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  • 172-Carat Parallelogram-Shaped Amethyst With 'Staircase Cut' Resides at Smithsonian

    February 17, 2020

    One of the world’s most unusual examples of February’s birthstone is this 172.23-carat parallelogram-shaped amethyst that boasts a fancy “staircase cut” on the pavilion. (That's the slanted lower portion of the gem just below the girdle).Sourced at Hallelujah Junction, Nev., just 30 miles north of Reno, this impressive stone is…

  • Music Friday: Nissan Ad Boosts Exposure of 'Gold,' Andreya Triana's 2015 Release

    February 14, 2020

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Andreya Triana's 2015 release, “Gold,” gets a big boost when Nissan features the song in its commercial for the 2020 Versa.In this tune about learning to appreciate the…

  • Black Diamonds Are the Toughest, Says Pop Diva Janet Jackson, and She's Right

    February 13, 2020

    Black diamonds have been top of mind this week because Janet Jackson announced on Monday that both her newest studio album and upcoming world tour will be called “Black Diamond.”Jackson explained the symbolism behind the gemstone reference on her Instagram page.”Black Diamonds are the toughest of all the diamonds, the…

  • Fancy Pink Diamonds Soar 116% in Value Over Past Decade, Says Research Group

    February 12, 2020

    Fancy pink diamonds soared 116% in value over the past decade, outpacing blues (81%) and yellows (21%), according to a report by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), an Israel-based group that tracks diamond pricing data in the global trading centers of Hong Kong, New York and Tel Aviv.While the…

  • World's Youngest Billionaire Kylie Jenner Mulls Her Next Profession: 'Diamond Finder'

    February 11, 2020

    A number of celebrity websites have been revisiting a memorable 2011 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians — the one where a 14-year-old Kylie Jenner rescues her big sister Kim Kardashian West's $75,000 diamond earring from the ocean floor in Bora Bora.Fans will remember how Kardashian West's earring got…

  • World's Youngest Billionaire Kylie Jenner Mulls Her Next Profession: 'Diamond Finder'

    February 11, 2020

    A number of celebrity websites have been revisiting a memorable 2011 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians — the one where a 14-year-old Kylie Jenner rescues her big sister Kim Kardashian West's $75,000 diamond earring from the ocean floor in Bora Bora.Fans will remember how Kardashian West's earring got…

  • Lucara Adds 549-Carat White Diamond to Its Growing List of Massive Finds

    February 10, 2020

    Lucara Diamond Corp. just recovered a 549-carat unbroken white diamond of “exceptional purity” from its Karowe Mine in Botswana — a mine that has earned worldwide recognition for producing the 1,758-carat Sewelô, the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona and the 813-carat Constellation diamond. Those diamonds rank #2, #3 and #8 on…

  • Music Friday: Joan Baez Recounts a Call From Bob Dylan in 1975's 'Diamonds & Rust'

    February 7, 2020

    Welcome to Music Friday when we feature classic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, folk music legend Joan Baez recounts an unexpected phone call from former lover Bob Dylan in her hauntingly beautiful 1975 ballad, “Diamonds & Rust.”Baez and Dylan had been in…

  • Get Your Rings Ready for Valentine's Day, the 2nd-Most-Popular Time to Pop the Question

    February 6, 2020

    Suitors from coast to coast are breathlessly anticipating Valentine's Day, the calendar's second-most-popular time to pop the question. Only Christmas Day sees more proposals, according to WeddingWire’s “Newlywed Report.”Valentine's Day marks the end of “engagement season,” that magical time of the year — from the late November to mid-February —…

  • Domino's Is Giving Away a Pizza-Slice Engagement Ring Topped With Diamonds and Rubies

    February 5, 2020

    Pizza lovers looking to pop the question this Valentine's Day have an opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind, pizza-slice engagement ring topped with bubbly diamond “cheese” and ruby “pepperoni.”Via its Twitter page, Domino's Australia made this punny announcement on Monday: “Does someone have a 'pizza' your heart? We're giving one lucky…

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