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Diamonds

Forget Carat Size, This Planet Is One Giant Diamond

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green

The nursery song "twinkle twinkle, little star" might have a whole new meaning now that astronomers have found a planet they believe to be made almost...

A Diamond Is Forever: One Woman Questions The Most Successful Ad Slogan Of All Time

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 10.22.2011 | Women
Mary Pauline Lowry

lt's important to be aware of the way the A Diamond is Forever ad campaign -- the most successful ad campaign in history -- has shaped our thinking about this symbol of romantic love.

The World's Richest Diamond Mines

24/7 Wall St. | Paul Ausick | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

The global diamond mining industry may be one of the world’s best-kept secrets. Next to anything else having to do with diamonds, that is. The four ...

Laura Hibbard

'Twilight' Vampires Might Have It Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Hibbard | Posted 09.20.2011 | Weird News

Anyone who has seen (or was forced to see) the first "Twilight" film remembers this scene: Edward takes Bella to a beam of light shooting down between...

The Leakeys' African Jewelry Makes More Than A Fashion Statement

Avital Andrews | Posted 08.20.2011 | Style
Avital Andrews

2011-06-20-Screenshot20110620at4.42.25PM.jpg Jewelry exists to make an aesthetic statement. But it can make an ethical statement too.

It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't a Diamond Ring

Charlie Carillo | Posted 08.13.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Each step I took toward the door spelled another hundred dollar discount. At this rate, the salesman would be paying me to take the ring by the time I reached the sidewalk.

What A Find! After 14 Years, New Mexico Finds $30K Engagement Ring

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

SANTA FE, N.M. -- A woman in New Mexico has been reunited with a $30,000 diamond engagement ring that she lost while making dinner in 1997. Santa F...

Salida Woman Finds 8.6-Carat Diamond

KDVR Denver | Posted 06.28.2011 | Denver

Murfreesboro, Ark. -- A woman from Colorado found an 8.66-carat diamond, and she gets to keep it....

Royal Boot Camp: 16 Days and Counting

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 06.13.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

If you're going to London for the Royal Wedding or just staying home to watch the coverage of the on television, here are some factoids that will help you enjoy it all to the fullest.

Millions In Diamonds Stolen In Switzerland

AP | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

BASEL, Switzerland -- Swiss prosecutors say thieves have stolen four diamonds worth millions of dollars (euros) from a watch and jewel fair in the nor...

I Should Have Kept Those Buffalo Nickels

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

It's a sign of the times, when gold and silver are making new highs in precious metals markets and investors everywhere are worried about the value of their paper money.

Elizabeth Taylor: A Diamond's Best Friend

Wendy Brandes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Brandes

"I've never thought of my jewelry as trophies," Taylor said in her book. "I'm here to take care of it and to love it, for we are only temporary custodians of beauty."

Diamonds In The Rough: $25 Million In Gems Found In Sewer

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

French police uncovered 19 rings and three sets of earrings valued at an estimated $25 million in a sewer pipe in Seine-Saint-Denis, just outside Pari...

Second Wives and China's Booming Luxury Market

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

In China, romantic love competes with that transactional element in a society where people are insecure because their individual interests are not institutionally protected.

South Africa's Five-Star Adventures

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lauri Lyons

If wild safari animals and ghosts roaming around your luxury tent isn't enough of a thrill for you, don't worry -- the South Africans have more wild activities up their vuvuzelas.

Richard Dalton Ponzi Scheme Allegations: SEC Freezes Acount O

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday that it obtained an emergency court order to freeze the assets of Golden, Colorado-resident R...

Pink Diamond Sells For Record $46 Million At Auction

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — A rare pink diamond smashed the world record for a jewel at auction Tuesday, selling for more than $46 million to a well-known gem deal...

The Faithful Shopper: New Year, New Stores

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With the holidays over and 2011 well under way, I'm looking forward to a new year of new stores for New Yorkers and our 49.5 million visitors. As a...

Diamonds After Divorce: Mary Anna Pomonis' Engagement Ring Art

Huffington Post | Sara Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

L.A.-based artist Mary Anna Pomonis began painting diamonds ten years ago. Intially, she was drawn to the objects for their symbolism--"the idea that ...

Merry Christmas, China!

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Just because China has embraced Christmas does not mean the country is becoming Western. Looks can be deceiving. Christmas tunes play on radio sta...

JEWELS AT AUCTION: Pink Diamond Shines For $46 Million World Auction Record

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

A ring that graced the block at Sotheby's Geneva earlier this week has shattered the record for any jewel sold at auction, twinkling past its presale ...

Hyde Park Jewelers' Diamond Gala This Friday, November 12

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Hyde Park Jewelers is hosting a diamond event to promote and celebrate their newly-remodeled headquarters in Cherry Creek. The two-day event will take...

This Madison Ave Sells Diamond-Encrusted Shirts

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Crain's reported Wednesday that Swedish luxury shirt retailer Eton has purchased a 10-year lease for a retail space on pricey Madison Avenue. 625 Mad...

WATCH: BLOG WATCH> World's Most Expensive Barbie Demystified On WNYC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Ah, yes, the breast cancer donation, the savviest of all humanitarian contributions. How many marketing meetings have ended with just such a plan to w...

What Smart People Wear

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Watching to see what chic people wear is fascinating. One mightn't think it has anything whatsoever to do with styles from the past, but of cou...