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  • Historic 205-Carat 'Red Cross Diamond' Hits Christie's Auction Block for Third Time

    April 14, 2022

    A long-standing symbol of the world’s largest humanitarian network, “The Red Cross Diamond” will be hitting the Christie's auction block for the third time in 104 years. And just like its original appearance in 1918, the sale of the 205.07-carat canary yellow diamond on May 11 in Geneva will benefit…

  • Mastercard Survey: Retail Jewelry Sector Rides a Wave of Great Sales Results

    April 13, 2022

    Retail jewelry sales in March of 2022 grew 11.9% compared to March 2021, according to statistics released by Mastercard SpendingPulse™.The numbers are even more impressive when comparing last month's jewelry sales to pre-pandemic levels. March 2022 jewelry sales were a whopping 78.8% higher than the tallies recorded in March of…

  • Teary-Eyed Jennifer Lopez Whispers to Her 8.5-Carat Green Diamond, 'You're Perfect'

    April 12, 2022

    In a 13-second video shared with the fans of her On the JLo newsletter, a teary-eyed Jennifer Lopez gazes down at her brand new 8.5-carat natural green diamond engagement ring from Ben Affleck and whispers, “You're perfect.”Affleck, 49, picked a green diamond because the color holds such a special place…

  • Atlanta Braves' 2021 World Series Ring Flips Open to Reveal Illuminated Truist Park

    April 11, 2022

    Featuring 775 gemstones with a total weight of 13.3 carats, the Atlanta Braves' 2021 World Series ring includes a hidden, never-before-seen innovation — the top flips open to reveal a micro-LED illuminated replica of Truist Park.Overall, the 14-karat gold ring tells the story of a championship journey through the use…

  • Music Friday: Billy Joel Leaves a Life of Pearls and Caviar in 'I've Loved These Days'

    April 8, 2022

    Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fabulous songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. In 1976, music legend Billy Joel said goodbye to Hollywood and returned to a New York state of mind. His wistful farewell to an L.A. lifestyle of fine jewelry,…

  • Two Diamond-Embellished Koi Adorn The Perth Mint's Latest 3D 'Jewelled' Coin

    April 7, 2022

    Two shimmering koi — one embellished with 78 Argyle Pink Diamonds hand-set in 18-karat rose gold and the other fashioned from 80 white diamonds hand-set in 18-karat white gold — seem to slither upon the surface of The Perth Mint’s latest 3D “Jewelled” coin. Each fish has two Argyle golden…

  • Copper-Flecked Inclusions Give Oregon Sunstones Their Unique 'Schiller'

    April 6, 2022

    Oregon Sunstones are truly unique because they contain tiny flecks of copper that give the stones a reddish-to-golden metallic sheen called “schiller.” Sunstones exist in other parts of the world but, oddly, only the ones from Oregon contain copper.In a nine-minute “Oregon Field Guide” video produced by the Oregon Public…

  • Birthstone Feature: Scarf Pin 'Garnet' Turns Out to Be Priceless Red Diamond

    April 5, 2022

    Did you hear the story about the Boston jeweler who purchased an old scarf pin at an estate sale only to find out later that the “garnet” at the center of the pin was actually a priceless 5.03-carat red diamond?Today, The DeYoung Red Diamond enjoys its permanent residence at the…

  • Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles Wears a Stand-In Engagement Ring at the Gym

    April 4, 2022

    Newly engaged Simone Biles revealed in an Instagram Story that she wears a stand-in engagement ring during her rigorous workouts at the gym.The simple, white silicone ring is punctuated by a petite full-cut diamond set in a bezel of 14-karat white gold.“Okay HOW CUTE,” the 25-year-old captioned a closeup shot…

  • Music Friday: Etta James Wants Diamonds, Not Flowers, in 1961's 'Tough Mary'

    April 1, 2022

    Welcome to Music Friday when we often bring you vintage songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, the spotlight shines on the legendary Etta James and her 1961 satirical romp, “Tough Mary.”In the song, James steps into the role of Mary, a sassy and…

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