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December 16, 2022
Music Friday: Engagement Rings Top the Crofts Sisters' Christmas Wish Lists

Welcome to a special holiday edition of Music Friday when we bring you fun and festive songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Crofts Family siblings Callie, Colette and Devri make their best pitch for engagement ring gifts in their 2014 release, “Merry Christmas, Marry Me.” Employing the close-harmony […]

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December 15, 2022
Drake Unveils 42-Stone, 351.38-Carat 'Previous Engagements' Necklace

Hardly a stranger to over-the-top jewelry, Canadian recording artist Drake shook up the Internet Tuesday by revealing "Previous Engagements," a necklace made from 42 eye-popping diamonds earmarked for marriage proposals that never came to be. The diamond total weight of the piece is 351.38 carats, putting the average center stone at 8.36 carats. The necklace […]

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December 14, 2022
Bridal Jewelry Picked From 20 Tons of Trash With Help of Surveillance Video

By reviewing surveillance video, the general services director of a transfer station in Windham, NH, was able to narrow down the location of a garbage bag containing a bridal set that had been accidentally thrown away. Kevin Butler had mistakenly discarded the rings that his wife of 32 years had just cleaned and wrapped in […]

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December 13, 2022
Gamma-Ray Burst From Rare Kilonova Signals the Birth of Platinum and Gold

A gamma-ray burst generated by a rare kilonova signaled the birth of platinum, gold and other heavy elements equal to 1,000 times the mass of the Earth, according to an international team of scientists. On Dec. 11, 2021, NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected a blast of high-energy light from […]

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December 12, 2022
Auction of Mitzi Perdue's 'Atocha' Emerald Yields $1.2MM to Benefit Ukraine

Philanthropist and humanitarian Mitzi Perdue’s 400-year-old historic emerald hit the auction block at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels Sale in New York last week and the results were stellar. Despite a modest pre-sale high estimate of $70,000, the 5.27-carat emerald mounted on a gold band drew a winning bid of $1.2 million with all the proceeds going […]

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December 9, 2022
Music Friday: Kelly Clarkson Wants a Canary Diamond or Red Ruby for Christmas

Welcome to a special holiday edition of Music Friday when we bring you great songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Kelly Clarkson sings about the glittery items on her Christmas wish list in the 2013 favorite “4 Carats.” In this tune penned by Clarkson and three collaborators, the […]

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December 8, 2022
7th Century AD 'Harpole Treasure' Was Worn by Female Christian Leader

An elaborate and stylish necklace discovered at an early-Christian burial site dating back to the 7th century AD was revealed to the press on Tuesday by scholars at the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA). Dubbed the "Harpole Treasure," the necklace is unique because it likely belonged to a powerful female religious leader during a time […]

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December 7, 2022
Diamond and Gold Donations Point to a Bright Season for The Salvation Army

Early season donations of valuable diamond jewelry and gold coins are signaling a bright holiday season for Salvation Army chapters across the country. The Salvation Army’s bell-ringing season starts each November and runs through Christmas Eve. Most of the donations come in the form of pocket change and paper money, but each year the well […]

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December 6, 2022
Popping the Question Via Text? Yes, It's a Thing, According to New Survey

The humble, but widely loved, text message celebrated its 30th anniversary on December 3. Three decades ago, British software programmer and test engineer Neil Papworth sent the world’s very first text, which simply read, "Merry Christmas.” Today, texting is one of the most popular forms of communication, with Americans sending more than 6 billion text […]

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December 5, 2022
Reveling in Pure Joy, 'Viva Magenta' Is Pantone's 2023 Color of the Year

Described as a "new animated red that revels in pure joy," Viva Magenta was just named Pantone's Color of the Year for 2023. According to The Pantone Color Institute, Viva Magenta is inspired by cochineal, a red dye derived from the dried bodies of female cochineal insects. Cochineal dye was used as early as the […]

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