The sparkle test requires you to hold the gem in light and observe how it sparkles. Diamonds have high refractive index and
The gem could be worth $14 million.
Clam chowder. Clam bake. Clam up. Tight as a clam. As happy as a clam. OK, but you don't normally associate the filter-feeding, plankton-feasting bivalve mollusc -- you probably won't use that term either -- with gems. Oysters, yes, but clams?
A larger set of jewels owned by Simpson was sold by Sotheby's in 1987 for around 31 million pounds, the most valuable single
Ahmed discusses a jewel heist involving an armed robbery that resulted in a missing $53 million in jewelry.
Reflecting Nureyev's lifelong obsession with the details of fabric, decoration, and stylistic line, the costumes in this exhibition represent every period of his long career.
It's hard to believe that Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne sixty years ago this February. In the words of the late historian John Grigg, "Elizabeth II deserves praise for having been a bastion of stability in an age of social and moral flux."
The British Museum's Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe exhibition is an extraordinary
Luxuries are the well-earned fruits of her dedication and keen eye for precision. She's the woman fellow Russian Ayn Rand idealized in her novels.
A record reward of up to one million pounds was offered Friday to find the robbers who pulled off what is thought to be Britain's