Posters Can Be Used For Decorating

Written by Seth B.

When I think of decorating a room with posters, I think ofrepparttar 70ís with black light, velvet andrepparttar 149721 famous Farrah Fawcett poster.

Times have changed and decorating with posters have also changed. Poster has now become a theme based decorating style. Not just poster ofrepparttar 149722 latest hottie from a magazine. Here are some poster theme ideas.

Movie theme.

Movie posters have been around for forever. Forrepparttar 149723 movie buff, movie poster can be based on era, director, actors, or even genre. An example would be Steven Spielberg. You could start out with ET and finish up with War ofrepparttar 149724 worlds.


Mohamed Ali tribute of poster is a great example. There are so many sport posters to pick from. Poster themes could include boxing greats, baseball or even chroniclerepparttar 149725 life of Lance Armstrong.


There are some fabulous Americana posters available for a patriotic look. There are poster ofrepparttar 149726 Declaration of Independence, George Washington crossingrepparttar 149727 Delaware andrepparttar 149728 Flag.

Making Sense of Diamond Grading Specs!

Written by Keith Thompson

Anyone wanting to make an informed purchase of diamond jewelry needs at least a cursory understanding ofrepparttar Four C's. These arerepparttar 149663 standards by which diamonds are graded, and ultimately determine their value. They are Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat weight. What follows is a brief description to acquaint diamond shoppers with these essential benchmarks.

CARAT WEIGHT - Contrary to popular belief, a large stone alone does not a valuable diamond make! While bigger can be better, it's notrepparttar 149664 only factor. Allrepparttar 149665 other C's carry as much weight inrepparttar 149666 end, and be sure to userepparttar 149667 size as a factor, though not necessarily a determining one. A carat is actually a measurement of weight, not size, equal to 200 Milligrams.

COLOR - The less colorrepparttar 149668 better. In other words, everything else being equal, a colorless diamond will be much more valuable. Diamonds range in color from colorless to brown, and are ranked by letter starting with "D",(colorless) to "Z", (brownish) This is determined under special lighting, and does not includerepparttar 149669 "fancy colored diamonds", as these are graded differently. In short,repparttar 149670 clearerrepparttar 149671 better!

CLARITY - Another important characteristic of a diamond's value is it's clarity. This deals withrepparttar 149672 number and size of any inclusions; small clouds, crystals, feathers or cavities noticeable under 10X magnification. The clarity grades are F-Flawless (extremely rare); IF-Internally Flawless; VVS1, VVS2- Very, Very Slightly Included; VS1, VS2 - Very Slightly Included; SI1, SI2- Slightly Included; and I1,I2,I3- Included. All you really need to know about this though, (other than your diamond's grade) is that you should not be able to see any inclusions withrepparttar 149673 naked eye.

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