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Kristen Bell’s brown diamond ring

20.02.2010


fancy brown diamond ring

Kristen Bell’s engagement ring by Neil Lane, over 3ct emerald cut brown diamond set in platinum

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Hong Kong international jewellery show and gemology study trip

17.02.2010


diamond graduate, accredited jewellery professional

I am away attending the biggest spring jewellery show in Asia, Hong Kong international jewellery show (http://www.hktdc.com/fair/hkjewellery-en/HKTDC-Hong-Kong-International-Jewellery-Show.html) and doing gem identification study at GIA (http://www.gia.edu) for 3 weeks. I’ll be updating my twitter (http://twitter.com/monicatsao) and checking  my email frequently but won’t be posting any new blog articles until then.

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Custom Emerald and diamond ring

17.02.2010


Vivid emerald custom made right hand diamond ring

Vivid green emerald with 1.50cts diamonds right hand ring in 14K white gold.  

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Canadian diamond bands

15.02.2010


18K yellow gold custom made wedding bands Canadian diamonds

I am in the process of upgrading my camera equipment so I haven’t been posting some of the commissioned pieces I did. I decided to start posting anyways until I get all my equipments in place. These two bands are custom made in 18K yellow gold with Canadian diamonds.

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Lady Gaga decorated in white pearls!

13.02.2010


Pearl strands in Vancouver

  At the recent amfAR New York Gala, Lady Gaga the singer wore a two-piece, military-style jacket, cap and hundreds of pearls glued all over her face and body. She also wore a white wig and strings of pearls hanging from one temple to another, all matching the all-white ensemble sprinkled with what looked like oversized pearls […]

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Hope and Wittelsbach-Graff are not related after all!

04.02.2010


Blue diamond in Vancouver

The famed Hope Diamond and the Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond, were not cut from the same stone, according to a group of scientists led by Jeffrey Post, curator of the National Gem Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. The two diamonds were examined under a variety of microscopes and lights at the Smithsonian to try to settle some centuries-old […]

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$1.3 million dollars diamond cake!

01.02.2010


A wedding cake covered in sapphires and diamonds went on display at a Dallas Bridal show in January, according to NBC’s Dallas/Fort Worth affiliate. The magnificent nine-tier wedding cake, valued at $1.3 million. It weighs about 160 pounds a nd serves about 320 people at a less-than-economical price of $3,125 per slice. (WOW….I bet it’s delicious…it […]

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