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Posted on Tue, Feb 05, 2013 07:41

More rare than a colorless diamond, a fancy color diamond is truly the most brilliant and exotic stone that comes from earth. The Natural Color Diamond Association is the world's leading authority for natural fancy color diamonds.
 
fancy intense yellow-orange diamondfancy light green diamondThe creation of a natural color diamond is nothing short of a miracle. In addition to the extreme conditions that must be present for a diamond to form inside the Earth, minute amounts of trace elements must also interact with the carbon atoms to permanently alter the color. It is estimated that a diamond has only a 1 in 10,000 chance of possessing any natural color, regardless of the spectral hue, which makes any fancy colored diamond a true natural wonder.

Fancy Orange Pink DiamondClarity grades can be assigned to fancy colored diamonds the same way as diamonds in the colorless range, however, clarity is not one of the most important factors in determining the value of natural color diamond. It is a consideration in the valuation, but not a critical factor. In other words, a natural color diamond with deeper color and lower clarity is considered more desirable than one with lighter color and higher clarity. Often times, the unaided eye cannot detect inclusions in a fancy colored diamond because these characteristics blend in with the diamond’s color.

Cut is also not considered a critical factor in valuating a natural color diamond, since the diamond is typically fashioned to enhance the color as much as possible while retaining the maximum amount of weight from the rough crystal. This practice lends itself to brilliant cut styles, as opposed to step-faceted, with deeper cut proportions and thicker girdles on finished diamonds. The most common shapes found in large fancy colored diamonds are radiant cuts and cushion cuts. fancy light blue diamondThough rounds are by far the most popular shape for diamonds in the colorless range, fancy colored diamonds do not hold color as well in this shape. Premium-Ideal cut proportions in rounds can improve the “face-up” color of a diamond in the normal range, but will actually cause the strength of the color in a fancy colored diamond to appear weaker due to the way light performs.


Strength of Color




Diamonds in the colorless (D-Z) range usually decrease in value as the color becomes more apparent. The opposite is true with fancy-colored diamonds. In fact, the single most important value factor that affects the rarity of a fancy colored diamond is color. Fancy-colored diamonds are found in nearly every color of the rainbow. Red, green, purple, and orange are the rarest colors, followed by pink and blue. Yellow and brown are the most common fancy colors; therefore, they are the most affordable. Aside from the spectral hue, the purity and strength of the color also affect rarity.

Hue refers to the dominant color of the stone, such as pink, blue, or yellow. There can also be modifiers, or tints, which impart more than one color to a stone. For instance, a purplish-pink diamond indicates a stone with a principal pink hue and a slight purple tint. If no modifiers or tints exist in a stone, then the hue is said to be pure.

Tone refers to how much lightness or darkness a stone appears to retain. The range of tones goes from light to dark.

Saturation describes the strength or intensity of the hue. The saturation of light diamonds can very from pastel to vivid and intense. Dark diamonds can range from dark to deep.

Fancy Yellow Diamonds
Light to vivid yellow diamonds are found in different countries. The saturation of color is dependent upon the amount of nitrogen present.  The largest and most saturated yellows have been discovered primarily in South Africa. These include the largest known yellow diamond, the Red Cross, which weighs 205.07 carats, and features a Maltese Cross visible from the top facet.



Fancy Pink Diamonds
Pink diamonds come in a variety of colors, including bubblegum and coral.  There are also brownish and purplish pink diamonds. The Argyle mine in Australia is the only mine in the world that produces a consistent volume.  A whole year of Argyle's intense pink diamond production can be held in the palm of one hand. To put the true rarity of these stones in perspective, of every million carats of rough diamond production at Argyle, only one carat is suitable for sale in its tender.

Fancy Blue Diamonds
Fancy blues range from very light shades through to a steel blue hue, and derive their color from boron impurities.  Due to the presence of boron, some blue diamonds are able to conduct electricity! The Cullinan mine near Pretoria, South Africa is the world's only notable blue diamond producing mine.  The Hope Diamond, arguably the most famous diamond in the world, is a natural fancy blue, weighing 45 carats.  This deep blue diamond is now at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

Fancy Green Diamonds
Only a handful of green diamonds are introduced into the market each year.  Pure green diamonds are valued more than those which are yellowish-green or gray-green.  Fancy green diamonds are sourced from South Africa and other parts of the continent.  The green color comes from being near radioactive sources during formation. This process takes at least a million years to occur, hence their rarity!  The most famous green diamond is the 41 carat Dresden Green Diamond, currently housed at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen in Dresden. (info source: online)



