DIAMOND

  • 100-carat diamond could bring $25 million at auction 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    New York: A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald-cut could fetch between $19 million to $25 million at auction. "This 100.20-carat diamond is the definition of perfection. The color is whiter than white. It is free of any internal imperfections," Sotheby's New York jewelry department head Gary Schuler said in...
  • 12 players to be part of Diamond Quadrilateral project March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Reputed companies from six countries, including France, Germany, Italy and China, have entered the race to become part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet Diamond Quadrilateral bullet train project. Twelve international companies are bidding for conducting the feasibility study for the three corridors of the Diamond Quadrilateral high-speed rail...
  • Andrea Petkovic wins Diamond Games with walkover February 15, 2015

    Belgium: Third-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany won the Diamond Games without hitting a ball when fifth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain pulled out of Sunday's final with a neck injury. "I really like Carla, she's a great person and always friendly and positive, and she has a tremendous amount of talent,"...
  • Petkovic, Navarro reach semis at Diamond Games February 14, 2015

    Antwerp, Belgium: Third-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany advanced to the Diamond Games semi-finals on Friday after beating sixth-seeded Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (2), 6-0 in a scrappy match featuring 11 breaks of serve. Both players dropped serve four times each in a wobbly first set, but Petkovic tightened up her game...
  • This diamond-studded iPhone 6 is priced at Rs 22 crore! February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Goldgenie, which customises and gold plates iPhones, has again come up with a high-end customisation of the Apple iPhone in time for the Valentine's Day this year. The latest iPhone 6 has been dolled up in a choice of 24K Gold, Rose Gold or Platinum, and embedded with...
  • Andrea Petkovic saves 8 match points in Diamond Games February 12, 2015

    Antwerp: Third-seeded Andrea Petkovic fought off eight match points to reach the quarter-finals of the Diamond Games tournament with a 6-7 (7), 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over local favorite Belgian Alison Van Uytvank on Wednesday. In a marathon that lasted three hours and 20 minutes, the 103rd-ranked Van Uytvank came close...
  • Alize Cornet battles to reach 2nd round of Diamond Games February 11, 2015

    Belgium: Seventh-seeded Alize Cornet avoided an early upset at the Diamond Games as she rallied to beat Belinda Bencic 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the first round on Tuesday. Cornet won just nine points in the first set as she struggled to switch from clay to hard court after helping France reach...
  • West Bengal: CM Mamata Bannerjee's nephew Abhishek slapped during a party event January 4, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinmool Congress president Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Bannerjee was slapped on Sunday evening by some people during a party programme. Abhishek, Lok Sabha member from Diamond Harbour, was attending a TMC programme in Chandipur area of East Midnapore. Reacting to the incident TMC leader Derek O'Brien...
  • Indian companies ink pact to buy $2.1 billion diamonds from Russia December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Twelve Indian companies will buy diamonds worth US dollar 2.1 billion in the next three years directly from Russian diamond mining giant ALROSA. These companies have signed three-year contracts with ALROSA during the ongoing World Diamond Conference being inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
  • I-T department ask for details of contract approved by Noida chief engineer December 1, 2014

    The Income Tax Department has sought details of projects approved by Yadav Singh. The I-T department may also open 13 bank accounts belonging to him. Authorities had recovered diamonds worth Rs 100 crore, 2 kilos of gold and Rs 10 crore in cash from his residence earlier this week. ...
  • After recovering diamonds worth Rs 100 crore, Rs 10 crore cash, I-T department to probe UP chief engineer's bank lockers December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department will open bank lockers of Uttar Pradesh Chief Engineer Yadav Singh in at least 12 banks located in Noida, Delhi and Ghaziabad on Monday, said sources. The I-T department had recovered diamonds worth Rs 100 crore, Rs 10 crore in cash and around 2...
  • Watch: How Surat based diamond baron recognises his employees' hard work this Diwali October 22, 2014

    A Surat based diamond baron has gifted his employees brand new cars, diamond jewellery and even homes as a Diwali gift for meeting targets for the year. He said the gifts were in recognition of their hard work. ...
  • Surat-based diamond companies to start an airline service October 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a first of its kind initiative, four Surat-based diamond companies have come together to start an airline service to connect Surat with smaller cities in Gujarat. At an initial investment of about Rs 30 crore, these firms have already acquired three aircraft. According to former president of the Surat Diamond...
  • Diamond ring worth half-a-million dollars stolen in Australia September 28, 2014

    Melbourne: A rare diamond ring worth half-a-million dollars was stolen from an auction site in broad daylight in Australia. The pink argyle and white diamond ring, valued at 577,000 Australian dollars, was taken from a display counter at Theodore Bruce Auctions in New South Wales. It is estimated that around 100 people...
  • International diamond thief detained in Switzerland: Interpol September 13, 2014

    Paris: A suspected Chinese jewellery thief accused of stealing millions of dollars worth of diamonds across the world has been arrested in Switzerland during another robbery, Interpol said. Chinese national Jianguo Meng, 46, is linked to over a dozen heists since 2012, including the theft of a diamond ring worth...
  • Vikas Gowda finishes overall 4th in IAAF Diamond League Series September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda got a morale booster ahead of the upcoming Asian Games as he finished overall fourth in the prestigious IAAF Diamond League Series to pocket USD 3,000 prize money. The United Statesbased Indian, who won a gold in the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow,...
  • Usain Bolt breaks 10 seconds under roof in Warsaw August 24, 2014

