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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 ...

Petra Sells 425-Carat ‘Legacy of the Cullinan Diamond Mine’ for $15 Million

Petra Sells 425-Carat ‘Legacy of the Cullinan Diamond Mine’ for $15 Million

The massive 425-carat gem-quality diamond discovered in March at the Cullinan mine in South Africa has a new name and new owners. Petra Diamonds announced ...

Socialite’s Emerald Necklace, 36-Carat Diamond Share Spotlight at Sotheby’s Geneva

Socialite’s Emerald Necklace, 36-Carat Diamond Share Spotlight at Sotheby’s Geneva

An art deco-style emerald necklace from the collection of American socialite Helene Beaumont and a 36.57-carat near-flawless diamond shared the spotlight at Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels ...

Hilary Duff Shows Off Her New Cushion-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring on Instagram

Hilary Duff Shows Off Her New Cushion-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring on Instagram

Actress Hilary Duff earned 1.9 million likes after revealing her stunning cushion-cut diamond engagement ring on Instagram this past Thursday. The 31-year-old star of the ...

Golden Spike Symbolized Completion of Transcontinental Railroad 150 Years Ago

Golden Spike Symbolized Completion of Transcontinental Railroad 150 Years Ago

This past Friday marked the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, an epic project that spanned six years and 1,800 miles, with ...

Music Friday: Insecure Charley Pride Asks His Wife, ‘Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger?’

Music Friday: Insecure Charley Pride Asks His Wife, ‘Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger?’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you throwback songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, music legend Charley ...

Tokyo 2020 Organizers Collect Enough Recycled Metal to Create 5,000 Olympic Medals

Tokyo 2020 Organizers Collect Enough Recycled Metal to Create 5,000 Olympic Medals

It took less than two years for the organizers of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo to collect enough recycled precious metals to create 5,000 ...

Runner Gets Engaged Seconds After Completing the Pittsburgh Marathon

Runner Gets Engaged Seconds After Completing the Pittsburgh Marathon

Pittsburgh-area resident Stephanie Solt captured two prizes at the finish line of last Sunday’s Pittsburgh Marathon — a medal for completing the grueling 26.2 mile ...

75.61-Carat Emerald Once Worn by Catherine the Great Is Up for Sale at Christie’s

75.61-Carat Emerald Once Worn by Catherine the Great Is Up for Sale at Christie’s

A 75.61-carat emerald worn more than 220 years ago by Russian Empress Catherine the Great will be hitting the auction block at Christie’s Geneva a ...

Unlike Europeans, US Couples Seek Parents’ Blessing Prior to Marriage Proposal: Survey

Unlike Europeans, US Couples Seek Parents’ Blessing Prior to Marriage Proposal: Survey

Unlike their European counterparts, the vast majority of US couples still ask for their parents’ blessing prior to the marriage proposal, according to a 14-country ...

Music Friday: ‘You’re a Diamond to Me,’ Sings Eric Bibb in the Inspirational ‘Shine On’

Music Friday: ‘You’re a Diamond to Me,’ Sings Eric Bibb in the Inspirational ‘Shine On’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, international blues troubadour Eric ...

Gum Tree Leaves Can Signal Gold in the Soil Below, Reports South Australian Miner

Gum Tree Leaves Can Signal Gold in the Soil Below, Reports South Australian Miner

Leaves from the majestic gum tree are helping miners pinpoint high-yield gold deposits in South Australia. Marmota Energy is singing the praises of its innovative ...

Birthstone Feature: ‘Maximilian Emerald’ Boasts a Rich History That Spans 150+ Years

Birthstone Feature: ‘Maximilian Emerald’ Boasts a Rich History That Spans 150+ Years

Steeped in a rich history that spans more than 150 years, the 21.04-carat “Maximilian Emerald” is one of the world’s most famous — and dazzling ...

Jewelry Expected to Be the Fastest-Growing Mother’s Day Gift Category in 2019

Jewelry Expected to Be the Fastest-Growing Mother’s Day Gift Category in 2019

Mother’s Day spending for jewelry items is expected to reach $5.2 billion in 2019, making it the fastest-growing and highest-volume gift-giving category, according to an ...

