Harry Winstone sets new world record for the diamond

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Harry Winstone sets new world record for the diamond

Harry Winston, diamond production and distribution company, has set the new record price ever paid for diamond during Christies auction in Switzerland, Geneva.

Jewelry company, Harry Winston, who also own mines as well as other facilities to produce diamonds, on Wednesday night in Christies auction, Geneva Switzerland, has bought for $ 26,7 million for the 101,73 carat diamond.

According to Christies representative Raul Kadakia, Harry Winston, as well known as Dominion Diamond Corp., bought this particular diamond. I th process of purchasing this precious stone Harry Winston has beaten previous world record by $ 10 million.

Diamond itslef is 101,73 carat was found in Jwaneng mine, locaten in Kalahari desert, Botswana. Raw diamond was 236 carat but after carefull processing it has slimmed down to 101,73 carats.

As the first buyer Harry Winstone were awarded with privilage to name the stone. It was called -- Harry Legacy. The diamond was given D colour (the highest grade the stone can get) and was identified as flawless. Another feature cotributing to this diamonds value was it’s correct asymmentric shape. Christies experts were expecting to the price to go up to $ 30 million.

Canadian company Harry Winston has sold it’s high-end jewelry department to Swiss watch maker Swatch for $ 1 billion in 2012.

Precious Stones To Use In Jewelry

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Everyone loves jewelry. Accessorizing all outfits in a great way is not that hard nowadays having under consideration the numerous types of jewelry that can be found in sale. However, if you plan on investing in accessories, you should consider buying jewelry that are adorned with precious stones. Below you can find a list of the main such stones that can be used in jewelry.

1. Diamonds


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Diamonds are without a doubt the most beautiful valuable gemstones that can used in the jewelry making process. They are beautiful, brilliant and they can make all women look amazingly. Diamonds have been the most prized of all precious stones for centuries. Royalties have always used them, but diamonds have actually been used for decorative purposes for quite some time now. The first recorded diamond dates back to more than 3000 years ago. Linked to diamonds numerous theories have been developed, some claiming that these precious stones can ward off evil or provide protection to the wearer. Nowadays, diamonds can be found in numerous colors. The quality of a diamond is defined by four important characteristics. They are cut, clarity, color and carat.

2. Rubies


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Rubies have become extremely popular for jewelry, too. They are well known for their deep, rich red color, the ruby actually being considered second to diamonds when it comes to value and appreciation. The color of the ruby is red, these precious stones symbolizing love and passion. Rubies are also thought to have protective powers, as well as the ability to war off evil. The ruby stands for everlasting love, so there is no wonder after all that these precious stones have started to be more used for engagement rings, as well.

3. Emeralds


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The emerald has been considered a very precious stone since ancient times. A fine emerald can be more expensive than a high quality diamond, impressing with its beauty and brilliance. Emeralds come in a wide range of green shades, from yellow-green to blue-green. However, the most popular emeralds remain the deep green ones. Emeralds stand for eternal youth, love, beauty, fertility, patience and wisdom. The value of an emerald will depend on hue, tone and saturation.

4. Sapphires


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Sapphires have become well known as the gemstones of royalties. These precious stones can be found in an impressive variety of colors including deep blue to pink, purple, clear, orange, yellow and even green. However, the blue sapphire is considered to be the most valuable and beautiful one. Sapphires that come in dark tones are the best and the most valuable ones.

As you can see, there are many beautiful precious stones you may use for beautiful jewelry. Pick the accessories you like best, which match your budget, but consider also the reason to purchase. Keep in mind that jewelry should not only be beautiful, they can also be valuable, representing an important investment and a way to secure money.

Facts On Gold Jewelry

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Nowadays, both men and women from all over the world adore gold jewelry. These are precious accessories that can make everyone look amazing. If you plan on purchasing gold accessories or you are simply thinking about wearing them you should know some facts about the metal. Below you can find a list of interesting things, worth to be known, about gold jewelry.


