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Wednesday Recipe: Fresh Squeezed Cherry Lemonade

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 at 2:49 pm

Ingredients 1 Lemon About 3 cherries, pitted ¼ cup of sugar ½ cup of ice About ½ cup of water (or to taste) Directions Squeeze the lemon juice into a blender. Add the sugar,...

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Wilensky Gallery Curates Spectacular Collection of Natural Emerald Specimens

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 at 2:48 pm

The Wilensky gallery in New York City has assembled a spectacular collection of natural emerald specimens — each one of museum quality and preserved in its crystal form.   “Impor...

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Survey Reveals Why Travelers Should Take Extra Precautions With Fine Jewelry

Posted by Terry on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 1:11 pm

The number of travelers reporting lost or stolen jewelry has doubled over the past four years, according to a national survey conducted by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group. The survey revealed that ...

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Wednesday Recipe: Balsamic Watermelon Chicken Salad

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 11:59 am

INGREDIENTS 1 cup balsamic vinegar1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts3 teaspoons all-purpose seasoning1 tablespoon olive oil4 cups baby spinach or greens2 cups cubed watermelon1/...

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1,700-Year-Old 'Allectus' Gold Coin Crushes Auction Estimates, Sells for $695K

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 11:50 am

A tiny gold coin depicting the Roman ruler Allectus crushed pre-sale estimates as fierce bidding at the headquarters of London auctioneer Dix Noonan Webb (DNW) catapulted the price to $695,000. DNW...

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Music Friday: Lee Ann Womack Needs to Know, 'Does My Ring Burn Your Finger?'

Posted by Terry on Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 12:24 pm

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you popular songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, country star Lee Ann Womack sings about a marriage gone wrong in he...

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Botswana's 1,758-Carat Grey-Black Diamond Is the Star of Naming Competition

Posted by Terry on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at 12:08 pm

The massive 1,758-carat diamond recovered in April at the Karowe mine in Botswana will soon have a name thanks to a competition hosted by Lucara Diamond Corp.  The mining company is promisi...

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Music Friday: Trews Believe There Is No Finer Thing Than 'The Pearl'

Posted by Terry on Friday, June 7th, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, in honor of June's official birthstone, we feature Canadian rock band The T...

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Wednesday Recipe

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 12:12 pm

Ingredients 16-ounce box Tri-Colored Rotini 16-ounce bottle Italian Style Dressing 6 tablespoons McCormick Salad Supreme Seasoning 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1 cup Broccoli, Chopped ½ cu...

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Men's Apparel Company Finds Engagement Ring in Pocket of Returned Jeans

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 12:08 pm

An engagement ring that was thought to be lost forever was returned to a Hueytown, Ala., woman by honest employees at a Kentucky distribution center of rugged men's apparel. Jacky Crick, a receive...

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Wednesday Recipe: Stuffed Burgers

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Burger PattiesGround BeefCooked bacon, finely choppedCilantroFinely chopped green (or red or yellow) bell pepperRed hot sauce (such as Frank’s)Cheese Combine and mix about 1/3 bottle of ...

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Swiss Lab Employs Cutting-Edge Science to Affirm Age, Provenance of Historic Pea

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 1:44 pm

A Swiss gem lab used radiocarbon age-dating to affirm the 16th century origins of a 30.24-carat natural saltwater pearl once owned by a Spanish princess. It was the first time such a procedure had ...

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Wednesday Recipe: Blueberry Puree Cheescake

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 1:32 pm

Ingredients: FOR THE CRUST 9 graham crackers, finely crushed (about 1 1/4 c.) 6 tablespoons melted butter 1/4 cup granulated sugar FOR THE CHEESECAKE 4 (8-ounce.) blocks cream cheese, softene...

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Socialite's Emerald Necklace, 36-Carat Diamond Share Spotlight at Christie's Gen

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 1:00 pm

An art deco-style emerald necklace from the collection of American socialite Helene Beaumont and a 36.57-carat near-flawless diamond shared the spotlight at Christie's Magnificent Jewels and Noble ...

