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Saturday, April 30, 2005

      A windfall for local jeweler

Thousands of shareholders have gathered in Omaha, Neb for Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting. More than 10,000 people crowded into Borsheim's jewelry store Friday evening for the first official event of the Berkshire annual meeting. Shareholders are offered discounts of up to 50%. Not bad!

And jewelry designer Michael Beaudry said he was close to selling a rare red diamond ring. He wouldn't divulge the price, but said a red diamond a little less than one carat in size recently sold at auction for $1 million. Wow!!

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      Reaching the stars for her (literally)

Well thats what you will have to do if you want to gift the galaxy's largest diamond to the woman in your life. This cosmic diamond is a chunk of crystallized carbon 50 light-years from the Earth in the constellation Centaurus. It is 2,500 miles across and weighs 5 million trillion trillion pounds, which translates to approximately 10 billion trillion trillion carats, or a one followed by 34 zeros. Damn!

diamond star
A diamond that is almost forever

"You would need a jeweler's loupe the size of the Sun to grade this diamond!"

Astronomers refer to it as 'Lucy' after the Beatles song 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.'

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- 203 carat diamond.....phew !!!it is huge!!!!

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      B's the trend this summer

B's the trend this summer. Wear the jewelry which is bold, big, bulky and blue.

Turquoise is the color for the season. Be it a casual dress or a party wear, dont forget to add some turquoise chuncks of jewelry to go with it.

spring trend 2005

Another thing that has picked up this summer apart from layered clothes is layered jewelry. So check out your style and upgrade your wardrobe with the latest trends for this spring.

So what are you waiting for!!!!!!!!!

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      Diamond (encryptions) are forever!!

For the geeks around here.. No longer are diamonds only a girl's best friend, but they could also become the sworn enemy of spies and hackers. How? "Researchers at Melbourne University are growing diamond particles on optical fibres to transmit information they say will be impossible to hack."

Buh wump dump.

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Friday, April 29, 2005

      Mother's Day coming. Have you made the reservations?

If you are anything like me, you still wouldn't have done the planning for mother's day. Well, this afternoon lets pledge to make all the arrangements to make this a wonderful Mother's Day. Before making the reservation for a brunch or a lunch, just consider what Mom is into.. does she enjoy drinks, or jazz, or a hearty appetite, or warm donuts?

Mother's Day

And if you want to make Mom feel all the more special, jewelry can be the perfect gift for Mother's Day. Heres some advice posted on ABC7Chicago.com: "Fine Jewelry Gifts For Every Type of Mom -- from the affordable to the extravagant:
Mother's Day Gift Ideas
-- Transitional jewelry that can take a working mom from day to evening with ease.
-- Sentimental pieces of jewelry for proud moms that serve as a reminder of her biggest accomplishment(s).
-- Jewelry that connotes serenity, like doves; uncut and natural looking gemstones in vibrant colors like orange, blue and green; and jewelry that is inspired by nature."

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      Celebrity Jewelry

The fashion designers surely look forward to the events like the Academy Awards Night to showcase their designs on the most beautiful faces in the country. This time the Best Actress Award winner, Hilary Swank is believed to be paid £50,000 to wear the earrings from Chopard.

Celebrity jewelry: earrings worn by Hilary Swank

Other celebrities like Cate Blanchett, Beyonce Knowles, Penelope Cruz, Drew Barrymore, Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman, Ziyi Zhang, etc were all dressed in the best designer wear.

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      Camilla's brooch blunder

Camilla's jewel encrusted brooch
Guess what??? Camilla was spotted wearing Queen Mother's 100th birthday gift, a jewel-encrusted brooch:, upside down. The brooch which costed just 2,500 pounds to make was designed by Rachel Jeffrey. Probably Camilla didnt know that the brooch was inspired from the fisherman's fly!!!!

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      Replicas of Camilla's Engagement Ring

Camilla's platinum engagement ring appears to have an emerald cut center diamond with three diamond baguettes going down each side. Now you can buy the same engagement ring for much less.. from £19 to £30,000 as many loacl jewelry companies have started offering the replica rings

Camilla Parker's diamond engagement ring with three diamond baguettes

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      Controlling Diamonds

What is Kimberly Process?

"At the start of 2003, an impressive effort to govern globalization got underway: The international diamond trade, which had fueled civil wars and international crime, became subject to a regulatory system backed by the United Nations and known as the Kimberley Process. An unlikely alliance of governments, the diamond industry and constructive nongovernmental organizations united behind two simple ideas:
-- Freshly mined diamonds should be sealed in registered containers that certify their country of origin.
-- Diamond importers should not accept unregistered gems that might profit insurgents or criminals.