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Posted on Tue, Feb 05, 2013 02:40

Dear Rmac...oh thank you very interesting about that box-thing :-) Why did you ask by the way? :-)



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Posted on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 20:38

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Rmac...hm...thinking outside of the box..wasnt it some business thing about some dots? Please do enlighten me :-)

 



You are correct.  It did have to do with some dots; specifically 9 dots.  See the picture.  The idea was to use a pencil and draw four straight connected lines that meet or go through all nine dots.  If anyone had mentioned thinking outside the box it would have been easier.  However, as presented in graduate school creativity classes that clue was not given. 

 

Anyhow that was the origin of the expression.  Now there are a bunch of “Thinking outside the box” puzzles. 

 

In common use though the expression has come to mean a whole lot more. 

 

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Posted on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 17:00

...some interesting & fun info about some stones....

 Amethyst

I am AMETHYST, handmaiden to the goddess Diana. Many centuries ago, I was caught in bitter quarrel between the gods. Protecting me from the wrath of Bacchus, my goddess transformed me into a transparent crystal. When the quarrel had ceased, Bacchus, filled with remorse, poured a gentle libation of wine over me, covering my body with an elegant violet gown. Wear me as an amulet, I will protect you from intoxication and evil spells. My presence will calm your spirit and give you focus. Amethyst is a beautiful gemstone which symbolized a variety of virtues to the ancients, including piety and humility. Its name is derived from the Greek word "Amethustos," which means "to prevent drunkenness." No wonder the Greeks loved to drink wine from Amethyst cups! Today, Amethyst is found mainly in Brazil, Uruguay, and Zambia

Emerald

I am EMERALD, sacred goddess of the Incas. The ancients gave me to their young women as a talisman to grant them my protection and give them ease in childbirth. Cleopatra has known me well and I have soothed the eyes of Emperor Nero as he watched the Coliseum games. My cool touch will remind you of spring and give you eternal youth. If you honor me and my daughters I will make your true love faithful and smooth the road you travel. Why Emerald? - Emerald has long been regarded as an amulet of good fortune. Emerald is treasured as a gift for May birthdays and a talisman for the sign of Gemini. Emerald is one of the most valuable, and historically one of the most interesting, gemstones. It is known as the Queen of Gems and the gem of queens. Cleopatra's Emerald Mine near the Red Sea in Egypt has been mined since 2000 B.C. According to legend, the wearing of Emerald not only cured a wide range of ailments, including low I.Q., poor eyesight and infertility, but also enabled the wearer to predict the future. Emerald is found mainly in Colombia, Brazil, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Sapphire

I am SAPPHIRE, the world rests upon my shoulders. The ancients have said that the blue of the wide heavens reflects my image; beyond blue my brilliant colors are as varied as the sunrise. I have been a talisman to emperors, saints and sorcerers. I have inspired Buddhist monks to pray and Hindus believe I will unite humanity with the heavenly spheres. Wear me with sincerity for I am a symbol of truth, and I will protect you always. 

Ruby 

I am RUBY, "Ratnaraj," King of Precious Gemstones. Thousands of years ago I was released from the magical egg of Naga, a ferocious dragon from ancient Burma. My eternal flame has adorned the thrones of great royalty the world over. Wear me as an amulet and I will preserve your health, dispel your fears and bring abundant passion to your life. Touch me to the four corners of your land and I will turn away tempests and disaster... your harvests will be plentiful. 

Diamond 

I am DIAMOND, considered an awe-inspiring "symbol" in our culture, I was equally wondrous in ancient times. Though what we know about diamonds belongs more to legend than to fact, the tales exemplify the power of the diamond. In India, I was sometimes set in the eyes of Hindu statues. Monarchs competed with one another for me and the possession of renowned gems, using them as instruments of diplomacy. They wore me as a symbol of status by sewing me into clothing or using me as a sign of power, by decorating their swords and scabbards. Centuries ago, it was also believed that diamonds protected from harm and actually brought luck and success to the wearer, counteracting the effects of unfortunate astrological events and endowing the wearer with charm and the ability to attract others. Plato wrote about diamonds as living beings, embodying celestial spirits. Through the centuries, rings have perpetuated the talismanic role of the diamond. In the Middle Ages and Renaissance period, every ring that was set with a precious stone was not so much a piece of jewelry, but an amulet that conveyed the magic powers of the stone upon the wearer. The diamond acquired its unique status as the ultimate gift of love as far back as the fifteenth century. It was said that Cupid's arrows were tipped with diamonds, which had a magic that nothing else could equal. 

