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  • Music Friday: Everything Petula Clark Touches Turns to Gold in 1966's 'Colour My World'

    September 17, 2021

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you throwback songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. In 1966's “Colour My World,” Petula Clark sings about how much her life has changed since she's finally found her true love.She sings, “You'll never see a dark cloud…

  • Gemfields Announces the Publication of 'Sapphire,' the Third in the 'Big Three' Trilogy

    September 16, 2021

    The third, and final, installment in Gemfields' series of coffee-table books dedicated to the “big three” gemstones, is scheduled to be released on October 5. Titled Sapphire: A Celebration of Color, the lavishly illustrated, 328-page book by Joanna Hardy takes the reader on a journey from early trade along the…

  • Restoration of Old Mansion on Coast of France Nets 239 Gold Coins Dating Back to 1638

    September 15, 2021

    Three stonemasons working on the restoration of an old mansion in northwestern France discovered a cache of 239 gold coins dating back to the reigns of Louis XIII and Louis XIV.Minted from 1638 to 1692, the coins will hit the auction block at Ivoire Angers/Deloyes in Angers, France, on September…

  • Le Vian Donates Prime Examples of 'Aquaprase' to American Museum of Natural History

    September 14, 2021

    Back in February of 2016, the Gemological Institute of America identified a brand new variety of chalcedony — a fascinating gem that incorporated the colors of the sky, the sea and the earth. Dubbed “Aquaprase” by Greek gem explorer Yianni Melas, the translucent bluish-green specimens have been compared to the…

  • Woman Loses Diamond Ring Behind Sink at Hawaiian Hotel and Ends Up With Two

    September 13, 2021

    A woman who lost her diamond ring in the bathroom of a Hawaiian Hotel — and ended up with two — said she is determined to locate the rightful owners of the second ring because “their love story doesn’t belong to me.””If you think this is your ring, don't lose…

  • Music Friday: 'Sapphire and Faded Jeans' Star in 2006's ‘Put Your Records On’

    September 10, 2021

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you sensational songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today we feature Corinne Bailey Rae’s quintessential summer singalong, “Put Your Records On,” a tune that urges the listener to “let your hair down” and references the September birthstone…

  • Actress Ana de Armas Reprises Her Starring Role in NDC's Global Ad Campaign

    September 9, 2021

    Cuban-Spanish actress Ana de Armas is reprising her starring role in a series of visually striking ads for the Natural Diamond Council. Called “For Moments Like No Other,” the campaign embraces a brilliant, energetic return to adventure, wanderlust, new connections and romance while highlighting the integral role natural diamonds play…

  • Has There Ever Been Life on Mars? 'Rochette' Core Sample Could Hold the Answer

    September 8, 2021

    A core sample extracted on Monday from a flat, briefcase-size Mars rock nicknamed “Rochette” could hold the answer to the ever-vexing question of whether there has ever been life on the Red Planet.In February, the unmanned Perseverance rover completed its seven-month, 293 million-mile journey to Mars and landed safely in…

  • 2021 Edition of Miami Hurricanes' 'Turnover Chain' Is Emblazoned With 2,754 Sapphires

    September 7, 2021

    The Miami Hurricanes unwrapped the 2021 edition of their famous “turnover chain” during the team's season opener against the #1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon.Despite being behind at the time by 27 points, the defensive unit celebrated when Kamren Kinchens forced a fumble during the second quarter…

  • Music Friday: Her Face Shines Like ‘Two Sapphires and a Couple of Rows of Pearls’

    September 3, 2021

    Welcome to Music Friday when we love to revitalize long-forgotten tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. In Elvis Costello’s “The Element Within Her,” the singer-songwriter-poet uses precious gems to describe a girl who is radiant on the inside and out.He sings, “It’s the element…

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