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April born people are no strangers to envy with their independent, courageous and exciting nature but their most envious trait possibly lies in their birthstone...

Birthstone Spotlight: April - Diamond

Represents: love, glamour, timelessness, strength

 

Collection of Diamond JewelryApril born people are no strangers to envy with their independent, courageous and exciting nature but their most envious trait possibly lies in their birthstone- the diamond. The word diamond is derived from the Ancient Greek word adámas meaning proper, unbreakable, untamed and unaltered- a perfect match for the fiery and headstrong individuals of April. 

 

The hardest and often most expensive gemstone, diamonds arguably hold the title of the world's most popular stone. Nowadays you can find diamonds in every colors of the rainbow but for those born in April, its bright and classic white diamonds that most illuminates their personality and matches their virtues. Other stones may try to compete but there's just something about the diamond that stands out, and begs to be noticed. 

 

 Diamond Jewelry Showcase in a Jewelry Store

Did You Know?

Billions of years in the making…

Diamonds possess the greatest hardness and heat conductivity of any material on Earth. The ones you find on the fingers on newly engaged women or in your favorite heirloom piece were originally formed over the course of billions of years at extremely high temperatures and pressures at approximately 100 miles into the Earth’s mantle. These precious stones then emerge on the earth’s surface through volcanic eruptions of magma. When this lava cools it forms into igneous rock called either kimberlites or lamproites. These rocks are the magic source of where searchers of the globe find diamonds. 

India for the win!

Diamonds are thought to be first acknowledged and mined in India at least 3,000 years ago! It was there along the Krishna, Penner and Godavari rivers that rock deposits containing diamonds were discovered. Eventually diamonds were later found in Brazil, becoming history’s second hotspot. 

Not all diamonds are created equal. 

In order to distinguish the difference between various diamonds, gemologists have developed a grading system to measure the most important characteristics of a stone- famously known as the four C’s:  carat, cut, clarity, and color. The first “C” carat refers to the weight of the diamond. The second “C” cut measures the quality of the cut in terms of symmetry, proportion and other factors. The third “C” clarity grades how free of inclusions (trapped particles) the stone is and the fourth “C” color measures how “colorless” a white diamond is or the intensity of color found in a colored diamond. 

How do you take your diamonds?

Nowadays the diamond serves as the ultimate symbol of luxury, adornment, and beauty. With a shape and color to fit any preference, this gemstone also has the ability to be anything the wearer desires. Shapes of diamonds vary from round to square, heart to pear while colors can range depending on the exposure the stone receives from foreign minerals and particulates during its growth process. Diamonds that possess trace elements of boron are rendered blue, to nitrogen become yellow, and exposure to radiation are destined to be green. Gemologist maintain that a perfect diamond should have no color, but we’ll take them all!

 

Cirque Bits - Diamond Facts 


     

    • In Sanskrit, the word for diamond is “vajira” which translates to “thunderbolt.”
    • Mirror, mirror, who’s the rarest one of all? Red is the rarest diamond color. Blue diamonds hold the spot of the second rarest. 
    • Diamonds are composed of nearly 100% carbon. Get me a carbon copy!
    • The largest diamond of record weighed in at 3,106 carats. Imagine that on your finger!
    • Buy domestic? The US is the largest consumer of diamonds and yet has little-to-no diamond production with only one mine in Arkansas.
    • Today approximately 65% of the world’s diamonds are found in Africa. More than 38,000 people in Southern Africa are employed by the diamond industry. Beauty with a cause!
    • Lunch is on him- Chow Tai Fook made the biggest diamond purchase in history in 2010, purchasing a 507 carat stone for $35.3 million.
    • With this ring… The first recorded instance of a diamond engagement ring occurred in 1477- a gift from the Archduke of Austria, Maximilian III to his love Mary of Burgundy. Swoon!
    • Not just a pretty face! Ancient cultures believed diamonds to have many powers and associations including protection from danger and disease as well as the bestowal of strength and courage.
    • Love is in the air! Cupid’s arrows are said to be tipped with diamonds- we always knew diamonds were a girl’s best friend!
    • Approximately only 20% of the world’s diamonds are suitable for jewelry- talk about picky! The remaining percentage are utilized in industrial applications including cutting, polishing, grinding, and drilling. 
    • Statistics show a rise in the percentage of women buying diamonds for themselves. Who runs the world? Girls!
    • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds! Experts say diamonds are not only found on Earth but also on Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus. In 2004 astronomers even discovered what they believe to be a carbon planet made of diamonds- dubbed 55 Cancri e. Get us on the first flight!

     

      Now that you've learned a little about diamonds and their allure, discover our exclusive diamond collections here

      Take a look at our fine diamond jewelry collection

      If you’re looking for a new look for the New Year, you’re in the right place. Jewelry has amazing transformative powers. When we put on the right piece of fine jewelry – whether it’s a radiant ruby ring or stunning diamond bracelet – it’s easy to be confident and bold. When you know you look great, you feel great!

      2015’s Top Fashion Resolutions

      If you’re looking for a new look for the New Year, you’re in the right place. Jewelry has amazing transformative powers. When we put on the right piece of fine jewelry – whether it’s a radiant ruby ring or stunning diamond bracelet – it’s easy to be confident and bold. When you know you look great, you feel great!

