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British crown jewels buried in biscuit tin during WWII

London - Precious stones from Britain's crown jewels were hidden in a biscuit tin and buried at Windsor Castle during World War II, a BBC documentary to be shown on Sunday reveals.

19th century jewel-encrusted crown stolen from French museum

Lyon - A 19th century crown, encrusted with almost 1,800 gem stones, has been stolen from a museum of religious art in central France, the museum authorities said Saturday.

Rare blue diamond goes under hammer in Geneva for $17 million

Geneva - A rare blue diamond on Wednesday sold in Geneva for just over $17 million, as Sotheby's eyed total sales in excess of $100 million at the autumn jewel auctions.The 8.01-carat "Sky Blue" diamond in a Cartier setting was snapped up for $17.1 million (15....

Custom gold-backed, diamond-adorned iPhone 6 costs $3.5 million

A custom-made iPhone 6 produced by Goldgenie is available to buy now for $3.5 million, finished in 24 carat gold or platinum and with other prestigious options available, just in case your iPhone wasn't flashy enough already.

Mystery of the spherical shape of pearls revealed

Scientists have revealed how pearls form into the most perfectly spherical large objects in nature. Pearls are produced by living shelled molluscs.

$9 million in jewels thought to be stolen found in drawer

The Hague - The wife of the US ambassador to the Netherlands, Dawn Arnall only realised months after staying in a Dutch hotel in 2006, that her jewellery was missing.

Romanov tsar’s jewels surface in Sweden

Rediscovered jewels belonging to the Romanov family will be auctioned off at Sotheby’s in London. Valued at $2.8 million, the Fabergé and Bolin crafted jewels were hidden away in the Swedish Foreign Ministry’s storage rooms in Stockholm.

Woman's boyfriend stole family jewels

She took him home to meet mom and he stole her mothers jewelry.

Town Of Jewels Fights To Regain Some Of Its Sparkle

IDAR-OBERSTEIN, Germany (dpa) - Mention the name Idar-Oberstein, and most Germans will think immediately about precious stones.   This hasn't changed over the past few years even though, as mayor Otto Dickenscheid acknowledges, fewer people are visitin

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Dawn Arnall and her husband Roland Arnall  center  listen to Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenen...
Dawn Arnall and her husband Roland Arnall, center, listen to Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende in 2006.
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