Winter vacation season is upon us! But before you jump in the pool, slather on sunscreen or head to the beach, it never hurts to know where dangers can lurk. If you’re not careful, summer can take a toll on your jewelry. In honor of rings resting on the ocean floor, bracelets lost while scuba diving and gems fallen victim to a wicked game of beach volleyball, here are five situations when not to wear your wedding ring, or any other fine jewelry you’d hate to damage or lose.
First we want to say that there are no rules about how much you should spend; on a diamond, on wedding bands or on your wedding. This is not about "keeping up with the Joneses". We all have different priorities and different responsibilities. The amount that bridal couples spent on their (and occasionally colored gemstone) engagement rings surged almost 56% in 2018, according to Brides' American Wedding Study. The surprising climb; from $5,023 in 2017 to $7,829 in 2018; may reflect a demand for more ornate setting styles and larger center stones.
Welcome to Musical Monday; the day that we bring you awesome songs new or old with diamonds, jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, pop star Kelly Clarkson sings about rejuvenating a listless relationship in her 2017 gospel-inspired release, "Heat" singing out 'You Used to Make Me Feel Like a Diamond'...
The show stopping emerald ring that Michelle Yeoh wore in her starring role as Eleanor in the hit movie "Crazy Rich Asians" made an appearance on the Golden Globes red carpet this past Sunday, and E!'s Giuliana Rancic was quick to take notice. The ring had generated a buzz this past August when Yeoh revealed it was from her personal jewelry collection. Yeoh also wore an awesomazing diamond ring and diamond necklace.
For the second time in just five weeks, the New York City Police Department has rescued a diamond engagement ring from a utility grate near Times Square. As we blogged about in December, a British couple became international celebrities after a video of them losing her brand new diamond engagement ring down a utility grate in Times Square went viral
InStyle magazine's editor-in-chief Laura Brown raised the bar for engagement ring selfies last week when she posted to her Instagram page an impeccable close-up shot of her new Art Deco-inspired diamond ring. The ring features a round brilliant cut diamond in the center surrounded by an unusual asymmetrical array of square and rectangular baguette cut diamonds.
A good understanding of diamonds is necessary before you begin shopping. Let Family & Co. Jewelers help guide you through the basics: “the four Cs”(Cut, Clarity, Color, & Carat), the importance of a certification, and of course helping you select the perfect mounting.
Today is Musical Monday, the day of the week when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, country music artist Jason Michael Carroll proposes with a half carat diamond ring in his 2011 release, "Numbers."
Demantoid is derived from the Dutch word for diamond, "demant." The stone owes its impressive diamond like brilliance to two main factors: A high refractive index and a high dispersion (its ability to separate light into the spectrum of colors). Demantoid, in fact, boasts the highest dispersion rating of all gemstones, including diamond. Like any gemstone; the gem's color and clarity can vary as seen in the two pictures here. Unlike diamonds, clarity is considered secondary to color in color gemstones.
We have been coming across a lot of these feel good stories lately. Makes us realize that there are plenty of good people in the world. Imagine Shiloah Avery's surprise when she unpacked the box to her new "Instant Pot" (who names these products?) on Christmas morning only to find a gold and diamond ring inside. While the multi-cooker is famous for doing so many things; it combines an electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, browning pan and warming pot in one handy unit; creating diamond rings is not one of them.
In 2019, the vintage trend is predicted to continue with vintage inspired cuts such as, oval, pear and emerald cut diamonds. These diamonds appear larger and work with any season throughout the year. A gorgeous intricately designed shank with a larger than life oval cut center stone nestled within a sparkling halo. This engagement ring will live on through its several features that keep it bright and sparkling year after year.
Stackable bands make for a more modern looking set rather than the traditional matching wedding band. Keep the engagement ring trends going into 2019 by mixing metals between your engagement ring and wedding band. Add a ruby and diamond stackable band to a white gold solitaire for a look that is one of a kind. In 2019, our brides are breaking fashion rules and we are totally here for it.
Each Monday we bring you awesome songs with diamonds, jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, country music newcomer Seth Ennis shares the story behind his holiday marriage proposal in the newly released "Xmas." In the song, Ennis says he can't wait to see his girlfriend's face when she sees the diamond engagement ring that he picked out.
Twinkle twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky. Twinkle twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are.
