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Music Friday: Sting of The Police Sings of Rings in 1983’s ‘Wrapped Around Your Finger’

Music Friday: Sting of The Police Sings of Rings in 1983’s ‘Wrapped Around Your Finger’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great throwback songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Sting of ...

Advanced Mapping Technology Allows for Online Auction of ‘Special Size’ Rough Diamonds

Advanced Mapping Technology Allows for Online Auction of ‘Special Size’ Rough Diamonds

Due to international travel restrictions, diamond mining giant Alrosa is temporarily changing the way it’s selling “special size” rough diamonds larger than 10.8 carats. Instead ...

April Birthstone Feature: ‘Marquise Diamond Ring’ Conveys Art Deco Elegance

April Birthstone Feature: ‘Marquise Diamond Ring’ Conveys Art Deco Elegance

Standing in stark contrast to the earlier Art Nouveau and Edwardian eras, the Art Deco period of the 1920s and 30s represented modernism reinterpreted as ...

Paris in Springtime Was Not in the Cards, So He Brought Paris to Fredericksburg, VA

Paris in Springtime Was Not in the Cards, So He Brought Paris to Fredericksburg, VA

In Sunday night’s inaugural YouTube broadcast of John Krasinski’s “Some Good News” — a show dedicated to heartwarming and uplifting stories during these uncertain times ...

Diamond Ring Rescued From Recycling Plant Symbolizes Message of Hope: ‘We Can Beat This’

Diamond Ring Rescued From Recycling Plant Symbolizes Message of Hope: ‘We Can Beat This’

Waste management workers in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, pulled the plug on their normal operations this past Wednesday to help a distraught women whose diamond ...

Music Friday: Neil Diamond’s Hand-Washing Parody of ‘Sweet Caroline’ Is ‘So Good’

Music Friday: Neil Diamond’s Hand-Washing Parody of ‘Sweet Caroline’ Is ‘So Good’

Welcome to Music Friday when we would normally bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today we ...

You’re Scrubbing Your Hands Throughout the Day, But What About Your Jewelry?

You’re Scrubbing Your Hands Throughout the Day, But What About Your Jewelry?

You’ve got the routine down pat by now. You scrub your hands multiple times throughout the day — for at least 20 seconds (The time ...

Diamond Exploration on Canada’s Baffin Island Yields Secrets of a Lost Continent

Diamond Exploration on Canada’s Baffin Island Yields Secrets of a Lost Continent

Diamond exploration samples extracted from the glacier-covered Baffin Island in Canada’s North have yielded secrets of a lost continent.Researchers at the University of British Columbia ...

Chicago-Area Nurse Takes Break from Heroic Work to Accept Marriage Proposal

Chicago-Area Nurse Takes Break from Heroic Work to Accept Marriage Proposal

As the clinical leader of Edward Hospital’s Pulmonary Medicine Unit in Naperville, IL, Juliette Blondis has been working long, stressful hours treating patients with the ...

Fashion Ideas for 2020

Fashion Ideas for 2020

Spring is here! The equinox is behind us, and for the next three months the daylight we enjoy will get a bit longer each day. Despite the ...

Coronavirus Fails to Stop Magical Moment Between NC Woman and Her Grandpa

Coronavirus Fails to Stop Magical Moment Between NC Woman and Her Grandpa

Carly Boyd and her beloved grandpa, Shelton, are media sensations today because of a tender moment captured by the staff of a nursing home in ...

Here’s How GE’s ‘Project Superpressure’ Produced the First Lab-Grown Diamond

Here’s How GE’s ‘Project Superpressure’ Produced the First Lab-Grown Diamond

Superman fans may remember how the Man of Steel crushed a chunk of coal into a diamond in 1983’s Superman III. While the superhero’s legendary ...

Inspired by a 5th Ave. Window Display, Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ Hits Theaters Apr. 19

Inspired by a 5th Ave. Window Display, Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ Hits Theaters Apr. 19

Captured live from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, George Balanchine’s “Jewels” — with three parts dedicated to emerald, ruby and diamond — is coming to theaters across ...

Alrosa Unearths a Colorful Surprise at Its New Diamond Mine in Yakutia, Russia

Alrosa Unearths a Colorful Surprise at Its New Diamond Mine in Yakutia, Russia

Diamond mining giant Alrosa recently pulled an unexpected treasure from its new deposit at Verkhne-Munskoye in the frigid, sparsely populated Russian outpost of Yakutia. The ...

Here’s One More Reason for Proposal Procrastinators to Finally Put a Ring on It

Here’s One More Reason for Proposal Procrastinators to Finally Put a Ring on It

Despite the best of intentions, many young suitors let the winter season slip away without proposing to the loves of their lives. They couldn’t gather ...

Congratulations, March Babies! Your Official Birthstone Is Sea Blue Aquamarine

Congratulations, March Babies! Your Official Birthstone Is Sea Blue Aquamarine

As the official birthstone for the month of March, aquamarine is the sea-blue variety of the mineral beryl, whose family members include the intense green ...

Stanford Scientists Transform Fossil Fuel Molecules Into Pure Diamond

Stanford Scientists Transform Fossil Fuel Molecules Into Pure Diamond

A new study from Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory reveals how — with the right amount of pressure and a modest amount of ...

Short Film Details How Diamond Revenues Empower the People of Botswana

Short Film Details How Diamond Revenues Empower the People of Botswana

In 1967, diamonds were discovered in the newly independent Republic of Botswana. At the time, the land-locked country in Southern Africa was the third-poorest on ...

