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Next Stop on the Gem Gallery Virtual Tour Is the ‘Victoria-Transvaal Diamond’ Next Stop on the Gem Gallery Virtual Tour Is the ‘Victoria-Transvaal Diamond’

Next Stop on the Gem Gallery Virtual Tour Is the ‘Victoria-Transvaal Diamond’

Cut from a 240-carat rough stone found in 1951 at the Premier Mine in Transvaal, South Africa, the “Victoria-Transvaal Diamond” is one of the most ...

Alrosa Unveils Massive 236-Carat Fancy Intense Yellow-Brown Diamond Alrosa Unveils Massive 236-Carat Fancy Intense Yellow-Brown Diamond

Alrosa Unveils Massive 236-Carat Fancy Intense Yellow-Brown Diamond

Russian mining giant Alrosa recently unearthed a massive 236-carat fancy intense yellow-brown diamond at its Ebelyakh mine in Yakutia. It’s the largest natural color rough ...

Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Exposes World-Class Brawler’s Sensitive Side Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Exposes World-Class Brawler’s Sensitive Side

Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Exposes World-Class Brawler’s Sensitive Side

Conor McGregor, one of the most feared mixed martial artists in UFC history, revealed his sensitive side Saturday when he and his longtime girlfriend, Dee ...

Metal Detectorist Reunites LI Man With Locket Containing His Brother’s Ashes Metal Detectorist Reunites LI Man With Locket Containing His Brother’s Ashes

Metal Detectorist Reunites LI Man With Locket Containing His Brother’s Ashes

A young Long Island man got the best birthday gift he could have ever asked for when a thumbprint locket containing his brother’s ashes was ...

Music Friday: Jake Owen’s ‘Days of Gold’ Celebrates a Sensational Southern Summer Music Friday: Jake Owen’s ‘Days of Gold’ Celebrates a Sensational Southern Summer

Music Friday: Jake Owen’s ‘Days of Gold’ Celebrates a Sensational Southern Summer

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

Gem Lovers Rejoiced When Spinel Became an Official August Birthstone in 2016 Gem Lovers Rejoiced When Spinel Became an Official August Birthstone in 2016

Gem Lovers Rejoiced When Spinel Became an Official August Birthstone in 2016

Gemstone lovers rejoiced in the summer of 2016 when two leading jewelry-industry associations recognized spinel as an official birthstone for August. Best known for its ...

HGTV Star Tarek El Moussa Thrills Heather Rae Young With Lucky 8-Carat Diamond HGTV Star Tarek El Moussa Thrills Heather Rae Young With Lucky 8-Carat Diamond

HGTV Star Tarek El Moussa Thrills Heather Rae Young With Lucky 8-Carat Diamond

Heather Rae Young told her 932,000 Instagram followers that she is “absolutely obsessed” with her new 8.08-carat emerald-cut diamond and that she can’t stop staring ...

Gemfields’ 4th Short Film Describes How Rubies Are Born Deep Within the Earth Gemfields’ 4th Short Film Describes How Rubies Are Born Deep Within the Earth

Gemfields’ 4th Short Film Describes How Rubies Are Born Deep Within the Earth

The dramatic fourth and final installment in Gemfields’ short-film series paints a vivid picture of how rubies — “the rarest of all colored gemstones” — ...

World’s Largest Faceted Peridot and the Brooklyn Bridge Have This in Common World’s Largest Faceted Peridot and the Brooklyn Bridge Have This in Common

World’s Largest Faceted Peridot and the Brooklyn Bridge Have This in Common

Here’s a birthstone riddle for the month of August: What do the world’s largest faceted peridot and the Brooklyn Bridge have in common?If you’re stumped, ...

Music Friday: Country Star Cody Johnson’s Got a Diamond in His Pocket Music Friday: Country Star Cody Johnson’s Got a Diamond in His Pocket

Music Friday: Country Star Cody Johnson’s Got a Diamond in His Pocket

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

Gem Gallery Virtual Tour: Check Out the Stunning 23-Carat ‘Carmen Lúcia Ruby’ Gem Gallery Virtual Tour: Check Out the Stunning 23-Carat ‘Carmen Lúcia Ruby’

Gem Gallery Virtual Tour: Check Out the Stunning 23-Carat ‘Carmen Lúcia Ruby’

Today’s virtual tour of the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection delivers an up-close-and-personal look at the incomparable “Carmen Lúcia Ruby.” The 23.10-carat specimen has the distinction ...

GIA and IBM Join Forces to Introduce Artificial Intelligence to Diamond Clarity Grading GIA and IBM Join Forces to Introduce Artificial Intelligence to Diamond Clarity Grading

GIA and IBM Join Forces to Introduce Artificial Intelligence to Diamond Clarity Grading

In a move that promises to fundamentally change the way diamonds are graded for clarity, the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has joined forces with ...