Among the gemstones exhibiting Pantone's vibrant, yet mellow, seaborne color are spinel, morganite, padparadscha sapphire and precious coral. Coral is one of just a handful of organic materials that are classified as gemstones. This is the fourth time in the past 10 years that the Color Institute has picked a Pantone color named after a precious gemstone. Previous picks have included Turquoise (2010), Emerald (2013) and Rose Quartz (2016).
A senior research scientist at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) believes the 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona; the second largest rough diamond ever found; actually weighed at least 2,774 carats before it fractured into five diamonds during the rough diamond sorting process at Lucara's Karowe mine in Botswana three years ago. Lucara had previously reported that the 813 carat "Constellation” diamond and a 374 carat unnamed "shard" had broken off Lesedi La Rona. The total weight of the original rough diamond, had it remained intact, would have been 2,296 carats.
Paula Stanton will be celebrating her 38th anniversary on December 27 with not one but two diamond anniversary bands, one of which she's calling her "Christmas miracle." Nine years ago the New Jersey resident was cleaning her bathroom when her loose fitting 20th anniversary diamond ring accidentally fell into the toilet and disappeared down the drain. Stanton believes the return of her diamond anniversary band, which she is now wearing proudly stacked next to the replacement, is her Christmas miracle.
Unlike some of our previous blogs; this one is NOT a diamond engagement ring or diamond anniversary band that was returned to the happy couple. But jewelry being returned is always a good thing. When Ohio teenager Jim Biehl misplaced his brand new Parma Senior High School class ring 30 years ago on a church trip that oddly stopped overnight in Parma, Mich., the then 17 year old student was not very emotional about the loss. He called it a "stupid little ring."
Branson, who is obviously a romantic at heart, ordered that the diamond engagement ring take the ride to the edge of space. And when the diamond ring returned with the crew safely to Earth last Thursday, Branson was ready to hand it off to flight test engineer Brandon Parrish. As Branson explained in a tweet, "What better way to propose than with a ring that had just flown to space?"
Seventh grade teacher Traci Thompson was ushered onto the court, where Santa removed his beard, got down on one knee, pulled a ring box from his pocket and presented his girlfriend with an oval brilliant cut diamond engagement ring.
Merry Christmas, BabySure did treat me niceI said Merry Christmas, BabyYou sure did treat me niceBought me a diamond ring for Christmas
Munich based gold dealer Pro Aurum recently unveiled Europe's most expensive Christmas tree, a pyramid shaped showstopper decorated with 2,018 solid gold coins and topped by a massive 20 ounce coin set into a golden star. In total, the .9999 fine gold weighs 63 kilograms (about 2,222 ounces), placing the precious metal value at almost three million.
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:12 Drummers Drumming11 Pipers Piping10 Lords a Leaping9 Ladies Dancing8 Maids a Milking7 Swans a Swimming6 Geese a Laying5 Golden Rings4 Calling Birds3 French Hens2 Turtle Dovesand a Partridge in a Pear Tree
Diavik mine unexpectedly unearthed a 552 carat fancy yellow diamond, the largest ever discovered in North America. The finding is remarkable because Canadian mines are known to produce high quality diamonds, but not particularly large ones. The Canadamark™ diamond rates only 25th on the list of the world's largest rough diamonds of all time, just ahead of the Lesotho's Letseng Star (550 carats) and just behind the Central African Republic's Spirit of de Grisogono (587 carats). The top seven diamonds on the list are all from the continent of Africa
The British tourists who became internet celebrities after a video of them losing their diamond engagement ring down a utility grate in New York City went viral returned to the U.S. on last week to appear on the Ellen show. During the emotional eight minute segment, the couple finally got their diamond engagement ring back, met the hero detectives who rescued it, hit the reset button on their marriage proposal and received a whopping $10,000 wedding gift from the show.
December 2018 has set records for the number of diamond and other gemstone (morganite is a new favorite) engagement rings we have crafted for our clientele. Love is definitely in the air! The holidays does bring out the romance in us all. Is it the mistletoe? The gatherings of family and friends? Perhaps the eggnog? Whatever the reason or reasons it certainly is a time of the year when many more men bend a knee and ask for her hand in marriage. So here are some festive marriage proposal ideas that we love.