Alrosa Raises Profile in Color Market With Sale of 6-Carat Fancy Intense Pink-Purple Diamond

Alrosa Raises Profile in Color Market With Sale of 6-Carat Fancy Intense Pink-Purple Diamond

In a move that will surely raise its profile in the global market for polished colored diamonds, Russian mining giant Alrosa recently sold a 6.21-carat ...

Couples Spent an Average of $5,900 on Engagement Rings in 2019, Reports The Knot

Couples Spent an Average of $5,900 on Engagement Rings in 2019, Reports The Knot

Couples spent an average of $5,900 on their engagement rings in 2019, according to The Knot’s 13th Annual Real Weddings Study. That amount reflected a ...

Icelandic Hotel Offers One Free Night to Ladies Who ‘Take the Lead’ on Leap Day

Icelandic Hotel Offers One Free Night to Ladies Who ‘Take the Lead’ on Leap Day

Ladies planning to pop the question on Leap Day, February 29, may want to check out this tempting offer from Iceland’s Hotel Rangá, a luxury ...

Air Force Pilot Launches Ring 17 Miles Into Space as Part of Stellar Marriage Proposal

Air Force Pilot Launches Ring 17 Miles Into Space as Part of Stellar Marriage Proposal

A U.S. Air Force pilot attached an engagement ring to a weather balloon and sent it 17 miles into space as part of a spectacular ...

172-Carat Parallelogram-Shaped Amethyst With ‘Staircase Cut’ Resides at Smithsonian

172-Carat Parallelogram-Shaped Amethyst With ‘Staircase Cut’ Resides at Smithsonian

One of the world’s most unusual examples of February’s birthstone is this 172.23-carat parallelogram-shaped amethyst that boasts a fancy “staircase cut” on the pavilion. (That’s ...

Fancy Pink Diamonds Soar 116% in Value Over Past Decade, Says Research Group

Fancy Pink Diamonds Soar 116% in Value Over Past Decade, Says Research Group

Fancy pink diamonds soared 116% in value over the past decade, outpacing blues (81%) and yellows (21%), according to a report by the Fancy Color ...

Lucara Adds 549-Carat White Diamond to Its Growing List of Massive Finds

Lucara Adds 549-Carat White Diamond to Its Growing List of Massive Finds

Lucara Diamond Corp. just recovered a 549-carat unbroken white diamond of “exceptional purity” from its Karowe Mine in Botswana — a mine that has earned ...

Music Friday: Joan Baez Recounts a Call From Bob Dylan in 1975’s ‘Diamonds & Rust’

Music Friday: Joan Baez Recounts a Call From Bob Dylan in 1975’s ‘Diamonds & Rust’

Welcome to Music Friday when we feature classic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, folk music legend Joan ...

Get Your Rings Ready for Valentine’s Day, the 2nd-Most-Popular Time to Pop the Question

Get Your Rings Ready for Valentine’s Day, the 2nd-Most-Popular Time to Pop the Question

Suitors from coast to coast are breathlessly anticipating Valentine’s Day, the calendar’s second-most-popular time to pop the question. Only Christmas Day sees more proposals, according ...

Domino’s Is Giving Away a Pizza-Slice Engagement Ring Topped With Diamonds and Rubies

Domino’s Is Giving Away a Pizza-Slice Engagement Ring Topped With Diamonds and Rubies

Pizza lovers looking to pop the question this Valentine’s Day have an opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind, pizza-slice engagement ring topped with bubbly diamond “cheese” ...

Original Concept for the NFL’s Vince Lombardi Trophy Was Sketched on a Napkin in 1966

Original Concept for the NFL’s Vince Lombardi Trophy Was Sketched on a Napkin in 1966

When Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes raised the Vince Lombardi Trophy above his head after last night’s 31-20 defeat of the San Francisco 49ers ...

Can Your Favorite Gemstone Scratch the Screen of an iPhone 11? You Betcha

Can Your Favorite Gemstone Scratch the Screen of an iPhone 11? You Betcha

While the screen of a new iPhone 11 does a fine job resisting scratches from keys, coins and even razor blades, it would hardly stand ...

Newly Released Gold Coin Is So Small It Comes With Magnifying Lenses and a Light

Newly Released Gold Coin Is So Small It Comes With Magnifying Lenses and a Light

Reflecting its efforts to push boundaries, stretch the limits of technology and achieve something unique, Swissmint issued a gold coin so small that neither image ...

Swarovski Introduces Fun, Candy-Colored Collection of Lab-Grown Diamonds

Swarovski Introduces Fun, Candy-Colored Collection of Lab-Grown Diamonds

In a black velvet booth at the Ritz in Paris, Swarovski unveiled a fun and colorful collection of lab-grown diamonds, each with a fashionable name ...

One of These Teams Will Finally See Some New Super Bowl Bling After Long Drought

One of These Teams Will Finally See Some New Super Bowl Bling After Long Drought

When Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs match up against Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV on February 2 ...

‘The Jewelled Tiger’ Is Immortalized in Pink Diamonds on The Perth Mint’s 3D Coin

‘The Jewelled Tiger’ Is Immortalized in Pink Diamonds on The Perth Mint’s 3D Coin

Crafted in 18-karat rose gold and pavé set with 3 carats of extraordinarily rare Argyle pink diamonds, “The Jewelled Tiger” strikes a menacing pose on ...

