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24.45-Carat Heart-Shaped Diamond Narrowly Misses Record at Summer Sparkle Auction

24.45-Carat Heart-Shaped Diamond Narrowly Misses Record at Summer Sparkle Auction

A 24.45-carat, internally flawless, heart-shaped diamond fetched $2.01 million at Christie’s Summer Sparkle sale, narrowly missing the record for the highest-valued jewel ever sold online. ...

A Faceted Poudretteite Is So Rare Few Gemologists Will Ever Encounter One, Says GIA

A Faceted Poudretteite Is So Rare Few Gemologists Will Ever Encounter One, Says GIA

Today starts an occasional series covering the rarest gems you’ve probably never heard of. The remarkable 9.41-carat light-pink oval gem seen here is one of ...

Music Friday: 1955 Hit ‘Band of Gold’ Makes Resurgence 52 Years Later on ‘Mad Men’

Music Friday: 1955 Hit ‘Band of Gold’ Makes Resurgence 52 Years Later on ‘Mad Men’

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

Police Dog Trained to Sniff Out Drugs and Weapons Finds Lost Engagement Ring on Beach

Police Dog Trained to Sniff Out Drugs and Weapons Finds Lost Engagement Ring on Beach

Dogo, a police dog with the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office, recently showed off his amazing olfactory skills by sniffing out an engagement ring that was ...

Mastercard Report: Jewelry Sales in July Jump 54.2% Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

Mastercard Report: Jewelry Sales in July Jump 54.2% Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

In a startling report, Mastercard singled out “jewelry” as the fastest growing retail sector, with July 2021 sales jumping a whopping 54.2% compared to pre-pandemic ...

Hawaii’s Mahana Beach Is Blanketed With Olivine Crystals Eroded From Ancient Volcano

Hawaii’s Mahana Beach Is Blanketed With Olivine Crystals Eroded From Ancient Volcano

It’s one of the most difficult beaches to access on Hawaii’s Big Island, but certainly worth the extra effort. Because when you get there, you’ll ...

‘Ring Finder’ Reunites 70-Year-Old With Wedding Ring Lost in the Surf at Ocean City

‘Ring Finder’ Reunites 70-Year-Old With Wedding Ring Lost in the Surf at Ocean City

Last Thursday, the wedding ring that Philadelphian Jim McAllister wore continuously since 1974 slipped off his finger in the surf at Ocean City, NJ.McAllister was ...

Music Friday: Beyoncé and P. Diddy Sing About Cruising the World for Pearls in ‘Summertime’

Music Friday: Beyoncé and P. Diddy Sing About Cruising the World for Pearls in ‘Summertime’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you feel-good songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, Beyoncé and P. ...

Chinese Researchers Develop Super-Hard Glass That Can Actually Scratch a Diamond

Chinese Researchers Develop Super-Hard Glass That Can Actually Scratch a Diamond

As the hardest material known to man, diamond is often used in tools to cut glass. But, research scientists at China’s Yanshan University have developed ...

Two Out of Three Consumers Wear Jewelry to Express Their Personality and Mood: Survey

Two Out of Three Consumers Wear Jewelry to Express Their Personality and Mood: Survey

A new study confirms what most of us already know — that jewelry plays an important role in our daily lives. Two out of three ...

Grand Island Man Celebrates 80th Birthday With Class Ring He Lost More Than 60 Years Ago

Grand Island Man Celebrates 80th Birthday With Class Ring He Lost More Than 60 Years Ago

A Grand Island, NE, man celebrated his 80th birthday with a class ring he lost more than 60 years ago — thanks to the “pay ...

Did You Know That the Vibrant Red Spinel Is an Official Birthstone for August?

Did You Know That the Vibrant Red Spinel Is an Official Birthstone for August?

Back in 2016, the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) and Jewelers of America (JA) announced that spinel would be joining peridot and sardonyx as an ...