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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 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 ...

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 ...

Newlywed Lea Michele Shows Off Two Wedding Bands — One Sparkly, One Simple

Newlywed Lea Michele Shows Off Two Wedding Bands — One Sparkly, One Simple

Glee alum Lea Michele tied the knot with boyfriend Zandy Reich earlier this month in an intimate ceremony in Napa, Calif. The couple zoomed off ...

Connecticut State Trooper Solves ‘The Case of the Rest Stop Wedding Rings’

Connecticut State Trooper Solves ‘The Case of the Rest Stop Wedding Rings’

A kind-hearted Connecticut state trooper went above and beyond the call of duty — pouring through hours of surveillance video — to solve “The Case ...

Sergio Garcia Helps Fan With Marriage Proposal at The Players Championship

Sergio Garcia Helps Fan With Marriage Proposal at The Players Championship

Love was in the air at the 46th Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., last Wednesday as pro golfer Sergio Garcia was enlisted to ...

Gem-Encrusted Ring Tells the Story of Atlanta United’s Championship Soccer Season

Gem-Encrusted Ring Tells the Story of Atlanta United’s Championship Soccer Season

Atlanta United players received their colorful, gem-encrusted 2018 MLS Cup Championship rings in a private ceremony last week. The rings use white diamonds, yellow diamonds, ...

Music Friday: Lee Greenwood Laments His 24-Karat Mistake in ‘Fool’s Gold’

Music Friday: Lee Greenwood Laments His 24-Karat Mistake in ‘Fool’s Gold’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Lee Greenwood sings ...

Thwack! Contestant on ‘The Voice’ Accidentally Headbutts Girlfriend During Onstage Proposal

Thwack! Contestant on ‘The Voice’ Accidentally Headbutts Girlfriend During Onstage Proposal

Having just secured a spot on Team Legend during Monday night’s Blind Auditions on The Voice, R&B crooner Denton Arnell asked judge John Legend if ...

$24 Million Australian Opal Centre Starts to Take Shape at Lightning Ridge

$24 Million Australian Opal Centre Starts to Take Shape at Lightning Ridge

A world-class facility dedicated to Australia’s national gemstone is taking shape at the edge of the outback in New South Wales.The new Australian Opal Centre ...

Auction Reminds Us: Elvis Presley Loved to Give Away Jewelry to Friends and Fans

Auction Reminds Us: Elvis Presley Loved to Give Away Jewelry to Friends and Fans

Every time Elvis Presley’s personal jewelry comes up for auction, we’re reminded of the singer’s legendary generosity. You see, for all the treasures Presley kept ...

A-Rod Proposes to J. Lo With Eye-Popping Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

A-Rod Proposes to J. Lo With Eye-Popping Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Back in 2001, Jennifer Lopez famously sang, “My love don’t cost a thing,” but that didn’t stop boyfriend Alex Rodriguez from spending upwards of $5 ...

Music Friday: Miami Gleams Like Aquamarine in Lana Del Rey’s ‘Salvatore’

Music Friday: Miami Gleams Like Aquamarine in Lana Del Rey’s ‘Salvatore’

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

Debby Ryan Seeks Advice on How to Keep Her Engagement Ring Safe on the Set

Debby Ryan Seeks Advice on How to Keep Her Engagement Ring Safe on the Set

Actress Debby Ryan recently had some fun with her Twitter followers as she sought advice on how to keep her new diamond engagement ring secure ...

Birthstone Feature: Munsteiner’s ‘Dom Pedro’ Is the World’s Largest Faceted Aquamarine

Birthstone Feature: Munsteiner’s ‘Dom Pedro’ Is the World’s Largest Faceted Aquamarine

Weighing 10,363 carats, the “Dom Pedro” is the largest faceted aquamarine in the world and the masterwork of Bernd Munsteiner, an Idar-Oberstein-based gem cutter, who ...

Houston’s Museum of Natural Science Reveals Stunning 422-Carat Blue Sapphire

Houston’s Museum of Natural Science Reveals Stunning 422-Carat Blue Sapphire

Hollywood’s glamour gals are not the only ones turning heads with their magnificent jewels. The Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) just unveiled the stunning ...

Drake’s New $400,000 iPhone X Case Is Set Edge to Edge in Blue Diamonds

Drake’s New $400,000 iPhone X Case Is Set Edge to Edge in Blue Diamonds

Talk about opulence! Canadian rap star Drake recently commissioned a Beverly Hills jeweler to design an 18-karat white gold iPhone X case adorned from edge ...

Couples Spending More Than Ever on Super-Personalized Weddings, Reports The Knot

Couples Spending More Than Ever on Super-Personalized Weddings, Reports The Knot

The Knot’s 12th annual “Real Weddings Study” paints a picture of a new generation of couples who are willing to break with tired traditions and ...

Everybody’s Buzzing About the Yellow Diamond Lady Gaga Wore at the Oscars

Everybody’s Buzzing About the Yellow Diamond Lady Gaga Wore at the Oscars

Lady Gaga may have scored an Oscar for Best Original Song on Sunday night, but what had everybody buzzing was her red carpet reveal of ...

‘For Me, From Me’ Diamond Ad Campaign Debuts During E!’s Oscar Coverage

‘For Me, From Me’ Diamond Ad Campaign Debuts During E!’s Oscar Coverage

The Diamond Producers Association’s “For Me, From Me” ad campaign made its debut yesterday during E! News‘ highly rated coverage of the 91st Academy Awards.“For ...

Music Friday: Noncommittal Boyfriend Loses the Prettiest Jewel in Roxette’s ‘Happy Together’

Music Friday: Noncommittal Boyfriend Loses the Prettiest Jewel in Roxette’s ‘Happy Together’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. In 1999’s “Happy Together,” ...

‘Perfect’ 88.22-Carat Oval Diamond to Headline Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction

‘Perfect’ 88.22-Carat Oval Diamond to Headline Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction

Described by Sotheby’s as “perfect according to every critical criterion,” this 88.22-carat oval diamond will headline the auction house’s Hong Kong Sale of Magnificent Jewels ...

As Alrosa Focuses More on Color, Miner Unveils Largest Pink Diamond in Its History

As Alrosa Focuses More on Color, Miner Unveils Largest Pink Diamond in Its History

Already the world’s biggest diamond producer in terms of sheer output, Russian mining company Alrosa is looking to become a major player in a segment ...

