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Music Friday: Katy Perry’s 2010 Ballad Urges Young Women to Shine Like a ‘Pearl’ Music Friday: Katy Perry’s 2010 Ballad Urges Young Women to Shine Like a ‘Pearl’

Music Friday: Katy Perry’s 2010 Ballad Urges Young Women to Shine Like a ‘Pearl’

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

Shuttered SF Greek Restaurant Opens Its Doors to Host Surprise Marriage Proposal Shuttered SF Greek Restaurant Opens Its Doors to Host Surprise Marriage Proposal

Shuttered SF Greek Restaurant Opens Its Doors to Host Surprise Marriage Proposal

A San Francisco-based Greek restaurant chain, which had closed each of its eateries in strict adherence to the city’s shelter-in-place order, made a special exception ...

The Dream Continues: Popular Crater of Diamonds Park Reopens in Murfreesboro The Dream Continues: Popular Crater of Diamonds Park Reopens in Murfreesboro

The Dream Continues: Popular Crater of Diamonds Park Reopens in Murfreesboro

Reservations were limited and visitors needed to bring their own tools, but the good news is that Arkansas’ field of dreams — the Crater of ...

Nationals’ 2019 World Series Rings Feature 257 Gemstones and One Baby Shark Nationals’ 2019 World Series Rings Feature 257 Gemstones and One Baby Shark

Nationals’ 2019 World Series Rings Feature 257 Gemstones and One Baby Shark

The Washington Nationals unveiled the design of their 2019 World Series rings during a video presentation on Sunday night. Featuring 257 gemstones weighing a total ...

Music Friday: Boyz II Men Sing About the ‘Diamond Eyes’ of a Long-Lost Love Music Friday: Boyz II Men Sing About the ‘Diamond Eyes’ of a Long-Lost Love

Music Friday: Boyz II Men Sing About the ‘Diamond Eyes’ of a Long-Lost Love

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you wonderful tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Philadelphia R&B legends ...

Next Stop on the Smithsonian Gem Gallery Tour: An Amazing Topaz Exhibit Next Stop on the Smithsonian Gem Gallery Tour: An Amazing Topaz Exhibit

Next Stop on the Smithsonian Gem Gallery Tour: An Amazing Topaz Exhibit

Be prepared to be blown away by the next stop on our virtual tour of the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection. Featured today is an amazing ...

Here’s How a 28.86-Carat Diamond Made History and Changed the Market Here’s How a 28.86-Carat Diamond Made History and Changed the Market

Here’s How a 28.86-Carat Diamond Made History and Changed the Market

The 28.86-carat D-color diamond that is slated to headline an online auction in June has been named by Christie’s as one of the “10 Jewels ...

Bejeweled Dragons Could Earn the Title of the World’s Largest Pieces of Jewelry Bejeweled Dragons Could Earn the Title of the World’s Largest Pieces of Jewelry

Bejeweled Dragons Could Earn the Title of the World’s Largest Pieces of Jewelry

Mounted high above the lobby of the six-star Imperial Palace Saipan are two bejeweled dragons fighting over a flaming pearl. The installation spans more than ...

Hyatt Regency Seattle Assists With 21-Story-Tall, Sky-High Marriage Proposal Hyatt Regency Seattle Assists With 21-Story-Tall, Sky-High Marriage Proposal

Hyatt Regency Seattle Assists With 21-Story-Tall, Sky-High Marriage Proposal

Even though the Hyatt Regency Seattle had to suspend its normal operations due to COVID-19 health concerns, the brand new 45-story hotel at 8th & ...

Music Friday: Thompson Square Duo Shares Love Story in ‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not’ Music Friday: Thompson Square Duo Shares Love Story in ‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not’

Music Friday: Thompson Square Duo Shares Love Story in ‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you chart-topping songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, country music duo ...

