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Maasai Tribesman Discovered Tanzanite Near Mount Kilimanjaro 55 Years Ago

Maasai Tribesman Discovered Tanzanite Near Mount Kilimanjaro 55 Years Ago

Fifty-five years ago, a Maasai tribesman named Jumanne Ngoma happened upon a cluster of intense blue-violet crystals in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. ...

Sarasota Suitor Takes Headlong Plunge, Becomes an Overnight Sensation

Sarasota Suitor Takes Headlong Plunge, Becomes an Overnight Sensation

The video of Scott Clyne’s comical headlong dive into Sarasota Bay to retrieve a fumbled engagement ring box earned the Florida resident an appearance on ...

NDC’s New Global Ambassador Lily James Visits Diamond-Rich Botswana

NDC’s New Global Ambassador Lily James Visits Diamond-Rich Botswana

British actress Lily James, the Natural Diamond Council’s newly appointed Global Ambassador, recently visited Botswana to experience the positive impacts the natural diamond industry is ...

Coin Analysis Confirms Existence of Obscure Third-Century Roman Emperor

Coin Analysis Confirms Existence of Obscure Third-Century Roman Emperor

An obscure third-century Roman emperor, once written out of the history books as a fictional character, was likely the real deal, according to researchers at ...

Romance in the Air: Tomorrow Marks the Beginning of ‘Engagement Season’

Romance in the Air: Tomorrow Marks the Beginning of ‘Engagement Season’

Thanksgiving Day marks the start of “engagement season,” the romantic time of the year that stretches from tomorrow until Valentine’s Day. The period accounts for ...

69-Year-Old Treasure Hunter Unearths Medieval Wedding Ring on English Farm

69-Year-Old Treasure Hunter Unearths Medieval Wedding Ring on English Farm

Armed with a powerful XP Deus metal detector, 69-year-old David Board took another stab at a long-forgotten hobby. It had been nearly 50 years since ...

FIFA World Cup Trophy Is Crafted in 18K Gold With Green Malachite Accents

FIFA World Cup Trophy Is Crafted in 18K Gold With Green Malachite Accents

On December 18, after four weeks of heart-thumping soccer matches, members of a single national team will emerge as champions and experience one of the ...

Music Friday: Patsy Cline Sings, ‘I’ve Got Your Class Ring, But She’s Got You’

Music Friday: Patsy Cline Sings, ‘I’ve Got Your Class Ring, But She’s Got You’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you classic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Patsy Cline plays ...

170-Carat Lulo Rose Finds a New Owner, But Its Selling Price Remains a Mystery

170-Carat Lulo Rose Finds a New Owner, But Its Selling Price Remains a Mystery

This past August, Lucapa Diamond Co. introduced the 170.2-carat Lulo Rose as the largest pink diamond discovered in the past 300 years. Pundits favorably compared ...

Softball Team Finds Diamond Ring Under Tornado Debris, Proposal Ensues

Softball Team Finds Diamond Ring Under Tornado Debris, Proposal Ensues

In the aftermath of a terrifying tornado that flattened their home near Hopewell, TX, Dakota Hudson and his girlfriend, Lauren Patterson, were thankful to be ...

Scientists Are on a Mission to Save the Japanese Pearl Oyster, Pinctada Fucata

Scientists Are on a Mission to Save the Japanese Pearl Oyster, Pinctada Fucata

Japanese scientists are on a mission to save the species of oyster responsible for producing the world’s most beautiful cultured pearls. The Japanese pearl oyster ...

Serendipity: Couple Mines 10th Anniversary Diamond at Arkansas State Park

Serendipity: Couple Mines 10th Anniversary Diamond at Arkansas State Park

In a wonderful example of serendipity, Jessica and Seth Erickson of Chatfield, MN, mined their own 10th anniversary diamond at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State ...