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  • Music Friday: Billie Marten Loves When You Give Her Things, Especially Wedding Rings

    January 17, 2020

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you wonderful songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, British songstress Billie Marten delivers her enchanting acoustic cover of “The Book of Love.”In the song, Marten explains how love is unnecessarily complicated and frequently irrational. In fact,…

  • St. Louis Blues Mascot Earns First-Ever Stanley 'Pup' Championship Collar

    January 16, 2020

    Barclay, the adorable four-legged mascot of the St. Louis Blues, recently received a Stanley “Pup” Championship collar — complete with the team's famous Blue Note logo rendered in sapphires and karat gold. A spokesperson for Purina claimed Barclay is the first dog to ever receive championship jewelry.Blues executive and Hall…

  • Role Reversal: Will Single Ladies Propose to Their Guys on Leap Day, Feb. 29?

    January 15, 2020

    For more than 1,500 years, February 29 has been reserved for single ladies who have waited far too long for their guys to pop the question. Leap Day, which hits the calendar every four years, is a time when traditional roles are reversed and women are encouraged to pop the…

  • Role Reversal: Will Single Ladies Propose to Their Guys on Leap Day, Feb. 29?

    January 15, 2020

    For more than 1,500 years, February 29 has been reserved for single ladies who have waited far too long for their guys to pop the question. Leap Day, which hits the calendar every four years, is a time when traditional roles are reversed and women are encouraged to pop the…

  • Swiss Researchers Invent Lightweight 18-Karat Gold That's Mixed With Plastic

    January 14, 2020

    Swiss researchers just unveiled a new type of 18-karat gold that's made from 75% gold and 25% plastic, yielding super-lightweight, malleable material that weighs just 1/10th to 1/5th as much as the traditional alloy.The team at ETH Zurich claims that the new lightweight alloy has the exact same lustrous qualities…

  • Fairytale Proposal: Animated Couple Star as the Prince and Princess in 'Sleeping Beauty'

    January 13, 2020

    A romantic Massachusetts man worked with an illustrator for six months to pull off an epic, fairytale marriage proposal that has gone viral on social media.In filmmaker Lee Loechler's ambitious plan, animated versions of he and his girlfriend, Sthuthi David, would take starring roles in her favorite movie, Sleeping Beauty.…

  • Music Friday: Tim McGraw Sings About a Breakup in ‘Diamond Rings and Old Barstools’

    January 10, 2020

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, country star Tim McGraw sings about a breakup in his 2015 hit, “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools.” This emotional ballad tells the story of former lovers who agree…

  • Diamond That Survived the Holocaust and Two World Wars Is Rescued in Manhattan

    January 9, 2020

    A New York newlywed said she was horrified when an heirloom diamond fell out of her engagement ring and disappeared into the underbelly of a newsstand refrigeration unit on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Danielle Gelfand's 1-carat diamond had been in her family for more than 100 years.“I went to grab…

  • Tsavorite's Name Honors the Kenya-Tanzania Border Region Where It Was Discovered

    January 8, 2020

    Tsavo National Park on the border of Kenya and Tanzania is home to lions, black rhinos, cape buffaloes, elephants and leopards. The more mountainous western section of the park is also the singular source of a gorgeous variety of green garnet called tsavorite.Best known as January's official birthstone, garnet comes…

  • 20.69-Carat 'Firebird' Is Latest Fancy Yellow Diamond to Pass Through House of Graff

    January 7, 2020

    Alrosa's 20.69-carat “Firebird” is the latest fancy yellow diamond to pass through the House of Graff, the London-based luxury jewelry firm run by billionaire Laurence Graff. Over the course of his career, the 81-year-old Graff has been associated with some of the world's largest and most valuable yellow diamonds.Graff and…

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