Topaz 

I am TOPAZ, keeper of the flame. As day dissolves into twilight, search the beaches of the Serpent Isle for the glimmer of my golden beacon. I am waiting for you. Look deeply into my eyes and I will reveal all the knowledge of the world. Hold me gently and my security will wash over your soul and cool the frenzy in your mind. Keep me in your home and I will gather up the sunlight and radiate good health to all your family. 

Aquamarine 

I am AQUAMARINE, Neptune's gift to the mermaids. Long ago, my charms protected the ancient mariners as they sailed the vast oceans. Carry me with you on your own journeys and I promise you the same blessings of safety and good fortune. Gaze into my liquid blue eyes when you are away from those you love and I will help you to remember them clearly. As you wed your true love, keep me near and I will give you a marriage filled with happiness. 

Citrine

I am CITRINE, daughter of Amethyst. Deep in the heart of a primordial jungle, as my mother cradled me in her arms, the sun's brilliant rays kissed my face and bestowed on me an aura of golden radiance. Gaze upon my sunny glow and I will banish thoughts of evil from your mind. Wear me as a talisman and I will protect you from the venomous bite of the serpent. At all times, my energy will focus your mind, emotions and intuition into singular harmony. 

Garnet 

I am GARNET, the talisman of warriors. Knights and soldiers the world over have placed their destiny in my hands, trusting that I would protect them from death and injury and that my presence would bring them swift victories and guarantee them tranquility after battle. Dream of me and I will reveal the answers to your questions. Give me to your loved ones and I will bestow upon them loyalty and affection. 

Tourmaline 

I am TOURMALINE, the gemstone of many colors. The flowers in the fields, the birds of the air and the essence of the changing seasons are all encompassed within my many hues. I was the final companion to the last Empress of China, her head gently cradled on my lap as she rests in her eternal sleep. My fingers possess a healing touch. Hold my hand and I will restore your "prana," the vital energy of your soul. Wear me as an amulet and I will bring to you both friends and lovers. 

Peridot

I am PERIDOT, born from the tears of Pele, divine Hawaiian goddess of the volcano. My mystical powers have been summoned by Egyptian priests in their ancient rites. My presence helped to gain the pleasure of their gods. As time passed, crusading knights held me forth as a symbol of wisdom and purity. Some have even called me "heavenly stone," for my presence has been discovered in meteorites fallen from the night sky. Cherish me and I will give you courage and bring you great wealth. My gentle touch will brush away your unpleasant thoughts and ease your moments of solitude. (source: online)


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Posted on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 16:10

Rmac...hm...thinking outside of the box..wasnt it some business thing about some dots? Please do enlighten me :-)

 


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Posted on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 16:06

Rmac...this is some info;

 

 

Studies show that blue is the most unseen color in nature and the combination of the most valuable natural crystal, fortunate enough to encounter boron particles during its enigmatic birth (boron is the element which causes the blue color in a diamond) creates with no doubt the most desirable colored gem throughout history, auction sales and today's market.



In recent years, fancy color diamonds, especially the larger and rarer ones (typically with an individual price tag of $500,000 and above) have emerged as a unique and attractive investment opportunity.



Supply of natural fancy color diamonds has been diminishing over the past six years while demand for fancy color diamonds has been steadily growing...





 

 

 

 

 


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Posted on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 16:00

Im sure all will be well...especially if your name IS BeWell my dearest ;-)

 

Star sapphires are nice :-)

 

I dont own one of those...but..one funny story is that I was speaking to a dealer in some country somewhere ;-)

 

...and he showed me a collection of sapphires and in one package he had some very nice star ones..but that wasnt what I was looking for so..then...just after opening that package of starries he opened the case with the sapphire (an original blue, not star) of 44(!!) carats...and that one I bought right and there..so maybe seeing the starries first was a lucky sign?

 

That sapphire I went on designing into an amazing bracelet setting, surrounded by amazing diamonds..

 

Hm...one should not underestimate the amount of travels, work etc it takes to make one excellent piece of jewelry :-) or even to find the perfect stone.

