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Diamond Exploration on Canada’s Baffin Island Yields Secrets of a Lost Continent

Diamond exploration samples extracted from the glacier-covered Baffin Island in Canada’s North have yielded secrets of a lost continent. Researchers at the University of British Columbia identified a new remnant of the North Atlantic craton — an ancient part of Earth’s continental crust that stretches from northern Scotland, through the southern part of Greenland and southwest…

Chicago-Area Nurse Takes Break from Heroic Work to Accept Marriage Proposal

As the clinical leader of Edward Hospital's Pulmonary Medicine Unit in Naperville, IL, Juliette Blondis has been working long, stressful hours treating patients with the COVID-19 virus. On Thursday — the first day of spring — her boyfriend, Bryan Goshorn, surprised the nurse with a marriage proposal on the front lawn outside of her workplace.…

Coronavirus Fails to Stop Magical Moment Between NC Woman and Her Grandpa

Carly Boyd and her beloved grandpa, Shelton, are media sensations today because of a tender moment captured by the staff of a nursing home in Lake Waccamaw, NC. Carly had gotten engaged over the weekend and was determined to share her excitement with Shelton even though the facility was prohibiting guests due to precautions related…

Alrosa Unearths a Colorful Surprise at Its New Diamond Mine in Yakutia, Russia

Diamond mining giant Alrosa recently pulled an unexpected treasure from its new deposit at Verkhne-Munskoye in the frigid, sparsely populated Russian outpost of Yakutia. The 17.44-carat bright yellow, gem-quality stone could signal a vast new source of super-rare, super-valuable fancy colored diamonds. “This is the first rough diamond with bright color found at the Verkhne-Munskoye…

Pizza Ring Empowers Aussie Woman to Pop the Question During Soccer Match

In early February, we announced that the Aussie division of Domino's was giving away a one-of-a-kind, pizza-slice engagement ring topped with bubbly diamond “cheese” and ruby “pepperoni.” This past Friday, the lucky winner got down on one knee and proposed to her boyfriend just after he scored a goal in the waning minutes of an…

Royal Canadian Mint Launches World’s First Diamond-Shaped Collectible Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has created an extravagant, three-dimensional diamond-shaped collectible coin adorned with an actual diamond. Crafted from three ounces of 99.99% pure silver, each 2020 $50 coin is punctuated by a 0.20-carat square-cut Forevermark© Black Label diamond sourced from Northern Ontario's Victor Mine. With a limited production of 700, the offering has already…
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