Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

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Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

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There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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23 august 2021

De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

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Marilyn Monroe Earrings Sell At Auction

25 april 2014

Even a half-century after her untimely passing, the mystique of film actress Marilyn Monroe continues to inspire. Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports that a pair of rhinestone earrings once worn by the iconic American entertainer has been sold at auction for the sum of $185,000.
Monroe is said to have worn the earrings at least once: at the 1955 premiere of the Hollywood film "The Rose Tattoo", based on a play by Tennessee Williams, according to Israelidiamond.co.il.
Julien's Auctions sold the jewelry, part of a two-day auction of various Hollywood memorabilia at its Beverly Hills location, to an unnamed collector from abroad, taking a 20% cut from the sale, according to BusinessWeek. Other notable sales at the event included a lighter that lit the cigarettes of Humprey Bogart, which brought in $19,200, and Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff's very own 1986 Pontiac Firebird, which went for $152,600.