• Australia's Mothballed Ellendale Mine Could Be Producing Fancy Yellows This Month

    September 2, 2021

    Mothballed since 2015, the Ellendale mine in Western Australia's Kimberley region could be producing its famous fancy yellow diamonds as early as this month. Ellendale diamonds possess a signature pure yellow color and are regarded as the highest quality in the world.At one time, Ellendale produced about 50% of the…

  • 'Star of Bombay' Sapphire Was Gifted by Douglas Fairbanks to Mary Pickford in the 1920s

    September 1, 2021

    About a century ago, the swashbuckling silent film star Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., gifted a 182-carat star sapphire to his equally famous wife, Mary Pickford. The violet-blue sapphire was a prized possession of “America's Sweetheart” until her death in 1979 at the age of 87.Upon her passing, a representative of the…

  • 'Modern Family' Star Eric Stonestreet Pops the Question with Oval-Cut Diamond Ring

    August 31, 2021

    Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet recently popped the question to long-time girlfriend and pediatric nurse Lindsay Schweitzer with an oval-cut diamond ring. The two-time Emmy-award-winning comedic actor, who plays Cameron Tucker on the ABC hit series, chronicled the happy news with a series of amusing photos on his Instagram page.…

  • New Ad Campaign Spotlights a Natural Diamond's Positive Impact on Vulnerable Communities

    August 30, 2021

    The Natural Diamond Council's new ad campaign titled, “Thank You, By the Way,” communicates the massive socioeconomic benefits generated by the diamond mining industry. The campaign targets jewelry consumers, who now more than ever before want to know where their products come from, and the impact their purchases have on…

  • Delta Pulls Out All the Stops to Assist Frequent Flyer With Memorable Proposal

    August 25, 2021

    It's not easy for sweethearts to maintain a long-distance relationship, especially when they live 800 miles apart. But over the past two years, Brennan and Skyler have maintained their Dallas-to-Atlanta romance via countless hours on Delta flights.While flying solo recently, Brennan came to the realization that he and Skyler were “destined”…

  • 24.45-Carat Heart-Shaped Diamond Narrowly Misses Record at Summer Sparkle Auction

    August 24, 2021

    A 24.45-carat, internally flawless, heart-shaped diamond fetched $2.01 million at Christie's Summer Sparkle sale, narrowly missing the record for the highest-valued jewel ever sold online. Christie's had established that record in June 2020 when a 28.86-carat, D-color, emerald-cut diamond achieved $2.11 million.The heart-shaped stunner, which came into the auction with…

  • A Faceted Poudretteite Is So Rare Few Gemologists Will Ever Encounter One, Says GIA

    August 23, 2021

    Today starts an occasional series covering the rarest gems you've probably never heard of. The remarkable 9.41-carat light-pink oval gem seen here is one of the largest — if not the largest — faceted poudretteite in existence, according to the Smithsonian.A faceted poudretteite is so rare, says the Gemological Institute…

  • Music Friday: 1955 Hit 'Band of Gold' Makes Resurgence 52 Years Later on 'Mad Men'

    August 20, 2021

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great throwback songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, we shine the spotlight on Don Cherry's 1955 hit, “Band of Gold,” which made a resurgence more than 50 years later on the Emmy-award-winning AMC series Mad…

  • Police Dog Trained to Sniff Out Drugs and Weapons Finds Lost Engagement Ring on Beach

    August 19, 2021

    Dogo, a police dog with the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office, recently showed off his amazing olfactory skills by sniffing out an engagement ring that was lost at a Michigan beach on the shore of Lake Superior.The five-year-old Dutch shepherd is trained to locate hidden drugs and weapons, but is also…

  • Mastercard Report: Jewelry Sales in July Jump 54.2% Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

    August 18, 2021

    In a startling report, Mastercard singled out “jewelry” as the fastest growing retail sector, with July 2021 sales jumping a whopping 54.2% compared to pre-pandemic July 2019 levels. When comparing July 2021 jewelry sales to those in July 2020, the growth is even more dramatic, with the jewelry sector accelerating…

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