Tuesday, April 27, 2010
To round out diamonds for April, you have to talk about a Champagne Diamond. I do not own a Champagne Diamond, or at least not that I know of. Champagne Diamonds can range in color from a color of poor quality that looks like just a dirty, yucky diamond, to this lovely mocha color with hints of pink, and red. Darker Champagne diamonds can be called Cognac, or Chocolate Diamonds. I love them set with other pink gemstones. It is one of my favorite color combos, browns with pinks. Like all diamonds, Champagne Diamonds are durable, ten on the Mohs Hardness Scale, and of course very expensive.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Continuing with the diamond theme, because diamonds are the birthstone for April babies. Anyone who has read this blog before knows that blue diamonds are my favorite. I own only the small blue diamonds shown in the ring, that I wear as an alternate wedding band. The loose blue diamond is not mine, I wish. I did have a blue diamond vintage ring, that I sold to a lovely lady, who adores it. It was way too big for my petite hand, and I could never be comfortable wearing it. Fine London Blue Topaz, or Kashmir Blue Sapphire can look just like a blue diamond. Matter of fact when I wear this wedding band, I wear a solitaire London Blue Topaz with it. You would never know it was not a blue diamond. There are blue diamond synthetics, and simulants that are very affordable, and I just saw where there is now a blue Moisannite.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
April is the month of diamonds. Why? Because diamonds are the birth stone for all the lucky people born in April. Did you know that diamonds were not the original engagement stone. The blue sapphire was the original engagement stone, and some cultures used the pearl. Diamonds are the toughest gemstones in the world, with a hardness of 10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. There are yellow diamonds that are natural, with no treatment, some are called Sunshine Diamonds, because of their paler yellow color than the irradiated variety called, canary yellow diamonds. Colored diamonds, whether treated or untreated are very expensive. Even small colored diamonds are expensive, even with poor quality. There are simulated yellow diamonds on the market that are really beautiful, and affordable. I do not personally own a yellow diamond in my collection, at least not that I know of. I did sell a one carat parcel of some for a friend of mine, and they were beautiful. Since April is the month of the diamond, I will share a new color all month. I think you will be surprised how many colors a diamond can actually be purchased in.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Melissas Jewelry and Gemstone Store
missy69's Shop Announcement
Welcome to my jewelry store. I offer a layaway plan, combined shipping, and great prices, on great jewelry items. I have frequent sales, and specials so be sure to check back often. EASTER SALE STARTING TODAY UNTIL APRIL 4TH AT 12 NOON EASTERN TIME. MOST ITEMS MARKED DOWN FIFTY PERCENT, AT LEAST 20 TO 30 DOLLARS OFF. SHOP NOW MOST PIECES ARE ONE ONLIES.
My Easter sale ends Sunday, some items 50% off. The three shown are my featured items, but I have 38 items total. I offer a layaway plan, and combined shipping, so be sure to take advantage of this sale. You will find sapphire, topaz, a, citrine, andesine/labradorite, morganite, tsavorite garnet, tanzanite, and more. To see all my items available, click right here to go to my store.