• Music Friday: Bonnie Raitt Sings, 'Blame It on Stars Strung Like Jewels From Here to Mars'

    June 17, 2022

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt compares the stars in the night sky to a fantastical gemstone necklace in her brand new release, “Blame It on…

  • Mastercard Survey: Jewelry Sales Growth Continues to Outpace All Other Sectors

    June 16, 2022

    Jewelry continues to outperform all other retail sectors, according to statistics released by Mastercard SpendingPulse. Jewelry sales in May of 2022 were up 22.3% compared to May 2021.When comparing May's performance with pre-pandemic levels, the numbers are even more impressive. Retail jewelry sales for May 2022 grew 65.4% compared to…

  • 'Great American Diamonds' Take Center Stage at Smithsonian's Newest Exhibit

    June 15, 2022

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History just unveiled “Great American Diamonds,” a new exhibit showcasing four of the most stunning diamonds ever found in the United States.Some of the new gems going on display are record holders, including the Freedom Diamond, the largest faceted diamond ever to originate in…

  • Colombian Army Releases Video of Treasure Strewn From San José Shipwreck

    June 9, 2022

    The Colombian army just released fascinating underwater footage of treasure strewn from the wreckage of the San José galleon — a warship sunk by the British Royal Navy in 1708.Considered to be one of the richest treasure ships ever lost in the Western Hemisphere, the Spanish flagship had been carrying…

  • It’s Best to Wear Your Precious Jewelry Through Airport Security, Says TSA

    June 8, 2022

    With summer vacations right around the corner, we have fresh information and expert advice on the best way to take your precious jewelry possessions through airport security.In most cases, it’s perfectly OK to wear your fine jewelry through the checkpoint station instead of removing it, according to the U.S. Transportation…

  • World's Most Celebrated Natural Pearl Almost Ended Up in the Belly of a Beast

    June 7, 2022

    In 1513, an African slave discovered a perfectly symmetrical, pear-shaped, 55.95-carat natural pearl in the waters off the coast of Panama, and for the next 500+ years the treasure would wind its way through the royal boudoirs of Spain, England, France and Austria, earning it the Spanish name “La Peregrina,”…

  • This Cabochon-Cut Black Diamond Masquerades as a Tahitian Pearl

    June 6, 2022

    The Smithsonian's National Gem Collection in Washington, DC, features an unusual cabochon-cut black diamond that masquerades as a Tahitian pearl.Named the “Winston Adamantine Pearl,” the 44-carat domed diamond presents the lustrous beauty of a pearl while maintaining the unique properties of a diamond.The adjective “adamantine” is derived from “adamas,” the…

  • Music Friday: Keith Richards Reveals, 'I Just Love Singing About Precious Metal'

    June 3, 2022

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome throwback songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Rolling Stones' guitarist and Rock and Roll icon Keith Richards explains the story behind the 1969 release, “You Got the Silver.”The song's memorable chorus goes like this:…

  • Two 100+ Carat Pear-Shaped Diamonds Share Top Billing at Sotheby's NY Auction

    June 2, 2022

    Two pear-shaped diamonds larger than 100 carats — one D-flawless and the other fancy deep orange-brown — will headline Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels auction in New York on June 16.Named “Juno” to honor the ancient Roman queen of the gods, the 101.41-carat, D-color, internally flawless rarity is expected to fetch more…

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Grey Cup Rings Tell Story of Back-to-Back Championships

    June 1, 2022

    The Winnipeg Blue Bombers received their 2021 Grey Cup Championship Rings Saturday night during a soiree held at the exclusive Pinnacle Club at IG Field. The two-tone rings tell the story of the club's back-to-back championships, as well as its stunning 33-25 overtime triumph against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the…

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