Israeli Archaeologists Unearth Potter’s ‘Piggy Bank’ Filled With 1,200-Year-Old Gold Coins

Israeli Archaeologists Unearth Potter’s ‘Piggy Bank’ Filled With 1,200-Year-Old Gold Coins

Archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority have unearthed a clay juglet filled with seven gold coins dating back 1,200 years. The find was made near ...

Louis Vuitton Buys Historic 1,758-Carat ‘Sewelô’ Diamond From Lucara Diamond Corp.

Louis Vuitton Buys Historic 1,758-Carat ‘Sewelô’ Diamond From Lucara Diamond Corp.

French luxury brand Louis Vuitton has purchased the historic 1,758-carat Sewelô diamond from Lucara in a deal that allows the mining company to retain a ...

St. Louis Blues Mascot Earns First-Ever Stanley ‘Pup’ Championship Collar

St. Louis Blues Mascot Earns First-Ever Stanley ‘Pup’ Championship Collar

Barclay, the adorable four-legged mascot of the St. Louis Blues, recently received a Stanley “Pup” Championship collar — complete with the team’s famous Blue Note ...

Role Reversal: Will Single Ladies Propose to Their Guys on Leap Day, Feb. 29?

Role Reversal: Will Single Ladies Propose to Their Guys on Leap Day, Feb. 29?

For more than 1,500 years, February 29 has been reserved for single ladies who have waited far too long for their guys to pop the ...

Swiss Researchers Invent Lightweight 18-Karat Gold That’s Mixed With Plastic

Swiss Researchers Invent Lightweight 18-Karat Gold That’s Mixed With Plastic

Swiss researchers just unveiled a new type of 18-karat gold that’s made from 75% gold and 25% plastic, yielding super-lightweight, malleable material that weighs just ...

Fairytale Proposal: Animated Couple Star as the Prince and Princess in ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Fairytale Proposal: Animated Couple Star as the Prince and Princess in ‘Sleeping Beauty’

A romantic Massachusetts man worked with an illustrator for six months to pull off an epic, fairytale marriage proposal that has gone viral on social ...

Diamond That Survived the Holocaust and Two World Wars Is Rescued in Manhattan

Diamond That Survived the Holocaust and Two World Wars Is Rescued in Manhattan

A New York newlywed said she was horrified when an heirloom diamond fell out of her engagement ring and disappeared into the underbelly of a ...

Tsavorite’s Name Honors the Kenya-Tanzania Border Region Where It Was Discovered

Tsavorite’s Name Honors the Kenya-Tanzania Border Region Where It Was Discovered

Tsavo National Park on the border of Kenya and Tanzania is home to lions, black rhinos, cape buffaloes, elephants and leopards. The more mountainous western ...

20.69-Carat ‘Firebird’ Is Latest Fancy Yellow Diamond to Pass Through House of Graff

20.69-Carat ‘Firebird’ Is Latest Fancy Yellow Diamond to Pass Through House of Graff

Alrosa’s 20.69-carat “Firebird” is the latest fancy yellow diamond to pass through the House of Graff, the London-based luxury jewelry firm run by billionaire Laurence ...

Actor Wilmer Valderrama Proposes to Model Amanda Pacheco With Pear-Shaped Diamond

Actor Wilmer Valderrama Proposes to Model Amanda Pacheco With Pear-Shaped Diamond

Actor Wilmer Valderrama rang in the New Year by proposing to model Amanda Pacheco with a 4-carat pear-shaped diamond ring. Valderrama announced the engagement with ...

Year in Review: These Are the Rough Diamonds That Rocked Our World in 2019

Year in Review: These Are the Rough Diamonds That Rocked Our World in 2019

Welcome to our year-end review of the rough diamonds that rocked our world in 2019. Each is unique in its own way and has a ...

Engraved Jewelry Dating Back 3,500 Years Unlocks Secrets About Life in Ancient Greece

Engraved Jewelry Dating Back 3,500 Years Unlocks Secrets About Life in Ancient Greece

Archaeologists with the University of Cincinnati have unearthed two Bronze Age tombs containing a trove of engraved jewelry that help tell the story of life ...

Music Friday: Marilyn Monroe Is All About the Bling in ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’

Music Friday: Marilyn Monroe Is All About the Bling in ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you classic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Marilyn Monroe lights ...

Let’s Revisit the Wonderful, Over-the-Top Championship Rings of 2019

Let’s Revisit the Wonderful, Over-the-Top Championship Rings of 2019

Sports fans and jewelry lovers will certainly remember 2019 as the year of wonderful, over-the-top championship rings.It was a year the New England Patriots celebrated ...

World-Class Gem of a Museum Opens Its Doors for the First Time in Bethel, Maine

World-Class Gem of a Museum Opens Its Doors for the First Time in Bethel, Maine

Nestled in the picture-postcard town of Bethel, Maine (pop. 2,689) is a world-class museum and education facility featuring 40,000 gems and minerals, 6,000 meteorites, a ...

Warren Buffett Tried to Convince Bill Gates to Buy a $370 Million Engagement Ring

Warren Buffett Tried to Convince Bill Gates to Buy a $370 Million Engagement Ring

Back in 1993, billionaire Warren Buffett tried to convince fellow billionaire Bill Gates to spend $370 million on an engagement ring, according to author Glen ...

Spanish Hotel’s $15MM Gem-Adorned Christmas Tree Is the Most Expensive in the World

Spanish Hotel’s $15MM Gem-Adorned Christmas Tree Is the Most Expensive in the World

Dripping with gem-adorned ornaments, the Christmas tree in the lobby of the ultra-chic Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Marbella, Spain, is the most expensive in the ...

