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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 ...

Music Friday: Mario’s New Love Deserves a Fistful of Diamonds, Handful of Rings

Music Friday: Mario’s New Love Deserves a Fistful of Diamonds, Handful of Rings

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you hit songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Mario tells his ...

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 ...

Music Friday: Rachael Price Sings, ‘If You’re Married, Baby, Wear a Wedding Band’

Music Friday: Rachael Price Sings, ‘If You’re Married, Baby, Wear a Wedding Band’

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

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 ...

Music Friday: ‘Third Finger, Left Hand,’ That’s Where He Placed the Wedding Band

Music Friday: ‘Third Finger, Left Hand,’ That’s Where He Placed the Wedding Band

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

Emirates Airlines Shows Off Its ‘Diamond’ Onboard Lounge, But Is It Real?

Emirates Airlines Shows Off Its ‘Diamond’ Onboard Lounge, But Is It Real?

Emirates, the luxury airline that set the Twittersphere ablaze in 2018 with the introduction of its “Bling 777,” is back again with a post of ...

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 ...

Bride-to-Be Shares How She Swallowed Her Engagement Ring During Vivid Dream

Bride-to-Be Shares How She Swallowed Her Engagement Ring During Vivid Dream

San Diego bride-to-be Jenna Evans swallowed her 2.4-carat diamond engagement ring during a vivid dream last Tuesday night. Her crazy story, which has gone viral ...

‘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 ...

Music Friday: Rihanna and Boyfriend Are Yellow Diamonds in the 2011 Hit, ‘We Found Love’

Music Friday: Rihanna and Boyfriend Are Yellow Diamonds in the 2011 Hit, ‘We Found Love’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, Barbadian singer Rihanna ...

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 ...

Music Friday: ‘Two Princes’ (One With Pockets Full of Diamonds) Vie for Same Girl

Music Friday: ‘Two Princes’ (One With Pockets Full of Diamonds) Vie for Same Girl

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you hit songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Spin Doctors frontman ...

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 ...

Music Friday: Wedding Ring Compels Frankie Valli to Sing, ‘Bye, Bye, Baby’

Music Friday: Wedding Ring Compels Frankie Valli to Sing, ‘Bye, Bye, Baby’

Welcome to a Music Friday when we bring you classic hits with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, we present ...

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 ...

Music Friday: Sophia Somajo Wishes for a Bulletproof, Unbreakable ‘Diamond Heart’

Music Friday: Sophia Somajo Wishes for a Bulletproof, Unbreakable ‘Diamond Heart’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you new tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Swedish singer-songwriter Sophia ...

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 ...

Music Friday: Matt Palmer Promises to Let You Shine in 2010’s ‘Diamond Love’

Music Friday: Matt Palmer Promises to Let You Shine in 2010’s ‘Diamond Love’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, singer-songwriter Matt Palmer ...

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 ...

Music Friday: Conway Twitty Reveals Wedding Ring Fantasy in ‘It’s Only Make Believe’

Music Friday: Conway Twitty Reveals Wedding Ring Fantasy in ‘It’s Only Make Believe’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, country music legend ...

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 ...

Couple Ties Knot at Same Beach Where Engagement Ring Was Lost a Year Ago

Couple Ties Knot at Same Beach Where Engagement Ring Was Lost a Year Ago

Tyler Farrar knows better than most how the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry — especially in unpredictable bodies of water.Exactly ...

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 ...

Music Friday: Paul McCartney Looks to Spring for Diamond Ring in ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’

Music Friday: Paul McCartney Looks to Spring for Diamond Ring in ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’

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

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 ...

Music Friday: Dwight Yoakam Uses Gems to Illustrate the Magnitude of His Heartache

Music Friday: Dwight Yoakam Uses Gems to Illustrate the Magnitude of His Heartache

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you terrific tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, country star Dwight ...

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 ...

Retiree Is Reunited With Class Ring Lost in a Pond Nearly 60 Years Ago

Retiree Is Reunited With Class Ring Lost in a Pond Nearly 60 Years Ago

Bill Wadel, now retired and living in Spotsylvania County, Va., was spectacularly reunited with his high school class ring — a ring that had been ...

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 ...

Music Friday: Bailey Hefley Regains Her Sparkle in the New Release, ‘Dust on a Diamond’

Music Friday: Bailey Hefley Regains Her Sparkle in the New Release, ‘Dust on a Diamond’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you new songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, rising star Bailey ...

54.21-Carat Fancy Vivid Yellow ‘Mouawad Dragon’ Highlights Four-Piece Suite

54.21-Carat Fancy Vivid Yellow ‘Mouawad Dragon’ Highlights Four-Piece Suite

Back in February, we got our first peek at the 54.21-carat “Mouawad Dragon” — a fiery gemstone billed as the largest round brilliant-cut fancy vivid ...

NASA to Explore ‘Psyche 16,’ a Precious-Metal Asteroid Worth $10,000 Quadrillion

NASA to Explore ‘Psyche 16,’ a Precious-Metal Asteroid Worth $10,000 Quadrillion

NASA is gearing up for a 2022 mission to “Psyche 16,” an asteroid containing enough precious metal to make everyone on Earth a billionaire. Located ...

