Today is our first blog celebrating June’s official birthstone, as we shine our spotlight on the world's largest natural pearl. Tipping the scales at 600 carats (about a quarter pound) and standing 3 inches tall, the "Pearl of Asia" boasts a storied history that dates back more than 400 years. Jewelry experts believe the baroque-shaped pearl was discovered in the pearl fishing grounds of the Persian Gulf sometime between the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Pearl is one of the two official birthstones for June. The other is alexandrite. We will blog about both gems as the month of June continues.
A marquise cut, 12.11 carat, natural fancy intense blue diamond will be headlining Christie's first live auction since the COVID-19 outbreak. The internally flawless diamond is expected to fetch between $8.3 million and $12.2 million at Christie's Hong Kong on July 10, with previews running from July 4 through the 7th.
A San Francisco-based Greek restaurant chain, which had closed each of its eateries in strict adherence to the city's shelter-in-place order, made a special exception recently and opened one of its stores so a long-time regular could surprise his girlfriend with a proposal in the exact spot where their first date took place five years ago. Bililies and his wife, Jen Pelka, greeted the couple and led them to the back patio, where Goldstein popped the question with a diamond ring and Simone said, "Yes." “We were blown away by how incredibly generous and helpful Charles and Jen were,” Goldstein told Eater. “It just goes to show how kind people can be, even to complete strangers. It was one of those moments that restores your faith in humanity.”
Welcome to Musical Monday when we often bring you nostalgic songs with jewelry, gemstones, diamonds or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today's is a real throw back, to before many of you were born. But maybe you've seen and heard it on Nick at Night or MeTV. Diamonds, daisies, snowflakes, That Girl Chestnuts, rainbows, springtime Is That Girl She’s tinsel on a tree She’s everything that every girl should be!