Harvard scientists believe that spraying clouds of diamond dust into the atmosphere could be an effective way to cool the planet and counter the effects of climate change. This large-scale manipulation of the earth’s climate is called “geoengineering.” The idea is based on climate data collected after Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991. The 20 million tons of sulfur dioxide that were blasted into the sky by the volcano effectively redirected some .
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Did you know that impossibly stuck rings are no match for common dental floss and a paper clip. This low-cost home remedy has become a favorite topic on YouTube and promises to save many a precious keepsake from a costly repair or premature demise. We bet you know someone who’s finger became so swollen that a wedding band or engagement ring had to be snapped off with a ring cutter. But, the next time .
An exceptional ruby-and-diamond ring once owned by Marie José — the last Queen of Italy — is expected to challenge the price-per-carat record for a ruby when it goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s Geneva on November 11. The Burmese ruby, weighing 8.48 carats, carries a pre-sale high estimate of $9 million ($1.06 million per carat). If the ring ends up selling for $10.17 million or more, it will eclipse the astonishing record set .
Harper’s Bazaar described it an “edgy yet understated entrée into the world of facial jewelry” while Elle magazine called it a “must-try jewelry trend.” Teen Vogue wondered “if this is the next major jewelry trend we’ll all be trying this fall.” The columnists for each of these publications were offering their critiques of actress/model Cara Delevingne’s foray into the world of lip cuffs, a near circular piece of jewelry that hugs the wearer’s lower .
Testing out a pre-release version of the HTC Vive virtual reality headset at game developer Valve’s headquarters in Bellevue, WA, Kelly Tortorice explored wondrous environments. She swam through the ruins of a sunken ship, climbed the snowy Alps, repaired robots and painted with fire. But, then, to her surprise, a virtual engagement ring started floating toward her. Across the room, Valve employee Chandler Murch slowly approached his girlfriend while holding a trackable HTC Vive .
With an estimated sale price of $3 million to $4 million, this 75.56-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond ring will headline the upcoming Important Jewels auction at Christie’s New York on October 20. Set in 18-karat yellow gold, this cushion-shape, modified brilliant-cut diamond demonstrates the highest quality in color saturation and was graded by the Gemological Institute of America as having a VS2 clarity. Another highlight of the auction is this magnificent brooch featuring a .
An anonymous donor from Arizona is offering $1 million for information leading to the recovery of the iconic ruby slippers stolen 10 years ago from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minn. Worn by Garland in her role as Dorothy in the blockbuster 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, the pilfered pair was one of only four known to exist. The pair, above, was famously donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of American .
Two matching sets of tail-shaped bone earrings carved by our ancient ancestors are the oldest examples of jewelry adornments ever found in North America, according to a team of Alaskan archaeologists. The items, which were unearthed at the Mead site between Fairbanks and Delta Junction, AK, offer a rare glimpse at the importance of self-adornment in ancient cultures and reveal the skills and artistry employed to put them together. The artifacts are approximately 12,000 .
Rewriting conventional wisdom on where and when humans first harvested natural pearls, French researchers have unearthed a remarkably well preserved 7,500-year-old natural pearl at an ancient gravesite in the United Arab Emirates. Until this discovery, the oldest known natural pearl was thought to be 5,000 years old and of Japanese origin. Measuring about 2mm in diameter, the French discovery has been dubbed the Umm al Quwain pearl in honor of the town in which .