Blog

20.08-Carat Blue Diamond From Celebrated Cullinan Mine Sells for $14.9 Million

20.08-Carat Blue Diamond From Celebrated Cullinan Mine Sells for $14.9 Million

The exceptional 20.08-carat blue diamond recovered in September from the celebrated Cullinan Mine in South Africa was sold last week for $14.9 million, or $742,000 ...

7-Carat Fancy Deep Blue Diamond Ring Earns Top-Lot Status at Christie’s Geneva

7-Carat Fancy Deep Blue Diamond Ring Earns Top-Lot Status at Christie’s Geneva

With a hammer price of $11.6 million, a spectacular 7.03-carat fancy deep blue diamond ring earned top-lot status at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva ...

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

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

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

This Gigantic, New Confection Features 3,500 Carats of Faceted Bling

This Gigantic, New Confection Features 3,500 Carats of Faceted Bling

Perfectly timed to coincide with the start of the “engagement season,” the Bazooka candy company has introduced a gigantic version of its popular Ring Pop, ...

Birthstone Feature: At 19,747 Carats, This Gem Is the Smithsonian’s Largest Faceted Citrine

Birthstone Feature: At 19,747 Carats, This Gem Is the Smithsonian’s Largest Faceted Citrine

As one of the two official birthstones for the month of November, citrine is the sun-kissed member of the quartz family of gemstones, with colors ...

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

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

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

Despite Losing Nearly Everything in a Wildfire, This Californian Still Feels ‘So Blessed’

Despite Losing Nearly Everything in a Wildfire, This Californian Still Feels ‘So Blessed’

Patty Shales lost her home and nearly all her possessions in a brutal wildfire that swept through her Brentwood, Calif., neighborhood last week. Yet, despite ...

Study: Couples Leave Little to Chance When Choosing Engagement Rings

Study: Couples Leave Little to Chance When Choosing Engagement Rings

Couples are leaving very little to chance when it comes to choosing engagement rings, according to The Knot’s 2019 Jewelry and Engagement Study, which synthesized ...

Growing Purchasing Power of Women Drives De Beers’ 2019 Marketing Strategy

Growing Purchasing Power of Women Drives De Beers’ 2019 Marketing Strategy

The demand for diamond jewelry in the U.S. rose 5% in 2018 to $36 billion, representing slightly less than half of worldwide sales for that ...

Did Neanderthals Share Eagle-Talon Styling With Homo Sapiens 40,000 Years Ago?

Did Neanderthals Share Eagle-Talon Styling With Homo Sapiens 40,000 Years Ago?

Researchers exploring an ancient cave in Spain have found what they believe is “the last necklace made by the Neanderthals.” The carved eagle talon was ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 into ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 super-rare ...

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 gemstones. 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 ...

'I Avoca-Do': Believe It or Not, Avocado Ring Boxes Are Now a Thing

'I Avoca-Do': Believe It or Not, Avocado Ring Boxes Are Now a Thing

The avocado is arguably the most versatile fruit in the world. It can be used in soups, drinks, salads, dips, ice cream — and if ...

Neighbors Pool Their Plumbing Skills to Rescue Engagement Ring That Was Flushed Down Toilet

Neighbors Pool Their Plumbing Skills to Rescue Engagement Ring That Was Flushed Down Toilet

Resourceful neighbors in the community of Alamo, Calif., pooled their limited plumbing skills to reunite a future bride with the $10,000 diamond engagement ring she ...

Seeing Double: 'Twinfinity' Rings Star in a Proposal Story That Packs Twice the Romance

Seeing Double: 'Twinfinity' Rings Star in a Proposal Story That Packs Twice the Romance

Identical twins Brittany and Briana Deane shouted "Yes" as identical twins Josh and Jeremy Salyers popped the question at Twin Lakes State Park in Virginia ...

Olympic Athletes Are Linked to Diamonds in a Series of Ads Airing During the Winter Games

Olympic Athletes Are Linked to Diamonds in a Series of Ads Airing During the Winter Games

Olympic athletes are visually and emotionally linked to diamonds in a trio of compelling ads now airing during the coverage of the 2018 Winter Games ...

