An observant New Jersey police officer earned a bowl of meatballs and high praise for finding a diamond that had popped out of a crossing guard's engagement ring at a Tenafly intersection. What made the find even more remarkable was that the diamond was mixed in with broken glass, gravel, ice and other reflective debris. This is why Family & Co. Jewelers offers free cleaning and inspection of your jewelry; so that we can notify you of problems before your diamond is lost. Diamonds are forever but prongs are not. All jewelry requires periodic maintenance.
Welcome to Musical Monday when we bring you a song with jewelry, diamonds, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Canadian country music star Dallas Smith finds the girl of his dreams in his brand new release, "Rhinestone World." Country metaphors bring the story to life as he describes a girl who is unlike all the rest. He compares his new love to a little white church in Mississippi, a red Corvette on a Carolina two lane and to a rare and precious diamond.
Why would a nun living in the Middle Ages have lapis lazuli layered within the tartar of her teeth? Was she ingesting it as a lapidary medicine, or did it get on her teeth during the course of her life's work? University of York archaeologist Anita Radini told The Telegraph that the nun was likely an illustrator of lavish medieval religious manuscripts. During that time, artists ground and processed the gem lapis lazuli to make the intense blue pigment ultramarine. It's standard practice for artists to lick their brushes to get the finest tip possible to complete their detailed work.
Sports star (football and baseball) Tim Tebow popped the question to 2017 Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters with a 7.25-carat diamond solitaire engagement ring at his family's farm in Jacksonville, Fla., this past Wednesday. He reportedly got down on one knee and declared, "This ring is internally flawless… just like you." Nel-Peters said, "Yes," and Tebow placed the diamond engagement ring on her finger.