A Boeing 777 is 242 feet long, so we did the math to determine the number of 1 carat diamonds it would take to span the aircraft end to end. A 1 carat diamond is approximately 6.5 mm wide (about .26 inches), so about 48 diamonds placed side by side would measure 1 foot. It would, therefore, take 11,616 diamonds to adorn just one side of the plane with just a single row of 1 carat diamonds. The number of diamonds to cover the plane? We're not that good at math...
A song that echoes the sentiments of 1949's “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend" (another favorite of ours); “Santa Baby” features a girl appealing directly to Santa Claus for some of the finer things in life — a sable coat, a blue convertible, a yacht and, finally, “a ring.” Of course she means "the ring"; a diamond engagement ring. She's claims to have been an "angel all year," so she doesn't think she's asking for a lot. Of course Gwen can easily afford to purchase her own diamonds!
Snow White with a beautiful assortment of precious gemstones. Valuable "pie" points are earned by mining specific combinations of topaz, amethyst, emerald, sapphire, ruby and diamond. “Action” cards keep the game fun and unpredictable, as they can force another dwarf to forfeit his or her gems or unload surplus diamonds. The game includes 68 plastic gemstones.
In honor of turquoise; one of the official birthstones for December; we shine our spotlight on the Empress Marie-Louise Diadem, a gift from French Emperor Napoleon I to his second wife on the occasion of their marriage in 1810. Other December birthstones include blue zircon, blue topaz and tanzanite. The spectacular piece, which now resides in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., features 70 cabochon cut pieces of Persian turquoise weighing a total of 540 carats, as well as over one thousand diamonds boasting a total weight of 700 carats.
Thanksgiving Day marked the start of the "engagement season," a very romantic time that stretches all the way to Valentine's Day. The period accounts for 23% of the calendar, but proudly claims about 40% of all marriage proposals. There’s a very good chance that somebody in your Facebook world will be changing his or her relationship status from “in a relationship” to “engaged” in the near future; some of them with the assistance of Family & Co. Jewelers.
Please have snow and mistletoe - And presents on the tree - Christmas Eve will find me - Where the lovelight gleams - I'll be home for Christmas - If only in my dreams...
Dominating defensive tackle Aaron Donald of the 11-1 Los Angeles Rams signed a record breaking (for a day) $135 million deal in August and rewarded himself with a custom "AD/99" diamond pendant hanging from a 14 karat gold Miami Cuban link chain; a chain that weighs more than 1.5 pounds.
Barely two weeks after her high profile appearance at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in NYC, supermodel Josephine Skriver got engaged to her singer/songwriter boyfriend Alexander DeLeon on a frozen lake under the northern lights of Finland. Skriver and her new fiancé, who goes by the stage name Bohnes, turned to Instagram to share stunning pics of the diamond engagement ring and epic proposal.
In the spirit of the holiday season, Smith will forgo a potential big payday and, instead, try to reunite the antique ring with the family of its rightful owner. The yellow gold diamond ring is engraved with a specific date in 1921 and the avid treasure hunter will use that information to help verify any claimants that come forward. Based on her own experience, Smith believes that the ring box; and its hidden diamond treasure; was donated by a family who hastily cleared the home of an elderly relative.
I found a little girl and I fell in loveShe shines brighter than the stars aboveI bought her a pretty diamond ringAsked her, if she would marry meThere's nothing you could tell me that would change a thingI still want you to wear my ring
The New York City's finest used the power of the social media to reunite a British couple with the diamond engagement ring that they accidentally dropped through a utility grate in Times Square a little over a week ago. Also posted was a seven second video along with this clever note on Twitter: "WANTED for dropping his fiancée’s ring in @TimesSquareNYC! She said Yes
Over the years, the most popular cut for diamond engagement rings has always been the round brilliant, consisting of 58 facets that divide the stone into a top and bottom half. The round brilliant cut diamond is the only diamond shape that is timeless. All other shapes such as the cushion cut, the princess cut, the emerald cut and the oval cut are subject to changing fashions. Diamond shape tastes do change over time. So if you want a diamond that will never be dated; go with a round brilliant cut diamond. Then her diamond truly will be forever...
Ever the romantic, Frank decided to forgo the traditional box and surprised Barbara by submerging the diamond ring in a glass of champagne. According to Sotheby's, Frank hadn't offered a formal proposal, so the engagement was only official after Barbara made him choose which finger to put it on. The couple married in Palm Springs in 1976. Frank was 60 and Barbara was 49.
