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Points To Consider When Designing Custom Diamond Jewelry

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Points To Consider When Designing Custom Diamond Jewelry


Richard C. Thomas

You are ready to pop the question. Or maybe a big anniversary is coming up. Maybe even you simply want to surprise the special someone in your wife with a new diamond ring. Perhaps you were unable to purchase her an engagement ring when you first got engaged and you now want to make it up to her. Whatever your reasons, designing a piece of custom diamond jewelry is a great idea to surprise your special lady. However, there are some things that you absolutely need to consider when you decide to design your own custom diamond jewelry.

Consider Your Price Range

This is the first and most important consideration-your price range. Custom diamond jewelry can run from the hundreds into the hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. If you are on a tight budget, you may not be able to create your own custom diamond jewelry.

Typically, you will pay for the stone, the set, and the construction of the diamond ring. Sometimes this can equal less than what you would pay for a similar ring in stores, but if you were not going to purchase a fancy ring to begin with, you may be better off purchasing a pre made ring.

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When you choose a handmade jewelry like a custom made ring, it can be easy to continue to add more to it than your price range will allow. However, if you have the money and would like to design a piece of custom diamond jewelry, by all means make your own. When you custom design your own piece of jewelry, you can know that there will be none other like it in the world.

Consider the Stone

The stone is the single most important aspect of any ring, be it an engagement ring, an anniversary ring, or simply a beautiful ring. When choosing a stone for an engagement ring, it is best to know what your girlfriend (soon to be fiance!) likes. You would not want to choose a circle or oval diamond only to later find out that she loves square diamonds.

Take her to a jewelry store or have her browse through the jewelry counter at a mall. It can still be a surprise-just walk up to it and say something like “oh I like that diamond!” and see how she responds. Through her responses you should be able to determine what type of stone to put in the custom diamond jewelry that you are making for her.

If you can create the ring and keep it in your budget as well as choose the correct stone for the custom diamond jewelry, you will make your special someone the happiest woman alive when she receives her custom diamond jewelry!

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Zimbabwe government allocates US$10 million for relocation of thousands of families near diamond field

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Saturday, November 14, 2009 

The Zimbabwean government has allocated US$10 million worth of funds for the relocation of thousands of families living near the Chiadzwa diamond fields in the Manicaland province.

Murisi Zwizwai, the Deputy Mines Minister, said that the funds would be used to build houses for the residents in the area, and for developments in . “I can confirm that US$10 million has been set aside for the relocation. The relocation may take place after they have harvested their crops,” he said in an interview, as quoted by the New Zimbabwe news agency.

Zwizwai also added that “the money would be used to build new houses, clinics among others.” According to him, the residents would not be relocated until the 2009–10 agricultural season.

In a 100-day plan, the Zimbabwean coalition government noted that diamonds in the area might be a large source of funds and finance for the country, and could help revive the economy.

Man charged with attempted murder in £40 million London jewel heist

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Sunday, September 6, 2009 

24-year-old Aman Kassaye, of no fixed abode, is to face a charge of attempted murder for his alleged role in an armed robbery that netted £40 million ($65 million) worth of jewelry from a London store.

Kassaye is the seventh man to be charged, and is also facing prosecution for conspiracy to rob the Graff store in New Bond Street, false imprisonment, and using a handgun to resist arrest. He will appear at Wimbledon magistrates court on Monday.

The other six men have already been remanded in custody until October 23, when they will appear at Kingston Crown Court. All are facing charges of conspiracy to rob, and two of them are also charged with a firearms offense.

43 diamond rings, watches, and bracelets were taken from the store. The theft occurred when two armed and suited men walked in and took an employee hostage. It has been reported they used prosthetic masks made from liquid latex but police have not confirmed this. Amateur footage also shows a shot was fired. No-one was injured.

The robbery is one of the biggest the United Kingdom has seen. After the crime a string of getaway vehicles was used, with police believing several more offenders assisted with this stage of the plan. Although The Telegraph claims no stolen property has yet been recovered, this is also unconfirmed by police.