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

Paula Froelich | Posted 12.05.2014 | 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.

The Faithful Shopper: Wonderful Windows

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.02.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that most wonderful time of year for window shoppers -- and all shoppers. Our major department and jewelry stores have unveiled their holiday displays, and it's time to indulge the inner child in us all.

All This Autism Mom Wants For Christmas Is A Big Fat Diamond

Shanell Mouland | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

I'm an autism mom and while there are many ways it is beyond amazing at my house, there are a few ways it can be rough, too. I'm feeling pretty strongly that I deserve a big, fat diamond.

8 Reasons to Say 'I Do' To A Pre-Owned Engagement Ring

Laura Camera | Posted 11.25.2014 | Weddings
Laura Camera

It's true that making the ring your "something old" will save your bank account from being "something blue." Even worse than a car once you drive it off the lot, an engagement ring retains as little as 30 percent of its value once it becomes second-hand.

UN Experts: Gold, Diamonds Fund Conflict In Central African Republic

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

By Daniel Flynn DAKAR, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Gold and diamond sales are being used to finance conflict in Central African R...

There are 99 Problems With Marriage but the Size of an Engagement Ring is Not One

Jenny Triplett | Posted 12.16.2014 | Weddings
Jenny Triplett

There always seems to be a study regarding marriages, the cost of weddings and even divorces. With all of the possible variables that the human factor presents, what seems to be missing is good ol common sense.

The Faithful Shopper: Haute Joaillerie

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.12.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Last time, I described some of my favorite shops for more casual jewelry - but now it's all about glamour! Whether your tastes run to diamonds, or you...

The Faithful Shopper: Casual Gems

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.24.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Anyone who knows me knows I love jewelry, from the simple to the stunning. And recently, we've had a slew of new and established jewelers opening arou...

World's Hardest Gems Fabricated By Scientists Overseas

LiveScience | Jesse Emspak | Posted 06.19.2014 | Science

Diamonds are the hardest naturally occurring minerals known to man. Even so, scientists are working to make them even tougher, in order to use the sp...

Follow the Jewels: Travels Through History

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Another longer-term trend in investments interests me. The jewels of the one percent through history. I look at history not of investment bubbles, but of the flow of wealth through the jewelry.

Watch What Happens When 'Home' Comes On the Radio

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Music critics are often wary of happiness. How could a song be both well-written and emotionally complete without angst involved? Artists must suffer for their art, right?

I Liked It So I Put a Ring on It

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

I recently started wearing my grandmother's engagement ring. The other day, I caught my boyfriend staring at my hand. I thought he was admiring my freshly-painted purple nails, but when I asked him about it he said, "Your ring is making me jealous. I feel like you're engaged."

Diamond Cluster Settings, the Next Big Engagement Ring Trend?

Ira Weissman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Weddings
Ira Weissman

And this, my friends, is where the trend gets exciting for you.

8 Gorgeous Mineral Gemstones You Probably Never Knew Existed

Kara Ross | Posted 04.21.2014 | Style
Kara Ross

The hills and mountains around the world are filled with rare and beautiful mineral gemstones, some of which are more rare and valuable than diamonds.

First World Problems: 'Ash to Flash'

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger Before going one step further here, I'd like to ask you to keep in mind the Ship of Theseus theo...

Massive Blue Diamond Worth 'Tens Of Millions' Discovered In South Africa

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | World

LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - A 29.6 carat blue diamond, one of the rarest and most coveted in the world with a possible price tag of tens of millions ...

The Hottest Celebrity Engagement Ring Trend

Truth About Diamonds | Posted 03.11.2014 | Weddings
Truth About Diamonds

If you were a celebrity getting engaged in 2013, odds are very good the question was popped with a cushion cut diamond set in a pave halo setting.

Ancient Diamonds Aren't Exactly Diamonds

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 12.30.2013 | Science

Evidence of Earth's first continents — 4.3-billion-year-old "diamonds" — are actually just fragments of polishing grit, a new study finds. In 20...

Naya Rivera Diamond Necklace

Truth About Diamonds | Posted 02.28.2014 | Style
Truth About Diamonds

It looks like Big Sean had a direct phone call with Santa this year, requesting her new diamond bling arrive in time for the holiday photo ops.

WATCH: Diamonds At The Bottom Of The World!?

Reuters | Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle | Posted 02.18.2014 | Science

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - A kind of rock that often contains diamonds has been found in Antarctica fo...

LOOK: 10 Of The Most Expensive Celebrity Engagement Rings

Posted 11.26.2013 | Weddings

Celebrities are known to go above and beyond when it comes to expensive gifts, and engagement rings are no exception. The infographic below, created b...

Second Wives Score Bigger Bling

Michael Fried | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings
Michael Fried

Wouldn't you think that the second time the groom-to-be might be more wary of the overpriced lure of diamonds, especially considering that they didn't last "forever" like his dissolved first marriage?

9 Celebrity Engagement Ring Look-Alikes We Love

The Knot | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

Scarlett Johansson, Ashley Tisdale and Kaley Cuoco are just a few of the newly-engaged celebs rocking major rings. Want to copy their style? We've got...

Diamond Could Go For INSANE Amount At Auction

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

GENEVA (AP) — The largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever sold at auction went for $35.5 million in Geneva, where a pink diamond estimated to be wor...

Trending: Divorce Rings

Michael Fried | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Michael Fried

Maybe it's because that ring finger started feeling naked, or maybe it's because the new ex-wife wanted a way to publicly declare her new single status. Or maybe she just wanted to gift herself with a well-deserved trinket after months of divorce proceedings.