Pittsburgh Penguins Celebrate Back-to-Back Stanley Cups With Eye-Popping Championship Rings

Emblazoned with 394 hand-set diamonds weighing a total of 9.25 carats, the eye-popping Pittsburgh Penguins 2017 Stanley Cup ring commemorates the team’s impressive back-to-back championships. It was the first time in 19 years that a National Hockey League team has accomplished that feat.

The face of the ring features the iconic Penguins logo rendered in diamonds atop a 14-karat yellow gold triangle set with 10 canary yellow diamonds. Mounted on the penguin’s torso is a .75-carat pear-shaped white diamond, and on the blade of its hockey stick is a baguette-shaped diamond. The number “5” creates the eye of the penguin, a subtle nod to the team’s five Stanley Cups. Above and below the skating penguin are the words STANLEY CUP and CHAMPIONS in raised 14-karat yellow gold letters on a yellow gold background.

The layering of the yellow and white elements give the ring a three-dimensional appearance.

Of the ring’s nearly 400 diamonds, 199 of them are used on the face of the ring to accomplish a full-domed waterfall effect, making for smooth, cascading edges.

The right side of the ring features the year “2017” set with 23 pavé diamonds. Just below are five white gold Stanley Cups, each marked with the year of the championship.

The left side of the ring has the recipient’s name and number. Framing the number are two Stanley Cups, each adorned in pavé-set diamonds. Tucked under the number is a banner that reads “BACK 2 BACK.”

The interior of the band is engraved with the team’s motto, “PLAY THE RIGHT WAY,” as well as the record of the four playoff series and the logos of the opponents the Penguins defeated on the way to the championship.

National Jeweler reported that Penguins players with three Stanley Cup wins got three extra diamonds on the back side of their rings. Hall of Famer Mario Lemeiux’s ring has five extra diamonds, representing the two Cups he won as a player and the three he’s won as an owner.

Jostens noted that the Penguins’ rings represent the first time a championship ring has been crafted using a special technique that allowed for the insertion of solid 14-karat yellow gold panels on each side.

The players, coaches and staff received their rings in a private ceremony on Monday at the the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.

“It always is a very special day, and a dream come true, for an NHL player, coach or staff member to receive a Stanley Cup ring,” said David Morehouse, president and CEO of the Penguins. “We want to thank everyone at Jostens for doing a great job in creating this phenomenal ring to honor our back-to-back Stanley Cup champions. We are proud of what they accomplished and proud of what they mean to our city. The ring is a lasting tribute to their season of excellence.”

Credits: Photos courtesy of Jostens.

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Mili The Giraffe Helps Missouri Man With Surprise Marriage Proposal at Dickerson Park Zoo

Mili the Giraffe, one of the most popular attractions at Dickerson Park Zoo, literally stuck her neck out to help a Missouri man with a surprise marriage proposal.

Cody Hall had arranged for him and his girlfriend, Makayla Blankey, to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo in Springfield, Mo. The special access would give the couple an intimate look at how the zookeepers feed and train the friendly 15-foot-tall giraffe.

What Blankey didn’t know was that Hall had conspired with zoo spokesperson Joey Powell to enlist Mili as the central figure in a unique and truly unforgettable marriage proposal. The animal would be fitted with a lanyard necklace, and dangling from the necklace would be the engagement ring.

The zoo had always been a place of wonder for Hall and he dreamed of proposing to Blankey at the zoo since the day he realized that she was the one.

“They showed us the training exercise, getting Mili to point at a big tennis ball with her nose,” Hall said. “Then they gave Makayla a tree branch to feed the giraffe, and when it craned its neck out, the ring was hanging.”

Hall detached the ring from the lanyard and got down one knee to pop the question. Mili seemed to be enjoying the romantic moment as she dipped her head toward the couple.

“Marriage was something we had talked about, so I knew she’d say, ‘Yes,'” Hall told the Springfield News-Leader. “But it’s a different feeling when you ask the question and she says, ‘Yes.’ It’s still surreal.”

Hall and Blankey, both from Willard, Mo., are planning a spring 2018 wedding.

Zoo officials joked that Mili should be part of that special day.

“Congrats to Cody and Makayla,” noted a photo caption on the zoo’s official Facebook page. “We think Mili should be your honorary ring bearer on your big day.”

On her Facebook page, Blankey posted a photo of her and her boyfriend embracing at the entrance of the Dickerson Park Zoo. Her caption read: “I’m so in love.” She also posted a group shot with Mili posing in the background.

