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Diamond is my Color

There can be beautiful rainbow colors in our world, but the different diamond colors are the best to enjoy and they are great when wearing them. But first let’s see what a real diamond is and then we will understand why they bear different colors. And last but not least what are the best diamonds that are for us on the market, their value calculated by carat weight.

The best moment of them all is buying this gemstone, or let someone else buy it for us.

The Greeks used to call the diamond adamas this means “unbreakable” because of the strong bonding between the atoms, maybe and just maybe, it also speaks to us about the bonding, the engagement between man and woman when they make one another a love commitment, giving diamond ring to his fiancĂ© like as a symbol of their compromise before marriage. Oh ! ok also for anniversaries.

If you want a technical explanation about the diamond structure you’ll not find it here, but I’ll try to explain how come diamonds have different colors. I’m not an expert, but I love diamonds. A diamond is formed by crystal structure called “diamond lattice” inside this structure sometimes are trapped impurities in the form of chemical elements as Boron and Nitrogen combined with it’s typical transparency, and polished to perfection, all this elements give the diamond it’s clear and sometimes white color we love so much in natural diamonds.

The polishing of the diamond is critical because this accentuates the high optical dispersion this means it has the ability to disperse the different colors that catch our eyes.

When there is more boron in the atom composition of a diamond we are talking here in one per million of lattice atoms we get a blue diamond. For a yellow diamond there has to be more nitrogen, and so on we can get black, grey, brown diamonds, green, purple, pink, orange and red.

When a white diamond has a yellowish color it’s said to be a cheaper diamond. Intense pink and blue diamonds are in the market and can be highly valued.

On the contrary to natural diamonds formed within the earth, synthetic diamonds are manufactured in a laboratory, made by high pressure and temperature, and by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). By the methods before mentioned, there are also yellow, blue, green and pink diamonds. Even black and brown diamonds are in the market. During a long time brown diamonds where considered worthless but they are becoming popular now days. This color is compared to champagne, to cognac, honey and caramel, even chocolate.

The trends for 2011 diamond jewelry and jewelry in general:

Snake rings and bangles, butterfly and flower motifs, natural stones with electric colors, multiple diamonds to give the appearance of a chunkier piece, gold with brown or chocolate diamonds with a vintage air

http://www.levian.com/trends/2011/

Chocolate Diamonds

http://www.levian.com/

http://www.jared.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/category|10451|10001|-1|19070|19070|19070|Y

wellendorff.com

http://www.templestclair.com/page/home

For beautifull diamond, necklaces, rings, etc…De Beers

http://www.debeers.com/page/onlinebrochure

For beautiful jewelry and diamonds Boodles

http://www.boodles.com

Rare and exquisite Pink Diamonds

http://www.kimberleydiamonds.com.au/diamonds_pink.php

Hello Kitty

black diamond pendant by Kimora Lee Simmons

http://bit.ly/9X0JL2

The glittering world of Hello Kitty

http://bit.ly/5QBQuz

Color Diamond Chart

What is your diamond color??

fancy cut diamond chart

 

Links:

Diamond educational:

http://www.mavrikjewelry.com/Customer-Service/Educational

http://www.si.edu/encyclopedia_si/nmnh/hope.htm

http://www.ncdia.com/index.cfm

Read about the Kimberley Process: A joint governments, industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds

http://www.kimberleyprocess.com

(stay informed it’s important) 🙂

July 10, 2010 Posted by | Skyscraper Gossip | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

CHOCOLATE MMM

What is going on between chocolate companies this days? As I know conversations are being held by Hershey and Kraft on their intention to expand their markets overseas, where Cadbury and Ferrero are.

There are good experiences in life, but one old-time exquisite experience is eating chocolate…good chocolate.

One of these great moments happened when I was travelling from Mexico City to Huston, Texas by car, not an easy two-day trip, and finding out that with the heat of the Sonora desert a Hershey’s chocolate bar was totally melted, I ate it like chocolate fudge and was great.

Other great moment was when crossing the Suez channel on a boat to Egypt, when arriving at Qantara I found a Cadbury chocolate smashed deep in my backpack it tasted so fine!

But Hershey and Ferrero teamed this Wednesday to make a counter offer the one that Kraft made to Cadbury some days ago.

Negotiations are going on and we will see more clearly what is going on by December’s  first or second week.

Brands

Ferrero has Ferrero Rocher, Kinder Surprise Egg, Nutella and the tictacs

Kraft brands are Oreo, Maxwell House Coffee

Links

Kraft and Cadbury negotiations

Hershey and Cadbury negotiations (in Spanish)

This is a skyscraper gossip by Bassia

November 20, 2009 Posted by | Skyscraper Gossip | , , | 3 Comments