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Famous Black Diamonds

The Amsterdam Black Diamond

Some coloured diamonds are known for their carats, others for their iconic shaped cut, but the Amsterdam Diamond is known for its intrinsic high quality. The Amsterdam Black Diamond was found in 1972 by D. Drukker and Sons Jeweller Company, based in Amsterdam, at a mine in Africa. The stone’s unusually pure black colour is caused by the presence of small graphite particles within the lattice. The diffusions within the feathers are similar to the mechanisms observed in storm clouds. The gem is officially classified as fancy black, natural by the Gemmological Institute of America, and is regarded as one of the highest quality diamonds in history.

The Black Orlov

The Black Orlov is believed by many to have been discovered in the early 19th century in a mine in India. It was then cut down to a more circular shape and to a weight of 67.50 carats. The diamond’s mythological origins state that it was one of the eyes of the Hindu god Brahma in ancient Pondicherry, the ‘French Riviera of the East,’ until it was stolen by a monk. According to the story, this act of thievery caused the diamond to be cursed forever.…

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White Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings

In recent years, people have begun to discover the versatility of this wonderful metal. Blended in with certain other metals, it manages to satisfy a new level of creativity that is being exuded by the newer crop of metal smiths and craftsmen. White gold is a prime example of this. Essentially an alloy, it sheds the usual yellowness of traditional gold and dons a modern silvery garb. This then has become the go-to choice for people looking to transcend the dual chasms of paying homage to the past while still walking proudly into a future that shines through, brightly!

The advantages of this wonderful alloy are manifold. One does not have to worry about being typecast as an old fogey. It is versatile enough to be worn at a conventional family gathering as well as that trendy party at the work-place. Such has been the popularity surge behind it that people have elevated its status to being a worthy contender to precious metals like platinum even. Infinitely more malleable than the latter, it is just right for creations that feature intricate design element. Not only this, but it is far more readily available and hence, vastly cheaper too.

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Build Aquamarine Earrings

We all love our earrings in every form but also have our personal favorite style so why not create a pair your way. From a pair of studs, hoops and cluster earrings to drops, danglers and chandeliers, you can have what you like. The soft blue color of aquamarines look charming in every style and it is up to you to enhance their appeal. So start with deciding what kind of earrings you want to make followed by stone selection.

Know what to look for in your stones and pay attention to their color, clarity, cut and carat. Aquamarines are generally pale colored stones so choose those that are of a comparatively darker hue. Larger stones have a more vivid color but if you like smaller ones go for a cluster of them to pronounce their look. A mix of stones in different shapes and sizes add a very lively appeal to earrings especially longer and more elaborate designs.

The charming aquamarines are blessed with good clarity which adds to their shimmer but if you can’t resist the dazzle of diamonds, have a few accents thrown in to create a lovely ripple of light. Use them judiciously especially if you …

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Leopard Shoes

Never do we ever think of leopard print as being a subtle fashion statement.Whatever your style is, a girl should own classic pieces of clothing, shoes and accessories in her wardrobe. Because whenever the occasion calls for it, you just have to reach in to your closet for them and need not to freak out and scour the mall just to get them.

Must have pieces in your closet should include (according to Tim Gunn) a little black dress, a blazer, a polo shirt, a good pair of trousers, black high heels and a good pair of under wear. Of course that’s not the only things you need but yeah, you should have at least one of each.

Then if you want to amp up your style, you can get additional pieces that puts an exclamation point into your ensemble like statement shoes, jewelry or bag. What comes to my mind that can give a rather boring little black dress the punch it needs is by pairing it with leopard print shoes. I’ve seen fashion bloggers sporting this get-up and it totally looks chic.

Animal instincts? Not really. Some are afraid to own one because they might be teased about …

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Diamond Studs

There are many ways and means by which you can give a boost to your self-confidence. Some are time-consuming, invasive, complex and involves spending lots of money. They include enrolling and attending personality development classes, workshops, seminars, undergoing plastic surgeries, getting make-overs, sweating out at the gym and so on. However, there are also utterly easy and less time-consuming ways that does not make a hole in your pocket like sporting appropriate clothes and jewellery items. When you talk about jewellery the first thing that flashes your mind would be the diamond ear studs as these items are easy to own and have the ability to boost your self-confidence, instantly.

Before you set-out on an online shopping adventure looking for these diamond earrings designs, you first take note of what inspires you, who do you consider as your diva, your interests, hobbies and your traits. Based on your findings you can start your search online. This is because; the online shopping arena featuring unimaginable varieties of diamond earrings can whack your brain if you shop without any idea.