In a gracious thank-you note on the zoo’s Facebook page, Hall wrote, “The zoo was a place of wonder and special to me before, but now Dickerson Park Zoo, you all hold a very dear and special place in my life which I’ll never forget. I can’t thank you all enough.”

“I dreamt of this as soon as I knew that Makayla was the one for me,” he added. “You turned my dream into a reality and your generosity touched me in such an unexplainable way. I cannot wait until the future when we can bring our own family to the zoo and share the wonder, knowledge and kindness you all have shown us.

Credits: Images via Facebook.com/DPZoo; Facebook.com/makayla.blakey.

Artist Trevor Paglen Is Set to Launch a 100-Foot ‘Diamond’ Into Low Earth Orbit for Your Viewing Pleasure

For the first time ever, a satellite will be launched into space solely as an artistic gesture. The brainchild of artist Trevor Paglen, the 100-foot-long inflatable sculpture looks like an elongated diamond and can reflect sunlight while orbiting the nightside of the Earth.

The reflections off the Mylar-like surface will be so bright that skywatchers will be able track the “diamond” moving across the night sky without the aid of a telescope.

The tightly packed, deflated sculpture is scheduled to make its space voyage aboard Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the spring of 2018. A satellite holding the “Orbital Reflector” will jettison from the rocket at a distance of 350 miles from the Earth. Once deployed, the satellite will shoot out a 4-inch “brick” holding the sculpture, which will then inflate to its full size.

The artist and engineers behind the project debated whether the reflector should be a sphere or a diamond. They finally settled on the diamond shape because it could deliver “bigger, brighter and better in flight than a sphere.”

“I think that one of the most important things that art can do is give you a reason to look at something, almost give you permission to look at something,” Paglen stated. “The Orbital Reflector project is saying ‘Here, I’m going to give you a reason to look up at the sky and to think about what it is that you’re looking at.'”

Skywatches will be able to locate the reflector using a free app called Star Walk 2. The app can deliver alerts when the high-flying attraction passes over a particular area. The sculpture will circle the Earth once every 90 minutes. The best visibility will be when the sun reflects off the “diamond” in the few hours after dusk and before dawn.

The project, which has a total budget of $1.3 million, is a collaboration of Paglen and the Nevada Museum of Art. A Kickstarter campaign supporting the project is within a few thousand dollars of its $70,000 goal, with five days still left in the campaign. Other sponsors already have contributed 60% of the total budget. The Kickstarter campaign is helping to close the budget gap.

Amanda Horn, director of communications at the Nevada Museum of Art, told Space.com that more important than providing a major source of funding, the Kickstarter campaign is intended to be the official global announcement of the project and provides an “opportunity for people to participate.”

Contributors to the project can earn official stickers, patches, stick pins and more.

“An artwork that pushes the boundaries of what we traditionally think of as ‘art’ challenges the way we engage with the world,” explained the project’s Kickstarter page. “Orbital Reflector encourages all of us to look up at the night sky with a renewed sense of wonder, to consider our place in the universe and to re-imagine how we live together on this planet.”

The diamond-shaped balloon will stay in orbit approximately two months, after which it will fall through the Earth’s atmosphere and burn up.

Credits: Images courtesy of Trevor Paglen/Nevada Museum of Art; Screen captures via Kickstarter.com/projects/nevadaart/trevor-paglen-orbital-reflector.

163-Carat D-Flawless Diamond Is the Largest Ever to Appear at Auction

On November 14, Christie’s Geneva will offer for sale the largest D-flawless diamond to ever hit the auction block. The 163.41-carat emerald-cut diamond was cut from a 404.20-carat rough named “4 de Fevereiro,” which was discovered at Angola’s Lulo mine in February 2016.

It was bought by de Grisogono founder Fawaz Gruosi and unveiled to clients at the company’s annual party during the 2016 Cannes film festival in May, according to Town & Country.

The rough diamond was studied in Antwerp and cut in New York. There, a team of 10 diamond-cutting specialists pooled their talents to map, plot, cleave, laser-cut and polish the gem into a stunning 163.41 carat emerald-cut stone.

The transformation began on June, 29, 2016, when an 80-year-old master diamond cleaver, Ben Green, performed a cut along a grain line. After 11 months of work, the polished stone was ready to be sent to the Gemological Institute of America, where it earned its D-flawless, Type IIa grade. Type IIa diamonds are the purest of all diamonds because they are composed solely of carbon with virtually no trace elements in the crystal lattice.