Lucara Recovers 1,758-Carat Diamond at Karowe Mine; It’s the Second-Largest Ever

Lucara Recovers 1,758-Carat Diamond at Karowe Mine; It’s the Second-Largest Ever

Lucara Diamond Corp. has unearthed a tennis-ball-size 1,758-carat diamond at its famous Karowe Mine in Botswana. The diamond rates as the second-largest ever found, easily ...

Music Friday: ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ Is a Precious Gem, Sings Michael Bolton

Music Friday: ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ Is a Precious Gem, Sings Michael Bolton

There are few things in life more sentimental than the father/daughter dance at a wedding, and one of the top tunes for that time-honored tradition is ...

Super Bowl LI Ring of Mystery Patriot Player Is Up for Grabs at Heritage Auctions

Super Bowl LI Ring of Mystery Patriot Player Is Up for Grabs at Heritage Auctions

As we breathlessly await the mid-June reveal of the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl LIII ring — a ring that promises to be the biggest ...

At Topaz Mountain in Utah, Amateur Prospectors Get to Keep What They Find

At Topaz Mountain in Utah, Amateur Prospectors Get to Keep What They Find

Gem lovers looking for a rustic adventure a little off the beaten path may consider a trip to Topaz Mountain in Utah, where amateur prospectors ...

Meghan Markle Was Thisclose to Getting Princess Diana’s Sapphire Engagement Ring

Meghan Markle Was Thisclose to Getting Princess Diana’s Sapphire Engagement Ring

Back in October 2010, Prince William famously proposed to Kate Middleton with the distinctive sapphire-and-diamond engagement ring once worn by his late mother, Princess Diana. ...

Botswana’s 20.46-Carat ‘Okavango Blue’ Diamond Is Called a ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime Find’

Botswana’s 20.46-Carat ‘Okavango Blue’ Diamond Is Called a ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime Find’

The largest blue diamond ever discovered in Botswana — a brilliant 20.46-carat oval gem with Fancy Deep Blue color and VVS2 clarity — was unveiled ...

Music Friday Flashback: Silver Locket ‘Bears the Name of the Man That Brandy Loved’

Music Friday Flashback: Silver Locket ‘Bears the Name of the Man That Brandy Loved’

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

Style Icon Kendall Jenner Tells Elle.com, ‘The Man Should Pick the Engagement Ring’

Style Icon Kendall Jenner Tells Elle.com, ‘The Man Should Pick the Engagement Ring’

Style icon, cover girl, runway model and reality star Kendall Jenner dished to Elle.com on Tuesday that when it comes to picking an engagement ring, ...

Legendary ‘Jonker V’ Diamond Returns to Christie’s Auction Block After Just Two Years

Legendary ‘Jonker V’ Diamond Returns to Christie’s Auction Block After Just Two Years

When the legendary “Jonker V” diamond appeared at Christie’s Hong Kong in May of 2017 with a pre-sale estimate of $2.2 million to $3.6 million, ...

GPS Artist ‘Yassan’ Is Back in the Spotlight as Google Revisits His Epic Proposal

GPS Artist ‘Yassan’ Is Back in the Spotlight as Google Revisits His Epic Proposal

Yasushi “Yassan” Takahashi, the GPS artist who famously zigzagged 4,500 miles across Japan in 2010 to spell out a marriage proposal for his girlfriend, is ...

Principal Diamond Cut From 1,109-Carat Lesedi La Rona Tips the Scales at 302.37 Carats

Principal Diamond Cut From 1,109-Carat Lesedi La Rona Tips the Scales at 302.37 Carats

Back in November, luxury jeweler Laurence Graff revealed that the massive 1,109-carat rough diamond named Lesedi La Rona had yielded 67 “satellite” diamonds ranging in ...

