Diamond the Size of a Tennis Ball Could Fetch $70 Million at Auction

LONDON, United Kingdom – (AP) – A 3-billion-year-old diamond the size of a tennis ball — the largest discovered in over a century — could sell for more than $70 million, auctioneer Sotheby’s said Wednesday.

The auction house plans to offer the Lesedi la Rona diamond in London on June 29.

The diamond was … Continue Reading ››

1,300-Pound Trove of Roman Coins Discovered in Spain

MADRID, Spain –  (AP) – Workers laying pipes in a southern Spanish park have unearthed a 600-kilogram (1,300-pound) trove of Roman coins in what culture officials say is a unique historic discovery.

The Seville Archaeological Museum said the construction workers came across 19 amphoras containing thousands of bronze and silver-coated coins dating from the end … Continue Reading ››

Christie’s to Sell Vivid Blue Oppenheimer Diamond Ring – with Pre-Sale Estimates at $45 Million

GENEVA, Switzerland – Christie’s Auction will offer one of the largest, and quite arguably the highest-quality fancy vivid blue diamond to ever cross the auction block.

Named by its previous owner, the late Sir Philip Oppenheimer, the 14.62-carat, rectangular-cut diamond is just one of the standout lots at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels event in Geneva next … Continue Reading ››

Legendary Rocker ‘Prince’ Has Died at the Age of 57

CHANHASSEN, Minnesota – Legendary singer ‘Prince’ has died at the age of 57. The singer-songwriter passed away at his Paisley Park studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota on Thursday April 21 – the news was confirmed by the Associated Press.

TMZ reported that police responded to the studio at 9:43 a.m. – Prince had been rushed to … Continue Reading ››

“When a Man Loves a Woman” Song Writer Percy Sledge Dead at 74

BATON ROUGE, La. – Percy Sledge, known for his mega-hit “When a Man Loves a Woman,” died Tuesday morning at his Baton Rouge home, he was 74-years-old.

Percy died peacefully with his family surrounding him – he had been suffering from a long bout with cancer.

Percy was born in Leighton, Alabama and had … Continue Reading ››


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