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Billboard Advertising in Los Angeles By Billboard Adz Offering Full Color Advertising | Press Releases

November 26, 2015

Billboard Advertising in Los Angeles By Billboard Adz Offering Full Color Advertising | Press Releases

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Urgent Care Los Angeles Now Offering Extended Hours to patients in Los Angeles – WireService.co

November 25, 2015

Urgent Care Los Angeles Now Offering Extended Hours to patients in Los Angeles – WireService.co

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Billboard Advertising in Los Angeles By Billboard Adz Offering Full Color Advertising

November 25, 2015

Billboard Advertising in Los Angeles By Billboard Adz Offering Full Color Advertising

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Duct Tape Wallets for NFL Fans Sold Online – seoexperts (press release)

October 15, 2013

Duct Tape Wallets for NFL Fans Sold Online – seoexperts (press release) : Made from “Duck tape”—or genuine Duck brand duct tape—Freaky Wallet creates hand-crafted NFL duct tape wallets featuring the logo and colors of your favorite team. And, because these men’s wallets are customizable, you can swap out the color or design to fit your personal tastes. Whatever your wants, FreakyWallet will hook you up with the perfect NFL ducttape wallet at a low price.

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Brown Diamond Guide – Celebrity Jewelry Trend 2012

April 13, 2012

Diamond & Estate Trust couldn’t let our colored diamond week end without spotlighting the brown diamond, which has quickly become a luxury jewelry staple over the past few years. With celebrities such as Cate Blanchett, Hillary Swank, Lea Michelle, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez trusting the cognac diamond to complete their Red Carpet looks, you’ll be in fashionable company once you select a gorgeous brown diamond for your own collection. Here’s a quick guide to the brown diamond, also known as the cognac diamond or the chocolate diamond. A orange-brown diamond from the Diamond & Estate Trust collection. How rare are brown diamonds? Only one in 10,000 diamonds mined is a color other than white, making any colored diamond a rarity. Within the spectrum of colored diamonds , the brown diamond is in the middle of the road: a little more common than the yellow diamond , blue diamond , pink diamond , green diamond , and red diamond. But even though the brown or cognac diamond isn’t the rarest of the colored diamonds , it is still exceptional to find one naturally. Most of the world’s exquisite brown diamonds are produced at Australia’s Argyle Mine (which is also famous for champagne diamonds and pink diamonds). How do brown diamonds get their color? Because brown diamonds have soared in popularity lately, gemologists are devoting more time to understanding just what gives the brown diamond its beautiful, rich cognac color. Like most colored diamonds, a brown diamond gets its hue because of a structural irregularity in the diamond’s lattice. Some varieties of brown diamonds include golden brown diamonds,  brownish orange diamonds, champagne diamonds and cognac diamonds. As with any other colored diamond , the most important word to look for in its color classification is “natural.” Diamonds treated with irradiation or other artificial methods to achieve a brown color are far less valuable and far more common than natural fancy brown diamonds. What are some famous brown diamonds?

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Pink Diamond Guide – Celebrity Jewelry Trend 2012