For the first time in 14 years, the world famous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center has a new crown jewel. Designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, the 900 pound tree topper measures 9 foot 4 inches in diameter and features 70 rays covered with three million Swarovski crystals.
The ill fated French queen's natural pearl and diamond pendant is set with an oval diamond in a diamond bow motif. The slightly baroque drop shaped natural saltwater pearl measures approximately 15.90mm x 18.35mm x 25.85mm and originally hung from Marie Antoinette's three-strand pearl necklace. The pendant entered the auction with a modest pre-sale estimate of $1 million to $2 million.
When picking out a diamond engagement ring one of the first things to consider is the cut of the center diamond. Diamonds are cut in many shapes; the round brilliant, the cushion, the pear, the marquise, heart shaped, oval and emerald cut. Today we take a closer look at oval and emerald cut diamonds, we hope it will help you choose the perfect cut for your future bride! We will discuss other diamond shapes in other Family & Co. Jewelers blog posts.
Maybe you want to repurpose your mother's or grandmother's engagement ring because you have a strong sense of family history. Perhaps, you’re trying to save a few dollars. Nothing wrong with that; you have a wedding to pay for! Some people are so eco-conscious that they prefer to reuse rather than buy something new. (Some people purchase an above ground diamond for the same reason) There are a lot of reasons to reuse a family heirloom and several ways to do it. If you have a pretty ring in your family, this may be a route to consider. Keep on reading for some of our upgrading tips and to see some of our vintage options that your prospective bride to be might love!
Are you all out of fresh ideas when it comes to proposing to the love of your life? Is your sanity hanging by a thread and all you can do is get worried about finding the perfect way to propose to your significant other? Let us take you on a shortand informative journey on how to propose and make it one of the most memorable days of both of your lives.
The 2018 Fantasy Bra is dialed down by comparison. Swarovksi's designers used lab grown diamonds for the bra and responsibly sourced topaz for the sterling silver body chain. The chain is highlighted by a pear-shaped 2.03 carat Atelier Swarovski Created Diamond, which has the same chemical composition, hardness, brilliance and fire of a traditionally mined diamond, according to the company.
How can you tell if she’s ready to marry you? Women can sometimes seem very illogical and unpredictable. Their “no” means “no” and their “yes’” sometimes also means “no”. It’s no secret that most women wish to get married to their prince charming. They have been dreaming about it since the moment they first watched a Disney fairy tale movie. But, does she want to share that dream with you? Is she ready to marry you? Does she see you on that white horse coming to sweep her off her feet and take her to a faraway land? Does she envision "happily ever after" with you?
Colombian emerald miners are seeking to gain coveted "AO" status for their emeralds, widely considered to be the finest in the world. "AO" is shorthand for "appellation of origin," which is a designation given to products that possess unique characteristics associated with their geographic location.
Generally on Mondays we talk about songs involving diamonds, engagement rings or other jewelry. Today we are spreading the word to try to reunite a diamond ring with the owner. Singer Toni Braxton is hoping that one of her almost three million Instagram followers knows the whereabouts of "Bonnie," the Grammy award winning singer's $5 million, 10 carat canary yellow diamond engagement ring.
As we approach winter vacation season; several of our customers have told us of their plans to propose in a warmer climate. If you want to turn your vacation for two into the most memorable trip of your lives, a destination proposal is for you. Flying off to a romantic destination where you’ll take a knee sounds like a magical scene: but getting that ring to the destination? Not so magical. To help your proposal plans go smoothly; please read these five helpful tips for traveling with an engagement ring to keep your proposal under wraps.
Sixty seven gem quality diamonds ranging from just under 1 carat to more than 100 carats will be known forever as the legacy of Lesedi La Rona, the 1,109 carat gem quality rough diamond that was uncovered at the Lucara Karowe mine in Botswana in 2015. Graff Diamonds noted Monday that after more than a year of detailed analysis, cutting and polishing by its elite team of gemologists and master diamond cutters, the first 67 stones were ready to be revealed. The company also dropped a teaser that "a principal diamond of unprecedented size" was still in the works.
