Diamond Fun Facts

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Diamonds are all about Cut, Clarity, Color, and Carat. And diamonds are the birthstone for the April born.  Read on to discover fun facts associated with the hardest rock on Earth.

Origin of the Word Diamond

The word diamond originated from the Greek word “Adamas” that means “indestructible” and “unconquerable”.

Multi-Hued Splendor

Diamonds are usually pale yellow to colorless, but can also be naturally brown, blue, green, orange, red, pink and black.

Fiery Ice

The Greeks believed that diamonds broke away from stars and fell on earth. However, we now know that diamonds found on earth incubate under intense heat and pressure 90 to 120 miles below earth and are delivered to us through volcanic eruptions. No wonder, it takes about 6420F to melt these pure carbon crystals!

Born out of Dirt

To produce a single one carat diamond, about 250 tons of earth has to be mined. Botswana, Russia, and Canada are the world’s largest diamond mines.

This Aged Beauty

Diamonds are almost as old as our beloved planet. The Earth is believed to be 4.5 billion years old and the oldest diamonds are estimated to be 3.3 billion years old.

Diamonds and Love

Cupid’s arrows had diamond studded tips according to ancient Roman belief, fostering the earliest association of diamonds and love. The first known use of diamonds for engagement ring happened in 1477 when Archduke Maxmillian of Austria gave Mary of Burgundy a gold ring with an M spelt out with diamonds.

Star Studded

Scientists have discovered and named a star Lucy after the Beatles song “Lucy in the sky with diamonds”. This star is basically a diamond of ten billion trillion trillion carats.

The Diamond Rush

Tourists and locals alike flock to the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas – the only dig-for-free diamond mine open to public. Since 1906, more than 70,000 diamonds have been discovered in this open mine including the 40 + carat “Uncle Sam” diamond.

Largest Diamond

Discovered in 1905 in South Africa, the Cullinan diamond weighed 3106 carats. Cut into 9 large and 100 small diamonds, the three largest crystals of the original Cullinan are on display at the Tower of London as part of the Crown Jewels.

Like ‘em or love ‘em, diamonds are surely a thing of beauty that lasts forever. And when you wear our diamond jewelry that’s made out of ethically sourced, conflict free diamonds, you make a dazzling statement of your evolved values.

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Jewelry Gifts for your Cinderella

After the success of Frozen, there’s yet another princess fairy tale, Cinderella, in cinemas mid-March to enchant that little girl of yours or the little girl in you. And what’s better way to celebrate the magic and your little girl who’s all sugar n spice and everything nice with our picks of Cinderella inspired top jewelry gifts and related accessories for her.

 

Because every princess deserves a jewelry organizer for her baubles, here’s a fun girlie jewelry armoire that’ll keep her busy organizing and dressing up like Cinderella for hours on end.

Bring on the magic with this petite rose gold fairy pendant for good luck.

She’ll look pretty as a picture with this bow shaped diamond earrings studs in sterling silver.

Dancing like Cinderella at the Ball is this sterling silver dancing diamond pendant that’s sure to charm.

 

Spark her imagination with these butterfly earrings in pink sapphire and diamonds set in 14k white gold.

Here’s another musical ballerina jewelry box that’s sure to catch her fancy.

 

Let her personality blossom with this flower pendant necklace with diamond in sterling silver.

If you’ve enjoyed viewing our selection of Cinderella jewelry and accessories for your daughter, niece, grand-daughter, do return to this blog page for other jewelry updates in future.

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St. Patrick’s Day Jewelry Picks

There are many reasons to rejoice that St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. A day to wear green, crawl pubs with abandon, cheer at parades…in short celebrate anything and everything Irish! Whatever way you plan to celebrate this festival, which also heralds the onset of spring, make sure you do it in style with our picks of jewelry, inspired by St. Patrick’s Day.  Tip your hat to all things Irish with our wide selection of Claddagh, Celtic, and clover themed jewelry. It’s also a great time of year to step out in classy, good ol’ emerald jewelry.

