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Custom-Cut Rubies, Sapphires Form the ‘DC’ Logo on Mystics’ Championship Rings Custom-Cut Rubies, Sapphires Form the ‘DC’ Logo on Mystics’ Championship Rings

Custom-Cut Rubies, Sapphires Form the ‘DC’ Logo on Mystics’ Championship Rings

Six custom-cut rubies and an equal number of custom-cut sapphires make up the swooping “DC” logo on the 2019 championship rings of the WNBA’s Washington ...

Gem Gallery Virtual Tour: This Emerald Was Worn by the Rulers of Baroda Gem Gallery Virtual Tour: This Emerald Was Worn by the Rulers of Baroda

Gem Gallery Virtual Tour: This Emerald Was Worn by the Rulers of Baroda

An exquisite 37.8-carat emerald once possessed by the royal rulers of Baroda is the next stop on our virtual tour of the Smithsonian’s National Gem ...

Music Friday: Country Boy Is in Love With a Girl Who Wears a Diamond Ring Music Friday: Country Boy Is in Love With a Girl Who Wears a Diamond Ring

Music Friday: Country Boy Is in Love With a Girl Who Wears a Diamond Ring

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you throwback tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, 27-time Grammy winner ...

Mission to Mars: Opals May Provide Fossil Evidence of Extraterrestrial Life Mission to Mars: Opals May Provide Fossil Evidence of Extraterrestrial Life

Mission to Mars: Opals May Provide Fossil Evidence of Extraterrestrial Life

Fossils preserved within opals on the surface of Mars could prove the existence of extraterrestrial life.On July 20, NASA will send the Mars 2020 Perseverance ...

‘Scavengers’ to the Rescue: Treasure Hunters Recover Engagement Ring at NY Beach ‘Scavengers’ to the Rescue: Treasure Hunters Recover Engagement Ring at NY Beach

‘Scavengers’ to the Rescue: Treasure Hunters Recover Engagement Ring at NY Beach

Gina Bopp was so certain that her diamond engagement ring had been swallowed up by the Atlantic Ocean that she immediately bought a faux version ...

World’s Most Famous Diamonds May Have ‘Super-Deep’ Origins, Says GIA World’s Most Famous Diamonds May Have ‘Super-Deep’ Origins, Says GIA

World’s Most Famous Diamonds May Have ‘Super-Deep’ Origins, Says GIA

New smoking-gun evidence seems to confirm the theory that the world’s most famous diamonds — such as the 45-carat Hope and the 3,106-carat Cullinan — ...

Arkansas Woman Scores Biggest Diamond of 2020 at Crater of Diamonds State Park Arkansas Woman Scores Biggest Diamond of 2020 at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Arkansas Woman Scores Biggest Diamond of 2020 at Crater of Diamonds State Park

While working the search field at Crater of Diamonds State Park, Beatrice Watkins joked to her two young granddaughters that their future husbands would need ...

Univ. of Hong Kong Scientists Develop ‘Hunter Drone’ That Can Seek Out Gem Deposits Univ. of Hong Kong Scientists Develop ‘Hunter Drone’ That Can Seek Out Gem Deposits

Univ. of Hong Kong Scientists Develop ‘Hunter Drone’ That Can Seek Out Gem Deposits

A pair of scientists from The University of Hong Kong have developed an autonomous “hunter drone” that can survey wide landscapes and identify valuable gemstone ...

Birthstone Feature: Five Years Ago, This 25.59-Carat Ruby Rocked the Auction World Birthstone Feature: Five Years Ago, This 25.59-Carat Ruby Rocked the Auction World

Birthstone Feature: Five Years Ago, This 25.59-Carat Ruby Rocked the Auction World

A little over five years ago, the 25.59-carat pigeon-blood-red “Sunrise Ruby” rocked the auction world when it obliterated two auction records at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels ...

Queen Elizabeth’s Iconic Three-Strand Pearl Necklace Actually Has Two Backups Queen Elizabeth’s Iconic Three-Strand Pearl Necklace Actually Has Two Backups

Queen Elizabeth’s Iconic Three-Strand Pearl Necklace Actually Has Two Backups

Queen Elizabeth II is rarely seen in public without her favorite three-strand pearl necklace — a gift from her beloved father, King George VI, who ...

Artisanal Miner Discovers Two Tanzanite Crystals Weighing a Combined 75,000 Carats Artisanal Miner Discovers Two Tanzanite Crystals Weighing a Combined 75,000 Carats

Artisanal Miner Discovers Two Tanzanite Crystals Weighing a Combined 75,000 Carats

An artisanal miner in Tanzania struck it rich last week when he sold two enormous tanzanite crystals for $3.4 million.Saniniu Laizer had discovered the crystals ...

Music Friday: Swiss Singer Luca Hänni Tries to Win the Heart of a 110-Carat ‘Diamant’ Music Friday: Swiss Singer Luca Hänni Tries to Win the Heart of a 110-Carat ‘Diamant’

Music Friday: Swiss Singer Luca Hänni Tries to Win the Heart of a 110-Carat ‘Diamant’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, Swiss singer-songwriter Luca ...

