Music Friday: Mumford & Sons’ Frontman Paints His Spirit Gold in 2012’s ‘I Will Wait’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you blockbuster songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Mumford & Sons’ frontman Marcus Mumford paints his spirit gold in the Grammy-nominated 2012 hit, “I Will Wait.” Mumford told MTV News that the song was written on the road and reflective of the band’s hectic touring schedule. …

One of These Teams Will Finally See Some New Super Bowl Bling After Long Drought

When Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs match up against Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV on February 2 in Miami, the teams will be vying for championship bling their franchises haven't seen in a combined 75 years. It was exactly 50 years ago when Len Dawson led the Chiefs to victory against the …

‘The Jewelled Tiger’ Is Immortalized in Pink Diamonds on The Perth Mint’s 3D Coin

Crafted in 18-karat rose gold and pavé set with 3 carats of extraordinarily rare Argyle pink diamonds, "The Jewelled Tiger" strikes a menacing pose on the face of The Perth Mint's 2020 limited-edition 3D coin. Priced at $177,275 (AUD $259,000), The Jeweled Tiger represents the third in a series of highly collectible coins showcasing Asia’s revered mythical and mortal creatures. …

Israeli Archaeologists Unearth Potter’s ‘Piggy Bank’ Filled With 1,200-Year-Old Gold Coins

Archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority have unearthed a clay juglet filled with seven gold coins dating back 1,200 years. The find was made near an ancient pottery studio in the city of Yavne, which was well known for its commercial production of ceramic storage jars, pots and bowls. The archaeologists believe the juglet — commonly used as a container …

Louis Vuitton Buys Historic 1,758-Carat ‘Sewelô’ Diamond From Lucara Diamond Corp.

French luxury brand Louis Vuitton has purchased the historic 1,758-carat Sewelô diamond from Lucara in a deal that allows the mining company to retain a 50% interest in the individual polished diamonds that result from the cutting of the massive stone. The amount of Louis Vuitton's upfront payment was not disclosed. Sewelô, which means “rare find” in Setswana, was recovered …

Music Friday: Billie Marten Loves When You Give Her Things, Especially Wedding Rings

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you wonderful songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, British songstress Billie Marten delivers her enchanting acoustic cover of “The Book of Love.” In the song, Marten explains how love is unnecessarily complicated and frequently irrational. In fact, if someone could write The Book of Love, it …

St. Louis Blues Mascot Earns First-Ever Stanley ‘Pup’ Championship Collar

Barclay, the adorable four-legged mascot of the St. Louis Blues, recently received a Stanley "Pup" Championship collar — complete with the team's famous Blue Note logo rendered in sapphires and karat gold. A spokesperson for Purina claimed Barclay is the first dog to ever receive championship jewelry. Blues executive and Hall of Famer Brett Hull was on hand last week …

Role Reversal: Will Single Ladies Propose to Their Guys on Leap Day, Feb. 29?

For more than 1,500 years, February 29 has been reserved for single ladies who have waited far too long for their guys to pop the question. Leap Day, which hits the calendar every four years, is a time when traditional roles are reversed and women are encouraged to pop the question. Leap Day marriage proposals have their roots in 5th …

Swiss Researchers Invent Lightweight 18-Karat Gold That’s Mixed With Plastic

Swiss researchers just unveiled a new type of 18-karat gold that's made from 75% gold and 25% plastic, yielding super-lightweight, malleable material that weighs just 1/10th to 1/5th as much as the traditional alloy. The team at ETH Zurich claims that the new lightweight alloy has the exact same lustrous qualities of traditional 18-karat gold, making it an attractive alternative …

Fairytale Proposal: Animated Couple Star as the Prince and Princess in ‘Sleeping Beauty’

A romantic Massachusetts man worked with an illustrator for six months to pull off an epic, fairytale marriage proposal that has gone viral on social media. In filmmaker Lee Loechler's ambitious plan, animated versions of he and his girlfriend, Sthuthi David, would take starring roles in her favorite movie, Sleeping Beauty. During the pivotal scene, when Prince Phillip wakes Princess …