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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 ...

Music Friday: Eric Clapton Sings of Lessons Learned in ‘Diamonds Made From Rain’

Music Friday: Eric Clapton Sings of Lessons Learned in ‘Diamonds Made From Rain’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, rock legend Eric ...

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 ...

Music Friday: Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard Can’t Commit in ‘A Diamond and a Tether’

Music Friday: Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard Can’t Commit in ‘A Diamond and a Tether’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Death Cab for ...

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 ...

Music Friday: Psychic Delivers ‘Topaz’ Hook for B-52s’ Unfinished Song

Music Friday: Psychic Delivers ‘Topaz’ Hook for B-52s’ Unfinished Song

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring your awesome tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, we honor one ...

Tampa Man Digs Through 10 Tons of Trash to Rescue Wife’s Engagement Ring

Tampa Man Digs Through 10 Tons of Trash to Rescue Wife’s Engagement Ring

A Tampa man successfully dug through 10 tons of rotting trash to rescue his wife’s engagement ring that had been accidentally thrown away and carted ...

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 ...

Music Friday: Dean Martin Has a Band of Gold, But No ‘Wedding Bells’ in His Future

Music Friday: Dean Martin Has a Band of Gold, But No ‘Wedding Bells’ in His Future

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 items, ...

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 ...

McMatch Made in Heaven: Man Pops the Question With Ring Hidden in Box of Chicken McNuggets

McMatch Made in Heaven: Man Pops the Question With Ring Hidden in Box of Chicken McNuggets

When Lincoln, Ill., native Kristian Helton was plotting the perfect way to propose to girlfriend Karsyn Long on Valentine's Day, he knew that McDonald's Chicken ...

'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 ...

Music Friday: Ed Sheeran Carves a Heart Pendant for His Girlfriend in the 2011 Love Song, 'Wake Me Up'

Music Friday: Ed Sheeran Carves a Heart Pendant for His Girlfriend in the 2011 Love Song, 'Wake Me Up'

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you wonderful songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Ed Sheeran carves ...

Minnesota Twins Pitcher Phil Hughes Has 24-Karat Aspirations for His Surgically Removed Rib

Minnesota Twins Pitcher Phil Hughes Has 24-Karat Aspirations for His Surgically Removed Rib

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes shook up the internet last week when he hinted that he's seriously considering transforming his surgically removed rib into a ...

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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