Something Blue

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” Something old represents continuity, while something new offers optimism for the future. Something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness and something blue –well, it can be traced back to a 19th-century English rhyme, wherein Blue symbolizes fidelity, as in “true blue,” which helps explain why blue sapphire and diamond rings, like the one Kate Middleton wears, are so popular. As are the beautiful diamond pendants to show off the décolleté of the wedding gown. You have probably got something old and new and something borrowed, but what about the something blue? Still wondering what will help to complete the above adage just to keep up with the age old traditions. Blue has been connected to weddings for centuries, but there’s no need to stick to the old standards when searching for your “something blue.” Make use of this classic wedding tradition without going over the top – so how about something different?     It could be an ice blue tie for the groom’s tux, a touch of blue crystals or sequins on the bridesmaid’s dresses, or blue orchids adorning the reception tables or a stunning sapphire ring, or a pair of blue gorgeous earrings  to complete the ensemble! You could also skip the pink or nude shades for your fingernails and get a blue and gold manicure instead. Try giving a little jolt to all with a pair of blue contact lens. Feel any bolder and probably you can do something food related – order a blue wedding cake or blue cocktails or blue finger foods. A lovely table, set with blue china could also be that special addition of something blue. Whatever your wedding style—traditional, contemporary, or bohemian—there is more than one way to introduce the blue to your own big...

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Drop Earrings Are Hot!

Drop earrings are fascinating not only for the extra bling they provide, but also for the way they dazzle and move when you move, a feature that is found in almost no other jewelry! The drop earrings hang like a pendant from under the ear lobe and are available in all types of shapes, ranging from tear-shaped drop earrings to the pear-shaped ones. Diamond Drop earrings became even more in rage last year when Angelina Jolie wore the incredible 115 carat emerald drop earrings to the Oscars. Since then, stars such as Julianne Moore, Courtney Cox and Taylor Swift have followed suit making diamond drop earrings a must have in ones jewelry collection.  Diamond drop earrings are great to add some fun and playfulness to your look. These earrings are great for any occasion; be it a party, a date or your wedding—they are beautiful even when they are not accompanied by other jewelry pieces. The key to pull the look off in style is to make sure your hair is brushed back—it puts all the attention on your earrings.  Just like any other bold accessory, drop earrings are real show-stoppers if you want the heads to turn. Find your ideal pair of diamond drop earrings at Diamond Delight. Have fun showing off your new...

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Movies and the Diamonds

Everyone loves diamonds. Hollywood has taken it a step further with its flamboyant glamour immortalizing the magical aura of the dazzling diamonds. For those who love diamonds and have a love for movies, diamonds showcased in movies is a double treat. Sophisticated diamond jewelry which rose to prominence in the 1940s has been around since. Here are some great movies of all times featuring the sparkling beauty.   1.   Diamonds Are Forever (1971) Image courtesy: www.mi6-hq.com  After extensive travelling, James Bond returns from South Africa after completing his mission to kill his enemy, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. However, he arrives only to discover that there is an important mission to be solved – a large number of diamonds have been stolen from the South African mines and two assassins are killing everyone in the smuggling ring. Bond goes undercover as a diamond smuggler in pursuit of the merchandise.   2.   Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Image courtesy: www.rottentomatoes.com  Gentlemen do prefer blondes, but this blonde beauty prefers diamonds, and lots of them! Glamorous showgirl Marilyn sets for France with the intent to marry a rich man.This musical comedy features Moore’s signature performance to the hit tune “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”   3.   A Fish Called Wanda (1988) Image courtesy: mediaconsomme.wordpress.com Wanda brings her new secret lover Otto to England—to help her, her boyfriend George and the stuttering animal lover Ken steal $20 million worth diamonds. Wanda and Otto turn George over to the police so they can keep the diamonds to themselves, but only George knows where they are. All the four criminals start double-crossing each other to get their way to the diamonds before anyone else does.   4.   To Catch a Thief (1955) Image courtesy: www.rottentomatoes.com  Cary Grant plays John Robie, the jewel thief who was once known as “The Cat” in this suspense classic thriller. He is suspected of the gem thefts in the luxury hotels of the French Riviera and he sets out to clear himself. Upon meeting the pampered heiress Frances, he sees a chance to entice the mysterious thief with her mother’s fabulous jewels.   5.   Titanic (1997) Image courtesy: www.impawards.com  The blue diamond named The Heart of the Ocean symbolizes eternal love in the film Titanic.Every lead character in the movie has a love affair with that stunning diamond—Rose wears it for the popular nude art scene, Cal chases it even after the destructive disaster and Jack’s spirit grabs it when Rose throws it in the ocean, in his memory.   Have more to add to the list? Comment on them...

