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  • Europe's Most Expensive Christmas Tree Glistens With 2,018 Solid Gold Coins

    December 12, 2018

    Munich-based gold dealer Pro Aurum recently unveiled Europe's most expensive Christmas tree, a pyramid-shaped showstopper decorated with 2,018 solid gold coins and topped by a massive 20-ounce coin set into a golden star. In total, the .9999 fine gold weighs 63 kilograms (about 2,222 ounces), putting the precious metal value…

  • Emirates Airline Sets Twittersphere Ablaze With Post of Diamond-Adorned Plane

    December 11, 2018

    Emirates Airline, the Dubai-based carrier famous for its opulent in-flight amenities, such as Bulgari skincare and Bowers & Wilkins headphones, set the Twittersphere ablaze last week when it posted a photo of a Boeing 777 spectacularly embellished with diamonds.On its official Twitter account, the airline wrote, “Presenting the Emirates ‘Bling’…

  • Pinkish-Orange 'Living Coral' Is Named Pantone's Color of the Year for 2019

    December 10, 2018

    “Living Coral,” a pinkish-orange hue that embraces us with warmth and embodies our desire for playful expression, has been named Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year. Among the gemstones exhibiting Pantone's vibrant, yet mellow, seaborne color are spinel, morganite, padparadscha sapphire and precious coral.Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone's executive director, said the…

  • Music Friday: Jason Michael Carroll Pops the Question With a Half-Carat Diamond in 'Numbers'

    December 7, 2018

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, country music artist Jason Michael Carroll proposes with a half-carat diamond ring in his 2011 release, “Numbers.”In the song, Carroll takes a comical look at how a dizzying…

  • Gemstones Star in New Board Game Featuring Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    December 6, 2018

    Players press their luck as they go mining for seven types of gemstones in a brand new board game featuring Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.In December 1937, the animated musical fantasy premiered to great fanfare at the majestic Carthay Circle Theatre in Hollywood. Today, a whole new…

  • Birthstone Feature: 540 Carats of Persian Turquoise Shine in the Empress Marie-Louise Diadem

    December 5, 2018

    In honor of turquoise — one of the three official birthstones for December — we shine our spotlight on the Empress Marie-Louise Diadem, a gift from French Emperor Napoleon I to his second wife on the occasion of their marriage in 1810.The spectacular piece, which now resides in the Smithsonian…

  • NYPD Reunites British Couple With Engagement Ring Lost in Times Square Utility Grate

    December 4, 2018

    The NYPD used the power of the Twittersphere to reunite a British couple with the engagement ring they accidentally dropped through a utility grate in Times Square on Friday night.Earlier in the evening, John Drennen had proposed to Daniella Anthony in Central Park. Apparently, the ring was too small, so…

  • NYPD Reunites British Couple With Engagement Ring Lost in Times Square Utility Grate

    December 4, 2018

    The NYPD used the power of the Twittersphere to reunite a British couple with the engagement ring they accidentally dropped through a utility grate in Times Square on Friday night.Earlier in the evening, John Drennen had proposed to Daniella Anthony in Central Park. Apparently, the ring was too small, so…

  • Rams' Powerhouse Aaron Donald Celebrates Big Contract With 'AD/99' Diamond Pendant

    December 3, 2018

    Dominating defensive tackle Aaron Donald of the 11-1 Los Angeles Rams signed a record-breaking $135 million deal in August and rewarded himself with a custom “AD/99” diamond pendant hanging from a 14-karat gold Miami Cuban-link chain — a chain that weighs more than 1.5 pounds.The 6'1'' 280-pound frontrunner for Defensive…

  • Music Friday: Gwen Stefani Forgets to Mention One Little Thing, a Ring, in 'Santa Baby'

    November 30, 2018

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you festive songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, we celebrate the start of the holiday season with Gwen Stefani's contemporary take on Eartha Kitt's 1953 classic, “Santa Baby.”A song that echoes the sentiments of 1949's “Diamonds…

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