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Thursday, July 7, 2011

William and Kate Receive Canadian Diamond Jewelry

Diamond cufflinks and brooch that were given to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

While visiting the Canadian Northwest Territories Tuesday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received a brooch and cufflinks made of locally mined diamonds.

The gift for the royal couple is appropriate from this most remote part of Canada because the area is known for diamond mining and it currently supplies 10 percent of the world’s diamonds by value. The brooch and the cufflinks are in the shape of polar bears and contain 302 stones and 390 stones respectively. The pieces were made by the Harry Winston Diamond Corp.

The diamonds were mined in Diavik Diamond Mine, about 190 miles north of Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories. Harry Winston, known internationally as a luxury jeweler, co-owns the diamond mine with mining giant, Rio Tinto Group.

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