April 11, 2012

Given that we’re now in the heart of the spring season, Diamond & Estate Trust is devoting this week to this season’s most colorful, lively luxury jewelry trend: colored diamonds . Up today is the pink diamond , perhaps the most popular colored diamond of the last few years. From its striking Red Carpet presence (did you see Penelope Ann Miller ’s 3 carat pink diamond ring at the 2012 Oscars?) to its massive price tag at Christie’s and Sotheby’s auctions (one fetched more than $600,000 just last month), it’s no surprise that the pink diamond is one of the most coveted gems of 2012. How rare are pink diamonds? Just how rare is the pink diamond? If you’ve been reading our posts this week, you already know that 1 in every 10,000 diamonds mined is a color other than white. Within the spectrum of colored diamonds , the pink diamond falls somewhere in the middle: It’s not as rare as the red, purple, blue or green diamond, but it is far less common than brown, black, yellow and grey diamonds. The number of pink diamonds in the world is so few that most people will never see one of these gorgeous gems outside of a museum or auction (which may explain the world’s excitement over the recent pink diamond discovery at Australia’s famed Argyle Mine!) How do pink diamonds get their color? Whereas nitrogen gives yellow diamonds their hue, and boron causes a diamond to turn blue, scientists are still not sure what causes diamonds to take on a gorgeous, rosy hue. Still, most agree that the romantic pink color is the result of a rare atomic structure present while a diamond is forming. As with most colored diamonds, the richer and deeper the pink hue, the more valuable the gem. When it comes to pink diamonds, natural fancy deep and fancy intense hues are the ultimate sign of luxury. Capitalizing on the world’s love affair with pink diamonds, many jewelers use techniques like irradiation and heat to turn white diamonds to that desirable rosy pink hue. Just remember that natural colored diamonds are much more valuable than artificially treated ones. Want to know for sure that a pink diamond has a natural color? Check its certification! What are some famous pink diamonds? The Conde Pink Diamond The largest known pink diamond in the world is the Darya-i-Nur or Sea of Light diamond. At 175 carats, this flawless, rosy pink diamond is found in the crown jewels of Iran. Another notable pink diamond is The Grand Conde, also known as The Conde Pink, The Conde Diamond, or Le Grande Conde. At 9.01 carats, this light pink pear-shaped diamond has as much beauty as it does history. The story goes that King Louis XIII presented this stunning diamond to Louis de Bourbon, the commander of the French Army during the Thirty Years’ War. And numerous pink diamonds have gained worldwide fame at recent luxury jewelry auctions . A fancy vivid pink 5 carat diamond in a chic cushion cut fetched $11.8 million at a Christie’s Hong Kong sale in 2009. Another pink diamond from Christie’s, a 14.23 carat rectangular cut fancy intense pink diamond, fetched $23.2 million at a 2010 sale in Hong Kong. And a 6.01 carat fancy vivid blue and pink diamond ring set a world record for price-per-carat when it fetched a cool $10.1 million in an October 2012 auction. What’s the next major pink diamond to go up on the auction block? An exquisite 9 carat cushion cut pink diamond ring that copper heiress Huguette Clark inherited from her mother. Christie’s expects this gorgeously cut, perfect condition pink diamond from 1910 to go for $10 million to $15 million when it’s sold later this month. What cut is best for pink diamonds? Pink diamonds are often seen paired with white diamonds , a popular design aesthetic that amplifies the beauty of a pink diamond’s color. Radiant, princess and brilliant cuts are preferred for pink diamonds, as these cuts feature strong facets that bring out the depth and color of a pink diamond. But because a pink diamond is so romantic, many jewelers choose antique cuts not commonly seen in colored diamonds. The cushion cut, for instance, is a soft, lustrous diamond cut that matches the romance of a soft pink diamond. Which celebrities wear pink diamonds? Penelope Ann Miller stole the spotlight at the 84th Annual Academy Awards when she wore a stunning 3 carat pink diamond ring that matched the powdery pink color of her vintage gown. Jennifer Lopez was one of the first celebrities spotted wearing a pink diamond, a magnificent 6 carat pink diamond engagement ring given to her by then-fiancée Ben Affleck. Mariah Carey, Nicole Kidman, and Salma Hayek have been spotted recently wearing pink diamonds. (We can’t think of anyone who’s worn a pink diamond better than Nicole Kidman did. Did you love her Red Carpet pink diamond Bulgari necklace as much as we did?) Pink diamonds and Diamond & Estate Trust For the ultimate symbol of luxury and romance, there’s nothing more exquisite than a rare, breathtaking pink diamond. This 6.8 carat fancy intense pink radiant cut diamond in our collection has a gorgeous natural hue and a quality cut that brings this pink diamond to life. It would be perfect in a classic ring setting or as a custom piece designed just for you by our experts.