3.5 Million Swarovski Crystals Make This Canadian Resort a Jewelry Lover’s Fantasy 3.5 Million Swarovski Crystals Make This Canadian Resort a Jewelry Lover’s Fantasy

3.5 Million Swarovski Crystals Make This Canadian Resort a Jewelry Lover’s Fantasy

More than 3.5 million Swarovski crystals are integrated into the architecture and decor of the Sparkling Hill Resort near Vernon, British Columbia, making this venue ...

Food Network Star Alex Guarnaschelli Shows Off Emerald Engagement Ring Food Network Star Alex Guarnaschelli Shows Off Emerald Engagement Ring

Food Network Star Alex Guarnaschelli Shows Off Emerald Engagement Ring

Celebrity chefs Alex Guarnaschelli and Michael Castellon have taken their relationship to the next level — and the Food Network star has a dazzling ring ...

Smithsonian Gem Gallery Tour Takes a Close Look at the ‘Gifts from Napoleon’ Smithsonian Gem Gallery Tour Takes a Close Look at the ‘Gifts from Napoleon’

Smithsonian Gem Gallery Tour Takes a Close Look at the ‘Gifts from Napoleon’

An exhibit titled “Gifts from Napoleon” is the subject of today’s virtual tour of the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection. Two very special pieces gifted by ...

NBA Players Encouraged to Wear Diagnostic ‘Smart Ring’ When Season Resumes NBA Players Encouraged to Wear Diagnostic ‘Smart Ring’ When Season Resumes

NBA Players Encouraged to Wear Diagnostic ‘Smart Ring’ When Season Resumes

In an effort to quickly identify health risks when the NBA season resumes in Orlando on July 30, league officials are encouraging its players to ...

Music Friday: 19-Year-Old Faouzia Cries ‘Tears of Gold’ in Her Viral 2019 Release Music Friday: 19-Year-Old Faouzia Cries ‘Tears of Gold’ in Her Viral 2019 Release

Music Friday: 19-Year-Old Faouzia Cries ‘Tears of Gold’ in Her Viral 2019 Release

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great new songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Canadian-Moroccan singer-songwriter ...

Sotheby’s Marks Return to Live Auctions With Pair of Heart-Shaped Diamond Rings Sotheby’s Marks Return to Live Auctions With Pair of Heart-Shaped Diamond Rings

Sotheby’s Marks Return to Live Auctions With Pair of Heart-Shaped Diamond Rings

A gorgeous pair of fancy-colored heart-shaped diamond rings — one blue, one pink and each valued at more than $7 million — will headline Sotheby’s ...

Biblical Aaron Wore a Golden Breastplate Fashioned With 12 Inscribed Gemstones Biblical Aaron Wore a Golden Breastplate Fashioned With 12 Inscribed Gemstones

Biblical Aaron Wore a Golden Breastplate Fashioned With 12 Inscribed Gemstones

The biblical Aaron may have been the original King of Bling. More than 3,300 years ago, the first high priest of the Hebrews (and older ...

Birthstone Feature: Rare Alexandrite Looks Like an ‘Emerald by Day and Ruby by Night’ Birthstone Feature: Rare Alexandrite Looks Like an ‘Emerald by Day and Ruby by Night’

Birthstone Feature: Rare Alexandrite Looks Like an ‘Emerald by Day and Ruby by Night’

Often described as an “emerald by day and ruby by night,” alexandrite displays a dramatic chameleon-like color shift depending on the light source. In normal ...

Proceeds From Sale of Anna Hu’s Heart Ensemble to Support Healthcare Workers Proceeds From Sale of Anna Hu’s Heart Ensemble to Support Healthcare Workers

Proceeds From Sale of Anna Hu’s Heart Ensemble to Support Healthcare Workers

From July 3 to 13, a three-piece collection of heart-themed jewelry designed by Anna Hu will be auctioned online by Christie’s, with proceeds going to ...

Music Friday: Tommy Proposes With a Class Ring in 1991’s ‘She’s in Love With the Boy’ Music Friday: Tommy Proposes With a Class Ring in 1991’s ‘She’s in Love With the Boy’

Music Friday: Tommy Proposes With a Class Ring in 1991’s ‘She’s in Love With the Boy’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. In Trisha Yearwood’s chart-topping ...

Smithsonian Gem Gallery Tour Arrives at the Colorful 'Stars and Cat's Eyes' Exhibit Smithsonian Gem Gallery Tour Arrives at the Colorful 'Stars and Cat's Eyes' Exhibit

Smithsonian Gem Gallery Tour Arrives at the Colorful 'Stars and Cat's Eyes' Exhibit

Today's virtual tour of the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection delivers an up-close and personal look at the colorful "Stars and Cat's Eyes" exhibit, starring the ...

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