Katherine Hepburn’s Emerald Engagement Ring From Howard Hughes Fetches $108K Katherine Hepburn’s Emerald Engagement Ring From Howard Hughes Fetches $108K

Katherine Hepburn’s Emerald Engagement Ring From Howard Hughes Fetches $108K

The emerald-and-diamond engagement ring that billionaire business tycoon Howard Hughes gave to Hollywood legend Katherine Hepburn in 1938 was recently purchased for $108,000 at Los ...

Demi Lovato Thrills 88.9MM Instagram Fans With Pics of Her New Engagement Ring Demi Lovato Thrills 88.9MM Instagram Fans With Pics of Her New Engagement Ring

Demi Lovato Thrills 88.9MM Instagram Fans With Pics of Her New Engagement Ring

This past Thursday, songstress Demi Lovato thrilled her 88.9 million Instagram followers with romantic pics of her Malibu engagement to actor Max Ehrich, who proposed ...

Music Friday: Danny Vera Extols the Virtues of Hard Work in ‘Pressure Makes Diamonds’ Music Friday: Danny Vera Extols the Virtues of Hard Work in ‘Pressure Makes Diamonds’

Music Friday: Danny Vera Extols the Virtues of Hard Work in ‘Pressure Makes Diamonds’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you new tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Netherlands-born Danny Vera ...

Princess Beatrice Bucks Tradition, Chooses Platinum Instead of Welsh Gold Princess Beatrice Bucks Tradition, Chooses Platinum Instead of Welsh Gold

Princess Beatrice Bucks Tradition, Chooses Platinum Instead of Welsh Gold

Princess Beatrice, the newest Royal Family bride, bucked nearly 100 years of tradition by choosing an ornate platinum-and-diamond wedding band instead of a simple band ...

This Modern-Day Cinderella Story Comes With a Surprising Male Twist This Modern-Day Cinderella Story Comes With a Surprising Male Twist

This Modern-Day Cinderella Story Comes With a Surprising Male Twist

When Doug Faucher pulled a men’s wedding band from the sand near Cato’s Bridge in Jupiter, FL, he was determined to use the power of ...

Princess Beatrice Dons the Same Tiara Worn by Queen Elizabeth on Her Wedding Day Princess Beatrice Dons the Same Tiara Worn by Queen Elizabeth on Her Wedding Day

Princess Beatrice Dons the Same Tiara Worn by Queen Elizabeth on Her Wedding Day

Princess Beatrice wore a very special diamond tiara as she exchanged wedding vows with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi during an understated, private ceremony at The Royal ...

115-Carat Pear-Shaped Diamond Is the Star of Christie’s New York Auction 115-Carat Pear-Shaped Diamond Is the Star of Christie’s New York Auction

115-Carat Pear-Shaped Diamond Is the Star of Christie’s New York Auction

A 115.83-carat pear-shaped diamond is the star of Christie’s upcoming Magnificent Jewels auction in New York. The F-color, VVS1 gem dangles from a majestic 19-inch ...

Music Friday: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton Calls Himself a ‘Diamond in the Rough’ Music Friday: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton Calls Himself a ‘Diamond in the Rough’

Music Friday: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton Calls Himself a ‘Diamond in the Rough’

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

Two-Time Olympian Sam Mikulak Pops the Question to TV Host Mia Atkins Two-Time Olympian Sam Mikulak Pops the Question to TV Host Mia Atkins

Two-Time Olympian Sam Mikulak Pops the Question to TV Host Mia Atkins

Two-time Olympian Sam Mikulak recently popped the question to his TV host girlfriend, Mia Atkins, with a dazzling pear-shaped diamond engagement ring.The surprise proposal took ...

Exciting Run of Good Luck Continues at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park Exciting Run of Good Luck Continues at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park

Exciting Run of Good Luck Continues at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park

Sometimes good fortune comes down to being in the right place at the right time. It’s called “serendipity” and that’s the name Dr. Mindy Pomtree ...

Custom-Cut Rubies, Sapphires Form the ‘DC’ Logo on Mystics’ Championship Rings Custom-Cut Rubies, Sapphires Form the ‘DC’ Logo on Mystics’ Championship Rings

Custom-Cut Rubies, Sapphires Form the ‘DC’ Logo on Mystics’ Championship Rings

Six custom-cut rubies and an equal number of custom-cut sapphires make up the swooping “DC” logo on the 2019 championship rings of the WNBA’s Washington ...

Gem Gallery Virtual Tour: This Emerald Was Worn by the Rulers of Baroda Gem Gallery Virtual Tour: This Emerald Was Worn by the Rulers of Baroda

Gem Gallery Virtual Tour: This Emerald Was Worn by the Rulers of Baroda

An exquisite 37.8-carat emerald once possessed by the royal rulers of Baroda is the next stop on our virtual tour of the Smithsonian’s National Gem ...

Music Friday: Country Boy Is in Love With a Girl Who Wears a Diamond Ring Music Friday: Country Boy Is in Love With a Girl Who Wears a Diamond Ring

Music Friday: Country Boy Is in Love With a 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. Today, 27-time Grammy winner ...