      Here’s how to make it work for you:

      Choose Lots of Color

      2015’s fashion forecast is full of strong, vibrant color. Own the look by choosing fine pieces of jewelry in Pantone’s Color of the Year, Marsala, or go your own way by picking your favorites from the color-saturated Master Collection

      Round Up Some Rings

      Flashy statement rings are the must have accessory this year. Put on some Old Hollywood Glamour with the Cocktail Collection. (Yes, some of those gemstones are hand-carved! That’s the beauty of getting your jewelry from Bali!)  One thing you should know is that when you buy one of these gorgeous rings from Cirque Jewels, you get free sizing for life! Want sleek sophistication instead? Choose from the Gemstone Rings collection

      Dazzle Them with Diamonds

      Diamonds are so much more versatile than we give them credit for. Our team of super talented jewelry designers and artisans hand crafts a dazzling array of brilliantly bold earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings to elevate your look from every day to extraordinary. Here’s one of our most popular pieces. Don’t forget – you get free sizing for life!

       

       

       

      CirqueJewels.com Repairs and Sizes Your Jewelry....for FREE!!

      Hello Everyone, 

      I would like to share something with you that you may not know about CirqueJewels.com.  We gladly repair or size your existing jewelry for Free.

      We have two expert jewelers on our premises who have been with us for over twenty years and are excellent at their craft.  Their experience is in silver, gold and silver with gold accented jewelry set in gemstones and diamonds.  

       

      In order to size or repair your jewelry free of charge we ask that you purchase anything on our site and once we receive your item needing repair Cirque will ship the repair along with your new jewelry.  You can purchase anything from our site at any price and we will do the repair.  

      You may think that nothing is ever totally free (and you are right to think so) but think of the incentive you are getting from this promotion.  If you find an item on the site that you like and happen to have an item that is in disrepair or longer fits your finger, we can restore the value of your jewelry in your collection all while receiving a new item to add to your collection!  

       

      If you would like more details about this generous offer, please call us at 866-424-0011 or email info@cirquejewels.com.  We always like to talk and hear from you. 

      Why do we make our Jewelry in Bali?

      If you have surfed through Cirque Jewels before you would probably see that most of our selection of designer Jewelry is made in Bali, Indonesia.  If you have looked at a map, you would notice that Bali is quite a distance from New York (where Cirque Jewels is located).  Its half a world away.  You can't even fly directly to there.  From New York, you would have to fly to Hong Kong then take another flight to Bali.  It takes about 24 hours of flying from arrival to departure, not including waiting at the airport, standby and delays.  Flying that long takes a toll on you but it is well worth the "punishment".  

      Out of all the places in the world to create beautiful designer jewelry, why travel so far to Bali?

      It's really quite simple.  The people of Bali have a natural inherent talent for they are artists who create beautiful objects that you can stare at and admire their beauty.  The are all artists who can create amazing things by hand and have past down their knowhow and talents form generation to generation. For 2500 years they have been one of the premier jewelers in the world.  It's as if they are a hidden gem that few know about.You can see it in the gold accenting work as well as their attention to detail. The gallery finish is also exception which make their style comfortable and beautiful to wear.  

       
      One of our Balinese jewelry sketch artist creating a beautiful jewlery concept which we will eventually create in to a real style. 

       

      It is truly a wonderful experience to travel there (despite the time it take to Travel) and work with kind, friendly people. The Balinese are warm friendly people who always have a smile on their face.  

       

      A street in Bali filled with lush greenery.  How can you not be happy living here?

      Bali has the most temple per capita making it arguably the most spiritual place in the world.  

       

      A curvy path leading to our jewelry studio.

      The Tiffany Epiphany

      Valentine's Day- a day full of love, flowers, candy grams, and lawsuits.

      On February 14th 2013, Tiffany & Co. sued the wholesale giant Costco over alleged copyright infringement. Costco was selling the signature six-pronged round diamond engagement rings that are better known as "Tiffany" rings. The question is, do the quotation marks belong on either side of the name Tiffany or not? Costco clearly used the name "Tiffany" on the sign used for the ring, which you would think is the epitome of copyright infringement, but they're claiming that it's a generic term and therefore the allegations are not applicable. A popular example of this would be the word "Band-Aid" which is used in place of the word bandage or plaster. Even though Band-Aid is a registered trademark of Johnson & Johnson, it became a universal generic term. Unfortunately for Tiffany, their products don't exactly cost less than $5, so this packs a much bigger wallop financially for them.

      In more recent news, there was a federal court ruling in New York on January 17th 2014 in continuation of the lawsuit against Costco and Costco's counterclaim against Tiffany & Co. In the ruling, it said there is a "genuine factual dispute as to whether the terms “Tiffany” and/or “Tiffany Setting” have a primarily generic meaning,"* thus Tiffany & Co.'s motion to dismiss the counterclaim by Costco was denied. They are set to reconvene one final time on June 27th.

       

      *Source: http://sdnyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/13-Civ.-01041-2014.01.17-Opinion-Denying-Summary-Judgment.pdf

      Cirque Jewels today we kicked off our jewelry sample sale sponsored by Cydonia & Co.

      Sample Sale

      Hello All, 

      Today we kicked off our jewelry sample sale sponsored by Cydonia & Co.  

      If you are not in the New York area, you can always check us out the newest styles at our jewelry store Cirque Jewels.

      Below are a few pics of the event in action.  

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