Katy Perry’s New ‘Full Bloom’ Engagement Ring Complements Her Colorful Style

Katy Perry’s New ‘Full Bloom’ Engagement Ring Complements Her Colorful Style

Pop star Katy Perry announced her Valentine’s Day engagement to Lord of the Rings alum Orlando Bloom with an Instagram selfie showing off a ring ...

Music Friday: Crooner Dean Martin Buys a Wedding Ring in 1958’s ‘Buona Sera’

Music Friday: Crooner Dean Martin Buys a Wedding Ring in 1958’s ‘Buona Sera’

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

‘Supergirl’ Melissa Benoist Reveals Her Oval-Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring on Instagram

‘Supergirl’ Melissa Benoist Reveals Her Oval-Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring on Instagram

“Supergirl” actress Melissa Benoist announced her engagement to co-star Chris Wood and unveiled her brand new oval-shaped diamond engagement ring on her Instagram page Sunday.The ...

Dutch Tech Company Creates 133-Facet All-Diamond Ring to Mark Its 10th Anniversary

Dutch Tech Company Creates 133-Facet All-Diamond Ring to Mark Its 10th Anniversary

Looking to make a big splash for its 10th anniversary, Dutch Diamond Technologies (DD) took on the challenge of crafting an all-diamond ring from a ...

Here’s the Largest Round Brilliant-Cut Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ever Graded by GIA

Here’s the Largest Round Brilliant-Cut Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ever Graded by GIA

Tipping the scales at 54.21 carats, the recently unveiled “Mouawad Dragon” is being billed as the largest round brilliant-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond ever graded ...

Brilliant Starburst From Miley Cyrus’ New Wedding Ring Catches Jimmy Fallon’s Eye

Brilliant Starburst From Miley Cyrus’ New Wedding Ring Catches Jimmy Fallon’s Eye

It was a starburst seen from coast to coast on Wednesday night’s edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The burst emanating from Miley ...

Music Friday: Swedish Pop Group Ace of Base Will Turn Your Tears Into Pearls

Music Friday: Swedish Pop Group Ace of Base Will Turn Your Tears Into Pearls

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you popular tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Swedish pop group ...

Two of the Season’s Most Popular Days for Popping the Question Are Still on the Board

Two of the Season’s Most Popular Days for Popping the Question Are Still on the Board

Even though the calendar shows we’re just a week from the end of “engagement season” — the magical time of the year when nearly 40% ...

Survey: Shoppers to Spend More on Jewelry Than Any Other Valentine’s Day Gift Category

Survey: Shoppers to Spend More on Jewelry Than Any Other Valentine’s Day Gift Category

For the third consecutive year, U.S. consumers are expected to spend more on jewelry than any other Valentine’s Day gift category, according to an annual ...

Birthstone Feature: 78.3-Carat Gem Is Smithsonian’s First Amethyst From Rwanda

Birthstone Feature: 78.3-Carat Gem Is Smithsonian’s First Amethyst From Rwanda

Billed as the first amethyst from Rwanda to join the National Gem Collection, this stunning 78.3-carat Super Trillion Cut was faceted by award-winning cutter John ...

North America’s Largest Rough Diamond Makes Final Public Appearance — And We Were There

North America’s Largest Rough Diamond Makes Final Public Appearance — And We Were There

The largest rough diamond ever mined in North America — the fancy yellow “552” — made its final public appearance at Phillips auction house in ...

Music Friday: February’s Birthstone Makes Curious Appearance in Wang Chung’s ‘Dance Hall Days’

Music Friday: February’s Birthstone Makes Curious Appearance in Wang Chung’s ‘Dance Hall Days’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. In 1984, British band ...

Limited-Edition Super Bowl LIII Caps Are Embellished With Rubies and Sapphires

Limited-Edition Super Bowl LIII Caps Are Embellished With Rubies and Sapphires

When the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII this Sunday, at least a handful of fans will be ...

Ice Ice Baby! Frosty Gem Is the 54th 200+ Carat Diamond Discovered at Karowe Mine

Ice Ice Baby! Frosty Gem Is the 54th 200+ Carat Diamond Discovered at Karowe Mine

Ice ice baby! No, we’re not referring to the 1990 song or the mammoth Arctic blast that’s breaking wind-chill records from the Dakotas to Long ...

Wow! GIA Gemologist Finds Fossilized Insect Trapped Within Indonesian Opal

Wow! GIA Gemologist Finds Fossilized Insect Trapped Within Indonesian Opal

On a trip to Indonesia last year, GIA Graduate Gemologist Brian Berger purchased an unusually striking opal originating from the island of Java. Boasting an ...

Music Friday: ‘I’d Make You a Chain Out of Diamonds and Pearls,’ Sings Jim Croce

Music Friday: ‘I’d Make You a Chain Out of Diamonds and Pearls,’ Sings Jim Croce

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

Blue Cabochon Gem Still Shines in 2,000-Year-Old Ring Unearthed at City of David Site

Blue Cabochon Gem Still Shines in 2,000-Year-Old Ring Unearthed at City of David Site

A blue gemstone ring that was lost in a ritual bath 2,000 years ago was recently unearthed by archaeologists at the City of David National ...

Canadian High Schooler Discovers Kinder, Gentler Way of Liberating Diamonds From Rock

Canadian High Schooler Discovers Kinder, Gentler Way of Liberating Diamonds From Rock

A 17-year-old Canadian high school student participating in a research program at the University of Alberta surprised her mentors by discovering a new high-yield, less ...

Tom Brady and the Pats Look to Test Boundaries of How Big a Super Bowl Ring Can Be

Tom Brady and the Pats Look to Test Boundaries of How Big a Super Bowl Ring Can Be

The New England Patriots have their eyes on a sixth Super Bowl ring after beating the Kansas City Chiefs in a thrilling AFC Championship game ...

Israel’s ‘Carmel Sapphire’ Contains Inclusions of Newly Recognized Mineral ‘Carmeltazite’

Israel’s ‘Carmel Sapphire’ Contains Inclusions of Newly Recognized Mineral ‘Carmeltazite’

Israeli mining company Shefa Yamim has identified a remarkable new mineral trapped within the inclusions of the sapphires it recovers near Mount Carmel in northern ...

Music Friday: Anita Baker’s Darlin’ Is ‘Like a Precious Jewel’ in 1988’s ‘Priceless’

Music Friday: Anita Baker’s Darlin’ Is ‘Like a Precious Jewel’ in 1988’s ‘Priceless’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fabulous songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, seven-time Grammy winner ...