An all diamond ring custom crafted from a single rough diamond is expected to raise as much as $250,000 when Sotheby's offers it for sale December 5 at the third (RED) Auction in Miami. Proceeds from the sale will support HIV/AIDS programs in Africa. Family & Co. Jewelers is pleased to blog about this as we support all worthwhile charities; both local to south Jersey and worldwide.
Mister bring it closer, mister can we hold itI think it's gonna fit just fineAs he slipped it on her hand, Janey kissed her manDon't love make a diamond shine. Don't love make a diamond shineIt don't matter if it costs a dimeDang thing looks like a million bucksSittin' on the hand of a girl in love.
In the lead up to this week's highly anticipated auction of the "Pink Legacy," Christie's Rahul Kadakia had gone out on a limb and said the 18.96-carat fancy vivid pink diamond was "as good as it gets." “To find a diamond of this size with this color is pretty much unreal,” said the International Head of Jewellery at Christie’s. “You may see this color in a pink diamond of less than one carat. But this is almost 19 carats and it’s as pink as can be. It’s unbelievable.”
I ain't gonna marry in the fallI ain't gonna marry in the spring'Cause I'm in love with a pretty little girlWho wears a diamond ring.
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Among the items decorated with gold, silver and precious gemstones was a breastplate depicting the god Ra as a winged scarab carrying the sun and moon into the sky. The scarab was carved from a pale greenish yellow stone that Carter originally identified as chalcedony, a translucent variety of quartz. Family & Co. Jewelers has some fine examples of scarab jewelry in our estate department.
At that point, Malek reached into his pocket and pulled out the gilded buck teeth uppers. They appeared to be cast in white gold. We think gold should be reserved for jewelry; but that's just our opinion.
Above ground Diamonds are produced using a technological innovation that yields diamonds of exceptionally high quality and purity. Only the top two percent of mined diamonds can compare. They are identical in their composition, as well as in their physical appearance, to mined diamonds. A gemologist cannot tell the difference between an above ground Diamond and a mined diamond because there is no difference. All above ground Diamonds are laser inscribed "Lab Grown" to avoid any confusion.
A young couple visiting Prince Edward Island for the Labor Day weekend thought they struck it rich when a $2 board game purchased at a thrift shop yielded $18,000 worth of diamond jewelry. Chris Lightfoot and Mandy Flack could hardly believe their eyes when they discovered a treasure trove of diamond rings hidden under the box's false bottom.
When we hear about expensive "rocks" our thought generally turn to diamonds or another precious gemstone. But that's not always the case. Diamonds are valuable because they are relatively rare. The three rocks we talk about today are common on the moon but rare on earth which means they are insanely valuable! This makes that diamond engagement ring seem like a bargain...
Emerald symbolism encompasses not only royalty but also wit, eloquence, and foresight. “The Jewel of Kings” also serves as the May birthstone. Emeralds have an old superstition that today has some scientific validity. Wearing emeralds was said to improve your eyesight; today we know that green is a soothing color to our eyes. Emeralds are rare and more valuable than diamonds.
Once the Rose Parade festivities have concluded, the crown and tiaras will head back to Mikimoto headquarters in Japan for refurbishing. Mikimoto Kōkichi is credited with creating the first cultured pearl in the late 1800s and subsequently starting the cultured pearl industry. Pearls aren't considered as fashionable today in our dress down culture; but some trend setters look great rocking a "denim and pearls" style.
Welcome to Musical Monday when we bring you old or new tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, we explore the new. Lauren Mayberry of the Scottish synthpop band Chvrches (pronounced churches) implores her young fans to embrace their mistakes and "make them gold."
Outside of a few power couples, you probably do not hear all of the news regarding celebrities marrying, popping the question or saying yes to an engagement ring. The diamonds they show are often out of this world and come from the best jewelry designers in the world, so why not showcase them even more? We love a good engagement ring, and who knows, you might get some ideas of your own.
A diamond shaped reflective balloon the size of two school buses will be delivered into low Earth orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sometime in November. The diamond will be visible from Earth without the aid of a telescope, the "The Orbital Reflector" by artist Trevor Paglen will appear as bright as a star in the Big Dipper. So we won't actually see that it is shaped like a diamond.
640 pumpkins clearly spelled out the question "Justine Will You Marry Me?" The romantic groom to be pulled out a diamond engagement ring when the pumpkin message came into view. How much did 640 pumpkins cost? How did Seads afford 640 pumpkins and a diamond engagement ring?