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Hilary Duff Shows Off Her New Cushion-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring on Instagram

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 2:05 pm

Actress Hilary Duff earned 1.9 million likes after revealing her stunning cushion-cut diamond engagement ring on Instagram this past Thursday. The 31-year-old star of the TV Land series Younger had...

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Music Friday: 'You're a Diamond to Me,' Sings Eric Bibb in the Inspirational 'Sh

Posted by Terry on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at 12:01 pm

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, international blues troubadour Eric Bibb inspires us to keep our eyes on th...

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Gum Tree Leaves Can Signal Gold in the Soil Below, Reports South Australian Mine

Posted by Terry on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 11:03 am

Leaves from the majestic gum tree are helping miners pinpoint high-yield gold deposits in South Australia. Marmota Energy is singing the praises of its innovative biogeochemical tree sampling progr...

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Super Bowl LI Ring of Mystery Patriot Player Is Up for Grabs at Heritage Auction

Posted by Terry on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 1:17 pm

As we breathlessly await the mid-June reveal of the New England Patriots' Super Bowl LIII ring — a ring that promises to be the biggest and blingiest championship ring ever designed — w...

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Wednesday Recipe: Chopped Salad

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Ingredients:1/3 cup feta cheese 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon dill 1 garlic clove salt and pepper 1 can chickpeas, drained 2 stalks celery...

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At Topaz Mountain in Utah, Amateur Prospectors Get to Keep What They Find

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 1:19 pm

Gem lovers looking for a rustic adventure a little off the beaten path may consider a trip to Topaz Mountain in Utah, where amateur prospectors get to keep whatever they find.   Located abou...

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Meghan Markle Was This close to Getting Princess Diana's Sapphire Engagement Rin

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 at 11:28 am

Back in October 2010, Prince William famously proposed to Kate Middleton with the distinctive sapphire-and-diamond engagement ring once worn by his late mother, Princess Diana. At the time, the pri...

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Botswana's 20.46-Carat 'Okavango Blue' Diamond Is Called a 'Once-in-a-Lifetime F

Posted by Terry on Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 2:15 pm

The largest blue diamond ever discovered in Botswana — a brilliant 20.46-carat oval gem with Fancy Deep Blue color and VVS2 clarity — was unveiled last week by the state-run Okavango Di...

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Style Icon Kendall Jenner Tells Elle.com, 'The Man Should Pick the Engagement Ri

Posted by Terry on Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 11:31 am

Style icon, cover girl, runway model and reality star Kendall Jenner dished to Elle.com on Tuesday that when it comes to picking an engagement ring, she'd rather be surprised by her boyfriend than ...

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GPS Artist 'Yassan' Is Back in the Spotlight as Google Revisits His Epic Proposa

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 at 12:43 pm

Yasushi “Yassan” Takahashi, the GPS artist who famously zigzagged 4,500 miles across Japan in 2010 to spell out a marriage proposal for his girlfriend, is back in the news — thank...

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Music Friday: Neil Young Is a Miner for a 'Heart of Gold' in the 1971 Classic

Posted by Terry on Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 3:45 pm

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you classic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, the incomparable Neil Young searches for a soulmate in his 1971 cha...

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Boston Red Sox World Series Ring Is a Fitting Tribute to 2018's 'Team for the Ag

Posted by Terry on Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 11:49 am

The Boston Red Sox received their bling-tastic 2018 World Series championship rings prior to the team's home opener on Tuesday afternoon at Fenway Park. Glistening with 185 gemstones weighing a tot...

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Canadian Man Inherits 61-Pound 'Giga Pearl' — One of the Largest in the World

Posted by Terry on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Resembling a dinosaur's tooth and weighing an astonishing 61 pounds, the Philippine-sourced "Giga Pearl" is one of the largest in the world and could be worth upwards of $90 million.   Curre...

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South Africa's 117-Year-Old Cullinan Mine Yields 425-Carat Gem-Quality Diamond

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at 12:09 pm

The historic Cullinan Mine, which famously produced the 3,106-carat Cullinan in 1905, added another enormous diamond to its roster of legendary finds. London-based Petra Diamonds announced late las...

