It was a time to rock the show with over-the-top amounts of expensive jewellery, diamonds and loads of panache, all at the Grammys 2013 show! Who wore what? The most sensational music stars certainly answered this question at the 2013 Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Who topped the Grammys best dressed celebrity list?
Carrie Underwood: Carrie Underwood proved that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. She wore an amazing body hugging strapless black gown, but her dazzling bling was what caught everyone’s attention. Carrie was reportedly wearing a 381 carat diamond necklace worth $31 million dollars.
Rihanna: Rihanna looked red hot while walking the red carpet, this 24-year-old singer wore a custom made floor length dress and stunning silver jewellery with amazing shoes.
April is the month when famous celebrities like Kung Fu expert actor Jackie Chan, sultry Penelope Cruz, Harry Potter wonder Emma Watson and super model Miranda Kerr were born. Along with these stars, everyone who is born in April, their birthstone is DIAMOND!
Crystallized carbon due to intense heat and pressure eventually turns in to sparkling diamonds. ‘Eventually’ means thousands of years, by the way! So now you know why this gemstone is so precious and so desired.
Here are five quick facts about diamonds
- Diamonds glow in dark. Yes, they do! At least some do. It is called diamond fluorescence. When exposed to UV light, diamonds have the tendency to glow with a peculiar blue hue. But the colour could differ depending upon the diamond.
- Diamonds come in a range of colours and not just in white. From rare blue, green, black to the even rarer pink and yellow, diamonds are available in various hues.
- Everything is not always perfect. Not diamonds for sure. This imperfectly perfect stone is very rarely flawless which means devoid of any imperfections. But the flaws do little to decrease its charm. In fact the flaws are seen as the diamond’s birthmarks and is what makes them individual.
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Someone rightly said, they don’t make anything like ‘Royal’ jewellery anymore. The lucky ones who are born in to a royal family get to see, admire, wear, cherish and preserve some of the most exquisite breath-taking pieces of jewellery in the world.
The distinct characteristic of jewellery belonging to royal families is the intricate designs and skilled craftsmanship clearly visible on them. Another thing noticeable about royal jewellery is the generous amount of precious stones. Diamonds, sapphire, emerald, rubies, pearls and a lot of these precious stones can be found on each piece of the jewellery.
If you ever get a chance to see these wonderful pieces of jewellery from close up then be prepared to be awe-struck. The sparkle of royal jewellery will bring glitter to your eyes.
Here is the list of few of the jaw-dropping pieces of jewellery.
Being from a royal family, Princess Margaret had a huge collection of beautiful jewellery. Her Diamond Monogram Brooch and Poltimore Tiara are considered to be some of the best jewellery she possessed. The tiara was made with old cut diamond clusters along with stunning diamond-set scroll motifs....
There is an old wedding saying which goes, ‘Something old, something new. Something borrowed, something blue. And a silver sixpence in her shoe’. Each item in the lines stands for a lucky charm for a new bride-to-be. It is said and believed that if a bride carries all the five things on her wedding day then that will bless her marriage and she will enjoy marital bliss!
“Something old” signifies continuity with the bride’s family and the past. “Something new” means optimism and anticipation for the bride’s new life ahead. “Something borrowed” is usually an item given by a happily married friend or family member so that her good fortune in marriage can rub over the new bride’s married life. ‘Something blue’ denotes love, modesty and fidelity. Whereas sixpence stands for wealth and financial security.
In most cases a piece of jewellery is something new, old or borrowed. For instance some brides borrow vintage jewellery from their grandmothers to wear it on their wedding day. You can also borrow your mother’s pearl necklace or your aunt’s diamond studs that you always had your eyes on. No one says no to a bride-to-be so it is the best time to borrow your favourite jewellery without any fear! This takes care of wearing something old and borrowed on the wedding day!
Parents, often gift their daughters a piece of diamond jewellery such as a pair of earrings or a beautiful pendant necklace to wear something new on their wedding day.
As for blue,...
When it comes to plan a wedding, choosing the perfect wedding dress is the most exhilarating process! Finding something that flatters your body shape can be an overwhelming task. The first step towards finding the perfect wedding dress is to know your body shape. You can use the experience of celebrities and their wedding dresses to know the latest trends and also to relate with their body types to determine yours!
