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92-Carat Heart-Shaped 'La Légende' Diamond Sells for $15 Million, Sets New Auction Record

92-Carat Heart-Shaped 'La Légende' Diamond Sells for $15 Million, Sets New Auction Record

The 92.15-carat "La Légende" — billed as the largest D-flawless, heart-shaped diamond ever seen at auction — set a new record at Christie's Geneva when ...

Music Friday: Australian Country Legend John Williamson Sings About the Untold Riches Lying Beneath The Outback

Music Friday: Australian Country Legend John Williamson Sings About the Untold Riches Lying Beneath The Outback

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, we take a ...

Brazilian Miners Unearth 600-Pound Emerald; Specimen Will Likely Go on Tour

Brazilian Miners Unearth 600-Pound Emerald; Specimen Will Likely Go on Tour

An enormous emerald weighing more than 600 pounds and standing 4.3 feet tall was unearthed recently in Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia. The specimen, which ...

Texas Storm Chaser Combines His Two Loves in One Unforgettable Proposal Scene

Texas Storm Chaser Combines His Two Loves in One Unforgettable Proposal Scene

A Texas storm chaser successfully combined the two loves of his life when he popped the question to his girlfriend with a tornado spinning perilously ...

$13 'Fake' Gem Bought 30 Years Ago at a 'Car Boot Sale' Turns Out to Be 26-Carat Diamond Worth $448K

$13 'Fake' Gem Bought 30 Years Ago at a 'Car Boot Sale' Turns Out to Be 26-Carat Diamond Worth $448K

Thirty years ago, a woman from west London scooped up a showy ring for £10 ($13) at a car boot sale. Convinced that it was ...

Two of Australia's Finest Opals Head to Qatar for Three-Week Exhibition

Two of Australia's Finest Opals Head to Qatar for Three-Week Exhibition

Two of world's finest opals — the Virgin Rainbow and the Fire of Australia — are jetting 7,000 miles from Adelaide to Doha to headline ...

Music Friday: In Exchange 'For Your Love,' The Yardbirds Will Bring Diamond Rings to Your Door

Music Friday: In Exchange 'For Your Love,' The Yardbirds Will Bring Diamond Rings to Your Door

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you classic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today’s featured track is ...

Apollo and Artemis Earrings Sell for $57.4 Million, Set Auction Record at Sotheby's Geneva

Apollo and Artemis Earrings Sell for $57.4 Million, Set Auction Record at Sotheby's Geneva

A non-matching pair of fancy-color diamond earrings named after the twin deities Apollo and Artemis set an auction record at Sotheby's Geneva yesterday when they ...

Newlyweds Reunited With Wedding Rings 8 Days After Tornado Obliterates Their Home

Newlyweds Reunited With Wedding Rings 8 Days After Tornado Obliterates Their Home

Described as a "miracle that came out of tragedy," Texas newlyweds Ariel and Justin Duke were reunited with Ariel's engagement ring and wedding band eight ...

Chip Off the Old Block: 373-Carat Diamond Shard Sells for $17.5 Million at Lucara's 'Exceptional Stone Tender'

Chip Off the Old Block: 373-Carat Diamond Shard Sells for $17.5 Million at Lucara's 'Exceptional Stone Tender'

A 373.72-carat chip off the old block recently sold for $17.5 million at Lucara Diamond Corp.'s "Exceptional Stone Tender" in Botswana's capital city of Gabarone. ...

Aussie Woman Wears Her Engagement Ring for 18 Months Without Realizing It

Aussie Woman Wears Her Engagement Ring for 18 Months Without Realizing It

An Australian woman named Anna wore her engagement ring around her neck for 18 months without realizing it. Anna's boyfriend, Terry, had given her a ...

Music Friday: Ed Sheeran's Grandpa Makes a Wedding Ring From Dental Gold in 2017's 'Nancy Mulligan'

Music Friday: Ed Sheeran's Grandpa Makes a Wedding Ring From Dental Gold in 2017's 'Nancy Mulligan'

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, the sensational Ed ...

Christie's Jewelry Specialist Reveals Why Nearly Identical 10-Carat Sapphires Have Surprisingly Different Values

Christie's Jewelry Specialist Reveals Why Nearly Identical 10-Carat Sapphires Have Surprisingly Different Values

At first glance, these two gorgeous sapphires seem to be nearly identical. They both weigh approximately 10 carats and boast a comparable cut and hue. ...

