Saturdays music star Frankie Sanford shows off her massive diamond engagement ring.
Here is a beautifully cut golden glow Yellow Color Emerald diamond graded by GIA. The warm golden color is rich with even tone and saturation and a great choice for those of you who prefer the warm color and yellow hues.
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Here is a beautiful “J” color diamond graded Excellent Cut by GIA that faces up icy white and eye clean.
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Old Mine Diamonds were cut and popular in 18th and 19th century and most often set into Georgian and Victorian jewelry. The notable characteristics of this cut are the open culet, small table facet, high angle Crown and Pavilion facets, thin girdles, and an irregular uneven shape. Diamond cutting tools were not as technologically advanced as they are today and the main objective of the Diamond cutter was maximum weight retention.
Nevertheless, the unique facet structure and facet alignment of these diamonds does result in a beautiful face up look that is most pleasing to the eye.
During the early 1980′s the price of Gold rose dramatically in a very short period of time and consumers cashed in by selling their Vintage and Antique diamond rings which were set with Old Mine and Old European Cut diamonds to Gold Refiners . These Antique stones were immediately recut into modern brilliant round shape diamonds.
Today, Old Mine and Old European Cut diamonds have come back in vogue and popularity and are much sought after for setting into Vintage and Antique Diamond Rings, Engagement Rings, and Customized Rings. The reduced supply of these diamonds combined with their increased popularity have resulted in price premiums.
Below, we show you two beautiful Old mine Cut diamonds:
Fancy Intense yellow diamonds in all of the diamond shapes are becoming increasingly popular as the choice for the diamond engagement ring center stone. The richness of the color, the intensity, and distribution across the entire face of these diamonds makes for a very powerful and sparkling visual impact.
Whether you choose a solitaire prong engagement ring, three-stone ring, or a halo diamond accent ring and have your fancy intense yellow center diamond surrounded by smaller white or colored stones, the total visual impact will be powerful and scintillating.
Here is a 1.62 carat Fancy Intense Yellow Radiant Cut diamond that we recently sold:
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Making her first public appearance since she accepted Brandon Blackstock’s marriage proposal, Kelly Clarkson sowed off her new massive yellow diamond engagement ring at Sunday’s VH1 Divas concert.
The ring features a huge canary diamond as the centerpiece with smaller white diamonds surrounding the main stone. There are additional smaller-sized pave set diamonds going all the way around the band.
Sterling, operator of Kay Jewelers and other stores nationwide, says in its lawsuit that Zale, based in Irving, Texas, is falsely claiming in advertisements that its Celebration Fire diamond is “the most brilliant diamond in the world.”
Sterling says Zale promotes the Fire diamond “as the most brilliant diamond in the world” on its website, its Facebook page, on Twitter and in stores. The company also says Zale makes a similar claim in its catalog. Sterling says in the lawsuit that the “independent laboratory testing,” cited by Zale in some promotional materials, falls short. It notes that the testing was limited, involving only diamonds from select leading national jewelry chains and could only be valid if the comparison was made against every diamond cut in the world.
Zales has not commented.
Kim Kardashian’s refusal to return her engagement ring from basketball star Kris Humphries has already lasted fives longer than their actual marriage.
Kardashian contends that she has no obligation to return the bling because the former couple’s prenup states that she is entitled to keep the estimated $2 million 21.5 Carat diamond. Humphries says that the marriage was a total sham and that Kim only wed him for publicity so therefore she has no right to keep such an expensive gift.
The estranged couple is set to return to court in mid February to determine a trial date.
Tiffany & Co. announced last Thursday that it is downgrading its full-year sales forecast amid slow revenue growth and a sharp drop in net earnings.
In the third quarter ended Oct. 31, Tiffany’s same-store sales in the Americas increased 1 percent while total sales were up 3 percent to $400 million.
Sales in the New York flagship store rose 5 percent in the period while comparable branch store sales fell 1 percent. Internet and catalog sales were up 3 percent.
Worldwide, same-store sales were up 1 percent for the New York-based retailer and total sales increased 4 percent to $852.7 million. Net earnings fell 30 percent, from $90 million to $63 million.