    Warsaw: Sixtimes Olympic champion Usain Bolt broke 10 seconds for the first time this season when he won a 100 metres race under a closed roof at the National Stadium in Warsaw on Saturday. The Jamaican clocked 9.98 seconds into a slight breeze at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in front of...
  • Diamonds worth Rs 30 lakh stolen from Delhi recovered August 6, 2014

    Two diamonds worth about Rs 30 lakh allegedly stolen by three women from Delhi were recovered from a village in Rajgarh, police said. The two diamonds were stolen recently by three women, identified as Rachna, Shabana and Mewa, from near a jewellery showroom at South Extension area in the national capital,...
  • Silas Kiplagat shocks world champ Kiprop in sizzling 1,500m July 19, 2014

    Kenyan Silas Kiplagat shocked compatriot Asbel Kiprop to become the fourthfastest 1,500 metres runner of all time at a sizzling Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday. Kiplagat broke through to run a yearleading three minutes, 27.64 seconds and surprise twotime world champion Kiprop, who was attempting to break Hicham El Guerrouj's...
  • Yohan Blake's injury woes continue as he pulls up in Glasgow July 12, 2014

    Yohan Blake's injury troubles hit a new low as he pulled up during the 100 metres at Friday's Diamond League meeting in Glasgow. Blake's race ended after 60 metres with the Jamaican clutching his hamstring in obvious pain as his compatriot Nickel Ashmeade went on to win in 9.97 seconds, pipping...
  • Rail Budget: Bullet trains, Diamond Quadrilateral of highspeed rail July 8, 2014

    Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said that Indian Railways is on its way to fulfil the long cherished dream to run a bullet train. Presenting the Railway Budget 201415 in Parliament on Tuesday, he said, the Railways proposes bullet trains by starting off with an already identified MumbaiAhmedabad sector, where...
  • Earthsize 'diamond' discovered in space June 25, 2014

    Washington: Astronomers have discovered an Earthsized 'diamond' about 900 lightyears away in space, which is possibly the coldest, faintest white dwarf star ever detected. This ancient stellar remnant is so cool that its carbon has crystallised, forming in effect an Earthsize diamond in space. The object is likely...
  • Usain Bolt pulls out of Paris, Ostrava June 7, 2014

    London: Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has delayed his debut on the international circuit this season, after pulling out of the Ostrava Golden Spike and Paris Diamond League. The World and Olympic champion announced he would miss the June 17 outing in the Czech Republic and the July 5 Meeting Areva at...
  • Beastie Boys seek $2 million from Monster for copyright infringement June 5, 2014

    Reuters: A lawyer for the Beastie Boys on Wednesday urged jurors to make Monster Beverage Corp pay at least $2 million for copyright infringement, saying the energy drink maker used their songs without a license in an online video. Kevin Puvalowski, the Brooklynborn band's lawyer, said in closing arguments in a...
  • World's biggest flawless diamond sells for $ 24 million May 15, 2014

    Geneva: The world's largest flawless vivid blue diamond sold for $ 23.79 million at Christie's auction, which realised a total of $ 154.19 million, the highest total ever for a jewellery sale, auctioneers said on Thursday. The 13.22 carat diamond was purchased by Nayla Hayek, CEO of US watch and jewellery...
  • Vikas Gowda wins silver at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha May 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace discus thrower Vikas Gowda won the silver medal in the IAAF Diamond League Series in Doha, on Friday. According to information reaching here, Gowda hurled the discuss to a distance of 63.23m, finishing behind Poland's Piotr Malachowski, who took the top spot with a throw of 66.72m. Estonia's...
  • Didi's political heir Abhishek eyes gold in Diamond Harbour May 9, 2014

    Stakes are high for Trinamool cadres in this sleepy town in the suburbs of Kolkata with party supremo and chief minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek fighting his debut poll, billed as a prestige battle, for a seat won by rebel TMC leader Somen Mitra, who resigned and switched over to...
  • Tintu Luka to participate in IAAF Diamond League 800m May 8, 2014

    Doha: It will be a turning point for Indian athletics if Tintu Luka can impress in the 800 metres race at the seasonopening IAAF Diamond League here on Friday. The current Asian champion and 2010 Asian Games bronze medallist is India's lone entry at the prestigious meet and is expected to...
  • Photos: World's first alldiamond ring is 150 carat, $70 million and literally carved from a single diamond with no metal support May 6, 2014

    There is one ring to rule them all, and this is that ring.Genevabased Swiss jewellers Shawish has designed a 150carat diamond ring that is literally the master of all diamond rings. The $70 millionring at Baselworld has been chiselled from one, single faceted diamond, with no metal support at all....
  • Manavjit Sandhu pips Olympic champion to clinch gold at shotgun World Cup April 12, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Manavjit Singh Sandhu produced some excellent shooting to clinch the men's trap gold medal ahead of two-time Olympic champion Michael Diamond at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Tucson, USA. The 37-year-old Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee shot scores of 121 and 13 in the qualification and finals,...