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  • 'InStyle' Editor-in-Chief Laura Brown Raises the Bar for Engagement Ring Selfies

    January 7, 2019

    InStyle magazine's editor-in-chief Laura Brown raised the bar for engagement ring selfies last week when she posted to her Instagram page an impeccable close-up shot of her new Art Deco-inspired bling. The ring features a round center diamond surrounded by an unusual asymmetrical array of square and rectangular baguettes.Comedian and…

  • 'InStyle' Editor-in-Chief Laura Brown Raises the Bar for Engagement Ring Selfies

    January 7, 2019

    InStyle magazine's editor-in-chief Laura Brown raised the bar for engagement ring selfies last week when she posted to her Instagram page an impeccable close-up shot of her new Art Deco-inspired bling. The ring features a round center diamond surrounded by an unusual asymmetrical array of square and rectangular baguettes.Comedian and…

  • Music Friday: Kelly Clarkson Sings, 'You Used to Make Me Feel Like a Diamond'

    January 4, 2019

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome new songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, pop star Kelly Clarkson sings about rejuvenating a listless relationship in her 2017 gospel-inspired release, “Heat.”In the song, Clarkson assumes the role of a woman whose marriage…

  • Demantoid Garnet Is the Rarest and Most Valuable Variety of January's Birthstone

    January 3, 2019

    First discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1851, the vivid green demantoid garnet is the rarest and most valuable variety of January's birthstone.Demantoid is derived from the Dutch word for diamond, “demant.” The stone owes its impressive diamond-like brilliance to two main factors: A high refractive index and a high…

  • This Multi-Cooker Does a Lot of Things, But Producing Jewelry Isn't One of Them

    January 2, 2019

    Imagine Shiloah Avery's surprise when she unpacked the box to her new Instant Pot on Christmas morning only to find a gold and diamond wedding ring inside. While the multi-cooker is famous for doing so many things — it combines an electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker,…

  • Music Friday: Seth Ennis Shares Story Behind His Proposal in the Newly Released 'Xmas'

    December 28, 2018

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome new songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, country music newcomer Seth Ennis shares the story behind his holiday marriage proposal in the newly released “Xmas.”The Georgia-raised 23-year-old turned to Instagram on December 23 to…

  • Oops! Famous 'Diamond Planet' Is Actually a 'Sapphire Planet,' New Research Suggests

    December 27, 2018

    Super-Earth 55 Cancri e, which made headlines in 2012 as “the diamond planet,” needs to be reclassified as a sapphire planet, according to astronomers at the Universities of Zurich and Cambridge.”We are turning the supposed diamond planet into a sapphire planet,” said astrophysicist Caroline Dorn, the lead author of new research…

  • Oops! Famous 'Diamond Planet' Is Actually a 'Sapphire Planet,' New Research Suggests

    December 27, 2018

    Super-Earth 55 Cancri e, which made headlines in 2012 as “the diamond planet,” needs to be reclassified as a sapphire planet, according to astronomers at the Universities of Zurich and Cambridge.”We are turning the supposed diamond planet into a sapphire planet,” said astrophysicist Caroline Dorn, the lead author of new research…

  • 1,109-Carat Lesedi La Rona Likely Weighed 2,774 Carats Before Fracturing Into 5 Pieces

    December 26, 2018

    A senior research scientist at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) believes the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona — the second largest rough diamond ever found — actually weighed at least 2,774 carats before it fractured into five pieces during the sorting process at Lucara's Karowe mine in Botswana in November…

  • Music Friday: 5 Golden Rings Shine in This Famous Mashup of 'The 12 Days of Christmas'

    December 21, 2018

    Welcome to a special holiday edition of Music Friday when we bring you fabulous songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today we present one of the most popular Christmas tunes on YouTube — Straight No Chaser’s clever mashup of “The 12 Days of Christmas.”…

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