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Michelle Rodriguez – Always a Bride – Michelle Rodrigues may be on the silver screen in the latest installment of the Fast & Furious movie franchise, but friends and family saw a different side to her when she ‘flipped out’ at a friends wedding where she was bridesmaid. Michelle has become known in American tabloid heaven by the ironic nickname Loose Diamond.
At the welcome dinner at the Casa de Campo Resort in the Dominican Republic, Rodriguez pushed fully clothed guests into the pool. The next night, she broke up the bachelorette party yelling that the stripper was “fat and had a small [bleep].”
In India Hinduism rules the culture and none more than for devout believer Kanubhai Asodaria who is offering prayers directly to a Diamond Idol in the shape of Lord Ganesha.
Asodaria acquired this 182.53 carat rough cut loose diamond over 10 years ago from a dealer in Antwerp, Belgium.
‘‘I had purchased rough stones in bulk. When I was sorting them out at home, I could make out that the biggest stone resembled Lord Ganesha. I decided to preserve it and this is the only stone I have refused to part with all these years,’’ said Asodaria, who runs Karam Exports, a small diamond firm.
Like other diamond traders, he sources roughs from abroad and gets them polished in Surat, India. Though he refuses point blank to get this particular gem polished since he feels it would lose its divine shape and thus significance However the diamond is certified by the central government-run Indian Diamond Institute (IDI), Surat. The yellowish grey stone is 48 mm high, 32 mm wide and 20 mm thick and weighs in at 36.50 grams.
Researchers have carried out an extensive study on a valuable collection of natural colored loose diamonds, in order to further understand their properties, and the phenomena that bring about their unique colors. Natural colored loose diamonds, like all natural diamonds, are unique. No one diamond is like another. That is what makes them so special. However nowadays, it is possible to give color to diamonds by artificial means. The new research might enable gemologists to be able to distinguish between natural colored loose diamonds, and diamonds that have had color applied to them.
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