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Diamond Empowerment Fund Adopts ‘Diamonds Do Good’ Slogan As New Name

Diamond Empowerment Fund Adopts ‘Diamonds Do Good’ Slogan As New Name

For more than 12 years, the Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has helped diamond communities around the world to become strong, stable, prosperous and socially empowered. ...

Here’s Why Actress Emma Stone’s Pearl Engagement Ring Is So Unconventional

Here’s Why Actress Emma Stone’s Pearl Engagement Ring Is So Unconventional

When actress Emma Stone and her new fiancé, SNL writer Dave McCary, announced their engagement this past Wednesday with dual Instagram posts, Stone’s adorning fan ...

‘Wild Lights’ Display at the Detroit Zoo Is an Awesome Place to Pop the Question

‘Wild Lights’ Display at the Detroit Zoo Is an Awesome Place to Pop the Question

What could possibly be more romantic than the breathtaking “Wild Lights” holiday display at the Detroit Zoo, where more than five million twinkling LED lights ...

Solid and Dependable ‘Classic Blue’ Is Named Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year

Solid and Dependable ‘Classic Blue’ Is Named Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year

Suggestive of the sky at dusk, “Classic Blue” has been named Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year. Consumers looking to match their jewelry wardrobes to ...

‘The Du Pont Ruby’ and ‘The Du Pont Emerald’ to Headline Christie’s NY Sale

‘The Du Pont Ruby’ and ‘The Du Pont Emerald’ to Headline Christie’s NY Sale

An extraordinary ruby and emerald once owned by philanthropist Jessie Ball du Pont, the wife of American industrialist Alfred Irénée du Pont, highlight two high-profile ...

Tree Topper’s Three Million Swarovski Crystals Come to Life at Rockefeller Center

Tree Topper’s Three Million Swarovski Crystals Come to Life at Rockefeller Center

Adorned with three million Swarovski crystals, the 900-pound star atop the 77-foot-tall Norway spruce at New York’s Rockefeller Center will come to life tonight during ...

‘The Indian Blue’ Diamond Earns Top Billing at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels Sale

‘The Indian Blue’ Diamond Earns Top Billing at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels Sale

“The Indian Blue,” a 7.55-carat fancy deep grayish-blue diamond, will be the top lot at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale in New York City on December ...

1960s Flashback: Newly Discovered ‘Blue Zoisite’ Gets Rebranded as ‘Tanzanite’

1960s Flashback: Newly Discovered ‘Blue Zoisite’ Gets Rebranded as ‘Tanzanite’

It was in the late 1960s when the marketing team at Tiffany & Co. got its first peek at a stunning new gemstone. The intense ...

NRF Buying Survey: 23% of All Consumers Have Jewelry on Their Holiday Wish Lists

NRF Buying Survey: 23% of All Consumers Have Jewelry on Their Holiday Wish Lists

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., the start of a five-day retail feeding frenzy that will see 165.3 million shoppers doing their very best ...

Advanced Mapping Technology Helps Rough-Diamond Buyers to Make Informed Decisions

Advanced Mapping Technology Helps Rough-Diamond Buyers to Make Informed Decisions

Alrosa is using advanced mapping technology to take the guesswork out of the risky, high-stakes business of rough-diamond buying. During its October 2019 trading period, ...

‘Diamond in a Diamond’ Joins Alrosa’s Collection of Rare Finds… and Is Not for Sale

‘Diamond in a Diamond’ Joins Alrosa’s Collection of Rare Finds… and Is Not for Sale

Russia’s Alrosa diamond mining company announced Thursday that the curious “diamond in a diamond” revealed on social media in early September has been added to ...

Jesse Owens’ 1936 Olympic Gold Medal Could Fetch More Than $1 Million at Online Auction

Jesse Owens’ 1936 Olympic Gold Medal Could Fetch More Than $1 Million at Online Auction

One of four gold medals won by American Jesse Owens during the 1936 Olympic Games in Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany is up for grabs at ...

20.08-Carat Blue Diamond From Celebrated Cullinan Mine Sells for $14.9 Million

20.08-Carat Blue Diamond From Celebrated Cullinan Mine Sells for $14.9 Million

The exceptional 20.08-carat blue diamond recovered in September from the celebrated Cullinan Mine in South Africa was sold last week for $14.9 million, or $742,000 ...

7-Carat Fancy Deep Blue Diamond Ring Earns Top-Lot Status at Christie’s Geneva

7-Carat Fancy Deep Blue Diamond Ring Earns Top-Lot Status at Christie’s Geneva

With a hammer price of $11.6 million, a spectacular 7.03-carat fancy deep blue diamond ring earned top-lot status at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva ...

This Gigantic, New Confection Features 3,500 Carats of Faceted Bling

This Gigantic, New Confection Features 3,500 Carats of Faceted Bling

Perfectly timed to coincide with the start of the “engagement season,” the Bazooka candy company has introduced a gigantic version of its popular Ring Pop, ...

Birthstone Feature: At 19,747 Carats, This Gem Is the Smithsonian’s Largest Faceted Citrine

Birthstone Feature: At 19,747 Carats, This Gem Is the Smithsonian’s Largest Faceted Citrine

As one of the two official birthstones for the month of November, citrine is the sun-kissed member of the quartz family of gemstones, with colors ...

Despite Losing Nearly Everything in a Wildfire, This Californian Still Feels ‘So Blessed’

Despite Losing Nearly Everything in a Wildfire, This Californian Still Feels ‘So Blessed’

Patty Shales lost her home and nearly all her possessions in a brutal wildfire that swept through her Brentwood, Calif., neighborhood last week. Yet, despite ...

