Diamonds: Medicine or Poison?
I am excited to share with you a recent presentation by Van Cleef and Arpels, L'école des Arts Joailliers which covered current jewelry and gemstone trends. Questions like "Is it really dangerous to lick a diamond?" "Would you die if you ate it?" and "What happens if you ingest diamond powder?" never occurred earlier to me. To my sincere surprise, the diamond powder was believed to be a cure for illness if swallowed inside up until the beginning of the 20th century. Even though it might have cured some people, it actually killed a lot more... According to Vatican accounts, Pope Clément VII (Giulio de’ Medici) died after swallowing his 14th spoonful of powder administered by his doctor, the invoice amounted to 40 000 ducats in 1534 (about $1 million worth today 🤑)!
Arkansas man finds 3.29-carat diamond at state park
According to Arkansas State Parks, a visitor to the park recently discovered a 3.29-carat brown diamond, the largest to be discovered there since September 2021. Have you ever dreamed of finding a diamond in the rough?
Look for Diamonds in the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas
For years I've heard about the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark. It’s unique among state parks in the United States in that visitors can actually look for diamonds and keep what they find. So, is Crater of Diamonds State Park like a casino for workaholics? I don’t know. I do know that I would consider going there for a little getaway. By the accounts I’ve read, the setting is beautiful and serene so there’s that.
Arkansas man unearths 3.29-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park
An Arkansas man discovered a 3.29-carat brown diamond, the largest to be found at the Crater of Diamonds State Park since September 2021, according to Arkansas State Parks. David Anderson of Murfreesboro found the precious gem while wet-sifting soil from the West Drain area of the park. Anderson, who has been visiting the park for 16 years, has found more than 400 diamonds, including a 6.19-carat white diamond in 2014. Anderson named his recent find "B.U.D.," short for "Big, Ugly Diamond."
"Wow, That's a Big Diamond!" Thrilled Treasure Hunter Finds 2-Carat Gem; Park Officials Allow Him To Keep It
After more than a decade of searching and hundreds of diamond finds at Arkansas's Crater of Diamonds State Park, Adam Hardin found his first diamond weighing more than two carats. Hardin was wet-sifting soil from the East Drain of the park’s 37.5-acre search area when he found the gem.
Frozen with Desire 6,200 Diamond Sculpture to Exhibit at Art Miami Miami, FL
Frozen with Desire, By Brendan MurphyCourtesy of Burgess Modern + Contemporary. Artist Brendan Murphy knows desire and he’s heating things up this year at Art Miami. For centuries, humanity has gazed at the stars and dreamed of discovery. The continual exploration of space has been a symbol of an unharnessed spirit and unabashed desire, pushing us to achieve feats that once seemed impossible – reaching to infinity and beyond.
Companies can turn the remains of your loved ones into diamonds with just a half cup of human ashes
Diamonds really are forever. Cremation diamonds (also called memorial diamonds) can be made by extracting carbon from the ashes of a loved one. According to the Cremation Institute, the process to turn ashes into diamonds can take weeks. First the carbon in the human body is isolated and purified. The resulting powder is refined to create pure carbon.
Frozen with Desire Diamond Sculpture at Art Miami
A Captivating Sculpture with 6,200 Shimmering Diamonds. For centuries, humanity has gazed at the stars and dreamed of discovery. The continual exploration of space has been a symbol of an unharnessed spirit, pushing us to achieve feats that once seemed impossible – reaching to infinity and beyond.
Find Diamonds and Keep Them at This Arkansas State Park
Find diamonds and keep them at this Arkansas State Park! The Crater of Diamonds State Park, is one of the only places in the world where the public is welcome to hunt, dig, and sift, for real diamonds, on 37-acres of an eroded volcanic crater. Would you like to dig for diamonds? Follow us for more great adventures!
Cocktail ice cubes with clarity like diamonds!
We traveled down to Fort Lauderdale and hung out with the boys over at Ice Butchers! They make gorgeous, crystal clear, square cubes, spheres, and ice sculptures too! Having a corporate event, wedding, etc? They can even put company logos and graphics into these beauties! That’s enough reading, let’s jump into the video 🎥