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Music Friday: Sir Elton John Sings, ‘It’s Like Trying to Find Gold in a Silver Mine’

Music Friday: Sir Elton John Sings, ‘It’s Like Trying to Find Gold in a Silver Mine’

Welcome to Music Friday, when we spotlight songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Sir Elton John trades his ...

Maine Mineral & Gem Museum Celebrates 50th Anniversary of ‘The Big Find’

Maine Mineral & Gem Museum Celebrates 50th Anniversary of ‘The Big Find’

Exactly 50 years ago, four men exploring an abandoned mine near the top of Plumbago Mountain in Newry, ME, “just happened upon” one of the ...

British Crown Jewels Play Prominent Roles in Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral

British Crown Jewels Play Prominent Roles in Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral

Three bejeweled treasures — The Imperial State Crown, the Sovereign’s Sceptre and the Sovereign’s Orb — played prominent roles during the State Funeral for Queen ...

Egyptian Archaeologists Unearth Hundreds of Coins Just Behind the Temple of Esna

Egyptian Archaeologists Unearth Hundreds of Coins Just Behind the Temple of Esna

Perched on the west bank of the Nile river, just 55km south of Luxor, the 2,000-year-old Temple of Esna continues to dazzle visitors with a ...

Frequent Visitor to Crater of Diamonds State Park Scores Milestone 35,000th Find

Frequent Visitor to Crater of Diamonds State Park Scores Milestone 35,000th Find

Living just 30 miles from Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, AR, has its perks — especially if you’re an amateur treasure hunter. Over ...

Music Friday: Jilted Lover’s ‘Coral Castle’ Inspires Billy Idol’s ‘Sweet Sixteen’

Music Friday: Jilted Lover’s ‘Coral Castle’ Inspires Billy Idol’s ‘Sweet Sixteen’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you outstanding songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, British rocker Billy ...

Fura Gems Unveils 101-Carat Gem-Quality Ruby, a ‘Once in a Century’ Discovery

Fura Gems Unveils 101-Carat Gem-Quality Ruby, a ‘Once in a Century’ Discovery

Fura Gems just unveiled “Estrela de Fura,” a rough 101-carat, gem-quality ruby that’s being described as a “once in a century” discovery. The company’s chief ...

Born of a Cosmic Collision, Lonsdaleite Is Harder Than Any Material Found on Earth

Born of a Cosmic Collision, Lonsdaleite Is Harder Than Any Material Found on Earth

Lonsdaleite, a mysterious hexagonal form of diamond that’s even harder than the common cubic variety, is likely the result of a catastrophic collision between a ...

Bended-Knee Proposals Can Trace Their Origins to the Knights of the Middle Ages

Bended-Knee Proposals Can Trace Their Origins to the Knights of the Middle Ages

There are few things more “Awww” inspiring than witnessing the exact moment when couples young and old commit their lives to each other. And nearly ...

Queen Elizabeth II Amassed a Huge Jewelry Collection, But Pearls Were Always #1

Queen Elizabeth II Amassed a Huge Jewelry Collection, But Pearls Were Always #1

Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 96, was famous for her dazzling collection of regal jewels. Britain’s longest-reigning monarch ...

Music Friday: Jon Bon Jovi’s Girlfriend Shines Like a New Diamond in ‘Summertime’

Music Friday: Jon Bon Jovi’s Girlfriend Shines Like a New Diamond in ‘Summertime’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you sensational songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, we’re going to ...

Modern Alchemy: German Researchers Turn Ordinary Plastic Into Diamonds

Modern Alchemy: German Researchers Turn Ordinary Plastic Into Diamonds

In the spirit of the ancient alchemists who spent countless hours attempting to transmute cheap metals into gold, scientists from Germany’s HZDR research lab recently ...