With a value of more than $60 million, the 59-carat Pink Star diamond is likely to break sales records when it hits the auction block at Sotheby’s April 4 jewelry sale in Hong Kong. The gem is the largest internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Unearthed in Africa nearly 20 years ago by De Beers, the Pink Star was originally a colossal 132-carat rough diamond. It was carefully shaped into a dazzling, oval mixed-cut over the course of two years.
If the Pink Star sells this April, it will surely break the standing record for a pink diamond at auction; the Star is more than twice the size of the Graff Pink, which currently holds the record—it sold for $46.2 million in 2010 through Sotheby’s Geneva. Given the rarity and subsequent value of colored diamonds, experts anticipate that gems like the Pink Star and Graff Pink will continue to attract collectors and gem-lovers around the world.
Here is a nice review from our friend Ashley from www.closetsamples.com.
"I was absolutely thrilled when my necklace arrived. It was beautifully packaged in a little gift box and the bar itself was wrapped to keep it shiny, dust-free, and protected during shipment. I immediately un-packaged it and put it on. I was immediately impressed by the quality of the necklace. The necklace is light weight and comfortable to wear. Although it is lightweight, it is also well constructed and well made. It doesn’t have a cheap feel to it at all. Also, I was happy that it didn’t catch on to any of my neck hairs and pull like some necklaces tend to do.
The necklace is just absolutely stunning. It looks so nice in person and the photos honestly do not do it justice. The fact that it is made with Sterling Silver is perfect for me because I have sensitive skin and cannot wear anything of lesser quality. The cubic zirconium stone is the perfect accent. It’s simple, yet elegant. Needless to say, I am very impressed and very pleased. Not to mention, it’s affordable! Do I think it’s worth it? Absolutely! You won’t regret it! "
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Here are some of the best earrings styles that every women must have.
1. Stud Earrings. The beauty of the stud is its simplicity. Usually made of a tiny gemstones or precious metals, the stud’s main attribute is that it looks like it’s suspended or hovering in the middle of nowhere on your earlobe. These earrings feature a hidden back post and has a back piece (also called a clutch) that has friction and screws on it to keep it from sliding off and getting lost. Studs don’t have any specially dictated shape, so they can be small flat circle shapes, squares, mini-orbs or diamond patterns. They may even be more specific shapes, such as crosses, guitars, stars or any other design. Studs work for everyone and for every look, but they work particularly well on girls, younger women, those with shorter haircuts and in any working environment. Studs are simple, stylish and the most versatile of all ear jewelry.
2. Hoop Earrings. With a circular, semi-circular, or oval shape, hoops are ring-shaped ear jewelry that comes in various sizes and types of precious metals. You’ll find a wide variety of hoop sizes, as well as different thicknesses, types of metals and shapes. This classic look is often most effective on women with long hair that’s pulled back or up into a dressy bun or ponytail. Hoops often give the wearer an eclectic appearance.
3. Cuff Earrings. Cuffs basically wrap around some portion of your ears. The shape of cuffs is somewhat similar to hoops, though much smaller and tighter so they can easily envelope the edge of your ears securely. They don’t have to be simple hoops. Cuffs often take on symbolic shapes such as the body of a man or woman clinging to the ear, an object such as a leaf or a rose and more. Cuffs often create more of a statement than other ear jewelry.
4. Chandelier Earrings. This type of ear jewelry is often ornate, yet can still be adaptable to many circumstances, though they’re best worn for a night on the town in your favorite dress and a special hairstyle. These highly decorative earrings can be found in a variety of materials including metals, shells, beads, seeds, feathers and more.
It won’t matter whether you’re seeking earrings for the office, a formal dinner, a Saturday afternoon at an outdoor concert or other occasions, you’ll find something that suits the occasion as well as your own fashion taste.
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Here are some the best bling from last night's Oscar Red Carpet.
Karlie Kloss in Nirav Modi
Jessica Biel in Tiffany & Co.
Taraji P. Henson in Nirav Modi