 

(This pic shows a star sapphire, as you can see on getting the light the star arises, dear BeWell)


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Posted on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 15:55

Wait up waaaaait a sec..here Ive been busy all week..and return just to ..oh...hmmm...sense some...birdie birdie love potential on here, on this selfproclaimed online island of love...or what you cuuuute two! Send me a private in case you want me to further some contact info to the other one..I will be your mathcmaker only if you invite me to your wedding and show me the...the...diamond ;-)


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Posted on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 15:49

Dakota oh what?? Im not a flawless diamond??? Now I will be sad. ;-)))

 

hehe...cute story and I do agree...you should look that man up and INVEST in that diamond..as this is not just a ´jewelry item its an investment..I would say the best in the world..at least it cant be burnet or accidented down as a house a car or even an aintique item...so go for i!

 

 

Well...sad story but Im sure the best in life is till to come...so I hope that will cure any borken spirits...

 

BeWell...oh...interesting..its a nice thing crystals..used for some therapy by some people who believe in the power of such stones...The Ancients believed that clear quartz was water from the heavens that the gods had frozen into eternal ice. This belief continued to exist as late as the 16th century when even scientists believed that crystals  was fossilized ice....interesting hobby...:-)


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Posted on Sat, Feb 02, 2013 22:55

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Oh Bewel you are beautiful...offcourse you deserve diamonds from a dear man (other than you father)...im sure that time is in you cards...maybe by just expressing your desire publically on here there might be a jewelry that have some wish-granting power amongst all this royal things which will project your man and the diamond with him to soon knock on you life door...attraction...so many powers roaming that we cant see...yeah a diamonds glow has much more to it than just being a diamond..if you study its sparkles in the sun...and offciurse they are forever hence it portays the wishful dreams of a girl for her relashionship i guess :-) Yeah you have good taste..nice fav choices :-)



Thank you for the encouragement, worldmind. Maybe I'll wish upon my star sapphire for that to happen. ;-D

 

I also like diamonds for their virbrational frequency, and crystals too. I've done crystal digging in the state of Arkansas in the South Central USA. Some of them I harvested are quite large (as big as a cantelope, and I found many tiny and medium sized ones too. The crystal mines sell them to computer companies and allows the public to have the leftovers for a small price.  

 

I would post photos, but unfortunately my crystals are in storage while I'm temporarily living and working in St. Louis, Missouri in the Central USA. I'll try to post an example photo similar to some of mine. I miss them. Used to display them in a lighted cabinet along with some beautiful antique crystal bowls I own too................ BeWell


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BeWell and wishing you only the best ! ..................;-D

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Posted on Fri, Feb 01, 2013 08:03

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rMac,

 

I love the beauty and sparkle of blue diamonds.  They have always caught my eye, reminding me of the ocean I love so much.  Some other gems have been mistaken for them but once you have seen a blue diamond that is a medium tone, they are hard to not recognize....you fall in love, at least I have.  Their not cheap, your right. 

They say you can get them at a better price in St Thomas, but a friend of mine was just there and didn't feel it was a bargain.  I saw a blue diamond ring in a flea market setting in downtown Seattle by Pikes Market, it was stunning and a great price, wish I hadn't passed it by.  For the price, it was worth it.

 

Mtnsunny



I like them too.  Just to be clear, only as decoration on a lady’s hand.  Does not look as though I will need too many.

 

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Posted on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 23:09

Quoting Mtnsunny:

Dakota,

That was a beautiful compliment to "some of you", any woman would feel very blessed to have a man like you as their husband.  From what I have read that you have wrote, you seem like a great catch.  Have you ever posted a picture?  I thought I had seen one a long time ago but maybe I'm wrong.  I believe anything that you would give to represent your love to that special woman, she would be thrilled.  Even if it's not that perfect diamond, because you would be perfect in her eyes. 

 

I think you should buy it, you never know!  How often do you find a perfect diamond?

The guy flying with diamonds, maybe he was the "Shane" owner.  If that doesn't make sense, we have a Jewelry Company in Denver called the "Shane Company".  He flys all over finding the best diamonds, at least that is what the ad on TV said.  Maybe business was slow and had to teach part time.  LOL

 



Gosh Mtnsunny, You made me blush.  Thank you so much for the compliments.  I don't post a photo because I am very self critical, take horrible photos, and am somewhat private.  I don't think I ever had a photo posted, but my memory could be failing me.  I may put one up a little later...I've had several people ask for one. 