The diamond is now the centerpiece of an asymmetrical necklace, featuring cascading pear-shaped emeralds on the left side and cool, white emerald-cut diamonds down the right. The company chose to use emeralds in the design because the green color symbolizes good luck. The final concept, named “The Art of de Grisogono,” was one of 50 proposed by the firm’s design team and took more than 1,700 hours to complete.

“I never thought I would work with a 163.41-carat diamond of this quality,” Gruosi noted in a Christie’s press release. “I have never had a problem finding creative ideas, but this time there was the immense pressure of ‘dressing’ such an amazing diamond. I couldn’t do something very simple or that has already been seen. I needed a design that is outside-the-box.”

Added Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Christie’s Jewels, “Over our 251-year history, Christie’s has had the privilege of handling the world’s rarest and most historic diamonds. The sensational 163.41-carat perfect diamond suspended from an elegant emerald and diamond necklace propels de Grisogono into a class of their own.”

“4 de Fevereiro” means February 4th in Portuguese, and the name is associated with an Angolan national holiday marking the start of an armed struggle for independence in 1961. The 404.20-carat rough is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever discovered in Angola.

The fabulous necklace will embark on an exhibition tour, with stops in Hong Kong, London, Dubai, New York and Geneva. The auction is set for November 14 at 7pm GMT at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva.

Credits: Images via PRNewsfoto/de GRISOGONO; Christie’s.

Music Friday: Fed-Up Girlfriend Demands a Shiny Ring and a Walk Down the Aisle in the ‘Little White Church’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town demands an engagement ring and a walk down the aisle in the up-tempo 2010 country hit, “Little White Church.”

Fairchild portrays a young woman who is fed up with her boyfriend — a “charming devil” with a “silver tongue.” He’s been skirting a marriage commitment for far too long, and now Fairchild needs to lay down the law. From here forward, he won’t be riding this “gravy train” until he buys her a shiny ring and takes her down to the little white church.

She sings, “You’ve been singing that same old song / Far too long, far too long / Say you’ll buy me a shiny ring / But your words don’t mean a thing.”

Co-written by Little Big Town band members Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet, along with Nashville-based songwriter Wayne Kirkpatric, “Little White Church” was inspired by a phrase jotted down in Fairchild’s notebook.

Sweet told songfacts.com that a writing session turned into an avalanche of creativity when they started working on “Little White Church.”

“And it came together pretty fast,” Sweet said. “Karen had the idea written in her book… because you drive around [Franklin] Tennessee and you see all these beautiful, quaint, picturesque, little white churches all over the place.”

Fairchild wanted the song to incorporate a bluegrass-inspired musical form called “call and response,” which can be heard in the rousing “take me down, take me down” chorus.

“Little White Church” is the lead single from Little Big Town’s album The Reason Why. The song climbed to #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and had crossover success on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, topping out at #59.

In the official music video, Fairchild portrays a bride on her wedding day. As she’s walking on a country road toward the town’s little white church, she’s joined by her band members. Meanwhile, Fairchild’s deranged mom gags her fiancé, ties him up and hides him in the trunk of a car.

Check out the video to see how it all turns out. The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along…

“Little White Church”
Written by Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Wayne Kirkpatrick. Performed by Little Big Town.

You’ve been singing that same old song
Far too long, far too long
Say you’ll buy me a shiny ring
But your words don’t mean a thing
No more calling me baby
No more loving like crazy

Till you take me down (take me down)
You better take me down (take me down)
Take me down to the little white church
Take me down (take me down) take me down (take me down)
Take me down to the little white church
Take me down

You can’t ride this gravy train
Anymore, anyway
There’s a price for keeping me
I might be cheap, but I ain’t free
No more calling me baby
No more loving like crazy

Till you take me down (take me down)
You better take me down (take me down)
Take me down to the little white church
Take me down (take me down) take me down (take me down)
Take me down to the little white church
Take me down

Come on

Charming devil, silver tongue
Had your fun, now you’re done
Mama warned me ’bout your games
She don’t like you anyway

No more calling me baby
No more loving like crazy
No more chicken and gravy
Ain’t gonna have your baby

Till you take me down (take me down)
You better take me down (take me down)
Take me down to the little white church
Take me down (take me down)
You better take me down (take me down)
Take me down to the little white church
Take me down to the little white church (take me down)
Take me down (take me down to the little white church)
Take me down (take me down)
You better take me down (you better take me down)
Take me down to the little white church
Take me down (take me down)
You better take me down (take me down)
Take me down to the little white church
Take me down (take me down)
You better take me down (take me down)
Take me down to the little white church
Take me down to the little white church, take me down to the little white church

Credit: Screen capture via YouTube.com.

