Smaller diamonds are so common that some can be purchased for cheaper than a tank of petrol. Larger diamonds are an entirely different story.
Our research marks the first case of both normal diamonds, as well as Londaleite, being produced in a lab setting using only intense pressure.
Surrounded by skyscrapers and high-end boutiques, 47th Street continues to operate like an Old World bazaar, with million-dollar deals sealed by handshakes and insured by a family’s reputation.
The Khamas have dominated Botswana’s politics since the 1870s, but they are now a discredited, spent force.
Serious challenges lie ahead for Botswana’s governing party as it celebrates retaining power.
Whether forged by geological processes or laboratory techniques, diamonds are diamonds. Their unique properties mean they have applications that are not bling-related as well.
The world’s biggest diamond company is to sell synthetic gemstones for the first time.
The diamonds and dollars soon disappear from view.
Commonwealth Games netball is an intensely physical and competitive affair. It’s a far cry from netball’s roots – the game was designed to shape women into model middle-class citizens.
Why do we attach sentimental value to objects and other things?
Botswana’s late president Ketumile Masire was original and daring. He should be remembered for his courage and prudence.
On sale in New York for US$2,000. Don’t all rush at once.
More than 95% of industrial diamonds are synthetic so why aren’t more people using them in engagement rings?
With current modes up against their limits, we need new data storage solutions. Tiny defects in diamonds’ atomic structure might turn them into a new medium for memory.
For a global audience, the movie ‘A United Kingdom’ provides a topical account of race relations. The love story is likely to revitalize the popular viewpoint of Botswana as a national success story.
The announcement of a rival to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange presents a welcome development in South Africa – but it’s not the first time the JSE has faced competition.
South Sudan is not the only oil-dependent country suffering from the fall in oil prices. Nigeria and Angola are also having difficulties. One solution is for them to diversify their economies.
The Randlords left a big dilemma in their wake: contemporary South Africa is not sure whether to thank them for bringing civilisation, or to curse them for complicating future race relations.