Diamond ear studs in varying sizes can create varying impacts. For instance, small-sized ones are perfect to go with your daily attire, …

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Colour Changing Sapphire

Origin

Considering the rarity of colour change sapphire engagement rings, the stones are mined in a surprising number of places around the world. The most valuable varieties are found in India (the Kashmir region specifically), Sri Lanka, Burma and the Pailin region of Cambodia. However, the colour changing gem can also be found in Thailand, Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya, Madagascar, Australia, China and even the USA.

Colouring

The colour of the stone is completely dependent on the light to which it is exposed. The most typical transition of colour is from blue to purple, which most often occurs under natural daylight. The gems which change colour more dramatically are much rarer and sought after by collectors and sapphire engagement ring designers alike.

It is important to note that when it comes to valuing this stone, the gems which change colour dramatically are worth the most. Many people assume that value is based upon the attractiveness of the colouring, when, in fact, the purity of the colours that the stone can change to determine its value. For example, a turquoise gem which changes to burgundy under certain light would be worth very high amounts. If the colours are pure with no trace …

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Maintain the Different Shoe Materials

Leather

Leather is a material that can benefit from a regular clean. After every wear, it is useful to give the shoes a wipe to remove the most noticeable dirt and debris. Once the dirt is removed, they can be cleaned with a solution of saddle salt and water. This is a great way to revive the look of the shoes, but it is important to avoid getting the leather too wet.

Canvas

Canvas sneakers can easily get dirty and pick up mud when in use. The best way to clean these shoes is to wait until they are fully dry. A great cleaning solution is baking soda, laundry detergent and a light scrubbing-brush. If the sneakers feel a little wet after cleaning, they can be filled with non-inked white paper to help shorten the drying time.

Rubber

Rubber is likely to be one of the easiest materials to clean. This is a very hard-wearing and durable material to clean so it is relatively easy to get the original look back even if they get extremely dirty. However, there are certain situations that need extra care when cleaning. For instance, if they get covered in paint it is still possible …

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Ethnic Wear

Shirt Kurtis

Kurtis are considered as the best companions of stylish women and also worn as casual wears at various occasions. The best thing they offer is their variety of colours, prints, designs, styles and work patterns. Shirt kurtis showcase a little contemporary side as well and offer optimum comfort to the wearer. These kurtis for women are made to provide a serious attitude with élan. The versatility of this type of kurti makes it go glamorous to simple, formal and sober. A great way to add beauty to your formal silhouette is to complement this kurti smartly. Pair it with deep coloured leggings or denim. Khadi, cotton, cotton silk are the best materials to get your kurti stitched.

Matte Silk Sarees

Nothing can beat the boldness and beauty of silk sarees and thus can be opted as the pretty traditional drape for offices. The flattering pleats and silhouettes of these traditional sarees are really noticeable. Choose matte silk sarees and avoid heavy works on them. There are many kinds of silk sarees which are light in weight and provide ultimate comfort all day long such as Bomkai, Pochampally and Kota saris. Complement this attire with lightweight stud earrings and …

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Colombian Jeans

Colombian Jeans Embrace Your Curves

Yes, we all know boyfriend style jeans have become a trend, however, they don’t look good on just any body type.

However, what is definitely flattering for every woman (and attractive for every man) is embracing curves. And the jeans that help you show off the great voluptuous curves on your body will always stay in style! Colombian jeans do just this!

They come with the push up tech for the behind, slim the waist and the thighs and spice up your look. So why have a pair of push up jeans? Curves, that’s why!

Colombian Jeans Keep Your Style Updated

As I’ve said earlier, some women’s fashion trends come and go, but others stay forever because they emphasize the great aspects of a woman’s body.

This is the story with all Push up jeans. They have become the classic pair of jeans that every woman should have in their closet because it’s a trend that never dies.

Why? Because womanly shapes never die, as well as sexy. Sexy never dies.

Colombian Jeans are Ideal for Every Shape and Size

It’s so much easier to find a great pair of Colombian jeans just because they …

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Buy a Certified Loose Diamond

If you are looking for a loose diamond, there are a few things to consider. First and foremost, make sure the ring is GIA certified. GIA stands for the Gemological Institute of America and is one of the most respected diamond grading labs in the industry. The loose diamond will be have the four C’s graded – cut, color, cart and clarity and the GIA will provide you with a statement listing all the details of the stone. You can be assured that your stone has passed certain guidelines and that you are buying a stone for the correct value.

Secondly, consider what type of stone will work best in the jewelry that you are considering. Are you considering a bracelet? A ring? A necklace? Would round, square, princess or another shape work best? How big of a stone should you look for? Do you need multiple stones? For a bracelet, it may be a good idea to look at many smaller stones that might have a slightly lower quality to them. If you’re thinking of an engagement ring, you may want to search for high quality stones that will really sparkle and shine and draw attention. If you are …

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