Ice, Ice, Baby!

Jewellery is like icing on the cake. It completes a woman’s look. From junk jewellery to gold to platinum to silver, a woman is spoilt for choice. The cherry on the cake, of course, is the diamond. Like a woman it is multi-faceted.

Icylicious Beyonce

Off to buy a rock? 

The Cut, Colour, Clarity, and Carat are the 4 C’s you need to bear in mind.

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Cut This affects the light that the diamond throws out. Cut and polish affects the diamond’s bling factor. This can make or break the diamond. So pay attention.

Marilyn Monroe’s best buds

Colour Almost all diamonds have a hint of colour in them. Colourless diamonds are in a class of their own and a rarity. The cut of the diamond helps minimise the colour. Place the diamond, pavilion up, on a piece of white cloth to check this aspect. Ask the merchant for the grading. If it is E, F, G it is of the best quality while K, L, M would mean the presence of colour is noticeable.

Sushmita Sen

Clarity Diamonds have faults like crystals and feathers. Looking at it under a microscope will give you an idea how flawless it is. Lesser the number of feathers and crystals better the quality of the rock.

Sharon Stone

Carat It is the weight of the diamond. One carat is equal to 1/5th of a gram. 1/100th of a carat is a point. But the weight by itself does not determine the diamond’s value or its size. If it is not cut properly, a bigger diamond will be lacklustre.

Material Girl Madonna

More celebrity rocks coming up………………………….

 

– anuraadha

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~ by anuraadha on March 9, 2010.

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