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New Emerald Locality in Southern California

Located about 60 miles east of San Diego, a new emerald deposit has been discovered in the Julian Mining District (figure 1). This area is known for pegmatite mines and hydrothermal mineral…

Large Type IIa Diamond from Arkansas, USA

The GIA lab in Carlsbad recently had the opportunity to examine a truly “all-American” diamond. The 1.16 ct near-colorless cushion-cut stone was submitted for a grading report along with a certificate from…

Fancy Color Diamonds, A Guardian Angel for the Next Generations

The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it unprecedented chaos. Angry mobs looting Fifth Avenue stores and a complete lack of clear governmental policy has left many high-net-worth individuals with a feeling of uncertainty,…

The low-return environment in Australia and gold’s role

The Australian central bank aims to keep rates low Like many other regions, the Australian central bank lowered its policy rate last year to battle the COVID-19 economic fallout. After rate cuts…

Gold, commodities and reflation

Is the current commodity rally just another reflationary episode or something more pervasive? Recent market moves in commodities rank in the top 5% of six-month moves since 1971 Gold’s weak performance so…

‘Dubai Has Built A Resilient Business Landscape’

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DMCC, talks to Solitaire about the scope of DMCC’s ambitions for gold and diamonds, and its success in growing business during the pandemic.…

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