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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Link Review

The Ideal Ring...

Marriage is a phase in life, whereby a couple come together and settle down for life... Prior to getting married, proposal if often a crucial step, whereby a simple yes or no will decide on one's fate.

The Ideal Ring is a site written by someone who used to work in the Jewellery line... all the trade secrets, information that have been marketed from a sales perspectives are and will be revealed in this site.

A definite must read for the newbie and the experienced!

I 'heartz' Andulasite

This Andulasite here has a very special facetted heart shape!

I ordered it online from

It exhibits strong plechroism... showing 2 different colours from different angles!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Moldavite: The Stone from the Heavens

Had been searching for this stone for some time, it's pretty hard to find them!

Moldavite is an olive-green or dull greenish vitreous substance formed by a meteorite impact. It is one kind of tektite. It was named by A. Dufrnoy from Moldauthein in Bohemia, where it occurs. It is sometimes cut and polished as an ornamental stone under the name of pseudo-chrysolite.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The truth about fluorescence in diamonds

Fluorescence - What is it? What the Big deal?

To the uninitiated, fluorescence is just another bombastic word used to describe a characteristic of a faceted diamond.

Was at a local jewellery shop today in Singapore, which is famous for selling low end jewellery when I overhead a sales person promoting a strongly fluorescent diamond as something very rare, that shows a blue colour even in a pail of water.

Now, this is so wrong, as blue is the complimentary color to yellow, the most common tinted color in diamonds, blue fluorescence can make yellowish diamonds look white or colorless. However, that does not make it valuable in high quality stones as there might be some oiliness in the diamond...

So is it ethical for the shop to promote fluorescent diamonds as valuable since what they sell are not graded independently and just labelled as 'commercial graded diamonds'? Buyers please be more aware of this when you step into any store!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Coffee and cream agate

Why coffee and cream?

Cos the colours of this natural agate really reminds me of it!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Bezel set ring with missing stone!

One of my 3 stone bezel set rings had a missing stone today...

Was washing my hands today when I realised it...

Moral of the story: Never wash your hands in a sink!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Fancy Diamond Tie Clip

White gold tie clip set with 4 fancy diamonds in 4 fancy shapes and many small round brillants...

Who said Diamonds are only a girl's best friend?