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Yellow Diamond Guide – Celebrity Jewelry Trends 2012

April 10, 2012
Yellow Diamond Guide – Celebrity Jewelry Trends 2012

With spring finally upon us, it only seems fitting to devote some time to the colored diamond , spring 2012’s most vibrant jewelry trend. First up in Diamond & Estate Trust’s colored diamond series is the yellow diamond , which has long been celebrated for its lively hue but has become even more vogue lately thanks to celebrities such as Heidi Klum , Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Mangan. Here’s everything you need to know about the yellow diamond. What are some famous yellow diamonds? The Tiffany Yellow Diamond When most people think of the yellow diamond, the Tiffany Yellow is the first gem that comes to mind. Discovered in 1877 at South Africa’s Kimberley mine, the Tiffany Yellow has a stunning, rich saturation. It was a magnificent 287.42 carats when discovered, but was later cut into an awe-inspiring 128.51 carat cushion cut. One of the most recent yellow diamonds to go up for auction is the 110-carat Sun-Drop Diamond . The fancy vivid yellow diamond , found in South Africa and cut in a beautiful pear shape, fetched $11.3 million at a Sotheby’s auction in late 2011. It’s the latest indication of the yellow diamond’s strong popularity. Other famous yellow diamonds include the 407.48 carat Incomparable Diamond, the 205.47 carat Red Cross Diamond, the 137.37 carat Florentine Diamond, and the 132.43 carat cushion cut Sarah Diamond How rare are yellow diamonds? One in 10,000 diamonds mined is a color other than white. Within the spectrum of colored diamonds , the yellow diamond falls in the middle of the road: it’s more rare than brown or black diamonds, but a bit more common than red or blue diamonds. But even though the yellow diamond isn’t the rarest of the colored diamonds , it is still exceptional to find one with a natural yellow hue: a mere .1 percent of all diamonds mined have an intense fancy yellow color. How do yellow diamonds get their color? A fancy intense yellow diamond Yellow diamonds get their gorgeous, lively hue when there’s a surplus of nitrogen available while a diamond is forming. The more nitrogen trapped within a diamond’s carbon molecules, the more intense the diamond’s yellow hue. When you’re determining the worth of a yellow diamond, remember that a more vibrant hue is generally more valuable. Canary yellow diamonds, which are typically pale in color, are worth less than the darker, richer intense fancy yellow diamonds (although both lately have been commanding much higher prices than white diamonds !) It’s also important to remember that naturally enhanced (heat treated) yellow diamonds are far less valuable than yellow diamonds with a natural yellow color. Be sure to check a GIA certification to make sure the yellow diamond you’re considering hasn’t been artificially treated to achieve its color. What cuts and shapes are best for yellow diamonds? Yellow diamonds are typically seen flanked by white diamonds , which provide contrast that brings out the beauty of the yellow diamond’s hue. Fiery cuts such as the radiant, princess and brilliant cuts are preferred for yellow diamonds, as these cuts have striking facets that amplify a colored diamond’s color and depth. Which celebrities wear yellow diamonds? Marilyn Monroe and the Moon of Baroda Heidi Klum made fashion waves when she selected a large, cushion cut fancy light yellow diamond ring for her engagement to then-husband Seal. Hillary Clinton wore the gorgeous Kahn Canary Diamond to Bill Clinton’s presidential inauguration in 1993, and Carrie Underwood wears a 5 carat round brilliant yellow diamond engagement ring. Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, and Penelope Cruz have recently chosen yellow diamonds to complete their Red Carpet looks. And we can’t forget to mention Marilyn Monroe: the jewelry icon wore the famous Moon of Baroda yellow diamond to the premier of her film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes . Yellow diamonds and Diamond & Estate Trust Diamond & Estate Trust has an exquisite collection of colored diamonds of every hue imaginable. And when it comes to yellow diamonds, this stunning custom piece in our collection takes the prize.  Called the Aurora , this show-stopping custom piece featured a gorgeous .72 carat GIA certified fancy intense pink diamond bordered by round white diamonds and 7 carats of perfectly matched natural fancy yellow pear shaped diamonds that complete its lustrous look. A buttery 18K gold setting complements the striking color of this ring’s yellow diamonds and ensures that once you slip it on, your hand will glow from every angle. It’s not every day you come across a yellow diamond ring, let alone one with this many gorgeous fancy color graded yellow diamonds. Diamond & Estate Trust is the premier buyer and seller of diamonds, gems, vintage jewelry and luxury watches in Los Angeles and Southern California. For the ultimate statement piece, look no further than our exquisite collection of colored diamonds . Visit link: Yellow Diamond Guide – Celebrity Jewelry Trends 2012

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Mad Men Jewelry- Van Cleef & Arpels Pearl Earrings

