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Men’s Diamond & Engagement Rings Trend 2021

When Tiffany’s announced earlier this month that it would sell men’s diamond solitaire engagement rings for the first time in the brand’s 184-year history, it caught everyone’s attention. That’s because, as America’s longtime authority on jewelry etiquette, Tiffany’s had never made big diamonds available for men, and this move reflected our changing times. Men are embracing statement jewels, and gender-free style is here to stay—along with same-sex unions. And shouldn’t men have an equal opportunity to enjoy great jewels?

tiffany’s platinum and diamond rings
Tiffany’s platinum and diamond rings

Tiffany & Co.

It’s hardly a new trend. Male royals, Maharajahs, and power players have donned big diamonds and jewels over the centuries. King Louis XIV was known for draping himself in diamonds (including the famous Hope Diamond) as symbols of wealth and power. The Indian Maharajahs never passed up big Golconda diamonds, which they set in necklaces, brooches, rings, and more, and they far

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Palestinians and Israel police clash at Al-Aqsa mosque, leaving dozens injured

Jerusalem — Palestinian worshippers clashed with Israeli police late Friday at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, a major holy site sacred to Muslims and Jews, in an escalation of weeks of violence in Jerusalem that has reverberated across the region.

The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said 136 people were wounded in clashes with police there and elsewhere in Jerusalem, including 83 who were hospitalized. It says most were wounded in the face and eyes by rubber-coated bullets and shrapnel from stun grenades. Israel said six police officers were wounded.

Earlier Friday, Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians and wounded a third after the men opened fire on a base belonging to Israel’s paramilitary Border Police force in the occupied West Bank, the latest in a series of deadly confrontations in recent weeks that has coincided with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. More unrest appears likely next week.

Tensions

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Legislature bristles at governor’s vetoes of pandemic aid

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announces her decision to sign a law that legalizes recreational marijuana outside the state Capitol building in Santa Fe, N.M., on Monday, April 12, 2021. State Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth, left, watched as the Democratic governor described the law as a victory for social justice and a potential boon for economic development. Her decision makes New Mexico the seventh state since last November to legalize adult possession and sales of cannabis for recreational use.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announces her decision to sign a law that legalizes recreational marijuana outside the state Capitol building in Santa Fe, N.M., on Monday, April 12, 2021. State Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth, left, watched as the Democratic governor described the law as a victory for social justice and a potential boon for economic development. Her decision makes New Mexico the seventh state since last November to legalize adult possession and sales of cannabis for recreational use.Morgan Lee/AP

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State legislators bristled on Friday at vetoes by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham that block legislative authority over new federal pandemic aid, and said they may seek a court ruling to defend Legislature’s authority over that spending.

Pandemic relief legislation signed this year by President Joe Biden assigns $1.6 billion in aid

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#SunnyDaysAhead with the Launch of Sunny Yellow Diamond by Le Vian | State

NEW YORK, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Le Vian and Jared are proud to introduce the exclusive Le Vian Sunny Yellow Diamonds® collection, available at Jared stores across the United States from Wednesday, April 28 and taking the starring role in the Le Vian LOVE MOM Event taking place from May 3 to 10.

World-renowned jewelry dynasty Le Vian, which can trace its family lineage back 500 years and which in 1746 was entrusted by the Shah of Persia to guard the royal jewels, is reinventing fine jewelry with rays of timeless sunshine and hope, to symbolize our path out of the pandemic. 

CEO Eddie LeVian says: “We challenged ourselves to create a stunning collection of certified natural fancy color yellow diamond jewelry, in timeless designs. Le Vian’s dream of democratizing the world of natural fancy color diamonds, once the exclusive domain of ultra-high net worth individuals, has

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Bag full of diamond rings worth $100,000 found on New York train

A railroad conductor working at the Long Island Rail Road, a commuter train system in New York, found a bag containing two jewelry portfolios storing a total of 36 diamond ring settings worth about $100,000.

Inside a bag that was left behind, Long Island Rail Road Conductor Jonathan Yellowday found two jewelry portfolios containing 36 precious diamond ring settings valued at around $100,000. (NBC New York)

Inside a bag that was left behind, Long Island Rail Road Conductor Jonathan Yellowday found two jewelry portfolios containing 36 precious diamond ring settings valued at around $100,000. (NBC New York)

Jonathan Yellowday made the discovery on Thursday after a jeweler riding the train left the valuable bag behind.

“It almost didn’t seem real. I thought, this can’t be what it seems,” Yellowday, who has worked as a conductor for eight years, told NBC New York, who first reported the story.

Yellowday turned the bag full of jewelry over to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department, where the jeweler later retrieved his belongings.

The jeweler realized he lost the valuable bag after arriving home.

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Gem of an LIRR conductor returns $107,000 in lost jewelry

A Long Island Rail Road commuter was reunited Friday with $107,000 worth of jewelry that he accidentally left on a Port Washington train, and with the LIRR conductor who found it.

Ed Eleasian, of Roslyn, said he was returning home from working in Manhattan Thursday night with a bag containing several engagement ring settings that he planned to show to a prospective customer. Distracted by a phone call, Eleasian got off the train at Plandome station without his package.

Just after the doors closed and the trained pulled away from the station, LIRR conductor Jonathan Yellowday, a brakeman on the train, “noticed in the five-seater, there was a plastic bag.”

“I inspected it and it wound up being 36 rings,” said Yellowday, 38, who has worked for the LIRR for eight years. He said protocol required him only to leave the package at the nearest lost and found — in

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