Archive - May 2012

Le Beau Sancy, The Oldest Diamond Sold For USD9.57 Million

“As soon as she set eyes on the Beau Sancy diamond, Marie de Médicis, wife of the French king Henri IV, knew she wanted it, and she nagged her wayward husband until he bought it for her.” And so began the Beau Sancy’s 400-year journey through European royal history as it passed between warring and…

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Ancient & Primitive Jewellery Around The World – Photos & Details

Today there are various patterns and trends in jewellery. Each brand, each country, each culture has its own exclusive touch to the basic jewellery, making them exceptionally beautiful and unique. Most cultures have at some point had a practice of keeping large amounts of wealth stored in the form of jewellery. Numerous cultures move wedding…

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Gold Jewellery Exports & Sales Decline In Last FY 2011-2012

Indian Gem and Jewellery Industry have been under pressure in FY 2011-2012. A marginal decline of 0.36% in the period has been witnessed due to the decrease in trading exports of diamonds. Retail jewellery took a hit after Akshaya Tritiya due to the decreasing rupee against dollar. Gold Jewellery Export • In FY 2011-12, the…

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Indian Silver Jewellery Exports Likely To Go Up By 35% In FY 2013

The affordable white metal is back in the market with an impact, owing to price hike of gold item around the globe. The word silver originated from Anglo-Saxon Seolfor or siolfur; meaning ‘silver’, and Latin argentum meaning ‘silver’. Silver: A brief Prior to the 18th Century, silver was found primarily in the homes of the…

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Fascinating Green Emerald: Emerald Birthstone For May Month

Green is the colour of prosperity and happiness, it is considered as the most auspicious color. Same goes with Emerald, the gemstone mesmerizes everyone with its luminous green color and due to its distinct qualities it is considered among the top gems of the world. The green of emerald denotes life, since ancient times it…

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E-Commerce (Online Shopping) Market In India To Hit US$ 10 Billion In 2012

After the social media revolution, is e-commerce the next big follow up in India? Recent trends and figures give an affirmative nod. Australian’s total online spend would reach $10 billion with a 9.1 percent growth in online spending. Is India ready to take advantage of the e-commerce boom? Four reasons that e-commerce is set to…

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11 Rare, Unique & Famous Diamonds in World History, Details & Images

The word Diamond comes from the Greek word “adamus” which means unconquerable or invincible. The Aryan root word “dam,” means to tame or subdue and interestingly enough it is also the root word for madam. These two words came together to form the word diamond; the main objective was to describe a diamond and try…

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