Elvis’ Personal Collection: A King’s Jewels

Elvis’ Personal Collection: A King’s Jewels

No person of royalty would fully reign without a substantial jewelry collection. Elvis took this to heart, especially toward the end of his life.

Even in his early days as a rock star gone military heartthrob, Elvis was fond of watches and rings. In later years, as his larger than life presence grew, Presley was rarely seen without some significant gold or diamond encrusted adornment, often in necklace form.

In honor of what would have been his 81st birthday this Friday, here’s a look at a few of the King’s most memorable and iconic jewelry pieces. (more…)

Diamonds: Little Inclusions, Big Impact

Diamonds: Little Inclusions, Big Impact

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Courtesy: Jewlery Info Place

You’ve found what seems to be the most flawless diamond, but there are some secrets diamonds keep really well. Their flaws, invisible to the naked eye and only visible under magnification, can potentially affect the integrity of your diamond. Aside from its composition, a flaw affects the diamond’s clarity, meaning it impacts the path of light that is reflected through the diamond and can hinder its beauty. Numerous factors that make up a flaw, including the position, size and number of characteristics, can affect the overall appearance and integrity. Little inclusions can make a big impact, so here are some tips to keep in mind when shopping for a loose diamond for your custom engagement ring. (more…)