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Three Years As a Doorstop, 17-Pound Nugget Sparked NC’s Gold Rush in 1802 Three Years As a Doorstop, 17-Pound Nugget Sparked NC’s Gold Rush in 1802

Three Years As a Doorstop, 17-Pound Nugget Sparked NC’s Gold Rush in 1802

Located in North Carolina’s Cabarrus County, the Reed Gold Mine is the site of the first documented gold find in the United States. It was ...

Queen Elizabeth II Wears Spectacular Sapphire Jewelry in New Portrait Queen Elizabeth II Wears Spectacular Sapphire Jewelry in New Portrait

Queen Elizabeth II Wears Spectacular Sapphire Jewelry in New Portrait

Queen Elizabeth II is wearing a spectacular sapphire ensemble in an official portrait released by the Government of Canada. The 94-year-old monarch, who was separately ...

Music Friday: Young Bobbie Gentry Wears Faux Ruby Ring in ‘Chickasaw County Child’ Music Friday: Young Bobbie Gentry Wears Faux Ruby Ring in ‘Chickasaw County Child’

Music Friday: Young Bobbie Gentry Wears Faux Ruby Ring in ‘Chickasaw County Child’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you throwback songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Bobbie Gentry’s autobiographical ...

NDC’s 2020 Holiday Trend Report: Diamond Gifts Will Celebrate Love and Hope NDC’s 2020 Holiday Trend Report: Diamond Gifts Will Celebrate Love and Hope

NDC’s 2020 Holiday Trend Report: Diamond Gifts Will Celebrate Love and Hope

After a year of upheaval, holiday season 2020 will see a surge in demand for diamond gifts that symbolize hope, love and celebration, according to ...

14.83-Carat ‘Spirit of the Rose’ Diamond Could Yield $38MM at Sotheby’s Geneva 14.83-Carat ‘Spirit of the Rose’ Diamond Could Yield $38MM at Sotheby’s Geneva

14.83-Carat ‘Spirit of the Rose’ Diamond Could Yield $38MM at Sotheby’s Geneva

“The Spirit of the Rose” — a 14.83-carat fancy vivid purple-pink diamond that’s so special it has its own website — is expected to fetch ...

Next Stop on the Virtual Gem Gallery Tour Is the ‘Picasso Kunzite Necklace’ Next Stop on the Virtual Gem Gallery Tour Is the ‘Picasso Kunzite Necklace’

Next Stop on the Virtual Gem Gallery Tour Is the ‘Picasso Kunzite Necklace’

Highlighted by a 396.30-carat pleochroic kunzite, the “Picasso Kunzite Necklace“ is the next stop on our virtual tour of the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection at ...

UA Staffer Finds Missing Diamond at Top of 101,000-Seat Bryant-Denny Stadium UA Staffer Finds Missing Diamond at Top of 101,000-Seat Bryant-Denny Stadium

UA Staffer Finds Missing Diamond at Top of 101,000-Seat Bryant-Denny Stadium

University of Alabama staffer Victoria Giattina defied all odds last week by locating a missing diamond in the cavernous confines of the 101,800-seat Bryant–Denny Stadium. ...

Music Friday: For 70 Years, Singers Have Told the Story of ‘Big Blue Diamonds’ Music Friday: For 70 Years, Singers Have Told the Story of ‘Big Blue Diamonds’

Music Friday: For 70 Years, Singers Have Told the Story of ‘Big Blue Diamonds’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fabulous songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, music legend Van ...

October Birthstone Feature: ‘Yowah Nut Opal’ Is One of Nature’s Great Surprises October Birthstone Feature: ‘Yowah Nut Opal’ Is One of Nature’s Great Surprises

October Birthstone Feature: ‘Yowah Nut Opal’ Is One of Nature’s Great Surprises

There’s an unusual nut from Queensland, Australia, that will never find its way into a candy bar or portable protein pack. That’s because the Yowah ...

Julius Caesar ‘Assassination Coin’ Dating to 42 BC Could Be Worth Millions Julius Caesar ‘Assassination Coin’ Dating to 42 BC Could Be Worth Millions

Julius Caesar ‘Assassination Coin’ Dating to 42 BC Could Be Worth Millions

A previously unrecorded example of an ancient “Ides of March” gold coin commemorating the assassination of Roman dictator Julius Caesar in 44 BC has been ...

For 2nd Time in 18 Months, Japanese Dad Honors Daughter With Flawless Diamond For 2nd Time in 18 Months, Japanese Dad Honors Daughter With Flawless Diamond

For 2nd Time in 18 Months, Japanese Dad Honors Daughter With Flawless Diamond

Eighteen months ago, an unnamed Japanese private collector plunked down $13.7 million for a D-flawless, 88.22-carat oval diamond at Sotheby’s Hong Kong. He gifted it ...

Music Friday: Lorde Channels ‘Hunger Games’ Heroine in the Gem-Infused ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ Music Friday: Lorde Channels ‘Hunger Games’ Heroine in the Gem-Infused ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’

Music Friday: Lorde Channels ‘Hunger Games’ Heroine in the Gem-Infused ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Lorde channels Hunger ...

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