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Mother's Day Jewelry Gift-Giving Expected to Set New Record at $5 Billion, Reports NRF

Mother's Day Jewelry Gift-Giving Expected to Set New Record at $5 Billion, Reports NRF

Shoppers will be showering their moms with $5 billion in jewelry gifts on Sunday, May 14, setting a new Mother's Day record for that category. That tally represents an increase of 19% compared with the $4.2 billion spent in 2016. Mother's Day gifts across all ...

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Piano Tuner to Share Six-Figure Reward for Finding 913 Gold Coins Hidden Under the Keys of a Donated Upright

Piano Tuner to Share Six-Figure Reward for Finding 913 Gold Coins Hidden Under the Keys of a Donated Upright

A British piano tuner is about to share a six-figure reward for discovering a stash of 913 gold coins hidden beneath the keyboard of an upright that had been donated to a community college. The gold sovereigns, which date from 1847 to 1915, have a ...

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Legendary Stotesbury Emerald Headlines a Cavalcade of Magnificent Jewels at Sotheby's Tomorrow

Legendary Stotesbury Emerald Headlines a Cavalcade of Magnificent Jewels at Sotheby's Tomorrow

The 34.40-carat Stotesbury Emerald, a six-sided gem with a famed history that spans more than 100 years, headlines a cavalcade of magnificent jewels at Sotheby's New York on Tuesday. The Colombian-mined emerald was previously in the collections of three high-profile American jewelry collectors: Evalyn Walsh ...

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Music Friday: In His Signature 'Stable Song,' Gregory Alan Isakov 'Turns These Diamonds Into Coal'

Music Friday: In His Signature 'Stable Song,' Gregory Alan Isakov 'Turns These Diamonds Into Coal'

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. In his signature "Stable Song," singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov uses gemstone and precious-metal metaphors to describe an artist who struggles to find his muse ...

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Earth's Close Encounter With Platinum-Rich Asteroid Has Investors Talking Up the Feasibility of Space Mining

Earth's Close Encounter With Platinum-Rich Asteroid Has Investors Talking Up the Feasibility of Space Mining

A 2,000-foot-wide platinum-rich asteroid zipped within 1.09 million miles of the Earth yesterday, prompting renewed speculation about the feasibility of space mining. Roughly the size of the Rock of Gibraltar, the asteroid, at its nearest point, was only 4.6 times the distance from the Earth ...

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11 Million Views: Video Pokes Fun at Millennials in an Era of Engagement Ring Selfies and Viral Proposals

11 Million Views: Video Pokes Fun at Millennials in an Era of Engagement Ring Selfies and Viral Proposals

Comedian Jon Crist's video spoofing millennials' obsession with social media in an era of engagement ring selfies and viral proposals has earned more than 11 million views on Facebook. In the 3-minute-long vignette, Crist co-stars as a young suitor who takes his girlfriend (played by ...

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Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals Awarded at Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympics Will Be Made From Recycled Cell Phones

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals Awarded at Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympics Will Be Made From Recycled Cell Phones

The organizers of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo are imploring environmentally conscious citizens to unload their old cell phones in an effort to amass enough precious metal to create 5,000 gold, silver and bronze medals. “Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic medals will be made ...

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Chicago Cubs' World Series Rings Commemorate Team's First Championship in 108 Years

Chicago Cubs' World Series Rings Commemorate Team's First Championship in 108 Years

You can say that the Chicago Cubs' 2016 World Series rings were 108 years in the making. That's because the last time the Cubs won baseball's Fall Classic — in 1908 — the average wage was 22 cents per hour, 8% of homes had a ...

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Music Friday: Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis Sings, 'I Was Your Silver Lining, But Now I'm Gold'

Music Friday: Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis Sings, 'I Was Your Silver Lining, But Now I'm Gold'

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis sings about having the courage to pull the plug on a failing relationship in the 2007 release, "Silver ...

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92.15-Carat 'La Légende' Heart-Shaped Diamond Headlines Christie's Geneva Sale

92.15-Carat 'La Légende' Heart-Shaped Diamond Headlines Christie's Geneva Sale

The largest D-flawless heart-shaped diamond ever to be offered at auction will be the headliner of Christie's Magnificent Jewels event in Geneva on May 17. Dubbed "La Légende" ("The Legend"), the 92.15-carat gem is the centerpiece of a cultured pearl sautoir signed by Parisian jewelers ...

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