March 29, 2012
Mad Men Jewelry- Van Cleef & Arpels Pearl Earrings

Ever since its debut episode way back in July 2007, AMC’s Mad Men has been giving viewers a vivid, high-drama glimpse into 1960s culture , sexuality and style. From Season 1 Episode 1 all the way through Sunday’s Season 5 premier, we’ve been enthralled with all things Mad Men . In honor of the new season, here’s a quick overview of the gorgeous jewelry the women of Mad Men have worn over the last five seasons. Source: AMC Joan Harris, Sterling Cooper’s confident, feisty office manager, is the epitome of 1960s mod chic. Every time Christina Hendricks walks onto the screen, we’re blown away by her jewelry: gem-studded brooches , intricate diamond and pearl earrings , and her signature gold pen necklace all reflect Joan’s undeniable confidence. Source: AMC And with the brooch coming back into vogue at Red Carpet events and beyond, Joan Harris’ style has never been more modern. Source: AMC And then there’s Betty Francis (Draper), Don Draper’s ex-wife and mother of three whose style still reflects her former calling as a model. Actress January Jones always looks vogue and sophisticated in her strand of pearls and oversized diamond stud earrings . Source: AMC Don Draper’s secretary, Peggy Olson, played by Elisabeth Moss, doesn’t take as many jewelry chances as Betty or Joan, but her classic feminine style is still worth mentioning. Like the other Mad Men women, Peggy looks current and chic in pearls and intricate drop earrings . Source: AMC Just take it from Joan Harris, Betty Francis, or Peggy Olson — nothing says 1960s quite like a pair of sophisticated, ultra-feminine pearl earrings. Let Diamond & Estate Trust help you capture this Mad Men signature jewelry look just in time for Season 5. These romantic South Sea pearl earrings from renowned designer Van Cleef & Arpels are as stunning today as they were decades ago. In these earrings from our collection , diamonds of various cuts form delicate petals around show-stopping South Sea Pearls , gems highly coveted for their magnificent size and soft luster. With two large, exquisitely matched pearls on each earring, this pair makes a quintessential vintage style statement. Still in their original box, these Van Cleef & Arpels earrings boast a timeless design aesthetic that accents the beauty of these exceptional pearls and diamonds. When you wear these vintage pearl earrings, you will embody the feminine flair of Joan Harris, Betty Francis, and Peggy Olson. And with Mad Men Season 5 just getting heated up, 1960s jewelry will continue to make a chic comeback among A-List celebrities and other fashion icons. For those of you who can’t wait until Sunday for your next Mad Men fix, here’s a sneak peak of what’s in store for the rest of Season 5! Diamond & Estate Trust is Southern California’s premier vintage jewelry buyer and seller. With an exquisite collection of estate pieces including brooches , necklaces , bracelets , watches and rings , Diamond & Estate Trust can help you find your inner vintage vogue. And for the client looking for a truly unique piece, our experts can create a custom piece using one of our exemplary loose diamonds or gems . Go here to see the original: Mad Men Jewelry- Van Cleef & Arpels Pearl Earrings

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Pear Shaped Diamond Ring – 9.36 Fancy Brown

March 29, 2012
Pear Shaped Diamond Ring – 9.36 Fancy Brown

A colored diamond is the ultimate symbol of rarity and exceptional beauty. Each of the world’s colored diamonds possesses a unique hue and vibrancy, making a piece of colored diamond jewelry the ultimate statement in individuality. Of all the variations of colored diamonds , the brown diamond has quickly achieved a new level of affection from the world’s fashion and jewelry icons. You’ll be the vision of extraordinary sophistication in this GIA certified 9.36 carat fancy brown pear shaped diamond ring from our collection . This stunning diamond ring has all the hallmarks of a timeless statement piece. Its most striking feature is the large, 9.36 carat yellow-brown diamond, which has a deep fancy natural color grade found in few colored diamonds. But what makes this cognac colored diamond absolutely breathtaking is its perfect pear modified brilliant cut . Intricate, precise facet work brings out the depth and vibrancy of this yellow-brown diamond’s striking hue . By bringing together the best aspects of the round-brilliant and marquis cuts, the fiery pear cut adds a sophisticated flash to this already stunning brown diamond . This 9.36 carat fancy yellow-brown diamond ring also features white marquis diamonds that form a sophisticated border around the center gem. The colored and white diamonds are married gorgeously in a high-quality mount that matches this ring’s classic design aesthetic. It’s a timeless piece that will always be in vogue. For the true diamond aficionado, this ring is the best of both worlds: a case study in both the vibrancy of colored diamonds and the elegance of white diamonds . Let Diamond & Estate Trust help you discover the perfect diamond ring for any occasion. With a wide selection of white and colored diamonds across the color spectrum, we offer the most exquisite luxury jewelry collection in Southern California. Like this cognac diamond ring , each piece in our collection is carefully chosen based on its quality, rarity and design aesthetic. Visit link: Pear Shaped Diamond Ring – 9.36 Fancy Brown

