The Truth About Genuine Diamond Coated Gems or Fake Stones

Can a stone be coated with a diamond veneer? Does this veneer make a better looking cubic zirconia or faux diamond?

There are many misconceptions regarding various stones that are coated with a veneer from a genuine diamond.  In order to set the story straight, the International School of Gemology studied these stones.  Here is their report, and needless to say, we are not surprised!

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The earliest diamonds were found in India in 4th century BC, although the youngest of these deposits were formed 900 million years ago. A majority of these early stones were transported along the network of trade routes that connected India and China, commonly known as the Silk Road. At the time of their discovery, diamonds were valued because of their strength and brilliance, and for their ability to refract light and engrave metal. Diamonds were worn as adornments, used as cutting tools, served as a talisman to ward off evil, and were believed to provide protection in battle. In the Dark Ages, diamonds were also used as a medical aid and were thought to cure illness and heal wounds when ingested.
Until the 18th century, India was thought to be the only source of diamonds. When the Indian diamond mines were depleted, the quest for alternate sources began. Although a small deposit was found in Brazil in 1725, the supply was not enough to meet world demands. ( Source:
The story of the modern diamond market really begins on the African continent, with the 1866 discovery of diamonds in Kimberley, South Africa. Entrepreneur Cecil Rhodes established De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited 22 years later, in 1888. By 1900, De Beers, controlled an estimated 90 percent of the world’s production of rough diamonds.
A diamond has to go through a lot before it reaches the jeweler’s display case.
Surprisingly, diamonds share some common characteristics with coal. Both are composed of the most common substance on earth: carbon. What makes diamonds different from coal is the way the carbon atoms are arranged and how the carbon is formed. Diamonds are created when carbon is subjected to the extremely high pressures and temperatures found at the earth’s lithosphere, which lies approximately 90-240 miles below the earth’s surface.

Gem diamonds are commonly judged by the four C’s: Carat, Clarity, Color and Cut.

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Small Wedding on the Seine River Paris


Small Wedding on the Seine River Paris

Penned by on August 8, 2014


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What could be better than getting married in a small wedding on the Seine River in Paris for two boat lovers!  Jodi and Paul are big boat lovers so getting married on the seine was a top priority for their Parisian weddingthat was captured by WeddingLight Photography.

The lovely couple met at the party of a mutual friend in L.A and instantly fell in love. As this was a second marriage for both of them they chose to elope and have a small wedding ceremony. Paris of course seemed like the most romantic choice! In the end however they couldn’t resist celebrating with their friends, so flew back to New Orleans after their elopement to have a big reception.

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During their time in Paris they stayed at the fabulous Hotel Georges V. Even though the couple were slightly older and had both had weddings before they still felt nervous on the big day. They even got so flustered that when it came to fitting Paul’s classic bow tie (which came complete with instructions) they had to call upon the hotel concierge to help them out. Once the bow tie hurdle was overcome Paul was dapper in a classic black Armani suit, and Jodi looked simply stunning in a vintage lace dress. The tone was set for a beautiful day.

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The photo-shoot started on the rooftop of the Georges V, which photographer Olivier had arranged access to with the hotel.  Our couple then set out with Olivier and WeddingLight Events driver Victor to continue the photo shoot around the city. Jodi had requested most of the photos to be in Black and White, for a classic monochrome look. They visited the Eiffel tower, Place de la Concorde, the seine and its many beautiful bridges; and even managed to rush to the Louvre for a few more romantic shots before the ceremony began.

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Everyone was welcomed on board the “Cachemire”, from Yacht de Paris, with a glass of Moet Chandon. As sun set over Paris, the couple said their vows and sealed their love on the deck whilst the crew watched on from the distance. The boat then set out with just the two of them for an evening cruise along the Seine.

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Their on board Chef, Guy Krenzer received the prestigious award “Meilleurs Ouvriers de France” (One of the Best Craftsmen of France). This title of distinction is recognized by both professionals and the general public in France, particularly among artisan-merchants such as pastry-makers, hairdressers, butchers, jewellers, and others whose trades are recognized, particularly those creating luxury goods.

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He put together a delightful menu starting with cod accompanied by aubergine in chocolate sauce, followed by a main course of veal and foie gras with strawberries; and a chocolate square with bourbon vanilla ice cream for dessert. As a wine savvy couple they chose, Chablis 1er cru les Montmains Domaine Jean Paul Droin 2011 and Morgan les Corcelletter Domaine Daniel Bouland 2011, to complement their ” diner pour deux “.

And so they sailed off starting their marriage under a beautiful Parisian sky.

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Wedding planner : WeddingLight Events Paris | Wedding Photographer : WeddingLight Paris
| Bride’s gown: Vintage | Groom suit : Armani | Bridal bouquet: Jeff Leatham | Ceremony and reception : Yacht de Paris | Officiant : Susie from WeddingLight Events | Hair and Make up : Fred and Muriel from WeddingLight Events