One of the reasons why diamond is so precious is that it is very rare. And rarest of them all is the pink diamond. It is also one of the most sought after of colour diamonds. So much so that the pink diamond was also celebrated and acknowledged in the movie series,’ Pink Panther’.
Rio Tinto miners in Australia have managed to unearth the biggest ever pink diamond found in the country. Almost 90 per cent of the world’s pink diamonds are produced from the Argyle mine of Rio Tinto, situated in the Kimberly region. With this new addition in their kitty, they are now in the possession of the most sparkling piece of pink diamond ever.
The rare find has been named ‘Argyle Pink Jubilee’ and weighs 12.76 carats. As per the estimation, this stone is expected to fetch anything between the £20 and £25 million at auction.
This rare diamond is generating incredible excitement,” said Josephine Johnson from Rio’s Argyle Pink Diamonds division. Johnson further added, “A diamond of this calibre is unprecedented. It has taken 26 years of Argyle production to unearth this stone and we may never see one like this again.”
The Argyle Pink Jubilee is quite similar to the 24 carat Williamson Pink given to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as a wedding gift. It was later set into a Cartier brooch for her coronation.
The Queen’s diamond was discovered in Tanzania in 1947 and it also ranks ninth in the largest
A diamond dress, diamond shoes, a diamond facial, what next? How about a diamond manicure?
Yes, you heard it right! A diamond manicure! Known as ‘Iced Manicure’, this beauty treatment will not only leave your hands clean and soft but you will also have beautiful and sparkling nail tips.
If you wish to get this diamond manicure yourself then you would need two things. One is you will have to visit London and second is you need to have £ 32,500!
Cherish Me is offering this luxurious service in the Dorchester Hotel in London. Cherish Angula heads this luxury brand and has 9 years experience in the beauty industry. Iced Manicure was born out of her passion for nail art. She went on to say that, “ I wanted to create a manicure with an artistic flair combined with the epitome of luxury and nothing encompassed that more than a manicure encapsulated with diamonds”.
In this manicure 10 carats of diamonds are studded on the nail tips. You also don’t need to worry about the after-care as Cherish Me’s efficient team takes care of it. They will also skilfully remove it as and when and required.
Once you get this Iced Manicure done, follow this simple tip! Be very careful while washing hands so that you don’t wash away the
Diamonds are very fascinating precious stones. There are so many famous diamonds like the Hope Diamond, Darya-ye Noor Diamond, Tiffany Yellow Diamond and The Taylor-Burton diamond that have so much history behind them, besides being exceptionally beautiful! Therefore it comes as no surprise that across the world there are so many museums just dedicated to diamonds!
Antwerp Diamond Museum, Belgium is the largest Diamond Museum in the world! No wonder Antwerp is known as the diamond centre of the world for centuries. The ‘image and sound’ museum guarantees a total and unique experience for the senses. The audio-visual experience will immerse you in the fascinating world of sparkling diamonds.
You can select the language of your choice, level and pace so that you get the maximum out of the experience. Antwerp Diamond Museum has replicas of the British Crown Jewels, the Cullinan diamond, and the Kohinoor diamond on display.
If you travel to Netherlands, don’t forget to visit the Diamond Museum Amsterdam. This museum is the brain-child of Coster Diamonds, a large Amsterdam based diamond polishing and trading diamond firm. Their shows will tell you all the nitty-gritty about diamonds, right from how it came in to existence to how diamonds have become a representation of wealth and power now!
So give history and art museums a miss and visit a diamond museum for a...
While flipping through fashion magazines, people always wonder about the secret behind the flawless glowing skin of most of the actresses. Some just give the credit to a healthy diet, genes or exercise. And some quite boldly reveal their unique beauty secrets.
The world was shocked a few years back, when Demi Moore revealed that she uses leeches for her skin treatment. She further explained that the leeches are medically trained and are of great help for detoxifying the blood!
From one shocking beauty treatment method, let’s move to another one!
The gorgeous Mila Kunis is not a stranger to anyone. After her impressive performance in ‘Black Swan’, she went on to do a romantic comedy movie, ‘Friends with Benefits’. But besides her acting, another thing that amazed everyone was the secret behind her glowing skin.
During one interview, she confessed that to get extra glow on her skin before filming Friends with Benefits, she treated herself with a Diamond and Ruby facial! Known as HD Diamond and Ruby Peel, this facial uses tiny diamonds as antioxidants for the skin.
This is not the first time that someone has used diamonds and other precious stones to acquire a beautiful skin. Gemstones like diamonds and rubies act as an excellent exfoliator, it also helps to remove dead skin. They improve the blood circulation that results to a glowing skin.
So, whether you wear diamonds or apply them in a form of facial, the...