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Boyfriend Surprises 'American Idol' Contestant With On-Stage Proposal, Tears Flo

Posted by Terry on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 3:20 pm

In the lead-up to her performance on Monday night's edition of American Idol, contestant Johanna Jones said she wished her boyfriend, Matt Zavoral, could have been there. He was buried in final exa...

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Wednesday Recipe: Madness Dip

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 11:18 am

  Ingredients:1 cup unsalted butter 3/4 pound feta cheese, crumbled 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 shallot, minced 3 tablespoons dry vermouth groun...

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Exceptional Pink and White Diamonds Put Letšeng Mine Back in the News

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 11:07 am

The Letšeng Mine in the tiny African country of Lesotho is back in the news after luxury jeweler Laurence Graff paid $8.8 million, or $656,933 per carat, for a 13.33-carat pink diamond sourc...

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'Mudan' Earns Guinness World Record for the 'Most Diamonds Set on a Watch'

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at 11:46 am

Gleaming with 15,858 diamonds set in 18-karat gold, Coronet's "Mudan" timepiece just scored a Guinness World Record for the "Most Diamonds Set on a Watch." The title was awarded during Baselworld, ...

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93-Year-Old Gets Her Ring Back After 4 Months Missing: 'It Was My Life'

Posted by Terry on Monday, March 25th, 2019 at 1:58 pm

At 93 years young, Marie Gladman has lived a wonderful life — a life symbolized by a custom floral-motif ring made with the diamonds harvested from four rings gifted to her by her beloved lat...

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Newlywed Lea Michele Shows Off Two Wedding Bands — One Sparkly, One Simple

Posted by Terry on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 12:16 pm

Glee alum Lea Michele tied the knot with boyfriend Zandy Reich earlier this month in an intimate ceremony in Napa, Calif. The couple zoomed off on a tropical honeymoon and promptly treated Michele'...

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Wednesday Recipe: Miso Sweet Potato and Broccoli Bowl

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 11:55 am

For the Bowl 1 cup dried rice or another cooking grain of your choice 1 to 2 sweet potatoes (about 1.5 pounds) 1 large bundle broccoli (about 1 pound) 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil Coarse or koshe...

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Connecticut State Trooper Solves 'The Case of the Rest Stop Wedding Rings'

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 11:53 am

A kind-hearted Connecticut state trooper went above and beyond the call of duty — pouring through hours of surveillance video — to solve "The Case of the Rest Stop Wedding Rings." &nbs...

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Music Friday: Lee Greenwood Laments His 24-Karat Mistake in 'Fool's Gold'

Posted by Terry on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 1:33 pm

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Lee Greenwood sings about making a 24-karat mistake in his 1984 tun...

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Thwack! Contestant on 'The Voice' Accidentally Headbutts Girlfriend During Onsta

Posted by Terry on Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at 12:50 pm

Having just secured a spot on Team Legend during Monday night's Blind Auditions on The Voice, R&B crooner Denton Arnell asked judge John Legend if he could bring his girlfriend, Tiffany, onstag...

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Wednesday Recipe: Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Ingredients1 can Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup 1 ⅓ cups water ¾ cup instant long grain white rice ½ teaspoon onion powder ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 cup frozen peas (...

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$24 Million Australian Opal Centre Starts to Take Shape at Lightning Ridge

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 1:18 pm

A world-class facility dedicated to Australia's national gemstone is taking shape at the edge of the outback in New South Wales.   The new Australian Opal Centre in Lightning Ridge — a...

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Auction Reminds Us: Elvis Presley Loved to Give Away Jewelry to Friends and Fans

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 2:08 pm

Every time Elvis Presley's personal jewelry comes up for auction, we're reminded of the singer's legendary generosity. You see, for all the treasures Presley kept for himself, he gave away nearly a...

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Miami Gleams Like Aquamarine in Lana Del Rey's 'Salvatore'

Posted by Terry on Friday, March 8th, 2019 at 12:39 pm

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you dreamy songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey takes us on a flyover of Mia...