Mission to Mars: Opals May Provide Fossil Evidence of Extraterrestrial Life Mission to Mars: Opals May Provide Fossil Evidence of Extraterrestrial Life

Mission to Mars: Opals May Provide Fossil Evidence of Extraterrestrial Life

Fossils preserved within opals on the surface of Mars could prove the existence of extraterrestrial life.On July 20, NASA will send the Mars 2020 Perseverance ...

‘Scavengers’ to the Rescue: Treasure Hunters Recover Engagement Ring at NY Beach ‘Scavengers’ to the Rescue: Treasure Hunters Recover Engagement Ring at NY Beach

‘Scavengers’ to the Rescue: Treasure Hunters Recover Engagement Ring at NY Beach

Gina Bopp was so certain that her diamond engagement ring had been swallowed up by the Atlantic Ocean that she immediately bought a faux version ...

World’s Most Famous Diamonds May Have ‘Super-Deep’ Origins, Says GIA World’s Most Famous Diamonds May Have ‘Super-Deep’ Origins, Says GIA

World’s Most Famous Diamonds May Have ‘Super-Deep’ Origins, Says GIA

New smoking-gun evidence seems to confirm the theory that the world’s most famous diamonds — such as the 45-carat Hope and the 3,106-carat Cullinan — ...

Arkansas Woman Scores Biggest Diamond of 2020 at Crater of Diamonds State Park Arkansas Woman Scores Biggest Diamond of 2020 at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Arkansas Woman Scores Biggest Diamond of 2020 at Crater of Diamonds State Park

While working the search field at Crater of Diamonds State Park, Beatrice Watkins joked to her two young granddaughters that their future husbands would need ...

Univ. of Hong Kong Scientists Develop ‘Hunter Drone’ That Can Seek Out Gem Deposits Univ. of Hong Kong Scientists Develop ‘Hunter Drone’ That Can Seek Out Gem Deposits

Univ. of Hong Kong Scientists Develop ‘Hunter Drone’ That Can Seek Out Gem Deposits

A pair of scientists from The University of Hong Kong have developed an autonomous “hunter drone” that can survey wide landscapes and identify valuable gemstone ...

Birthstone Feature: Five Years Ago, This 25.59-Carat Ruby Rocked the Auction World Birthstone Feature: Five Years Ago, This 25.59-Carat Ruby Rocked the Auction World

Birthstone Feature: Five Years Ago, This 25.59-Carat Ruby Rocked the Auction World

A little over five years ago, the 25.59-carat pigeon-blood-red “Sunrise Ruby” rocked the auction world when it obliterated two auction records at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels ...

Baby Octopus Leads Divers to Lost Engagement Ring; Smartest Invertebrates Love Bling

Baby Octopus Leads Divers to Lost Engagement Ring; Smartest Invertebrates Love Bling

A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring while swimming in Howe Sound off Bowyer Island, British Columbia, is thanking a baby octopus for leading ...

'Dom Pedro' Occupies Prime Spot Near the Hope Diamond; Hop on the Virtual Tour!

'Dom Pedro' Occupies Prime Spot Near the Hope Diamond; Hop on the Virtual Tour!

Occupying one of the most highly trafficked locations in the Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals in Washington, DC, is an obelisk-shaped ...

Here Are the Top Baby Girl Names Inspired by Precious Gemstones

Here Are the Top Baby Girl Names Inspired by Precious Gemstones

The most popular baby girl names in the U.S. are Emma, Olivia, Ava, Isabella and Sophia, according to the Social Security Administration’s latest statistics. With ...

Music Friday: Rob Thomas Tells a Story of Empathy and Love in 2009's ‘Her Diamonds’

Music Friday: Rob Thomas Tells a Story of Empathy and Love in 2009's ‘Her Diamonds’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fabulous songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. In his 2009 hit, ...

GIA's 'Gemkids' Website Is Aimed at Youngsters Who Love Gems and Jewelry

GIA's 'Gemkids' Website Is Aimed at Youngsters Who Love Gems and Jewelry

Kids think gemstones and jewelry are cool. That's why the Gemological Institute of America has put together a great website called Gemkids®. Overflowing with colorful ...

Sanitation Crew Helps GA Woman Rescue 3-Stone Diamond Ring From County Landfill

Sanitation Crew Helps GA Woman Rescue 3-Stone Diamond Ring From County Landfill

Gainesville resident Joan Sheffield says that as soon as Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp lifts the state's shelter-in-place order, she will be hosting a luncheon for ...

Alrosa Unearths a Colorful Surprise at Its New Diamond Mine in Yakutia, Russia

Alrosa Unearths a Colorful Surprise at Its New Diamond Mine in Yakutia, Russia

Diamond mining giant Alrosa recently pulled an unexpected treasure from its new deposit at Verkhne-Munskoye in the frigid, sparsely populated Russian outpost of Yakutia. The ...

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’

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 ...

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