Monday, March 10, 2008

Diamonds & Pearls

Diamonds are a girls best friend, and my friends, best friend....and well, you get the picture! Fantasies of Cartier, Harry Winston and Bvlgari are helping me to perfect The Law of Attraction. I'll take a Diamond anything (as long as it's over 7 carats) accompanied by some smaller diamonds and maybe a pearl or 2. The earrings pictured at left are from Harry Winston. They are classic, and they are on my list! Not a bad investment at all! The creations on Bvlgari's site just took my breath away. Absolutely exquisite. The 4 C's is what you want to remember when you go to pick out your stones. The 4 C's stand for Cut (how is it cut), Clarity (how clear is the Diamond?), Colour (what color is the Diamond?), Carat Weight (What does your Diamond Weigh?). For more thorough education on Diamonds you can go to the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) website. In addition to that most reputable Diamond Seller's have an area to educate you on their websites. Now, my mother had a several strands of pearls and I was as drawn to those necklaces like bees to honey. I vowed to get myself a strand when I grew up. Tiffany's was the first place I thought about when looking for a strand of Pearls for a gift. Then I thought, "I'll just educate myself on the subject, (never know when it might come in handy)." There are Akoya, South Sea, Australia, Tahiti, Indonesia and Freshwater Pearls. There are white, white rose, black, silver, pink and gold pearls. Then there's the Luster of a Pearl. Luster is the mirror like quality of a Pearl. Can't say that's what attracted me but if they say it's Luster, then Luster it is! Luster is apparently what people have been fascinated by throughout the years. There are several places to learn more about diamonds and pearls like the GIA and Bluenile. Kind of makes you stop and think....Nature has and continues to give us some of our most valued commodities. No matter what language you speak, what currency you trade with, Diamonds and Pearls are of immense value. Maybe it's just the Creator's way of winking at us! Reminding us that everything he created has life and or energy in it. We should value ALL life like we value the Diamond and the Pearl. "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear." - Ambrose Redmoon Lovin Life, truthis