Well, as you can expect, Melania Trump has recently graced the cover of her first glossy magazine as First Lady of the United States. In this month’s issue of Vanity Fair Mexico, the First Lady is pictured twirling diamond necklaces around a fork as if they were spaghetti. It’s an apt representation for a woman with her fortune, fame, beauty and power. Effortlessly sending the message that some women can have their diamonds and eat them too. However, as much buzz as there has been over this recent cover, it’s not a recent story. The photos and interview are actually a recycled story that was published in GQ last April.
You may know your stuff when it comes to the polished loose diamonds and how they’re graded, but how much do you know about rough diamonds and how they’re mined? If you’re like most people, probably not much. People often talk about how the price of a diamond is based on a false sense of rarity, and how the myth of that rarity helps to inflate the value of diamonds. However, it’s a little bit more complicated than that. While diamonds are not as rare as they once were, we never know when a mine may be tapped dry, and when another mine will be found. Plus, once we do find a new diamond mine, there’s no way of knowing – until we start digging – exactly how many stones the mine will yield. And finally, when a mine doesn’t yield many diamonds, there are tens of thousands of tons of dirt that have to be sieved either way. If you want to know more about the diamond mining process, here’s a little tutorial.
If you pay any attention to jewelry auctions at all, then you’ve definitely noticed the way that blue and pink diamonds have been dominating the scene for the past couple of years. It seems every few months there’s another Sotheby’s auction where a blue or pink diamond breaks another record for highest price per carat. There was the Graff Pink, Wittelsbach-Graff, The Sweet Josephine, and the Oppenheimer Blue to name a few of the most famous. Here we look at some of the most impressive, record-breaking blue and pink diamonds sold at auction over the past few years.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the current political climate is affecting just about every market in some way or another. When the pot gets stirred this hard, the tides are bound to change dramatically. The diamond market is definitely in a moment of flux, and if you’re an investor, then it’s important that you know what to expect. So far, it looks like the diamond market, just like the stock market, is seeing a huge resurgence. It’s too early to tell just how big the wave may be, but regardless, it’s imperative that diamond investors stay ahead of the curve. Here is how the current political climate is affecting the diamond market.
Summertime may be the best time to go on your honeymoon, but there is no doubt that wintertime is the most romantic time to propose. After all, there’s a certain magic to the winter and the holiday season that makes everyone hopeful for good fortune in the new year. It’s a time to indulge in all the sweet things in life – both literally and figuratively. And nothing goes better with the sparkle of fresh fallen snow and glittering lights than a twinkling diamond engagement ring held by a man on one knee. Whether it’s for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or anywhere in between, there’s several reasons why wintertime is the most romantic time to propose.
One of the hardest things about planning your wedding is definitely finding the right wedding venue. There are a lot of places that look great in the photos, but feel cheesy in person. There are others that are gorgeous throughout, but the pricing isn’t included on the website and may be far out of your budget. And a lot of places are only somewhat affordable during the off-seasons. There’s a lot that you will need to do in order to get your wedding planned, orchestrated and paid for, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be a struggle. Here is how to find the right wedding venue without losing your mind.
There are few events more stressful to plan than a wedding, and each step of the way it seems like there’s a learning curve. One task that most people aren’t very familiar with is the process of sending out the wedding invitations. After all, most of us have been using social media and text messaging as our primary mode of communication when it comes to event planning for as long as we can remember. However, once you’ve gone through the grueling process of writing and revising your guest list, finding the perfect venue and setting the date, you should be able to throw together your wedding invites with ease.
Many of us are aware by now of which birthstone we’ve been assigned, but sometimes it can be hard to know how to wear it. By now you might have a small collection of garnet jewelry from various aunts and grandparents. That is, if you were born in January, but how much of that jewelry is actually acceptable to wear as an adult? Well, a lot of it does depend on what you’re working with in the first place. Here are a few of the different ways that you can wear garnet jewelry and show off your birthstone with class.