Thursday, January 24, 2008

Earth Share benefits from sale of environmentally friendly diamonds

According to press release on environmentally friendly cultured diamonds posted on wallstreet online, Renaissance Diamonds Inc., has announced that Earth Share will benefit from the sale of its jewelry made with environmentally friendly, cultured diamonds.

Earth Share is a national federation that works to support the country´s most respected environmental and conservation nonprofits. With the introduction of earth friendly fine jewelry, Renaissance Diamonds emerges as an eco-conscious leader in the industry. This landmark Renaissance Collection includes environmentally friendly rings, pendants and earrings in stunning new eco-chic designs for those wanting to buy cultured diamonds.

The cultured diamonds featured in Renaissance earth friendly fine jewelry are real diamonds and possess the same properties as earth-grown diamonds. However, while 250 tons of earth must be moved to make a single mined one carat diamond, these extraordinary vivid yellow cultured diamonds are made above ground in an environmentally friendly manner. This is just one benefit for eco-conscious consumers to buy cultured diamonds instead of mined ones.

Renaissance fine jewelry featuring Gemesis Cultured Diamonds(TM), can now be worn in good conscience by consumers wanting rings that are both high fashion and environmentally friendly. Neil Koppel, President and CEO of Renaissance Diamonds Inc. said, "Earth Share is the ideal environmental federation for us to partner with. We believe that our earth friendly diamonds give consumers the opportunity to make more than just a fashion statement when they wear our jewelry, it makes them feel good that they have a choice to purchase an elegant diamond and also support a very worthy organization."

Renaissance offers an exquisite selection of environmentally friendly couture jewelry including fashion and engagement rings, pendants and earrings featuring the patented and beautiful Renaissance Cut(TM). The exceptional handcrafted designs included in the Renaissance Anniversary, Bridal, Fashion and Solitaire Collections are available in 18kt or palladium. While mined vivid yellow diamonds can range upwards from $20,000 per carat, consumers can now buy these vivid cultured diamonds and own the ultimate affordable luxury.

Renny Perdue, Executive Vice-President of Earth Share says, "Earth Share is grateful for the generous support of Renaissance Diamonds Inc., and commends Renaissance for offering consumers a beautiful and earth friendly alternative to traditionally mined diamonds."

Visit and discover the affordable luxury of environmentally friendly, cultured diamonds in beautifully handcrafted settings for rings, earrings, necklaces and pendants.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Man-made diamonds: a girl's new best friend?

According to an article on msn money, the answer is yes.

Most people are all too familiar with having champagne tastes on a beer budget. But when it comes to diamonds, you may be able to have it both ways.

That's because gem-quality diamonds are now being grown in laboratories in places like Sarasota, Fla., and Boston. Forget cubic zirconia and Moissanite, which are made to pass as diamonds. Lab-grown stones are the real deal. And instead of the millions of years it takes to create natural diamonds, they're grown by man in a matter of days.

"We've essentially recreated the same conditions that occur hundreds of miles below the surface," says David Hellier, president of Gemesis, the Florida company that specializes in growing colored diamonds. "After about four and a half days, we get a three-carat rough diamond. From that day forward, there's no difference between that diamond and one that comes from the ground.

"Even the Gemological Institute of America, the foremost diamond research and grading body, acknowledges that these are diamonds. "To say it's not diamond is really false," says William Boyajian, gemologist and GIA president. "It's just man-made diamond."

Truth be told, General Electric has been producing synthetic diamonds for industrial purposes for years. But until recently, creating gem-quality colorless or near-colorless diamonds that were big enough to cut was a thing of fantasy.

Consumers "can have the bling they see on the stars but at a fraction of the cost," Hellier says. Remember JLo's pink diamond engagement ring? Gemesis mostly sells yellow and orange diamonds, but is starting to offer pinks and limited quantities of blues as well.

Even to the trained, albeit naked, eye these diamonds look like the usual mined variety. "The material is beautiful," says the GIA's Boyajian. "You can't tell visually a synthetic from a natural diamond."

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Kim Kardashian in Renaissance Diamonds

Kim Kardashian hit the red carpet at the Hollywood Breakthrough Awards in a stunning black v neck dress and a gorgeous Renaissance pendant with a vivid yellow cultured diamond. She matched her necklace with Renaissance Butterfly drop earrings also featuring Fancy Color cultured diamonds.

She arrived with her friend Brittney Gastineau and was joined on the red carpet by Paul Rudd, Megan Fox and Kristen Stewart. Also in attendance was Donald Faison (Scrubs) who was the host for the awards show. Some high profile winners sure to be in the running for an Oscar were James McAvoy (Atonement) and Ellen Page (Juno). Kim took the stage to present a breakthrough award to JR Totem, music producer once linked to beleaguered pop star Britney Spears.

I recently read that Kim was the host for a New Years bash at Miami hot spot Mansion where she was joined by boyfriend Reggie Bush of the NFL's New Orleans Saints. Some columnists claim they are engaged and others say they have broken it off already. I guess we will have to wait and see.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Discover Affordable Luxury at Renaissance Diamonds' New Website

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