Super-Dense 'Diamond' Planet Orbits a Pulsar 4,000 Light Years Away

Super-Dense 'Diamond' Planet Orbits a Pulsar 4,000 Light Years Away

Four thousand light years away in the constellation of Serpens, a priceless planet five times the size of our Earth races around a tiny neutron ...

$1.4 Million Solid Gold Darth Vader Mask Marks a 40-Year 'Star Wars' Milestone

$1.4 Million Solid Gold Darth Vader Mask Marks a 40-Year 'Star Wars' Milestone

Tokyo-based luxury jeweler Ginza Tanaka just unveiled a 33-pound, solid gold Darth Vader mask to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the original ...

Half-Ton Stone Embedded With 170,000 Carats of Emeralds Steals the Show in Abu Dhabi

Half-Ton Stone Embedded With 170,000 Carats of Emeralds Steals the Show in Abu Dhabi

Standing nearly four feet tall and weighing more than a half ton, the world's largest emerald-embedded stone attracted impressive crowds last week at the Abu Dhabi ...

Music Friday: Kelly Clarkson Describes Herself as 'A Diamond From Black Dust' in 2012's 'Dark Side'

Music Friday: Kelly Clarkson Describes Herself as 'A Diamond From Black Dust' in 2012's 'Dark Side'

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you hit songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Kelly Clarkson reveals ...

Scuba Diver Rescues Newlywed's Engagement Ring From the Bottom of Alabama's Coosa River

Scuba Diver Rescues Newlywed's Engagement Ring From the Bottom of Alabama's Coosa River

A professional scuba diver pulled off a "needle in a haystack" recovery when he used a metal detector to rescue a newlywed's engagement ring from ...

17th Century Royal Spinel, Once Lost and Mistaken for Glass, Sells at Sotheby's for $353,800

17th Century Royal Spinel, Once Lost and Mistaken for Glass, Sells at Sotheby's for $353,800

A 17th century spinel pendant once worn by Mughal emperors — and then mistaken 90 years ago as a worthless bauble — sold at Sotheby's ...

37.8-Carat 'Chalk Emerald' Is One of the World's Finest Examples of May's Official Birthstone

37.8-Carat 'Chalk Emerald' Is One of the World's Finest Examples of May's Official Birthstone

The Chalk Emerald's impressive clarity, color, size and regal lineage rank it among the world's finest examples of May's official birthstone. Exhibiting the most highly ...

Survey: 49% of American Brides-to-Be Want Their Engagement Rings to Be a Surprise

Survey: 49% of American Brides-to-Be Want Their Engagement Rings to Be a Surprise

When it comes to getting engaged, nearly half of American brides-to-be want their engagement rings to be a surprise. That was the key finding in ...

Music Friday: Gladys Knight Laments, 'You're Like a Diamond But She Treats You Like Glass' in 1970's 'If I Were Your Woman'

Music Friday: Gladys Knight Laments, 'You're Like a Diamond But She Treats You Like Glass' in 1970's 'If I Were Your Woman'

Welcome to Music Friday when we often bring you great throwback songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Gladys ...

Vancouver Woman Is Stunned When Movie Trailer Turns Out to Be a Marriage Proposal

Vancouver Woman Is Stunned When Movie Trailer Turns Out to Be a Marriage Proposal

A super-creative and very romantic graphic animator thrilled his girlfriend recently with a sweet marriage proposal cleverly masked as a Hollywood movie trailer. Vancouver, Wash., ...

Mother's Day Jewelry Gift-Giving Expected to Set New Record at $5 Billion, Reports NRF

Mother's Day Jewelry Gift-Giving Expected to Set New Record at $5 Billion, Reports NRF

Shoppers will be showering their moms with $5 billion in jewelry gifts on Sunday, May 14, setting a new Mother's Day record for that category. ...

Piano Tuner to Share Six-Figure Reward for Finding 913 Gold Coins Hidden Under the Keys of a Donated Upright

Piano Tuner to Share Six-Figure Reward for Finding 913 Gold Coins Hidden Under the Keys of a Donated Upright

A British piano tuner is about to share a six-figure reward for discovering a stash of 913 gold coins hidden beneath the keyboard of an ...

