Diamond & Jewellery Chat at the House of Monroe Yorke
Serendipity Sapphire - The world’s largest star sapphire cluster found in a backyard in Sri Lanka. 510 Kilos, 2.5 million carats.
A massive 510 kilogram, 2.5 million carat, star sapphire cluster has been accidentally found in a gem traders backyard while workmen were digging a well. The stone valued at US$100 million was found in the gem rich town of Ratnapura.
In mid June 2021 Debswana Diamonds Co. in Botswana unearthed a truly one-of-a-kind diamond. A massive 1,098 carat diamond that was believed to be the third largest diamond ever discovered in the world. A week later a new larger diamond was discovered again in Botswana, this time at the Lucara’s Korowe Diamond Mine. The new diamond weighs 1,174 carats.
Summary: Lucara Diamond Corp’s Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswana has just unearthed a magnificent 62.7 carat fancy pink diamond. The diamond has been named Boitumelo, meaning ‘joy’ in the local Setswana language.
357 carat rough diamond found at Letšeng mine in Botswana is crafted into a 118.78 carat D colour, type II A, Flawless heart shaped diamond by Graff
As we celebrate Easter this year, it’s time to throwback to Russian royalty for the ultimate Easter inspiration in gold, diamonds and gems. Easter is traditionally the time for chocolate easter eggs and no one has made eggs any more beautiful than the legenedary Russian jeweller, Peter Carl Fabergé. Fabergé created only 50 exquisitely decorated eggs that the Russian Royal family gave as extravagant Easter gifts to their friends and family. The bejewelled & intricate eggs that Fabergé created for the Russian royalty are called the ‘Imperial’ eggs. Fabergé also made eggs for other wealthy clients but these do not have the coveted “Imperial” title.
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A design masterpiece by Cartier. A 64 carat internally flawless, colourless D colour diamond surrounded by precision cut rock crystals (water-clear crystal quatz)
A family of five rare exceptional blue diamonds unearthed from the Cullinan mine in South Africa. The diamonds range in size from 25.75 to 9.61 carats. The Letlapa Tala Collection sold at auction in November 2020 for US$40.36 million (AU$53 million).
How things are done in 2021. Shailene Woodley announced her engagement to football player Aaron Rodgers on a virtual episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.