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  • Gold has a fascinating history. Actually, this metal is considered to have a special place into the world. It has been valued for years and actually gold has never lost its preciousness. Gold is considered to be a remarkable, rare metal.
  • Humans have been fascinated by gold for more than 7000 years.
  • Production of gold was halted for about 1000 years, after the fall of the Roman Empire. It restarted in 1492.
  • The Incas actually considered gold to be the sweat of the sun.
  • Currently, gold is still mined in its metallic form in about 60 countries from all over the world.
  • Gold has a unique chemical stability, having a high corrosion and oxidation.
  • The purity of this metal is measured in Carats or Karats.
  • One of the most interesting facts about this metal is that pure gold is very soft and it actually is not suitable for many types of jewelry.
  • Gold jewelry is believed to never go out of style.

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  • Gold is a chemical element. Its symbol is Au and its atomic number is 79.
  • Gold is shiny, sold and also extremely dense. This metal is quite malleable, being easy to transform into other shapes.
  • Pure gold doesn’t react to elements, causing this way irritation to the skin of the wearer.
  • Gold can be worked into nearly any shape.
  • 18k, 14k or 10k mark the purity of the gold used in a piece of jewelry. 24K is pure gold. 18K contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts other metals.
  • Gold jewelry can be mixed with any other metal.
  • Gold jewelry is extremely durable, being the best choice for important jewelry that you plan on wearing on daily basis.
  • As of 2009, it has been estimated that about 160000 tons of gold have already been mined. South Africa is one of the biggest gold producers in the world.
  • Throughout its history gold has always been a symbol of wealth, being popular for investments as well.

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    Jewelry made of gold will really last a lifetime. There is no wonder after all that this metal has become widely used and amazingly popular nowadays. Gold is suitable for any type of jewelry, being the most adequate choice for pieces that you want to last a lifetime.

Why You Should Wear Glass Jewelry

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You can find many types of pieces of jewelry on the market, being very difficult to know what to choose. One of the most interesting types of jewelry is the glass jewelry. Some pieces of jewelry are made of recicled glass, which is real glass coming from windows or other traditional sources.


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The glass is firstly cut and assembled and then fired in a kiln to fuse round sharp edges. The colours are changed and modified and also the texture of the surface. There are many designs, so you have the opportunity to find unique pieces of jewelry.


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Thus, you have the opportunity to be eco-friendly and also elegant. Every jewelry item is manufactured with a lot of passion, care and respect for art. There are used also ancient techniques for jewelry. Some of these techniques make glassmakers world-famoys since the VIII century AD.
Glass jewelry can be an original work of art and look amazing. You can choose from earrings, necklaces, sets and accessories.


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Add elegance and uniqueness to your outfits by wearing beautiful glass jewelry. Glass jwelery is even cheaper on the Internet and you can order it vert easily and fast, with a few clicks. The prices are competitive and there is a wide diversity, so you’ll definitely find suitable, beautiful and elegant jewelry, perfect for different styles.


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On the Internet are also many promotions that can reduce the price significantly. You will also find physical shops that offer money back guarantee. There are many glass jewelry shops, so you can definitely choose what you like or something you never thought it could be so beautiful.

Handmade Jewelry

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Buying already made pieces of jewelry is common, but what about handmade jewellry? Which of them is better? Actually, there is no answer to this question as anyone can choose according to personal preferences.


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Nonetheless, the main reason why someone would look for handmade jewelry is for uniqueness. Handcrafted jewelry can also be customized to suit your style or personality which allows you to stand out in a crowd.
Or, a piece of jewelry it can be a wonderful and special, unique gift such as an anniversary, Christmas or birthday gift.


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Plus, you are not limited to recent trends or fashions because you’re not wearing the same jewelry everyone else is wearing. Buying this type of jewelry, you also help artisans who have put their heart and soul into every piece they create.


