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  • Music Friday: Jana Kramer Misses Out on Bridal Jewelry in 2015's 'I Got the Boy'

    May 13, 2022

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, country star Jana Kramer sings about her first love and how she ended up with a class ring instead of bridal jewelry in her 2015 release, “I Got…

  • Two Diamonds Larger Than 200 Carats Star at Christie's Magnificent Jewels Sale

    May 12, 2022

    Two diamonds larger than 200 carats shared top billing at Christie's Magnificent Jewels Sale in Geneva last night. “The Rock,” the 228.31-carat, pear-shaped gem touted as the largest white diamond ever to appear for sale at auction, fetched 21.68 million Swiss francs ($21.84 million), while the 205-carat, long-standing symbol of…

  • Documentary Shows Young Princess Elizabeth Delighted With Her Engagement Ring

    May 11, 2022

    In honor of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee marking her 70 years on the British throne, the BBC will air a documentary that includes previously unseen footage of the monarch as a young princess beaming with delight as she admires her new engagement ring.Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen features a clip…

  • Set With 462 Pink Diamonds, 'The Ultimate' Coin Could Fetch CAD$900K at Auction

    May 9, 2022

    The Royal Canadian Mint is about to auction “The Ultimate,” a one-of-a-kind, 1 kilogram platinum coin embellished with 462 ultra-rare pink diamonds from the world-famous Argyle diamond mine. Although it has a face value of CAD$2,500, the coin is expected to fetch as much as CAD$900,000 ($697,300) at the Heffel…

  • Music Friday: Seratones Remind You to 'Keep a Diamond in Your Mind'

    May 6, 2022

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you new tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, the Seratones — fronted by gospel-trained powerhouse A.J. Haynes — remind you to “keep a diamond in your mind” in their 2022 release, “Good Day.”The song tells us…

  • Frequent Visitor Lands 2.38-Carat 'Frankenstone' at Crater of Diamonds State Park

    May 5, 2022

    Adam Hardin, an avid amateur diamond hunter and frequent visitor to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas, recently landed a 2.38-carat brown sparkler — the largest found at the park this year.About the size of a pinto bean, with a coffee brown color and irregular rounded shape, the diamond…

  • Cullinan-Sourced, 103-Carat 'Light of Africa Diamond' to Headline Christie's NY Sale

    May 4, 2022

    Sourced at the celebrated Cullinan mine in South Africa, the internally flawless, 103.49-carat, emerald-cut gem known as “The Light of Africa Diamond” will headline the New York Magnificent Jewels sale on June 8, as part of Christie’s Luxury Week.The D-color diamond, which was cut from a 299.3-carat rough stone unearthed…

  • 167-Carat 'Mackay Emerald' Was Prized Possession of Opera Star Anna Case

    May 3, 2022

    Here's the story about how an impoverished New Jersey youngster became a prima donna at the New York Metropolitan Opera, married a telecommunications executive and was gifted what was to become one of the most famous emeralds of all time.Today, the 167-carat “Mackay Emerald” is the largest cut emerald in…

  • Diamond's Amazing Properties to Revolutionize the World of Quantum Computing

    May 2, 2022

    Japanese researchers have created an ultra-pure, two-inch-wide diamond wafer that has the storage capacity of 25 billion gigabytes. That's equivalent to the information on one billion Blu-ray Discs or the amount of data distributed by all the world's mobile devices in a single day.Developed by Adamant Namiki Precision Jewel Co.…

  • Music Friday: Hank Williams Jr. Falls for a Beauty Selling Silver and Turquoise Jewelry

    April 29, 2022

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you classic tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Hank Williams Jr. tells the story of his 700-mile Southwestern odyssey in a 1975 song called “Clovis, New Mexico.”Williams recounts how he and his bronc-riding pal, Billy, head…

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