Reminiscent of a haunted house, Erin and Eric's handcrafted Halloween wedding featured various stages and setups to build anticipation as the evening progressed. The ceremony began on the outdoor lawn before guests retreated inside The Cooper House for an eerie dinner beneath dangling witches hats. After dinner, everyone was ushered into the old general store on property for a hauntingly good time at the reception.
"It’s gorgeous!" Monroe gasped when she first laid eyes on the pear-shaped, VS 2, fancy intense yellow diamond. It was the largest diamond she ever wore in her lifetime.Despite its historical ties to the Maharajas of India and the legendary Golconda diamond mines near Hyderabad, it was an adoring Marilyn who catapulted the Moon of Baroda to international fame.
The rings’ most unique feature is the reversible top, the first-of-its-kind on a championship ring. The top of the ring, which can be completely detached from its band, has a centerpiece that can be flipped from blue to white, the Warriors' primary colors. Twisting off the top of the ring reveals the slogan ‘Strength in Numbers’ etched in gold. There are 56 diamonds set on the right side of the ring to commemorate the number of years the team has been in the San Francisco Bay area.
Interestingly, Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers are not adorned with genuine rubie or any gemstones at all. In fact, the bugle beads that prop designers used to simulate rubies proved to be too heavy. The solution was to replace most of the bugle beads with sequins, 2,300 on each slipper. The butterfly-shaped bow on the front of each shoe features red bugle beads outlined in red glass rhinestones in silver settings.
Today those diamond engagement rings are often by a world class designer; such as Verragio, Simon G, Zeghani, Sylvie, Artcarved or Scott Kay. The metal of choice today is white; either platinum or white gold. Rose gold is preferred by brides who want to stand out from the crowd.
Family & Co. Jewelers likes to stay in touch with our customers and friends. And we like to make new friends! That is why we are active on “social media”. We are active on facebook. Besides posting about our business; we also use our page to help promote a lot of charitable and community causes and events.
The most precious item in the group is a natural pearl and diamond pendant set with an oval diamond in a diamond bow motif. The slightly baroque drop-shaped natural saltwater pearl measures approximately 15.90mm x 18.35mm x 25.85mm. The piece carries an estimate of between $1 million and $2 million.
These lists offer hopeful lovers a wide range of romantic backdrops for their big moment. We hope to see your proposal; please share to our facebook page. Where ever the question is popped; the two of you are certain to treasure the moment for the rest of your lives...
During the marriage ceremony at St. George's Chapel, Brooksbank placed a simple gold wedding band on his bride's finger. Despite its simplicity, the ring reflects a rich royal family tradition. Since the Queen Mother's wedding in 1923, the royal family's wedding bands have been crafted of pure Welsh gold, sourced at the Clogau mine in Bontddu.
He, He buys you diamondsBright, sparkling diamondsBut believe me, dear when I say,That he can give you the world,But he’ll never love you the wayI love you
Family & Co. Jewelers is proud to be New Jersey's first Verragio Premier Boutique! Let Family & Co. Jewelers help you design the Verragio engagement ring that is right for you. Then select from our vast selection of GIA certified diamonds to pair up with your very own Verragio...
Some girls are crazy about diamonds (Diamonds)Some go wild about pearls (Go wild)Some girls go for a lot of loot from a check book that ain’t hers (Sho’ ain’t hers) I can’t make love with no diamonds (Diamonds)Give them all to somebody else (Anybody)
These opals consist of transparent spheres of silica that are tightly packed. The voids among the spheres contain only air or water. In gem quality opal, the silica spheres are uniform in size and are stacked into an orderly arrangement, which gives the structure the ability to break visible white light into separate colors.
The constellations that light up the night sky of Canada's remote Northwest Territories were the muse for "The Diavik Stars of the Arctic" which are set to headline Rio Tinto’s upcoming "Specials" tender — a showcase of rough, gem quality diamonds over 10.8 carats.
Today is Throwback Thursday so we bring you a fun throwback song with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, we step into our time machine and travel back to May 10, 1970, the day The Jackson 5 performed “The Love You Save” on The Ed Sullivan Show (talk about throw backs!).
