Thursday, July 3, 2008
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Tuesday, June 17, 2008
By Amy Bennett
NEW YORK, USA, 2 May 2007 – There’s no end to clichés about diamonds. They’re forever. They’re a girl’s best friend. And recently, the term ‘blood diamonds’ has become commonplace, representing the fact that many armed conflicts in Africa have been funded by the sale of diamonds.
Last week the United Nations Security Council, in a show of support for the efforts of one West African nation – Liberia – lifted the ban on the export of diamonds from that country. In return, Liberia must conform to the Kimberley Process, which tracks the origin of exported diamonds to prevent illicit sales.
Before blood diamonds became such a public issue, US hip-hop artists and other pockets of American culture had claimed the gems as their own measure of success, without considering that their purchase may have funded bloodshed overseas.
Wearing a lot of diamonds is known nowadays as ‘blinging.’ In the world of hip-hop, diamonds are a sign that you’ve arrived. No one knows this better than the people featured in the new documentary, ‘Bling: A Planet Rock’.
Standing knee-deep in river water, two boys sift soil and stones in search of diamonds near the town of Kenema in Sierra Leone’s Eastern Province.
‘Not all that glitters…’
The film follows three hip-hop artists – Paul Wall, Raekwon and Tego Calderon – as they travel to Sierra Leone, which is still recovering from a decade of civil war. Mr. Wall is a hip-hop artist and jeweller best known for his diamond ‘grillz’ worn on the teeth, Raekwon is from the group Wu-Tang Clan and Mr. Calderon is a Latin hip-hop star.
The three visit diamond mines and refugee camps, and meet with children who were victims of the war. Each artist ends the trip with a new understanding of what blood diamonds are and how the diamond trade works.
‘Bling’ also traces the relationship between diamonds and poverty, and the influence of hip-hop music on global culture. “It’s just ironic that what made black people feel so empowered was completely demoralizing and destroying other black people,” Grammy Award-winning rapper Kanye West notes in the film.
“People lost their lives, and we didn’t even know,” adds Raekwon.
On several occasions during the documentary, the three men are overwhelmed by what they see – from angry young people to amputees and the diamond diggers themselves, who barely subsist on meagre wages. “Not all that glitters is gold,” Sierra Leonean hip-hop star Jimmy B tells them.
© UNICEF video
Hip-hop artist Paul Wall is a rapper, a DJ and a jeweller, best known for his diamond ‘grillz’ worn in the mouth.
‘Blinging’ with a conscience
‘Bling’ was produced as part of the VH1 music network’s Rock Docs franchise, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its Diamonds for Development initiative, which aims to accelerate development at the local level starting with diamond production zones and governance reform. The film was recently featured on the closing night of the African Film Festival at Lincoln Center in New York City.
The objective of the documentary is to educate young people, according to TV and Film Production Specialist Irena Mihova of UNDP.
“When people look at ‘Bling’,” she says, “I believe that they will see that you can learn from any experience.” The point is not to shame people into boycotting diamonds, she adds, but instead to raise a voice on behalf of the millions of diamond diggers – and to help disadvantaged communities and entrepreneurs reach their full economic potential.
‘Bling: A Planet Rock’ hopes to harness the power and influence of hip-hop music for the greater good. With the help of these artists and the progress already made by Sierra Leone’s neighbour, Liberia, the world is one step closer to ‘blinging’ with a conscience.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
A diamonds dealer in America, Diamonds Direct plans to open another store in June due to the success of their current business, selling diamonds at wholesale prices to the public.
The business important directly from the Israeli Diamond Exchange meaning savings are passed on direct to the consumer.
Amit Slovik was named vice president of its Birmingham location and will lead the transition team for opening the location. He has been with the company since 2005.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Companies like Apollo diamonds have started "virtual diamond mines" using lab grown gemstones that are almost indistinguishable from the real deal.
The diamond producing technique was developed by Robert Linares, working with a collaborator who became co-founder of Apollo. The diamond growing production rooms are long halls filled with refrigerator size chambers bristling with tubes and gauges. In just a few weeks the lab grown diamonds will be half carats.
A little history - in 1796 chemist Smithson Tennant discovered that diamond is made out of carbon. But only since the 1950s have scientists managed to produce diamonds, forging them out of graphite subjected to temperatures as high as 2,550 degres and pressures 55,000 times greater than that of the earth's atmosphere.
The diamonds coming out of Apollo are now so perfect Jewellers are unable to tell they are lab created.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
The diamond was set into a gold ring so the cat could stay with the women, Sue Rogers forever.
Costing a staggering 2000 pounds the US firm, LifeGem took the cat's ashes and created the diamond by extracting 2 grams of carbon from the 100 grams of ashes.
The carbon was placed in a diamond press where it was exposed to temperatures of 3000 degress and placed under one million pounds of pressure for two weeks.
The elderly women wanted the diamond to match Sooty's jet-black colour so the company had to create a new technique to accomplish it.
Once the diamond has grown the gem was placed under electrons for 24 hours, which changed the colour from clear to black.
The result was a stunning sight, a diamond cut and polished set in a gold band and surrounded by white diamonds to look like a flower.
"When Sooty died I was shocked because she was only 11-years-old and hadn't been ill or anything. It just happened very suddenly, Telegraph quoted Sue, as saying.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The diamonds were discovered trapped inside zircon crystals from the Jack Hills area, about 900 kilometres north of Perth.
Scientists believe they are about 1 billion years older than any found in terrestrial rock.
In a journal entry in Nature scientists wrote, "the diamonds introduce a new dimension to the debate on the origin of these zircons and the evolution of the early Earth."
This finding supports theories that the earth was in fact cooler, like Earth today around 4.4 billion years ago. But not all agree.
So diamonds really are forever it seems. Find your perfect diamond on Tataza Diamonds.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
The article is from 2004 and appeared in the Melbourne Age Newspaper.
Astronomers have found a diamond in the sky - and no they haven't been listening to the Beatles too much. The star, directly above Australia is the biggest known diamond in the Universe.
According to American astronomers a white dwarf star in the constellation of Centaurus, next to the Southern Cross, has been found to have a 3000-kilometre-wide core of crystallised carbon, or diamond.
It weighs 2.27 thousand trillion tonnes - that's 10 billion trillion trillion carats ladies! In comparison the biggest jewel on earth is a British crown jewel, the 530-carat Star of Africa.
This cosmic jewel is hidden beneath a layer of hydrogen and helium gases, with the diamond core making up between 90 per cent of its mass. "It's the mother of all diamonds," said astronomer Travis Metcalfe, who leads the team of researchers studying the star.