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‘Faces of Eternity’ carved in gemstones

Peruvian artist and master carver Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio will debut a collection of 15 gem skulls on Oct. 18 at GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) world headquarters in Carlsbad, CA. The “Faces of Eternity” exhibit, which will be on view through April 2014, was inspired by the juxtaposition of human mortality and the timelessness...

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Cancer Patient’s Cherished Class Ring Found 39 Years Later

A 61-year-old cancer patient enjoyed an emotional, tearful reunion with his college class ring — 39 years after losing it — thanks to the efforts of a recreational fossil hunter who rescued the cherished keepsake from the bottom of the Cooper River in South Carolina. CNN reported that Dr. Brian Tovin of Atlanta was diving for...

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STARGAZING – Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

  When The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth chose an engagement ring for Miley Cyrus, he chose a 3.5-carat cushion-cut diamond ring, handcrafted in 18-karat gold with intricately carved diamond floral motifs in an art nouveau pattern.  The center stone is an antique dating back to the late 19th century. “It was hand-cut around 1880 or 1890...

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