Fancy Color Diamonds

AMGAD: The bigger it is, the more you will pay. Of course, you must compare oranges to oranges. For example, a 3 carat fancy yellow diamond with a VS2 clarity will cost more than a 2.5 carat fancy yellow diamond with an VS clarity. But a 2 carat fancy pink diamond with an SI clarity can cost more.

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Jewelry at the BET Awards

We always see a wide range of jewelry on celebrities who attend awards ceremonies, and it isn’t unusual for earrings to rule. That happened again at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards on June 25th. You can see that Alicia Keyes’ large pendant earrings coordinated with her dress. Queen Latifah wore big diamond-studded hoops. Jacki-O wore a stunning ear-hugging design (the dress is another story). All of the jewelry is worth a look.

Photo © Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

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Wire Coil Cone Jewelry Clasp

When using stringing media such as ribbon and other fibers, it can be a problem figuring out how to end the jewelry piece and attach a clasp. Metal cone shaped components are nice to use, so I decided to make some myself using wire and also create a clasp on the end of the cones as well.

You’ll need:

Wire cutters
Round-nosed pliers
Chain-nosed pliers
2 – 6 inch pieces of 22-gauge wire

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Weekly Feature – Wacky Wire Chop Stick – Page 2

19. Now use your fingers to adjust our colored coils at the top of the chop stick. Move the coils where you want them and bend the coils a little so they are not sticking straight up.

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