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Michael Hill's 22 Carat Diamond Is A Girls Best Friend
Renowned jeweler Michael Hill today announced the purchase of a rare 22 carat diamond.
By: Markson Sparks!
With over 50 years experience working with jewels this diamond is just one of three, princess cut diamonds of this size, that jewel expert Hill has ever seen; with the clarity, cut and colour of the highest grade.
“Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Katie Holmes, Beyonce and Catherine Zeta Jones are all fans of diamonds, along with most other women on the planet, it is these women that epitomize old world Hollywood glamour that we will use as inspiration for the design of a unique engagement ring.
“The cut, clarity, colour and carat of this diamond is absolutely brilliant so we are looking forward to seeing the stone take final shape into the ultimate engagement ring that will be worn and cherished by its owner.
“The rarity of the stone is what initially attracted me to the diamond and I just had to have it.” he concluded.
Since early 1979, the words Michael Hill have been synonymous with love, friendship and giving, with the jeweler now one of the worlds most successful jewelry brands in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
At Michael Hill, every piece of jewelry has a story behind it, from the design inspiration to the care put into crafting it. Jewelry making for the company is still a traditional craft where their own jewelers add the human touch and the creation of every piece is a collaboration of highly skilled designers, jewelers, stone setters and polishing experts.
For further information go to; www.michaelhill.com
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10 Diamond Facts That Ring True
1. In India, the diamond has traditionally enjoyed great fame as a talisman, thanks to its exceptional hardness and other properties. It was a symbol of courage and virility, qualities that were considered exclusively male.
2. Today, the diamond has grown to become the symbol that defines important emotional events such as an engagement, birth or anniversary, or to immortalize personal achievements.
3. Diamond is the hardest material on earth. For this reason it can only be cut with another diamond. The three major industrial applications for diamond are cutting, polishing and sanding. Diamond is also a favourite material of the medical and aerospace industries, due to its purity and its optical and thermal qualities.
4. Nobody knows when the first diamond was discovered. Bet we do know where this occurred. An extract from a fiscal law book in Sanskrit from the 4th Century B.C. reveals that at that time diamonds were a traded commodity in India.
5. From the earliest times diamonds have been reserved for a small elite of crowned heads. This changed in the 20th Century, with the rise of modern capitalism. Diamond was suddenly within reach of the middle classes.
6. The largest known diamond is half the size of the moon and twinkles in the Sagittarius constellation, 50 light years away from Earth. It weighs 10 billion-trillion-
7. It is perfectly possible to make a diamond out of the ashes of your dearly departed following cremation.
8. The very first woman to wear diamond jewelry was Agnes Sorel (1422-1450), a ‘favourite’
9. The marquise cut, which runs to a point on the left and right, owes its name to no one less than Madame de Pompadou who willingly offered her lips as the model.
10. The Cullinan is the world’s largest diamond. It was found by an overseer of the Premier Mine near Pretoria, South Africa, and weighed a mere 3,106 carats. It was cut into nine principle stones and 96 smaller stones of various sizes. The principle stones are the property of the British royal family and the largest of these, the 530 carat, pear-cut Cullinan 1, adorns the scepter in the Tower of London.