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Music Friday: Marty Raybon Tells the Story of a Young Couple’s ‘Cracker Jack Diamond’

Music Friday: Marty Raybon Tells the Story of a Young Couple’s ‘Cracker Jack Diamond’

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 ...

Icelandic Hotel Offers One Free Night to Ladies Who ‘Take the Lead’ on Leap Day

Icelandic Hotel Offers One Free Night to Ladies Who ‘Take the Lead’ on Leap Day

Ladies planning to pop the question on Leap Day, February 29, may want to check out this tempting offer from Iceland’s Hotel Rangá, a luxury ...

Soft Drink Giant Is Giving Away an Engagement Diamond Lab-Grown From Crystal Pepsi

Soft Drink Giant Is Giving Away an Engagement Diamond Lab-Grown From Crystal Pepsi

The 1.53-carat diamond at the center of Pepsi’s Engagement Ring Giveaway was formed in a lab with carbon derived from its short-lived spinoff, Crystal Pepsi.Soft-drink ...

Air Force Pilot Launches Ring 17 Miles Into Space as Part of Stellar Marriage Proposal

Air Force Pilot Launches Ring 17 Miles Into Space as Part of Stellar Marriage Proposal

A U.S. Air Force pilot attached an engagement ring to a weather balloon and sent it 17 miles into space as part of a spectacular ...

172-Carat Parallelogram-Shaped Amethyst With ‘Staircase Cut’ Resides at Smithsonian

172-Carat Parallelogram-Shaped Amethyst With ‘Staircase Cut’ Resides at Smithsonian

One of the world’s most unusual examples of February’s birthstone is this 172.23-carat parallelogram-shaped amethyst that boasts a fancy “staircase cut” on the pavilion. (That’s ...

Music Friday: Nissan Ad Boosts Exposure of ‘Gold,’ Andreya Triana’s 2015 Release

Music Friday: Nissan Ad Boosts Exposure of ‘Gold,’ Andreya Triana’s 2015 Release

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Andreya Triana’s 2015 ...

Black Diamonds Are the Toughest, Says Pop Diva Janet Jackson, and She’s Right

Black Diamonds Are the Toughest, Says Pop Diva Janet Jackson, and She’s Right

Black diamonds have been top of mind this week because Janet Jackson announced on Monday that both her newest studio album and upcoming world tour ...

Fancy Pink Diamonds Soar 116% in Value Over Past Decade, Says Research Group

Fancy Pink Diamonds Soar 116% in Value Over Past Decade, Says Research Group

Fancy pink diamonds soared 116% in value over the past decade, outpacing blues (81%) and yellows (21%), according to a report by the Fancy Color ...

World’s Youngest Billionaire Kylie Jenner Mulls Her Next Profession: ‘Diamond Finder’

World’s Youngest Billionaire Kylie Jenner Mulls Her Next Profession: ‘Diamond Finder’

A number of celebrity websites have been revisiting a memorable 2011 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians — the one where a 14-year-old Kylie ...

Lucara Adds 549-Carat White Diamond to Its Growing List of Massive Finds

Lucara Adds 549-Carat White Diamond to Its Growing List of Massive Finds

Lucara Diamond Corp. just recovered a 549-carat unbroken white diamond of “exceptional purity” from its Karowe Mine in Botswana — a mine that has earned ...

Music Friday: Joan Baez Recounts a Call From Bob Dylan in 1975’s ‘Diamonds & Rust’

Music Friday: Joan Baez Recounts a Call From Bob Dylan in 1975’s ‘Diamonds & Rust’

Welcome to Music Friday when we feature classic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, folk music legend Joan ...

Get Your Rings Ready for Valentine’s Day, the 2nd-Most-Popular Time to Pop the Question

Get Your Rings Ready for Valentine’s Day, the 2nd-Most-Popular Time to Pop the Question

Suitors from coast to coast are breathlessly anticipating Valentine’s Day, the calendar’s second-most-popular time to pop the question. Only Christmas Day sees more proposals, according ...