Study: Couples Leave Little to Chance When Choosing Engagement Rings

Study: Couples Leave Little to Chance When Choosing Engagement Rings

Couples are leaving very little to chance when it comes to choosing engagement rings, according to The Knot’s 2019 Jewelry and Engagement Study, which synthesized ...

Growing Purchasing Power of Women Drives De Beers’ 2019 Marketing Strategy

Growing Purchasing Power of Women Drives De Beers’ 2019 Marketing Strategy

The demand for diamond jewelry in the U.S. rose 5% in 2018 to $36 billion, representing slightly less than half of worldwide sales for that ...

Did Neanderthals Share Eagle-Talon Styling With Homo Sapiens 40,000 Years Ago?

Did Neanderthals Share Eagle-Talon Styling With Homo Sapiens 40,000 Years Ago?

Researchers exploring an ancient cave in Spain have found what they believe is “the last necklace made by the Neanderthals.” The carved eagle talon was ...

Newest Tournament of Roses Queen Wears Crown Adorned With 600 Akoya Pearls

Newest Tournament of Roses Queen Wears Crown Adorned With 600 Akoya Pearls

When the newly crowned Rose Queen, Camille Kennedy, leads the 131st edition of the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Calif., ...

Arkansas Woman Captures 3.29-Carat ‘Illusive Dream’ at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Arkansas Woman Captures 3.29-Carat ‘Illusive Dream’ at Crater of Diamonds State Park

After many years of searching, 65-year-old Pat Choate finally captured her “Illusive Dream” last Tuesday at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark.The ...

Smithsonian Adds 55-Carat ‘Kimberley Diamond’ to the National Gem Collection

Smithsonian Adds 55-Carat ‘Kimberley Diamond’ to the National Gem Collection

The 55.08-carat, champagne-colored “Kimberley Diamond” is the newest member of the National Gem Collection. The emerald-cut gem was donated to the Smithsonian by philanthropist Bruce ...

Emblazoned With 650 Diamonds, Raptors’ NBA Championship Rings Are the Largest Ever

Emblazoned With 650 Diamonds, Raptors’ NBA Championship Rings Are the Largest Ever

The Toronto Raptors celebrated their first-ever NBA championship Tuesday night with gigantic 14-karat yellow gold rings emblazoned with 650 diamonds weighing 14 carats. The number ...

GIA Commits $1.3 Million to Extend Reach of Artisanal Mining Education Project

GIA Commits $1.3 Million to Extend Reach of Artisanal Mining Education Project

Building on the success of a pilot project that gave small-scale miners in Tanzania new tools to evaluate the quality of rough gemstones, the GIA ...

8,000-Year-Old ‘Abu Dhabi Pearl’ to Make World Debut at UAE’s Louvre Outpost

8,000-Year-Old ‘Abu Dhabi Pearl’ to Make World Debut at UAE’s Louvre Outpost

The 8,000-year-old “Abu Dhabi Pearl” will be making its world debut on October 30 at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the new UAE outpost of the ...

Bridal Jewelry Stored Away for 60 Years Finally Adorns College Sweetheart’s Finger

Bridal Jewelry Stored Away for 60 Years Finally Adorns College Sweetheart’s Finger

Eighty-seven-year-old Aussie Tom Susans finally got to marry his college sweetheart last weekend with bridal jewelry he had stored away for the past 60 years.Susans ...

Music Friday: Dion’s ‘Prima Donna’ Wears Charms, Diamonds and Pearls Galore

Music Friday: Dion’s ‘Prima Donna’ Wears Charms, Diamonds and Pearls Galore

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring nostalgic tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Dion’s 1963 hit, “Donna ...

Midas Touch: Britain’s Royal Mint Just Unveiled an 18-Karat Gold Payment Card

Midas Touch: Britain’s Royal Mint Just Unveiled an 18-Karat Gold Payment Card

Britain’s Royal Mint just took the concept of a “gold card” to a whole new level with the unveiling of the first-ever payment card made ...

Why Princess Diana’s Engagement Ring Choice Irked the British Royal Family

Why Princess Diana’s Engagement Ring Choice Irked the British Royal Family

Back in February of 1981, Prince Charles proposed to the 20-year-old Lady Diana with a big blue sapphire-and-diamond ring that the future princess got to ...

Birthstone Feature: Black Opals From Lightning Ridge Are the World’s Finest

Birthstone Feature: Black Opals From Lightning Ridge Are the World’s Finest

Lightning Ridge, a small outback town in New South Wales, is the only place in Australia, and one of the few places in the world, ...

St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup Rings Sparkle With 282 Diamonds, 51 Sapphires

St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup Rings Sparkle With 282 Diamonds, 51 Sapphires

Sparkling with 282 diamonds and 51 sapphires, the St. Louis Blues’ first-ever Stanley Cup rings pay tribute to the strong bond between the players and ...

CNBC Documents the Re-Polishing of 5-Carat Pink Diamond, Doubling Its Value

CNBC Documents the Re-Polishing of 5-Carat Pink Diamond, Doubling Its Value

L.J. West Diamonds recently granted CNBC unprecedented access to its New York City cutting facility to witness the re-polishing of a 5-carat pink diamond — ...

‘Journey’ Ad Campaign Tells the Timeless and Epic Story of Natural Diamonds

‘Journey’ Ad Campaign Tells the Timeless and Epic Story of Natural Diamonds

The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) is launching an $11 million ad campaign that is an unprecedented, cinematic telling of the natural diamond story. Titled “The ...

