of a Maltese cross.

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Vitruvian Man
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Will ‘DaVinci’ Change Diamond Cutting?

In 2020 Synova, introduced the "Da Vinci Diamond Factory," an automated system capable of transforming rough diamonds into fully polished round brilliants. Synova has continued to increase its range and recently made it possible for rough diamond scans, used by many entities, to be incorporated into its planning and execution.

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Singapore Expo
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2022 Hong Kong JGW Fair will happen in Singapore

"The mother of all fairs," Jewellery & Gem World (JGW) will temporarily relocate from Hong Kong to Singapore in 2022. The move is made with pandemic restrictions in mind, with a goal of becoming more accessible to international suppliers and buyers. Update: The event will now be staged September 27-30 at the Singapore Expo.

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Rough diamonds
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Canada’s Mountain Province becomes Chow Tai Fook supplier

Mountain Province Diamonds, joint-owner of Canada's Gahcho Kué diamond mine, has announced a supply agreement with Chow Tai Fook, one of the world's top jewelers. Under the terms of the agreement, Chow Tai Fook will purchase a selected range of rough diamonds from Mountain Province over a renewable one year period.

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