Yellow Engagement Rings: Fancy Intense Yellow Diamonds Are A Great Option For Your Engagement Ring.

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:

Visit our Exceldiamonds.com web site to view these incredibly beautiful diamonds!

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Clarksons Diamond Engagement Ring.

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.

Kelly Clarkson Diamond Engagement Ring

What You Should Look for When Buying A Loose Heart Shape Diamond.

The heart-shaped diamond is the most romantic of diamond shapes. It is similar to the Pear shape, but has a cleft in the rounded end that forms the lobes of the heart. Important considerations when choosing a Heart shape diamond are its symmetry, shape definition and outline, and the roundness of the lobes which should be rounded and clearly defined. A moderate bow tie formation at the center of the diamond is beneficial as it improves contrast brilliance and face up beauty of the diamond. Heart-shaped diamonds should be mounted in special settings with five prongs: two at the lobes of the heart, two on the sides of the heart, and a V-shaped prong to protect the point of the heart.

Example Photo of Heart Shape Diamond.

How Much Is Your Clock Worth?

A rare Breguet Sympathique clock–the type of timepiece that used to decorate the palaces of European royalty–sold for $6.8 million Tuesday at Sotheby’s New York, setting a new auction record for a clock.  It was the second-highest price achieved for any timepiece at auction, surpassed only by the $11 million sale of the Henry Graves Supercomplication in 1999, also sold by Sotheby’s.

The Duc d’Orléans (above) is the most complex of the Sympathique clocks created by renowned French watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet, who conceived the idea for these clocks–designed primarily to showcase his skills–while exiled to Switzerland during the French Revolution.

New Bluetooth is a Black Diamond

The Acase Black Diamond III portable Bluetooth speaker designed by Yantouch features a glowing crystal that changes colors to the music.

Inside the orb, there is room for speakers, a subwoofer, a Bluetooth receiver, and, of course, electronics to illuminate the thing. In addition to serving as a dodecahedron for the desk this color-shifting Black Diamond even provides an inner storage chamber for the remote. What more could you want for your Doctor Who-themed office?

The Black Diamond III is available now for $120 from Amazon.

Sterling Jewelers Sues Zales Over Diamond “Brilliance”.

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 Keeping Humphrey’s Bling.

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 Earnings down 30% on Soft Economy.

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.

Are you Getting Married this year on December 12th?

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.