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  • Here's a First Peek at Apple Designer Jony Ive's All-Diamond Ring

    September 9, 2019

    Last November, Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officer, and renowned industrial designer Marc Newson, collaborated on “The (Red) Diamond Ring” — an all-diamond ring that would be honed from a 45-carat rough gem.The piece — which has no precious metal components — was specially designed to benefit the third…

  • Music Friday: 'Two Princes' (One With Pockets Full of Diamonds) Vie for Same Girl

    September 6, 2019

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you hit songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Spin Doctors frontman Chris Barron portrays one of the title characters of the group's 1993 smash hit, “Two Princes.”In the song, Barron and a rival prince are vying…

  • Alrosa Mining Company Posts Video of What May Be a Diamond in a Diamond

    September 5, 2019

    Russia's Alrosa diamond mining company may have discovered a diamond in a diamond.Alrosa's Instagram page features a video of a 0.62-carat rough diamond with a curious void in its center. Rattling around in that cavity seems to be another rough diamond.In a caption accompanying the video, Alrosa wrote, “A diamond…

  • Padparadscha Is the Rarest and Most Valuable Variety of September's Birthstone

    September 4, 2019

    Characterized as “a true Rembrandt among gemstones,” the pinkish-orange padparadscha is the rarest and most valuable variety of September's birthstone — sapphire.Padparadscha belongs to the corundum family of gemstones, which includes rubies and sapphires. The presence of trace elements determines the color of each gemstone. While blue sapphires are naturally…

  • Artist Diemut Strebe Will Make a 16.78-Carat Yellow Diamond Disappear in NYC

    September 3, 2019

    Utilizing state-of-the-art technology that mimics the visual effects of a black hole, artist Diemut Strebe plans to make a $2 million, 16.78-carat yellow diamond disappear at the New York Stock Exchange on September 13.The normally colorful and reflective diamond will be reduced to a flat black spot.To pull off her…

  • Music Friday: Wedding Ring Compels Frankie Valli to Sing, 'Bye, Bye, Baby'

    August 30, 2019

    Welcome to a Music Friday when we bring you classic hits with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, we present Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons singing the original 1965 version of “Bye, Bye, Baby,” a tune that includes a very important line about a…

  • 7,777-Diamond 'Lotus Temple Ring' Snatches Guinness World Record From 'Lotus Ring'

    August 29, 2019

    The 7,777-diamond “Lotus Temple Ring” recently earned a Guinness World Record for the most diamonds set in a single ring, overtaking the 6,690-diamond “Lotus Ring,” which had earned the same honor in July of 2018.Valued at $4.9 million, the amazing bauble was designed by Mumbai-based Lakshikaa Jewels and inspired by…

  • Take 2: Jordan Rodgers Re-Proposes to 'Bachelorette' JoJo Fletcher With 5-Carat Ring

    August 28, 2019

    In 2016, with more than eight million fans watching, Jordan Rodgers proposed to JoJo Fletcher during the Season 12 finale of The Bachelorette. Now, three years later, Fletcher is sporting a brand new 5-carat oval diamond engagement ring after Rodgers decided to get down on one knee all over again.Rodgers…

  • Magnified Inclusions Become Galaxy-Like Structures in London's VOID Installation

    August 27, 2019

    The awesome beauty of gemstone inclusions is brought to life in a new multi-sensory spatial installation by designer Dan Tobin Smith, The Experience Machine and Gemfields.Taking place at the Collins Music Hall as part of London Design Festival 2019, the VOID installation focuses on — as singer John Legend might…

  • Google Celebrates 80th Anniv. of 'The Wizard of Oz' With Ruby Slipper Surprise

    August 26, 2019

    Sunday marked the 80th anniversary of the release of “The Wizard of Oz,” and to celebrate the occasion, Google unveiled a special animated search results page complete with dream-sequence rotating screens, clicking ruby slippers and a flying farmhouse.Those who Googled the term “The Wizard of Oz” saw a results page…

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I have a ring that has been in my family for generations. I took it in last week, and Doug did an amazing job repairing this special heirloom for me, and now, I can wear it proudly, and one day, pass it down to my daughter!

-Jennifer