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October 15, 2018

Greville Emerald Tiara Takes Center Stage at Princess Eugenie’s Royal Wedding

As Princess Eugenie exchanged wedding vows with Jack Brooksbank on Friday at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, England, all eyes were on her magnificent emerald tiara. Dubbed the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, the diamond-encrusted platinum headpiece features a 93.7-carat oval-shaped emerald center stone flanked by six additional emeralds on each side. Jewelry experts have […]

October 11, 2018

‘Opal Peacock’ Brooch Showcases One of the Finest Examples of October’s Birthstone

Gifted to the Smithsonian in 1977 by legendary jeweler Harry Winston, the "Opal Peacock" brooch showcases a 32-carat black opal sourced from Lightning Ridge, Australia. The cabochon-cut gem, which displays a vivid blue and green play-of-color reminiscent of a peacock's plumage, is considered one of the world’s finest examples of October's birthstone. For his Opal […]

October 10, 2018

‘Diavik Stars of the Arctic’ to Headline Rio Tinto’s ‘Specials’ Tender on Oct. 25

Inspired by the constellations that light up the night sky of Canada's remote Northwest Territories, 'The Diavik Stars of the Arctic' will headline Rio Tinto’s upcoming "Specials" tender — a showcase of rough diamonds greater than 10.8 carats. Among the diamonds comprising The Diavik Stars is the 177.71-carat "Vega of the Arctic," one of the […]

October 4, 2018

Washington Capitals’ First-Ever Stanley Cup Ring Glitters With 10.2 Carats of Patriotic Pizzazz

Rubies, diamonds and a sapphire boasting a total weight of 10.2 carats add patriotic pizzazz to the Washington Capitals' 2018 Stanley Cup rings. The handcrafted, two-tone rings, which commemorate the 44-year-old franchise's first championship, were unveiled to players, coaches and hockey staff during a private ceremony on Monday night. Overall, the 14-karat yellow and white gold […]

October 3, 2018

6-Year-Old ‘Tiny’ Dutton Finds $10,000 Bridal Set, Teaches Big Lesson About Doing the Right Thing

Six-year-old Alyah "Tiny" Dutton was sure the beautiful diamond rings she found in the restroom of Ballantrae Community Park in Dublin, Ohio, belonged to a magic princess and that they needed to be returned to her right away. Tiny had been enjoying an outing at the "bunny park" sprayground with family friend John Gerlach when […]

October 2, 2018

With a Price Tag of $17 Million, ‘Passion Diamond Shoes’ Are the Most Expensive in the World

Jada Dubai's new "Passion Diamond Shoes" — elegant stilettos made from real gold and embellished with two round 15-carat D-flawless diamonds — went on sale last week for $17 million and are said to be the most expensive pair of shoes in the world. The stunning stilettos are on display at the world's only seven-star […]

October 1, 2018

71-Year-Old Grandma Unearths 2.63-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

A 71-year-old grandma from Aurora, Colo., is being credited with finding the largest diamond so far this year at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park — the only diamond site in the world where amateur prospectors get to keep what they discover. The 2.63-carat diamond is the size of a pinto bean and white in […]

September 27, 2018

Christie’s Exec Says the Color of the 18.96-Carat ‘Pink Legacy’ Diamond ‘Is As Good As It Gets’

In terms of its saturation and intensity, the color of "The Pink Legacy" is "as good as it gets in a colored diamond," according to the Christie's exec who will be overseeing its sale in Geneva on November 13. The auction house is expecting the 18.96-carat, fancy vivid pink diamond to fetch up to $50 […]

September 25, 2018

What Would You Do If You Saw an Engagement Ring Being Swiped at a Nail Salon?

In a recent episode of ABC's What Would You Do?, correspondent John Quinones and his team explored how average individuals might react if they witnessed a diamond engagement ring being swiped by a patron at a local nail salon. Would they intervene or mind their own business? For its test, What Would You Do? designed […]

September 24, 2018

Vibrant Red ‘Whitney Flame Topaz’ Joins the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection

An extraordinarily rare 48.86-carat vibrant red topaz is the newest member of the Smithsonian's National Gem Collection. The teardrop-shaped gem, which was acquired for the museum by philanthropist Coralyn Wright Whitney, made its debut this past Thursday at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Dubbed the "Whitney Flame Topaz," the gem is […]