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Friday, October 23, 2009

Fun Friday The Letter D: Dreaming Of Diamonds

Well today is Fun Friday again, at Blogging For Fun. Today the letter of the day, is D, and I am dreaming of Diamonds. Anyone who follows me, knows I am a gemstone geek. However, I am not a diamond girl, unless they are colored. I love colored diamonds. Unfortunately they are rather expensive, as you can imagine. Take for instance the lovely Hope Diamond pictured above. Said to be the largest natural blue diamond in the world. I won't tell you what it is worth, as it might make you cry. I do have some blue diamonds, I set in a wedding band. They are small, but I cherish them. I also have a vintage WG blue diamond ring available for sale in my Etsy store, if anyone is interested.

Black Diamonds, I love them too. Black goes nice with other colored gemstones, especially pink, and yellow, and of course white. That black diamond ring is not mine either, I know it is a bummer. That is the largest black diamond ever found, according to the picture.

There are green, yellow, pink, champagne, red, and of course white diamonds. Most colored diamonds are irradiated to get their color. Thank goodness because the natural variety are out of this world expensive. Diamonds are the hardest gemstones known to men, with a 10 on the Moh's hardness scale. They are almost indestructible, though I have seen them crack, and chip at times.

If you are cheap like me, LOL, there are lovely diamond simulants on the market today. As long as you stick with a 1/2 or 1 carat no one but you will ever know it is not real. If you insist on a 3 carat or larger, well then most people will probably say there is no way she can afford a diamond of that size, and beauty. They come in all colors, shapes, and sizes, and make lovely pieces of jewelry.


Anne said...

I have never seen a black diamond. It is really stunning.

Ebie said...

Melissa, what a perfect post for your favorite collection. I agree that diamonds are expensive. I used to buy jewelries at the famous Jewelry district in LA, on layaway, but its been a while since I last visited that place.

Have a great weekend!

Femmepower said...

i'm crazy over accessories and jewelry but there's no way that i can afford a diamond,lol!

Salitype said...

i did not even know that diamond comes with other colors than the crystal! showing my ignorance on this lovely jewel!

thanks for sharing that. another lesson learned in the blogosphere today...colored diamonds!

btw,i don't own one and i don't think i ever will...maybe in my dreams!

have a lovely weekend, melissa


Melissa said...

Thanks guys, I am glad you enjoyed it.

betchai said...

thanks for the tip, Melissa. though i am not a gemstone geek, and i do not know if i would know how to take care of diamonds, but i do love wearing fashion accessory :) and i love that black, blue and green diamond.

Melissa said...

betchai I think the black, blue, and green would make a lovely color combo in a piece of jewelry. What do you think? Diamonds are probably the easiest to care for, because they are so durable.

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