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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 — ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds Lie Unreachable 100 Miles Below the Earth's Surface, Study Suggests

Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds Lie Unreachable 100 Miles Below the Earth's Surface, Study Suggests

A quadrillion tons of diamonds lie 100 miles below the earth's surface, spread across vast rock formations called "cratons," according to a study published by ...

Experts Say We've Reached 'Peak Gold' as New Deposits Become Harder and Harder to Find

Experts Say We've Reached 'Peak Gold' as New Deposits Become Harder and Harder to Find

Precious-metals experts are claiming that the world is at "peak gold," the critical point when the amount of gold mined out of the earth will ...

3.14-Carat Vivid Purplish-Pink Diamond to Headline Argyle's Annual Tender

3.14-Carat Vivid Purplish-Pink Diamond to Headline Argyle's Annual Tender

A 3.14-carat purplish pink diamond known as "The Argyle Alpha" headlines the 2018 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender – an annual showcase of the rarest pink, ...

Music Friday: Exactly 50 Years Ago, Desmond of 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' Bought a 20-Carat Golden Ring

Music Friday: Exactly 50 Years Ago, Desmond of 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' Bought a 20-Carat Golden Ring

Exactly 50 years ago this week, Paul McCartney and the Beatles were in a London recording studio bickering about "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da," a song from the ...

Man Ridiculed for Eating Kit Kat the 'Wrong' Way Proposes With a Kit Kat-Shaped Ring Box

Man Ridiculed for Eating Kit Kat the 'Wrong' Way Proposes With a Kit Kat-Shaped Ring Box

A Washington, D.C., man who was widely ridiculed on social media for eating a Kit Kat bar the "wrong" way got the last laugh when ...

Here's Compelling Evidence That Mother Nature May Be a World Cup Soccer Fan

Here's Compelling Evidence That Mother Nature May Be a World Cup Soccer Fan

We've all witnessed how Mother Nature works in mysterious ways, but who knew she was a World Cup soccer fan? Just three days prior to ...

Man Proposes to His Wife — Again — After Finding Bridal Jewelry in Ashes of Destroyed Home

Man Proposes to His Wife — Again — After Finding Bridal Jewelry in Ashes of Destroyed Home

A California man turned a horrific scene into something beautiful Sunday when he found his wife's bridal jewelry amidst the charred rubble of their devastated ...

Adventurer Josh Gates Hunts for Ruby Slippers Stolen From Judy Garland Museum

Adventurer Josh Gates Hunts for Ruby Slippers Stolen From Judy Garland Museum

Adventurer Josh Gates investigates the 2005 theft of one of the most iconic pieces of Hollywood memorabilia of all time — the ruby slippers worn ...

Music Friday: Elton John Suffers From a Broken Heart in 2001's 'Dark Diamond'

Music Friday: Elton John Suffers From a Broken Heart in 2001's 'Dark Diamond'

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Elton John sings ...

'Lotus Ring' Smashes Guinness World Record for the Most Diamonds Set in a Ring

'Lotus Ring' Smashes Guinness World Record for the Most Diamonds Set in a Ring

The "Lotus Ring" has just smashed the Guinness World Record for the most diamonds set in a single ring. By employing an ingenious design featuring ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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