| Nov 18, 2011
| 8:26 AM
Most rings are 14 to 18 karats (24-kt gold is too soft for everyday wear.) For yellow gold, the price comes down versus platinum. Fair-skinned people may not like how yellow gold complements their skin, but the coloful metal looks great on...
| Aug 5, 2014
A national epidemic has come to Florida. It is a silent threat, growing every day. Pollution contaminates our waters, poisons our fish and wildlife and increases our risk of cancer and other diseases.
The culprit is coal ash, and here in Florida we...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:12 PM
From over-the-top gaudy to understated elegant, diamonds, watches, jewelry, bullion and coins bought by federal criminals with stolen money will hit the auction block Friday.
A 5.25-carat diamond ring, a ruby-eyed golden crucifix and a bejeweled...
| Aug 15, 2014
Proper care of jewelry will extend the life of the piece, whether it's an inexpensive bauble or an heirloom.
The most basic step in caring for bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings and watches is to be mindful of how they're worn, jewelry experts say....
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Specialized machinery and processes used for filtering out chromium 6 from drinking water are set to be relocated from a less contaminated well to a well that is more tainted by the cancer-causing agent.
The facility is currently housed at a well in a...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Just as women once paired their bags with their shoes and toenail color matched what was on the fingertips, jewelry-wearing required choosing either all gold or all silver.
No more. The hottest trend in summer jewelry is metal-mixing — pairing...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:55 PM
The city is set to pay $445,000 in penalties and enforcement costs after state officials found Glendale in violation of several laws governing the underground storage of hazardous substances, such as unleaded gasoline and diesel fuel.
State Atty. Gen....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Synagro Technologies, a Baltimore-based waste management company, faces grass-roots opposition to its application to spread industrial waste as fertilizer over farms in seven Virginia counties.
As a result of the backlash — coming in the form of...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:07 PM
In 1969, John Kay was on a ride with Steppenwolf. And so was Don Clark.
Kay's ride was one that much of America shared vicariously. When Dennis Hopper's seminal biker movie "Easy Rider" hit theaters, it sported Steppenwolf's hit "Born to Be Wild" on the...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Pratt & Whitney and Alcoa announced Monday at the Farnborough Airshow that Alcoa will forge the first-ever aluminum alloy fan blade in a jet engine.
Typically, fan blades have been made from titanium. General Electric is developing ceramic composite...
| Jul 16, 2014
Eight-year-old Ava Paul of Charlottesville was trying to land a spaceship safely on a planet, presumably this one.
She studied the iPad on the tabletop, tapping it here and there, as the animated spacecraft dropped out of orbit and deployed an...