Lucara Salvages 375-Carat Gem-Quality Diamond From Old Tailings

Imagine finding treasure in your trash. That's what happened when Lucara Diamond Corp. salvaged a 375-carat gem-quality diamond from a pile of old tailings at its prolific Karowe mine in Botswana. Tailings are the residue of the diamond-bearing ore that was processed during an original mining operation. The company revisited the tailings because they were generated prior to the 2015 …

Music Friday: ‘Third Finger, Left Hand,’ That’s Where He Placed the Wedding Band

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you classic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Martha and the Vandellas sing about the thrill of receiving a wedding band in the 1967 release, “Third Finger, Left Hand.” They sing, “At last my dreams come true / Today he said “I do” / Friends said …

Emirates Airlines Shows Off Its ‘Diamond’ Onboard Lounge, But Is It Real?

Emirates, the luxury airline that set the Twittersphere ablaze in 2018 with the introduction of its "Bling 777," is back again with a post of its "Diamond" A380 onboard lounge. It was December 2018 when the airline took to Twitter to show off an Emirates Boeing 777 spectacularly embellished with diamonds. The image went viral instantly, as supporters and naysayers …

Pantone’s Color Palette for Spring/Summer 2020 Conveys Sense of Ease

The Pantone Color Institute recently unveiled its top 12 colors for Spring/Summer 2020. Described as friendly and relatable, the colors — which range from Flame Scarlet to Biscay Green — were seen illuminating the runways of NY Fashion Week in downtown Manhattan from September 5-13. Flame Scarlet / Saffron / Classic Blue / Biscay Green While Pantone's Fashion Color Trend …

Bride-to-Be Shares How She Swallowed Her Engagement Ring During Vivid Dream

San Diego bride-to-be Jenna Evans swallowed her 2.4-carat diamond engagement ring during a vivid dream last Tuesday night. Her crazy story, which has gone viral on Facebook, earned the young woman a Monday morning spot on NBC's Today Show. Evans told Today's Gadi Schwartz that she was having an action-packed, exciting dream about a cargo train and some villains. "It …

‘America,’ the 18-Karat Toilet Worth $6 Million, Is Stolen from British Palace

The fully functional 18-karat gold toilet that dazzled and delighted visitors to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City during its year-long installation in 2016-2017 was stolen from Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England, on Saturday — just two days after its British debut. The toilet is said to be worth $6 million. Called “America,” the irreverent work by …

Music Friday: Rihanna and Boyfriend Are Yellow Diamonds in the 2011 Hit, ‘We Found Love’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, Barbadian singer Rihanna compares herself and her boyfriend to yellow diamonds in the very first line of her blockbuster 2011 hit, “We Found Love.” She sings, “Yellow diamonds in the light / And we’re standing side by side …

2,100-Year-Old Fashionista’s Blinged-Out ‘iPhone Case’ Puts Yours to Shame

Archaeologists exploring Russia's "Atlantis" have discovered a gem-adorned 2,137-year-old "iPhone case" buried in the grave of a young fashionista who scientists have nicknamed Natasha. The unusual rectangular object is made from the black gemstone jet and is inlaid with an array of contrasting precious gemstones, including turquoise, carnelian and mother-of-pearl. It is also decorated with ancient Chinese wuzhu coins, which …

Flawless 10.64-Carat Purplish-Pink Diamond Is Top Lot at Sotheby’s HK Auction

An exceptional 10.64-carat flawless vivid purplish-pink diamond is expected to sell for as much as $26 million when it hits the auction block at Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite sale on October 7 in Hong Kong. In Sotheby's auction catalog, the top lot is described as a cut-cornered rectangular mixed-cut diamond, but it also can be described as a radiant …

Snickers to Honor NFL’s ‘Hungriest’ Players With Blinged-Out ‘S’ Pendant

Each week during the NFL season, Snickers will be presenting a blinged-out "S" pendant to the league's "Hungriest Player." The chain will pass from one top performer to the next, based on their successes both on and off the gridiron. The "S" is actually the first letter of the iconic Snickers logo beautifully rendered in 47 carats of brilliant-cut blue …