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  • Music Friday: Lady A Sings, ‘You Shine Like Diamonds’ in 2008’s ‘Love’s Lookin’ Good on You’

    July 30, 2021

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today we have country music trio Lady A (formerly Lady Antebellum) singing “Love’s Lookin’ Good on You” from the group's 2008 chart-topping album.The premise of the song is that…

  • For the Second Time This Month, TSA Reunites Panicked Traveler With Lost Diamond

    July 29, 2021

    We think it's fair to say that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is VERY good at finding loose diamonds.Last week, we recounted the story of how the TSA reunited distraught newlyweds with a diamond lost at a security checkpoint at JFK International Airport in New York City. Today, we tell…

  • Newly Engaged 'Vanderpump Rules' Star Scheana Shay Is Rockin' a 12.74-Carat Morganite

    July 27, 2021

    Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Shay delighted her 1.3 million Instagram followers on Friday with a surprise announcement of her engagement to long-time boyfriend Brock Davies and a peek at her non-traditional engagement ring highlighted by a 12.74-carat pink morganite.In a post punctuated by a ring emoji, Shay wrote, “I SAID…

  • Super Bowl Champ Tom Brady Just Received the 'Most Incredible Ring That's Ever Been Made'

    July 26, 2021

    Seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady couldn't be more impressed with his brand new Tampa Bay Buccaneers championship ring — a spectacular, commemorative piece featuring 319 diamonds and an innovative twist-off top.“They’re not so much rings, they’re more like trophies that you wear on your finger,” the age-defying quarterback said…

  • Music Friday: Shawn Colvin Finds Her Voice in 1989's 'Diamond in the Rough'

    July 23, 2021

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, Grammy Award-winning Shawn Colvin overcomes self-doubt and finds her voice in the 1989 autobiographical release, “Diamond in the Rough.”Colvin uses jewelry and diamond imagery to describe an epiphany…

  • Jewelers Love to Work With Beautiful Diamonds, Scientists Prefer Ugly Ones: Here's Why

    July 22, 2021

    A gem-quality, flawless diamond is made from pure lattices of carbon. This elemental purity contributes to a diamond's unrivaled brilliance when set in fine jewelry, but offers little information about its age or origin.Imperfect diamonds, on the other hand, can harbor tiny pockets of complex fluids that reveal the history…

  • TSA Officer Helps Reunite Honeymooners With Engagement Diamond Lost at JFK Airport

    July 21, 2021

    A long-delayed honeymoon to an exotic destination got off to a rocky start when a young couple lost their engagement diamond while going through security at JFK International Airport in New York City.The Queens, NY, couple was excited to finally take off on their tropical honeymoon to Guam — a…

  • Music Friday: Sade Sings About a Jewel Box Life, Diamond Nights and Ruby Lights

    July 16, 2021

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you spectacular songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, we feature the silky, soaring vocals of Grammy-award-winning Helen Folasade Adu, better known as Sade. In the original version of her 1984 hit, “Smooth Operator,” she employs all…

  • Lucara Delivers Pink Bundle of 'Joy' From Famous Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswana

    July 15, 2021

    The Botswana diamond mine that introduced the world to the 1,758-carat Sewelô (2019), the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona (2015), the 813-carat Constellation (2015) and other massive finds just unveiled a colorful, new arrival: the fancy pink, 62.7-carat “Boitumelo.”Meaning “joy” in Setswana, Boitumelo was recovered from the South Lobe of Lucara's…

  • Exceptional 39-Carat Blue Diamond From Iconic Cullinan Mine Sells for $1MM Per Carat

    July 14, 2021

    De Beers and Diacore just jointly acquired an exceptional 39.34-carat blue rough diamond sourced at South Africa's iconic Cullinan Mine for $40.1 million, or just over $1 million per carat.Discovered by Petra Diamonds in April and sold to the De Beers/Diacore partnership via a special tender on Monday, the extraordinarily…

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