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Creating such pieces of jewelry takes time, so it’s a nice way of encouraging them. Therefore, they produce only high quality jewelry for their customers.

Handmade jewelry is affordable. The explanation is simple: fewer overhead expenses and thus, cost of handmade jewelry is typically lower in comparison to items found in shops.


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Handmade jewelry may take longer, but you will end up with something you will cherish for a long time. Due to online technology, many artisans create and run their jewelry businesses themselves, which enables you to communicate one-on-one with them to develop trust, understanding and to make profit.

If you want to stand out and express your personality, handmade jewelry pieces are exactly what you need. Plus, if you’re interested in a range of styles, such as Victorian, geometric and other popular or historical jewellery styles, you can order handmade jewellery to reflect your tastes.

2013 Jewelry Trends

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New jewelry trends will emerge in the spring of 2013. If in the fall of 2012, trends included mixed metals and customization, in the spring 2013, everything will be about the color. The trendiest colours for jewelry will be those borrowed from nature such as lemon yellow, sorbet and coral. All necklaces, bracelets and earrings will include splashes of colour, so they will be vivid and will look great.


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The main trends in 2013 will be:

  • plastic
  • tribal jewelry
  • spike  jewelry
  • pearls
  • geometric jewelry

The most popular stones for 2013 will be tourmaline, rough-cut quartz, boulder opals, watermelon tourmaline. Other trends include bold cultured pearls, sterling silver pieces, beyond-bridal platinum.


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The introductions will be plastic, candy, as well as pastel and fluorescent materials. There will also be a return on a more Victorian vintage look, a focus on a tribal look, geometric shapes and on both natural and tribal look.


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The next year we’ll also observe a heavy metal jewelry reminiscent of the 80′s, including African tribal influences, but featuring a modern and sharp edge. There will also be a lot of neon plastics and crystals, so it will be a lot of color everywhere. In 2013, jewelry will be bold and bright compared to 2012.


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The colours of spring 2013 will be red, poppy red, Monaco blue, Lemon Zest. The most popular animal print will be snakeskin. Other elements will be African glass beads, headpieces will become bolder, and there will also be large crystal side pieces, as well as quirky tiaras, floral headbands, large crystal necklaces and earrings. These can be mixed with bungee cord, leathers, rope, so the effect will be amazing.

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Top 10 Famous Jewellery Brands

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Jewellery exists since the dawn of time and over the centuries it has been used to embellish the ears, wrists, fingers and necks of women. Let’s take a look at some of the most famous names in the international world of jewellery.

1. Harry Winston


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The store is situated on New York’s Fifth Avenue and it is one of the most prominent luxury store for jewellery. The store takes pride in using only the most expensive and valuable stones and that is what gives the brand its royal touch. Harry Winston is the man behind the store and his expertise in precious stones lends that value to his creations.

2. Buccellatti


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Gianmaria Buccellati is the man who has brought that exclusive personal touch to this jewellery, making it a luxury brand. This is famous for its engraved brushed golf and platinum jewellery embellished with high quality gemstones such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds.

3. Van Cleef and Arpels


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Van Cleef & Arpels have specialised in their specific mystery-setting technique, which is a technique in which prongs are placed hidden underneath the gems to give a shimmering field of gems. One thing is for sure: they stand as the ultimate in luxury jewellery.

4. Laurence Graff


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He stands as a synonym for the highest quality of gemstones. Only the rarest and the best diamonds are sent to him that go into the make of his outstanding and exquisite jewellery. It is no wonder that he created a stir by selling a 70.12 carat intense yellow diamond for $ 11.000.000. The stone was set in platinum with two white diamonds.

5. Tiffany&Co


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It’s no joke that Breakfast at Tiffany’s used the store of Charles Lewis Tiffany starring Audrey Hepburn. Tiffany was the first to adopt English silver standard of 925/1000 that became the standard for the American silver. Tiffany is also famous for its affordable best-sellers like the silver charm bracelet with heart-shaped charms and the more famous Celebrations rings along with its classic white gold and stellar pieces.