Emerald Ring That Survived the Sinking of the Titanic Is Featured on BBC’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’

Emerald Ring That Survived the Sinking of the Titanic Is Featured on BBC’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’

An emerald engagement ring that survived the fateful final voyage of the Titanic in 1912 made a surprise appearance on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow this past ...

Officer Earns Bowl of Meatballs, High Praise for Finding Crossing Guard’s Engagement Diamond

Officer Earns Bowl of Meatballs, High Praise for Finding Crossing Guard’s Engagement Diamond

An eagle-eyed New Jersey police officer earned a bowl of meatballs and high praise for finding a diamond that had popped out of a crossing ...

Lapis Lazuli Found in the Teeth of Medieval Nun Suggests She Was a Manuscript Painter

Lapis Lazuli Found in the Teeth of Medieval Nun Suggests She Was a Manuscript Painter

Archaeologists studying the skull of a nun who lived in a German monastery nearly 1,000 years ago were initially baffled by the presence of vivid ...

Tim Tebow to 2017’s Miss Universe: ‘This Ring Is Internally Flawless… Just Like You’

Tim Tebow to 2017’s Miss Universe: ‘This Ring Is Internally Flawless… Just Like You’

Sports star Tim Tebow popped the question to 2017 Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters with a 7.25-carat diamond solitaire ring at his family’s farm in Jacksonville, ...

Music Friday: ‘Loving You Is Like Finding a Diamond in a Rhinestone World,’ Sings Dallas Smith

Music Friday: ‘Loving You Is Like Finding a Diamond in a Rhinestone World,’ Sings Dallas Smith

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you new song with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Canadian country music ...

‘Brides’ Survey: Average Spent on Engagement Ring Surges 56% in 2018 to $7,829

‘Brides’ Survey: Average Spent on Engagement Ring Surges 56% in 2018 to $7,829

The amount bridal couples spent on their engagement rings surged nearly 56% in 2018, according to Brides‘ American Wedding Study. The surprising climb — from ...

Michelle Yeoh Flashes Her ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Emerald Ring at the Golden Globes

Michelle Yeoh Flashes Her ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Emerald Ring at the Golden Globes

The stunning emerald ring that Michelle Yeoh wore in her starring role as Eleanor in the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians made an appearance on ...

Not Again! NYPD Rescues Another Engagement Ring From Utility Grate in Midtown

Not Again! NYPD Rescues Another Engagement Ring From Utility Grate in Midtown

For the second time in five weeks, the New York City Police Department has rescued a diamond engagement ring from a utility grate near Times ...

‘InStyle’ Editor-in-Chief Laura Brown Raises the Bar for Engagement Ring Selfies

‘InStyle’ Editor-in-Chief Laura Brown Raises the Bar for Engagement Ring Selfies

InStyle magazine’s editor-in-chief Laura Brown raised the bar for engagement ring selfies last week when she posted to her Instagram page an impeccable close-up shot ...

Music Friday: Kelly Clarkson Sings, ‘You Used to Make Me Feel Like a Diamond’

Music Friday: Kelly Clarkson Sings, ‘You Used to Make Me Feel Like a Diamond’

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

Demantoid Garnet Is the Rarest and Most Valuable Variety of January’s Birthstone

Demantoid Garnet Is the Rarest and Most Valuable Variety of January’s Birthstone

First discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1851, the vivid green demantoid garnet is the rarest and most valuable variety of January’s birthstone.Demantoid is derived ...

This Multi-Cooker Does a Lot of Things, But Producing Jewelry Isn’t One of Them

This Multi-Cooker Does a Lot of Things, But Producing Jewelry Isn’t One of Them

Imagine Shiloah Avery’s surprise when she unpacked the box to her new Instant Pot on Christmas morning only to find a gold and diamond wedding ...

Music Friday: Seth Ennis Shares Story Behind His Proposal in the Newly Released ‘Xmas’

Music Friday: Seth Ennis Shares Story Behind His Proposal in the Newly Released ‘Xmas’

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

Oops! Famous ‘Diamond Planet’ Is Actually a ‘Sapphire Planet,’ New Research Suggests

Oops! Famous ‘Diamond Planet’ Is Actually a ‘Sapphire Planet,’ New Research Suggests

Super-Earth 55 Cancri e, which made headlines in 2012 as “the diamond planet,” needs to be reclassified as a sapphire planet, according to astronomers at ...

1,109-Carat Lesedi La Rona Likely Weighed 2,774 Carats Before Fracturing Into 5 Pieces

1,109-Carat Lesedi La Rona Likely Weighed 2,774 Carats Before Fracturing Into 5 Pieces

A senior research scientist at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) believes the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona — the second largest rough diamond ever found ...

Music Friday: 5 Golden Rings Shine in This Famous Mashup of ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’

Music Friday: 5 Golden Rings Shine in This Famous Mashup of ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’

Welcome to a special holiday edition of Music Friday when we bring you fabulous songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or ...

Flight Test Engineer Proposes With Engagement Ring That Reached the Edge of Space

Flight Test Engineer Proposes With Engagement Ring That Reached the Edge of Space

Virgin Galactic reached a remarkable milestone last week when it successfully launched two pilots into suborbital space 50 miles above the Earth aboard the VSS ...

Ohio Man Gains a New Appreciation for ‘Stupid Little Ring’ He Lost 30 Years Ago

Ohio Man Gains a New Appreciation for ‘Stupid Little Ring’ He Lost 30 Years Ago

When Ohio teenager Jim Biehl misplaced his brand new Parma Senior High School class ring 30 years ago on a church trip that oddly stopped ...

British Tourists Who Lost Engagement Ring in Utility Grate Return to U.S. to Appear on ‘Ellen’

British Tourists Who Lost Engagement Ring in Utility Grate Return to U.S. to Appear on ‘Ellen’

The British tourists who became internet celebrities after a video of them losing their engagement ring down a utility grate in New York City went ...

Diavik Mine Yields 552-Carat Yellow Diamond, the Largest Ever Found in North America

Diavik Mine Yields 552-Carat Yellow Diamond, the Largest Ever Found in North America

In Canada’s frozen Northwest Territories, just 135 miles south of the Arctic Circle, the Diavik mine unexpectedly yielded a 552-carat fancy yellow diamond, the largest ...

