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Man on Walk With Girlfriend 'Tickled to Death' Over Big Find
Man on Walk With Girlfriend
'Tickled to Death' Over Big Find

Man on Walk With Girlfriend 'Tickled to Death' Over Big Find

Jerry Evans thought it was glass, but discovery in Arkansas state park was 4.87-carat diamond

(Newser) - If you stumble upon a sparkling, gemlike object while walking in a park called Crater of Diamonds, it wouldn't be unreasonable to assume your find might be, well, a diamond. Jerry Evans wasn't quite sure, however, when he made such a discovery last spring in the Arkansas state...

Blue Diamond Smashes Pre-Auction Estimate

'Bleu Royal' sells for $44M in Christie's auction

(Newser) - The largest fancy vivid blue diamond to ever come to auction sold Tuesday for more than $44 million, far outstripping the pre-sale estimate, Christie's said. The "Bleu Royal"—a ring featuring a fancy vivid blue pear-shaped diamond of 17.61 carats—was one of the standout pieces...

This Rare Gem Could Sell for $50M
This Rare Gem
Could Sell for $50M

This Rare Gem Could Sell for $50M

'Bleu Royal' blue diamond is on the Christie's auction block next week

(Newser) - Tuesday's the day for the "Bleu Royal," the biggest internally flawless fancy vivid blue diamond ever to go on the auction block. That's when the rare 17.6-carat gem, currently set in a ring, will be up for grabs in Geneva via Christie's , where it'...

One Coronation Crown Jewel Risks Wrath of Prince William

Rod Camilla will hold would go against his anti-ivory stance; plus, other crown jewel controversies

(Newser) - The royal family will be pulling out all the stops for King Charles III's coronation on Saturday, including showing off the revered crown jewels, the gems and other ceremonial objects that are dusted off for crownings of sovereigns and their consorts. Town & Country notes the regalia isn't...

The Quartz Seemed Extra Shiny. It Wasn't Quartz

Tennessee's David Anderson finds 3.29-carat 'Big, Ugly Diamond' in Arkansas state park

(Newser) - More than 75,000 diamonds have been found at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park over the past century or so, with more than 120 emerging from the earth this year alone. Park regular David Anderson just added one more to the mix, and he's already got a name...

Camilla Won't Wear Controversial Crown at Coronation

The Kohinoor will stay out of the spotlight

(Newser) - A potential diplomatic row has been avoided. The BBC reports Camilla, queen consort, will not wear the crown containing the Kohinoor (or Koh-i-Noor) diamond—which India has argued it should have ownership of—when she is crowned alongside King Charles III in May. That diamond is part of the crown...

Crypto Entrepreneur Says He Bought Space Diamond

He says Enigma gem will be renamed HEX.com

(Newser) - Update. A rare black diamond believed to have come from space has been sold for $4.3 million—some $2.5 million less than Sotheby's expected. The auction house says the 555.55 carat "Enigma" diamond, which it calls " one of the rarest, billion-year-old cosmic wonders known...

Beyonce Criticized for Wearing 'Blood Diamond'
Diamond Debate?
Beyonce's Mom
Is Not Having It

Diamond Debate? Beyonce's Mom Is Not Having It

Tina Knowles hits back at criticism of her daughter over Tiffany Diamond

(Newser) - Beyonce made history when she became the first Black woman to wear the Tiffany diamond —but she also sparked controversy. As Karen Attiah points out in the Washington Post , there's a disturbing story behind the 128.54 carat yellow diamond, and in the opinion of many, "it...

Beyoncé Is Fourth Woman to Wear Famous Diamond

She wears iconic Tiffany diamond in new campaign for Tiffany & Co.

(Newser) - Beyoncé has joined diplomat's wife Mary Whitehouse, Audrey Hepburn, and Lady Gaga in a very exclusive club. For a new Tiffany & Co. ad campaign, the singer became the fourth person—and the first Black woman—to wear the famous 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond, CNN reports. The gem, found...

One of the Biggest Diamonds Ever Is Found

At 1,098 carats, it would be the third-largest gem-quality stone in history

(Newser) - There's no estimate yet on what price it may fetch, but it's safe to say the coffers of Botswana will be getting a nice little bump. Miners found a diamond believed to be the third-biggest "gem quality" stone in history, reports Reuters . (See what it looks like...