World’s Biggest, Heaviest and Most Valuable Coin to Make U.S. Debut Next Week

World’s Biggest, Heaviest and Most Valuable Coin to Make U.S. Debut Next Week

The world’s biggest, heaviest and most valuable coin will make its U.S. debut at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) next Tuesday, July 16. For ...

Julian Edelman and His Three Super Bowl Rings Appear on ‘The Late Show’

Julian Edelman and His Three Super Bowl Rings Appear on ‘The Late Show’

Super Bowl LIII MVP Julian Edelman gave the four million viewers of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert a close-up look at his three championship ...

Music Friday: Enormous Wedding Band Floats Above a Beach in Nelly’s ‘Just a Dream’

Music Friday: Enormous Wedding Band Floats Above a Beach in Nelly’s ‘Just a Dream’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Nelly wears his ...

$5,000 Halo-Style Grand Prize Looks a Lot Like a White Castle Chicken Ring

$5,000 Halo-Style Grand Prize Looks a Lot Like a White Castle Chicken Ring

White Castle, America’s first fast-food hamburger chain, is ringing in the summer with a sweepstakes highlighting new value deals on its distinctively shaped Chicken Rings. ...

Birthstone Feature: In 1961, Smithsonian Got This 60-Carat Ruby Bracelet From a Secret Donor

Birthstone Feature: In 1961, Smithsonian Got This 60-Carat Ruby Bracelet From a Secret Donor

Back in 1961, the Smithsonian received an extraordinary ruby-and-diamond bracelet from an anonymous donor. Fifty-eight years later, The Burmese Ruby Bracelet continues to be a ...

Music Friday: ‘What About That Brand New Ring?’ Asks a Jilted Man in ‘Don’t Pull Your Love’

Music Friday: ‘What About That Brand New Ring?’ Asks a Jilted Man in ‘Don’t Pull Your Love’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great throwback songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. In 1971, frontman ...

Scientist Employs RFID Technology to Revive Cultured Pearl Farming in Hong Kong

Scientist Employs RFID Technology to Revive Cultured Pearl Farming in Hong Kong

A former investment banker-turned-scientist is trying to revive Hong Kong’s once-thriving pearl farming industry by merging traditional methods with RFID tracking technology.For more than 1,000 ...

Los Alamos Particle Accelerator Helps Unravel the Mystery of the Golden ‘Ram’s Horn’

Los Alamos Particle Accelerator Helps Unravel the Mystery of the Golden ‘Ram’s Horn’

Harnessing the power of a half-mile-long particle accelerator, scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory were finally able to peer inside the “Ram’s Horn,” a ...

Stay Cool This Summer With Frozen Treats That Resemble Colorful Gemstones

Stay Cool This Summer With Frozen Treats That Resemble Colorful Gemstones

Here’s a super-fun product for gemstone lovers looking to stay cool this summer. The “Koji Ring Popsicle Mold” allows you to create frosty faceted confections ...

Panthers’ Greg Olsen Films In-Progress Marriage Proposal: ‘Best Thing I’ve Ever Witnessed’

Panthers’ Greg Olsen Films In-Progress Marriage Proposal: ‘Best Thing I’ve Ever Witnessed’

Carolina Panthers’ Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen was in Nashville last week to deliver a keynote speech at a healthcare conference. As the 6′ ...

Music Friday: Meghan Trainor Knows She’s a Gem in Empowerment Anthem, ‘I’m a Lady’

Music Friday: Meghan Trainor Knows She’s a Gem in Empowerment Anthem, ‘I’m a Lady’

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

Survey Reveals Why Travelers Should Take Extra Precautions With Fine Jewelry

Survey Reveals Why Travelers Should Take Extra Precautions With Fine Jewelry

The number of travelers reporting lost or stolen jewelry has doubled over the past four years, according to a national survey conducted by Jewelers Mutual ...

1,700-Year-Old ‘Allectus’ Gold Coin Crushes Auction Estimates, Sells for $695K

1,700-Year-Old ‘Allectus’ Gold Coin Crushes Auction Estimates, Sells for $695K

A tiny gold coin depicting the Roman ruler Allectus crushed pre-sale estimates as fierce bidding at the headquarters of London auctioneer Dix Noonan Webb (DNW) ...

‘Whitney Alexandrite’ Is a Superb Example of June’s Color-Change Birthstone

‘Whitney Alexandrite’ Is a Superb Example of June’s Color-Change Birthstone

A fascinating phenomenon in the world of precious gemstones is the way alexandrite changes color under various light sources. The “Whitney Alexandrite,” which is on ...

Christie’s ‘Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence’ Auction Brings History to Life

Christie’s ‘Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence’ Auction Brings History to Life

Spotlighting more than 500 years of opulence on the Indian subcontinent, Christie’s auction in New York this Wednesday is aptly titled “Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence.” ...

