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IMAGES: Dazzling diamonds from across the globe

Last updated on: April 5, 2012 12:04 IST

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Mankind has always attempted to define and illustrate the beauty of diamonds in so many words.

Films have been made, novels have been written and songs have been shared to define the lustre of these most coveted gemstones.

Value of a diamond is measured on the basis of four cs -- carat, cut, colour, and clarity.

In India, most diamond mines were depleted decades ago and the country is no longer a source for rough diamonds.

However, the country has one active diamond mine at Panna, in Madhya Pradesh, which is run by the state-owned National Mineral Development Corporation.

We present here some stunning photographs of diamonds from across the world. The selection is random.

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Image: An employee sifts diamonds at a diamond factory in Surat.
Photographs: Reuters

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Renowned "Karat chef" Angelito Araneta Jr. places African diamonds on top of pearls to re-create his Guiness World Record for most expensive sushi in Manila.

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Photographs: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

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An employee holds a ruby and diamond flower brooch during an auction preview at Christie's in London.

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Photographs: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

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An employee holds a 34.05 carat rectangular-cut diamond ring during an auction preview at Christie's.

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Photographs: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

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An employee holds a Belle Epoque diamond and emerald neckace during an auction preview at Christie's in London.

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Photographs: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

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Mattia Cielo's jewels are showcased in a downtown store in Milan.

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Photographs: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters

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A Hublot employee shows the new 5 Million Dollar Diamond Watch during a news conference at Baselworld fair in Basel.

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Photographs: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

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An emerald and diamond pendant and necklace by Bvlgari priced between $2.5 million to $3.5 million, which was a gift from Richard Burton to Elizabeth Taylor.

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Photographs: Mike Segar/Reuters

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Jewelleries are on display inside a Graff Diamonds store at Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong.

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Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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A staff of a jewellery store places a diamond in the window display at Gold and Diamond Park, a shopping mall that specialises in gold and diamond retailing in Dubai.

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Photographs: Jumana El Heloueh/Reuters
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La Peregrina, a pearl, diamond, ruby and cultured pearl necklace by Cartier, given to Elizabeth Taylor by her fifth husband Richard Burton is displayed at the Christie's auction house in Paris.

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Photographs: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

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A 33.19 carats diamond ring given to Elizabeth Taylor by her fifth husband Richard Burton is displayed at the Christie's auction house in Paris.

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Photographs: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

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A model poses with a necklace diamond parure during a media preview in Geneva.

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Photographs: Michael Buholzer/Reuters
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A diamond jewellery set is pictured at Christie's auction of The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor.

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Photographs: Jumana El Heloueh/Reuters

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Victoria's Secret 2011 Fantasy Treasure Bra is seen in New York.

The bra, designed by London Jewelers, contains 142 carats of diamonds in addition to pearls, citrines and aquamarines and is valued at $2.5 million.

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Photographs: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

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A 33.19 carats diamond ring given to Elizabeth Taylor by her fifth husband Richard Burton.

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Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters

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A Christie's employee is reflected in a mirror as she models The Rosebery pearl and diamond tiara and bracelet at Christie's in London.

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Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

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'The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse' is seen on displayed at the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition.

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Photographs: Fadi Alassaad/Reuters

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Diamond jewelleries are displayed in Faraone's jewellery downtown in Milan.

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Photographs: Paolo Bona/Reuters
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