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22 Baguette cut Diamonds
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The evolution of the incredible 1,109-carat diamond “rock”, Lesedi La Rona, continues. We first blogged about it shortly after its discovery, three years ago in November 2015. Since that time, it has made our blog again and again as its story was written: February, May, and June 2016. Then on June 29, 2016, the totally unexpected happened: Lesedi La Rona failed to meet its reserve price and went unsold at auction. Our last blog about this gemological wonder was in October 2017 when it was finally purchased. Now, a year later we continue with a new, fascinating chapter in this story. Sixty-seven diamonds ranging from just under 1 carat to more than 100 carats will be known forever as the legacy of Lesedi La Rona, the 1,109-carat gem-quality rough diamond that was discovered at the Lucara Karowe mine in Botswana in 2015. When billionaire diamantaire Laurence Graff purchased the rough stone for $53 million in 2017, he was reverential in his statements about the second-largest rough diamond ever discovered. He said at the time, “The stone will tell us its story, it will dictate how it wants to be cut, and we will take the utmost care to respect its exceptional… Read More
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An Egyptian funeral mask crafted of gilded silver and dating back to 664-404 BCE is being called a “sensation” by archaeologists at Germany’s University of Tübingen. Discovered deep within a necropolis in Saqqara, Egypt, the mask of an ancient priest has eyes inlaid with calcite, obsidian and a black gemstone, which is believed to be onyx. The thin layer of gold leaf that once adorned the entire mask has mostly worn away. “The finding of this mask could be called a sensation,” noted Dr. Ramadan Badry Hussein, the head of the German-Egyptian team. “Very few masks of precious metal have been preserved to the present day, because the tombs of most Ancient Egyptian dignitaries were looted in ancient times.” Hussein explained that the mask was found on the face of a mummy, which had been placed in a wooden coffin. The badly damaged coffin had once been plastered and painted with an image of the goddess Nut and still includes the name and titles of the mask’s priestly owner, who lived during the Saite-Persian period about 2,500 years ago. “Ancient Egyptian funeral masks of gold and silver are extraordinarily rare,” added Professor Christian Leitz, head of Egyptology at the University… Read More