Domino’s Is Giving Away a Pizza-Slice Engagement Ring Topped With Diamonds and Rubies

Domino’s Is Giving Away a Pizza-Slice Engagement Ring Topped With Diamonds and Rubies

Pizza lovers looking to pop the question this Valentine’s Day have an opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind, pizza-slice engagement ring topped with bubbly diamond “cheese” ...

Valentine’s Day Jewelry Purchases Expected to Surge 48.7% in 2020, Says NRF Survey

Valentine’s Day Jewelry Purchases Expected to Surge 48.7% in 2020, Says NRF Survey

Upbeat consumers are expected to set a record for Valentine’s Day spending this year, with jewelry-related purchases surging an astonishing 48.7%, according to a survey ...

Original Concept for the NFL’s Vince Lombardi Trophy Was Sketched on a Napkin in 1966

Original Concept for the NFL’s Vince Lombardi Trophy Was Sketched on a Napkin in 1966

When Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes raised the Vince Lombardi Trophy above his head after last night’s 31-20 defeat of the San Francisco 49ers ...

Music Friday: Kylie Minogue ‘Shines On and On and On’ in 2007’s ‘White Diamond’

Music Friday: Kylie Minogue ‘Shines On and On and On’ in 2007’s ‘White Diamond’

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

Can Your Favorite Gemstone Scratch the Screen of an iPhone 11? You Betcha

Can Your Favorite Gemstone Scratch the Screen of an iPhone 11? You Betcha

While the screen of a new iPhone 11 does a fine job resisting scratches from keys, coins and even razor blades, it would hardly stand ...

Newly Released Gold Coin Is So Small It Comes With Magnifying Lenses and a Light

Newly Released Gold Coin Is So Small It Comes With Magnifying Lenses and a Light

Reflecting its efforts to push boundaries, stretch the limits of technology and achieve something unique, Swissmint issued a gold coin so small that neither image ...

Swarovski Introduces Fun, Candy-Colored Collection of Lab-Grown Diamonds

Swarovski Introduces Fun, Candy-Colored Collection of Lab-Grown Diamonds

In a black velvet booth at the Ritz in Paris, Swarovski unveiled a fun and colorful collection of lab-grown diamonds, each with a fashionable name ...

Music Friday: Mumford & Sons’ Frontman Paints His Spirit Gold in 2012’s ‘I Will Wait’

Music Friday: Mumford & Sons’ Frontman Paints His Spirit Gold in 2012’s ‘I Will Wait’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you blockbuster songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Mumford & Sons’ ...

One of These Teams Will Finally See Some New Super Bowl Bling After Long Drought

One of These Teams Will Finally See Some New Super Bowl Bling After Long Drought

When Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs match up against Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV on February 2 ...

‘The Jewelled Tiger’ Is Immortalized in Pink Diamonds on The Perth Mint’s 3D Coin

‘The Jewelled Tiger’ Is Immortalized in Pink Diamonds on The Perth Mint’s 3D Coin

Crafted in 18-karat rose gold and pavé set with 3 carats of extraordinarily rare Argyle pink diamonds, “The Jewelled Tiger” strikes a menacing pose on ...

Israeli Archaeologists Unearth Potter’s ‘Piggy Bank’ Filled With 1,200-Year-Old Gold Coins

Israeli Archaeologists Unearth Potter’s ‘Piggy Bank’ Filled With 1,200-Year-Old Gold Coins

Archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority have unearthed a clay juglet filled with seven gold coins dating back 1,200 years. The find was made near ...

Louis Vuitton Buys Historic 1,758-Carat ‘Sewelô’ Diamond From Lucara Diamond Corp.

Louis Vuitton Buys Historic 1,758-Carat ‘Sewelô’ Diamond From Lucara Diamond Corp.

French luxury brand Louis Vuitton has purchased the historic 1,758-carat Sewelô diamond from Lucara in a deal that allows the mining company to retain a ...

