Silva Vinh. Diamonds. August 20th , 2017.
How do you make sure you are getting what you are being sold? Regardless of where you purchase your diamonds, insist on a certificate of authenticity and quality from a reputable source such as GIA, the Gemological Institute of America. GIA was established in 1931 and was the creator of the 4 Cs diamond grading system. IGI, the International Gemological Institute, and AGS, the American Gem Society, are also respected sources to certify diamonds.
Diamond willow is any wood from a Willow Tree that has been deformed into diamond-shaped sections that alternate in color. The deformation is likely a result of a fungus attacking the tree; the tree bark starts to grow away from the affected area, causing cankers to form in the wood. These cankers tend to take on a beautiful diamond pattern that alternates in dark and light wood-colors. It is a remarkably-unusual type of wood fervently sought out by woodworkers and furniture designers all across the country. When working with diamond willow, it is important to learn some proper techniques in order to protect yourself and the material. So continue reading for tips on how to sand diamond willow.
The clarity of individual diamonds is evaluated after studying them under microscopes that are capable of providing 10x magnification. This study reveals the identifying marks, inclusions, blemishes, and other characteristics inside and/or on the surface of the diamonds. They are as good at identification as fingerprints or retina scans, which are unique identifying marks for the humans.
Mr. Frederick Wells received a prize money of 3500 pounds for the discovery of the world's largest diamond. It was named Cullinan after Mr. Thomas Cullinan, the mine owner. The Transvaal government bought the diamond for 1,50,000 pounds. The then Prime Minister of Transvaal government was Louis Botha. He came up with a suggestion of gifting the Cullinan diamond to King Edward VII, which was presented to the king on 9th November, 1907, on the eve of his 66th birthday.
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