Skip to Main Content

Blog and Events

Lucapa Celebrates Discovery of 30th 100-Plus-Carat Diamond at Lulo Site in Angola

Lucapa Celebrates Discovery of 30th 100-Plus-Carat Diamond at Lulo Site in Angola

Lucapa Diamond Company celebrated another milestone when it unveiled a 113-carat, gem-quality, white, Type IIa diamond from its flagship Lulo site in Angola. It was ...

WSU Scientists Surprised When Platinum Tops Gold in Extreme Pressure Test

WSU Scientists Surprised When Platinum Tops Gold in Extreme Pressure Test

Scientists at Washington State University (WSU) were stunned when platinum outperformed gold in a test to determine how much pressure they could take.Prior to the ...

Watermelon Tourmaline Is the Most Delectable Variety of October’s Birthstone

Watermelon Tourmaline Is the Most Delectable Variety of October’s Birthstone

There’s an ancient Egyptian legend that describes how tourmalines got their amazing colors, and it goes something like this… On their long voyage up to ...

Music Friday: Jason Derulo Dreams of Proposing ‘With the Perfect Diamond Ring’

Music Friday: Jason Derulo Dreams of Proposing ‘With the Perfect Diamond Ring’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you sensational songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, Jason Derulo dreams ...

Super Lucky, 18.18-Carat, Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond Could Sell for $35 Million

Super Lucky, 18.18-Carat, Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond Could Sell for $35 Million

A super lucky, 18.18-carat, pear-shaped, fancy vivid pink diamond is expected to fetch between $25 million and $35 million when it hits the auction block ...

Expert Who Cleaved the 3,106-Carat Cullinan Diamond Was Paid in ‘Chippings’

Expert Who Cleaved the 3,106-Carat Cullinan Diamond Was Paid in ‘Chippings’

With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, much has been written about the British Crown Jewels and the massive diamonds at the center of the ...

Arctic Canadian Diamond Co. Unveils 71-Carat Fancy Vivid Yellow Gemstone

Arctic Canadian Diamond Co. Unveils 71-Carat Fancy Vivid Yellow Gemstone

Arctic Canadian Diamond Company just announced the recovery of a yellow octahedron diamond weighing an impressive 71.26 carats. The rough gem is believed to be ...

Music Friday: Sir Elton John Sings, ‘It’s Like Trying to Find Gold in a Silver Mine’

Music Friday: Sir Elton John Sings, ‘It’s Like Trying to Find Gold in a Silver Mine’

Welcome to Music Friday, when we spotlight songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Sir Elton John trades his ...

Maine Mineral & Gem Museum Celebrates 50th Anniversary of ‘The Big Find’

Maine Mineral & Gem Museum Celebrates 50th Anniversary of ‘The Big Find’

Exactly 50 years ago, four men exploring an abandoned mine near the top of Plumbago Mountain in Newry, ME, “just happened upon” one of the ...

British Crown Jewels Play Prominent Roles in Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral

British Crown Jewels Play Prominent Roles in Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral

Three bejeweled treasures — The Imperial State Crown, the Sovereign’s Sceptre and the Sovereign’s Orb — played prominent roles during the State Funeral for Queen ...

Egyptian Archaeologists Unearth Hundreds of Coins Just Behind the Temple of Esna

Egyptian Archaeologists Unearth Hundreds of Coins Just Behind the Temple of Esna

Perched on the west bank of the Nile river, just 55km south of Luxor, the 2,000-year-old Temple of Esna continues to dazzle visitors with a ...

Frequent Visitor to Crater of Diamonds State Park Scores Milestone 35,000th Find

Frequent Visitor to Crater of Diamonds State Park Scores Milestone 35,000th Find

Living just 30 miles from Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, AR, has its perks — especially if you’re an amateur treasure hunter. Over ...