 

You know, next time I see the guy with the "flawless diamond" if he's still alive (I doubt it), I'm going to ask if he still has it.  I should have purchased it a long time ago.  I met him through a GF at the time, then I broke it off with her.  I met another girl which had been engaged and she had a 8 grand engagement ring already.  She planned to sell it, but she passed away from pancreas cancer before she sold it and before we were engaged.  Worst day of my life.

 

As for the guy flying in the diamonds.  I have no idea, I just saw him dump some diamonds into his hand from a small black velvet bag.  The plane was a old Cessna 150 which is a small plane, so I doubt he was using it to fly long distances.  In fact, I always wondered if he was trying to collect insurance on the plane since he sent his students up solo after only a few times co-piloting.  Then he would pump up the front shock with to much pressure which always made the plane bounce on landing.  Plus, some of the instruments didn't work and sheet metal had come un-riveted.  The plane's engine would sometimes miss on take off, which scared the **** out of me...I didn't mind the backfiring on landing.  So it was quite a experience.  I did a lot of sweating.



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Posted on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:08

Quoting worldmind:

RMac..trying to post a quick reply as Im very exhausted been very busy meeting after meeting and my PT pushing my boundaries to the edge...hm..you mean manipulated colored diamonds? Or...? As if they are real diamonds then they COULD be naturally so caleld "fancy" colored ie blue, yello etc...but as I get it the jeweler told you it was "man made" I guess he means treated by a human to color them, I guess their natural color may have been dull..and did you see any black spots? How did you see these was it with you naked eye or did you use any instrument?

 

Wel..I totally agree...its up to eveyone what they want to use as anything..I know some people who had rubys (red) as their engagement ring color and also sapphire...

 

Yeah...and if you think those blue treated ones are costly then....uhm..how about the top clear and clean ones ;-)

 

I have developed some kind of an allergy to black spots in any stone so If I am going to some stone dealer to purchase any precious stones/diamonds..they make sure to just never show me anything with any spot in it..then I dislike something called "feather"..which is an incluson that looks somewhat like a feather but is terribly annoying when I see it...and some freinds ask me oh but comeon, people cant see the inclusions with their eyes, one needs an instrument for it...then I sa: oh well...Im the one using it and such an inclusion in such kind of a precious stone is like i got some kind of drt on my proholense when shooting an object..cant have that..as it ruins alot...

 

 

 

Ah..maybe you might not get all that I said with featehrs and so forth..but the general idea is that clean is queen ;-)

 

 

 

Im getting the notion that you might be a person who dares thinking a bit out of the box...so whats your romantic gift for your eventual woman on the coming Valentines day?



We, the human race, have been able to make diamonds by subjecting carbon to intense heat and pressure imitating the way it happens naturally.  I was first aware of this maybe forty plus years ago.  At that time only little bitty ones could be created.  By now, maybe they can make them as large as the one I saw.  It was a nice size for a ring.  No lady I know would have been ashamed to wear it. 

 

These are real diamonds.  Certain impurities give them color.  Yellow or blue is common.  All this the same as the ones made in the earth again by intense heat and pressure.   The difference is that instead of accepting whatever we find we can add more of the appropriate impurity to make the color more intense and deeper.  The diamond can still be perfect.   And it still is a real diamond.  It does not need to be flawed in any way.  Or it may have flaws, just as in the natural process.

 

In regard to the diamond I saw, I am not sure whether it was made as above, or colored, or manipulated as you say. 

 

I have given a few out of the box gifts, but none I could mention here; a bit personal and private.

 

If I gave a lady a blue diamond for valentine’s day that would be way out of the box for me. 

 

By the way, do you know where the expression, “Thinking outside the box,” comes from? 

 

RMac



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Posted on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 15:27

RMac..trying to post a quick reply as Im very exhausted been very busy meeting after meeting and my PT pushing my boundaries to the edge...hm..you mean manipulated colored diamonds? Or...? As if they are real diamonds then they COULD be naturally so caleld "fancy" colored ie blue, yello etc...but as I get it the jeweler told you it was "man made" I guess he means treated by a human to color them, I guess their natural color may have been dull..and did you see any black spots? How did you see these was it with you naked eye or did you use any instrument?

 

Wel..I totally agree...its up to eveyone what they want to use as anything..I know some people who had rubys (red) as their engagement ring color and also sapphire...

