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Susan Eisen
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Music Friday: Gladys Knight Laments, 'You're Like a Diamond But She Treats You Like Glass' in 1970's 'If I Were Your Woman'
Welcome to Music Friday when we often bring you great throwback songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Gladys Knight & the Pips tell a story of unrequited love in their 1970 hit single, "If I Were Your Woman." In the...

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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 a...

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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 hig...

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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 w...

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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 take...

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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 telephone and the White House wa...

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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, ...

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'Apollo' and 'Artemis' Diamond Earrings Could Fetch $68 Million at Sotheby's Geneva
Named after two of the most revered and powerful Olympian deities, Apollo and Artemis, this exquisite pair of diamond earrings — one blue, one pink — could fetch upwards of $68 million at Sotheby's Geneva on May 16. Although Sotheby's is promoting the pear-...

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Last Day to See Dorothy's Ruby Slippers Is April 23; Conservation Care to Take One Year
In less than two weeks, the iconic Ruby Slippers made famous by Judy Garland in the 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz , will be pulled from the wildly popular “American Stories” exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The 78-year-old...

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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 W...
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