Diamond Studded Pen
The powerful saying, ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’ was coined by the English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Little was he aware that several decades after his death, a pen will be created which will be more expensive than a sword, leave aside being mightier!
Launched to mark the anniversary celebration of Van Cleef & Arpels and Mont Blanc, this stunning pen was named as ‘The Mystery Masterpiece’. The pen is studded with several precious stones like rubies and emeralds set in white gold. Each pen has 840 diamonds that are accompanied by more than 20 carats of gemstones set in a Van Cleef & Arpels patented ‘Mystery Setting’.
With so many sparkling diamonds and precious stones, the price tag of £456, 00 is rightly justified!
This pen is followed by The Gotica pen from Caran d’Ache as the second most expensive pen. This pen has staggering 92 brilliant-cut diamonds, total 7.10 carat emeralds and has 72 roses and 72 rubies and was priced at a cool £ 254,000.
The pen made by Caran d’Ache, a Swiss-based company in 1999 sits proudly at the third spot in the list of most expensive pens across the world. The 18-carat gold rhodium-plated pen has a whopping 5,072 Wesselton diamonds weighing in at 20-carats along with 32 carats rubies....
Some typical characteristics of people born in November are they are jovial, intelligent, freedom-loving, enigmatic, strong-willed, and passionate. Phew! That’s a long list! Sir Winston Churchill, Demi Moore, Leonardo Dicaprio and Julia Roberts are few of the many famous personalities born in the month of November!
- Double Delight
Topaz and Citrine are the two birthstones for people born in November.
Topaz is the most popular out of the two. It has been around for at least 2000 years and is considered to have magical powers. This stone with stunning hues is believed to bring good fortune and health to the wearer. Egyptians believed that the gem protected its wearer from any harm. The Romans also associated this gem with Jupiter, who is the God of Sun because of the golden glow of the gem. The hues of topaz ranges from amber gold to fine cognac, from peach to pink orange, and other various shades of brown.
Little lesser known than Topaz, Citrine is equally beautiful and is believed to have many healing properties. The rarity of this stone can be regarded as one of the reasons why this precious stone is not so popular. Another reason is, often people get confused between...
Clive Christian, one of the most coveted interior designers in Great Britain never disappoints anyone! Known for creating luxurious kitchen interiors, he is also famous for being the maker of the most expensive perfume.
Clive Christian’s No. 1 Imperial Majesty, a limited edition perfume proudly sits in the list of the most expensive products in the world. It costs a staggering £ 1, 40000 for a 500 ml bottle! No wonder it made itself to the Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive perfume in the world!
So what is so special about this perfume and is the price justified?
Apparently yes, the price is very well justified. The perfume bottle and the perfume in the bottle are the two reasons that make it what it is!
The perfume is made by the famous perfumer Roja Dove. He left no stone un-turned and infused some of the very rare and precious natural ingredients available in the world. The women’s fragrance contains Indian jasmine, Tahitian Vanilla and Rosa Centafolia which is associated with Aphrodite, Goddess of art, love, beauty and creativity and the men’s perfume has Indian Sandalwood and Arabian Jasmine Sambac.
But, what is more interesting than the perfume is the bottle. The bottle is a Baccarat hand-crafted crystal bottle that has a five-carat brilliant cut diamond on its 18-carat gold collar. The neck of the bottle is designed reflecting the Queen’s crown.
The bottle with sparkling...
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...
When it comes to opinion on diamonds, the world is divided into two. On one side, there are the ones who are already proud owners of various pieces of diamond jewellery and on the other side are people who wish to own diamonds someday! No one is spared by the charm of diamonds! But now diamonds are not just associated with jewellery. They are steadily spreading their wings from jewellery to clothes and to all sorts of accessories that you can think of!
All you ladies, Attention Please! Soon a luxurious diamond-studded bra is going to hit the market.
The world famous lingerie brand, Victoria Secrets is adding yet another feather to their cap. Their latest addition, rightly named as ‘Fantasy Treasure’ bra is worth 1.6 million pounds and is studded with approximately 3,400 precious gem stones.
Embedded with 3,400 precious stones, the aqua push-up bra is made up of of 142 carats of white and yellow diamonds, pearls, faceted citrines and aquamarines that are all hand-set in 18-karat white and yellow gold.
Miranda Kerr, the gorgeous Australian model is going to strut on the ramp wearing the diamond studded bra in the upcoming Victoria’s Secret fashion show. If sources are to be believed, she will also be seen wearing it in the Victoria Secret’s Christmas Dreams and Fantasies catalogue.
Decked with so many sparkling diamonds and precious stones, it won’t be surprising if Miranda Kerr steals the...