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  • 'De Beers Blue' Comes Within a Whisker of Setting New Auction Record

    April 28, 2022

    The 15.10-carat “De Beers Blue” came within a whisker of setting a new world record for the priciest vivid blue diamond ever sold at auction. The hammer price of $57,471,960 at Sotheby's Hong Kong last night was just short of the $57,541,779 achieved by the 14.62-carat “Oppenheimer Blue” at Christie's…

  • Jewelry Category to Break Another Sales Record This Mother's Day, Predicts NRF

    April 27, 2022

    Mother's Day 2022 jewelry sales are expected to hit $7 billion, making it the fastest-growing and highest-volume gift-giving category for the second year in a row, according to an annual survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF).The jewelry sector's record-breaking tally is up from $6.1 billion in 2021 and…

  • Giant Kelp to Play a Key Role in Diamond Miner's Carbon-Neutral Initiative

    April 26, 2022

    Climbing to a height of 175 feet or more, giant kelp will be playing a key role in De Beers' ambitious efforts to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations by 2030.The world's largest diamond miner by value announced that it is investing $2 million in Kelp Blue, an innovative start-up…

  • Queen Elizabeth II Barbie Doll Wears Replica of the Famous 'Fringe Tiara'

    April 25, 2022

    Mattel's newest Barbie doll is literally fit for a queen. Sculpted in the likeness of Britain's longest-reigning monarch, the new Barbie Signature Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Doll celebrates her 70 years of service and reflects her love of fine jewelry. The toy company released the collectible on the Queen's…

  • Music Friday: The Light Inside of All of Us Is Like a Diamond, Sings Avril Lavigne

    April 22, 2022

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you uplifting songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, newly engaged Canadian recording artist Avril Lavigne performs “Fly,” a power ballad inspired by the athletes of the Special Olympics.In this song about having the inner strength to…

  • Valued at Just $415, College Football's Championship Ring Still Packs a Punch

    April 21, 2022

    Unlike Super Bowl rings that can be worth upwards of $35,000 apiece, college football's National Championship rings cannot exceed $415 in value, according to NCAA rules.This reality creates enormous challenges for companies, such as Jostens, which was recently tasked with creating commemorative jewelry for the University of Georgia Bulldogs' National…

  • Orange and Blue Sapphires, White Diamonds Tell Story of Astros' AL Championship

    April 20, 2022

    The Houston Astros’ colorful 2021 American League Championship rings tell the story of the team's impressive run to the World Series, where they narrowly lost to the Atlanta Braves in six games. The 10-karat white and yellow gold rings feature 104 round diamonds, 15 custom-cut diamonds, four princess-cut diamonds, 42…

  • Here's Why Mod Sun Picked a Heart-Shaped Diamond for Avril Lavigne

    April 19, 2022

    Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne turned to Instagram recently to announce her engagement to fellow pop-punk rocker Mod Sun and to offer a peek at her new 5-carat, heart-shaped diamond ring.She treated her 10.8 million Instagram followers to a series of romantic proposal pics, some with a clear view of the Eiffel…

  • Jon Batiste, Suleika Jaouad Tie the Knot Using Bread Ties for Wedding Rings

    April 18, 2022

    Jon Batiste, the musician who won big at the 2022 Grammys, revealed to CBS Sunday Morning that he and his bestselling author partner, Suleika Jaouad, secretly tied the knot in February — using bread ties as wedding rings — in a hastily arranged ceremony one day before her scheduled bone…

  • Music Friday: 'Jenny From the Block' Sings, 'Don't Be Fooled By the Rocks That I Got'

    April 15, 2022

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, our spotlight shines on Jennifer Lopez, who set the Internet abuzz this past week when she revealed the super-rare 8.5-carat green diamond engagement ring she received from Ben…

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