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2010-07-15 10:06:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As cash-strapped consumers sell their gold to pay for everyday necessities, complaints against gold dealers has risen. The biggest offenders according to a recent tally on the Better Business Bureau's website, BBB.org, are companies advertising heavily to buy unwanted gold jewelry on cable television channels. One company had 314 complaints in the previous 36 months. Another had 82. The complaints range from pricing discrepancies and...

2010-06-29 15:15:00

VANCOUVER, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rockwell Diamonds Inc. ("Rockwell" or the "Company") (TSXV: RDI; JSE: RDI; OTCBB: RDIAF) reports details of large stones recovered from its Holpan and Saxendrift operations, as well as 2010 calendar year to date rough diamond sales. Rockwell currently operates the Holpan and Klipdam mines north of Kimberley, and the Saxendift mine on the Middle Orange River ("MOR") southwest of Kimberley. The Wouterspan mine, also located on the MOR, is currently on...

2010-05-28 14:21:00

NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- When Big captures the heart of Carrie Bradshaw in a final scene of the highly-anticipated Sex and the City 2 film and presents the NYC diva with an eye-popping 5 carat black diamond ring and tells her "because you are not like anyone else," movie-goers reach for the tissues. But, who could take their eyes off that rock?! The buzz is already swirling about the scene with what is arguably the most significant piece of jewelry in the movie's entirety: a 5...

2010-05-20 14:41:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco based media agency Mediasmith announced today it has tapped Bill Frash as SVP, New Business Development. Frash will be at the forefront of all of Mediasmith's new business ventures while also building and maintaining partnerships with creative agencies. Before joining Mediasmith, Frash served as the SVP New Business Development for Carat & ICG for more than 20 years, where he landed accounts such as Samsung Wireless, Hyundai / Kia...

2010-03-29 04:15:00

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, and continuing through the end of April, the world premier destination for magnificent lockets will be hosting the "www.PicturesOnGold.com World's Cutest Baby-Photo Contest" on its Facebook page. The competition comes just in time for spring and the Easter holiday season, which traditionally inspire many parents to dress up their little ones for seasonal portraits. Photos of your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews...

2010-01-18 03:12:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Platinum makes diamonds sparkle brighter on the red carpet, so it's no wonder why our favorite stars opted to wear platinum jewelry to the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Style expert Michael O'Connor notes that "Celebrities are choosing one area to highlight, whether that's a large statement necklace in platinum, big earrings or stackable cuff bracelets." O'Connor adds that "Colored gemstones are making a big appearance on the red carpet. We're...

2009-11-12 07:30:00

Steinmetz sells Rockwell vivid yellow 8.88 carat stone for excellent margin VANCOUVER, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rockwell Diamonds Inc. ("Rockwell" or the "Company") (TSX: RDI; JSE: RDI; OTCBB: RDIAF) reports that it has recovered three exceptional coloured stones from the Saxendrift alluvial diamond mine in South Africa. In addition, an outstanding 8.88-carat vivid yellow stone recovered by Rockwell earlier in 2009 has been manufactured and sold by the Steinmetz Diamond Group...

2009-10-22 12:41:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The leaves on the trees may be changing colors, but going Green is never out of season. Officially launching October 22, 2009, the Real Jewels(TM) Collection of fine fashion jewelry combines fabulous jewelry design with a respectful passion for our natural resources. Made in the USA exclusively of recycled precious metals, conflict-free diamonds and fair trade sustainable gems, Real Jewels(TM) allows you to indulge your passion for jewelry without...

2009-10-12 10:58:00

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With gold at historic highs, more people are interested in how to get the most cash for gold. Debunking myths, marketing claims and double-talk about selling gold is a company mission at www.goldfellow.com, according to Michael H. Gusky, company founder and 30 plus year industry veteran. "The more a person knows about the value of their gold, the more likely they are to find an honest buyer and get the highest prices for their valuables,"...

2009-10-05 07:30:00

Recovers 122, 120 and 105 carat stones from Saxendrift Monthly production exceeds 2500 carats VANCOUVER, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rockwell Diamonds Inc. ("Rockwell" or the "Company") (TSX: RDI; JSE: RDI; OTCBB: RDIAF) provides an update on its operations for the period March 1, 2009 to October 2, 2009. As a consequence of the international economic crisis and precipitous decline in rough diamond prices, Rockwell restructured its business and operations...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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