Bulgarian police said Thursday, October 24th they had seized a huge cache of antique coins and other precious objects and arrested 13 people allegedly involved in an antique smuggling ring to the United States and Europe.
A reward of half a million dollars (352,000 euros) is being offered for the return of jewels stolen in an armed robbery this month from a luxury jewellery shop on the high-fashion Avenue Montaigne in Paris.
The world's richest diamond mine, which produces up to 15 million carats a year, celebrated its silver jubilee in Botswana on Friday, october 19th amid concerns about the growing cost of diamond mining.
Armed robbers got away with around ten million of euros (14 million dollars) worth of merchandise in a raid on a luxury jewellers just off the Champs Elysees in Paris Saturday, October 6th, said a police source.
Jewels that once previously belonged to Anita Delgado, a Spanish dancer who became the fifth wife of a wealthy Indian maharaja, are to be auctioned in London, auction house Christie's said Monday, october 1st.
Australia's Mining Deposits Limited on Monday, september 24th signed an agreement with Senegal to begin mining zircon, a mineral used in jewellery, from the sands of coast north of the capital Dakar, national media reported.
Myanmar will auction off more precious gems and jewellery in November in the fifth such sale this year aimed at bringing foreign currency into the isolated nation, state media reported Sunday, September 16th.
A strike by thousands of miners employed in South Africa by the world's biggest diamond producer De Beers was called off on Tuesday, July 31th after they accepted a new management pay offer, both sides said.