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The miracle of birth is the most momentous event in the life of a couple. And it is rightly termed a miracle, because every childbirth is unique and comes with its own set of triumphs. After nine long months of waiting, surmounting several physical and emotional trials, and going through the months of labour, the...
Monsoon is a season when the conventional ways of doing things go on a backburner. It is that time when you must focus on making choices that are study, stylish and yet call for less maintenance. Right from what you eat to what you wear, everything assumes a different perspective. Rains, puddles, humidity and fresh...
Dear women, we have all come far ahead of the time when a diamond was meant to be gifted to us. Today is not the same. If you love diamonds, why wait? Especially when there’s not a single one of us that doesn’t love those miracles of nature. Even though the movies still show the...
There are very few things in this world that compare to the overwhelming feeling of holding a new baby in your arms. A tiny life that you felt inside of yourself for 9 long months, right there in flesh staring at you as you slowly fathom what a miracle actually looks like. Along with the...
A diamond, one of the most beautiful offerings of Mother Nature, is the symbol of so many of life’s real moments. They epitomise all things rare and precious, and it is no wonder that diamonds make so many everyday moments so much more beautiful. What is it about this precious stone that makes it so...
Buying and owning diamonds is one of the most unparalleled experiences in the world. There are very few people who can resist the beauty of a diamond, thanks to its brilliance and shine. They are the symbol of love and relationships that we are a part of every day, adding a special sparkle to life’s...
This piece originally appeared on The New York Times:“Clarifying What Makes a Diamond” on Dec. 7, 2017.   To the Editor: Re “Atelier Swarovski Turns to Man-Made Gems” (A Cut Above, Jewelry, Nov. 22): Diamonds have fascinated generations with their natural origin, beauty, durability and value: finite, billion-year old gemstones. More than just chemicals, diamonds...
Sometimes marketed as “laboratory-grown”, “cultured”, “created”, “cultivated”, “synthetic”, “simulated”, or “man-made”, it’s important to understand the difference between a diamond and a synthetic diamond before you make a purchase. Read more on the official definition of a diamond here, then see our easy to understand guide that helps consumers distinguish the key differences between a...
Everyone knows that a diamond is the ultimate way to mark an engagement—but there are actually specific reasons why this precious gemstone is the ideal symbol of love—of what is most precious and meaningful in our lives. In the midst of wedding season, we asked fine jewelry expert Tanya Dukes about the key characteristics that...
Diamonds have captured the imagination of royalty through the centuries. They continue to beguile and fascinate women across all ages. Sathya Saran traces the gem’s journey from Mughal courts to its modern interpretations as an aspirational heirloom. Almost as mesmeric and perennial in their sparkle as the stars in the sky, these are stars that...