Alrosa Scientists Verify Discovery of the World’s First Diamond-in-a-Diamond

Alrosa Scientists Verify Discovery of the World’s First Diamond-in-a-Diamond

About five weeks ago, Alrosa surprised its Instagram followers with a video that seemed to show a tiny rough diamond rattling around in the cavity ...

Average Guy Knows His Partner Is ‘The One’ After 7 Months of Dating: Survey

Average Guy Knows His Partner Is ‘The One’ After 7 Months of Dating: Survey

The average American man knows after seven months of dating if his partner is “the one” and nearly half received not-so-subtle hints encouraging the proposal, ...

Unusual Color-Change Johnkoivulaite Is the Newest Member of the Beryl Family

Unusual Color-Change Johnkoivulaite Is the Newest Member of the Beryl Family

Johnkoivulaite, a mineral that changes from deep violet to near colorless when viewed with polarized light, is the newest member of the beryl family, which ...

Neon Blue Paraiba Tourmaline Is the Most Prized Variety of October’s Birthstone

Neon Blue Paraiba Tourmaline Is the Most Prized Variety of October’s Birthstone

Tourmaline comes in a wide variety of fiery, vibrant hues, such as red, green, yellow, orange, brown, pink and purple. October’s birthstone is even available ...

Princess Beatrice’s New Engagement Bling Is Inspired by Her Grandma’s Ring

Princess Beatrice’s New Engagement Bling Is Inspired by Her Grandma’s Ring

Princess Beatrice, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, is rocking a new 3.5-carat diamond engagement ring from Italian real estate tycoon Edoardo Mapellu Mozzi. The ...

Elizabeth Taylor’s Sapphire-and-Diamond Brooch Returns to Auction Block

Elizabeth Taylor’s Sapphire-and-Diamond Brooch Returns to Auction Block

When Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection hit Christie’s auction block late in 2011, one of the 24 lots selling for more than $1 million ...

Inspired by Fellow Canadian, Homesteader Proposes With a Carrot-and-Diamond Ring

Inspired by Fellow Canadian, Homesteader Proposes With a Carrot-and-Diamond Ring

Inspired by the story of a Canadian woman whose lost engagement ring turned up in a vegetable patch 13 years later — cinched tightly around ...

Another Never-Before-Seen Mineral Is Found Trapped Inside a Diamond

Another Never-Before-Seen Mineral Is Found Trapped Inside a Diamond

PhD student Nicole Meyer of University of Alberta’s Diamond Exploration Research and Training School discovered a never-before-seen mineral trapped within the inclusion of a diamond. ...

Lucara Salvages 375-Carat Gem-Quality Diamond From Old Tailings

Lucara Salvages 375-Carat Gem-Quality Diamond From Old Tailings

Imagine finding treasure in your trash. That’s what happened when Lucara Diamond Corp. salvaged a 375-carat gem-quality diamond from a pile of old tailings at ...

Pantone’s Color Palette for Spring/Summer 2020 Conveys Sense of Ease

Pantone’s Color Palette for Spring/Summer 2020 Conveys Sense of Ease

The Pantone Color Institute recently unveiled its top 12 colors for Spring/Summer 2020. Described as friendly and relatable, the colors — which range from Flame ...

‘America,’ the 18-Karat Toilet Worth $6 Million, Is Stolen from British Palace

‘America,’ the 18-Karat Toilet Worth $6 Million, Is Stolen from British Palace

The fully functional 18-karat gold toilet that dazzled and delighted visitors to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City during its year-long installation ...

2,100-Year-Old Fashionista’s Blinged-Out ‘iPhone Case’ Puts Yours to Shame

2,100-Year-Old Fashionista’s Blinged-Out ‘iPhone Case’ Puts Yours to Shame

Archaeologists exploring Russia’s “Atlantis” have discovered a gem-adorned 2,137-year-old “iPhone case” buried in the grave of a young fashionista who scientists have nicknamed Natasha.The unusual ...

Flawless 10.64-Carat Purplish-Pink Diamond Is Top Lot at Sotheby’s HK Auction

Flawless 10.64-Carat Purplish-Pink Diamond Is Top Lot at Sotheby’s HK Auction

An exceptional 10.64-carat flawless vivid purplish-pink diamond is expected to sell for as much as $26 million when it hits the auction block at Sotheby’s ...

Snickers to Honor NFL’s ‘Hungriest’ Players With Blinged-Out ‘S’ Pendant

Snickers to Honor NFL’s ‘Hungriest’ Players With Blinged-Out ‘S’ Pendant

Each week during the NFL season, Snickers will be presenting a blinged-out “S” pendant to the league’s “Hungriest Player.” The chain will pass from one ...

Here’s a First Peek at Apple Designer Jony Ive’s All-Diamond Ring

Here’s a First Peek at Apple Designer Jony Ive’s All-Diamond Ring

Last November, Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officer, and renowned industrial designer Marc Newson, collaborated on “The (Red) Diamond Ring” — an all-diamond ring ...

Alrosa Mining Company Posts Video of What May Be a Diamond in a Diamond

Alrosa Mining Company Posts Video of What May Be a Diamond in a Diamond

Russia’s Alrosa diamond mining company may have discovered a diamond in a diamond.Alrosa’s Instagram page features a video of a 0.62-carat rough diamond with a ...