Music Friday: Rod Stewart Gets a Diamond Ring in the Holiday Classic, ‘Merry Christmas, Baby’

Music Friday: Rod Stewart Gets a Diamond Ring in the Holiday Classic, ‘Merry Christmas, Baby’

Welcome to a special holiday edition of Music Friday, when we feature awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. ...

Christmas Miracle: Anniversary Ring Rescued and Returned After 9 Years in Sewer Line

Christmas Miracle: Anniversary Ring Rescued and Returned After 9 Years in Sewer Line

Paula Stanton will be celebrating her 38th anniversary on December 27 with two diamond anniversary bands, one of which she’s calling her “Christmas miracle.”Nine years ...

Europe’s Most Expensive Christmas Tree Glistens With 2,018 Solid Gold Coins

Europe’s Most Expensive Christmas Tree Glistens With 2,018 Solid Gold Coins

Munich-based gold dealer Pro Aurum recently unveiled Europe’s most expensive Christmas tree, a pyramid-shaped showstopper decorated with 2,018 solid gold coins and topped by a ...

Emirates Airline Sets Twittersphere Ablaze With Post of Diamond-Adorned Plane

Emirates Airline Sets Twittersphere Ablaze With Post of Diamond-Adorned Plane

Emirates Airline, the Dubai-based carrier famous for its opulent in-flight amenities, such as Bulgari skincare and Bowers & Wilkins headphones, set the Twittersphere ablaze last ...

Pinkish-Orange ‘Living Coral’ Is Named Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019

Pinkish-Orange ‘Living Coral’ Is Named Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019

“Living Coral,” a pinkish-orange hue that embraces us with warmth and embodies our desire for playful expression, has been named Pantone’s 2019 Color of the ...

Music Friday: Jason Michael Carroll Pops the Question With a Half-Carat Diamond in ‘Numbers’

Music Friday: Jason Michael Carroll Pops the Question With a Half-Carat Diamond in ‘Numbers’

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

Gemstones Star in New Board Game Featuring Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Gemstones Star in New Board Game Featuring Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Players press their luck as they go mining for seven types of gemstones in a brand new board game featuring Walt Disney’s Snow White and ...

Birthstone Feature: 540 Carats of Persian Turquoise Shine in the Empress Marie-Louise Diadem

Birthstone Feature: 540 Carats of Persian Turquoise Shine in the Empress Marie-Louise Diadem

In honor of turquoise — one of the three official birthstones for December — we shine our spotlight on the Empress Marie-Louise Diadem, a gift ...

NYPD Reunites British Couple With Engagement Ring Lost in Times Square Utility Grate

NYPD Reunites British Couple With Engagement Ring Lost in Times Square Utility Grate

The NYPD used the power of the Twittersphere to reunite a British couple with the engagement ring they accidentally dropped through a utility grate in ...

Rams’ Powerhouse Aaron Donald Celebrates Big Contract With ‘AD/99’ Diamond Pendant

Rams’ Powerhouse Aaron Donald Celebrates Big Contract With ‘AD/99’ Diamond Pendant

Dominating defensive tackle Aaron Donald of the 11-1 Los Angeles Rams signed a record-breaking $135 million deal in August and rewarded himself with a custom ...

Music Friday: Gwen Stefani Forgets to Mention One Little Thing, a Ring, in ‘Santa Baby’

Music Friday: Gwen Stefani Forgets to Mention One Little Thing, a Ring, in ‘Santa Baby’

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

Welcome to ‘Engagement Season’ When Nearly 40% of All Marriage Proposals Take Place

Welcome to ‘Engagement Season’ When Nearly 40% of All Marriage Proposals Take Place

Welcome to “engagement season,” the magical time between Thanksgiving Day and Valentine’s Day when nearly 40% of all marriage proposals take place.According to WeddingWire’s 2018 ...

Supermodel Josephine Skriver Shares Pics of Northern Lights Proposal and Gorgeous Ring

Supermodel Josephine Skriver Shares Pics of Northern Lights Proposal and Gorgeous Ring

Barely two weeks removed from her high-profile appearance at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in New York, supermodel Josephine Skriver got engaged to her singer-songwriter ...

PA ‘Picker’ Pays Pennies for Antique Ring Box and Finds Diamond Treasure Hidden Inside

PA ‘Picker’ Pays Pennies for Antique Ring Box and Finds Diamond Treasure Hidden Inside

Lauren Smith, a self-described “picker,” was following a hunch when she scooped up an antique ring box for pennies at a Goodwill outlet in Reading, ...

Singer Toni Braxton Pleas for the Return of ‘Bonnie,’ Her 10-Carat Canary Diamond Ring

Singer Toni Braxton Pleas for the Return of ‘Bonnie,’ Her 10-Carat Canary Diamond Ring

Singer Toni Braxton is hoping that one of her 2.8 million Instagram followers knows the whereabouts of “Bonnie,” the Grammy-award winner’s $5 million, 10-carat canary ...

Barbara Sinatra’s 20.6-Carat Engagement Ring Tops ‘Lady Blue Eyes’ Collection at Sotheby’s

Barbara Sinatra’s 20.6-Carat Engagement Ring Tops ‘Lady Blue Eyes’ Collection at Sotheby’s

The 20.6-carat emerald-cut diamond ring that Frank Sinatra famously presented to fourth wife, Barbara, in a glass of champagne is the top jewelry item in ...

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree’s New Crown Jewel Sparkles With 3 Million Swarovski Crystals

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree’s New Crown Jewel Sparkles With 3 Million Swarovski Crystals

For the first time since 2004, the world-famous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center has a new crown jewel. Designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, the ...

Marie Antoinette’s Natural Pearl Pendant Crushes Auction Record As It Sells for $36.1 Million

Marie Antoinette’s Natural Pearl Pendant Crushes Auction Record As It Sells for $36.1 Million

A natural pearl pendant that was once owned by Queen Marie Antoinette and smuggled out of France just before her arrest in 1791 fetched $36.1 ...

Music Friday: Vince Gill Proposes With a Pretty Diamond Ring in ‘Like My Daddy Did’

Music Friday: Vince Gill Proposes With a Pretty Diamond Ring in ‘Like My Daddy Did’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you romantic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, 21-time Grammy winner ...

18.96-Carat ‘Pink Legacy’ Sells for $50.3 Million, Sets Auction Record at Christie’s Geneva

18.96-Carat ‘Pink Legacy’ Sells for $50.3 Million, Sets Auction Record at Christie’s Geneva

In the lead-up to yesterday’s highly anticipated auction of the “Pink Legacy,” Christie’s Rahul Kadakia had gone out on a limb and said the 18.96-carat ...

