October 23, 2009 |
The Fairfax County Police on Thursday released surveillance video of the robbery that took place in a Tysons Corner jewelry store on Monday evening. At around 8:20 p.m., police said, two men entered the Movado store in Tysons Corner Center, smashing a glass case and stuffing handfuls of diamond jewelry into a bag before escaping. One store employee was treated for non-life-threatening injuries during the robbery, police said. Anyone with information about the heist is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477)
August 7, 2008 |
Ricky Humrick had it all planned out. Sort of. The 21-year-old had attended the Bowie Baysox game last Thursday in hopes of winning the diamond ring that was being given away at a promotional event at the ballpark. "I'm supposed to give it to my mom, but I think I'm going to give it to her," Humrick said, referring to girlfriend Meredith McGilvrey, 20, of Bowie. McGilvrey's plans were more concrete. "If I win or he wins, I'm going to keep it," she said. "I'm going to have to run from his mom, so...
June 11, 2013 |
Thirty years ago, I spent all the money I had on two purchases: The first was a top-of-the-line Brother typewriter for $800. The second was an engagement ring for $425. When my future mother-in-law saw the diamond, she said, "Wait a minute, I need my glasses. " But my fiancee wasn't troubled by the size of the stone or even by the cost of my typewriter. And in any case, she got the last laugh: My Brother is long gone; my wife is still here. As you probably know, "A diamond is forever.
September 24, 2009
-- The Hope Diamond went back on display yesterday at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. It is the first time the rare gem has been displayed "naked" -- that is, by itself rather than in a jeweled setting. The famous blue diamond was formed under the Earth's surface a billion years ago and was found in India in the 17th century. It is the largest blue diamond known, weighing 45 carats, a measurement used for gems. It is about an inch in diameter and half an inch thick.
July 21, 2011 |
Guarding "all four corners of Forty-seventh Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues" in Manhattan, Alicia Oltuski writes, are "two colossal diamond-shaped lamps built atop giant metallic stanchions. " They announce to all who pass by that this is the "most important quarter" of what is known as the jewelry district or the diamond district of New York, arguably the most important market in the world for the trade in " Precious Objects ," as Oltuski calls them in the title of this engaging and informative book.
May 25, 2012
According to your May 21 Metro article on the new vocabulary for math, " Math terms increasingly calculated for precision ," we should call things by their proper names: "And let's call a ‘diamond' what it really is, please: a ‘rhombus.' " Wait a minute. Do you mean the thing that baseball players run around to score runs? The last time I looked, that was called an equilateral rectangle, while a rhombus is an oblique-angled parallelogram. I think I will go on calling a baseball "diamond" what it really is: a square.