17 Apr '12, 6pm

Diamonds with Pristine Pedigree & a Clear Conscience: Glamorous diamonds are only a girl's best friend if they'r...

Diamonds with Pristine Pedigree & a Clear Conscience: Glamorous diamonds are only a girl's best friend if they'r...

Glamorous diamonds are only a girl's best friend if they're gotten without any conflicts, earth-destroying mining ops or being bathed in blood. A great way to know for sure? By rocking a "cultured" diamond. Created by replicating the conditions in Mother Nature's subterranean lab, a small diamond "seed" is first placed in a controlled environment that contains carbon and then pressurized. And atom by atom, layer by layer, the diamond begins to grow, eventually emerging as a rough stone with the same physical, chemical and optimal properties as the "wild grown" stones - down to the hardness, specific gravity, refractive index and dispersion factor. Even the way the stones are cut and polished is identical, as is the fact that the final product is accompanied by a grading certificate from the International Gemological Institute. The largest source of cultured bling currently...

Full article: http://fashiontribes.typepad.com/fashion/2012/04/diamonds...

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tiffany.com 14 Apr '12, 10pm

Evokes the glamour of the Edwardian period. Ring in platinum with a Tiffany Legacy® pink sapphire and round brilliant diam...