Engagement Ring Lost While Baking Cookies Turns Up 50+ Years Later During Kitchen Renovation

Herman’s Hermits were on the radio, Lyndon B. Johnson was in The White House and Audrey Musgrove was on her hands and knees looking for an engagement ring she would never find in the kitchen of her brand new home in Sully, Iowa.

The year was 1965, and the young mom had taken off her bridal jewelry prior to mixing up a batch of cookies with her son. She had placed the rings against the backsplash, but when she returned later to retrieve the rings, the engagement ring was gone.

If the ring had fallen from the backsplash, it had to be in the kitchen — somewhere — but despite hours of searching, Audrey and husband, Don, came up empty.

“We hunted everywhere, but didn’t find it,” Audrey told hometownpressia.com. “We had no way to know for sure, and removing cabinets at the time didn’t seem logical.”

She accepted the harsh reality that the engagement ring was likely gone forever.

She did joke, though, that 100 years from now somebody would be tearing down the house and maybe they’d find the ring.

More than 50 years passed and the Musgroves, in 2016, moved into a new Sully home more suited to their senior lifestyle. She has worn the wedding band every day for 59 years, but never replaced the engagement ring.

Earlier this year, the new owners of the Musgrove home, George and Kimberley Mould, embarked on a total kitchen renovation. When they removed the island cabinet, a pristine engagement ring winked up at them. The startled homeowners contacted their real estate agent, who, in turn, tracked down the Musgroves. Audrey provided a detailed description of the missing ring, and the real estate agent confirmed it was hers.

“I had asked about picking the ring up, and since [the Moulds] were at the house working, they said to ‘Come on over,’” Audrey Musgrove told hometownpressia.com. “We both went to the house to get it. We were so excited, and I think they were also excited as Kimberley gave me a big hug when she handed me the ring. It was in perfect condition!”

Audrey Musgrove is still having trouble wrapping her head around the fact that her engagement ring is back on her finger.

“I still can’t believe it and have to look at it every once in a while to believe it is really there,” she said.

Credits: Screen captures via kcci.com.

Graff’s $53M Purchase Reunites 1,109-Carat Lesedi La Rona With Her 373-Carat Sibling

British billionaire and diamantaire Laurence Graff paid $53 million for the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona, the largest gem-quality rough diamond discovered in more than a century. Graff’s purchase marks the poignant reunion of two of the world’s largest and most high-profile diamonds. You see, Graff had already paid $17.5 million for the 373.72-carat “chunk” that fractured from her sibling during the mining process.

Lucara Diamond Corp. and Graff closed the deal with a handshake after more than a year of negotiations. The 79-year-old founder of Graff Diamonds had purchased Lesedi La Rona’s smaller sibling at Lucara’s Exceptional Stone Tender in May. That price was $46,827 per carat, just slightly lower than the $47,777 per-carat price paid for Lesedi La Rona.

“We are thrilled and honored to become the new custodians of this incredible diamond,” noted Graff in a statement. “Our highly skilled team of master craftsmen will draw on many years of experience of crafting the most important diamonds, working night and day to ensure that we do justice to this remarkable gift from Mother Nature.”

What the tennis-ball-sized Lesedi La Rona will ultimately yield after the cutting and polishing process is still a mystery.

“The stone will tell us its story. It will dictate how it wants to be cut and we will take the utmost care to respect its exceptional properties,” Graff added. “This is a momentous day in my career, and I am privileged to be given the opportunity to honor the magnificent natural beauty of the Lesedi La Rona.”

The largest gem-quality rough diamond of all time is the 3,106-carat Cullinan Diamond. It was discovered in South Africa in 1905 and eventually cut into nine major pieces and 96 smaller brilliant-cut diamonds. The largest of the polished diamonds, the Great Star of Africa, weighed 530.4 carats and is now part of the British Crown Jewels.

Back in June of 2016, Lucara Diamond Corp. was confident that Lesedi La Rona, which means “our light” in Botswana’s Tswana language, would fetch at least $70 million when it went under the hammer during a stand-alone sale at Sotheby’s London.

The diamond went unsold when bidding stalled at $61 million. Then, in the summer of 2017, Lucara officials lamented that Lesedi La Rona might be “too big to sell” and contemplated slicing it into smaller parcels.