 

Yeah...and if you think those blue treated ones are costly then....uhm..how about the top clear and clean ones ;-)

 

I have developed some kind of an allergy to black spots in any stone so If I am going to some stone dealer to purchase any precious stones/diamonds..they make sure to just never show me anything with any spot in it..then I dislike something called "feather"..which is an incluson that looks somewhat like a feather but is terribly annoying when I see it...and some freinds ask me oh but comeon, people cant see the inclusions with their eyes, one needs an instrument for it...then I sa: oh well...Im the one using it and such an inclusion in such kind of a precious stone is like i got some kind of drt on my proholense when shooting an object..cant have that..as it ruins alot...

 

 

 

Ah..maybe you might not get all that I said with featehrs and so forth..but the general idea is that clean is queen ;-)

 

 

 

Im getting the notion that you might be a person who dares thinking a bit out of the box...so whats your romantic gift for your eventual woman on the coming Valentines day?


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Posted on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 00:31

I know where there is a flawless diamond.  No, ladies that's not a compliment to you, although I'm sure some of you fit the description...I actually know a jeweler (if he's still alive as he would be in his 90's now) that has a flawless diamond.  Story goes;  A man ordered the diamond years ago and paid a large down payment and never picked it up.  The jeweler said it was the most perfect diamond that he had ever seen...which is saying a lot since he is in his 90's.  I've often thought about buying it from him, in case I ever get married...but it would probably turn back to carbon before that happens. :(

 

Another story;  Years ago, I took flight lessons from a man that was in the diamond business.  He would bring small black velvet bags in that were full of small diamonds.  Don't ask me why, as I didn't question.



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Posted on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 11:50

I looked at some blue diamonds recently.  Not the natural “blue” diamonds, but man made ones that had a lot of whatever impurity it is that makes them blue.   These were a deep intense blue.  Still had that sparkle that diamonds have, but really really blue. 

 

Suitable for a friendship ring, but not an engagement ring -- per the jeweler.  What people want to use for engagement rings would be, my opinion, up to them. 

 

Better check with the lady before you pull any surprises I expect. 

 

Blasted expensive in any case. 

 

RMac

 



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Posted on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 01:51

Oh Bewel you are beautiful...offcourse you deserve diamonds from a dear man (other than you father)...im sure that time is in you cards...maybe by just expressing your desire publically on here there might be a jewelry that have some wish-granting power amongst all this royal things which will project your man and the diamond with him to soon knock on you life door...attraction...so many powers roaming that we cant see...yeah a diamonds glow has much more to it than just being a diamond..if you study its sparkles in the sun...and offciurse they are forever hence it portays the wishful dreams of a girl for her relashionship i guess :-) Yeah you have good taste..nice fav choices :-)



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Posted on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 01:40

Jenknee..yeah isnt it amazing! Oh how interesting that you have done that...must be very fancy..I get a picture in my head of maybe 1800 American ladies endulging in a teatime event..very elegant. Yeah..I think thats kind of what ladyness is about...exteriorly speaking that is...would have loved to see a real pic of your society...I also wish you get to exhibit your nice things soon and enjoy the spirit they embeds :-)



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Posted on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 21:13

Worldmind,

 

Diamonds are a girl's best friend. ;-D Loved your blog on jewels. Very interesting and the pictures are beautiful.

 

Although I do own a few diamonds, I have never received one from a man yet (with my father as the exception.) I think that is something I would like very much to happen in my next relationship. Because they are so beautiful and radiant.

 

By the way..... My favorite is the Diamond Flower Tiara of Queen Amelie of Greece. Marie Antoinette's earings are lovely too. ;-D

 

Love, peace and  joy................. BeWell



BeWell and wishing you only the best ! ..................;-D

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Posted on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 17:20

I love a lot of old jewerly and embellished items. I also like double-duty items like the beautiful tiara that can also be a necklace. I wish more people would dress up for special events. I also miss being able to use my formal dinnerware and all that goes with it. I used to be a member of a group of ladies called The Victorian Tea Society for 5 years, having a tea gathering once a month just to dress up and socialize.

 

 

 

I have a display table, it's empty because i moved and never unpacked what i had in it before. I had some old make-up containers, old purses, rhinestone shoe clips, etc. All girly stuff the way they used to be made. Next time I move, I hope to finally unpack my favorite stuff to display once again.



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