September 21, 2017

$8 Garage Sale Brooch Delivers $26,250 Windfall at Bonhams Auction

A sparkly red, white and green brooch that was scooped up for just $8 at an Ohio garage sale five years ago delivered a $26,250 windfall […]
September 20, 2017

Government of Botswana Calls ‘First Dibs’ on Exceptional Diamond Discoveries

In mid-November 2015 — during a span of just 72 hours — Lucara’s Karowe Mine in Botswana yielded three exceptional rough diamonds that tipped the scales […]
September 19, 2017

Lifelong Cubs Fan and Former Wrigley Field Usher Wins $70,000 Player-Grade 2016 World Series Ring

Geneine Dietz, a lifelong Cubs fan who spent 10 seasons ushering games at Wrigley Field, plunked down $10 on a raffle ticket and scored an authentic, […]
September 18, 2017

Argyle Mine — World’s Primary Source of Pink, Red and Blue Diamonds — Is Nearly Tapped Out

Rio Tinto’s Argyle Mine in Western Australia — the world’s most prolific diamond mine and primary source for pink, red and blue diamonds — is nearly […]
September 15, 2017

Music Friday: Cut Like Precious Diamonds, TobyMac Reflects the Sun in ‘Lights Shine Bright’

Welcome to Music Friday when we often bring you inspirational songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Christian hip-hop recording […]
September 14, 2017

Royal Treatment: 3,500-Year-Old Tomb of Egyptian Goldsmith and His Wife Discovered in Luxor

Ancient Egyptians were captivated by gold. They considered gold “the skin of the gods” and associated it with eternity. They wore elaborate jewelry to enhance their […]
September 13, 2017

Bounce, Bounce, Plop: Anxious Suitor Fumbles Engagement Ring on Picturesque Footbridge in KC

With his hands sweating and his heart thumping, Seth Dixon became an accidental media star early this week when he fumbled a diamond engagement ring through […]
September 12, 2017

Wildly Divergent Hues Are the Stars of Pantone’s Fashion Color Trend Report for Spring 2018

Wildly divergent hues unbounded by traditional guidelines, seasonal borders or gender norms are the stars of Pantone’s Fashion Color Trend Report for the spring of 2018. […]
September 11, 2017

Category 4 Hurricane Irma Fails to Thwart Tulsa Man’s Key West Surprise Marriage Proposal

Months ago, Tulsa native Russ Dugger scheduled a romantic vacation to scenic Key West, Fla., where he planned to surprise his girlfriend, Nadia Kyrylova, with a […]
September 8, 2017

Music Friday: Mark Knopfler Scores a ‘Beautiful Find’ in His 2006 Release, ‘I Dug Up a Diamond’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, Mark Knopfler scores a […]
September 7, 2017

De Beers Makes Largest Investment in Diamond Marketing Since 2008; Spending Set at $140 Million

Millennial shoppers will have diamond jewelry on their minds this holiday season thanks, in part, to a huge marketing push by the De Beers Group, which […]
September 6, 2017

Lost for 9 Years, Diamond Engagement Ring Pried From a Gap in an Italian Sidewalk

The picturesque town of San Marco dei Cavoti in southern Italy is now world famous for two things: 1) the delightful honey-and-nut confection known as torrone […]
September 5, 2017

98-Carat Bismarck Sapphire Was a Honeymoon Gift From the Wealthiest Man in America

In 1926, at the age of 53, American tycoon Harrison Williams married Mona Bush, a divorcée 24 years his junior. Aboard his 250-foot yacht, the Warrior, […]
September 1, 2017

Music Friday: NSYNC Affirms, You Are ‘More Precious Than Any Diamond or Pearl’ in 1999’s ‘A Little More Time on You’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, the heartthrob boy band […]
August 31, 2017

Apollo Astronaut Nearly Lost His Wedding Ring in Space — Fact or Fiction?

Former Apollo astronaut Charles “Charlie” Moss Duke Jr. loves to tell the story about how fellow astronaut Ken Mattingly nearly lost his wedding ring in outer […]
August 30, 2017

Guggenheim Museum’s Fully Functional 18-Karat Toilet, ‘America,’ Will Have Its Final Flush on Sept. 15

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City is about to close the lid on its fully functional 18-karat gold toilet, with the final flush […]
August 29, 2017

Artie the Police Dog Sniffs Out Missing Diamond Four Days After It Was Lost

Artie the Police Dog used his super sniffer to locate an engagement diamond for a New England couple — four days after it was lost. About […]
August 28, 2017

‘Fight of the Century’ Victor Floyd Mayweather Jr. Earns ‘Priceless’ Money Belt Encrusted With 4,260 Gems

When professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated UFC star Conor McGregor by TKO Saturday night in what was billed as “the fight of the century,” the […]
August 25, 2017

Music Friday: Unlucky in Love Maia Sharp Wonders, ‘How Much Gold Can You Find If You Never Go Mining?’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, singer-songwriter Maia Sharp ponders […]
August 24, 2017

Survey: Millennial Women Prefer ‘The Real Deal’ When Buying Diamonds and Luxury Items

Despite being tempted by a retail environment flush with fast fashion and unlimited choices, millennial women would prefer to adhere to the maxim of “buy less, […]