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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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Music Friday: Cher Is Wearing Sonny's Ring in 1965's #1 Hit, 'I Got You Babe'

Music Friday: Cher Is Wearing Sonny's Ring in 1965's #1 Hit, 'I Got You Babe'

Welcome to Music Friday when we often bring you throwback songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today we zoom back to the summer of 1965 — a time of hippies, bell bottoms, flower power and a chart-topping duo named ...

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Lucky Pastor Pulls 706-Carat Diamond From a River Bed in Sierra Leone

Lucky Pastor Pulls 706-Carat Diamond From a River Bed in Sierra Leone

Using only his bare hands and a sieve, pastor and part-time miner Emmanuel Momoh pulled a 706-carat diamond from the sediment of a river bed in Sierra Leone. About the size of a hockey puck, the diamond is the second-largest ever found in this western ...

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Australian Mining Company Unearths Five Ultra-Rare Green Diamonds

Australian Mining Company Unearths Five Ultra-Rare Green Diamonds

The Merlin Diamond Mine in Australia's Northern Territory has yielded not one — but five — ultra-rare green diamonds, the largest of which weighs 1.42 carats. The discoveries are noteworthy because barely a handful of green diamonds are introduced to the market each year and ...

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Back on the Block: 59.60-Carat 'Pink Star' Looks to Regain the Title of Priciest Diamond Ever

Back on the Block: 59.60-Carat 'Pink Star' Looks to Regain the Title of Priciest Diamond Ever

All eyes will be on the stunning 59.60-carat “Pink Star” diamond when it returns to the big stage at Sotheby's Hong Kong on April 4. If all goes as planned, the largest internally flawless, fancy vivid pink diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of ...

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The Man of Steel's Namesake Scores 7.44-Carat 'Superman's Diamond' at Crater of Diamonds State Park

The Man of Steel's Namesake Scores 7.44-Carat 'Superman's Diamond' at Crater of Diamonds State Park

The origin story of Superman tells us that The Man of Steel was born Kal-El on the planet of Krypton and was sent to Earth as an infant by his scientist father, Jor-El, just before Krypton's destruction. On Saturday, March 11, 14-year-old Kalel Langford of ...

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Music Friday: Justin Bieber Vows to Be Your Platinum, Your Silver, Your Gold in 'As Long As You Love Me'

Music Friday: Justin Bieber Vows to Be Your Platinum, Your Silver, Your Gold in 'As Long As You Love Me'

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, platinum, silver and gold take center stage in Justin Bieber's 2012 hit, "As Long as You Love Me," a song about how true ...

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'Bachelor' Nick Viall Proposes to Vanessa Grimaldi With 3.75-Carat Diamond Ring Worth $100K

'Bachelor' Nick Viall Proposes to Vanessa Grimaldi With 3.75-Carat Diamond Ring Worth $100K

Season 21's Bachelor Nick Viall popped the question Monday night to finalist Vanessa Grimaldi with a diamond-and-platinum engagement ring valued at $100,000. Featuring a round, brilliant-cut center diamond accented with baguette diamonds and 164 smaller round diamonds, the ring boasts a diamond total weight of ...

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Photographer Delivers Spectacular Northern Lights Marriage Proposal — on His Second Try

Photographer Delivers Spectacular Northern Lights Marriage Proposal — on His Second Try

Nine months ago, Australian landscape photographer Dale Sharpe planned to pop the question to his photographer girlfriend, Karlie Russell, under the Northern Lights in Iceland. Together, they had shot the colorful Aurora borealis more than 30 times, so Sharpe decided that the Lights would be ...

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