Saturdays music star Frankie Sanford shows off her massive diamond engagement ring.
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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.
Yes, this year December 12th comes out to 12-12-12, the last triple date for the next 100 years!
Wedding planners, Caterers, hotels and restaurants are flooding the airwaves and print media with advertisements of special offers for weddings on 12/12/12. A range of options, from “luxurious” ceremonies to “economy” models are being offered. Price ranges, are accompanied by misty soft-focus illustrations of wedding rings, cakes and adoring couples gazing longingly at each other.
No doubt the inside band of the diamond engagement rings and wedding bands will be inscribed with “12-12-12″ in addition to an additional personal message or phrase.
Cities and towns all over the world from Australia to Finland to Russia, to the USA, and Asia are reporting a torrent of bookings of wedding ceremonies on December 12.
One country, however, is an exception to this wedding booking frenzy and that is Bulgaria.
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church is currently observing the 40-day lent period of Advent before Christmas, a time during which weddings are not allowed.
Church weddings are ceremonial but not legal, given that Bulgaria’s constitution specifies that marriage is a civil union between a man and a woman – a provision, by the way, that forestalls gay marriages in Bulgaria. December 12 will see only weddings at state civil marriage offices on a strictly heterosexual basis.