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NASA’s Highly Anticipated Mission to the ‘Golden Asteroid’ Is on Hold — For Now

NASA’s highly anticipated summer 2022 mission to “16 Psyche” — a 140-mile-wide asteroid made of gold, platinum, iron and nickel — has been postponed due ...

Often Misunderstood, Spinel Secures a Spot as August’s Alternative Birthstone

Throughout much of history, gem “experts” couldn’t distinguish a ruby from a spinel. It was not until 1783 that spinel — August’s newest official birthstone ...

169 Gold Rings Discovered in 6,500-Year-Old Tomb Near Biharia, Romania

A team of archaeologists has uncovered a hoard of 169 gold rings dating back 6,500 years during the excavation of a burial site near the ...

Music Friday: ‘There’s a Lady Who’s Sure All That Glitters Is Gold’ in ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you classic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, we present Heart’s ...

Aussie Opals Star in The Perth Mint’s Limited-Run ‘Great Southern Land’ Coin

The Perth Mint has just unveiled the “Great Southern Land” coin, a limited-edition 2-ounce pure gold collectible set with colorful, iridescent opal slices puzzled together ...

Crater of Diamonds State Park Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Esperanza Replica

Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, AR, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary by offering park guests a limited-edition replica of the famous 4.60-carat, D-flawless ...

Allen Exploration Showcases Shipwrecked Jewels in New Bahamas Maritime Museum

Spotlighting treasures recovered from the shipwrecked 17th century Spanish galleon the Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas, Allen Exploration’s Bahamas Maritime Museum in Freeport, Grand Bahama, ...

Cleopatra Demonstrated Her Wealth to Marc Antony by Drinking a Pearl Cocktail

Legend has it that in the year 41 BC Cleopatra gulped down a pearl-infused cocktail to demonstrate to her lover — the Roman leader Marc ...

Music Friday: Paul Simon Sings About a Girl With ‘Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fabulous songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, rock legend Paul ...

Might August’s Birthstone — Peridot — Play a Key Role In Reversing Climate Change?

Did you know that olivine, the non-precious variety of August’s birthstone — peridot — could play a key role in the global effort to reverse ...

170-Carat ‘Lulo Rose’ Could Become One of the Most Celebrated Gems of All Time

Remember the name “Lulo Rose” because this 170-carat rough pink diamond has the potential to become one of the most celebrated gemstones of all time.Discovered ...

Music Friday: Unlucky-in-Love Liam Gallagher Is Shining Like a ‘Diamond in the Dark’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring new brand new tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, former Oasis ...