Angola’s Prolific Lulo Mine Yields 171-Carat, Gem-Quality White Diamond Angola’s Prolific Lulo Mine Yields 171-Carat, Gem-Quality White Diamond

Angola’s Prolific Lulo Mine Yields 171-Carat, Gem-Quality White Diamond

Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered a 171-carat, gem-quality, white stone at its Lulo alluvial mine in Angola, the same mine that produced the famous 404-carat ...

John Krasinski and Cast of ‘The Office’ Rejoice at Fans’ Virtual Wedding John Krasinski and Cast of ‘The Office’ Rejoice at Fans’ Virtual Wedding

John Krasinski and Cast of ‘The Office’ Rejoice at Fans’ Virtual Wedding

In a video that was posted Sunday and has already topped 8.8 million views, The Office star John Krasinski officiated the Zoom marriage ceremony of ...

Omaha Nurses Overcome Stress and Exhaustion to Prove Love Conquers All Omaha Nurses Overcome Stress and Exhaustion to Prove Love Conquers All

Omaha Nurses Overcome Stress and Exhaustion to Prove Love Conquers All

Halfway through a grueling 12-hour overnight shift at Omaha’s Methodist Hospital, registered nurse Jason Heimes popped the question to certified nursing assistant Ashley Jensen in ...

423-Carat ‘Logan Sapphire’ Is the Next Stop on Our Virtual Gem Gallery Tour 423-Carat ‘Logan Sapphire’ Is the Next Stop on Our Virtual Gem Gallery Tour

423-Carat ‘Logan Sapphire’ Is the Next Stop on Our Virtual Gem Gallery Tour

Our multi-part virtual tour of the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection continues today with a closeup look at the 422.99-carat “Logan Sapphire.” It’s not only the ...

Music Friday: Chris Lane Sings About His Real-Life Proposal in ‘Big, Big Plans’ Music Friday: Chris Lane Sings About His Real-Life Proposal in ‘Big, Big Plans’

Music Friday: Chris Lane Sings About His Real-Life Proposal in ‘Big, Big Plans’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you romantic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, country singer Chris ...

Short Film Describes How Gemfields Brings Emeralds From Darkness to Light Short Film Describes How Gemfields Brings Emeralds From Darkness to Light

Short Film Describes How Gemfields Brings Emeralds From Darkness to Light

Gemfields has just released “Emeralds,” the second of four short films that offer a glimpse into the miner’s world of colored gemstones.While the first installment ...

Survey: Jewelry Tops All Mother’s Day Gift Categories; Spending Climbs to $5.27B Survey: Jewelry Tops All Mother’s Day Gift Categories; Spending Climbs to $5.27B

Survey: Jewelry Tops All Mother’s Day Gift Categories; Spending Climbs to $5.27B

Lucky moms will be showered with jewelry gifts at an unprecedented level this Sunday, Mother’s Day. Despite uncertain times, spending on jewelry items is expected ...

Mummy of Bejeweled Teenage Girl Found in 3,500-Year-Old Tomb Near Luxor Mummy of Bejeweled Teenage Girl Found in 3,500-Year-Old Tomb Near Luxor

Mummy of Bejeweled Teenage Girl Found in 3,500-Year-Old Tomb Near Luxor

A team of Spanish and Egyptian archaeologists recently discovered the mummy of a bejeweled teenage girl in a 3,500-year-old tomb near Luxor, Egypt. The fashionable ...

Birthstone Feature: ‘Trapiche’ Emerald Remains a Gemological Curiosity Birthstone Feature: ‘Trapiche’ Emerald Remains a Gemological Curiosity

Birthstone Feature: ‘Trapiche’ Emerald Remains a Gemological Curiosity

Resembling a wheel with six spokes, “trapiche” emeralds may be the most unique variety of May’s birthstone. Found primarily in the black shales of Colombia’s ...

Music Friday: ‘Diamonds, Daisies and Snowflakes’ Describe Marlo Thomas in ‘That Girl’ Music Friday: ‘Diamonds, Daisies and Snowflakes’ Describe Marlo Thomas in ‘That Girl’

Music Friday: ‘Diamonds, Daisies and Snowflakes’ Describe Marlo Thomas in ‘That Girl’

Welcome to Music Friday when we often bring you nostalgic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. In the catchy ...