Miners Seek Coveted ‘AO’ Status for Colombian Emeralds, Claim They’re Geographically Unique

Miners Seek Coveted ‘AO’ Status for Colombian Emeralds, Claim They’re Geographically Unique

Colombian miners are seeking to gain coveted “AO” status for their emeralds, widely considered to be the finest in the world. “AO” is shorthand for ...

Graff Unveils First 67 Diamonds Cut From the 1,109-Carat Lesedi La Rona

Graff Unveils First 67 Diamonds Cut From the 1,109-Carat Lesedi La Rona

Sixty-seven diamonds ranging from just under 1 carat to more than 100 carats will be known forever as the legacy of Lesedi La Rona, the ...

All-Diamond Ring Crafted From a Single Rough Gem May Fetch $250,000 at Benefit Auction

All-Diamond Ring Crafted From a Single Rough Gem May Fetch $250,000 at Benefit Auction

An all-diamond ring custom crafted from a single rough gem is expected to fetch up to $250,000 when Sotheby’s offers it for sale December 5 ...

Music Friday: Tommy and Janey Visit a Jeweler in ‘Don’t Love Make a Diamond Shine’

Music Friday: Tommy and Janey Visit a Jeweler in ‘Don’t Love Make a Diamond Shine’

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

$1 Million Dream Angels Fantasy Bra Glitters With 2,100 Diamonds Weighing 71 Carats

$1 Million Dream Angels Fantasy Bra Glitters With 2,100 Diamonds Weighing 71 Carats

It took the designers and artisans at Atelier Swarovski a total of 930 hours to complete the bejeweled 2018 Dream Angels Fantasy Bra, an impressive ...

King Tut’s Breastplate Features a Scarab Carved From Rare Libyan Desert Glass

King Tut’s Breastplate Features a Scarab Carved From Rare Libyan Desert Glass

When British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter entered the intact tomb of King Tutankhamun in 1922, he encountered thousands of luxury objects intended to accompany ...

Rami Malek Reveals on ‘Ellen’ Why He Cast His Freddie Mercury Fake Buck Teeth in Gold

Rami Malek Reveals on ‘Ellen’ Why He Cast His Freddie Mercury Fake Buck Teeth in Gold

Rami Malek, who portrays Freddie Mercury in the newly released Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, pulled off the uncanny resemblance by wearing a mouth apparatus that ...

Young Couple Finds $18K in Diamond Rings Hidden in $2 Thrift Shop Board Game

Young Couple Finds $18K in Diamond Rings Hidden in $2 Thrift Shop Board Game

A young couple visiting Prince Edward Island for the Labour Day weekend thought they struck it rich when a $2 board game purchased at a ...

Music Friday: Don Williams Is in Love With the Girl Who Wears a Diamond Ring

Music Friday: Don Williams Is in Love With the Girl Who Wears a Diamond Ring

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you throwback tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. In 1977, Don Williams ...

Three Minuscule Moon Rocks Expected to Sell for $1 Million at Sotheby’s Auction

Three Minuscule Moon Rocks Expected to Sell for $1 Million at Sotheby’s Auction

Three tiny moon rocks brought to the Earth by Soviet cosmonauts in 1970 are expected to fetch upwards of $1 million when they hit the ...

Gemfields Unveils ‘Inkalamu,’ a 5,655-Carat Zambian Emerald Crystal With Remarkable Color and Clarity

Gemfields Unveils ‘Inkalamu,’ a 5,655-Carat Zambian Emerald Crystal With Remarkable Color and Clarity

On Monday, Gemfields unveiled “Inkalamu,” a 5,655-carat Zambian emerald crystal with remarkable clarity and a perfectly balanced golden green hue. The carat weight is equivalent ...

600 Akoya Cultured Pearls Adorn the $400,000 Tournament of Roses Crown

600 Akoya Cultured Pearls Adorn the $400,000 Tournament of Roses Crown

Adorned with 600 cultured pearls and valued at $400,000, the bejeweled Tournament of Roses crown was placed on the head of 17-year-old Louise Deser Siskel ...

Vancouver Man Spells Out Halloween-Themed Marriage Proposal Using 640 Pumpkins

Vancouver Man Spells Out Halloween-Themed Marriage Proposal Using 640 Pumpkins

Justine Aichelberger and Jesse Seads met at a Halloween party seven years ago, so when the young man was plotting a surprise marriage proposal recently, ...

Music Friday: Learn From Mistakes and ‘Make Them Gold,’ Urges Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry

Music Friday: Learn From Mistakes and ‘Make Them Gold,’ Urges Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you new tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Lauren Mayberry of ...

Artist Trevor Paglen Is About to Launch a ‘Diamond’ the Size of Two School Buses Into Low-Earth Orbit

Artist Trevor Paglen Is About to Launch a ‘Diamond’ the Size of Two School Buses Into Low-Earth Orbit

A diamond-shaped reflective balloon the size of two school buses will be delivered into low-Earth orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in mid-November. Visible ...

Made Famous by Marilyn Monroe, ‘Moon of Baroda’ Diamond to Hit the Auction Block in Hong Kong

Made Famous by Marilyn Monroe, ‘Moon of Baroda’ Diamond to Hit the Auction Block in Hong Kong

Hollywood starlet Marilyn Monroe sang “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” and wore the 24-carat Moon of Baroda diamond while promoting the Howard Hawks film ...

Golden State Warriors Unveil the First-Ever Reversible Championship Rings

Golden State Warriors Unveil the First-Ever Reversible Championship Rings

The Golden State Warriors kicked off a new season with a ring ceremony last Tuesday to commemorate their 2017-18 championship run, and as expected, they’re ...

Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers Return to the Smithsonian After 18-Month Hiatus and Rejuvenating Facelift

Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers Return to the Smithsonian After 18-Month Hiatus and Rejuvenating Facelift

They’re back! The iconic ruby slippers made famous by actress Judy Garland in the landmark 1939 film The Wizard of Oz return to the Smithsonian ...

Marie Antoinette’s Prized Pearls to Be Auctioned at Sotheby’s Geneva on Nov. 14

Marie Antoinette’s Prized Pearls to Be Auctioned at Sotheby’s Geneva on Nov. 14

With a revolution raging in France in March 1791, Queen Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI prepared for their escape. The queen spent an evening ...