6. Piaget


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Piaget is famous for the diamond watches. Piaget creates diamond jewellery that has the diamond studded Hearts and Charms collection. It is also famous for its Limelight collection that has the purple and pink sapphires.

7. Cartier


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Louis Cartier is the person for this high standard of fashion that never loses its style. Cartier is famous for its symbol of the Parisian goldsmith, the panther. One must not forget the world famous cats made of platinum and white gold with the coat in diamonds and black onyx and glimmering emeralds for its eyes.

8. Chopard


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Banking on people looking at diamonds as art, Chopard has been growing at a fast rate with its 100th store opening up recently. The jewellery of Chopard has been showcased by Kate Winslet, Hilary Swank, Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz.

9. Bulgari


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Sortirio Bulgari, the man who started Bulgari, is a trained silversmith. The gold necklaces and bracelets are inspired by the Greek and Roman art. They are also studded with colorful and large stones that stand inimitable.

10. Mikimoto


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Mikimoto stands in contrast to the jewellery stored specialising in diamonds, their entire focus is on pearls. This brand stands for its meticulous attention to detail in every piece crafted.

2012 Trends in Jewellery

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In 2011 the jewellery tendencies showcased big, bold and chunky pieces. In 2012 the top 10 jewellery trends are all about classic pieces for the spring as well as natural pieces for the fall collection. 2012 is all about sustainability, recycled, raw pieces that will range from classic to exotic. Hot fashion items in 2012 consist in big and bold rings as well as mix of vintage with a contemporary flair.

Choker Necklaces


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One of the most jewellery items that will complete your wardrobe is a Choker Necklace. It is truly not important how expensive the piece as long as it is close to the neck accentuating the shoulder lines. A choker necklace must be worn with a open neck shirt and it also looks great with strapless, v-neck or deep round neck shirt or dress.

Blue Jewellery


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2012 is marked by blue. For the girls out there thinking that blue is not their color, you can bet you can find a great blue hue that is just perfect for your skin tone, so you might as well grab a few pieces. In addition to blue, greens, and purples be complementary colors, while yellows will give a contrast and the beige, khaki and lavender will soften.

Floral Jewellery


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In 2012, you will see a lot of jewellery pieces inspired by flowers. Petals, buds and full floral arrangements will be seen in rings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches and any other piece of jewellery, regardless the material.

Hair Jewellery


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2012 is a big year for hair jewellery. From brooches, tiaras to barrettes and hair pins jewellery. This bridal type of trend has been present in runway and red carpet events and it is slowly translating into the streets. Small flower brooches as well as large and funky hair accessories started coming out in 2011.

Geode Jewellery


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Geodes are essentially spherical masses with minerals embedded on its centre, such as pyrite and most commonly quarts. Given the rawness of this type of rocks jewellery pieces made with them, they tend to be very natural and exotic, giving a striking look to the pieces.

Futuristic Jewels


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One of the latest trends that has been surfacing in 2012 and will pick up in 2013 is the futuristic jewels. These are created in shapes and designs that are inspired in the future and use a variety of materials, such as heavy metals, plastic and stones.

Maxi-Necklaces


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The maxi-necklace trend started in 2011 but in 2012 the pieces became even larger. From chockers to necklaces that cover the neck and chest completely, maxi pieces will give a glamorous feel to any basic outfit.

Feathered Jewels

 
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These are actually very cool. We are now seeing really elaborate feather earrings and necklaces that are so colorful and exotic. Long, multi tassels earrings are often designed with feathers and light metal chains are in, so they can be worn on the two ears or just in one. Long necklaces are also really fun and will add a punch of color to solid outfits.

 

These are wonderful pieces that must not miss from your accessory wardrobe.

