Every celebrity seems to have a pet cause, and we have a hard time keeping track of who supports what and deciding which ones we’re going to contribute to on our non-star salaries. Take Rachel Bilson. She designed this bracelet to help support the Diamond Empowerment Fund, which works to educate and develop disadvantaged people in African nations where diamonds are a natural resource. Would we have chosen to donate money to that organization on our own? Probably not, but we had already imagined the bracelet becoming our new signature accessory when we found out that $20 from each sale goes to the foundation. Isn’t it nice when buying something you already wanted benefits other people? [Macy's via Luxist] Keep reading »
Bored of your bling? Sorry, you’re out of luck … well, unless you bought this interchangeable diamond stone ring. The ring “set” (that’s what we’re calling it) by Sruli Recht comes with a total of three stones, which are in different colors and shapes so they can be switched out depending on your mood. It’s like a slightly more expensive (the stones are rough, uncut diamonds totaling €3530, approximately $5,060) mood ring! OK, so the price isn’t exactly accessible, but how cool-looking do these untreated gems look? [InventorSpot] Keep reading »
This week, we’re giving away a $200 JCPenney gift card to the best commenter on The Frisky. Whoever wins is going to have a tough time figuring out how to use it, so here’s an idea.
We’re always oohing and ahhing at the jewels celebs wear on the red carpet, from ginormous jade rings to intricate diamond and platinum bracelets, but, sadly, those statement makers don’t really have a place in our everyday lives. What we would wear pretty much every day, however, is a pair of diamond hoop earrings. They’d add some sparkle to our workday ensembles, and they’re elegant enough to pair with our best dress (should we ever have occasion to bring it out of the closet). [$229.99, JCPenney]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away a $200 gift card provided by JCPenney to use however you wish, but you have to work if you want it! The best commenter for this coming week — from today, Friday, Dec. 4 through Thursday, Dec. 10 — will be awarded with the gift card. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can. Click HERE to read the official rules. And remember to check Gift For Gab on Dec. 11 to see if you’re the winner. Keep reading »
Being cheated on sucks. The insecurity, the anger, the effort it takes to burn down his house … it’s all the pits. And while we wouldn’t wish that on anyone, one English woman found a way to lessen the sting a bit, by demanding diamonds from her spouse every time it happened.
Elizabeth Charlton was married to her husband for 26 years. During that time, she gathered more than half a million dollars of “I’m Sorry” jewelry. From big ‘ol diamond necklaces to brooches, rings and bracelets, the girl accessorized her embarrassment well. So well, in fact, that a selection of 43 pieces just sold for a collective 300,000 British pounds at auction. Would you trade your husband’s infidelity for boatloads of bitchin’ jewelry? [Daily Mail]
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Who am I to argue with the Madison Avenue suits who coined the phrase “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”?
If only diamonds were all we believe them to be. The violence resulting from the diamond mining and trading industry is, in a word, tragic. And, as it turns out, diamonds aren’t even as valuable as we’ve been told. Keep reading »
Most little girls have dreamed about actually living Madonna’s “Material Girl” video at some point. I mean, who doesn’t want a diamond ring for every finger? This greedy dream is slightly more attainable now that luxury retailers like Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Judith Ripka, Di Modolo, and Damiani have started offloading their wares through the Madison Avenue Sample Sale, which brings high-end products straight from the designers’ showrooms to various cities across the country. The next sample sale is in New York City, but you should check the website to see when your city will play host. Soon you’ll be able to shop online also. Here’s a big thank you to the recession! [Madison Avenue Sample Sale via NYMag.com] Keep reading »
Miners in Lesotho, a kingdom in southern Africa, found one of the world’s largest diamonds, a near-perfect gem weighing nearly 500 carats, said mining group Gem Diamonds on Sunday. The diamond, which has not been named yet, was discovered on September 8 and was then analyzed by experts in Antwerp, who found it to weigh 478 carats, with very few inclusions and of outstanding color and clarity.”It has the potential to yield one of the largest flawless D color round polished diamonds in history,” the company said in a statement. The Letseng Mine, where this stone was extracted from the earth, has also yielded four of the world’s 20 largest rough diamonds, including three that have been found in this century. The value of this diamond is hard to estimate because it hasn’t been cut into smaller gems. But a similar weight stone with lesser-quality color and clarity had recently sold for $12 million, said a Gem Diamonds spokesperson. I wonder how much of those millions will actually benefit the economy and people of Lesotho.
As stated above, this diamond, weighing in at nearly 500 carats, is not the most impressive diamond to be mined. After the jump check out ten of the world’s most famous diamonds. [AOL News] Keep reading »