NYC’s Central Park Feted as the Most Popular Place in the World to Pop the Question

NYC’s Central Park Feted as the Most Popular Place in the World to Pop the Question

New York City’s Central Park — the verdant oasis of majestic trees, rolling lawns and bass-stocked ponds just steps away from the bustling metropolis — has ...

Greville Emerald Tiara Takes Center Stage at Princess Eugenie’s Royal Wedding

Greville Emerald Tiara Takes Center Stage at Princess Eugenie’s Royal Wedding

As Princess Eugenie exchanged wedding vows with Jack Brooksbank on Friday at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, England, all eyes were on her magnificent ...

Music Friday: Tom Jones Can’t Compete With a Diamond-Gifting Rival in ‘I (Who Have Nothing)’

Music Friday: Tom Jones Can’t Compete With a Diamond-Gifting Rival in ‘I (Who Have Nothing)’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you romantic throwback tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. In Tom Jones’s ...

‘Opal Peacock’ Brooch Showcases One of the Finest Examples of October’s Birthstone

‘Opal Peacock’ Brooch Showcases One of the Finest Examples of October’s Birthstone

Gifted to the Smithsonian in 1977 by legendary jeweler Harry Winston, the “Opal Peacock” brooch showcases a 32-carat black opal sourced from Lightning Ridge, Australia. ...

‘Diavik Stars of the Arctic’ to Headline Rio Tinto’s ‘Specials’ Tender on Oct. 25

‘Diavik Stars of the Arctic’ to Headline Rio Tinto’s ‘Specials’ Tender on Oct. 25

Inspired by the constellations that light up the night sky of Canada’s remote Northwest Territories, “The Diavik Stars of the Arctic” will headline Rio Tinto’s ...

Music Friday: She’s Wearing Michael Jackson’s Promise Ring But Still Chasing Other Boys in ‘The Love You Save’

Music Friday: She’s Wearing Michael Jackson’s Promise Ring But Still Chasing Other Boys in ‘The Love You Save’

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

Washington Capitals’ First-Ever Stanley Cup Ring Glitters With 10.2 Carats of Patriotic Pizzazz

Washington Capitals’ First-Ever Stanley Cup Ring Glitters With 10.2 Carats of Patriotic Pizzazz

Rubies, diamonds and a sapphire boasting a total weight of 10.2 carats add patriotic pizzazz to the Washington Capitals’ 2018 Stanley Cup rings. The handcrafted, ...

6-Year-Old ‘Tiny’ Dutton Finds $10,000 Bridal Set, Teaches Big Lesson About Doing the Right Thing

6-Year-Old ‘Tiny’ Dutton Finds $10,000 Bridal Set, Teaches Big Lesson About Doing the Right Thing

Six-year-old Alyah “Tiny” Dutton was sure the beautiful diamond rings she found in the restroom of Ballantrae Community Park in Dublin, Ohio, belonged to a ...

With a Price Tag of $17 Million, ‘Passion Diamond Shoes’ Are the Most Expensive in the World

With a Price Tag of $17 Million, ‘Passion Diamond Shoes’ Are the Most Expensive in the World

Jada Dubai’s new “Passion Diamond Shoes” — elegant stilettos made from real gold and embellished with two round 15-carat D-flawless diamonds — went on sale ...

71-Year-Old Grandma Unearths 2.63-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

71-Year-Old Grandma Unearths 2.63-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

A 71-year-old grandma from Aurora, Colo., is being credited with finding the largest diamond so far this year at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park ...

Music Friday: Duawne Starling Pens and Performs His Own Wedding Song, ‘With This Ring’

Music Friday: Duawne Starling Pens and Performs His Own Wedding Song, ‘With This Ring’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you inspirational songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, contemporary Christian artist ...

Christie’s Exec Says the Color of the 18.96-Carat ‘Pink Legacy’ Diamond ‘Is As Good As It Gets’

Christie’s Exec Says the Color of the 18.96-Carat ‘Pink Legacy’ Diamond ‘Is As Good As It Gets’

In terms of its saturation and intensity, the color of “The Pink Legacy” is “as good as it gets in a colored diamond,” according to ...

Bravo’s ‘Summer House’ Reality Stars Confirm Engagement With Selfie of 2.5-Carat Diamond Ring

Bravo’s ‘Summer House’ Reality Stars Confirm Engagement With Selfie of 2.5-Carat Diamond Ring

Bravo’s Summer House reality stars Kyle Cooke and Amanda Batula confirmed their engagement on Instagram with a selfie of her gorgeous new ring.Cooke recently popped ...

What Would You Do If You Saw an Engagement Ring Being Swiped at a Nail Salon?

What Would You Do If You Saw an Engagement Ring Being Swiped at a Nail Salon?

In a recent episode of ABC’s What Would You Do?, correspondent John Quinones and his team explored how average individuals might react if they witnessed ...

Vibrant Red ‘Whitney Flame Topaz’ Joins the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection

Vibrant Red ‘Whitney Flame Topaz’ Joins the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection

An extraordinarily rare 48.86-carat vibrant red topaz is the newest member of the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection. The teardrop-shaped gem, which was acquired for the ...

Music Friday: Lauv Wears This Bracelet to Preserve the Memories of a Love That Got Away

Music Friday: Lauv Wears This Bracelet to Preserve the Memories of a Love That Got Away

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fresh songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, 24-year-old Lauv wears ...

5-Carat Fancy Vivid Blue ‘Ai’ (Love) Diamond Could Fetch $15 Million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

5-Carat Fancy Vivid Blue ‘Ai’ (Love) Diamond Could Fetch $15 Million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

A 5-carat fancy vivid blue diamond named “Ai” — the Chinese word for love — will be flirting with a world record when it hits ...

Emmy Winner Proposes During Live Broadcast With a Ring ‘More Valuable Than The Hope Diamond’

Emmy Winner Proposes During Live Broadcast With a Ring ‘More Valuable Than The Hope Diamond’

To director Glenn Weiss, the simple gold wedding band his dad placed on his mom’s finger 67 years ago is “more valuable than The Hope ...

33-Carat Diamond and Platinum Tiara With Ties to Spanish Royalty Comes to Auction at Bonhams

33-Carat Diamond and Platinum Tiara With Ties to Spanish Royalty Comes to Auction at Bonhams

On Wednesday of next week, a very rare and cleverly crafted platinum tiara with ties to Spanish royalty will be offered for sale at Bonhams, ...

