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Birthstone Feature: Rubies Have Been Coveted Since Biblical Times

Birthstone Feature: Rubies Have Been Coveted Since Biblical Times

Since biblical times, ruby has been one of the most revered and coveted gemstones on Earth. According to the Book of Exodus, July’s official birthstone ...

Let’s Take a Deep Dive Into the Optical Phenomenon Called ‘Chatoyancy’

Let’s Take a Deep Dive Into the Optical Phenomenon Called ‘Chatoyancy’

This 58.19-carat, honey-colored “Maharani Cat’s Eye” displays one of the world’s finest examples of an optical phenomenon called “chatoyancy” — or the cat’s eye effect.A ...

5.09-Carat Paraiba Tourmaline Stars at Bonhams’ Hong Kong Auction

5.09-Carat Paraiba Tourmaline Stars at Bonhams’ Hong Kong Auction

An impossibly rare 5.09-carat electric blue Paraiba tourmaline fetched $377,650 at Bonhams’ Jewels and Jadeite auction in Hong Kong last night.The modified shield brilliant-cut gem ...

Lesotho’s Prolific Letšeng Mine Delivers 245-Carat Gem-Quality Diamond

Lesotho’s Prolific Letšeng Mine Delivers 245-Carat Gem-Quality Diamond

Two miles above sea level in the rarefied air of the tiny, landlocked Kingdom of Lesotho, twin diamond mines are churning out some of the ...

Bedazzled Basketball Becomes Unofficial Mascot of NBA’s Diamond Anniversary

Bedazzled Basketball Becomes Unofficial Mascot of NBA’s Diamond Anniversary

Exactly a week after the Golden State Warriors put an exclamation point on the NBA’s 75th Anniversary season by defeating the Boston Celtics in the ...

Music Friday: Neil Diamond Sings, ‘Gold Don’t Rust, Love Don’t Lie’ in His Country Classic

Music Friday: Neil Diamond Sings, ‘Gold Don’t Rust, Love Don’t Lie’ in His Country Classic

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

Exceptional Pair of Mozambican Rubies Headlines Gemfields’ Auction

Exceptional Pair of Mozambican Rubies Headlines Gemfields’ Auction

An exceptional pair of Mozambican rubies — one weighing 32.5 carats and the other 29 carats — headlined Gemfields’ most recent series of ruby auctions ...

Finals MVP Steph Curry Breaks Out His Championship Jewelry for Warriors’ Parade

Finals MVP Steph Curry Breaks Out His Championship Jewelry for Warriors’ Parade

Flaunting a gold chain strung with three NBA championship rings, Finals MVP Steph Curry and the rest of the Golden State Warriors paraded up Market ...

Journalist’s Nobel Medal Nets $103.5MM at Auction to Benefit Ukrainian Refugees

Journalist’s Nobel Medal Nets $103.5MM at Auction to Benefit Ukrainian Refugees

Russian journalist Dmitri Muratov put his 18-karat gold Nobel medal on the auction block last night, with the proceeds benefiting children who have been displaced ...

Diamond-Shaped Cafe Floats Like a Pendant 280 Meters Above Dashbashi Canyon

Diamond-Shaped Cafe Floats Like a Pendant 280 Meters Above Dashbashi Canyon

In an effort to draw hundreds of thousands of adventure tourists each year to its stunning Tsalka Nature Reserve, the country of Georgia has just ...

Music Friday: Bonnie Raitt Sings, ‘Blame It on Stars Strung Like Jewels From Here to Mars’

Music Friday: Bonnie Raitt Sings, ‘Blame It on Stars Strung Like Jewels From Here to Mars’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Rock and Roll ...

Mastercard Survey: Jewelry Sales Growth Continues to Outpace All Other Sectors

Mastercard Survey: Jewelry Sales Growth Continues to Outpace All Other Sectors

Jewelry continues to outperform all other retail sectors, according to statistics released by Mastercard SpendingPulse. Jewelry sales in May of 2022 were up 22.3% compared ...