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For most of us, jewellery is just an expression of beauty while for others it might be an obsession to have the most expensive piece of stone in their hand. If you happen to see the movie Blood Diamond, you will know the pain of getting that one piece of stone. Diamond trades are very much alive today, and it has been active since ancient times. Luxurious stones have been passed down to generations and also have been sold for a huge sum of money. The following are some of the most expensive pieces of jewellery in the world:
The Graff Pink:
The Graff Pink is one of the most expensive pieces of jewellery in the whole world, and the jewellery was sold for about $46 million in the year 2010. The Graff Pink is a type 2 colour diamond, and it was sold to Laurence Graff. The Graff Pink was originally owned by Harry Winston, and he remained quite private about the possession about this diamond, but later when Laurence Graff bought the diamond, he renamed it as Graff Pink.
The Hope Diamond:
Hope Diamond is worth approximately $200 to 250 million. It was initially discovered in Golconda in India in the year 1666. The diamond has been passed on to many hands. They say that King Louis XIV had possession of it and called it the French Blue, the diamond remained in the French kingdom for many years and it was then stolen during the French Revolution. Later it was found in the hands of Henry Philip Hope which and after passing several other hands, Harry Winston finally bought it and he donated it to the Smithsonian Institution, where it is left for display for the people to see.
Chopard’s Blue Diamond Ring:
The blue diamond ring is a beautiful piece of jewellery and is also one of the most expensive ornaments in the world. The blue diamond is about 9 carats, and it is mounted on white gold which is about 18 carats. The ring also has triangular clear cut diamonds placed on the side of the blue diamond. The rare beauty is currently valued at about $16 million.
Blue Moon of Josephine:
In the year 2015, a billionaire in Hong Kong purchased a diamond ring at an auction for about $48 million. He renamed it as Blue Moon of Josephine after his daughter who was seven years old at that time. The diamond ring was for about 12.03 carats, and it was taken from the Cullinan mine in South America.
Heart of the Ocean:
Heart of the Ocean is one of the most recognised pieces of jewellery in the world. It was a replica of the necklace that was featured in the movie Titanic. The jewellery was worn by Gloria Stuart (the lady who played the elderly Rose in the movie) in the Academy Awards in the year 1998.
Jewellery is something which brings out the beauty and style in everyone. Wearing jewellery makes you feel and look good but making your own jewellery brings out the creativity in you. Making your own jewellery is one of the most fun things to do, and you can bring about your personal style and taste. Jewellery making is not quite as hard as it sounds, in fact, you can make them in your home. Continue reading this article to learn how to make bead jewellery:
Before you get started there are certain things which are needed for bead jewellery making. Make sure that you have some beads, thread, crimp beads, closures, super glue and a wire cutter. You can get these things in the local market and depending on the jewellery you are going to make you need to make the necessary adjustments. For example, if you are making a necklace, you might want to consider the length of the thread. If you want to have a long necklace, then you will need a longer thread and the necessary beads.
Make the alignment:
Before you put your beads in the thread, it will be good if you arrange the beads on a flat surface and see how it looks. If you are satisfied with the layout, you can go ahead with inserting the beads in the thread.
Sliding the bead into the string:
Before transferring the layout which you have designed you need to slide the crimping bead to make your necklace secure. Now place the end of the clasp on the crimping bead. Now you can go ahead to slide all your beads onto the thread one by one until you have nothing left.
Once you are done with sliding all the beads into the string, you need to use a clasp section and the bead-crimp. Make sure that you do not pull the string too tight so that it will not create tension in the string. When you have more tension in the string, it might break after a while. Once you are done with that, make sure to cut off all the extra strings in your bead necklace.
The above is an example to make a bead necklace; you can try out many things and bring out your creativity. You can also make bead earrings, bracelets and anklets. Bead bracelets and anklets will have the same procedure with minor modifications. The length of the string will vary, and you will have to use a different set of beads which will make you feel comfortable.
Bead jewellery making can also be an excellent hobby, and as you practise, you will become an expert in it and the time you take to make the jewellery will reduce. So go out there, get your beads and make your bead jewellery.
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