Italian Archaeologists Discover Hundreds of Roman Gold Coins Dating Back 1,500 Years

Italian Archaeologists Discover Hundreds of Roman Gold Coins Dating Back 1,500 Years

Archaeologists working in the basement of a demolished theater in Northern Italy recently unearthed a soapstone jar literally bursting with Roman gold coins dating back ...

Music Friday: Jason Mraz Hopes You Win ‘Prizes Shining Like Diamonds’ in ‘Have It All’

Music Friday: Jason Mraz Hopes You Win ‘Prizes Shining Like Diamonds’ in ‘Have It All’

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

Aussie Nickel Miner Hits Golden Mother Lode, Including Two Huge Rocks Worth $5 Million

Aussie Nickel Miner Hits Golden Mother Lode, Including Two Huge Rocks Worth $5 Million

Until last week, RNC Minerals had been running a ho-hum nickel operation at the Beta Hunt Mine in southwestern Australia. But, when a gold vein ...

Empowering Colors, Joyful Hues Dominate Spring/Summer 2019 Palette: Pantone

Empowering Colors, Joyful Hues Dominate Spring/Summer 2019 Palette: Pantone

Empowering colors and joyful hues dominate Pantone’s Fashion Color Trend Report for the Spring/Summer of 2019. According to the Pantone Color Institute’s experts, this new ...

Largest Purplish-Pink Diamond Ever Graded by GIA Headlines Alrosa’s ‘True Colour’ Auction

Largest Purplish-Pink Diamond Ever Graded by GIA Headlines Alrosa’s ‘True Colour’ Auction

The largest fancy deep purplish-pink diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America will headline Alrosa’s first-ever “True Colour” auction of colored polished diamonds. ...

$1.7 Million ‘Discovery’ Coin Pays Tribute to Early Prospectors of Aussie Gold and Diamonds

$1.7 Million ‘Discovery’ Coin Pays Tribute to Early Prospectors of Aussie Gold and Diamonds

Inspired by the “holey dollar,” Australia’s first official currency, The Perth Mint recently unveiled a $1.7 million collector coin that pays tribute to early prospectors ...

Music Friday: Gwen Stefani Compares Boyfriend Blake Shelton to a Sapphire in ‘Rare’

Music Friday: Gwen Stefani Compares Boyfriend Blake Shelton to a Sapphire in ‘Rare’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fresh songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Gwen Stefani compares ...

FBI Recovers Stolen Ruby Slippers; Smithsonian’s Mismatched Pair Finds Its Mates

FBI Recovers Stolen Ruby Slippers; Smithsonian’s Mismatched Pair Finds Its Mates

FBI agents announced Tuesday that they had recovered the pair of Ruby Slippers snatched 13 years ago from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, ...

Prehistoric Amber Lovers Traded the Gem Through a Vast Mediterranean Network, Scientists Claim

Prehistoric Amber Lovers Traded the Gem Through a Vast Mediterranean Network, Scientists Claim

An international team of researchers has uncovered archaeological evidence suggesting that precious amber — the golden-colored translucent gemstone formed from fossilized tree resin — was ...

330-Carat ‘Star of Asia’ Sapphire Is a Phenomenal Example of September’s Official Birthstone

330-Carat ‘Star of Asia’ Sapphire Is a Phenomenal Example of September’s Official Birthstone

Today we shine our spotlight on the 330-carat “Star of Asia,” one of the world’s finest star sapphires and a stunning representation of September’s official ...

Music Friday: ‘Diamonds Are Invincible’ Mega-Mix Celebrates Michael Jackson’s 60th Birthday

Music Friday: ‘Diamonds Are Invincible’ Mega-Mix Celebrates Michael Jackson’s 60th Birthday

Michael Jackson fans from around the world celebrated what would have been the King of Pop’s 60th birthday on Wednesday by bopping to a mega-mix ...

Smithsonian’s ‘Good as Gold’ Exhibit Explores How Senegalese Women Embrace Concept of ‘Sañse’

Smithsonian’s ‘Good as Gold’ Exhibit Explores How Senegalese Women Embrace Concept of ‘Sañse’

Spectacular gold jewelry from the West African nation of Senegal will be the focus of a brand new exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of ...

Deserving Illinois Couple Receives Free Engagement Ring From Jilted Virginian With Big Heart

Deserving Illinois Couple Receives Free Engagement Ring From Jilted Virginian With Big Heart

A Virginia man who had purchased a diamond engagement ring but was jilted before popping the question turned his heartbreak into hope by awarding the ...

Immortalize Your Love Story and Name Your Gem at the Online Museum of Diamonds

Immortalize Your Love Story and Name Your Gem at the Online Museum of Diamonds

The online Museum of Diamonds — a website dedicated to showcasing famous gems, such as the Hope, the Regent and the Kohinoor — is encouraging ...

Double Proposal Affirms Disneyland Is the Happiest — and Most Romantic — Place on Earth

Double Proposal Affirms Disneyland Is the Happiest — and Most Romantic — Place on Earth

Jesse Tober and Kasey Donovan starred in their own fairytale last Monday when they popped the question simultaneously in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at ...

Music Friday: Mick Jagger Sings About a High-Society Girl’s Diamonds in 1965’s ‘Play With Fire’

Music Friday: Mick Jagger Sings About a High-Society Girl’s Diamonds in 1965’s ‘Play With Fire’

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

Fine Feathered Friend Assists With Marriage Proposal at Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Fine Feathered Friend Assists With Marriage Proposal at Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Utah resident Laura Forsling is one of the few people on the planet who can say that her marriage proposal was delivered by an African ...

Did You Know That Spinel Is an Official Birthstone for the Month of August?

Did You Know That Spinel Is an Official Birthstone for the Month of August?

The modern birthstone list has been amended only three times in the past 106 years, so when the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) and Jewelers ...

12th 100-Plus-Carat Diamond of 2018 Establishes New Record for Letšeng Mine in Lesotho

12th 100-Plus-Carat Diamond of 2018 Establishes New Record for Letšeng Mine in Lesotho

Back in January, Gem Diamonds announced the discovery of a gem-quality, 910-carat diamond at its Letšeng Mine. The D-color, Type IIa stone — which was ...