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Debby Ryan Seeks Advice on How to Keep Her Engagement Ring Safe on the Set

Posted by Terry on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 12:47 pm

Actress Debby Ryan recently had some fun with her Twitter followers as she sought advice on how to keep her new diamond engagement ring secure on the set of Insatiable as she begins filming the sec...

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Houston's Museum of Natural Science Reveals Stunning 422-Carat Blue Sapphire

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 2:50 pm

Hollywood’s glamour gals are not the only ones turning heads with their magnificent jewels. The Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) just unveiled the stunning "Siren of Serendip," one of...

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Drake's New $400,000 iPhone X Case Is Set Edge to Edge in Blue Diamonds

Posted by Terry on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Talk about opulence! Canadian rap star Drake recently commissioned a Beverly Hills jeweler to design an 18-karat white gold iPhone X case adorned from edge to edge with blue and white diamonds weig...

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Wednesday Recipe: Homemade Cheese Filled Pretzel Balls

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 3:23 pm

Ingredients:“1 ½ cups water, warm”“1 tablespoon salt”“1 tablespoon sugar”“1 packet active dry yeast”“4 ½ cups flour”&ldqu...

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Couples Spending More Than Ever on Super-Personalized Weddings, Reports The Knot

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 2:43 pm

The Knot's 12th annual "Real Weddings Study" paints a picture of a new generation of couples who are willing to break with tired traditions and invest, instead, in super-personalized events infused...

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Everybody's Buzzing About the Yellow Diamond Lady Gaga Wore at the Oscars

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 at 2:13 pm

Lady Gaga may have scored an Oscar for Best Original Song on Sunday night, but what had everybody buzzing was her red carpet reveal of "The Tiffany Diamond," one of the largest and finest fancy yel...

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'For Me, From Me' Diamond Ad Campaign Debuts During E!'s Oscar Coverage

Posted by Terry on Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 12:16 pm

The Diamond Producers Association's “For Me, From Me” ad campaign made its debut yesterday during E! News' highly rated coverage of the 91st Academy Awards.   “For Me, From...

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Music Friday: Roxette's 'Happy Together'

Posted by Terry on Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at 12:35 pm

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. In 1999's "Happy Together," Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle of the Swedis...

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'Perfect' 88.22-Carat Oval Diamond to Headline Sotheby's Hong Kong Auction

Posted by Terry on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 12:22 pm

Described by Sotheby's as "perfect according to every critical criterion," this 88.22-carat oval diamond will headline the auction house's Hong Kong Sale of Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite on April ...

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Katy Perry's New 'Full Bloom' Engagement Ring Complements Her Colorful Style

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 12:23 pm

Pop star Katy Perry announced her Valentine's Day engagement to Lord of the Rings alum Orlando Bloom with an Instagram selfie showing off a ring with a deep pink center stone in a flower-shaped dia...

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Music Friday: Crooner Dean Martin's 'Buona Sera'

Posted by Terry on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 12:28 pm

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you classic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, crooner Dean Martin makes a very special purchase at a Naples, Ital...

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'Supergirl' Melissa Benoist Reveals Her Oval-Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring

Posted by Terry on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 1:59 pm

"Supergirl" actress Melissa Benoist announced her engagement to co-star Chris Wood and unveiled her brand new oval-shaped diamond engagement ring on her Instagram page Sunday.   The intimate...

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Wednesday Recipe: Greek Feta Dip

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 5:07 pm

Ingredients12 ounces feta cheese 1 cup Greek yogurt 1 8-ounce block cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling Juice and zest of 1 lemon Kosher salt P...

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Dutch Tech Company Creates 133-Facet All-Diamond Ring

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 12:40 pm

Looking to make a big splash for its 10th anniversary, Dutch Diamond Technologies (DD) took on the challenge of crafting an all-diamond ring from a 155-carat plate of lab-grown material.   D...

