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Casmira Nan lost her job as a diamond dealer during the pandemic, but retrained as a childminder. She says it's made her appreciate the little things in life.

A London judge sentenced Lulu Lakatos, 60, to 5 1/2 years in prison for stealing $5.7 million in diamonds from a fine jewelry store. Before the heist, her accomplices met with store staff to prepare them for a visit from someone they claimed is a ver...

Ten days ago, a cattle herder in the remote South African village of KwaHlathi found what appeared to be a large diamond in a field. By Sunday, thousands of people from all over had rushed to dig in the spot hoping to find a fortune. — Read the...

Diamonds haven’t always been a girl’s best friend. Before the 1930’s, they were no more synonymous with weddings than opals, rubies and sapphires which had been routinely used in engagement rings for centuries. It really wasn’t until DeBeers...

Laser water jets combine two cutting technologies for extremely precise cutting of almost any material. Here's how it works from a manufacturer's promotional video: The demo at the top if from a longer video showing how they cut a 342-carat...

The policy at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park is that if you find a diamond in the 37-acre eroded volcanic crater, its yours to keep. Since he was in second grade. Kevin Kinard, now 33, has occasionally searched the field to no avail. —...

Balancing Act

By Not Quite Perfect on Sep 9, 2020 in: Green

I really enjoyed playing with this one in 'post'. Today's Gratitude Item: That my presentation to staff featuring tips for using devices in the classroom was well received. Delivering PD can be an interesting experience and it was a relief that t...