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Millennials Aren't Buying Diamonds, And Here's Why

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Stephanie R. Caudle

Photo via Dailydot.com Millennials are by definition a person reaching young adulthood around the year 2000. It is a term that has often been thrown...

World's Largest Uncut Diamond Fails To Sell At London Auction

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.30.2016 | World

The largest uncut diamond in the world failed to sell at an auction in London on Wednesday. The Lesedi la Rona was expected to fetch $70 million at So...

Digging for the missing $15 billion of diamond revenue in Zimbabwe

Elisa Peter | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Elisa Peter

When President Mugabe announced on his 92nd birthday, 21st February 2016, that $15 billion worth of revenues generated by the diamond industry had gon...

This Very Rare Blue Diamond Just Fetched $57.5 Million

Michael Lazar | Posted 05.24.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

A very large and rare blue diamond, one of the largest and rarest in the world in fact, just sold for a whopping heap of money at the Christie's Genev...

Yes, You Are Most Likely Wearing a Used Diamond

Mara Opperman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Green
Mara Opperman

The most wonderful quality about diamonds is that they are one of the only types of physical matter on this earth that do not wear and tear. As a result, you can not tell the difference between a diamond worn 300 years ago from a diamond freshly mined.

With This Ring

Ursula Nwobu | Posted 05.10.2016 | Weddings
Ursula Nwobu

We ladies take the ring quite seriously. In most cases, it's a reflection of how committed the man is to the relationship. While some of us like to be surprised when he pops the question, the rest of us wish to be doubly sure he serves us the ring of our dreams.

An Open Letter To Ladies With Big Diamond Engagement Rings

Rachel Pedersen | Posted 04.22.2016 | Weddings
Rachel Pedersen

It is my hope that you never let anyone talk down to you because your ring is big. Don't ever waste a day being embarrassed or ashamed of your beautiful rock. Your ring tells a story of a beautiful love that changed your life forever.

Diamonds Aren't Forever

Rachel Hawkins | Posted 04.20.2016 | Women
Rachel Hawkins

I happened to touch my engagement ring with my thumb while enjoying an in depth conversation with my dear friend when I felt something rather unfamiliar. On this occasion, the ring was most definitely still on my finger -- just sans diamond.

History's 9 Most Insane Jewelry Heists

Aja Raden | Posted 03.10.2016 | Style
Aja Raden

We all know that beauty addles the mind -- but an interesting, though lesser known fact is that it's our motor cerebellum that's activated in the pres...

Modern Love: The Invention of the Diamond Engagement Ring

Aja Raden | Posted 02.15.2016 | Style
Aja Raden

This isn't a hate-on romance, or jewelry. I love both. This is just the story of a story. In fact, it's the story of two stories. One is the story of the very first diamond engagement ring, given to the Princess Mary of Burgundy by Archduke Maximillion when he proposed in 1477 AD.

Africa's Success Story

John Feffer | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
John Feffer

The most impressive person I met in Botswana barely said a word. She was an older woman, small in stature. We were sitting next to each other at a tab...

The Faithful Shopper: Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.15.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

My next installation for Christmas 2015 Holiday Windows is all about the jewels. Fifth Avenue is home to the biggest and best jewelry boutiques in the world.

New York City Ballet Fall Gala 2015: An Evening of Fashion and Dance

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The New York City Ballet has returned with all its relevance, strong and modern. The dancers are not "stingy." They are not "holding back." They exist in the "now," "right now." Balanchine would be proud.

Replacing Diamonds With Startups -- Entrepreneurship in Botswana

Michael Goldberg | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Sometimes just getting together for a conversation is what people need to spark a discussion and take action. I am thrilled that I could be a part of starting an important dialogue in Botswana and am eager to see their entrepreneurial community take off!

de Grisogono

Yvonna Russell | Posted 07.10.2016 | Style
Yvonna Russell

"La dolce vita" is personified by the maestro of de Grisogono, Fawaz Griosi. The Geneva based Jeweler-watchmaker has passionately created stunning designs for his collections for 22 years.

The Most Iconic Jewelry in Movies

Alex Simon | Posted 07.11.2016 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Precious jewels have provided fodder for drama practically since drama was invented, with precious stones and trinkets used as plot devices in plays written as far back as 100 B.C.

The Secret To Making Your Diamond Ring Look Bigger

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.29.2015 | Style

Photo credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but how much do you actually know about them? Beyond their blin...

Jennifer Lopez Glimmers In A Sheer Gown While Performing Rihanna's 'Diamonds'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment

Jennifer Lopez was a glittering goddess on stage while performing Rihanna's "Diamonds" during the "American Idol" finale Wednesday night. The sing...

Geologist Discovers Plant That May Only Grow On Top Of Diamonds

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.07.2015 | Science

There she grows! A picky plant found in West Africa may grow only on top of mineral deposits often loaded with diamonds, according to research soon...

Making the Cut: The Evolution of Diamonds

Hannah McWilliams | Posted 06.29.2015 | Style
Hannah McWilliams

Diamonds may be forever, but their preferred shape is in constant flux. As tastes and technology have progressed with time, we've seen these gems evolve from simple manual executions to dazzlingly complex designs.

Turning Dream Jobs Into Reality: Jewelry Designer, Ileana Makri

Sara Panagiotopoulou | Posted 05.01.2016 | Style
Sara Panagiotopoulou

"He told me what I was asking was impossible; that it would break. I told him, 'No, it won't,'" she says recounting the conversation she had with a goldsmith during her first attempt at producing what would later become her signature piece -- her tiny diamond Thread Band ring.

In Defeat, Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan Has His Finest Hour

Milton Allimadi | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Milton Allimadi

Nigerian voters have also sent a strong message to ordinary Africans throughout the continent. If Nigerians can vote for a candidate of their choice, even unseating an incumbent president, voters in other African countries can do the same.

Valentine's Day: 20 Stories on Love, Chocolate, Roses, Secrets, Bromance, Breakups and Diamonds

Democracy Now! | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Democracy Now!

For Valentine's Day, we dug through the Democracy Now! archives to bring you these 20 stories. 1. Love Has No Color Just two years ago, a group of...

Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend -- and Other Feminist Truths

Dale Elizabeth Meikle | Posted 04.15.2015 | Women
Dale Elizabeth Meikle

Unlike other objects, diamond rings powerfully inculcate gender differences and sexual status. They say, "I am taken," and a large ring says, "I am taken by a rich man that would crush your man, Darwinian-style."

Want Some Serious Bling? Forget Diamonds and Head to Myanmar's Jade Market Instead

Paula Froelich | Posted 02.04.2015 | Travel
Paula Froelich

I've never really thought much about jade. Perhaps it's because in New York (where I currently reside) there are thousands of jade bracelets for sale on almost every street corner for around $5. But I was schooled hard in Mandalay, Myanmar, where I hit the world-famous jade market.