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« Reply #1 on: 29/08/2007 19:45:50 »
So that's where I dropped it. Oh well, never mind. I've got plenty more.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 29/08/2007 20:02:10 »
Doc You could give me that one for me Birthday Tomorrow! LOL Its green my favorite color!!! LOL ...Hee hee hee .. What was it they said, "7000 carat- which would be twice the size of the Cullinan Diamond, centra-piece for the British Crown of Jewels." That will be amazing if it is indeed genuine!

Well if it turns out to be a fake oh well its a pretty nice looking fake! LOL
 

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« Reply #3 on: 29/08/2007 20:05:21 »
You wouldn't want that 1 - it's paste  ;D
 

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« Reply #4 on: 29/08/2007 21:16:42 »
HEE HEE HEE.. I am a paste girl with a paste budget! LOL LOL!!

What can I say, I am the Mother of a son who's Idea of BLING is a hub cap strapped onto his chest like a medallion! LOL BLING Indeed!
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« Reply #5 on: 29/08/2007 22:50:42 »
Speaking professional this diamond is going to be the most expensive gem in the world. This is not only because of its size but because of its green ting. THAT is VERY, VERY, VERY unusual.

I still wouldn't mind having it for my nic-nack shelf.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 30/08/2007 01:45:05 »
Speaking professional this diamond is going to be the most expensive gem in the world. This is not only because of its size but because of its green ting. THAT is VERY, VERY, VERY unusual.

I still wouldn't mind having it for my nic-nack shelf.


You'll have to wrestle me for it! It's my favorite color! LOL
 

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« Reply #7 on: 30/08/2007 03:20:34 »
You wouldn't want that 1 - it's paste  ;D

Why do they call fake/costume jewelry paste?
 

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« Reply #8 on: 30/08/2007 03:48:45 »
Good Question!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 30/08/2007 03:52:43 »
I thought paste was what kindergartners ate.
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« Reply #10 on: 30/08/2007 12:49:02 »
You wouldn't want that 1 - it's paste  ;D

Why do they call fake/costume jewelry paste?
The word "paste" is derived from "pasta".

In olden times, Italian peasants wore adornments made from pasta painted bright colours. As you can imagine, due to the amount of different pasta shapes, there was quite a variety to choose from.

At 1 time it became fashionable for aristocrats to wear this pasta jewellery. Andrea Borgia was well known for wearing bright orange tortellini & Caterina de Medici had necklaces made from spaghetti.



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« Reply #11 on: 30/08/2007 13:18:41 »
That is really a cool history of paste! Thanks Doc!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 30/08/2007 13:55:14 »
You're welcome
 

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« Reply #13 on: 30/08/2007 14:25:25 »
HEE HEE HEE.. I love that snickering Dog! He is really cute!!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 30/08/2007 14:40:34 »
You wouldn't want that 1 - it's paste  ;D

Why do they call fake/costume jewelry paste?
The word "paste" is derived from "pasta".

In olden times, Italian peasants wore adornments made from pasta painted bright colours. As you can imagine, due to the amount of different pasta shapes, there was quite a variety to choose from.

At 1 time it became fashionable for aristocrats to wear this pasta jewellery. Andrea Borgia was well known for wearing bright orange tortellini & Caterina de Medici had necklaces made from spaghetti.

 :P

Thanks Doc, for that most impressive display of erhmmmm.....creative bs.

I think this is a little closer to the correct answer.

Taken from here:  http://www.adin.be/en/explanation-on-strass-by-adin-antique-vintage-and-estate-jewelry.htm


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A brilliant paste made out of lead glass and used to simulate various transparant gemstones. It is a borosilicate of potassium and lead, with small quantities of alumina. When uncoloured it was used to simulate diamonds, being transparent and very refractive, although much softer; the addition of metallic oxides and salts produces coloured strass to imitate most known gemstones. It is named after Georges-Frédéric Strass (1701-1773) who was born at Wolfsheim, near Strasbourg, where he learned to make jewelry and artificial gems; he moved to Paris in 1724, and there invented, from 1730 to 1734, new techniques for making imitation precious stones (imitation diamonds having been known in Paris in the 17th century). He ceded the making of such ware in 1752 to Georges-Michel Bapst (1718-1780), husband of his niece. Such artificial gems are now made mainly in Czechoslovakia, Austria, and France. Many writers and standard dictionaries have attributed the invention to a Joseph Stras(s)(er) of Vienna, but no record of such a person is known, and the legends about him has been discredited.


 

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« Reply #15 on: 30/08/2007 14:46:31 »
Carolyn..LOL  Hee hee ..I fell for his history... although I thought it odd! LOL I'm so Gullible... Shame on you Doc, confusing an old women like me!!! LOL
 

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« Reply #17 on: 30/08/2007 15:04:35 »
Sorry  [:I]
 

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« Reply #18 on: 30/08/2007 15:15:15 »
HEE HEE HEE!!! LOL
 

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« Reply #19 on: 31/08/2007 16:25:29 »
Sweet!
 

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« Reply #20 on: 06/09/2007 16:21:52 »
More Bling

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Hirst unveils £50m diamond skull 

Artist Damien Hirst has unveiled a diamond-encrusted human skull worth £50m - said to be the most expensive piece of contemporary art.
The 18th Century skull is entirely covered in 8,601 jewels, while new teeth were made for the artwork at a cost of £14m.

The centrepiece of the 41-year-old's creation is a pear-shaped pink diamond, set in the skull's forehead.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6712015.stm


 
 

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« Reply #21 on: 07/09/2007 01:26:20 »
Talk about BLING BLING..we are getting "class rings" soon.
 

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« Reply #22 on: 07/09/2007 02:41:04 »
Cool! I never bought one they were two bulky and gaudy for me!
 

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« Reply #23 on: 07/09/2007 03:05:02 »
Talk about BLING BLING..we are getting "class rings" soon.

What grade are you in?  We didn't do class rings until the 11th grade.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 07/09/2007 03:15:32 »
we got ours sophomore year. mine got lost at work shortly thereafter. my mom was MAD
 

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