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

Posted by Terry on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 11:28 am

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 12:59 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 4:07 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 11:40 am

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 1:08 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 1:33 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 11:24 am

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 11:21 am

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 11:40 am

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 2:19 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 12:46 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 12:10 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 11:33 am

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 4:05 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 11:19 am

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 11:09 am

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 11:09 am

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 12:13 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 7:01 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 1:24 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 1:47 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 11:30 am

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 11:44 am

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 1:17 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 12:32 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 12:21 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 1:50 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 12:33 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 1:11 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 12:34 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 1:18 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 12:55 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 3:22 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 1:23 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 3:25 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 12:16 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 12:57 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 12:17 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 3:48 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 12:14 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 8:40 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 10:20 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 10:32 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 Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 11:40 pm

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 9:22 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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