Archive for January, 2007
A taxi driver returned a black bag carrying 31 diamond rings to a passenger who earlier had given him a 30-cent tip on an $11 ride.
Hours after Chowdhury Osman dropped off the passenger, he tracked her down through a flurry of phone calls and returned the bag, which she had left in the taxi’s trunk.
The unidentified woman, who said she was a jeweler, offered a $100 reward. Osman accepted the money to cover the fares he lost while tracking her down.
Osman, a native of Bangladesh, told the New York Daily News that he didn’t so much as consider keeping the gems.
“I’m a hard worker,” the soft-spoken cabbie said. “I enjoy my life. I’m satisfied. I’m not going to take someone else’s money or property to make me rich. I don’t want it that way.”
“When I find something left in my cab, and I can return it to the owner, I feel very happy. I feel proud,” he said.
A material that is stiffer than diamond has been created by mixing particles of the mineral barium titanate and molten tin. Diamond was previously the stiffest material known.
The new material was made by a team from Washington State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, both in the US, and from Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany.
The new substance has many industrial uses, but it does not reflect light nearly as well as a natural diamond and wont be replacing the center stone on engagement rings any time soon.
A diamond ring acquired for a special occasion needs to also be a special cut as well, brilliantly cut and clear to shine. Before you buy a diamond ring for someone, make sure it is what you want to do and the intention is not misunderstood. Vintage diamond rings are obtainable and sensibly priced in countries like the United States. If you have a difficult time finding a true antique ring, try looking at antique style rings.Â Antique style rings offer the designs that are tested over time and the knowledge that this ring was specially made for the person that you are giving it to.
As if diamonds weren’t already beautiful and useful, Nokia has found a way to make them even better. Nokia is developing a natural diamond covering to protect cell phones. The diamond covering will be made of carbon just like real diamonds and it will cover the entire phone protecting it from dirt and scratches. When the cell phone is no longer used the diamond coating will naturally dissolve because it is carbon.
Diamond bling has now entered the office. Spice up your desk with a gold and diamond encrusted mouse from Fabstuff. These mice are cast in 18-carat white gold and feature 59 brilliant cut diamonds in two unique designs- floral or scattered. You can even get it personalized with diamond initials. The order time is about three weeks and the cost is $24,180.