Baby Octopus Leads Divers to Lost Engagement Ring; Smartest Invertebrates Love Bling Baby Octopus Leads Divers to Lost Engagement Ring; Smartest Invertebrates Love Bling

Baby Octopus Leads Divers to Lost Engagement Ring; Smartest Invertebrates Love Bling

A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring while swimming in Howe Sound off Bowyer Island, British Columbia, is thanking a baby octopus for leading ...

San Diego Musician Pops the Question With Ring That’s Seen Two Global Pandemics San Diego Musician Pops the Question With Ring That’s Seen Two Global Pandemics

San Diego Musician Pops the Question With Ring That’s Seen Two Global Pandemics

The diamond ring that San Diego musician Scott Szikla used to propose to his neuroscientist girlfriend, Elena Blanco-Suarez, has seen two global pandemics — both ...

‘Dom Pedro’ Occupies Prime Spot Near the Hope Diamond; Hop on the Virtual Tour! ‘Dom Pedro’ Occupies Prime Spot Near the Hope Diamond; Hop on the Virtual Tour!

‘Dom Pedro’ Occupies Prime Spot Near the Hope Diamond; Hop on the Virtual Tour!

Occupying one of the most highly trafficked locations in the Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals in Washington, DC, is an obelisk-shaped ...

Pink Diamond Jennifer Lopez Got From Ben Affleck in 2002 Is Still Making Headlines Pink Diamond Jennifer Lopez Got From Ben Affleck in 2002 Is Still Making Headlines

Pink Diamond Jennifer Lopez Got From Ben Affleck in 2002 Is Still Making Headlines

Back in 2002, Ben Affleck proposed to Jennifer Lopez with a 6.1-carat radiant-cut fancy intense pink diamond. Even though the power couple — affectionally known ...

Music Friday: Trumpeter Herb Alpert Teams Up With Janet Jackson in 1987’s ‘Diamonds’ Music Friday: Trumpeter Herb Alpert Teams Up With Janet Jackson in 1987’s ‘Diamonds’

Music Friday: Trumpeter Herb Alpert Teams Up With Janet Jackson in 1987’s ‘Diamonds’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you memorable songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Back in 1987, legendary ...

Here Are the Top Baby Girl Names Inspired by Precious Gemstones Here Are the Top Baby Girl Names Inspired by Precious Gemstones

Here Are the Top Baby Girl Names Inspired by Precious Gemstones

The most popular baby girl names in the U.S. are Emma, Olivia, Ava, Isabella and Sophia, according to the Social Security Administration’s latest statistics.With traditional ...

Gold-Infused Drug Inhibits Spread of Coronavirus, Say Georgia State Researchers Gold-Infused Drug Inhibits Spread of Coronavirus, Say Georgia State Researchers

Gold-Infused Drug Inhibits Spread of Coronavirus, Say Georgia State Researchers

Auranofin, a gold-infused drug originally developed in 1985 and approved by the FDA to treat rheumatoid arthritis, is effective at inhibiting the spread of the ...

Can’t Visit the National Gem Collection in DC? Here’s the Next Best Thing Can’t Visit the National Gem Collection in DC? Here’s the Next Best Thing

Can’t Visit the National Gem Collection in DC? Here’s the Next Best Thing

More than six million people pass through the hallowed halls of the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection in an average year. The collection dates back to ...

World’s Top Diamond Producer, Alrosa, Doubles Spending to Battle COVID-19 World’s Top Diamond Producer, Alrosa, Doubles Spending to Battle COVID-19

World’s Top Diamond Producer, Alrosa, Doubles Spending to Battle COVID-19

Alrosa, the world’s leading diamond producer in terms of carats, has more than doubled its spending to counter the spread of COVID-19 in and around ...