Claddagh Rings

Celtic Rings

Clover Jewelry

Emerald Jewelry

We hope you enjoyed viewing our Irish inspired jewelry and emerald fashion jewelry that’s sure to put you on trend this St. Patrick’s Day! Be sure to visit this blog page for other jewelry ideas and stories.

 

 

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Pantone Fashion Colors for Fall 2015

February is about love, Oscars and Fashion Week in New York.  A big month for fashion and a peek into changing looks and designs, Fashion Week also marks the time when Pantone releases its take on the ‘evolving color landscape’ of Fall ’15.

This year’s fall color palette selection is an ode to the historic era from the jazz age 1920s to the bohemian 1970s, with most of the color choices being very gender neutral. Read on for our jewelry picks in Pantone’s fall colors that you’ll want to grab up to be that trendy belle or beau of the ball.

1. Cashmere Rose

An upscale hue of pink that fuses the ‘60s favorite color with a modern twist.

2. Dried Herb

An olive green shade that’s closely related to nature.

3. Cadmium Orange

A nod to the ‘60s and ‘70s that evokes a sentiment of optimism, fun and fantasy.

4. Desert Sage

A neutral shade of cool and soothing greenish gray.

5. Stormy Weather

A bluish gray shade that looks like the sky on an overcast day.

6. Amethyst Orchid

A color that’s definitely bold, creative, exciting and unique.

7. Oak Buff

Golden yellow shade that brings hope and cheer like the sun after stormy weather.

8. Marsala (Color of the Year)

A wine inspired reddish brown hue that spells sophistication.

9. Biscay Bay

Bluish green shade like the soothing, tropical sea water.

10. Reflecting Pond

Cooling deep shade of blue.

 

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February Crazy Jewelry Stories

February is a month of love, Oscars, and incidentally some crazy jewelry stories.

Oscar Fever

  • This year, Lupita Nyong’o makes Oscar news for the wrong reason. The gown she wore at this year’s gala was encrusted with 6000 white pearls that people believed were genuine Akoya pearls. A few days after, the gown was stolen from her hotel room. While the manhunt for the burglar was on, he/she returned it reporting that the pearls are fake!
  • This year’s Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris apparently changed five watches during the course of the evening!

This Swim Champ’s Fiancé is a Real Gem

Michael Phelps got engaged to a former beauty pageant winner, Nicole Johnson, who also happens to hold a professional certificate in jewelry from GIA.

An Amethyst to Life Up spirits

His mom gave him a rock with amethyst crystals that (he believed) had special powers. This 12 year old believed that when he held it, it rid him of sadness and fear. At a jeweler’s store after his mother’s untimely passing away, the store manager could not ignore the sad little boy clutching the crystal. Hearing the story, the jeweler agreed to convert that stone into a necklace for the boy, at no charge.

Once Upon a Time, These Crown Jewels Cleaned Drains 

An upcoming science fair in the UK, will showcase replicas of the Crown Jewels. Now what’s crazy about it, you may ask. Just that scientists took drain cleaners and other household products, subjected them to high heat and voila….created synthetic crystals of spinel, corundum and so forth. These crystals were cut and set in jewelry casings like their precious gemstone counterparts!

The Stew with the Extra Crunch

A Massachusetts policeman diner discovered something extra crunchy in his seafood stew. What he found was a 6.22 carat purple pearl. This rare pearl is expected to fetch $15,000 at an auction.

Now Jewels Have a New Spot to Deck Up

Models walked the ramp at the Rodarte spring fashion show wearing thin lines of crystals beneath their eyes. Fashion pundits bemusedly wonder if under-lash jewelry can become a real trend for 2015.

This Boxing Champ Loves to Splurge on Jewelry

Remember how boxing champ Floyd Mayweather went jewelry shopping in Dec ’14 and spent a quarter of a million dollars? He did it again in February ’15, spending $685,000 on more than a dozen jewelry items in a New York jewelry store.

Drone Delivered Engagement Ring

When rock singer, Wang Feng proposed to actress Zhang Ziyi, a London jeweler got the 9.15 carat diamond engagement ring delivered by a drone.

 

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