Tungsten Wedding Bands

TungstenTungsten, or tungsten carbide (the most common alloy of the few types) is a great choice for a band because it is extremely durable and affordable over other metals commonly used such as gold, platinum, and silver. As a comparison, tungsten carbide is five times stronger than stainless steel. It will hold up against strong pressure, retaining its shape, until enough pressure is applied to break it (more…)

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Traditional Tiara Modernized

Kate MiddletonIt has been a long known tradition for the brides of a royal wedding to wear a decadent tiara down the aisle. Even in modern times, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, wore the Queen of England’s Halo Tiara by Cartier next to her hubby, Duke of Cambridge, Prince William.

However last summer Olympic swimmer, Charlene Wittstock, married Prince Albert of Monaco in a spectacular wedding set in beautiful (more…)

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The Tiffany Yellow Diamond

The Tiffany Yellow Diamond is one of the largest yellow diamonds of its calibre in known existence. At its discovery in 1877 in the Kimberly Mines in South Africa –which notoriously yield many of the world’s highest quality colored diamonds- it weighed a total of 287.42 carats. It was shipped to Paris shortly after, where it spent a year being studied by various experts. The man assigned to supervise (more…)

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Cultured Pearls

PearlsThe best-loved gems of all time. What are pearls? Pearl is a hard object produced by a living shelled mollusk. Pearls are formed naturally over time by nature but with the high in demand for them natural pearls are very rare and expensive. Therefore with the help of technology and researches, pearls can be farmed. There are two types of pearls, natural and cultured pearls.

Natural pearls are known (more…)

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Gift from the Sun

CitrineA moderate price and attractive color with good wearability is the best combination for many customers. Citrine is any quartz crystal or cluster that is yellow or orange in color. It is also the birthstone for the month of November since 1912.

Citrine is actually a rare form of quartz, and in present day, almost all citrine found are heat-treated amethyst. Quartz gems can accommodate any person’s (more…)

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Annual Hong Kong Jewelry Design Show

Beautiful, unique and innovative; these are only a few words to describe the pieces of jewelry created for the annual Hong Kong Jewelry Design Competition (HKTDC). The 13th Annual HKTDC has chosen its winners, and will display them at the 29th Annual Hong Kong International Jewelry Show which is underway starting February 16-20, located at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.

In the competition, (more…)

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Grammy Glamour

The 2012 Grammys Awards recently was an event to remember. From the outlandish performances from stars such as Nicki Minaj, and memorable speeches like the one from LL Cool J regarding the late Whitney Houston. Nevertheless, the wardrobes and jewelry worn by the celebrities is always the most crazed about factor of any Red Carpet event.Rihanna

This year an array of dresses and jewelry pieces were outstanding (more…)

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The Star Of India

Star Of IndiaNo, not a famous Bollywood actress. The Star of India is a 563.35 carat star sapphire, among the largest of its kind in the world.

While the size of the gemstone alone is quite impressive, its’ name is derived from the literal meaning – in certain lights, the shape of a star can be seen in its depths. Why are they not well known? It is for the fact that naturally occurring star gemstones are so (more…)

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Endless Possibilities Of Pearls

Although the dramatic death of Princess Diana has passed many years ago, memories of her still live upon us. A tribute to her, the Mall of America is hosting a “Diana: A Celebration” exhibit, which will feature the gown Diana worn in her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981. The dress that is called one of the most closely guarded secrets in fashion history will now to display for thousands of people (more…)

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Million Dollar Headphones

Diamonds DreIn Madonna’s material world, anything and everything you can imagine can be bought. During the Super Bowl halftime show this past weekend, she performed with the popular party anthem duo LMFAO, with SkyBlu rocking a set of exclusive Beats by Dre headphones – worth a cool $1 million.

The headphones are a special collaboration between Beats by Dre and jewelry house Graff Diamonds, who crafted 114 (more…)

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