Music Friday: Billie Marten Loves When You Give Her Things, Especially Wedding Rings

Music Friday: Billie Marten Loves When You Give Her Things, Especially Wedding Rings

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you wonderful songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, British songstress Billie ...

St. Louis Blues Mascot Earns First-Ever Stanley ‘Pup’ Championship Collar

St. Louis Blues Mascot Earns First-Ever Stanley ‘Pup’ Championship Collar

Barclay, the adorable four-legged mascot of the St. Louis Blues, recently received a Stanley “Pup” Championship collar — complete with the team’s famous Blue Note ...

Role Reversal: Will Single Ladies Propose to Their Guys on Leap Day, Feb. 29?

Role Reversal: Will Single Ladies Propose to Their Guys on Leap Day, Feb. 29?

For more than 1,500 years, February 29 has been reserved for single ladies who have waited far too long for their guys to pop the ...

Swiss Researchers Invent Lightweight 18-Karat Gold That’s Mixed With Plastic

Swiss Researchers Invent Lightweight 18-Karat Gold That’s Mixed With Plastic

Swiss researchers just unveiled a new type of 18-karat gold that’s made from 75% gold and 25% plastic, yielding super-lightweight, malleable material that weighs just ...

Fairytale Proposal: Animated Couple Star as the Prince and Princess in ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Fairytale Proposal: Animated Couple Star as the Prince and Princess in ‘Sleeping Beauty’

A romantic Massachusetts man worked with an illustrator for six months to pull off an epic, fairytale marriage proposal that has gone viral on social ...

Music Friday: Tim McGraw Sings About a Breakup in ‘Diamond Rings and Old Barstools’

Music Friday: Tim McGraw Sings About a Breakup in ‘Diamond Rings and Old Barstools’

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

Diamond That Survived the Holocaust and Two World Wars Is Rescued in Manhattan

Diamond That Survived the Holocaust and Two World Wars Is Rescued in Manhattan

A New York newlywed said she was horrified when an heirloom diamond fell out of her engagement ring and disappeared into the underbelly of a ...

Tsavorite’s Name Honors the Kenya-Tanzania Border Region Where It Was Discovered

Tsavorite’s Name Honors the Kenya-Tanzania Border Region Where It Was Discovered

Tsavo National Park on the border of Kenya and Tanzania is home to lions, black rhinos, cape buffaloes, elephants and leopards. The more mountainous western ...

20.69-Carat ‘Firebird’ Is Latest Fancy Yellow Diamond to Pass Through House of Graff

20.69-Carat ‘Firebird’ Is Latest Fancy Yellow Diamond to Pass Through House of Graff

Alrosa’s 20.69-carat “Firebird” is the latest fancy yellow diamond to pass through the House of Graff, the London-based luxury jewelry firm run by billionaire Laurence ...

Actor Wilmer Valderrama Proposes to Model Amanda Pacheco With Pear-Shaped Diamond

Actor Wilmer Valderrama Proposes to Model Amanda Pacheco With Pear-Shaped Diamond

Actor Wilmer Valderrama rang in the New Year by proposing to model Amanda Pacheco with a 4-carat pear-shaped diamond ring. Valderrama announced the engagement with ...

Music Friday: Jason Derulo Borrows Iconic Ad Slogan for His New Release, ‘Diamonds’

Music Friday: Jason Derulo Borrows Iconic Ad Slogan for His New Release, ‘Diamonds’

Welcome to Music Friday, when we bring you hot, new songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. In Jason Derulo’s ...

Year in Review: These Are the Rough Diamonds That Rocked Our World in 2019

Year in Review: These Are the Rough Diamonds That Rocked Our World in 2019

Welcome to our year-end review of the rough diamonds that rocked our world in 2019. Each is unique in its own way and has a ...

