Posters Can Be Used For DecoratingWritten by Seth B.
When I think of decorating a room with posters, I think of 70ís with black light, velvet and 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 of latest hottie from a magazine. Here are some poster theme ideas.
Movie posters have been around for forever. For 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 of 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 chronicle life of Lance Armstrong.
There are some fabulous Americana posters available for a patriotic look. There are poster of Declaration of Independence, George Washington crossing Delaware and 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 of Four C's. These are 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 not only factor. All other C's carry as much weight in end, and be sure to use 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 color 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 include "fancy colored diamonds", as these are graded differently. In short, clearer better!
CLARITY - Another important characteristic of a diamond's value is it's clarity. This deals with 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 with naked eye.