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Pantone’s Color Palette for Spring/Summer 2020 Conveys Sense of Ease

The Pantone Color Institute recently unveiled its top 12 colors for Spring/Summer 2020. Described as friendly and relatable, the colors — which range from Flame Scarlet to Biscay Green — were seen illuminating the runways of NY Fashion Week in downtown Manhattan from September 5-13. Flame Scarlet / Saffron / Classic Blue / Biscay Green…

Bride-to-Be Shares How She Swallowed Her Engagement Ring During Vivid Dream

San Diego bride-to-be Jenna Evans swallowed her 2.4-carat diamond engagement ring during a vivid dream last Tuesday night. Her crazy story, which has gone viral on Facebook, earned the young woman a Monday morning spot on NBC's Today Show. Evans told Today's Gadi Schwartz that she was having an action-packed, exciting dream about a cargo…

2,100-Year-Old Fashionista’s Blinged-Out ‘iPhone Case’ Puts Yours to Shame

Archaeologists exploring Russia's "Atlantis" have discovered a gem-adorned 2,137-year-old "iPhone case" buried in the grave of a young fashionista who scientists have nicknamed Natasha. The unusual rectangular object is made from the black gemstone jet and is inlaid with an array of contrasting precious gemstones, including turquoise, carnelian and mother-of-pearl. It is also decorated with…

Flawless 10.64-Carat Purplish-Pink Diamond Is Top Lot at Sotheby’s HK Auction

An exceptional 10.64-carat flawless vivid purplish-pink diamond is expected to sell for as much as $26 million when it hits the auction block at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite sale on October 7 in Hong Kong. In Sotheby’s auction catalog, the top lot is described as a cut-cornered rectangular mixed-cut diamond, but it also can…

Here’s a First Peek at Apple Designer Jony Ive’s All-Diamond Ring

Last November, Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officer, and renowned industrial designer Marc Newson, collaborated on "The (Red) Diamond Ring" — an all-diamond ring that would be honed from a 45-carat rough gem. The piece — which has no precious metal components — was specially designed to benefit the third (RED) Auction in Miami,…

Alrosa Mining Company Posts Video of What May Be a Diamond in a Diamond

Russia’s Alrosa diamond mining company may have discovered a diamond in a diamond. Alrosa’s Instagram page features a video of a 0.62-carat rough diamond with a curious void in its center. Rattling around in that cavity seems to be another rough diamond. In a caption accompanying the video, Alrosa wrote, “A diamond in a diamond?…

Padparadscha Is the Rarest and Most Valuable Variety of September’s Birthstone

Characterized as “a true Rembrandt among gemstones,” the pinkish-orange padparadscha is the rarest and most valuable variety of September's birthstone — sapphire. Padparadscha belongs to the corundum family of gemstones, which includes rubies and sapphires. The presence of trace elements determines the color of each gemstone. While blue sapphires are naturally colored with iron and…

Artist Diemut Strebe Will Make a 16.78-Carat Yellow Diamond Disappear in NYC

Utilizing state-of-the-art technology that mimics the visual effects of a black hole, artist Diemut Strebe plans to make a $2 million, 16.78-carat yellow diamond disappear at the New York Stock Exchange on September 13. The normally colorful and reflective diamond will be reduced to a flat black spot. To pull off her stunning illusion, Strebe…
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