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The Mysterious Of Diamonds

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The word, “diamond,” comes from the Greek and literally means “unbreakable,” an appropriate name for the hardest naturally occurring substance in the world. They were probably first mined in India anywhere from 3,000 to 6,000 years ago. Today, they are mined all over the world: from Russia, South Africa, to North America and Australia. Improved technology and shaping methods have meant that diamonds are more valued than ever before; for wedding rings, earrings, pendants, and bracelets to suit every occasion.

World Famous Diamonds

* The Great Star of Africa is the largest cut diamond in the world at 530.2 carats. Is set into the Royal Scepter and part of the British Crown Jewels. The Star Africa Diamond weighs 106 grams.
* The Koh-I-Noor (“Mountain of Light”), at 105.6 carats, has a long and interesting history, steeped in legend. First mentioned in writing in 1304, it has passed from the hands of Mughal and Persian rulers to Queen Victoria during the Indian colonial era, and is now also part of the British Crown Jewels.
* The Excelsior was the second largest diamond to have been discovered at 970 carats befor being cut into 10 diamonds.
* The Regent is relatively small in comparison to other famous diamonds, weighing 140.50 carats, but is distinguished by its perfect cut and clarity.

Diamonds challenged status in many cultures when it comes to prestige, glamour, beauty and quality. They are seen as a long-term investment in some countries, but everywhere, their startling beauty expresses a distinctive sophistication. Only 20 per cent of diamonds are used for jewellery. The remaining 80 per cent are used for industrial purposes. Diamonds come in five natural colours: white, yellow, blue, pink and champagne, with white diamonds being the most common and often the most sought-after. The clearer the white diamond, the more valuable it is. Yellow diamonds range from pale yellow to a deep rich yellow. Blue diamonds are also popular, ranging from a pale sky blue to indigo. Champagne diamonds range from a light, almost bronze shade to deep gold. Pink diamond rings can be 10 to 100 times the price of white diamond rings though jewellery made with other coloured diamonds are generally less expensive than white diamonds.

Looking For a Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

The engagement ring is considered as valuable and treasured piece of jewelry. It is a symbol of your love and this is why couples prefer diamond engagement ring. Diamond engagement rings should be selected very carefully so that the ring can satisfy the recipient for whole life. There are variety of diamond engagement rings such as solitaire, vintage, three stone ring and many others. But the best way to show your true love is by purchasing a diamond engagement ring with matching wedding bands. Here are few points which will help you in finding the perfect engagement ring.

What’s her style in jewelry? Observe her jewelry tastes. Weather she prefer traditional or contemporary. You can get many designs in engagement rings. The cut is also important. There are round cuts, princess, oval, marquise, square, pear-shaped and heart shaped diamond rings. Round diamonds are very popular. Clusters of diamonds are also available as opposed to the solitaire diamond ring. For cut you must consider the size of her hand. If she has small hands, a wide band and bold style will make her hand look even smaller.

Color choices. You will get variety of color options in engagement rings. To choose the one which will suit her you can see the type of jewelry she wears. Silver, white gold and yellow gold are the popular diamond ring metals. You must find out that if she has any skin allergies to certain metals. But if you have no idea then you can go for diamond engagement ring that would blend well with her other jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, pendants and bracelets.

Get the right size. Before buying the ring you must take the size of her left ring finger. And if you want it to keep secret then ask her relative or friend to find out for you.

Get a practical engagement ring. Choose a simple ring because she will wear this everyday for many years to come. Think of her lifestyle. If she lives a very active lifestyle then choose a ring with a low profile to avoid it from loosing and destroying.

You can buy diamond engagement rings and other diamond jewelry including rings, earrings, necklaces and many more from online jewelry stores. You will find free shipping, discounted prices and deals which can be difficult to beat. You can also compare the prices and find the best one, do not settle for anything less than exactly what you want for the price that fits your need.

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