Diamonds from conflict areas have sustained guerrillas in Liberia, Congo, Angola and Sierra Leone; they are thought to form part of terrorist financial networks."

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      First Lady's dramatic jewelry

First lady Laura Bush has never looked better or more obviously regal thanks to the diamond and pearl necklace and matching drop earrings of significant carats. These are the kind of jewels that should come with their own Secret Service code name. This she wore while attendeding the Texas State Society's Black Tie and Boots Ball, and previously on her visit to Buckingham Palace in 2003. "It had been borrowed from her mother-in-law, Barbara Bush. The gems make the demure necklace she wore during the last inauguration look like a strand of gumball beads."

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Thursday, April 28, 2005

      75,000 years old jewelry found

Yup, thats correct. Even 75,000 years back, women wanted jewelry. Shell beads found in Blombos Cave on the southern tip of Africa are 75,000 years old.

ancient jewelry

Researchers believe the use of jewellery grew out of the need to identify individuals - to determine which social group a person belonged to, or their status within that group. According to the scientists: "It's all about identity - about changing the way you look. I'm sure clothing also came along in a big way at the same time. And then there's all that ochre. These people were interested in changing their colour."

Not too many things have changed between then and now. Have they?

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      Airport turns into Auction House

Looking to buy a gold wedding band? Well, you don't have to go the mall. Rather, make a trip to the Kennedy Airport where they put things from Rolexes to Wedding bands on auction. This is the result of many of us walking off the security-check without our watches and jewelry.

The Port Authority is taking bids until May 12. So hurry up! There's only one catch: It's all being sold as a single lot — probably enough to fill up your average-sized pickup truck.

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      Recycling Gold

These days we always try to use eco-friendly and recyclable product. Also the environmentalists are trying to spread the awareness. But to our surprise, gold is recycled since Bronze Age. So you must be wearing an earring made from the gold from the crown of some Pharaoh.

Gold surely is an eco-friendly material!!!

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      From biotech PR to jewelry designer

Story of how a bride-to-be began making jewelry out of desperation and then her journey from biotech public relations executive to jewelry designer. This female, Adriana Jenkins, has got her jewelry line into 8 stores all along the east coast & is aiming for 20.

Good luck girl!

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      Moms want jewelry

JCOC study shows moms want jewelry: "Nearly 32 percent of respondents who are also mothers report that, if asked, they would suggest jewelry as their gift of choice, with diamond jewelry the clear preference for 39 percent of those polled. Nearly 8 percent say they would like sapphire, their birthstone or plain metal jewelry, while almost 44 percent prefer yellow gold, and 25 percent want white gold. Earrings were respondents' favored type of jewelry, followed by fashion rings, bracelets and necklaces."

"Their gift-of-choice was evenly distributed between flowers and jewelry, at 17 percent each."

So what about you? Done with your Mother's Day shopping?


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      $57,000 Jewelry Stolen From Car

WFTV.com - News - $57,000 In Jewelry Stolen From Car In K-Mart Parking Lot: " A Polk County couple is out $57,000 in jewelry after thieves broke into their car during a quick trip to K-Mart."

wow! thats quite a lot of valuables to keep in the car.

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      Growth in diamond jewelry market

U.S. Retail Diamond Jewelry Market Grows 8.2%

-- "U.S. retail sales of diamond jewelry increased by 8.2 percent last year, to $31.5 billion – a rise of $2.4 billion over 2003 sales of $29.1 billion"
-- "In 2004, diamond engagement rings reached their highest average price at $2,600."
-- "Over the last five years, three-stone diamond jewelry has posted an average annual growth in sales of almost 35 percent."
-- "In 2004, the Diamond Right Hand Ring drove the $3.8 billion non-bridal fashion diamond ring category from an underperforming section of the market into one that grew by 15 percent. This can be attributed to the success of the marketing campaign “The Left Hand Is For We, The Right Hand Is For Me!”

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

      $75,000 Diamond Giveaway

Boomtown's $75,000 Diamond Giveaway Bedecks Winners With Dazzling Jewelry: "Boomtown Casino and Hotel Reno's $75,000 Diamond Giveaway has just awarded dazzling Hearts on Fire and other diamond jewelry in the grand prize drawing."

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      Men's Jewelry Design Contest

The Gemological Institute of America is accepting applications for the 29th annual George A. Schuetz Design Competition , dedicated to men's jewelry. Anyone is eligible to submit a design. GIA will be accepting applications through June 15.

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      Hello World

Hello World!

April 27th 2005