Legendary Stotesbury Emerald Headlines a Cavalcade of Magnificent Jewels at Sotheby's Tomorrow

Legendary Stotesbury Emerald Headlines a Cavalcade of Magnificent Jewels at Sotheby's Tomorrow

The 34.40-carat Stotesbury Emerald, a six-sided gem with a famed history that spans more than 100 years, headlines a cavalcade of magnificent jewels at Sotheby's ...

Music Friday: In His Signature 'Stable Song,' Gregory Alan Isakov 'Turns These Diamonds Into Coal'

Music Friday: In His Signature 'Stable Song,' Gregory Alan Isakov 'Turns These Diamonds Into Coal'

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. In his signature "Stable ...

Earth's Close Encounter With Platinum-Rich Asteroid Has Investors Talking Up the Feasibility of Space Mining

Earth's Close Encounter With Platinum-Rich Asteroid Has Investors Talking Up the Feasibility of Space Mining

A 2,000-foot-wide platinum-rich asteroid zipped within 1.09 million miles of the Earth yesterday, prompting renewed speculation about the feasibility of space mining. Roughly the size ...

11 Million Views: Video Pokes Fun at Millennials in an Era of Engagement Ring Selfies and Viral Proposals

11 Million Views: Video Pokes Fun at Millennials in an Era of Engagement Ring Selfies and Viral Proposals

Comedian Jon Crist's video spoofing millennials' obsession with social media in an era of engagement ring selfies and viral proposals has earned more than 11 ...

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals Awarded at Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympics Will Be Made From Recycled Cell Phones

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals Awarded at Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympics Will Be Made From Recycled Cell Phones

The organizers of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo are imploring environmentally conscious citizens to unload their old cell phones in an effort to amass ...

Chicago Cubs' World Series Rings Commemorate Team's First Championship in 108 Years

Chicago Cubs' World Series Rings Commemorate Team's First Championship in 108 Years

You can say that the Chicago Cubs' 2016 World Series rings were 108 years in the making. That's because the last time the Cubs won ...

Music Friday: Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis Sings, 'I Was Your Silver Lining, But Now I'm Gold'

Music Friday: Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis Sings, 'I Was Your Silver Lining, But Now I'm Gold'

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, Rilo Kiley frontwoman ...

92.15-Carat 'La Légende' Heart-Shaped Diamond Headlines Christie's Geneva Sale

92.15-Carat 'La Légende' Heart-Shaped Diamond Headlines Christie's Geneva Sale

The largest D-flawless heart-shaped diamond ever to be offered at auction will be the headliner of Christie's Magnificent Jewels event in Geneva on May 17. ...

'Apollo' and 'Artemis' Diamond Earrings Could Fetch $68 Million at Sotheby's Geneva

'Apollo' and 'Artemis' Diamond Earrings Could Fetch $68 Million at Sotheby's Geneva

Named after two of the most revered and powerful Olympian deities, Apollo and Artemis, this exquisite pair of diamond earrings — one blue, one pink ...

Returning Airman Proposes to Houston Rockets Dancer During Blindfolded Halftime Stunt

Returning Airman Proposes to Houston Rockets Dancer During Blindfolded Halftime Stunt

A blindfolded Houston Rockets dancer got the surprise of her life on Friday when a silly halftime stunt turned into a heartwarming on-court marriage proposal. ...

Last Day to See Dorothy's Ruby Slippers Is April 23; Conservation Care to Take One Year

Last Day to See Dorothy's Ruby Slippers Is April 23; Conservation Care to Take One Year

In less than two weeks, the iconic Ruby Slippers made famous by Judy Garland in the 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz, will be ...

Music Friday: 'Golden Ring' Reflects the Turbulent Real-Life Romance of George Jones and Tammy Wynette

Music Friday: 'Golden Ring' Reflects the Turbulent Real-Life Romance of George Jones and Tammy Wynette

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, a modest second-hand ...

Jewelry Dating Back to the Indonesian Ice Age Suggest a Flourishing Artistic Culture

Jewelry Dating Back to the Indonesian Ice Age Suggest a Flourishing Artistic Culture

Newly discovered pendants and beads fashioned from the bones of "pig-deer" and monkey-like marsupials suggest that the Ice Age inhabitants of Indonesia had a flourishing ...

