2012 is an extraordinary year, not the least for the international celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. In honor of the occasion, an exhibition will be on view at Buckingham Palace that showcases the entire Royal Collection and will include an unprecedented number of her majesty’s personal jewels. Displayed in this spectacular exhibit will be many storied gems, including the 3,106 carat Cullinan diamond, first discovered in South Africa in 1905. The Cullinan Diamond was cut by Royal Asscher on February the 14th back in 1908.
The tale behind the beloved bauble:
When Captain Frederick Wells was making his inspection of the Premier Mine in Transvaal, South Africa, he stumbled upon a diamond twice the size of any he had ever seen. Convinced it was worthless, he sent the stone to be analyzed. His discovery turned out to be one of the most important gems in history.
The 3,106 carat diamond was found to be perfectly clear and colorless and was thus named after the chairman of the Premier Diamond Company, Sir Thomas M. Cullinan, who had discovered the mine in 1902. After causing world-wide attention, the diamond was given as a gift to King Edward VII as a symbol of loyalty and appreciation from his Commonwealth constituents.
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Maddaloni Jewelers welcomes a personal appearance by Bergio on Saturday, December 18th, 2010. He will be launching his 3 new jewelry collections: Cestino, Foglie and Byzantine. These beautiful new lines offer brilliant designs capturing the eye of the fashion forward around the world.
Bergio’s Power of Pink Collection in 2008 was a huge success. The Safari Collection in 2009 successfully captured consumers throughout the country looking for that distinctive one of a kind design with values of $250K or more. Launching our 3 new collections will provide a menagerie of exclusivity to any jewelry collector.
Berge Abajian, CEO and Designer of Bergio International, Inc. announced today 3 new distinctive collections providing more rareness and value to the existing cutting edge designer lines. Bergio is entering into its 20th year of operations and concentrates on boutique, upscale jewelry stores such as Maddaloni Jewelers, Huntington, New York. Bergio has manufacturing control over its line as a result of having a manufacturing facility in the United States as well as subcontracts with facilities in Italy and Bangkok.
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Contention mounts in the African Nation of Zimbabwe, over the Marange area , where the diamond mine’s conitnue to produce millions of rough diamonds. Since 2006 President Mugabe has been threatening to flood the diamond market with his potential ‘conflict’ rough diamonds. The last word out of Zimbabwe on September 21st 2010, President Mugabe’s was negotiating a 100 million dollar per month rough diamond contract to supply the Indian diamond market. News today, the Kimberly Process (KP) Chair Boaz Hirsch, directed the Indian government that no trade in diamonds from Zimbabwe’s Marange fields will be allowed under the Joint Work Plan (JWP) until an agreement can be reached.
An office memorandum sent to India’s Customs Department and the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) by the Commerce Department of India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry, notes that Hirsch has requested participant countries to be vigilant and to notify him or the KP’s Working Group on Monitoring (WGM) if any “irregular” shipments of Marange diamonds are received.
The diamond industry continues to scrutinize Mugabe’s intentions for his countries natural resource, while wholesaler and retailers, globally, watch prices rise and supply wither in the diamond industry.
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