You sit on the train, reading the newspaper, and something catches your eye: it’s a lady’s hand, with a small bonsai tree growing out of her ring! You try not to stare and avert your eyes. Further down you see a man with a pinky ring in the shape of a small alligator’s jaws. Someone else is donning a stark metallic band with jutting bits of wire poking out. You look down at your standard round brilliant cut diamond in regular gold mounting…and hide it under your paper.
People of all ages, backgrounds, genders and whatever other classification you can dream up are embarking on a revolution in ring design flaunting. Three finger bands, towering pillars, functional anomalies: designers are getting very creative, and modish consumers are gobbling it up. What is prompting this nouveau ring renaissance? Well, we can speculate and pontificate how trends in mass media and recent socio-anthropologic permutations have cumulatively contributed to this coup d’normal…but really, who cares? Let’s just look at this cool stuff. Continue reading Ditch your Diamond and Get a Cool New Ring→
Every diamond is unique, just like people (or as they like to think). As there are certain diamond types and classifications, there are obviously distinct types of people too. In an effort to educate what diamond styles, shapes and grades represent, we have compiled a collection of diamond varieties and their corresponding humans.
Any Diamond with an Excessively Large Carat Weight…and many Inclusions (internal flaws)
= Kim Kardashian
This diamond type is exactly what it sounds like: all show with little substance. Also fits into the “Good from a far, far from a good” philosophy. A large carat diamond will wow people (especially those with under-developed tastes) at first, but a closer inspection reveals cracks beneath the surface and an overall dullness. Continue reading Diamond Celebrity Personalities→
At Diamond Lighthouse, we’ve spent over 20 years becoming experts at selling diamonds. We’re fascinated by the sale of these precious stones and are constantly blown away by the astronomical prices they sometimes go for. We’ve put together this list of the 10 most expensive diamonds ever sold at auction.
*** Update: this past April, a 100 ct “Perfect” Emerald Cut sold at Sotheby’s for $22 million – which would bump #7 down to #8! ***
They’re unique, often ostentatious and always crazy expensive. Celebrity engagement and wedding rings sometimes seem to captivate people more than the celebrities themselves. That’s why we put together this list of the 10 most famous celebrity diamond rings in recent history. Whether they buy these jaunty jewels because they’re expected to or just because they can, nobody can resist gawking and gossiping about them. Diamond Lighthouse has heard of some pretty outrageous prices coming out of the diamond industry, but none of them top these rocks.
10. Kim Kardashian’s Engagement Ring from Kris Humphries
At Diamond Lighthouse, we’re fascinated by diamonds and the role they play in history. As tokens of love or spoils of war, humans have fought, paid for and even died for these precious gems. At Diamond Lighthouse, we hear fascinating stories about diamonds every day. Whether your diamonds tell the story of a grand adventure or a touching romance, we’d love to hear it. Or, if you’re looking for your next adventure, Diamond Lighthouse can help you sell your old diamonds and embark on the next great chapter in your life story. Every diamond has a story and to prove it, we’ve collected the stories behind 10 of the most famous diamonds in the world.