Thursday, September 2, 2010

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

I wanted to let everybody know that posts from me right now might be few and far between. I was laid off from work on Tuesday. I've got to find a job now. I'm really nervous because the job market is so tough right now. There just aren't a lot of jobs out there right now. I do ask that you keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

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I did want to share this article with you. They do always say that diamonds are a girl's best friend. Please check out the link within this article. Thanks.

Learning How to Tell Cubic Zirconia from Diamond

Diamonds are relatively rare in the world. This rarity equates to higher prices and also to a limited number of stones on the market at any one time. Cubic zirconia has become the single most popular alternative to diamonds, due to the lower price of the stones and their amazing similarity to natural diamonds. However, learning how to tell cubic zirconia from diamond can put you in good stead if you're in the market for a real stone.

How do you tell if the stone you're looking at is cubic zirconia or a natural diamond? One of the first things you should look at is the facets of the stone in question. You will need a jeweler's loupe for this, or a microscope. On a true diamond, the facets will be very clean, with a knife-like edge. On a cubic zirconia, the edges of the facets will be more rounded. In addition, facets on a CZ are usually much more uniform than on a natural diamond, due to the need to conserve mass on a natural stone.

Another option in how to tell cubic zirconia from diamond is to weigh two stones of the same size and proportions. Cubic zirconia is 1.6 times heavier than diamond (greater density). Therefore, if your stone seems like a lightweight in comparison to a cubic zirconia, then you probably have a true diamond.

Yet another way in how to tell cubic zirconia from diamond is to check the flaws within the stone. Of course, you'll need a loupe or a microscope for this, as well. If you see tiny flaws and inclusions within the stone, it's pretty likely that you have a real diamond. CZs usually have no flaws at all (or very, very few). Of course, a jeweler can help you make the distinction in a short time, as well.


28 comments:

Nadine2point0 said...

What a great post! You rock.
get it?

Dusk said...

Sending you an infinite well of positivity Keith. To get through this you have to be a diamond... strong, full of clarity and always positively sparkling.

ps. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes... all time classic!

Nuheila said...

Oh i'm so sorry,i hope you find a new job quikly.You are in my prayes<3



Nuheila

ilsteviewonder said...

Interesting post!!! I loved the info on diamonds and cz! =)

MrJeffery said...

great post. good luck to you!

sexylegsandbody said...

Great info on the diamonds, but bad news on the job side Keith. I can only hope and pray that something will come up. Just stay focused and keep on the lookout for something else.

Best wishes and send me a mail from time to time.

Have a great day.
Colin.

ediot said...

well good luck. im job hunting too- its not so easy that either..

nookie said...

so sorry to hear that, hope you'll find a new job soon!

ellie said...

Great article. Wishing you a lot of success in everything you do.

Lee Oliveira said...

So sorry sorry to hear about your job! U will find something.
You r fabulous..
This post says at all..
Lots of hugs from Australia
LOx

Scott (gotankgo) said...

Hang in there Keith - best of luck

Neil Fulwood said...

You have my sympathy, Keith. I'm only 38 but I've been laid off or made redundant four times so far in my working career. What I did each time was sign up with every employment agency in my home town. Sometimes it meant doing jobs I didn't want to do for tin-pot little firms, but it kept me in work.

I understand the position you're in, particularly in the current economic climate. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you find something soon.

Take care and God bless.

Neil

Gabbi said...

I love Marilyn... wonderful share Keith! Also, positive thoughts and prayers heading your way. My Brother's been unemployed for awhile now also. Hate how bad the economy is right now, but stay positive. It'll get better.

thesydneygirl said...

keeping you in my prayers keith! hope all goes well.. and that a great job comes your way! lets keep positive :) x

Missy M said...

oh i love MM!

Missy
Blending Style, Beauty and Fashion
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

They call me Cee. said...

i can tell marilyn is a phenom :)


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michelle_ said...

i love marylin monroe !
these are great videos !

many thanks for the comments as always ..
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Gisela said...

hi keith!!! wow that's a bad new! I hope you'll find a new job soon. Take care yourself too. Kisses!!

Juliet said...

I wish you all the best luck with finding a job! I hope all works out for the best! No matter what you'll be on my thoughts.

juliet xxx

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Everyone loves a good diamond post! They are super special and I loved reading more about them here. Very awesome. Also, sorry about the job :( ho-hum that is no fun. Everyone has been through the job hunt, just be persistent and do follow-up calls and be polite. something will come around. I'm sorry though. thinking good thoughts for you! :)

ilsteviewonder said...

Lve it!! classic :D

Pop Champagne said...

i love marylin monroe! i hope that you will find a job soon, yeah the market is quite tough right now, I'm sure you will find something, I got my fingers crossed for you :)

Haute World said...

So sorry to hear about the job situation, but here's crossing my fingers you'll find something soon. Love that Marilyn Monroe clip! She was truly an icon...

Taj Acosta said...

Marilyn is my girl you know that right!! lol. How are you doing Keith? Any luck on the job search yet? hugs

Mary-Laure said...

Thanks for these tips.
And best wishes for your job search. The most important thing is to remain self-confident.

bravegrrl said...

good luck on the job front :)

Steve Langton said...

Very nice post, Keith. Really sorry to read you lost your job. and very much hope you are able to find employment again very soon. Best of luck in your search, mate.

Katariina said...

I went to see the link.You post is always so interestings and goods:)

God's hands and safe.I hope you find a new job soon.