Padparadscha Is the Rarest and Most Valuable Variety of September’s Birthstone

Padparadscha Is the Rarest and Most Valuable Variety of September’s Birthstone

Characterized as “a true Rembrandt among gemstones,” the pinkish-orange padparadscha is the rarest and most valuable variety of September’s birthstone — sapphire.Padparadscha belongs to the ...

Artist Diemut Strebe Will Make a 16.78-Carat Yellow Diamond Disappear in NYC

Artist Diemut Strebe Will Make a 16.78-Carat Yellow Diamond Disappear in NYC

Utilizing state-of-the-art technology that mimics the visual effects of a black hole, artist Diemut Strebe plans to make a $2 million, 16.78-carat yellow diamond disappear ...

7,777-Diamond ‘Lotus Temple Ring’ Snatches Guinness World Record From ‘Lotus Ring’

7,777-Diamond ‘Lotus Temple Ring’ Snatches Guinness World Record From ‘Lotus Ring’

The 7,777-diamond “Lotus Temple Ring” recently earned a Guinness World Record for the most diamonds set in a single ring, overtaking the 6,690-diamond “Lotus Ring,” ...

Take 2: Jordan Rodgers Re-Proposes to ‘Bachelorette’ JoJo Fletcher With 5-Carat Ring

Take 2: Jordan Rodgers Re-Proposes to ‘Bachelorette’ JoJo Fletcher With 5-Carat Ring

In 2016, with more than eight million fans watching, Jordan Rodgers proposed to JoJo Fletcher during the Season 12 finale of The Bachelorette. Now, three ...

Magnified Inclusions Become Galaxy-Like Structures in London’s VOID Installation

Magnified Inclusions Become Galaxy-Like Structures in London’s VOID Installation

The awesome beauty of gemstone inclusions is brought to life in a new multi-sensory spatial installation by designer Dan Tobin Smith, The Experience Machine and ...

Google Celebrates 80th Anniv. of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ With Ruby Slipper Surprise

Google Celebrates 80th Anniv. of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ With Ruby Slipper Surprise

Sunday marked the 80th anniversary of the release of “The Wizard of Oz,” and to celebrate the occasion, Google unveiled a special animated search results ...

Texas Mom Scores 3.72-Carat Yellow Diamond at Crater of Diamonds Park in Arkansas

Texas Mom Scores 3.72-Carat Yellow Diamond at Crater of Diamonds Park in Arkansas

As she wiped the dirt from a sparkling, metallic yellow stone no larger than a pencil eraser, Miranda Hollingshead was pretty sure she had just ...

Vending Machine at London’s Bankside Hotel Dispenses Engagement Rings

Vending Machine at London’s Bankside Hotel Dispenses Engagement Rings

One block from London’s River Thames, the chic Bankside Hotel is famous for its art, innovation, sustainability — and touch-screen vending machines that dispense surprising ...

100-Carat Yellow Diamond Necklace to Headline Sotheby’s Hong Kong Sale

100-Carat Yellow Diamond Necklace to Headline Sotheby’s Hong Kong Sale

Five contemporary works by jewelry artist Anna Hu, including a show-stopping diamond necklace, will headline Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn Sale in Hong Kong ...

Alrosa’s 14.83-Carat Pink Diamond — ‘The Spirit of the Rose’ — Could Be a Record Setter

Alrosa’s 14.83-Carat Pink Diamond — ‘The Spirit of the Rose’ — Could Be a Record Setter

It’s becoming clearer that Alrosa’s 14.83-carat fancy vivid purple-pink diamond, which was recently named “The Spirit of the Rose,” has a very good chance of ...

332-Carat Star Sapphire Called the ‘Tiesh Blue Empress’ Attracts Crowds in Sri Lanka

332-Carat Star Sapphire Called the ‘Tiesh Blue Empress’ Attracts Crowds in Sri Lanka

A stunning 332-carat blue star sapphire set atop an 18-karat gold crown has been attracting huge crowds to the showroom of luxury jeweler Tiesh in ...

Wilensky Gallery Curates Spectacular Collection of Natural Emerald Specimens

Wilensky Gallery Curates Spectacular Collection of Natural Emerald Specimens

The Wilensky gallery in New York City has assembled a spectacular collection of natural emerald specimens — each one of museum quality and preserved in ...

Largest Pink Diamond Ever Mined in Russia Goes on Display in New York

Largest Pink Diamond Ever Mined in Russia Goes on Display in New York

The largest pink diamond ever mined in Russia is on display in New York City this month. The ultra-rare 14.83-carat fancy vivid purple-pink diamond was ...

Scientists Create Gold Sheets One Million Times Thinner Than a Human Finger Nail

Scientists Create Gold Sheets One Million Times Thinner Than a Human Finger Nail

Scientists at the University of Leeds in the UK have developed gold sheets so thin they’re technically two dimensional. In fact, this newest form of ...

Spinel: August’s Newest Birthstone Has a Confusing, Colorful History

Spinel: August’s Newest Birthstone Has a Confusing, Colorful History

Spinel — August’s newest official birthstone — is famous for being a ruby imposter. This is because throughout most of recorded history, gem “experts” couldn’t ...

Quiz Segment of NPR’s ‘Ask Me Another’ Shines the Spotlight on Gold

Quiz Segment of NPR’s ‘Ask Me Another’ Shines the Spotlight on Gold

Friday’s episode of Ask Me Another, a popular radio show on NPR, featured a quiz segment titled “Stay Gold, Ponyboy.” All the answers to the ...