If you have small, petite body frame like Nicole Richie then you can take a cue from her beautiful wedding dress. Her ball-gown skirt wedding dress had more than 100 yards of silk organza, tulle petals and was hand-made. It was inspired by Grace Kelly’s beautiful vintage dress. With this body frame, it is advisable to keep the wedding accessories to a minimum. Nicole Richie just wore simple diamond earrings on her wedding day that didn’t over-power her beautiful dress.
Women with a pear-shape body like Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce, an A-line princess wedding dress will complement your curvaceous body the best. This type of dress helps to create a perfect balance between the upper and lower body. A simple diamond necklace with diamond drop earrings will complete your look perfectly.
Someone with an enviable hour-glass figure like Salma Hayek, Kate Winslet and Scarlett Johansson should...
So far you must have seen all sorts of diamond rings. Single solitaires, big rocks, tiny pieces and clustered diamonds! But this diamond ring by Shawish beats all of the above, hands down!
One Diamond Ring
Just imagine a diamond ring fully made from a single faceted, large rough diamond. No other metal of any kind like white gold, platinum or silver used on the ring. Just purely diamond! Sounds impossible?
Well, Shawish, a Swiss jewellery house made this impossible feat possible. They have managed to achieve something that no one else has ever thought or done. This amazing diamond ring rightly named as the ‘First Diamond Ring’ is made from one single diamond and has no metal on it. It weighs around 150 carats and the estimated price of this ring is £43 million.
The makers confessed that they had to invest a lot of time, money and patience in creating the ring using a single piece of diamond. They had to be very careful while cutting and shaping the diamond as altering the diamond structure could have lead to colour modification. As a diamond’s worth is determined by its colour, clarity and flawlessness, they didn’t want to compromise on this aspect.
It is quite evident that whoever came up with this idea of a complete diamond ring is surely possessed by diamonds. The makers took the phrase, “the bigger, the...
Not all wedding proposals are dreamlike and perfect. Going down on one knee and proposing to the love of your life can make anyone anxious and give you the jitters. Even the extensive planning and preparation can go wrong at the last minute.
If you don’t believe this then ask Matt Cawley, a 31-year-old restaurateur from Massachusetts in America. All he wanted was to surprise his girlfriend, Stacey Scanlon, a 30-year-old school teacher with a memorable wedding proposal. But things went horribly wrong for him right when he was about to ask, “Will you marry me?”
Cawley selected a family heirloom diamond engagement ring, worth approximately £ 6000 for his lover. He tied the diamond engagement ring to an oversize sand dollar (a type of marine animal species that looks like a white round coin) and placed it on the pier at a beach. In pretext of taking a stroll on the beach, Cawley took her to the pier and directed her attention to the sand dollar. But as soon she went to pick it up, the ring got detached and fell down in the rocks.
“It was the worst feeling in the world,” Cawley added. “I won’t put it up there with a death, but I was in shock.”
The beautiful engagement ring was paved with beautiful sparkling diamonds with one large diamond at the centre. It was not only beautiful but was also a part of the family heirloom. Family, friends and even...
We all love to check the stars walking the red carpet to pick the latest trends, don’t we? The latest on this list is the Emmy!
The recently concluded Emmy Award was full of glitter and glamour as it witnessed stars turning out in their best dresses and their finest jewellery. “Big earrings were the call of the evening,” Michael O’Connor, jewellery style expert and celebrity stylist, says. “Jewellery is becoming larger in proposition, to keep up with the ornamentation on gowns, and we saw that at the Emmys.”
Sofia Vargera, the gorgeous and adorable actor of the Modern Family, got a lot of attention in the Emmys. All thanks to her huge Colombian emerald earrings! Made from more than 100 carats of diamond, these earrings designed by Lorraine Schwartz earned her the top spot in the best-dressed list. Sofia was heard gushing on the red carpet, “The most exciting part of my outfit is my Colombian emeralds” The earrings have become the most sought after piece of jewellery after creating a stir in the media.
Another great actor from the Modern Family, Julie Bowen, not only received accolades for her performance but also for her Neil Lane pear-shaped black diamond earrings. These Neil Lane earrings had a large black pear-shaped diamond within diamond-studded platinum ovals. She completed her look with a diamond onyx and platinum bracelet with black and white diamond that was also designed by Neil Lane.
If you wish to own a piece of jewellery just like your favourite star, then visit Gerald...