Earrings for Every Special Occasion

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When you have special occasion to attend, there are plenty of additional touches to arrange before you head out in your dress. Along with handbags and shoes, consider adding a touch of sparkle to your outfit, especially if you want to shine and turn heads. Pendant earrings, chandelier earrings, dangling earrings, studs, bracelets and even sparkling are great choices that will make your dress stand out and establish your position as a true style as the one every other woman in the room should be emulating.

Glittery Earlobes

If you want to add a magical twinkle to your ears, just choose from the many beautiful models of earrings. The most important things to remember when you are selecting which earrings you want to wear are to pick a complementary style earring for your dress. Choose a weight of earring that flatters both you rear and your face. Choose simple jewellery, such as trim, bracelets or earrings and you will be able to step up the formal look that you have put together.

 

Match this elegant dress with a pair of long earrings, like the one below, and you will surely the belle of the ball. This outfit is appropriate for a prom, gala or even a wedding. The glittering light of these earrings will create the visual contrast you are looking for.


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If the event is more solemn, you can always opt for the classic little black dress, accompanied by a pair of glittery gold or silver hoops of medium size. Another alternative would be a dangling hoop, in which the hoop doesn’t actually go through your ear but hangs from wire hooks.


Elegant and Classy Little Black Dress


Sterling Silver Middle-Sized Hoops

 

Delicate Sparkling Looks

In addition to the dramatic earrings, there are also other pieces of jewellery that are more dainty and formal. Models such as Timeless Princess Cut Hook Earrings, Rhinestone Tear Drop Chandelier Post Earrings, Cushion Cut Crystal Post Earrings are highly artistic pieces which are carefully put together to make your ears sparkle and shine like your attitude and smile as you move out into the world on your big night.


Ruffle Dress

Compliment this beautiful ruffle dress with a pair of studs with gems or pearls. This outfit is created with the purpose of letting the dress make a statement rather than the accessories. Studs also work well if you are wearing your hair in a formal updo.


Diamond Studs

Jewellery fashion can be fickle, as style and regional trends come and go easily. Make sure to exercise the same advice with earrings as you would with making any fashion oriented decision, and that is do what works best for you. No one has to follow every style rule or trend, and the most important thing is that you feel comfortable and confident in your skin… and earrings.

Statement Jewelry

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If you want to come up with a one of a kind look, you should wear the most impressive items you can find. Online, you can get inspired with a wide variety oi ideas for wearing the most interesting and attractive pieces of jewelry box. If you want to make sure you will be remembered wherever you go, you need to buy some jewels to mix and match with all kind of outfits. You cannot attract the attention with classic items, so we offer you some advice in order to choose the must haves, those thing that will make you stand out from the crowd.

The Earrings


Precious Earrings

With beautiful gemstones and delicate pearls, these are more than enough to make any outfit anything but dull. Dress simple and wear a pair of these and you will look perfect.


Colorful Earrings

If you cannot afford to spend a fortune on statement earrings, such a colored pair will do the trick. Pick a bold color which represents you and shine with your extraordinary jewelry.

The Necklaces


Lanvin Necklace

Such a necklace is expensive, luxurious and wonderful. It gives life to any outfit and if you have no idea how to dress for a party, it will not even count if you will wear something like this around your neck.


Bold-colored necklace

This necklace is pretty and it is also easy to do. If you are an arts and crafts passionate you don’t even have to pay money to have an huge necklace, you just need to dedicate some time to do it yourself exactly as you imagine it to be.

The Rings


Gold Ring

If you literally want to shine with a statement ring, you need this kind of precious bauble. It will cost you something, but at least it will look exquisite.


Arrow Ring

An arrow ring is cute and can be matched in a cool manner with an elegant outfit. All you need is courage to wear it. The great thing about such an item is that it is cheap and you can find it easily online of offline. 

If you want to be different, you need to make a fashion statement, otherwise people will not notice you. Buy the most beautiful things you can afford and wear them with pride. Let people see you and choose to be a trend setter instead of a follower.

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