The first jewelry collection using lab-grown diamonds by Madestones

"The Promise of Created Elegance" was created by You Fine Jewellery using man-made diamonds by Madestones.

The new jewelry collection includes drop earrings, bangles, stack rings, and pendants with artificial diamonds in hues of yellow, pink, blue and cognac in 18-karat Fairtrade rose, yellow and white gold from the Peruvian mines.

Madestones produces lab-grown diamonds which have the same optical, physical and chemical characteristics as mined diamonds. Their only difference is the point of origin.

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Young, light and feminine: Tamara Comolli unveils her Fairy Collection

The German-born jewelry designer has unveiled her new and shiny Fairy Collection at the 2016 Baselworld.

Tamara Comolli launched a young, light and feminine line of rings and pendants, and also added a charismatic bangle.

"Our new Fairy Collection is an ode to nature with its flowing lines reminiscent of branches with leaves," explains Tamara Comolli, who won the 2004 De Beers Design Award.

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What is the difference between a karat and a carat?

When buying or selling jewelry, we are often confronted with two very common expressions: karat and carat. Let's learn what they really mean.

Karats and carats are two different units of measurement. They are widely confused, and sometimes mistakenly distinguished as British and American spellings.

A carat is a unit of weight used for measuring gemstones, i.e., diamonds, emeralds, pearls, etc. One carat equals 200 mg (0.2 grams, and 0.007055 oz), and it is also known as metric carat. The universal standard was adopted in 1907.

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The 2016 Oscars stage had over 100,000 Swarovski crystals

It's a record-breaking number at the Oscars. American set designer Derek McLane used over 100,000 Swarovski crystals to deliver yet another stunning stage for the 88th Academy Awards ceremony.

The stars were there. The sparkling jewelry pieces were there. And the stage of all stages was there, more effervescent than ever. McLane envisioned a golden proscenium arch with 18 panels featuring 37,000 Swarovski crystals.

The 20,000-pound structure framed the stage, in front of a giant 80-foot x 40-foot crystal closedown wall with 149 black panels emblazoned with another 22,000 crystals. Dolby Theatre's custom-made torchieres and opera boxes were also adorned with Swarovski's effects.

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Joan of Arc's ring bought by France

A ring that belonged to the French heroine Joan of Arc was sold for £297,600, at TimeLine Auctions, in London. The new owner is France.

The historic handcrafted silver-gilt piece was accompanied by documents which prove the authenticity of the ornament. The square-shaped ring was offered by Joan of Arc to Cardinal Henry Beaufort before she was executed.

"If there is one icon of ancient French law which excite passions today between the English and the French it is the saintly figure of Joan Dark, the 16-year-old girl who, for the benefit of France, tried her utmost to defeat the invader, the English," notes the spokesman for Timeline Auctions.

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