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Here's the Largest Round Brilliant-Cut Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ever Graded by

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 2:08 pm

Tipping the scales at 54.21 carats, the recently unveiled "Mouawad Dragon" is being billed as the largest round brilliant-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of ...

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Brilliant Starburst From Miley Cyrus' New Wedding Ring Catches Jimmy Fallon's Ey

Posted by Terry on Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 2:33 pm

It was a starburst seen from coast to coast on Wednesday night's edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The burst emanating from Miley Cyrus' new wedding ring was so big and so bright t...

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Music Friday: Swedish Pop Group Ace of Base Will Turn Your Tears Into Pearls

Posted by Terry on Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 12:24 pm

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you popular tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Swedish pop group Ace of Base sings about turning tears into pearls...

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Two of the Season's Most Popular Days for Popping the Question Are Still on the

Posted by Terry on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 12:21 pm

Even though the calendar shows we're just a week from the end of "engagement season" — the magical time of the year when nearly 40% of all marriage proposals take place — a pair of Top-...

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Survey: Shoppers to Spend Most on Jewelry This Valentine's Day

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 12:40 pm

For the third consecutive year, U.S. consumers are expected to spend more on jewelry than any other Valentine’s Day gift category, according to an annual report released by the National Retai...

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Birthstone Feature: Stunning 78.3-Carat Gem Is Smithsonian's First.

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 3:19 pm

Billed as the first amethyst from Rwanda to join the National Gem Collection, this stunning 78.3-carat Super Trillion™ Cut was faceted by award-winning cutter John Dyer and is a first-rate ex...

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North America's Largest Rough Diamond Makes Final Public Appearance

Posted by Terry on Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 1:46 pm

The largest rough diamond ever mined in North America — the fancy yellow "552" — made its final public appearance at Phillips auction house in New York City on Sunday. And we were there...

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Music Friday: Wang Chung's 'Dance Hall Days'

Posted by Terry on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 1:10 pm

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. In 1984, British band Wang Chung helped define a generation with its internati...

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Limited-Edition Super Bowl LIII Caps Are Embellished With Rubies and Sapphires

Posted by Terry on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 at 12:33 pm

When the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII this Sunday, at least a handful of fans will be wearing a limited-edition, gemstone-adorned cap that might be worth tho...

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Wednesday Recipe: Cuban Sliders

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 at 5:05 pm

  Ingredients 24 pack of Hawaiian rolls (this is important and adds some sweetness) 1 package of sliced ham 8 slices of swiss cheese dill pickles Dijon Spread Ingredients 2 tables...

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Frosty Gem Is the 54th 200+ Carat Diamond Discovered at Karowe Mine

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 at 12:19 pm

Ice ice baby! No, we're not referring to the 1990 song or the mammoth Arctic blast that's breaking wind-chill records from the Dakotas to Long Island. What's got our attention is this 240-carat fro...

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GIA Gemologist Finds Fossilized Insect Trapped Within Indonesian Opal

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 12:09 pm

On a trip to Indonesia last year, GIA Graduate Gemologist Brian Berger purchased an unusually striking opal originating from the island of Java. Boasting an exciting “play of color” thr...

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Music Friday: 'I'd Make You a Chain Out of Diamonds and Pearls,' Sings Jim Croc

Posted by Terry on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 12:09 pm

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you classic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, music legend Jim Croce tells his sad and lonely wife how things are...

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Blue Cabochon Gem Still Shines in 2,000-Year-Old Ring

Posted by Terry on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at 1:13 pm

A blue gemstone ring that was lost in a ritual bath 2,000 years ago was recently unearthed by archaeologists at the City of David National Park in Jerusalem. The site is believed to be the original...

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Wednesday Recipe: Orange, Kale & Fennel Salad

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 at 8:01 pm

Ingredients:1/4 cup hazelnuts, chopped ½ bunch of kale, thinly sliced 1 medium-large fennel bulb, leaves and stems trimmed off and thinly sliced salt and fresh ground pepper juice of 1...