At first blush, it appears as if Graff made a great deal at $53 million. By comparison, the 813-carat Constellation — also sourced from Lucara’s Karowe mine in Botswana and nearly 300 carats lighter — sold for $63 million in May of 2016. In fact, Lesedi La Rona, the Constellation and the Graff “chunk” were all found within 72 hours of one another in November of 2015.

All three stone are rated Type IIa, the purest of all diamonds because they are composed solely of carbon with virtually no trace elements in the crystal lattice.

Graff is no stranger to the world of magnificent diamonds. In 2006, he bought the 603-carat uncut Lesotho Promise for $12.4 million. Also among his treasures are the D-flawless 102.79-carat Graff Constellation, the 118-carat vivid fancy yellow Delaire Sunrise diamond and the internally flawless 23.88-carat Graff Pink.

Credits: Images courtesy of Graff Diamonds, Lucara Diamond Corp.

NJ Officer Searches Breakdown Lane — on His Own Time — to Find Engagement Ring of Young Bride-to-Be

A police officer with a heart of gold searched the breakdown lane of Route 4 in New Jersey — on his own time — to find the engagement ring of a young bride-to-be.

Kimberly Garcia had lost her ring while changing a flat tire on the side of the busy highway in northern New Jersey, but didn’t realize it had slipped off until she got home on Sunday. The distraught 27-year-old, whose wedding is set for August 2018, filed a report with the Paramus Police Department and returned to the scene the same day with a group of officers.

Despite their best efforts, they were unable to find the ring.

Obviously moved by Garcia’s plight, Officer Jon Henderson was not ready to give up the search. On Monday, he returned to Route 4 during his free patrol time and meticulously scoured the breakdown lane where Garcia had been.

Before long, the officer had successfully located the ring and returned it to an ever-grateful Garcia.

The Paramus Police Department posted a photo of the officer and Garcia, whose brilliant smile reflects just how happy she is to have her engagement ring back on her finger.

The caption reads, in part, “The Paramus Police Department is ecstatic that Officer Jon Henderson was able to recover the lost engagement ring of Kimberly Garcia.”

The post earned 1,300 Likes, 113 Comments and 43 Shares on Facebook.

Noted Facebook user Don Pierce, “Awesome job! No surprise here. Paramus PD is a class outfit.”

Added Michael Dalton, “Excellent job!! Way to go above & beyond!!”

Bringing an amusing perspective to the story was Chris Balutis, who wrote, “I don’t know which is more impressive. That he took the extra time to locate her ring or that she was changing her own flat on the side of Route 4!”

Credit: Image courtesy of Paramus Police Department.

KC Man Who Fumbled Ring Into Pond Earns a Redo on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ AND Gets Original Ring Back

The forlorn boyfriend who famously fumbled an engagement ring into the pond at Kansas City’s Loose Park earned a redo on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday. Seth Dixon got to propose to Ruth Salas in front of a national TV audience on a set that mimicked the wooden footbridge where the original proposal took place.

The redo came as a complete surprise for the couple, who thought that they were being invited to Los Angeles by ABC to be interviewed on 20/20. That all was a ruse to get the couple to attend the taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where the host invited them onto the stage. He recounted their story and showed the original “oops” video, where — in mid proposal — the engagement ring flies out of the ring box, bounces on the bridge decking and falls through the slats into the murky pond below. Despite the valiant efforts of the couple and many friends, the ring could not be found.

The video went viral and triggered scads of proposal-gone-wrong headlines around the world.

Kimmel didn’t only provide the venue for the high-profile redo, but also made sure the couple had a new engagement ring. The ring, presented by celebrity jeweler Neil Lane, featured an oval-cut center stone accented by 100 smaller diamonds in a halo setting.

Dixon’s redo proposal went off without a hitch.

“We’ve been together for four years,” he said. “You’re the love of my life. We’ve had ups and downs, and we’ve gotten through it all. We know this day’s been coming for a long time. And I love you. I want to spend the rest of my life with you.”

Then it got down on one knee.

“Will you marry me?”

“Yes,” Salas said.

What the ABC studio audience didn’t know at the time of the taping was that back at Loose Park in Kansas City, metal-detector enthusiast Michael Long had successfully pulled the original ring from the mucky bottom of the pond. The resident of Springfield, Mo., had seen the couple’s viral video on Facebook and made the 170-mile trip to Loose Park three separate times to dive for the ring.

