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  • 100-Carat Yellow Diamond Necklace to Headline Sotheby's Hong Kong Sale

    August 20, 2019

    Five contemporary works by jewelry artist Anna Hu, including a show-stopping diamond necklace, will headline Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn Sale in Hong Kong on October 7.Sotheby's provided Hu with the 100.02-carat fancy intense yellow diamond that is the colorful focal point of the Dunhuang Pipa necklace. The impressive…

  • 100-Carat Yellow Diamond Necklace to Headline Sotheby's Hong Kong Sale

    August 20, 2019

    Five contemporary works by jewelry artist Anna Hu, including a show-stopping diamond necklace, will headline Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn Sale in Hong Kong on October 7.Sotheby's provided Hu with the 100.02-carat fancy intense yellow diamond that is the colorful focal point of the Dunhuang Pipa necklace. The impressive…

  • Alrosa's 14.83-Carat Pink Diamond — 'The Spirit of the Rose' — Could Be a Record Setter

    August 19, 2019

    It's becoming clearer that Alrosa's 14.83-carat fancy vivid purple-pink diamond, which was recently named “The Spirit of the Rose,” has a very good chance of setting a world record when it goes on sale some time in November.Alrosa has yet to estimate the stone's value, but gem expert Eden Rachminov,…

  • Music Friday: Matt Palmer Promises to Let You Shine in 2010's 'Diamond Love'

    August 16, 2019

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, singer-songwriter Matt Palmer tries to convince the girl of his dreams to jettison her current boyfriend because he is taking her for granted in the 2010 release, “Diamond…

  • 332-Carat Star Sapphire Called the 'Tiesh Blue Empress' Attracts Crowds in Sri Lanka

    August 15, 2019

    A stunning 332-carat blue star sapphire set atop an 18-karat gold crown has been attracting huge crowds to the showroom of luxury jeweler Tiesh in Sri Lanka's ancient capital city of Kandy.Dubbed the “Tiesh Blue Empress,” the stone displays a prominent six-rayed star due to a unique optical phenomenon called…

  • Wilensky Gallery Curates Spectacular Collection of Natural Emerald Specimens

    August 14, 2019

    The Wilensky gallery in New York City has assembled a spectacular collection of natural emerald specimens — each one of museum quality and preserved in its crystal form.“Important emerald stones and jewelry can be found in every gem collection around the world,” said Stuart Wilensky, President of Wilensky. “The same…

  • Largest Pink Diamond Ever Mined in Russia Goes on Display in New York

    August 13, 2019

    The largest pink diamond ever mined in Russia is on display in New York City this month. The ultra-rare 14.83-carat fancy vivid purple-pink diamond was mined in 2017 and cut and polished into an oval shape by Alrosa, one of the world's largest producers of diamonds. When unearthed from the…

  • Music Friday: Conway Twitty Reveals Wedding Ring Fantasy in ‘It’s Only Make Believe’

    August 9, 2019

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, country music legend Conway Twitty is the victim of a one-sided love affair in his 1958 classic, “It’s Only Make Believe.”In this song about unrequited love, Twitty pours…

  • Music Friday: Conway Twitty Reveals Wedding Ring Fantasy in ‘It’s Only Make Believe’

    August 9, 2019

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, country music legend Conway Twitty is the victim of a one-sided love affair in his 1958 classic, “It’s Only Make Believe.”In this song about unrequited love, Twitty pours…

  • Scientists Create Gold Sheets One Million Times Thinner Than a Human Finger Nail

    August 8, 2019

    Scientists at the University of Leeds in the UK have developed gold sheets so thin they're technically two dimensional. In fact, this newest form of gold is just 2 atoms thick, the equivalent of 0.47 nanometers or about a million times thinner than a human finger nail.The ultra-thin gold —…

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