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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the magic of romance is sure to fill the air. For centuries diamonds have symbolised love and commitment, but have you ever wondered where the tradition of giving an engagement ring as a betrothal gift came from?
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The 69th Annual Golden Globes held Sunday 15th January 2012 in Beverly Hills, California, was no exception. Celebrities adorned in spectacular diamond jewels took to the red carpet in an overwhelming number of carats. Diamond studs, drops and chandelier earrings were once again a favourite, with a few out of the ordinary pieces.
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Ever wonder where the term 'carat' originates from? 'Carat' is a term used to describe the weight of a diamond, and the word originates from Ceratonia siliqua, commonly known as the Carob tree.
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Discovered in January 1905 at the Premier Mine in South Africa, the Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever discovered weighing 3,106ct and achieved instant notoriety across the globe.
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Mariëtte Du Toit-Helmbold, CEO of Cape Town Tourism and Yair Shimansky, CEO of Shimansky officially declare the Cape Town Diamond Museum open at a ribbon cutting ceremony held on 23 November 2011 in the newly ungraded Clock Tower Precinct at the Waterfront.