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Survey: 96% of Pre-Engaged Women Want to Be Involved in the Ring Selection

Survey: 96% of Pre-Engaged Women Want to Be Involved in the Ring Selection

A new “Engagement Expectations” study conducted by The Knot and De Beers Group reveals that 96% of pre-engaged women want to have some involvement in ...

Tay Dome Basks in the Glow of Oval-Cut Diamond Ring From Actor Taylor Lautner

Tay Dome Basks in the Glow of Oval-Cut Diamond Ring From Actor Taylor Lautner

More than a week after accepting a romantic marriage proposal from Twilight star Taylor Lautner, newly engaged Tay Dome was still basking in the glow ...

‘Okavango Blue Diamond’ Headlines Exhibit at NYC’s American Museum of Natural History

‘Okavango Blue Diamond’ Headlines Exhibit at NYC’s American Museum of Natural History

In April 2019, Botswana’s state-run Okavango Diamond Company unveiled the largest blue diamond ever discovered in that country — a 20.46-carat oval gem with Fancy ...

Lawmaker Sponsors Bill to Make Amethyst the Official Gemstone of Pennsylvania

Lawmaker Sponsors Bill to Make Amethyst the Official Gemstone of Pennsylvania

Lawmaker Thomas Mahaffie is advancing a bill to make amethyst the official gemstone of Pennsylvania. Twenty-seven of the 50 states currently have a gemstone to ...

Music Friday Flashback: Seals & Crofts’ ‘Diamond Girl’ Shines Like A Precious Stone

Music Friday Flashback: Seals & Crofts’ ‘Diamond Girl’ Shines Like A Precious Stone

Welcome to another Music Friday Flashback, when we bring you classic tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, we ...

First-Ever Global Auction of Aussie Sapphires Features 900,000 Carats of Rough Gems

First-Ever Global Auction of Aussie Sapphires Features 900,000 Carats of Rough Gems

More than 50 gem dealers from the four corners of the Earth are participating in the first-ever global auction of Australian sapphires. On Monday, mining ...

Ancient Amethyst Ring Unearthed in Israel May Have Been Worn to Ward Off Drunkenness

Ancient Amethyst Ring Unearthed in Israel May Have Been Worn to Ward Off Drunkenness

When an amethyst ring dating back 1,500 years was unearthed in Yavne, Israel, near the site of the largest winery of the Byzantine period (330-1453 ...

277-Carat Citrine Is a Head-Turning Example of November’s Alternative Birthstone

277-Carat Citrine Is a Head-Turning Example of November’s Alternative Birthstone

Weighing in at 277.9 carats, this yellow-orange citrine from the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection is a head-turning, sun-kissed example of November’s alternative birthstone. Sourced in ...

Unstable Deep-Earth Mineral Survives Journey to Surface Trapped Within a Diamond

Unstable Deep-Earth Mineral Survives Journey to Surface Trapped Within a Diamond

An unstable, deep-Earth mineral that shouldn’t be able to exist on the surface has been found inside a diamond.“It’s the strength of the diamond that ...

Music Friday: Andra Day Gives Up Gold for Grains of Sand in Her Bluesy 2015 Release

Music Friday: Andra Day Gives Up Gold for Grains of Sand in Her Bluesy 2015 Release

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you outstanding songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, the multitalented Andra ...

Gemfields Unveils 7,525-Carat Gem-Quality Emerald From Zambia’s Kagem Mine

Gemfields Unveils 7,525-Carat Gem-Quality Emerald From Zambia’s Kagem Mine

Gemfields just unveiled the largest emerald ever discovered at its Kagem mine in Zambia. Named “Chipembele,” which means “rhino” in the local indigenous dialect of ...

Birthstone of the Month: This Fiery Red Gem Is a Super-Rare Variety of Imperial Topaz

Birthstone of the Month: This Fiery Red Gem Is a Super-Rare Variety of Imperial Topaz

A stunning member of the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection for the past three years, the impossibly rare “Whitney Flame Topaz” is one of the world’s ...