Music Friday Tribute: Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin 'Wouldn't Mind a Little Diamond Ring'

Music Friday Tribute: Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin 'Wouldn't Mind a Little Diamond Ring'

In 1964, a 22-year-old Aretha Franklin declared in a song called "One Room Paradise" that she didn't need to live in a castle or be ...

Giddy Rob Gronkowski Dishes About His Brand New Diamond Chain: 'I Love This Puppy'

Giddy Rob Gronkowski Dishes About His Brand New Diamond Chain: 'I Love This Puppy'

Despite being one of the highest-paid players in the NFL, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he lives an "easy" and "normal" life. ...

San Diego City Workers Help Couple Rescue $30K Diamond Ring From Landfill — in 4 Minutes

San Diego City Workers Help Couple Rescue $30K Diamond Ring From Landfill — in 4 Minutes

San Diego city workers helped a couple rescue an accidentally trashed $30,000 engagement ring from the Miramar Landfill — and the whole operation took just ...

Wildfire Reduces His Family's Home to Rubble, But His Grandma's Ring Rises From the Ashes

Wildfire Reduces His Family's Home to Rubble, But His Grandma's Ring Rises From the Ashes

With their family's home reduced to ashes in the aftermath of the deadly Carr wildfire, Jerry Ogle and his dad returned to their property off ...

This Is How Fashionable Jerusalemites Were Accessorizing 2,200 Years Ago

This Is How Fashionable Jerusalemites Were Accessorizing 2,200 Years Ago

A team of archeologists from Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority unearthed an elaborately worked 2,200-year-old golden earring bearing the likeness of a ...

Music Friday: Kids of the 'One Voice' Choir Inspire Their Peers to 'Shine Bright Like a Diamond'

Music Friday: Kids of the 'One Voice' Choir Inspire Their Peers to 'Shine Bright Like a Diamond'

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

Flushed Engagement Ring Saved From 'The Abyss' by High-Tech Plumbing Crew in Memphis

Flushed Engagement Ring Saved From 'The Abyss' by High-Tech Plumbing Crew in Memphis

A Memphis plumbing crew required a high-tech camera and a little bit of luck to successfully rescue a diamond engagement ring that a bride-to-be accidentally ...

Pitcher Joe Kelly Finds Tony LaRussa's World Series Ring in His Glove, Demands $1 Trillion Ransom

Pitcher Joe Kelly Finds Tony LaRussa's World Series Ring in His Glove, Demands $1 Trillion Ransom

Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly said it was one of the "funniest, coolest and randomest" baseball stories he's ever been part of. It all went down ...

New Study: Blue Diamonds Form 400 Miles Below the Surface, Far Deeper Than All Others

New Study: Blue Diamonds Form 400 Miles Below the Surface, Far Deeper Than All Others

By studying minute inclusions trapped within blue diamonds, scientists have been able to determine that their origin is far deeper in the Earth than other ...

Music Friday: Her Thai Nickname Means 'Pink Sapphire,' But Jannine Is Singing About 'Diamonds'

Music Friday: Her Thai Nickname Means 'Pink Sapphire,' But Jannine Is Singing About 'Diamonds'

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

Sotheby's Introduces 'The Midas Touch,' Its First-Ever Auction Dedicated Entirely to Gold

Sotheby's Introduces 'The Midas Touch,' Its First-Ever Auction Dedicated Entirely to Gold

This October, Sotheby's London will host its first-ever auction dedicated entirely to gold. Titled "The Midas Touch," the sale will feature unusual golden artifacts cherry-picked ...

Mined in Ancient Times on the Island of Topazios, Peridot Was Originally Called 'Topazion'

Mined in Ancient Times on the Island of Topazios, Peridot Was Originally Called 'Topazion'

Here's a fun piece of trivia regarding peridot, August's popular yellowish-green birthstone. According to the Smithsonian, peridot was first discovered on the Egyptian island of ...

Brooke Shields Reveals How Her Deceased Dad's Signet Ring Comforted Her During Childbirth

Brooke Shields Reveals How Her Deceased Dad's Signet Ring Comforted Her During Childbirth

Actress Brooke Shields told InStyle magazine how she made a secret pact with a delivery-room nurse so she could wear her father's signet ring — ...

This Romantic Marriage Proposal Came With a Diamond Engagement Ring and Side of Guac

This Romantic Marriage Proposal Came With a Diamond Engagement Ring and Side of Guac

We love to write about off-beat marriage proposals — especially when they're related to food. For example, in February, we detailed a tasty McNugget proposal ...

Music Friday: His Eye Is on a Diamond Bracelet, But This Suitor 'Can't Give You Anything But Love'

Music Friday: His Eye Is on a Diamond Bracelet, But This Suitor 'Can't Give You Anything But Love'

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you nostalgic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today's tune, "I Can't ...

2,500-Year-Old Gilded Mask With Gemstone-Inlaid Eyes Discovered at Egyptian Burial Ground

2,500-Year-Old Gilded Mask With Gemstone-Inlaid Eyes Discovered at Egyptian Burial Ground

An Egyptian funeral mask crafted of gilded silver and dating back to 664-404 BCE is being called a "sensation" by archaeologists at Germany's University of ...

Study: Partner's Attractiveness Affects Engagement Ring Expectations for Men and Women

Study: Partner's Attractiveness Affects Engagement Ring Expectations for Men and Women

Men are willing to purchase more showy, expensive diamond engagement rings for women they perceive as being highly attractive, according to a study conducted at ...

New Engagement Ring Is the Last Thing Katherine McPhee Showed Her Dad Before He Passed

New Engagement Ring Is the Last Thing Katherine McPhee Showed Her Dad Before He Passed

In a message to her 489,000 Instagram followers, American Idol alum Katherine McPhee posted a selfie of her new engagement ring along with an emotional ...

'Jewelry: The Body Transformed' Opens at The MET in NYC on November 12

'Jewelry: The Body Transformed' Opens at The MET in NYC on November 12

Visitors to the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City this fall will be treated to a dazzling display of 230 precious adornments ...

Music Friday: Country Legend Alan Jackson Sings, 'True Love Is a Golden Ring'

Music Friday: Country Legend Alan Jackson Sings, 'True Love Is a Golden Ring'

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

Emily Ratajkowski Replaces Paper Clip Engagement Ring With Double-Stone Stunner

Emily Ratajkowski Replaces Paper Clip Engagement Ring With Double-Stone Stunner

Back in April, model and actress Emily Ratajkowski famously told The Tonight Show's audience how she accepted a paper clip engagement ring from beau Sebastian ...

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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