Music Friday: 'We Were Golden' Are the First Words to Kelsea Ballerini's Country Hit, 'Legends'

Music Friday: 'We Were Golden' Are the First Words to Kelsea Ballerini's Country Hit, 'Legends'

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

Rolls-Royce Names Its First SUV After the Legendary 3,106.75-Carat Cullinan Diamond

Rolls-Royce Names Its First SUV After the Legendary 3,106.75-Carat Cullinan Diamond

Inspired by the majestic characteristics of the largest gem-quality diamond ever mined, Rolls-Royce announced Tuesday that its first-ever all-terrain SUV will be called "Cullinan" — ...

Hand Set With 89 Pink Diamonds, 'The Jewelled Phoenix' Is a Coin Like No Other

Hand Set With 89 Pink Diamonds, 'The Jewelled Phoenix' Is a Coin Like No Other

"The Jewelled Phoenix," a remarkable three-dimensional gold coin hand set with 89 ultra-rare pink diamonds, was unveiled last week by mining company Rio Tinto and ...

For Sale: 102.34-Carat D-Flawless Diamond Is Largest Round Brilliant in the World

For Sale: 102.34-Carat D-Flawless Diamond Is Largest Round Brilliant in the World

Sotheby's London Salon is offering for sale the world's largest D-flawless round brilliant-cut diamond. At 102.34 carats, the impeccable stone is being hailed as the ...

McDonald's Celebrates Big Mac's 50th and Valentine's Day With a 'Bling Mac Ring' Contest

McDonald's Celebrates Big Mac's 50th and Valentine's Day With a 'Bling Mac Ring' Contest

A seven-tier stackable ring that uses champagne-colored diamonds to represent all-beef patties, tsavorites to depict the lettuce and pickles, and orange sapphires to illustrate the ...

Music Friday: Get Into the Olympic Spirit With a Go-for-the-Gold Theme Song, 'Reach Out'

Music Friday: Get Into the Olympic Spirit With a Go-for-the-Gold Theme Song, 'Reach Out'

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals (in this case, medals) in the title or lyrics. ...

'Maddie and I Both Got Us a Ring,' Exclaims Newly Engaged Eagles QB Carson Wentz

'Maddie and I Both Got Us a Ring,' Exclaims Newly Engaged Eagles QB Carson Wentz

Just two days removed from his team's stunning Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz announced his engagement to ...

Your Next Smartphone May Have a Diamond Screen That's 'Virtually Unbreakable'

Your Next Smartphone May Have a Diamond Screen That's 'Virtually Unbreakable'

An Illinois-based technology company is testing a diamond smartphone screen that it claims is six times stronger, 10 times harder and runs 800 times cooler ...

New Mexico Woman Finds Diamond Ring in Tub of Vicks VapoRub

New Mexico Woman Finds Diamond Ring in Tub of Vicks VapoRub

We'd hardly be surprised to find a prize mixed into a Cracker Jack box or a fun toy buried in a specially marked package of ...

NRF Survey: Jewelry Tops List of 2018 Valentine's Day Gifts; Category Grows 9.3%

NRF Survey: Jewelry Tops List of 2018 Valentine's Day Gifts; Category Grows 9.3%

For the second year in a row, jewelry tops the list of Valentine's Day gifts, according to an annual survey released by the National Retail ...

Music Friday: John Denver Is 'Leaving on a Jet Plane,' But Promises to Return With a Wedding Ring

Music Friday: John Denver Is 'Leaving on a Jet Plane,' But Promises to Return With a Wedding Ring

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you throwback songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, 1970s icon John ...

This 10-Carat Gem-Quality Amethyst Was Mined by Hand in Four Peaks, Arizona

This 10-Carat Gem-Quality Amethyst Was Mined by Hand in Four Peaks, Arizona

While most gem-quality amethyst is currently mined in Brazil and Uruguay, this beautiful 10-carat specimen is American through and through. It was discovered eight years ...

