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  • Midas Touch: Britain's Royal Mint Just Unveiled an 18-Karat Gold Payment Card

    October 17, 2019

    Britain's Royal Mint just took the concept of a “gold card” to a whole new level with the unveiling of the first-ever payment card made from 18-karat gold.Developed in association with Mastercard and Accomplish Financial, the solid gold Raris card offers limitless spending, zero foreign exchange and no transaction fees.…

  • Midas Touch: Britain's Royal Mint Just Unveiled an 18-Karat Gold Payment Card

    October 17, 2019

    Britain's Royal Mint just took the concept of a “gold card” to a whole new level with the unveiling of the first-ever payment card made from 18-karat gold.Developed in association with Mastercard and Accomplish Financial, the solid gold Raris card offers limitless spending, zero foreign exchange and no transaction fees.…

  • Why Princess Diana's Engagement Ring Choice Irked the British Royal Family

    October 16, 2019

    Back in February of 1981, Prince Charles proposed to the 20-year-old Lady Diana with a big blue sapphire-and-diamond ring that the future princess got to pick out herself. According to the editors of Vogue, some members of the British royal family fumed at Diana's choice — not because it featured…

  • Why Princess Diana's Engagement Ring Choice Irked the British Royal Family

    October 16, 2019

    Back in February of 1981, Prince Charles proposed to the 20-year-old Lady Diana with a big blue sapphire-and-diamond ring that the future princess got to pick out herself. According to the editors of Vogue, some members of the British royal family fumed at Diana's choice — not because it featured…

  • Birthstone Feature: Black Opals From Lightning Ridge Are the World's Finest

    October 15, 2019

    Lightning Ridge, a small outback town in New South Wales, is the only place in Australia, and one of the few places in the world, where the highly prized black opal is found. Opals with a vivid play-of-color and a black or dark body color are classified as black opals.The…

  • St. Louis Blues' Stanley Cup Rings Sparkle With 282 Diamonds, 51 Sapphires

    October 14, 2019

    Sparkling with 282 diamonds and 51 sapphires, the St. Louis Blues' first-ever Stanley Cup rings pay tribute to the strong bond between the players and their dedicated fans. The impressive 14-karat white and yellow gold rings — which boast a total gem weight of 10.6 carats — were recently presented…

  • Music Friday: Mario's New Love Deserves a Fistful of Diamonds, Handful of Rings

    October 11, 2019

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you hit songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Mario tells his new love interest why she deserves a fistful of diamonds and a handful of rings in his 2004 blockbuster hit, “Let Me Love You.”Written by…

  • CNBC Documents the Re-Polishing of 5-Carat Pink Diamond, Doubling Its Value

    October 10, 2019

    L.J. West Diamonds recently granted CNBC unprecedented access to its New York City cutting facility to witness the re-polishing of a 5-carat pink diamond — a risky procedure that, if successful, would more than double the stone's value from $3.2 million to $7 million.The father-son team of Larry and Scott…

  • 'Journey' Ad Campaign Tells the Timeless and Epic Story of Natural Diamonds

    October 9, 2019

    The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) is launching an $11 million ad campaign that is an unprecedented, cinematic telling of the natural diamond story. Titled “The Diamond Journey,” the video chronicles the history of a beautiful rough diamond from its fiery subterranean origins to its place as the ultimate representation of…

  • Alrosa Scientists Verify Discovery of the World's First Diamond-in-a-Diamond

    October 8, 2019

    About five weeks ago, Alrosa surprised its Instagram followers with a video that seemed to show a tiny rough diamond rattling around in the cavity of a larger one. The caption read, “A diamond in a diamond? We couldn't help but share this very special find with you.”At the time,…

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