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D&ET Jewelry 101: How To Buy Sapphires and Rubies

December 20, 2011
D&ET Jewelry 101: How To Buy Sapphires and Rubies

9.75 Carat Kashmir AGL 2010 No Heat Sapphire Two of the four precious stones, Sapphires and Rubies are closely related, both in terms of their tremendous aesthetic appeal as colored, precious gemstones, and their origin. Both Sapphires and Rubies come from the mineral corundum and are usually found in the same geographic areas when they occur naturally. They are also the hardest natural gemstone after diamonds. Sapphires and Rubies have long captivated because of their otherworldly beauty. The term, Sapphire, has a rich cultural heritage, with origins in Latin, Greek, Hebrew, old Iranian, and most notably Sanskrit, which translates into “precious to Saturn” (shanipriya). Ruby more simply hails from the Latin word Rubens, which means red. 5.19 Pigeons Blood Ruby Ring When choosing a colored gemstone such as a Sapphire or Ruby, in addition to carat, cut, and clarity, one must consider the three elements of color: hue, saturation and tone. Hue is the color of a gemstone, saturation is the vividness of the stone, and tone refers to the contrast between light and darkness in the stone. When considering a Blue Sapphire, the primary color is blue. The bluer the stone, the more valuable. Common secondary hues in a Sapphire are purple, violet and green, with purple and violet being more acceptable, and green being negative. The higher the percentage of the primary color (blue) the more valuable the stone. It requires a very skilled cutter to cut a Sapphire or Ruby exactly the right way to bring out its most favorable color. When considering a Ruby, the richer the color, the more valuable the stone. The most valuable Ruby is the pigeon blood-red. The most favorable undertone in a Ruby is violet, because it enhances the richness of the primary red color. Sapphires also come in colors other than blue (pink, orange, and beyond); however, we’ll save that for another post. To understand the value of a stone, one must also consider its origin. Although Sapphires occur naturally around the world (Australia, Africa, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam) the most prestigious and highly coveted sapphires are the Kashmir Sapphires, also known as Kashmiri Sapphires, which were discovered in Kashmir in 1880 after a landslide. Kashmir Sapphires are a pure intense blue. Other highly coveted Sapphires hail from Burma (Burmese Sapphires) and also Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). The most valuable Rubies are Burmese Rubies, which hail from Burma (now Myanmar). They can also be found in Thailand, India, Nepal and the United States. 9.32 Burma Sapphire No Heat Make sure, when selecting a Sapphire or Ruby, to ask whether it has been heat treated (which lowers its value compared to a natural gemstone). Also make sure you are purchasing a natural, rather than an artificial or synthetic, stone. Famous naturally occurring Sapphires include the 423 carat Logan Sapphire on display at the Smithsonian, the Star of Asia, a 116 carat stone on display at the American Museum of Natural History, and the St. Edward’s and the Stuart Sapphire (104 carats), which are part of the English crown jewels. Also at the Smithsonian is a 23.1 carat Burmese ruby donated by philanthropist Peter Buck and Gerard & Co’s 40.63 heart-shaped Ruby. Looking for a last minute holiday gift that will make a lasting impact? Diamond & Estate Trust has a tremendous collection of rare, high-value Blue Sapphires and Rubies, including Kashmiri Sapphires and Burmese Rubies. Contact us for a private appointment to view any of the gems in this post or to see the rest of our collection. Read more: D&ET Jewelry 101: How To Buy Sapphires and Rubies

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