DIAMOND BLOG

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Most Expensive Diamond Auctions 2013

2013 has been a record-breaking year for diamond auctions globally. From the fancy intense pink Princie Diamond that sold for $39million in April, to the internally flawless, D colour Golcondo Diamond that sold for $10million in December, groundbreaking prices were paid for the rarest and finest diamonds on offer.
The Hope Diamond

The Legend of the Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond has intrigued the world for centuries. Its large size (45.52ct), rare dark blue colour and flawless clarity and beauty make it truly spellbinding. With a history that spans well over three centuries, the Hope Diamond has had many owners and settings.
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World's Most Expensive Diamond Bras

South African born supermodel, Candice Swanepoel, will model a $10million (R97m) Royal Fantasy Bra and Belt for Victoria's Secret Dreams & Fantasies Catalogue and famed fashion show, which airs in December 2013.
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Diamond myths and legends

Throughout history, diamonds have captivated mankind with their alluring beauty and supernatural beliefs. Since their discovery around 2500BC, these precious gems have been at the heart of many myths and legends by cultures across the world, and been associated with virtues such as strength, wealth, power and love.
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Top 10 Indoor Attractions in Cape Town

It may be raining (and even snowing) in Cape Town, but that doesn’t mean you can't explore all the wonderful treasures the Mother City has to offer. Cape Town offers a great selection of indoor activities for the chilly winter months.
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Natural Inclusions in Diamonds

Almost every diamond display tiny ‘birthmarks’, called inclusions, which occur naturally when the diamond was formed deep within the earth. These inclusions act as nature’s fingerprint and give each diamond its unique character.
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Royal Jewels

Jewellery and precious gems have played an important role for royal families all over the world - from ancient times until modern day. While the world celebrates the birth of the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, George Alexander Louis – who will be in-line for the British throne – we take a look at some of the world’s royal gems and jewels that are rich in history and beauty.
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Tourism Indaba Wrap Up

The Cape Town Diamond Museum was privileged to be an exhibitor at the prestigious Tourism Indaba at the ICC in Durban from 11 to 14 May 2013. Being one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and showcasing a wide variety of South Africa’s best tourism products, we were fortunate to meet delegates from all over the world and make valuable connections with other exhibitors.
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Celebrate International Museum Day on 18 May 2013

In celebration of International Museum Day on 18th May 2013, the Cape Town Diamond Museum invites you to bring along your friends and family to experience, explore, discover and learn about the wonderful world of diamonds with complimentary entrance to the museum on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May.