Engraved Jewelry Dating Back 3,500 Years Unlocks Secrets About Life in Ancient Greece

Engraved Jewelry Dating Back 3,500 Years Unlocks Secrets About Life in Ancient Greece

Archaeologists with the University of Cincinnati have unearthed two Bronze Age tombs containing a trove of engraved jewelry that help tell the story of life ...

Music Friday: Marilyn Monroe Is All About the Bling in ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’

Music Friday: Marilyn Monroe Is All About the Bling in ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’

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

Let’s Revisit the Wonderful, Over-the-Top Championship Rings of 2019

Let’s Revisit the Wonderful, Over-the-Top Championship Rings of 2019

Sports fans and jewelry lovers will certainly remember 2019 as the year of wonderful, over-the-top championship rings.It was a year the New England Patriots celebrated ...

Car Detailer Spots Engagement Ring in Dusty Bucket of His Commercial Vacuum

Car Detailer Spots Engagement Ring in Dusty Bucket of His Commercial Vacuum

A Frisco, Texas, woman was miraculously reunited with her missing engagement ring after a car detailing specialist spotted it in the dusty bucket of his ...

Music Friday: Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees Pops the Question in the Christmas Hit, ‘This Gift’

Music Friday: Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees Pops the Question in the Christmas Hit, ‘This Gift’

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

Reality Star Robyn Dixon Dishes on Her ‘Non-Traditional’ Morganite Engagement Ring

Reality Star Robyn Dixon Dishes on Her ‘Non-Traditional’ Morganite Engagement Ring

In announcing her re-engagement to former basketball pro Juan Dixon, Real Housewives of Potomac star Robyn Dixon explained why the couple opted for a pink ...

World-Class Gem of a Museum Opens Its Doors for the First Time in Bethel, Maine

World-Class Gem of a Museum Opens Its Doors for the First Time in Bethel, Maine

Nestled in the picture-postcard town of Bethel, Maine (pop. 2,689) is a world-class museum and education facility featuring 40,000 gems and minerals, 6,000 meteorites, a ...

Warren Buffett Tried to Convince Bill Gates to Buy a $370 Million Engagement Ring

Warren Buffett Tried to Convince Bill Gates to Buy a $370 Million Engagement Ring

Back in 1993, billionaire Warren Buffett tried to convince fellow billionaire Bill Gates to spend $370 million on an engagement ring, according to author Glen ...

Spanish Hotel’s $15MM Gem-Adorned Christmas Tree Is the Most Expensive in the World

Spanish Hotel’s $15MM Gem-Adorned Christmas Tree Is the Most Expensive in the World

Dripping with gem-adorned ornaments, the Christmas tree in the lobby of the ultra-chic Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Marbella, Spain, is the most expensive in the ...

Music Friday: Toby Keith’s Wife Won’t Settle for Anything Less Than a ‘Christmas Rock’

Music Friday: Toby Keith’s Wife Won’t Settle for Anything Less Than a ‘Christmas Rock’

Welcome to a special holiday edition of Music Friday. Today, a cash-strapped Toby Keith reluctantly agrees to visit his local jeweler in the comical 1995 ...

Diamond Empowerment Fund Adopts ‘Diamonds Do Good’ Slogan As New Name

Diamond Empowerment Fund Adopts ‘Diamonds Do Good’ Slogan As New Name

For more than 12 years, the Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has helped diamond communities around the world to become strong, stable, prosperous and socially empowered. ...

Here’s Why Actress Emma Stone’s Pearl Engagement Ring Is So Unconventional

Here’s Why Actress Emma Stone’s Pearl Engagement Ring Is So Unconventional

When actress Emma Stone and her new fiancé, SNL writer Dave McCary, announced their engagement this past Wednesday with dual Instagram posts, Stone’s adorning fan ...

‘Wild Lights’ Display at the Detroit Zoo Is an Awesome Place to Pop the Question

‘Wild Lights’ Display at the Detroit Zoo Is an Awesome Place to Pop the Question

What could possibly be more romantic than the breathtaking “Wild Lights” holiday display at the Detroit Zoo, where more than five million twinkling LED lights ...