Music Friday: Rob Thomas Tells a Story of Empathy and Love in 2009’s ‘Her Diamonds’ Music Friday: Rob Thomas Tells a Story of Empathy and Love in 2009’s ‘Her Diamonds’

Music Friday: Rob Thomas Tells a Story of Empathy and Love in 2009’s ‘Her Diamonds’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fabulous songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. In his 2009 hit, ...

‘Today’ Show Weatherman Al Roker Is Thrilled for Newly Engaged Daughter Courtney ‘Today’ Show Weatherman Al Roker Is Thrilled for Newly Engaged Daughter Courtney

‘Today’ Show Weatherman Al Roker Is Thrilled for Newly Engaged Daughter Courtney

Al Roker was thrilled to announce his daughter’s engagement on Instagram this past Sunday. The venerable Today show weatherman shared three pics of his daughter, ...

Sanitation Crew Helps GA Woman Rescue 3-Stone Diamond Ring From County Landfill Sanitation Crew Helps GA Woman Rescue 3-Stone Diamond Ring From County Landfill

Sanitation Crew Helps GA Woman Rescue 3-Stone Diamond Ring From County Landfill

Gainesville resident Joan Sheffield says that as soon as Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp lifts the state’s shelter-in-place order, she will be hosting a luncheon for ...

Leading Diamond Company Donates $2.5MM to Fight Pandemic in Botswana and Namibia Leading Diamond Company Donates $2.5MM to Fight Pandemic in Botswana and Namibia

Leading Diamond Company Donates $2.5MM to Fight Pandemic in Botswana and Namibia

As a 50/50 joint venture partner with both Botswana and Namibia in the recovery and sorting of rough diamonds, De Beers Group has regularly supported ...

Friends and Family Witness Quarantined Couple’s Marriage Proposal Via Google Hangouts Friends and Family Witness Quarantined Couple’s Marriage Proposal Via Google Hangouts

Friends and Family Witness Quarantined Couple’s Marriage Proposal Via Google Hangouts

With an engagement ring “burning a hole” in his pocket, PJ Bruno delivered a marriage proposal to his longtime girlfriend, Jaz Zepatos, while the New ...

Music Friday Tribute: Bill Withers Explains Why Your Love is Like a Chunk of Gold Music Friday Tribute: Bill Withers Explains Why Your Love is Like a Chunk of Gold

Music Friday Tribute: Bill Withers Explains Why Your Love is Like a Chunk of Gold

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you classic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today we pay tribute ...

GIA’s ‘Gemkids’ Website Is Aimed at Youngsters Who Love Gems and Jewelry GIA’s ‘Gemkids’ Website Is Aimed at Youngsters Who Love Gems and Jewelry

GIA’s ‘Gemkids’ Website Is Aimed at Youngsters Who Love Gems and Jewelry

Kids think gemstones and jewelry are cool. That’s why the Gemological Institute of America has put together a great website called Gemkids®.Overflowing with colorful graphics ...

Philly Couple Takes Break From Quarantine to Get Engaged Atop the ‘Rocky’ Steps Philly Couple Takes Break From Quarantine to Get Engaged Atop the ‘Rocky’ Steps

Philly Couple Takes Break From Quarantine to Get Engaged Atop the ‘Rocky’ Steps

A Philadelphia couple recently took a much-needed break from quarantine to visit one of their favorite places — the top of the Rocky Steps at ...

Queen Elizabeth’s Historic Turquoise Brooch Symbolizes Healing, Love and Protection Queen Elizabeth’s Historic Turquoise Brooch Symbolizes Healing, Love and Protection

Queen Elizabeth’s Historic Turquoise Brooch Symbolizes Healing, Love and Protection

Wearing a bright emerald-colored dress complemented by a turquoise-and-diamond brooch, Queen Elizabeth II addressed the citizens of the UK — and the world — with ...