If Patriots Capture Their Sixth Super Bowl on Sunday, Expect the Championship Rings to Be Huge

If Patriots Capture Their Sixth Super Bowl on Sunday, Expect the Championship Rings to Be Huge

If quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots win their sixth Super Bowl this Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., expect their ...

Los Angeles Man Is Reunited With Heirloom Engagement Ring in an Unlikely Twist of Fate

Los Angeles Man Is Reunited With Heirloom Engagement Ring in an Unlikely Twist of Fate

A Los Angeles man is thanking an honest neighbor, a road not taken and divine intervention for the return of an heirloom engagement ring that ...

UK Airport's 'Secret Code' Allows You to Slip a Surprise Engagement Ring Through Security

UK Airport's 'Secret Code' Allows You to Slip a Surprise Engagement Ring Through Security

What could be more disheartening than having a surprise marriage proposal scuttled by airport security during a routine bag search? Acting on this problem, a ...

Music Friday: Neil Diamond Retires Due to Parkinson's Diagnosis; Ride Has Been 'So Good, So Good, So Good’

Music Friday: Neil Diamond Retires Due to Parkinson's Diagnosis; Ride Has Been 'So Good, So Good, So Good’

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

Gem-Related Baby Names Symbolize Peace, Passion, Power and Much, Much More

Gem-Related Baby Names Symbolize Peace, Passion, Power and Much, Much More

In 2016, the most popular baby names in the U.S. were Emma, Olivia and Ava for girls, and Noah, Liam and William for boys. With ...

Princess Eugenie's Engagement Announcement Sparks the Question, 'What's a Padparadscha?'

Princess Eugenie's Engagement Announcement Sparks the Question, 'What's a Padparadscha?'

Princess Eugenie's official engagement announcement on Monday has the world asking, "What's a padparadscha?"You see, the 27-year-old granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II received an oval ...

Farmer’s Lost Wedding Ring Recovered on Dirt Road 45 Years Later

Farmer’s Lost Wedding Ring Recovered on Dirt Road 45 Years Later

A Saskatchewan man was reunited with his long-lost wedding ring after it flew off his finger while driving down a dirt road in a small ...

Music Friday: Shirley Bassey Nearly Passed Out Holding the Climactic Final Note of 'Goldfinger'

Music Friday: Shirley Bassey Nearly Passed Out Holding the Climactic Final Note of 'Goldfinger'

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

$300,000 Diamond and Sapphire Pumps Entice the Well 'Heeled' Women of Dubai

$300,000 Diamond and Sapphire Pumps Entice the Well 'Heeled' Women of Dubai

A new collection of gem-spangled footwear has the well "heeled" women of Dubai — and the world over — buzzing with excitement.Inspired by iconic royal ...

Tiny African Kingdom of Lesotho Yields 910-Carat, Gem-Quality Diamond; Ranks as 5th Largest Ever

Tiny African Kingdom of Lesotho Yields 910-Carat, Gem-Quality Diamond; Ranks as 5th Largest Ever

The prolific Letšeng mine in the tiny southern Africa kingdom of Lesotho has produced another mammoth gem-quality diamond. Weighing 910 carats, the D-color, Type IIa ...

8-Year-Old Finds Lost Engagement Ring in Parking Lot; His Mom Uses Social Media to Identify Owner

8-Year-Old Finds Lost Engagement Ring in Parking Lot; His Mom Uses Social Media to Identify Owner

The community of Cedar Park, Texas, is singing the praises of 8-year-old Hudson Komendera, who not only spotted a lost engagement ring in a parking ...

British Crown Jewels Were Hidden From Nazis in a Biscuit Tin, BBC Documentary Reveals

British Crown Jewels Were Hidden From Nazis in a Biscuit Tin, BBC Documentary Reveals

Priceless gems from the British Crown Jewels were hidden from the Nazis in a biscuit tin and buried underground at Windsor Castle during World War ...

Kingston Fine Jewelry