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Kenneth Baker

Cecil Kenneth Baker (1921 – November 1996 was a South African artist. Kenneth, as he is better known, was born at Harfield Road, Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa, which was, at the time of his birth, a predominantly working class suburb. It appears that he received very few years of formal schooling, and was self-taught…
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Flawless SA diamond sells for R267.5 million

Flawless SA diamond sells for R267.5 million! An eye-popping, 100-carat diamond, the highlight of a magnificent jewels sale in New York, sold for $22.1 million (R267.5 million)! The perfect classic emerald-cut D color diamond, which is about the size of a walnut and was mined by De Beers in Southern Africa, was purchased by an…
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The Graves Supercomplication

The Graves Supercomplication The most complicated handmade watch, the Henry Graves Supercomplication, has been sold at auction for 20.6m Swiss francs (£13.4m). A "complication" is a technical term referring to any feature on a watch which is in addition to simply telling the time - and Henry Graves Jr wanted more than anyone else. The…
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15 Facts about Diamonds

15 Facts About Diamonds Diamonds are the birthstone for the month of April, meaning that April-born ladies have an extra reason to ask for gifts of sparkling diamond jewellery. To celebrate these dazzling gemstones, we’ve rounded up fifteen interesting facts and bits of lore about diamonds origins and history: The ancient Romans and Greeks believed…
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