A Star Is Born: Pink Diamond Sells for $71.2M, Shattering the Auction Record for Any Gemstone

A Star Is Born: Pink Diamond Sells for $71.2M, Shattering the Auction Record for Any Gemstone

A star was born Tuesday when a 59.6-carat, flawless, fancy vivid pink diamond shattered the world record for the highest price ever paid for any ...

Wrestling Superstar John Cena Puts a Diamond Ring on Nikki Bella at WrestleMania 33

Wrestling Superstar John Cena Puts a Diamond Ring on Nikki Bella at WrestleMania 33

Wrestling superstar John Cena proposed to longtime girlfriend and tag team partner, Nikki Bella, in front of a thrilled house at WrestleMania 33 on Sunday. ...

Marvel at These Massive Chocolate Geodes Filled With Gem-Like Candy Crystals

Marvel at These Massive Chocolate Geodes Filled With Gem-Like Candy Crystals

In a video that's currently tearing up the internet, Culinary Institute of America student Alex O’Brien Yeatts redefines the term "rock candy" as he takes ...

Music Friday: Ray Stevens Launched His 60-Year Career With a Song About a 'Silver Bracelet'

Music Friday: Ray Stevens Launched His 60-Year Career With a Song About a 'Silver Bracelet'

Welcome to Music Friday when we often bring you golden oldies with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, we climb ...

220-Pound 'Big Maple Leaf' Gold Coin Goes Missing at Berlin Museum; Did They Check the Sofa?

220-Pound 'Big Maple Leaf' Gold Coin Goes Missing at Berlin Museum; Did They Check the Sofa?

Brawny, brazen thieves broke into Berlin's Bode Museum just after 3 a.m. on Monday and bolted with the "Big Maple Leaf," a Canadian-minted coin weighing ...

Swiss Lab Reveals 'Game-Changing' Nanotechnology That Can Trace the Origin of Emeralds

Swiss Lab Reveals 'Game-Changing' Nanotechnology That Can Trace the Origin of Emeralds

In what has been labeled as a "true game-changer" for the colored-gemstone market, a Switzerland-based laboratory is using DNA-based nanoparticles to mark emeralds with an ...

NYC Sanitation Workers Help Couple Find Platinum Rings in an 800-Bag Mountain of Trash

NYC Sanitation Workers Help Couple Find Platinum Rings in an 800-Bag Mountain of Trash

With the assistance of New York City sanitation workers, a desperate couple waded through 800 disgusting trash bags to find two "priceless" platinum rings that ...

Australia Post Set to Release Eye-Catching Series of Gem Stamps

Australia Post Set to Release Eye-Catching Series of Gem Stamps

On Thursday, Australia Post will release a dazzling collection of colorful stamps illustrated with native gemstones — the golden sapphire, pink diamond, rhodonite and fluorite. ...

Music Friday: Cher Is Wearing Sonny's Ring in 1965's #1 Hit, 'I Got You Babe'

Music Friday: Cher Is Wearing Sonny's Ring in 1965's #1 Hit, 'I Got You Babe'

Welcome to Music Friday when we often bring you throwback songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today we zoom ...

Lucky Pastor Pulls 706-Carat Diamond From a River Bed in Sierra Leone

Lucky Pastor Pulls 706-Carat Diamond From a River Bed in Sierra Leone

Using only his bare hands and a sieve, pastor and part-time miner Emmanuel Momoh pulled a 706-carat diamond from the sediment of a river bed ...

Australian Mining Company Unearths Five Ultra-Rare Green Diamonds

Australian Mining Company Unearths Five Ultra-Rare Green Diamonds

The Merlin Diamond Mine in Australia's Northern Territory has yielded not one — but five — ultra-rare green diamonds, the largest of which weighs 1.42 ...

Back on the Block: 59.60-Carat 'Pink Star' Looks to Regain the Title of Priciest Diamond Ever

Back on the Block: 59.60-Carat 'Pink Star' Looks to Regain the Title of Priciest Diamond Ever

All eyes will be on the stunning 59.60-carat “Pink Star” diamond when it returns to the big stage at Sotheby's Hong Kong on April 4. ...