Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress, child star and one of Hollywood’s greatest actresses always said ‘Big girls need big diamonds’ and Zsa Zsa Gabor, a Hungarian- born American actress who was engaged a number of times was asked whether a lady should return the ring if the engagement was broken. Her answer was of course darling, but first, you take out all the diamonds. Anything of value needs special care and by taking good care of your diamond jewelry, you will ensure your diamonds are always sparkling’.
Diamonds are forever and regular cleaning will draw your attention to loose diamonds too. Hand creams, dirt and oils can be removed with some baking soda, warm water and a soft bristled brush. Sometimes professional cleaning with a steam cleaner or ultrasonic cleaner will efficiently get rid of hardened dirt that your own brushing cannot.
Rich, Opulent, Ornate Jewelry
The beauty about exquisite diamond jewelry simply allows one to express different facets of their personality from jewelry designs from every decade.
Some of the most luxurious, ornate and elite jewelry brands provide jewelry with exquisite details and designs which will dazzle by day and night.
Cartier – founded in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier in Paris. This world respected jewelry brand has stores in some 125 countries. Offering superb craftsmanship and with a rich and glittering history of supplying royalty with their jewelry, it was King Edward VII of England who said Cartier is ‘the jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers.’ Prince Rainier III of Monaco proposed to Grace Kelly with a Cartier engagement ring; an eternity band of rubies and diamonds.
Alfred Van Cleef & Arpels – founded in 1896 by Alfred Van Cleef and Salomon Arpels, this superb French jewelry brand is renowned for its gem-setting procedure which is known as the Mystery Setting; allowing the gemstone to enjoy maximum exposure with hidden prongs. As one of the top jewelry brands in the world, Alfred Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry has always been selected according to the 4 Cs standards laid down by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA); one of the few jewelers to offer such quality standards with their diamonds.
Graff – found in 1960 in London by Laurence Graff, this jewelry brand deals with the world’s rarest diamonds. To this end, most of their diamonds are laser engraved with an unseen, unique tracking number from the Gemological Institute of America. They offer their wealthy customers with exquisite and pricey jewelry designs and are counted as one of the most expensive jewelry brands in the world.
Kokichi Mikimoto – found in Japan in 1893. Kokichi Mikimoto is famous as the inventor of cultured pearls and uses only 18 carat gold or platinum and always the purist of pearls. With a mixture of gold, pearls and diamonds, this luxurious jewelry is a huge trend and puts all its wearers in good fashion stead. The exquisite Empress Necklace features Conch pearls with 36.51 cts of diamonds and is set in platinum. Mikimoto jewelry, elegant statement pieces, can be worn day and evening.
Buccellati – opening his first jewelry boutique in Milan in 1919, Mario Buccellati’s jewelry is counted as one of the most expensive jewelry brands in the world. Buccellati has four manufacturing locations and relies on specialized craftspeople and artisans to produce their undeniably opulent silver and jewelry products; one-of-a-kind rings, bracelets necklaces and brooches that the jewelry brand is so well known for.
Luxury Diamond Jewelry Inspired by Showing off Success
It is always the right time to celebrate luxury, and diamond jewelry which as been master-crafted down to the smallest detail and stamped with a mark of quality from the best jewelers, will be with you every step into the future.a