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Shock rock: Machine uncovers honking 1,111-carat diamond

A specialized sorting machine that uses X-ray technology sniffs out one of the largest diamonds ever discovered.

By November 19, 2015


Why the iPhone 6 isn't rocking a sapphire crystal display

CNET takes a look at the pros and cons of the superhard material, and why practical constraints kept it from appearing in Apple's latest smartphones.

By September 9, 2014


Sparkling Swarovski headpiece changes colour with brain activity

High-tech couturier Lauren Bowker has designed a stunning headdress imbued with a chemical compound that changes colour in response to brain activity.

By August 4, 2014


Online jeweler puts a 3D-printed engagement ring on it

New service from online jeweler Brilliance delivers 3D-printed versions of rings so customers can test gemstone sizes and styles without setting foot in a store.

By April 28, 2014


4.4 billion-year-old crystal points to chill early Earth

A pretty bit of blue zircon dating back billions of years to the formation of the Earth's crust may be one of the oldest pieces of the planet.

By February 24, 2014


Apple closer to mass producing sapphire displays, report says

The iPhone maker appears to be ramping up its plans for sapphire displays in future mobile devices, according to a report from 9to5Mac.

By February 6, 2014


New Acer Blue Gemstone notebooks shave price

Acer's HD multimedia line of laptops has been updated with even lower prices than before.

By June 22, 2009


Bose CineMate

The original Bose CineMate is no longer produced, but there are plenty of alternatives from Bose--and other companies.

By April 6, 2011


Acer's ships new Gemstone Blue laptops

Acer releases the Aspire 6920 and the Aspire 8920 laptops, which feature the company's new Gemstone Blue design

By May 15, 2008


Acer embraces new Intel Core i3 and Core i5 Processors

Jumping right in with Intel's new CPUs, Acer (parent of the Acer, Gateway, and eMachines brands) is showing off a couple of new large-format laptops, starting at $600.

By January 6, 2010