"A good diamond however small, is a possession to be prized for generations." - Harry Winston

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Diamondista's Days of Christmas!

With the holidays already upon us I am going to share with you my favorite Jewelry pieces that are great to add to your collection or be perfect gifts for that special person. Some are going to be classics and some are going to be some fab bling that you might not have thought of. I am going to include some helpful shopping hints (stores and prices).

The FIRST day of Christmas......
The classic diamond stud earrings. A must have in every ladies wardrobe (and some men but that's a whole 'nother topic). Diamonds studs come in several different settings, the first pair I have here are in a basket setting. This really allows the diamonds to be showcased, light can come in from every angle.

The next pair of round stud earrings are in the tradition 4 or 6 prong setting with a regular tension backing. You can go with the 4 prongs on smaller stones but definitely want to have the 6 prongs with larger stones like 1ct or higher. (that's 1ct each stone not 1ct total weight)

And if you're like me you are fond of things that are a little different but still have that classic style. I love my princess cut studs! And these are a great pair of fancy round studs with a pave halo. Diamonds can be worn on any occasions so you can easily dress these up with a matching pendant and purple dress (of course) or throw on some jeans and cashmere sweater.

~ Santa's helper ~

Tiffany and Co. - 5/8ctw D/VS1 Platinum $5200
Jared Galleria - 1ctw Leo approx. G-I, SI1-SI2 Platinum $3799
DRZ Jewelers - 1ctw G/SI1 Platinum $1999
Charleston Alexander - 5/8ctw H/VS2 Platinum $1127

Just like any diamond purchase there are alot of factors that go into determining the best value. Any prices listed are subject to change, these are the prices that I found at the time of this post.

~ Diamondista Diva

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