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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 ...

Gold Coins Found During Kitchen Renovation to Yield $290K Payday for UK Couple

Gold Coins Found During Kitchen Renovation to Yield $290K Payday for UK Couple

Golden treasure unearthed during the kitchen renovation of an 18th-century townhouse is likely to yield a $290,000 payday for a UK couple in Ellerby, a ...

‘Williamson Pink Star’ to Headline Single-Lot Auction at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

‘Williamson Pink Star’ to Headline Single-Lot Auction at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

Sotheby’s recently unveiled the 11.15-carat Williamson Pink Star, the second-largest internally flawless, fancy vivid pink diamond ever to appear at auction. The bubblegum pink, cushion-cut ...

Music Friday: Coldplay Sings About Digging for Gold in 2009’s ‘The Goldrush’

Music Friday: Coldplay Sings About Digging for Gold in 2009’s ‘The Goldrush’

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

September’s Sapphire Birthstone Comes in a Rainbow of Vibrant Colors

September’s Sapphire Birthstone Comes in a Rainbow of Vibrant Colors

Sapphire is widely associated with delightful blue hues. But did you know that this gem variety of the mineral corundum and official birthstone for the ...

400 Diamonds Adorn Serena Williams’ Nike Shoes in US Open Swan Song

400 Diamonds Adorn Serena Williams’ Nike Shoes in US Open Swan Song

In what is expected to be the final tournament of her illustrious 27-year tennis career, Serena Williams stepped onto the court in the first round ...

White Dwarf Star ‘Lucy’ Could Be the Galaxy’s Largest Diamond

White Dwarf Star ‘Lucy’ Could Be the Galaxy’s Largest Diamond

With all the recent internet buzz over asteroids strewn with precious metals and exoplanets where it rains liquid rubies and sapphires, we found this a ...

Philly Premium Ice Cream Brand Creates ‘Wife Jawn’ Pint for Surprise Proposal

Philly Premium Ice Cream Brand Creates ‘Wife Jawn’ Pint for Surprise Proposal

There are few things in the world Philadelphian Sarah Keller loves more than a pint of Milk Jawn’s delectable Troop Leader-flavor ice cream. So, when ...