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  • Actress Lindsay Lohan Shows Off New Engagement Ring in a Series of Instagram Pics

    November 30, 2021

    Actress Lindsay Lohan’s Thanksgiving weekend ended on a spectacular note, as the Mean Girls star turned to Instagram on Sunday to announce her engagement to fund manager Bader Shammas.Lohan’s 9.8 million Instagram followers were treated to an unpretentious, four-pic gallery showing her and her new fiancé enjoying their special moment.…

  • New Study: 96% of Pre-Engaged Women Want to Be Involved in the Ring Selection

    November 29, 2021

    A new “Engagement Expectations” study conducted by The Knot and De Beers Group reveals that 96% of pre-engaged women want to have some involvement in the selection of the engagement ring and would not want the proposal to be a total surprise.Carried out just ahead of “engagement season,” the period…

  • Tay Dome Basks in the Glow of Oval-Cut Diamond Ring From Actor Taylor Lautner

    November 24, 2021

    More than a week after accepting a romantic marriage proposal from Twilight star Taylor Lautner, newly engaged Tay Dome was still basking in the glow of her oval-cut diamond engagement ring.”I can get used to this view,” she captioned an Instagram selfie of her outstretched left hand, against the backdrop…

  • 'Okavango Blue Diamond' Headlines Exhibit at NYC's American Museum of Natural History

    November 23, 2021

    In April 2019, Botswana's state-run Okavango Diamond Company unveiled the largest blue diamond ever discovered in that country — a 20.46-carat oval gem with Fancy Deep Blue color and VVS2 clarity. At the time, the company's managing director called the gem “a once-in-a-lifetime find.”Earlier this month, the “Okavango Blue Diamond”…

  • Lawmaker Sponsors Bill to Make Amethyst the Official Gemstone of Pennsylvania

    November 22, 2021

    Lawmaker Thomas Mahaffie is advancing a bill to make amethyst the official gemstone of Pennsylvania. Twenty-seven of the 50 states currently have a gemstone to call their own, and the state representative from Dauphin County believes that The Keystone State deserves one, as well.In a legislative memo, Mahaffie outlined why…

  • Music Friday Flashback: Seals & Crofts' 'Diamond Girl' Shines Like A Precious Stone

    November 19, 2021

    Welcome to another Music Friday Flashback, when we bring you classic tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, we feature Seals & Crofts performing their Summer of ’73 hit, “Diamond Girl.”Using gemstone imagery to describe a girl who is perfect in their eyes, Jimmy…

  • First-Ever Global Auction of Aussie Sapphires Features 900,000 Carats of Rough Gems

    November 18, 2021

    More than 50 gem dealers from the four corners of the Earth are participating in the first-ever global auction of Australian sapphires. On Monday, mining company FURA Gems began unveiling 900,000 carats of natural sapphires in a wide range of colors, including blue, teal, yellow, green and “parti,” a unique…

  • Ancient Amethyst Ring Unearthed in Israel May Have Been Worn to Ward Off Drunkenness

    November 17, 2021

    When an amethyst ring dating back 1,500 years was unearthed in Yavne, Israel, near the site of the largest winery of the Byzantine period (330-1453 AD), archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority were quick to point out the obvious connection.You see, in ancient times it was believed that amethyst jewelry…

  • 277-Carat Citrine Is a Head-Turning Example of November's Alternative Birthstone

    November 16, 2021

    Weighing in at 277.9 carats, this yellow-orange citrine from the Smithsonian's National Gem Collection is a head-turning, sun-kissed example of November's alternative birthstone.Sourced in Brazil, the round modified brilliant-cut citrine seen here is currently displayed in the Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals at the National Museum…

  • Unstable Deep-Earth Mineral Survives Journey to Surface Trapped Within a Diamond

    November 15, 2021

    An unstable, deep-Earth mineral that shouldn't be able to exist on the surface has been found inside a diamond.“It’s the strength of the diamond that keeps the inclusions at high pressure,” Oliver Tschauner, a geochemist at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, told Live Science.Before the discovery, davemaoite existed theoretically.Under…

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