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Canadian High Schooler Discovers Way of Liberating Diamonds From Rock

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 at 2:24 pm

A 17-year-old Canadian high school student participating in a research program at the University of Alberta surprised her mentors by discovering a new high-yield, less destructive way of electronic...

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Tom Brady and the Pats Look to Test Boundaries of How Big a Super Bowl Ring Can

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 2:47 pm

The New England Patriots have their eyes on a sixth Super Bowl ring after beating the Kansas City Chiefs in a thrilling AFC Championship game on Sunday. If quarterback Tom Brady and the favored Pat...

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Israel's 'Carmel Sapphire' Contains Inclusions of Newly Recognized Mineral

Posted by Terry on Monday, January 21st, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Israeli mining company Shefa Yamim has identified a remarkable new mineral trapped within the inclusions of the sapphires it recovers near Mount Carmel in northern Israel.   The new material...

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Music Friday: Anita Baker's Darlin' Is 'Like a Precious Jewel'

Posted by Terry on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fabulous songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, seven-time Grammy winner Anita Baker compares her darlin' to a pre...

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Emerald Ring That Survived the Sinking of the Titanic Is Featured on BBC's 'Anti

Posted by Terry on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at 2:17 pm

An emerald engagement ring that survived the fateful final voyage of the Titanic in 1912 made a surprise appearance on BBC's Antiques Roadshow this past Sunday.   The ring, which features an...

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Wednesday Recipe: No-Bake Energy Bites

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 1:32 pm

Ingredients:1 cup oatmeal (old-fashioned oats, uncooked) ⅔ cup toasted coconut flakes ½ cup peanut butter ½ cup ground flax seeds ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips ⅓ c...

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Officer Earns Bowl of Meatballs, High Praise for Finding Crossing Guard's Engage

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 1:21 pm

An eagle-eyed New Jersey police officer earned a bowl of meatballs and high praise for finding a diamond that had popped out of a crossing guard's engagement ring at a Tenafly intersection. What ma...

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Lapis Lazuli Found in the Teeth of Medieval Nun Suggests She Was a Manuscript Pa

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 2:50 pm

Archaeologists studying the skull of a nun who lived in a German monastery nearly 1,000 years ago were initially baffled by the presence of vivid blue flecks embedded in her teeth. Using X-ray spec...

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Music Friday: 'Loving You Is Like Finding a Diamond in a Rhinestone World,' Sing

Posted by Terry on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 1:33 pm

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you new song with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Canadian country music star Dallas Smith finds the girl of his dreams in...

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'Brides' Survey: Average Spent on Engagement Ring Surges 56% in 2018 to $7,829

Posted by Terry on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at 2:11 pm

The amount bridal couples spent on their engagement rings surged nearly 56% in 2018, according to Brides' American Wedding Study. The surprising climb — from $5,023 in 2017 to $7,829 in 2018 ...

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Not Again! NYPD Rescues Another Engagement Ring From Utility Grate in Midtown

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 1:34 pm

For the second time in five weeks, the New York City Police Department has rescued a diamond engagement ring from a utility grate near Times Square.   The metal grates, which were once famou...

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Music Friday: Kelly Clarkson Sings, 'You Used to Make Me Feel Like a Diamond'

Posted by Terry on Friday, January 4th, 2019 at 2:18 pm

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome new songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, pop star Kelly Clarkson sings about rejuvenating a listless rel...

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Demantoid Garnet Is the Rarest and Most Valuable Variety of January's Birthstone

Posted by Terry on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 at 1:55 pm

First discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1851, the vivid green demantoid garnet is the rarest and most valuable variety of January's birthstone.   Demantoid is derived from the D...

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This Multi-Cooker Does a Lot of Things, But Producing Jewelry Isn't One of Them

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 at 4:22 pm

Imagine Shiloah Avery's surprise when she unpacked the box to her new Instant Pot on Christmas morning only to find a gold and diamond wedding ring inside. While the multi-cooker is famous for doin...

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Wednesday Recipe: Spanish Meatball & Butter Bean Stew

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 at 2:23 pm

  Prep: 15 mins, Cook: 35 mins, Easy, Serves 3 Ingredients350g lean pork mince2 tsp olive oil    1 large red onion, chopped2 peppers, sliced, any colour will do3 garlic clove...

