World’s oldest jewelry made from shell beads unearthed in Morocco

World 11/28/21, 15:24

Some of the world's oldest personal ornaments have been discovered in North Africa. Archaeologists have unearthed 33 shell seeds dating between 142,000 and 150,000 years old in southeastern Morocco's Bizmoune cave. Each bead measures about half-an-inch long and was crafted from sea snail shells. Each sphere has drilled holes in the center, ...

Jeweler, Sarah Jessica Parker settle breach-of-contract suit

Entertainment 04/23/19, 15:31

Sarah Jessica Parker and a British jeweler have settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the actress.A joint statement released Tuesday says the parties have "resolved their differences" and are excited to "resume their partnership."Kat Florence Design sued Parker, arguing that she had agreed to promote a collaborative jewelry line of diamonds ...

Marie Antoinette pearl pendant sells for record $32 million

World 11/14/18, 17:03

A large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant sold for a hammer price of $32 million at an auction of jewelry that once belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette, which Sotheby's is calling a record price for a pearl at auction. The "Queen Marie Antoinette's Pearl," a diamond-and-pearl pendant, was among the highlight ...

Exclusive: Toxic metal found in chain stores’ jewelry

California 10/11/18, 00:29

Jewelry with the toxic metal cadmium is showing up on the shelves of national retailers including Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya, according to newly released test results. Analysis done for the nonprofit Center for Environmental Health revealed some jewelry sold with women's dresses and shirts was nearly pure cadmium, which can ...

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