Thursday, April 05, 2012

April Gift is ready!

April birthstone is diamond! Of course, these are not made with diamonds:) I used a setting with a Swarovski crystal and a nice platinum gray base. These are quite dimensional: I tried out a new technique to bring some depth to the piece. And I am giniving away this one:


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Some info on diamonds:




Formed deep within the earth where there is intense heat and pressure, Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. Volcanic activity of centuries ago brought these gemstones to the earth's surface, where they are found either within volcanic rock formations or washed out into rivers. India is thought to be the first river-bed source of Diamond mining, but today these gemstones are found primarily in Australia, the Soviet Union, and Africa.



No more notable it its uncut state than a plain pebble upon the beach, the true beauty of the Diamond was not revealed until the 16th century, when gemstone cutting and polishing techniques were perfected. Prior to this time, it was considered taboo to modify the original state of a Diamond. Today, the value and appeal of this stone depends largely upon how skillfully it is cut and faceted.

3 comments:

Christina Wright said...

WOW!!! yet again...
not that I expected any less...
You ALWAYS create Beautiful!!!!
and you know I just can't wait for August to see what you will make for my birth month...

christina =^,^= meow...

Gramma T said...

Love it! Everyone so different and beautiful!

Gramma T

Gramma T said...

Beautiful! Like the 3D effect!