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Diamonds: A symbol of Enduring Love

Diamonds, due to its aesthetic beauty and sparkle, has always been an exemplary symbol of love. Diamonds, a favorite among women since a long time, dates back to the 1930s, when Cecil Rhodes, then Chairman of De Beers came up with a unique and innovative idea of linking the precious stone with Hollywood. The whole idea of surprising a woman with an engagement ring has originated from Hollywood itself. Before diamonds, stones like opals, rubies, sapphires and turquoise were prominent on-screen and Cecil Rhodes changed it all. Back in the day, when America was facing the Great Depression, Cecil was worried about the sale of luxury products, especially diamonds and other jewelry. What he did was an idea totally out of the box, which changed how people thought about diamonds. He hired an advertising agency for the task. They contacted major film studios and cracked deals to promote his products through movies. Adorning popular actors and actresses with the finest designs of diamond jewelry in movie scenes, gradually resulted in a huge demand for diamonds. Those tiaras and necklaces seen on the big screen back then were greatly admired. While a lot of Americans could not afford those one-of-a-kind designs, Cecil Rhodes bridged the gap by promoting affordable yet strikingly beautiful diamond jewelry with the famous ad campaign “A Diamond is Forever”. It transformed the diamond market completely and is still vibrant in the minds of consumers. Diamonds soon reigned as a means of expressing love and showing commitment. To further control the market, DeBeers came up with advertisements which told the consumer to hold onto their family’s jewels and cherish it as the generations pass – creating demand for newer diamonds, henceforth. Slowly and gradually, diamonds became a symbol of celebration and love. They became an essential part of all occasions. The aesthetic beauty, rarity and its sheer strength make it a symbol of the longevity of marriage. Due to their lustrous brilliance, they are an obvious choice to signify a lasting union. Rhodes used innovative, out of the box ideas to promote the idea that every American woman can reach out to buy a diamond and make it a part of her life. Movies, events, gatherings are still rife with product placement marketing initiatives  and will always be for years to come! Diamonds have come a long way and are indeed, a woman’s best...

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Salma Hayek and Diamonds

The Oscar nominated star Salma Hayek is not only a bold actress, but an outstanding style icon too. Salma, who always makes her red carpet appearances charismatic with one-of-a-kind ensembles, is one among the top celebrities to own astounding diamond jewelry. Down the memory lane, with some of the best diamond pieces she adorned:     Year: 2006 Event: Chrysalis’ 5th Annual Butterfly Ball Simple yet elegant—the classic diamond drop earrings that the Mexican-American beauty sported at the event best described the phrase!       Year: 2008 Event: Richard Branson’s Rock the Kasbah Event The gorgeous Salma Hayek accessorized her beautiful buttoned-up black attire with a pair of bold and beautiful large vintage diamond clusters.           Year: 2008 Event: 5th Annual Dubai International Film Festival The diamond rosette necklace by Boucheron was the focal point of her ensemble. It added texture, modishness and glamour to her overall look.             Year: 2008 Event: Art of Elysium event. She threw around the glam factor with gorgeous diamond tear drop earrings.             Year: 2009 Event: Golden Globe Awards The gorgeous girl stunned the spectators with her sparkling diamond dangle earrings.       Courtesy for all images: www.stylebistro.com   Tell us about your favorite Salma Hayek jewelry...

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