Diamonds Rubies 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 the players, coaches and hockey staff during a private ceremony held last week.
The largest diamond ever discovered in the United States was unearthed here in Murfreesboro in 1924 during a mining operation. Named the “Uncle Sam,” the white diamond with a pink cast weighed 40.23 carats. The largest diamond ever discovered at the park by a visitor was the 16.37-carat "Amarillo Starlight" in 1975.
"Jada Dubai designs only shoes with diamonds," said Maria Majari, the co-founder of the company. "For the launch of our second collection, we wanted to create a piece that is truly unique in the world using very rare diamonds."
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 magical princess and that the rings needed to be returned to her right away.
Kyle Cooke recently popped the question with a 2.5-carat diamond set on a yellow gold, split-shank band. Kyle told Bravotv.com that the diamond is cushion cut. Based on the photo, above, it's actually a princess cut.
Much like Candid Camera or Punked, "What Would You Do?" designed a scenario where bride-to-be Jazelle is victimized by the manicure bandit, Madison. Everyone in the shop is in on the ruse except for one single customer who is sitting at the next manicure station.
Duawne sings, "With this ring / With this circle of trust / I confess that I must be in love / With this vow / I can promise you now / to be more than you've ever dreamed of / With my heart in your hand / and faith in His plan / and with patience to last a lifetime/ I offer you everything / with this ring."
The Pink Legacy will be heading out on a global tour, with stops in Hong Kong, London and New York, before returning to Geneva for the Magnificent Jewels auction at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues.
Christened the "Whitney Flame Topaz," this gem is described by Smithsonian curators as one of the finest examples of imperial topaz in the world. Imperial, or "precious," topaz is typically golden-orange in color, but the vivid red hue of the Whitney Flame is even rarer and more highly prized.
I used to have you, now I have this braceletI let you go but baby I’m gonna wear itUntil I don’t need toUntil I don’t need youAll I know is I can’t face itI used to have you, now I have this braceletI let you go but baby I’m gonna wear itUntil I don’t need to
Sotheby's has estimated that the richly colored step cut gem will sell in the range of $12.4 million to $15.2 million, potentially putting the price per carat at $3 million or more. If The Ai Diamond outperforms Sotheby's estimate, it will be ascending into the rarefied air occupied by two of the most famous blue diamonds of all time.
"It's not a diamond ring," Weiss clarified. "It's my mom's wedding ring, which, to me, is more valuable than The Hope Diamond." "Walking around on the red carpet like nothing's happening with this thing sitting in my pocket was a nerve-racking experience," he continued. "It was such a valuable thing sitting right here, but now it's where it belongs."
"This tiara is of impeccable workmanship, and the elegant Louis XVI design of diamond wreaths and flowers has a lightness and lace-like quality made possible by the technical freedom and innovation of working in platinum," noted Emily Barber, director of jewelry at Bonhams. "Jewelers only began to understand how truly to exploit platinum from around 1900, so it is particularly interesting that this tiara is noted in Ansorena's archives as being conceived as early as 1890."
Hundreds of gold coins bearing the likenesses of emperors Honorius, Valentinian III, Leon I, Antonio and Libio Severo were found stacked neatly in the two-handled jar called an amphora. The newest of the gold coins was minted in 474 AD.
Welcome to Music Monday; today we bring you an uplifting songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, singer-songwriter Jason Mraz delivers a message of love, hope and infinite possibilities in his 2018 release, "Have It All."
“The color palette showcases an appreciation for the complexity and distinctiveness of color and the expression of it, which is something that evolves and can be played with,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Consumers need more variety, and this expanded palette embraces the lack of gender and seasonal borders we are seeing within the fashion industry.”
Australia has a long history of yielding massive gold nuggets. One of the largest ever was called the "Welcome Stranger" and weighed 145 pounds. Legend states that it had to be broken on an anvil before it could fit on a bank scale.
The largest fancy deep purplish-pink diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America will headline Alrosa's first-ever "True Colour" auction of colored polished diamonds. The 11.06-carat, cushion-cut gem is one of 250 colorful diamonds that Alrosa will display at the Hong Kong Gem & Jewelry Fair, which opens on Wednesday.
Just two days after his team's stunning Super Bowl victory (led by Nick Foles due to Carson's injury) over the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz announced his engagement to Madison Oberg on Twitter and Instagram.