Is that a Diamond White House? No that’s a Diamond Trump House!

Every time I turn on the tv or listen to the radio, I am bombarded with news about the election. Even the app store is no longer safe since the day that Romney announced an app that was guaranteed to let you know his Vice Presidential candidate .0001 seconds before the twitterverse exploded. I don’t know about you, but I will be really glad to see the calendar hit November 6th. Continue reading

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A Diamond Is Forever…

But will it take forever to pay it off? If we’re talking Kardashian level bling, it just might. This infographic is for all of us who have wondered just how many years exactly, it would take for us to pay off her huge diamond engagement ring. Answer: unless you’re a CEO or have chosen another ridiculously high paid career, it’s gonna take a really, really long time. And your beard will be longer than this guy’s when you’re done.  Continue reading

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Tsarevna Swan Ring Wins Guinness World Record

There’s a new name in the record books this year. And that name is Tsarevna Swan, and no, it’s not a person. It is in fact, a ring, quite unlike any other as it has claimed the record for most number of fully faceted ‘diamonds set in one ring wearable on the human finger’. Let’s just pause for a moment on the words ‘human finger’. I’m not sure why they felt the need to add that stipulation. Are people running around trying to break the record with a ring sized to fit the Brazilian Jesus? Which, according to my super scientific calculations would be about 10 inches in diameter, and would be really, really cool. Continue reading

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The 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra

The weather is turning colder and that can only mean one thing… that is, if you really like Victoria’s Secret. So, essentially, this one’s for the dudes, and ladies who like diamonds no matter where they’re located. Anywho, the Victoria’s Secret annual fashion show is just around the corner so I thought we should revisit last year’s show in all of its sparkly glory… (Insert time travel music here) Continue reading

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“For the Love of God” and diamonds

For a long time now, my personal jewelry motto has been that encrusting something with diamonds immediately makes it better. Well I have recently found an example that blows my hypothesis out of the water. It is a work of art (term used loosely here) by acclaimed British artist Damien Hirst entitled “For the Love of God”; which is ironically what popped out of my mouth upon first seeing it.  Continue reading

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The Hope Diamond

We’re feeling in a big diamond sort of mood today. And what’s the first word in big diamonds? The hope diamond, that’s what!

Most likely mined in the Kollur mine in Golconda, India, the Hope diamond’s history begins when it was purchased by French merchant traveler Jean Baptiste Tavernier around 1668. The large blue diamond, weighing in at 112 carats was crudely cut and somewhat triangular in shape. Tavernier quickly sold the large diamond to King Louis XIV of France along with 14 other large diamonds. King Louis did not like the look of the diamond however, and had it re-cut by court jeweler Sieur Pitau in 1673. The resulting stone was slightly heart shaped and weighed just over 67 carats and a color described by royal inventory keepers as an intense steely-blue.  The diamond was then set in gold and suspended from a neck ribbon to be worn by the King at ceremonial functions. It was at this point that the diamond became known by its first name, the ‘French Blue’. Continue reading

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