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2008-12-02 21:26:05

The Salvation Army says a gold ring appraised at $2,000 was dropped in a Uniontown, Pa., donation kettle where it was found by charity workers. The group said the 18-karat white gold piece of jewelry was found inside a kettle placed outside a Giant Eagle supermarket, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday. The Salvation Army said the ring was was spotted by workers counting its contents Nov. 22.

2008-11-13 12:00:17

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Cash-strapped consumers are finding bonanzas in their jewelry boxes as they sell their unwanted gold to pay for holiday gifts -- but more and more are complaining some gold dealers aren't ethical or offering fair prices. 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 177 complaints...

2008-10-11 18:00:24

By Jeffery Muse GOLD is mined across the world and has been greatly prized since ancient times. It appears as veins in various types of rock, founds as flakes, dust or luckiest of all, as nuggets but is also present in electrum beside silver. The mineral itself is wonderfully ductile. It can be drawn into a tiny, tiny wire so fine as barely visible to the eye and this uniqueness makes the mineral highly desirable throughout the world. Just a single grain can be stretched to measure...

2008-09-02 00:00:22

By Sharen Kaur DEGEM Bhd may acquire smaller rivals to build its business, but wants to grow independently first, executive director Stephen Choong said. "If it fits into our expansion and the price is good, we may acquire the firms. But we are not looking at it now," Choong told Business Times. DeGem, which is 52 per cent held by the Choong family, has a market capitalisation of RM120 million and RM145 million in inventory. It makes and retails diamonds, gemstones, pearls, white gold...

2008-08-29 18:00:32

MILLIONS of motorists are struggling to cope with soaring car costs but the super-rich are being urged to wear their wealth not only on their sleeves but on the roof of their cars. While most drivers can hardly afford to fill a tank, those with mega wealth can strike gold. Alchemist, based in London, has developed a process to apply a film of the finest gold leaf to the roofs of cars. This ultimate bling accessory costs frompounds 12,500. Each gilded roof is signed and numbered...

2008-08-21 18:00:41

MASKED thieves broke into a man's home and attacked him while he slept in his bed, police said. Kenneth Britton, 46, was seriously assaulted about 4amon Saturday at home in theWestra area of Dinas Powys, South Wales. The three intruders made off with a Rolex watch, valuable gold jewellery and a company cheque card. Detective Sergeant Rob Davidson, of Barry CID, said Mr Britton was subjected to a "terrible ordeal" and appealed for anyone with information about it to come forward....

2008-08-05 18:00:16

19-year-old entrepreneur Artin Afsharjavan announces the launch of his latest venture, HillStreetDiamonds.com, an online diamond wholesaler. Sales on the newly launched site exceeded one million dollars in the first two weeks, far exceeding expectations. Afsharjavan launched the site through his investment company, Javan Capital Partners LLC. HillStreetDiamonds.com allows visitors to research the diamond of their choice according to cut, color, clarity, carat weight, as well as shape and...

2008-07-28 06:01:05

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971)(President: Makoto Kawamura) is pleased to announce that it has developed a new fine ceramic with a color that closely resembles 18-karat gold. The material has been created by raising the brightness level approximately 5% (approx. 3.6 points) above previous gold ceramic products. It is a beautiful reflection of the materials development and manufacturing technologies that Kyocera has accumulated in its five decades of R&D in fine ceramics....

2008-07-14 15:00:39

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Vaaldiam Resources Ltd. (TSX:VAA) reports that the latest diamond sale from its 100% owned Chapada Diamond Mine, in the State of Mato Grosso, Brazil achieved a record price of US$ 800 per carat. A total of 1,967 diamonds weighing 1,116 carats, an average of 0.57 carats per stone, were sold for gross proceeds of US$ 892,708. Included in the parcel were five stones greater than 10 carats in weight, which were sold for a total of US$ 510,039, or...

2008-07-13 21:00:17

COLLECTIONS that are breathtakingly exclusive... these are the sets to be seen in if you want heads to turn. The designs are for the woman with a twinkle in her eyes and who plays by her own rules. She's the modern woman who brims with mischievous charm but at the same time, is regally elegant. Boucheron Audacious. To mark its 150th Anniversary this year, the House of Boucheron has created a commemorative High jewellery Collection which comes in seven themes - Audacious, Voluptuous, Magic,...


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