Music Friday: Lee Ann Womack Needs to Know, ‘Does My Ring Burn Your Finger?’

Music Friday: Lee Ann Womack Needs to Know, ‘Does My Ring Burn Your Finger?’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you popular songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, country star Lee ...

Botswana’s 1,758-Carat Grey-Black Diamond Is the Star of Naming Competition

Botswana’s 1,758-Carat Grey-Black Diamond Is the Star of Naming Competition

The massive 1,758-carat diamond recovered in April at the Karowe mine in Botswana will soon have a name thanks to a competition hosted by Lucara ...

‘Inkalamu,’ a 5,655-Carat Emerald Crystal, Makes High-Profile Debut in Delhi

‘Inkalamu,’ a 5,655-Carat Emerald Crystal, Makes High-Profile Debut in Delhi

Nearly six months after winning the 5,655-carat “Inkalamu” emerald at a Gemfields auction last November, luxury jeweler Diacolor finally revealed the Zambian-sourced crystal to the ...

June’s Birthstone: This Smithsonian ‘Treasure’ Features 339 Natural Pearls

June’s Birthstone: This Smithsonian ‘Treasure’ Features 339 Natural Pearls

Natural pearls are among the rarest of all gems. In fact, experts believe the odds of opening a random oyster in the wild and finding ...

Patriots’ Super Bowl LIII Championship Ring Is the Largest Ever Created

Patriots’ Super Bowl LIII Championship Ring Is the Largest Ever Created

Two years ago, we marveled at the size and opulence of the New England Patriots’ fifth Super Bowl ring — a ring set with 283 ...

Music Friday: The Trews Believe There Is No Finer Thing Than ‘The Pearl’

Music Friday: The Trews Believe There Is No Finer Thing Than ‘The Pearl’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, in honor of June’s ...

Antwerp Diamond Industry Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Tolkowsky’s ‘Brilliant Cut’

Antwerp Diamond Industry Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Tolkowsky’s ‘Brilliant Cut’

Exactly 100 years ago, a 19-year-old Antwerp engineer named Marcel Tolkowsky perfected a mathematical formula for the 57-facet “brilliant-cut” diamond. Tolkowsky’s accomplishment prevails as the ...

Men’s Apparel Company Finds Engagement Ring in Pocket of Returned Jeans

Men’s Apparel Company Finds Engagement Ring in Pocket of Returned Jeans

An engagement ring that was thought to be lost forever was returned to a Hueytown, Ala., woman by honest employees at a Kentucky distribution center ...

Flawless ‘Bubble Gum Pink’ Diamond Fetches $7.5 Million at Christie’s Hong Kong

Flawless ‘Bubble Gum Pink’ Diamond Fetches $7.5 Million at Christie’s Hong Kong

An internally flawless bubble gum pink diamond weighing 3.44 carats was the colorful star of Christie’s Hong Kong auction on Tuesday as it sold for ...

‘We’re Closer Than Ever to Finding the Mother Lode’ at Lulo Mine: Lucapa Chairman

‘We’re Closer Than Ever to Finding the Mother Lode’ at Lulo Mine: Lucapa Chairman

The chairman of Lucapa Diamond Company told stockholders Monday that his exploration team is closer than ever to striking the mother lode at the flagship ...

Gold-Loving Fungus Is the Latest in a Series of Low-Impact Exploration Tools

Gold-Loving Fungus Is the Latest in a Series of Low-Impact Exploration Tools

A fluffy pink fungus that thrives on gold is the latest in a series of low-impact exploration tools available to Australian miners.Geologists from Australia’s national ...

Music Friday: YouTube Sensation Vidya Vox Is All About Diamonds and Gold

Music Friday: YouTube Sensation Vidya Vox Is All About Diamonds and Gold

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

Former Reporter Uses Sleuthing Skills to Solve the Mystery of the ‘Airbag Diamond’

Former Reporter Uses Sleuthing Skills to Solve the Mystery of the ‘Airbag Diamond’

Eileen Korey, a former reporter, used her sleuthing skills to solve the mystery of a diamond engagement ring that unexpectedly appeared in the tray of ...

Swiss Lab Employs Cutting-Edge Science to Affirm Age, Provenance of Historic Pearl

Swiss Lab Employs Cutting-Edge Science to Affirm Age, Provenance of Historic Pearl

A Swiss gem lab used radiocarbon age-dating to affirm the 16th century origins of a 30.24-carat natural saltwater pearl once owned by a Spanish princess. ...

De Beers, Namibia to Partner on New $468 Million Diamond-Recovery Vessel

De Beers, Namibia to Partner on New $468 Million Diamond-Recovery Vessel

Debmarine announced it will be investing $468 million on the world’s first-ever custom-built diamond recovery vessel. When it joins the Debmarine fleet in 2022, the ...

Music Friday: ‘If Pressure Makes Diamonds, Our Love Is a Diamond by Now’

Music Friday: ‘If Pressure Makes Diamonds, Our Love Is a Diamond by Now’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fun tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, country star Don ...

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