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Wednesday Recipe: Cheese Pinwheels

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Ingredients 1 box puff pastry (17.3oz)8oz sharp cheddar or monterey jack cheese, shredded (4oz cheese per sheet)2 tbsp pimento peppers (if using cheddar)1/2 tsp yellow mustard1/4 tsp hot pepper sa...

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British Tourists Who Lost Engagement Ring in Utility Grate Return to U.S. to App

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 1:16 pm

The British tourists who became internet celebrities after a video of them losing their engagement ring down a utility grate in New York City went viral returned to the U.S. on Thursday to appear o...

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Music Friday: Rod Stewart Gets a Diamond Ring in the Holiday Classic, 'Merry Ch

Posted by Terry on Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 1:57 pm

Welcome to a special holiday edition of Music Friday, when we feature awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, rock legend Rod Stewart sings about a n...

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Christmas Miracle: Anniversary Ring Rescued and Returned After 9 Years in Sewer

Posted by Terry on Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 1:17 pm

Paula Stanton will be celebrating her 38th anniversary on December 27 with two diamond anniversary bands, one of which she's calling her "Christmas miracle."   Nine years ago, the Somers Poi...

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Wednesday Recipe: Sponge Cake

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Ingredients 14 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup caster sugar/superfine sugar4 large eggs, room temperature1 tsp vanilla extract1 tsp mixed essence1/4 tsp orange zest (optional)1/4 ts...

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Europe's Most Expensive Christmas Tree Glistens With 2,018 Solid Gold Coins

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 1:14 pm

Munich-based gold dealer Pro Aurum recently unveiled Europe's most expensive Christmas tree, a pyramid-shaped showstopper decorated with 2,018 solid gold coins and topped by a massive 20-ounce coin...

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Pinkish-Orange 'Living Coral' Is Named Pantone's Color of the Year for 2019

Posted by Terry on Monday, December 10th, 2018 at 9:40 pm

"Living Coral," a pinkish-orange hue that embraces us with warmth and embodies our desire for playful expression, has been named Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year. Among the gemstones exhibiting Pan...

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Wednesday Recipe: Christmas Sugar Cookies

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 11:20 pm

IngredientsSugar Cookies1 cup unsalted butter1 cup granulated white sugar2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract1 egg1/3 teaspoon salt3 cups all purpose flour (or plain flour)Royal Icing:1/4 cup water1 ...

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Birthstone Feature: 540 Carats of Persian Turquoise Shine in the Empress Marie-L

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 11:32 am

In honor of turquoise — one of the three official birthstones for December — we shine our spotlight on the Empress Marie-Louise Diadem, a gift from French Emperor Napoleon I to his seco...

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NYPD Reunites British Couple With Engagement Ring Lost in Times Square Utility G

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 12:40 am

The NYPD used the power of the Twittersphere to reunite a British couple with the engagement ring they accidentally dropped through a utility grate in Times Square on Friday night.   Earlier...

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Rams' Powerhouse Aaron Donald Celebrates Big Contract With 'AD/99' Diamond Penda

Posted by Terry on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at 10:22 pm

Dominating defensive tackle Aaron Donald of the 11-1 Los Angeles Rams signed a record-breaking $135 million deal in August and rewarded himself with a custom "AD/99" diamond pendant hanging from a ...

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Former Reporter Uses Sleuthing Skills to Solve the Mystery of the 'Airbag Diamon

Posted by Terry on Monday, November 30th, -0001 at 12:00 am

Eileen Korey, a former reporter, used her sleuthing skills to solve the mystery of a diamond engagement ring that unexpectedly appeared in the tray of her Subaru after a technician replaced the car...

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Music Friday: The Trews Believe There Is No Finer Thing Than 'The Pearl'

Posted by Terry on Monday, November 30th, -0001 at 12:00 am

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, in honor of June's official birthstone, we feature Canadian rock band The T...

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