New Gold Rush: The Jeweler Turning Tech Into Treasure

Ornate coral-motif earrings, sculptural silver hoops, a yellow-gold medallion choker: The jewelry made by up-and-coming British brand Lylie’s is beautiful and aesthetically intriguing. But these classic pieces, in which natural forms feature heavily, have surprising origins. Each one is made from material that has been electronically mined. Electronic mining — the process of extracting gold, […]

Drew Brees is suing a jeweler for $9 million, saying he was overcharged by millions for diamonds

Jamie Squire/Getty Images Drew Brees is embroiled in a $ 9 million lawsuit with a jeweler named Vahid Moradi, arguing that an independent appraiser suggested he was significantly overcharged for diamond purchases. The lawsuit claims Brees and his wife paid $ 15 million for investment-grade diamonds that the independent appraiser valued at only $ 6 […]

This jeweler makes buying an engagement ring online easy — and it has an amazing return policy

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. If you’re reading this and it’s at all relevant to you, then congratulations! You’re thinking about getting engaged. Even before you start figuring out proposal plans — not to mention […]

The Jeweler Shaking Up the 600-Year-Old Diamond Industry

Yair Shimansky sets his alarm for 3 a.m. and boards a plane two hours later. After flying from Cape Town to Kimberley, he drives 140 miles to Wolmaransstad, a dreary town of 3,500 in South Africa’s ”maize basket.” By midmorning he’s poring over rough diamonds, using high-tech equipment and smartphone apps to calibrate their potential […]