Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Champagne Diamonds

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

? Pink Diamond

Do you see that pink gemstone in the center of that ring? I believe that may just be a pink diamond. I bought it in a parcel, and it is about a 5mm round. I set it in the ring setting, after using the dichroscope on it. It appears to be a single refractive gemstone. There are only three natural gems that are single refractive spinel, garnet, and diamonds. Glass, and synthetics are as well, but this gemstone has inclusions and glass and synthetics do not usually have these kind of visible inclusions. If it is garnet I have never seen one this color. That leaves diamond, or spinel. No matter which it turns out to be, I love it, and I wear it as an alternate to my engagement ring.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Blue Diamonds

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

Red Diamonds, April is Diamond Month

Another variety of diamond colors is the lovely, and stunning red diamond. Red diamonds are irradiated to achieve the bright red color shown. As you can see this gemstone has the same color, and tone as several other gemstones not as valuable as a red diamond such as garnets, rubies, red andesine labradorite, and red spinel. When purchasing colored diamonds, be sure to buy from a trusted, and reputable seller to avoid paying a lot of money for something other than a red diamond. Diamonds are the birthstone for April babies. Diamonds have a hardness of 10 on the Mohs hardness scale. You would pay handsomely for a red diamond of this size, color, and clarity.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Yellow Diamonds, April is Diamond Month

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

Aprils Birthstone Is The Diamond

If you were born in the month of the April, then you are a lucky girl for diamond is the birthstone for April. If you don't know about the diamond, the video below will help you.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Sale Ends Sunday, up to 50% Off

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.

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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.


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