“I wanted to make sure they got it back before somebody else found it and had the opportunity to not give it back,” Long told Kansas City TV station KSHB.

Dixon, an Uber driver, and Salas, a substitute teacher, got word of the good news while they were in California and told the producers of 20/20 that the ring was found.

Dixon described the events on his Facebook page…

“Throughout the week, we [had] been in constant communication with 20/20 and they have been made aware that we found the ring, but it wasn’t in our possession yet,” he wrote. “We have been completely honest with them during this entire process. Even with them knowing everything, they still decided to bless us with a new ring. After the show, we again mentioned the ring situation. They again said they wanted us to keep the new ring! All of the staff at Jimmy Kimmel Live! have been AMAZING and we are so thankful for them! They have been nothing but a blessing to us!”

Dixon also acknowledged the kindness and tireless efforts of a complete stranger.

“A BIG THANKS to Michael Long for offering his services to help us find the original ring!” he wrote. “We truly appreciate you going out of your way to find our ring and returning it to us. Many people searched for the ring, but you are the one who found it. We greatly appreciate your service! We recommend Michael to everyone as a professional treasure hunter! Thank you again!”

The couple plans to wed on October 21 and it’s still not clear whether Salas will be wearing the original ring or the new one provided by the show.

Check out the video of Dixon’s “redo” proposal on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. And, yes, Dixon and Salas happen to be wearing the same outfits (right down to the shoes) from the original “oops” video.

Screen captures via YouTube.com/Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Facebook.com/Staci Dabney’s Photography. Recovered ring via Facebook/Seth Dixon.

Music Friday: Coldplay’s Chris Martin Learns He Doesn’t Have to Possess Achilles’ Gold to Get a Shot at True Love

Hey, it’s Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. When “Something Just Like This” was released earlier this year, the lyric video set a YouTube record with more than 9 million views in 24 hours. To date, that video has been seen an astonishing 686 million times.

A collaboration of The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” uses a precious metal reference to tell the story of a young man who discovers that he doesn’t have to possess superhuman qualities to get a shot at true love.

In the first verse, Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin compares himself to legendary heroes and faces the harsh reality that he doesn’t stack up.

He sings, “I’ve been reading books of old / The legends and the myths / Achilles and his gold / Hercules and his gifts / Spiderman’s control / And Batman with his fists / And clearly I don’t see myself upon that list.”

Fortunately for him, his girlfriend is logical, level-headed and more realistic about what is really important in a relationship.

Martin sings her response, “I’m not looking for somebody / With some superhuman gifts / Some superhero / Some fairytale bliss / Just something I can turn to / Somebody I can kiss / I want something just like this.”

Written by members of both The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” became an international sensation when it was released in February of 2017. The song charted in 38 countries, and topped out in #3 spots on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Hot 100 lists.

Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers told New Musical Express (NME) how the song magically came together during a studio session.

“We found some chords that everyone loved and then Chris plugged a mic into the PA in the studio and freestyled for an hour. This song was the result,” Taggart said. “We’ve never seen a song written in such a stream of conscious. It’s hard to maintain your identity when working with such an established artist, but we feel this song is a great balance between both us and Coldplay.”

The song was released by both bands. It was the second single from The Chainsmokers’ debut album Memories… Do Not Open. A live version, recorded in Tokyo, appeared as the first single from Coldplay’s Kaleidoscope EP.

“Something Just Like This” was premiered with a remarkable live performance at the 2017 BRIT Awards. The video of that performance has earned more than 27 million views on YouTube and can be seen below. Here are the lyrics if you’d like to sing along…

“Something Just Like This”
Written by Andrew Taggart, Guy Berryman, Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion. Performed by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay.

I’ve been reading books of old
The legends and the myths
Achilles and his gold
Hercules and his gifts
Spiderman’s control
And Batman with his fists
And clearly I don’t see myself upon that list

But she said, where’d you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I’m not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss

I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo
Oh, I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo
Oh, I want something just like this
I want something just like this

I’ve been reading books of old
The legends and the myths
The testaments they told
The moon and its eclipse
And Superman unrolls
A suit before he lifts
But I’m not the kind of person that it fits

She said, where’d you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I’m not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can miss

I want something just like this
I want something just like this

Oh, I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo,
Oh, I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo

Where’d you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I’m not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss
I want something just like this

Oh, I want something just like this
Oh, I want something just like this
Oh, I want something just like this

Credit: Screen capture via YouTube.com.