French luxury brand Louis Vuitton, best known for their handbags bearing their LV trademark, has purchased the historic 1,758 carat Sewelô diamond from Lucara in a deal that allows the diamond mining company to retain a 50% interest in the individual polished diamonds that result from the cutting of the massive rpugh diamond. The amount of Louis Vuitton's upfront payment was not disclosed. Louis Vuitton will be working with Antwerp-based diamond manufacturer HB Company to determine the optimal way to divide the tennis ball sized diamond in order to deliver its full potential. According to published reports, the size, shape and quantity of the polished diamonds that Sewelô will yield may take a year to finalize.
In the first verse, McGraw sings, “Diamond rings and old barstools / One’s for queens and one’s for fools / One’s the future and one’s the past / One’s forever and one won’t last.” In the chorus, he continues, “I guess some things just don’t mix like you hoped / Like me and you / And diamond rings and old barstools.” Written by Jonathan Singleton, Barry Dean and Luke Laird, "Diamond Rings and Old Barstools" was released as the fourth and final single from McGraw’s chart-topping Sundown Heaven Town album.
You may be surprised to learn that garnets are found in every color except blue, including brilliant green tsavorite garnet, raspberry pink rhodolite garnet, and orange malaya garnet. Bright red "anthill" garnets are found in Arizona. The Tsars of Russia favored rare green damantoid garnets. Garnets offer enough variety in appearance to suit every taste, as well as an outstanding price range to suit every pocketbook.
Barclay, the adorable four legged mascot of the St. Louis Blues, recently received a Stanley "Pup" Championship collar; complete with the team's famous Blue Note logo rendered in sapphires and karat gold. What? No diamonds? A spokesperson for Purina claimed Barclay is the first dog to ever receive championship jewelry. For Jostens' ring design, the Blue Note logo was rendered with 16 genuine, custom-cut blue sapphires. The number 16 represented the number of victories earned by the Blues on their path to the championship. Jostens reported that each sapphire had to be delicately shaved so each would fit exactly within the logo’s yellow gold outline. And of course, diamonds! But no diamonds for poor Barclay...