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Couple Loses Home to California Wildfires, But Finds Precious Symbols of Hope Under the Charred Rubble

Couple Loses Home to California Wildfires, But Finds Precious Symbols of Hope Under the Charred Rubble

Kris Pond cried uncontrollably as she surveyed the still-smoking rubble on the property where her home once stood. Her Santa Rosa residence was one of nearly 6,000 obliterated by the catastrophic wildfires that have been tearing through Northern California since October 8. An ABC News ...

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Astronomers Witness the Birth of $100 Octillion Worth of Gold as Neutron Stars Collide in Space

Astronomers Witness the Birth of $100 Octillion Worth of Gold as Neutron Stars Collide in Space

Thousands of astronomers from around the globe joined together on Monday to confirm the first-ever sighting of two neutron stars colliding in space. In just one second, the "kilonova" generated the equivalent of 50 Earth masses of silver, 100 Earth masses of gold and 500 ...

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Mike Diamond Finds Fiancée's 3-Carat Diamond Engagement Ring at Waste Facility in New Jersey

Mike Diamond Finds Fiancée's 3-Carat Diamond Engagement Ring at Waste Facility in New Jersey

New York City bride-to-be Ashlee Palacio is a creature of habit. Every night, she follows the same bedtime routine and places her beloved three-carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring in a special tray on her nightstand. But, last Monday, Palacio broke her routine and fell asleep ...

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World's Largest Fancy Intense Pink Diamond Hits the Auction Block in Geneva Next Month

World's Largest Fancy Intense Pink Diamond Hits the Auction Block in Geneva Next Month

All eyes will be on the "Raj Pink," the world's largest known fancy intense pink diamond, when it hits the auction block at Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale in Geneva on November 15. The exceptional 37.30-carat, cushion-modified, brilliant-cut gem is estimated to fetch ...

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Music Friday: Styx Frontman Dennis DeYoung Seeks a Pot of Gold in the 1977 Power Ballad 'Come Sail Away'

Music Friday: Styx Frontman Dennis DeYoung Seeks a Pot of Gold in the 1977 Power Ballad 'Come Sail Away'

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you classic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Styx lead singer Dennis DeYoung searches for a pot of gold in the classic 1977 hit, "Come Sail Away." An inspirational song about ...

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Sierra Leone's Lucky Pastor and His 706-Carat Diamond Travel to Antwerp in Search of a Buyer With Deep Pockets

Sierra Leone's Lucky Pastor and His 706-Carat Diamond Travel to Antwerp in Search of a Buyer With Deep Pockets

Back in March, we recounted the amazing story of pastor and part-time miner Emmanuel Momoh, who extracted a 706-carat diamond from the sediment of a Sierra Leone riverbed using his bare hands and a sieve. The shimmering yellowish specimen, which is slightly smaller than a hockey ...

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Gem-Filled Pods Make These Reusable Water Bottles Truly Unique

Gem-Filled Pods Make These Reusable Water Bottles Truly Unique

The practice of using gemstones to vitalize water dates back to ancient Greece. The energy emitted from opals, garnets, emeralds, amethysts, quartz or even diamond slivers can boost water's alkalinity and oxygenation, and some believe the gems have the ability to infuse H2O with their ...

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888-Carat 'Star of Jolie' Is the Largest Gem-Quality Star Sapphire in the World

888-Carat 'Star of Jolie' Is the Largest Gem-Quality Star Sapphire in the World

Carrying an asking price of $5 million, the recently revealed "Star of Jolie" weighs 888.88 carats and is said to be the largest gem-quality star sapphire in the world. The pear-shaped, double-cabochon black star sapphire, which is named for actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie, made ...

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Music Friday: 'Love Is More Than What It Seems' So Tremolo's Justin Dillon Wears a 'Promise Ring'

Music Friday: 'Love Is More Than What It Seems' So Tremolo's Justin Dillon Wears a 'Promise Ring'

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Tremolo frontman Justin Dillon sings about a treasured piece of jewelry in the group's 2005 release, "Promise Ring." Dillon believes that beyond being ...

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Pittsburgh Penguins Celebrate Back-to-Back Stanley Cups With Eye-Popping Championship Rings

Pittsburgh Penguins Celebrate Back-to-Back Stanley Cups With Eye-Popping Championship Rings

Emblazoned with 394 hand-set diamonds weighing a total of 9.25 carats, the eye-popping Pittsburgh Penguins 2017 Stanley Cup ring commemorates the team's impressive back-to-back championships. It was the first time in 19 years that a National Hockey League team has accomplished that feat. The face ...

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