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.