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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,...

2008-03-11 00:00:00

Like many women, I've collected an assortment of gold jewelry over the years, and some of it I never wear anymore. Recently, I decided it was time to join the growing number of people who are taking advantage of skyrocketing gold prices to turn old bling into fast cash. Certainly, the time is ripe. On Tuesday, gold closed at $963.90 an ounce - up 15 percent since the beginning of the year, and 52 percent since the end of 2006. The last time gold prices soared like this was 1980, when the...

2007-04-17 09:00:23

NEW YORK, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital marketing agency Carat Fusion has expanded its search marketing practice by hiring Randy Schwartz as its new Director of Search Engine Marketing in the New York office. In addition, the agency has hired four additional search marketing professionals to satisfy growing demand for search services. Schwartz will be responsible for overseeing a variety of search marketing services for the agency's New York-based clients including Pfizer, Wyndham Hotel...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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