Diamond’s splendor has been appreciated for centuries, but there was not much scientific knowledge about it before the twentieth century. Since then, diamond knowledge has grown steadily, with research by chemists, physicists, geologists, mineralogists, and oceanographers. In the past 50 years alone, scientists have learned a lot about how diamonds form and how they’re transported to the earth’s surface. That knowledge has made it easier to predict locations for new diamond discoveries.
Tipping the scales at 54.21 carats, the recently unveiled "Mouawad Dragon" is being described as the largest round brilliant cut fancy vivid yellow diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America. Most diamonds are graded for color on a scale created by GIA that ranges from D (colorless) all the way down to Z (a lot of color, generally not in a good way) Fancy color diamonds are sometimes referred to as Z+. Gem quality diamonds in the D to Z range usually decrease in value as the color becomes more obvious.
Welcome to Musical Monday, the day we talk about diamonds and gesmtones; usually in songs. Today is slightly different; we are talking about diamonds on a singer. It was a starburst seen from coast to coast recently on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The blinding burst emanating from Miley Cyrus' new wedding ring was so big and so bright that new spouse Liam Hemsworth joked that the visual effect might have been a product of CGI (computer-generated imagery).
"Supergirl" actress Melissa Benoist announced her engagement to co-star Chris Wood and unveiled her brand new oval brilliant cut diamond engagement ring on her Instagram page last weekend. The white metal ring, which is either white gold or platinum, is highlighted by an oval diamond in a halo setting, complemented by a pavé diamond band. An industry insider told pagesix.com that the center stone appeared to be 3 carats and estimated the ring's value in the range of $100,000 and $200,000.