Crater of Diamond State Park is 911 acre Arkansas State Park in Pike County, Arkansas. Out of this 37.5 acre which is world’s only diamond bearing site open to public. More than 75,000 diamonds have been discovered in the field since 1906 which includes worlds only perfect diamond discovered, the Strawn-Wagner Diamond.
Dean Filppula holding his two-carat diamond (Photo: Crater of Diamonds State Park)
It was a lucky day for Mr. Dean Filppula, an offshore steward from Shreveport, LA who visited the park during vacation after a rainstorm. He found “wedge-shaped light yellow stone about the size of an English pea” in the West Drain area of the park. He is calling this 2.01 Ct diamond after his mother’s initials as “Merf Diamond”.
Park interpreter Wayman Cox says Mr. Filppula was at right place at right time. It rained heavily before his visit, which washed loose soil from surface uncovering the large yellow gem. His store is very familiar to many visitors in past who have found diamonds.
Mr. Filppula found his 20th diamond, but it is largest one found so far in 2015. He is planning to sell the diamond.
Kevin Lipton submitted a winning bid of $2,585,000 mid-January for the 1792 penny, one of about only 10 coins that were “experimentally produced” after the U.S. Mint was established.
Lipton, who owns a coin wholesaling business in Beverly Hills,was searching for the penny, called a Birch Cent, since he saw one in 1981 at a New York auction house. The coin was bought by a developer for a mere $200,000.
“It’s like our very first penny,” Lipton said. “It’s such a spectacular coin. It’s so important, so rare.”
The piece features a profile of a female face encircled by the words “Liberty Parent of Science and Industry.” The other side says, “United States of America” and shows the denomination of “One Cent” within a wreath. At the bottom is the fraction “1/100.”
According to the Reporters, Lipton’s bid is the most money ever paid for a one-cent coin. “They are a great store value, and will only be worth more in the future,” He said about his purchase. “They are literally Mona Lisas of our coinage.”
Lipton’s 1792 “Wright Quarter” is special because it’s America’s first quarter and because the only other example known to exist is in the Smithsonian. It features a beautifully executed profile of a woman with the word “Liberty” written atop and the date below. The reverse side has an eagle standing on a globe with the words “United States of America” surrounding it. The coin was designed by Joseph Wright only one year before his death.
Jewelry worn by famous peoples has always been mesmerizing. So this time in honor of President’s Day that we celebrated recently, we thought why not come up with jewels worn by first ladies of past and present. After all we all can take a few lessons in style, or at the very least marvel at.
Jacqueline Kennedy’s custom pearl necklace, designed by Kenneth Jay Lane
Barbara Bush’s signature costume pearls, purse designed by Judith Leiber
Stock up on those pearls, you can always count on the classics.—Mother’s Day is coming!
Mary Todd Lincoln’s enameled gold bracelet watch
Edith Roosevelt’s Harry Winston diamond necklace
A copy of Mrs. Roosevelt’s flowery diamond statement necklace is on display (both the original and reproduction made by Harry Winston)
Michelle Obama’s inaugural ball jewelry suite, designed by Loree Rodkin
There was something to please everyone, and most definitely a jewel or two (or three) to lust after. Stock up on those designs. We don’t have it in stock but we can definitely make a similar jewelry for you. Visit us today.
Love is in the air and we are hoping you all are up and prepared with surprise for the special person in your life. BUT if not then you surely do not have much time on hand….
Day after tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! (Dun dun dun….) And you have nothing to show for it.
Well, panic no more my fellow procrastinators! We have some wonderful sparkling gifts waiting at our store just for you. Our jewelry will let your partner know it’s true love.
Our fiery, brilliant diamonds and stunning gemstones are surely to take your breath away. We have rings and bands for both Him and Hers.
If your partner has a birthday this month, don’t forget you can score extra points with the vibrant violet February birthstone, amethyst. You can buy loose gem now which can later be mounted to favorite jewelry.
Diamond Earrings with hint of love!
We have many more Valentine’s jewelry and other gifting options available at store. Our staff will help you pick the perfect gift for you. Hurry! Visit us today you have only couple of days left.
Yes, it’s true! According to a survey last year, jewelry was among the first items discounted in the weeks leading up to February. Naturally, this year you can expect more jewelry deals with the first Valentine’s Day sales appearing this week. Keeping this in mind, we’ve rounded up a selection of some of our favorite gift ideas for the special guy or gal in your life. From Diamonds to Watches and everything in between, we have gifts they’ll be sure to love.
1) Show your Infinite Love with this beautiful Diamond Pendant. 2) Give her some sweet eye candy. 3) As the saying goes, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, you can never go wrong with these. 4) Red Hot!
5) Does your guy love watches? Give him a timepiece that will last a lifetime. 6) Gifting something special doesn’t mean buying jewelry every time. It sometimes mean living the old memories all again. If your better half has a favorite jewelry or watch that needs to be fixed, bring it to us.
7) Last but not least, Chocolates & Wine!
No Valentine’s Day is complete without chocolate and wine. Adding a bouquet of red roses will add even more romance in the air.
If planned right, you can have a successful Valentine’s Day without going over budget. Check out our website or stop by at store for special Valentine’s Offer.