Music Friday: Neil Young Is a Miner for a ‘Heart of Gold’ in the 1971 Classic

Music Friday: Neil Young Is a Miner for a ‘Heart of Gold’ in the 1971 Classic

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

Boston Red Sox World Series Ring Is a Fitting Tribute to 2018’s ‘Team for the Ages’

Boston Red Sox World Series Ring Is a Fitting Tribute to 2018’s ‘Team for the Ages’

The Boston Red Sox received their bling-tastic 2018 World Series championship rings prior to the team’s home opener on Tuesday afternoon at Fenway Park. Glistening ...

Let’s Celebrate April’s Birthstone With a Close-Up Look at the Oppenheimer Diamond

Let’s Celebrate April’s Birthstone With a Close-Up Look at the Oppenheimer Diamond

In honor of April’s official birthstone, let’s take a close-up look at one of the largest uncut yellow diamonds in the world. At 253.7 carats, ...

Document Paving the Way for the Cutting of World’s Largest Diamond Is Up for Sale

Document Paving the Way for the Cutting of World’s Largest Diamond Is Up for Sale

The original legal document that set the wheels in motion for the cutting of the 3,106-carat Cullinan — the world’s largest rough diamond — will ...

Researchers Find World-Class Blue Spinel on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic

Researchers Find World-Class Blue Spinel on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic

On Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, University of British Columbia researchers discovered deposits of cobalt-blue spinel in qualities that rival the finest in the ...

Music Friday: This Old Chunk of Coal Is Gonna Be a Diamond Someday

Music Friday: This Old Chunk of Coal Is Gonna Be a Diamond Someday

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

Canadian Man Inherits 61-Pound ‘Giga Pearl’ — One of the Largest in the World

Canadian Man Inherits 61-Pound ‘Giga Pearl’ — One of the Largest in the World

Resembling a dinosaur’s tooth and weighing an astonishing 61 pounds, the Philippine-sourced “Giga Pearl” is one of the largest in the world and could be ...

Dad Buys 88-Carat Diamond for Daughter and Names It ‘Manami Star’ in Her Honor

Dad Buys 88-Carat Diamond for Daughter and Names It ‘Manami Star’ in Her Honor

Outbidding two challengers, a Japanese private collector plunked down $13.7 million for a D-flawless 88.22-carat oval diamond at Sotheby’s Hong Kong yesterday. He gifted it ...

South Africa’s 117-Year-Old Cullinan Mine Yields 425-Carat Gem-Quality Diamond

South Africa’s 117-Year-Old Cullinan Mine Yields 425-Carat Gem-Quality Diamond

The historic Cullinan Mine, which famously produced the 3,106-carat Cullinan in 1905, added another enormous diamond to its roster of legendary finds. London-based Petra Diamonds ...

Boyfriend Surprises ‘American Idol’ Contestant With On-Stage Proposal, Tears Flow

Boyfriend Surprises ‘American Idol’ Contestant With On-Stage Proposal, Tears Flow

In the lead-up to her performance on Monday night’s edition of American Idol, contestant Johanna Jones said she wished her boyfriend, Matt Zavoral, could have ...

Exceptional Pink and White Diamonds Put Letšeng Mine Back in the News

Exceptional Pink and White Diamonds Put Letšeng Mine Back in the News

The Letšeng Mine in the tiny African country of Lesotho is back in the news after luxury jeweler Laurence Graff paid $8.8 million, or $656,933 ...

‘Mudan’ Earns Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Diamonds Set on a Watch’

‘Mudan’ Earns Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Diamonds Set on a Watch’

Gleaming with 15,858 diamonds set in 18-karat gold, Coronet’s “Mudan” timepiece just scored a Guinness World Record for the “Most Diamonds Set on a Watch.” ...

93-Year-Old Gets Her Ring Back After 4 Months Missing: ‘It Was My Life’

93-Year-Old Gets Her Ring Back After 4 Months Missing: ‘It Was My Life’

At 93 years young, Marie Gladman has lived a wonderful life — a life symbolized by a custom floral-motif ring made with the diamonds harvested ...

Music Friday: ‘Last Night I Put My Ring Back On,’ Sings Mary Chapin Carpenter

Music Friday: ‘Last Night I Put My Ring Back On,’ Sings Mary Chapin Carpenter

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

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