For Second Time in 12 Months, L.I. Man Finds Rare Purple Pearl in a Quahog Clam For Second Time in 12 Months, L.I. Man Finds Rare Purple Pearl in a Quahog Clam

For Second Time in 12 Months, L.I. Man Finds Rare Purple Pearl in a Quahog Clam

For the second time in 12 months, an Eastern Long Island man has found a super-rare purple natural pearl inside a locally harvested quahog clam.In ...

Music Friday: Sting of The Police Sings of Rings in 1983’s ‘Wrapped Around Your Finger’ Music Friday: Sting of The Police Sings of Rings in 1983’s ‘Wrapped Around Your Finger’

Music Friday: Sting of The Police Sings of Rings in 1983’s ‘Wrapped Around Your Finger’

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

Advanced Mapping Technology Allows for Online Auction of ‘Special Size’ Rough Diamonds Advanced Mapping Technology Allows for Online Auction of ‘Special Size’ Rough Diamonds

Advanced Mapping Technology Allows for Online Auction of ‘Special Size’ Rough Diamonds

Due to international travel restrictions, diamond mining giant Alrosa is temporarily changing the way it’s selling “special size” rough diamonds larger than 10.8 carats. Instead ...

April Birthstone Feature: ‘Marquise Diamond Ring’ Conveys Art Deco Elegance April Birthstone Feature: ‘Marquise Diamond Ring’ Conveys Art Deco Elegance

April Birthstone Feature: ‘Marquise Diamond Ring’ Conveys Art Deco Elegance

Standing in stark contrast to the earlier Art Nouveau and Edwardian eras, the Art Deco period of the 1920s and 30s represented modernism reinterpreted as ...

Paris in Springtime Was Not in the Cards, So He Brought Paris to Fredericksburg, VA Paris in Springtime Was Not in the Cards, So He Brought Paris to Fredericksburg, VA

Paris in Springtime Was Not in the Cards, So He Brought Paris to Fredericksburg, VA

In Sunday night’s inaugural YouTube broadcast of John Krasinski’s “Some Good News” — a show dedicated to heartwarming and uplifting stories during these uncertain times ...

Diamond Ring Rescued From Recycling Plant Symbolizes Message of Hope: ‘We Can Beat This’ Diamond Ring Rescued From Recycling Plant Symbolizes Message of Hope: ‘We Can Beat This’

Diamond Ring Rescued From Recycling Plant Symbolizes Message of Hope: ‘We Can Beat This’

Waste management workers in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, pulled the plug on their normal operations this past Wednesday to help a distraught women whose diamond ...

Music Friday: Neil Diamond’s Hand-Washing Parody of ‘Sweet Caroline’ Is ‘So Good’ Music Friday: Neil Diamond’s Hand-Washing Parody of ‘Sweet Caroline’ Is ‘So Good’

Music Friday: Neil Diamond’s Hand-Washing Parody of ‘Sweet Caroline’ Is ‘So Good’

Welcome to Music Friday when we would normally bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today we ...

You're Scrubbing Your Hands Throughout the Day, But What About Your Jewelry? You're Scrubbing Your Hands Throughout the Day, But What About Your Jewelry?

You're Scrubbing Your Hands Throughout the Day, But What About Your Jewelry?

You've got the routine down pat by now. You scrub your hands multiple times throughout the day — for at least 20 seconds (The time ...

You’re Scrubbing Your Hands Throughout the Day, But What About Your Jewelry? You’re Scrubbing Your Hands Throughout the Day, But What About Your Jewelry?

You’re Scrubbing Your Hands Throughout the Day, But What About Your Jewelry?

You’ve got the routine down pat by now. You scrub your hands multiple times throughout the day — for at least 20 seconds (The time ...

Birthstone Feature: Check Out the Fascinating History of the Smithsonian’s ‘Chalk Emerald’ Birthstone Feature: Check Out the Fascinating History of the Smithsonian’s ‘Chalk Emerald’

Birthstone Feature: Check Out the Fascinating History of the Smithsonian’s ‘Chalk Emerald’

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 prized ...

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