Thursday, March 15, 2012


Several times, I forget that gemstones and precious metals are just minerals dug up from the earth. I just don't think about that whenever I see all of that natural beauty. When I think of diamonds, I think of diamonds are a girl's best friend. Diamonds and pearls. Diamonds are forever. To live and let die-mond. Okay, I made the last one up but diamonds are very real.

to one side starting individual the birthstone meant for the month of April, diamonds are the mainly tough of the costly stones and appear in a range of colors. Diamonds form cavernous inside the Earth, by most 120 miles lower the Earth's surface and are millions of years old.

Volcanic epidemic eject these costly shingle to the Earth's shell to presently be bare by joyful diamond diggers. The nearly all ubiquitous clear, white diamonds are primarily worn in engagement ring set. still, their colors can choice from pink, yellow, brown, green, and even blue.

One of the mainly glowing identified and rarest diamonds is as well one of the biggest (45 carats), the stunning Hope Diamond (see above photo). Over the years, diamonds include get nearer to signify clarity and allegiance. According to legends when mutual with supplementary gems, diamonds have the capability to extra other stones' remedial properties.


A famous Jewelry Designer  Neil Lane formerly said, I'm summarize, that a stunning wedding dress makes a woman believe cheerful, but diamonds will elucidate her. That is a large testimonial. He is individual of the mainly sought after jewelry designers between his stunning high-end designer jewelry set are beautiful period and bridal jewelry. He is also celebrated for his surprising so far common engagement rings lots of  which he has planned for such superstar as Reese Witherspoon.

He freshly designed a handcrafted, marquise-cut diamond and platinum date ring. He was also the go-to-guy at the time of this year's Oscars wherein he, at the call for of his renowned patrons, decorated entrant and presenters with glowing, usual designs.Lane's beginning in jewelry design initiate in the 1970s with a two-year time attending Paris’ L' Ecole des Beaux Arts and his studies greatly subjective his graceful designs.

in days inedible from course, he collected vintage jewelry from Parisian louse markets ultimately budding a set of quantity worn out by Marilyn Monroe years ago, Lane work in partnership with the hot De Beers Group who supply 40% of the world's contribute of diamonds.

By working with Lane, hopes the De Beers Group, the life in its attach of trade jewelry inhale sharp. afterwards the De Beers Group has offered the him to join gathering at Rodeo Drive boutique. The surprisingly quiet surroundings of the store in Beverly Hills Lane is a calculated choice, because it takes the designer a no frills environment for better communication with customer delight contagious. He and his familiar, serene and staff allied is cool for a great skill for those who were pimping or further of its enduring diamond jewelry

Autumn Jewels

wonderful for this reduce, a briolette necklace in a magnificent plunge orange-red quality that develop the lot you put on it among. large for fundamental black, seem to be extraordinary with bright pink, buff and turquoise specially. simply the slight rondelles are carnelian; all the extra stones, as well as the radiant droplet briolette, are Laguna Botswana agate! These are a fantastic translucent stone so plainly gorgeous that the full necklace reminds me of solid candy!

Here's a little bracelet, a necklace can match. Again, only small washers carnelian nuggets are all Laguna Agate Botswana. The stones in this bracelet shows the wonderful transparency (what I call the "Hard Candy" effect) and a range of warm colors in this magnificent stone. The stones are so beautiful that the only decoration on the bracelet is a sterling silver hook rocking chair.

Below, a bracelet as a pale oval carnelian heart. Red carnelian rings and nuggets to join in the Orange Carnelian Heishi different colored beads and sterling silver accents. During the carnelian is nice, the difference between him and look to the Laguna Botswana agate.

Finally, an example of breaking my own rule. I used to always bring something, a small stone or even a small freshwater pearl necklace, if I interfere in any way a Nugget Nuggets want. I do not even see a hint of the thread below. But here I wanted the effect of these Indian agate nuggets with their characteristic gradient banding and beautiful shades of color without defamation or other item, including money, so I broke the rule. Fortunately, the Nuggets completed drill holes smooth and uniform, so that does not show at all while wearing the wire. "Correspondence" between the same band, however, carnelian beads Heishi Indian agate nuggets. They work to the bracelet is more flexible physically important because we are dealing with a small circle of stones here.

I finished this bracelet with a clasp, star-shaped rocker, which I love for its different look: feminine and strong. I also nugget earrings to match this game, I'll post later. The Indian agate is perfect to wear to work or school, meaning its many colors, it is much like khaki, camel, almost all neutral, and taupe - but he uses the colors that we have come to associate to the fall . If you are not a nugget necklace and want to add more items, you must be sure that the ends of these nuggets were consistent even holes and the ends are seamless.