Archive for May, 2008
Gary Lineker, the legendary England footballer turned TV personality and sports broadcaster, was spotted shopping for an engagement rings with his gorgeous and curvaceous girlfriend Danielle Bux.
Customers in the Dubai jeweler’s store where the celebrity couple were spotted, reported that Danielle Bux tried on several diamond engagement rings, and that Gary Lineker looked impressed.
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Here is a quick guide to the 4Cs of diamonds, well worth reading before you set off to buy a diamond engagement ring for that special someone:
Carat: The size of a diamond is measured in carats. One carat equals 0.2 grams. However, it’s important to remember that bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better.
Cut: Cut (not to be mistaken with shape), refers to the quality of workmanship that brings out the brilliance in a diamond. Once considered an art, diamond cutting is now more often thought of as a science. This is mainly due to the introduction of high-precision diamond cutting equipment, which can cut a given diamond in such a way that will bring out its full potential.
Color: Color simply refers to a diamond’s natural color, as determined by nature. Colorless diamonds are graded D, E, and F, while at the other end of the spectrum, diamonds take on an increasingly yellow hue
Clarity: Nearly all diamonds have some level of flaws, imperfections, or inclusions, and the naturally affect the appearance and brilliance.
Many reasons bring two people together, but common interests and passions are very important, and can certainly contribute to the longevity of a marriage. So I was not surprised to read about Andy Mele and Lisa Rainwater, two well known New York environmentalists who recently tied the knot. Both are involved in organizations that are working to protect and preserve the Hudson river.
I enjoyed reading about how Andy Mele found the diamond engagement ring for his new wife. Apparently he was in a jeweler’s store with his mother, who was having difficulty removing a ring from her swollen finger. While in the shop, Mele suddenly noticed the engagement ring that had been eluding him for months. He was overjoyed!
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Wedding season continues in earnest, and this time it’s Paris Hilton. The blond saturnine socialite was recently on the Late Show with David Letterman talking about her engagement to Good Charlotte founder Benji Madden. Naturally there is a beautiful diamond engagement ring and talk of eternal love.
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In a record breaking auction as Sotheby’s a 3.73 carat fancy blue vivid diamond fetched a staggering $4.95. Fancy colors are rare and often attract high prices. Other fancies were also sold at the same auction, including a vivid purplish pink diamond ring, and a fancy light pink diamond ring. Rare antique diamond jewelry was also auctioned on the same day.
I think fancies are extraordinary in their beauty and uniqueness. It’s incredible to think what thousands of years of geological pressure and lead to an extraordinary creation of nature that can then be placed in an engagement ring.
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