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# Diamond

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# The Rock
The Rock: Golf ball-sized diamond sells for $18.8 million in Geneva — but fails to break record
The 228.31-carat stone was expected to reach $30 million or more.
All time
# Diamond
Dustin Poirier edges out Dan Hooker in bloody clash at UFC Fight Night
It was a contender for fight of the year.
# pink legacy
'Incomparable' pink diamond aiming to sell for €44m could smash record at Geneva auction
The rectangular-cut diamond has been graded “fancy vivid” – the highest possible grade of colour intensity.
# Diamond
Poirier targets lightweight title shot as he aims to continue post-McGregor revival this weekend
“I can beat every lightweight on the UFC roster.”
# big price
Rare 'Oppenheimer Blue' diamond sells for record-breaking $50.6 million
The diamond went at an auction in Geneva today, auction house Christie’s said.
# experiment
Analysis: Could the diamond formation be a viable option for Ireland at the Euros?
Martin O’Neill tried out the system against Slovakia at the Aviva Stadium the other night.
# stone the crows
The second largest diamond in history has just been recovered...
… and it’s absolutely enormous.
# Blue moon
A tycoon bought this €45 million rare diamond for his 7-year-old daughter
The sale is a record price for any jewel at auction.
# shape
Analysis: Bath's polished diamond structure allows creativity to flourish
We take a look at one aspect of the attacking quality that brought Mike Ford’s side into the Premiership final.
# Taken
Two men 'in their 50s' snatch bag of cash from woman in daylight attack
It happened in the Rathcoole area of Newtownabbey at around midday.
# shine on
This is what a €12 million diamond looks like
That’s a lot more than two months wages.
# divorce dispute
Ex-wife of Russian billionaire arrested over 'stolen' €50m diamond
Elena Rybolovleva — whose ex-husband Dmitry owns AS Monaco — was arrested in Cyprus after the family issued a complaint that she had stolen the diamond ring.
# The Rock
"Pink Star" diamond sells for world record €61 million
The winning bidder, a bearded man apparently in his sixties was pitted in a one-on-race against a telephone competitor.
# Bling Bling
Getting engaged? This pink diamond ring is being auctioned at over €40m
If it sells it will be a record price for any gemstone so far at auction.
# Prime Numbers
John Gilligan, corporation tax and Trap’s last day: The week in numbers
Plus: How many texts do people in Ireland send on an average day?
# Bling Bling
118 carat diamond to go on auction in October
The diamond is expected to fetched between $28 and 35 million at an auction next month.
# girl's best friend
Pensioner wins $5,000 diamond… then swallows it
Luckily, she was already scheduled for a colonoscopy.
# Prime Numbers
Popes, parades and Gay Mitchell : The week in numbers
How long is the Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin? And how many years has it been since there was a pope from outside Europe?
# World Series
'World' Baseball Classic loses reigning champions Japan over money wrangle
We’ll be rooting for Cuba in 2013.
# Robbed
Axl Rose jewellery stolen in Paris after gig
Gold and diamond necklaces stolen from Guns N’ Roses frontman.
# Bling
Diamonds are a girl's best (expensive) friend
A rare pink diamond is to be auctioned in Hong Kong today – how much do you think it is expected to fetch?
# Le Beau Sancy
VIDEO: European royal diamond sold for €7.6m at auction
Extraordinary jewel has had a rich history passing through royal families in France, the Netherlands, England and Prussia since the 17th century.
# Charles Taylor
Naomi Campbell and blood diamonds: key moments of the Charles Taylor trial
The former Liberian leader will be the first ex-president to receive judgment from an international tribunal since the Nuremberg trials.
# The Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
All the day’s news: Dublin Fire Brigade unions head for the LRC, Anglo’s last ever accounts, New York prepares for evacuation, and more success for Shamrock Rovers and Conor Niland…
# Space Bling
Stargazers find new planet made entirely of diamond
The planet is five times the size of Earth – or even larger than Jennifer Lopez’s engagement ring.