Solid and Dependable ‘Classic Blue’ Is Named Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year

Solid and Dependable ‘Classic Blue’ Is Named Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year

Suggestive of the sky at dusk, “Classic Blue” has been named Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year. Consumers looking to match their jewelry wardrobes to ...

Music Friday: Wedding Ring Tops Andy Williams’ 1965 ‘Christmas Holiday’ Gift List

Music Friday: Wedding Ring Tops Andy Williams’ 1965 ‘Christmas Holiday’ Gift List

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

‘The Du Pont Ruby’ and ‘The Du Pont Emerald’ to Headline Christie’s NY Sale

‘The Du Pont Ruby’ and ‘The Du Pont Emerald’ to Headline Christie’s NY Sale

An extraordinary ruby and emerald once owned by philanthropist Jessie Ball du Pont, the wife of American industrialist Alfred Irénée du Pont, highlight two high-profile ...

Tree Topper’s Three Million Swarovski Crystals Come to Life at Rockefeller Center

Tree Topper’s Three Million Swarovski Crystals Come to Life at Rockefeller Center

Adorned with three million Swarovski crystals, the 900-pound star atop the 77-foot-tall Norway spruce at New York’s Rockefeller Center will come to life tonight during ...

‘The Indian Blue’ Diamond Earns Top Billing at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels Sale

‘The Indian Blue’ Diamond Earns Top Billing at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels Sale

“The Indian Blue,” a 7.55-carat fancy deep grayish-blue diamond, will be the top lot at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale in New York City on December ...

1960s Flashback: Newly Discovered ‘Blue Zoisite’ Gets Rebranded as ‘Tanzanite’

1960s Flashback: Newly Discovered ‘Blue Zoisite’ Gets Rebranded as ‘Tanzanite’

It was in the late 1960s when the marketing team at Tiffany & Co. got its first peek at a stunning new gemstone. The intense ...

NRF Buying Survey: 23% of All Consumers Have Jewelry on Their Holiday Wish Lists

NRF Buying Survey: 23% of All Consumers Have Jewelry on Their Holiday Wish Lists

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., the start of a five-day retail feeding frenzy that will see 165.3 million shoppers doing their very best ...

Advanced Mapping Technology Helps Rough-Diamond Buyers to Make Informed Decisions

Advanced Mapping Technology Helps Rough-Diamond Buyers to Make Informed Decisions

Alrosa is using advanced mapping technology to take the guesswork out of the risky, high-stakes business of rough-diamond buying. During its October 2019 trading period, ...

‘Diamond in a Diamond’ Joins Alrosa’s Collection of Rare Finds… and Is Not for Sale

‘Diamond in a Diamond’ Joins Alrosa’s Collection of Rare Finds… and Is Not for Sale

Russia’s Alrosa diamond mining company announced Thursday that the curious “diamond in a diamond” revealed on social media in early September has been added to ...

Music Friday: In His Signature Song, Meat Loaf’s Girlfriend Is ‘Looking for a Ruby in a Mountain of Rocks’

Music Friday: In His Signature Song, Meat Loaf’s Girlfriend Is ‘Looking for a Ruby in a Mountain of Rocks’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Meat Loaf’s 1978 rock ...

Jesse Owens’ 1936 Olympic Gold Medal Could Fetch More Than $1 Million at Online Auction

Jesse Owens’ 1936 Olympic Gold Medal Could Fetch More Than $1 Million at Online Auction

One of four gold medals won by American Jesse Owens during the 1936 Olympic Games in Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany is up for grabs at ...

Metal Detectorist Combs Cocoa Beach for 4 Hours to Recover Lost Wedding Ring

Metal Detectorist Combs Cocoa Beach for 4 Hours to Recover Lost Wedding Ring

Coloradan Claire Land and her step-daughter were on a Make-a-Wish vacation to Disney World and Central Florida when the unthinkable happened. As they prepared to ...

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 ...

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