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Diamonds: Real, Fake, or In Between...What is Right For Moi?

Posted by Joanna Rubini on

Let's take a walk thru sparkly stones land and try to discern what is right for you. Cubic Zirconia>>Good for kick around jewelry that is not necessarily worn often, or that is even worn daily but is meant to simply add sparkle without commitment and meaning, will work with CZs. They will survive best in jewelry incurring the least abrasion: earrings, pins, pendants. And storing them apart from other jewelry and abrasive items will increase their brilliance life expectancy. Given their low cost, if they do get scratched, replacement is not as dear as other sparkly stones, but also given their...

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Diamonds: Genuine, Synthetic, Imitation...a Primer

Posted by Joanna Rubini on

Diamonds are carbon: very organized and stable carbon, that is. A very scientific description can be found here but simplified vastly, natural diamonds were created when carbon dioxide got trapped far below the earth's surface millions of years ago, was subjected to massive pressure from all the earth above it, was then forced at a high speed back up to the surface via volatile volcanic action which prevented the natural conversion of carbon dioxide into graphite and instead produced a very stable strong carbon compound aka diamond, or so the theory goes.  With synthetic diamonds AKA lab grown diamonds, that process...

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