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How To Wear A Wrist Watch Properly – The Lesson of Style

When purchasing watches, no one is questioned with how to wear watches, actually. This appears to be logical and rational. Nevertheless, the simplest things happen to be complicated sometimes. Everything is made from details and details sometimes mean far more than the whole. People who really wander how to wear watches properly exist and they are really concerned in this issue.


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The Cuban leader Fidel Castro, a revolutionary Che Gevara, politicians Winston Churchill and Bill Clinton, writers Somerset Maugham and Mark Twain, the actor and the political figure Arnold  Schwarzenegger – these names are well-known and these figures are best known to the world for their political, social, literary and other achievements. Moreover, the abovementioned people highly esteem cigar smoking and, thus, they come as people who own the greatest number of tools and accessories so requisite for this leisurely process and among others there are cigar lighters.


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In the light of a variety and availability of glass items, glass ware is still appreciated by plenty people, especially when it comes to cut glass. The cut glass produces a long, lingering and musical tune when you put your finger at the cut-glass edge. So, in Japan the craftsmen make unique musical instruments. A crystal violin, completely transparent, is estimated for fifty thousand USD. Crystal glass tableware is not so much expensive though it is able to produce the charming, unique and so brittle music providing it is properly cared.

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Pink Diamonds – Fascinating Luxury

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

pink diamondsPink diamonds are believed to be assigned for beautiful ladies, this is an absolute statement and these gems are totally associated with charming beauties who nicely chirp when admiring at the diamonds. A pink diamond on a female hand is like a n unveiling tender orchid which attracts the look, touches and gives the feeling of joy and satisfaction. The diamonds of the glamour and romantic color are too rare in nature and therefore they are too highly appreciated by the gem lovers. Those who are willing to invest in pink diamonds will also win. This is a precious stone which is too hard to get at the jewelry store though pink diamond jewels are worth admiration and they really prove their cost.

Pink diamonds in history of mankind

India proved to be the place where the pink diamonds are mined from the ancient times, and this country is also the place of the first pink diamond ever developed in the history of precious stones. The jewelers of the present and the amateurs still affirm that Indian diamonds of pink shade have always been the most wonderful and the purest stones in the world.

Darya-e Nur, 182 carats (36g) diamond, is the world-known pink diamond developed in India which means Sea of Light or Ocean of Light. It is supposed to be mined in the Paritala-Kollur Mine in Golkonda approximately in the early XIV century. First the diamond is mentioned in works by the famous traveler Jean-Baptiste Tavernier when he visited Golkonda in 1642. Jean-Baptiste called the stone a Gig Table since the stone was of the square shape with natural facets that resembled the lines of a table. The stone weighed 242,31 carats. Far later the stone was found in the treasure house of Nader Shah of Persia, where the Big Table was supposed to be cut into two parts, Darya-e Nur and the stone of lesser size. The modern Sea of Light distinguishes with the pale pink shade and is trimmed in gold, incrusted with precious stones. At present the stone is stored at the Tehran Central Bank of Iran. In XVIII century the court jewelers used color precious stones in a great way. The royal diadems were incrusted with a bulk of fancy diamonds when creating the brilliant look altogether with the exact lines of the silhouette. A flat diamond of tender pink color weighing 13 carats was found in possession of Paul I. The precious stone was the core stone in the diadem with additionally incrusted 175 diamonds and 1200 stones of rose faceting. In the XX century pink diamonds became too popular in the segment of precious stones after the diamond mines Argyle was discovered in 70s in Australia. Rio Tinto Company which possesses the mines of precious stones had a luxury treasure of the collection Grand Passions consisting of 43 pink diamonds which are amazing with their characteristics.  The collection includes the diamond Argyle Amour weighing 2,61 carats, the round Shalimar of 1,25 carats and the oval Scarlet weighing 1,1 carats. The color palette of the pink diamonds in Australia ranges in shades: from pink and pink with crimson, brown-pink to the pink champagne. The precious stones are sold only at the closed auctions with the estimated price of 100 thousand dollars per carat.

Most Expensive, Legendary and Large Diamonds

Steinmetz Pink is the largest pink diamonds with the high purity rate. This diamond was found in Africa which weighed 59,60 carats. The jewelers of Steinmetz Company worked hard for two years to furnish the stone the look of diamond.

Graff, a pink diamond, from the South Africa, of 70,39 carats, of a pear-shaped faceting, is the part of the necklace incrusted with white diamonds. Francois Graff, the son to the founder of the Jewelry House of Laurence Graff, sold the diamond to the anonymous businessman from Russia for 100 million dollars.

A reputed jeweler Harry Winston, the creator of glamour masterpieces, made a ring of juicy pink diamond of 6,1 carats. This jewel was bought up by the famous Hollywood actor Ben Affleck for some 1,2 million dollars which was gifted to the fascinating Jennifer Lopez at their engagement event. The long-waited wedding failed to occur though pink diamonds increased in price and appreciation as never ever.

Pink Panther is not a myth

The legendary auction house Christie's was the witness of the scandalous battle for the main lot Vivid Pink, the diamond of juicy rich shades of pink color weighing 5 carats. This diamond appears to be the prototype of the well-known Pin Panther from the similar movie. Before the diamond was put to auction, it was demonstrated in Geneva, New York, Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong, the place of the auction event. Preliminary the Panther was estimated for 5 million dollars though due to its recognition and rare natural shade, the diamond was sold for the record of 10,8 million dollars.

Pink diamonds in the art of jewelry

Though the diamonds are rare in nature and have complicated faceting, they serve as the appropriate material for designers when making jewelry items.

Van Cleef &Arpels Jewelry House exhibited the collection of jewels in Moscow including the legendary Dragonfly broche which became the distinctive symbol of the brand itself. The precious accessory was made by the personal order in 1944 in New York in platinum incrusted with rubies and emeralds and a bulk of pink diamonds, surely.

The brand «de Grisogono» offers female watches for 205 thousand dollars which combines two kinds of rare and expensive diamonds. The square case is incrusted with black stones while the dial and the padding are decorated with pink gems. The wristlet is also pink but made from the leather of the scate. These wrist watches are the accessory and the distinctive feature of a business lady.

Fountain pens or ballpoints Etoile de Montblanc from the Joaillière collection are perfect accessories for a business lady. These pens are made in white, pink or yellow gold, incrusted with pink diamond and blue sapphires. The price ranges from 1000 to 4000 thousand dolls.

The rarity and the amazing beauty of the pink diamonds make the accessories really attractive and fantastic. Some people tend to demonstrate the jewels showing off, while the others are willing to hide the treasures in safes as the most reliable investment in future. Nevertheless, the pink brilliance of the stone is always luxury, whether it is trimmed in gold or incrsted with other precious stones and gems.

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