Friday, March 24, 2017

The Treasure of Gourdon

The Treasure of Gourdon was unearthed near Gourdon, SaĆ“ne-et-Loire, France in 1845. It is believed the hoard was hidden soon after 524. When it was found, the hoard comprised a chalice and a rectangular paten, together with about a hundred gold coins dating from the reigns of Byzantine emperors Leo I (457–474) through that of Justin I (518–527).

In the sixth century Gourdon was the site of a monastery. The treasure may have been hastily buried in anticipation of a raid. A shepherd girl, Louise Forest, discovered it below a Roman tile engraved with a cross. The treasure was sold at auction in Paris in 1846 with the paten and chalice acquired by the state.

Zecotek Photonics Inc. - ZMS.v

Zecotek Photonics Inc. - ZMS.v is a photonics technology company commercializing high-performance scintillation crystals, photo detectors, positron emission tomography scanning technologies, 3D auto-stereoscopic displays, 3D printers and associated technologies for applications in healthcare, scientific and industrial, markets.

On March 21, 2017 the company released News

Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I; OTCPK: ZMSPF), a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for industrial, healthcare and scientific markets, is pleased to provide an update to the memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Chinese medical OEM to purchase LFS scintillation crystals for a new line of medical scanners as previously announced on March 23, 2016. The MOU called for Zecotek’s wholly owned subsidiary Zecotek Imaging Systems to supply LFS crystal elements to the Chinese OEM for up to 200 positron emission tomography (PET) medical scanners over the next 5 years, for clinics and hospitals across China. Due to the changing medical scanner landscape in China, the proposed agreement now calls for the Chinese OEM to purchase LFS crystal based arrays through the Shanghai EBO Optoelectronics Company (EBO).




Thursday, March 23, 2017

dynaCERT Inc. - DYA.v

dynaCERT Inc. - DYA.v specializes in delivering Carbon Emission Reduction Technologies to a global marketplace. The company produces a reliable and effective electrolysis unit that generates hydrogen and oxygen on demand to: (A) address the growing requirements to reduce emissions; and (B) provide an increase in fuel economy.
The HygraGen™ unit is proven to deliver the ability to reduce emissions, increase torque, and improve engine oil quality.

On March 10, 2017 the company released News

Certain major shareholders including directors of DynaCERT Inc. have extended the formal strategic voluntary lock-up agreement and increased the total from 55 million in September, 2016, to over 72 million shares effective immediately. The voluntary lock-up agreement stipulates that these shareholders shall not assign, deal in, pledge, sell, trade or transfer in any manner whatsoever, or agree to do so in the future, any of the shares or any beneficial interest in them, on or before July 31, 2017.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Iconic Jewels

Queen Marie Jose’s Emerald and Diamond Necklace. Once owned by the last royalty of Italy, Queen Marie Jose. She was known for having an extensive collection of jewels.

The necklace contains 50 emeralds and was created by Van Cleef and Arpels.
Spanish Flamenco dancer Anita Delgado spent most of her life in Jagatjit Singh’s kingdom in the foothills of the Himalayas, as the Maharaja’s fifth wife and the Maharani of Kapurthala. She lived a life of unbelievable luxury.

Her jewels were sold in Christie's in London on December 12 2007.
The Love At First Sight diamond. A heart shaped diamond weighing 56.15 carats with a rating of IF Type IIa, color D. It was originally cut from the Cullinan Diamond.

The diamond fetched $12 million at a Christie’s auction in 2011.
This tiara belonged to Swedish princess, and the Countess Consort Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck. The tiara is 101.27 carats in weight and was sold by Sotheby’s sale of Magnificent Jewels in late 2011 for $12.7M.
The Shizuka Diamond - is the largest colorless diamond to have sold at an auction in Asia. The shield-shaped diamond features 92 facets. It was carved out of a rough diamond of 460 carats.

It sold for $6.21m in February 2009.
Flawless Blue Diamond - it took no more than 15 minutes via telephone for this flawless blue diamond to command a record price at a Sotheby’s auction in Geneva in 2009.

The stone brought $9.3 million or $1.3 million per carat.