Here Are a Bunch of Fun Facts About the August Birthstone, Peridot

Here Are a Bunch of Fun Facts About the August Birthstone, Peridot

Magnesium-rich forsterite is an absolutely colorless mineral. In its purest state, it looks a lot like glass, but when Mother Nature does her magic and ...

Record-Breaking Rainstorm Brings 2.12-Carat Diamond to the Surface at Arkansas Park

Record-Breaking Rainstorm Brings 2.12-Carat Diamond to the Surface at Arkansas Park

On July 16th, a record-breaking storm pummeled Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark., with more than a foot of rain. Eight days later, ...

See the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Medals Created From Recycled Mobile Phones

See the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Medals Created From Recycled Mobile Phones

Gold, silver and bronze medals created entirely from recycled mobile phones and other electronic devices were unveiled by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games organizers. This ...

Music Friday: Reba McEntire Has a ‘Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands’

Music Friday: Reba McEntire Has a ‘Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you hit songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, country legend Reba ...

Everybody’s Buzzing About Scarlett Johansson’s Over-the-Top 11-Carat Stunner

Everybody’s Buzzing About Scarlett Johansson’s Over-the-Top 11-Carat Stunner

The internet is buzzing about Scarlett Johansson’s unusual engagement ring, an over-the-top statement piece featuring an 11-carat, light brown, modified pear-shaped diamond that seems to ...

Gold-Coated Visors Protected Apollo 11 Astronauts During First Moon Walk

Gold-Coated Visors Protected Apollo 11 Astronauts During First Moon Walk

Fifty years ago today, the three-man crew of Apollo 11 returned triumphantly from their historic trip to the moon, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean, ...

Botswana’s Newly Named 1,758-Carat ‘Sewelô’ Diamond Is Indeed a ‘Rare Find’

Botswana’s Newly Named 1,758-Carat ‘Sewelô’ Diamond Is Indeed a ‘Rare Find’

The second-largest rough diamond ever discovered finally has a name. The 1,758-carat grey-black diamond recovered in April at Lucara’s Karowe mine in Botswana will be ...

‘Moon Rock’ Engagement Ring Comment Nearly Stings Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

‘Moon Rock’ Engagement Ring Comment Nearly Stings Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

With the whole world celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, we present an unusual story about how astronaut Buzz Aldrin almost got ...

Actress Sarah Hyland Shows Off Her New Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring on Instagram

Actress Sarah Hyland Shows Off Her New Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring on Instagram

Modern Family star Sarah Hyland took to Instagram Tuesday afternoon to post a series of photos affirming her engagement to Bachelor in Paradise personality Wells ...

Japanese Firm Preserves Memory of Deceased Pets by Turning Them Into Pearls

Japanese Firm Preserves Memory of Deceased Pets by Turning Them Into Pearls

A Japanese cosmetics firm is preserving the memory of deceased pets by turning them into pearls.The loss of a pet can be overwhelming for bereaved ...

Rio Tinto Unveils Six ‘Hero’ Diamonds From Its 2019 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender

Rio Tinto Unveils Six ‘Hero’ Diamonds From Its 2019 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender

Rio Tinto just unveiled six super-rare “hero” diamonds from its 2019 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, an annual presentation of the finest production from the famous ...

Birthstone Feature: Check Out the Fascinating History of the Smithsonian’s ‘Chalk Emerald’

Birthstone Feature: Check Out the Fascinating History of the Smithsonian’s ‘Chalk Emerald’

The Chalk Emerald’s impressive clarity, color, size and regal lineage rank it among the world’s finest examples of May’s official birthstone.Exhibiting the most highly prized ...

UK Treasure Hunters Unearth Four Golden Torcs Dating Back 2,500 Years

UK Treasure Hunters Unearth Four Golden Torcs Dating Back 2,500 Years

Two buddies with a passion for treasure hunting unearthed four 2,500-year-old golden torcs within the parish of Leekfrith (pop. 363) in the English countryside. The ...

Jewelry Collection of Celebrated Author Jackie Collins to Hit the Auction Block at Bonhams

Jewelry Collection of Celebrated Author Jackie Collins to Hit the Auction Block at Bonhams

One thousand lots from the estate of celebrated author Jackie Collins — including a 6.04-carat pear-shaped diamond — will hit the auction block on May ...

'Real Is Rare. Real Is a Diamond' Commercial Shares Limelight During Last Night's Academy Awards

'Real Is Rare. Real Is a Diamond' Commercial Shares Limelight During Last Night's Academy Awards

More than 30 million viewers tuning into the 89th annual Academy Awards last night got their first glimpse of "Runaways," the second in a series ...

Museum-Quality Collection of North Carolina-Sourced Star Rubies to Hit the Auction Block in June

Museum-Quality Collection of North Carolina-Sourced Star Rubies to Hit the Auction Block in June

Sourced in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, four museum-quality star rubies weighing a total of 342 carats will hit the auction block at Guernsey’s ...

Average Bridal Couple Spent $6,163 on Engagement Ring in 2016, Reports The Knot

Average Bridal Couple Spent $6,163 on Engagement Ring in 2016, Reports The Knot

The average bridal couple in the U.S. spent $6,163 on the engagement ring in 2016 — an increase of 5% compared to 2015, according to ...

Woman Sinks Half-Court Shot, Wins $500 and Gets a Surprise Marriage Proposal From Dunkin' Donuts Mascot

Woman Sinks Half-Court Shot, Wins $500 and Gets a Surprise Marriage Proposal From Dunkin' Donuts Mascot

Upstate New York resident Erin Tobin just had her best day ever. She achieved instant fame when she banked in a half-court shot at a ...

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