T-Pain: "Diamonds Are Worthless" and "Weddings Fucking Suck"

The Fader asked 11 musicians to tell the origin stories of their favorite jewelry and T-Pain appropriately went in on diamonds (which agree because how you really gonna know for sure your rock isn't a conflict diamond???). » 3/29/15 6:45pm Sunday 6:45pm

Christie's And Elizabeth Taylor's Estate Are Fighting Over a Diamond

Pull up a chair, because there's no fight like a fight with a fancy-schmancy auction house—particularly when Hollywood diamonds are involved. » 2/26/15 5:10pm 2/26/15 5:10pm

De Beers Says Diamond Prices Will Rise Soon Because Reasons

De Beers wants you to know that diamond demand is high and supply is increasingly scarce, so be prepared for the price of ice to increase. Ignore them, because companies like De Beers are quite literally in the business of convincing you that diamonds are worth more than they really should be. » 9/17/14 2:45pm 9/17/14 2:45pm

Stars Made of Diamond Actually Exist

Not being well-versed in the sciences at all, it never even occurred to me that diamond stars are a thing. Yet according to scientists who actually know about these things, not only have they predicted diamond stars' existence, a team has actually discovered one! » 6/27/14 3:45pm 6/27/14 3:45pm

The Truth About Chocolate Diamonds

You may see them all year long, but ad campaigns for sparkly jewelry really ramp up between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day. And in the past few years, the usual suspects — "a diamond is forever" and "he went to Jared" and "every kiss begins with Kay" — have been joined by a newcomer: The "chocolate" diamond. » 2/13/14 2:40pm 2/13/14 2:40pm

Rent Lady Mary's Wedding Tiara! (Brooding Cousin-Husband Not Included)

If you don't have $200,000 for a 45-carat diamond wedding tiara, don't fret: You can rent the same one seen on Downton Abbey's Lady Mary for a fraction of its value. » 2/03/14 4:45pm 2/03/14 4:45pm

Someone Just Spent $30M on This Big Ass 118-Carat Diamond

If diamonds are a girl's best friend, this giant rock auctioned off in Hong Kong today is… what? Life partner? Champion? Soul mate? » 10/07/13 4:20pm 10/07/13 4:20pm

This Hilarious Bacon Commercial Perfectly Spoofs Stupid Diamond Ads

"Cut, color, cure, consistency: These are the four factors of the Oscar Mayer original strip. When it's time for the ultimate expression of love, say it on a plate." Get rid of just a few words in that copy and you're basically listening to someone try to shill you some shiny rocks. But no, it's Oscar Mayer (via some… » 6/05/13 2:20pm 6/05/13 2:20pm

Woman Has $5000 Diamond Pulled Out of Her Butt

When Miriam Tucker attended a fundraiser luncheon celebrating the Tampa Women's Club 65th year, she didn't expect that it all might end in a colonoscopy. Life is full of shitty, yet amazing, surprises. » 4/26/13 12:30am 4/26/13 12:30am

A Quarter of All Diamonds In Stores Are Blood Diamonds, and Nobody Can…

I don't know about you but I barely made it through Blood Diamond. The 2006 Leo-helmed torture-porn about diamond runners during the Sierra Leone Civil War really fucked me up. After sobbing through most of the movie, I cursed my greedy western brethren, and vowed to never, ever wear a conflict diamond. However, in… » 1/07/13 10:20am 1/07/13 10:20am

Finally! A Lifeless Rock in the Void of Space that Women Can Enjoy!

Move over, Jennifer Aniston's stupid finger-boulder! There's a new obscenely large diamond thingy in town! According to science, there is a great big planet out in space that is kind of named canker sore, and is also MADE OF SPARKLING DIAMONDS. Ladies, I hope you have your spit-up towels handy, because you've got some… » 10/11/12 7:00pm 10/11/12 7:00pm

Your Diamond Engagement Ring Was Originally Vagina Insurance

Laaaaaaadies! How about diamonds, amirite? Diamonds!!! I know we all think we love diamonds because we're ladies and they're diamonds and they're sparkly and we're hypnotized by shiny objects (actually, my husband proposed by flashing the back of a Coldplay CD at me!). But, as it turns out, we didn't always have such… » 4/05/12 7:00pm 4/05/12 7:00pm

Sparkly Bugs Have Real Diamond Wings

Kind of. Scientists have discovered that the shiny wings of the diamond weevil are full of crystals made of chitin in a structure much like actual diamonds. Unfortunately, bug engagement rings may be a ways off — says biophysicist Bodo Wilts, "Materials scientists could look to these scales to inspire new materials,… » 12/21/11 2:45pm 12/21/11 2:45pm

Turns Out Diamonds Aren't Really Your Best Friend After All

A global advocacy group called Global Witness has recused itself from a coalition that aims to eliminate the flow of blood diamonds into the global marketplace, saying the safeguards that have been put in place aren't preventing tainted conflict gems from being bought by consumers. I guess diamonds are maybe more like… » 12/05/11 6:30pm 12/05/11 6:30pm

Daphne Guinness Tied To Shady Diamond Dealer

Daphne Guinness's current fashion exhibit at the Museum at FIT has drawn the ire of peace groups including Code Pink and Jewish Voice for Peace because of the show's principal sponsor, one Lev Leviev. Leviev is a Soviet-born Israeli diamond magnate and real-estate speculator with a reported personal fortune of $1.5… » 11/28/11 1:40pm 11/28/11 1:40pm

Celebrate Your Split With A Hideous Diamond 'Divorce Ring'

After your marriage ends, you may be in a celebratory mood or want to mark the milestone by buying yourself a piece of jewelry. Yet, we're still mystified by the existence of of Spritzer and Furman's $3,200 "Divorce Ring." Even if you feel like a sparkly diamond rising phoenix-like from a broken marriage, why would… » 9/01/11 9:30am 9/01/11 9:30am

Supermodel Selita Ebanks's Diamond Underwear Bruised Her Vadge

Although we'd always naturally assumed that wearing underwear made out of metal and precious gems would be totally comfortable, Selita Ebanks says that is most emphatically not the case. Ebanks, who wore the Magical Diamond Bra And Panty Set Of Destiny in the 2007 Victoria's Secret fashion show, says that the stones… » 8/26/11 12:40pm 8/26/11 12:40pm

Diamond Planet Discovered, Ladies Attempt To Contain Themselves

Astronomers have spotted a planet that appears to be made of a diamond orbiting around a tiny star. The planet, which is 4,000 light years away, is denser than any other known and is made of mostly carbon. It's believed that the carbon is in a crystalline pattern, making the planet a diamond. It's truly a fascinating… » 8/26/11 9:20am 8/26/11 9:20am

Diamond Contact Lenses Test Girls' Tolerance For "Best Friend"

We thought vajazzling was the final frontier of making body parts sparkle, but we were wrong. India's Shekhar Eye Research Center has developed gold-plated, diamond-encrusted contact lenses that sell for $15,000. Creator Dr. Chandrashekhar Chawan says he came up with the idea after his wife had diamonds implanted in… » 8/05/11 1:10pm 8/05/11 1:10pm