World's Largest Jeweler Makes Huge Pivot on Diamonds

Pandora will sell lab-made diamonds only from now on in the name of sustainability, affordability

(Newser) - "Laboratory-made diamonds are a girl's best friend" may not have the same ring to it, but the world's largest jeweler is now banking on a shift in that direction and hoping it will be a lucrative one. The BBC reports that Pandora will cease to sell mined...

Buyer of $15.7M Diamond 'Bagged a Bargain'

Sale of 'conflict-free' diamond breaks multiple records

(Newser) - An anonymous bidder got a gem of a deal Monday when they snapped up a flawless 102-carat diamond for $15.7 million, experts say. The sale of the diamond found in northern Ontario in 2018 broke multiple records, the CBC reports. It broke the record for a diamond sold at...

She Found No Diamonds for an Hour. Then She Went to YouTube

Miranda Hollingshead scores big at Crater of Diamonds

(Newser) - A first-time visitor to Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park turned to YouTube for help in finding a gleaming rock and, almost immediately, spotted one. After searching through the dirt for about an hour on a spur-of-the-moment family outing on Aug. 16, Miranda Hollingshead of Bogata, Texas, sat down in...

What Did Teacher Do on Vacation? Something Awesome

Nebraska teacher found 2.12-carat diamond at state park

(Newser) - What did you do on your summer vacation? Josh Lanik's class will have a tough time topping his story. The 36-year-old Nebraska teacher managed to find the biggest diamond found in 2019 to-date at Crater of Diamonds State Park during a two-hour visit last week. A press release from...

'Astonishing Gemstone' Found in Canada's Unforgiving North

552-carat yellow diamond was unearthed in the Northwest Territories, just south of Arctic Circle

(Newser) - Gigantic gemstones don't typically emerge out of Canadian mines like they do in South Africa, but a big find in the Northwest Territories has just smashed that stereotype. Bloomberg reports a 552-carat yellow diamond the size of a chicken egg (picture here ) was found there in October, and...

Paris Hilton Is Done With Her 'Perfect' Man

Heiress calls off engagement to actor Chris Zylka

(Newser) - Ten months have given Paris Hilton a fresh perspective on the man she once said was "perfect for me in every way." The great-granddaughter of hotel magnate Conrad Hilton has reportedly broken her engagement to actor Chris Zylka, who proposed on a January ski trip. "Paris broke...

Diamond Found in Africa Weighs More Than a Baseball

The Lesotho diamond is worth tens of millions of dollars

(Newser) - Today a London-based gem company announced the discovery of a diamond that weighs 910 carats, making it the fifth-largest gem-quality diamond ever found by man. At 6.4 ounces, the diamond, which was pulled from a mine in the small African kingdom of Lesotho, is bigger than a baseball and...

Flea Market Find of a Lifetime Is Sold

26-carat diamond fetches $848K

(Newser) - She bought it for $15, expected to sell it for $450,000, and instead got $848,000 for a whopping 56,500% return on her original investment. The mystery seller, who snatched up a chunky "costume jewelry" ring at a flea market in London in the 1980s, parted with...

She Bought the 'Costume Jewelry' for $15. But It Was Real

She Bought the
'Costume Jewelry'
for $15. But It
Was Real
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She Bought the 'Costume Jewelry' for $15. But It Was Real

Ring could sell for as much as $450K next month

(Newser) - It was an almost gaudily large piece of costume jewelry picked up for about $15 in the 1980s, and its owner apparently liked it—she "would wear it out shopping, wear it day-to-day." She almost certainly likes it much, much more now. The ring, bought at a car-boot...

This Diamond Just Smashed Auction Records

'Pink Star' sells for $71.2M in Hong Kong

(Newser) - A stunning 59.6 carat diamond known as the "Pink Star" sold for $71.2 million at a Sotheby's auction Tuesday in Hong Kong, setting a new world record for any diamond or jewel, according to the auction house. The oval mixed-cut diamond smashed the $60 million pre-sale...

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