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Music Friday: 'Golden Ring' Reflects the Turbulent Real-Life Romance of George Jones and Tammy Wynette

Music Friday: 'Golden Ring' Reflects the Turbulent Real-Life Romance of George Jones and Tammy Wynette

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, a modest second-hand wedding band is the focus of "Golden Ring," a chart-topping duet by country legends George Jones and Tammy Wynette. In ...

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Jewelry Dating Back to the Indonesian Ice Age Suggest a Flourishing Artistic Culture

Jewelry Dating Back to the Indonesian Ice Age Suggest a Flourishing Artistic Culture

Newly discovered pendants and beads fashioned from the bones of "pig-deer" and monkey-like marsupials suggest that the Ice Age inhabitants of Indonesia had a flourishing artistic culture. A team of archaeologists from Australia and Indonesia discovered the artifacts at Leang Bulu Bettue, a cave and ...

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A Star Is Born: Pink Diamond Sells for $71.2M, Shattering the Auction Record for Any Gemstone

A Star Is Born: Pink Diamond Sells for $71.2M, Shattering the Auction Record for Any Gemstone

A star was born Tuesday when a 59.6-carat, flawless, fancy vivid pink diamond shattered the world record for the highest price ever paid for any gem at auction. The Pink Star's hammer price of $71.2 million at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite sale in Hong ...

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Wrestling Superstar John Cena Puts a Diamond Ring on Nikki Bella at WrestleMania 33

Wrestling Superstar John Cena Puts a Diamond Ring on Nikki Bella at WrestleMania 33

Wrestling superstar John Cena proposed to longtime girlfriend and tag team partner, Nikki Bella, in front of a thrilled house at WrestleMania 33 on Sunday. After defeating The Miz and Maryse in a featured bout, Cena called Bella to the center of the ring, where ...

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Marvel at These Massive Chocolate Geodes Filled With Gem-Like Candy Crystals

Marvel at These Massive Chocolate Geodes Filled With Gem-Like Candy Crystals

In a video that's currently tearing up the internet, Culinary Institute of America student Alex O’Brien Yeatts redefines the term "rock candy" as he takes a hammer and cleaver to a giant chocolate geode. After five powerful hits, the boulder-like object cracks in half to ...

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Music Friday: Ray Stevens Launched His 60-Year Career With a Song About a 'Silver Bracelet'

Music Friday: Ray Stevens Launched His 60-Year Career With a Song About a 'Silver Bracelet'

Welcome to Music Friday when we often bring you golden oldies with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, we climb into our Wayback Machine and transport ourselves 60 years into the past, where a 17-year-old Ray Stevens has just signed ...

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220-Pound 'Big Maple Leaf' Gold Coin Goes Missing at Berlin Museum; Did They Check the Sofa?

220-Pound 'Big Maple Leaf' Gold Coin Goes Missing at Berlin Museum; Did They Check the Sofa?

Brawny, brazen thieves broke into Berlin's Bode Museum just after 3 a.m. on Monday and bolted with the "Big Maple Leaf," a Canadian-minted coin weighing 220 pounds and worth $4.4 million. Measuring 20.8 inches in diameter, the coin was unveiled in 2007 as the world's ...

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Swiss Lab Reveals 'Game-Changing' Nanotechnology That Can Trace the Origin of Emeralds

Swiss Lab Reveals 'Game-Changing' Nanotechnology That Can Trace the Origin of Emeralds

In what has been labeled as a "true game-changer" for the colored-gemstone market, a Switzerland-based laboratory is using DNA-based nanoparticles to mark emeralds with an invisible imprint that will provide proof of their origin anywhere along the supply chain. The particles, which are smaller than 100 nanometers ...

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NYC Sanitation Workers Help Couple Find Platinum Rings in an 800-Bag Mountain of Trash

NYC Sanitation Workers Help Couple Find Platinum Rings in an 800-Bag Mountain of Trash

With the assistance of New York City sanitation workers, a desperate couple waded through 800 disgusting trash bags to find two "priceless" platinum rings that had been accidentally thrown away. "I felt really helpless," NYC apartment dweller Shannon Lombardo told WABC-TV. "It wasn't so much ...

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Australia Post Set to Release Eye-Catching Series of Gem Stamps

Australia Post Set to Release Eye-Catching Series of Gem Stamps

On Thursday, Australia Post will release a dazzling collection of colorful stamps illustrated with native gemstones — the golden sapphire, pink diamond, rhodonite and fluorite. The stamp issue is titled "The Rare Beauties: Extraordinary Gemstones." What all four gems have in common is that they ...

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