Ella Naamah. Diamonds. August 29th , 2017.
☛ Also known as, 'blood diamonds', rough diamonds that are extracted from mines in war zones are known as conflict diamonds. These war diamonds are sold by rebel groups and their allies to finance their insurgency and buy weapons. The diamonds from Zimbabwe, Angola, and Cte d'Ivoire are extracted through forced labor, and are tainted with torture, murder, child labor, corruption, and environmental devastation.
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 most recommended thing to do for a most ideal diamond and jewelry buying experience is to visit your local jeweler, though not just any jeweler, a certified member of the American Gem Society (AGS) is not only a legitimate and trustworthy jeweler, but a highly educated one as well. These stores pride themselves with their knowledge and are more than willing to share that information with you as they walk you through your entire buying experience. The goal of an AGS store is make any client of theirs as comfortable with their purchase as they are with the sale, no matter the budget anyone is always welcome at an AGS Certified Jewelry Store. These purchases however, can come with a premium of sorts nothing outrageous, as being an AGS member indicates their true-blue business ethics. It is to be expected however, and should be happily paid, considering the type of service you will be receiving from this absolute professional.
Feather: A crack or a minuscule fracture inside a diamond is referred to as a feather in the trade. If it extends to the surface of the diamond, it puts the durability of the diamond in question. It is not considered as much of a risk as knots, though.
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