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Sparkling solitaires


DAZZLING DIAMONDS were in the spotlight at the diamond and fashion show organised by the Diamond Trading Corporation (formerly known as DeBeers) at the Rotary District Conference. The blindingly bright solitaires were part of the new line from Arisia, the Diamond Trading Corporation's brand.

Arisia, which is one-and-a-half years old, is supposed to be created from the world's best and rarest diamonds. The rock-sized solitaires have been set in gold and cost up to Rs. 2,00,000. The diamonds have been cut exquisitely, shimmering and glittering as they catch the light.

Diamonds are graded according to their clarity, colour, cut and carat weight and these diamonds from Arisia's second line have all these attributes. Clarity indicates how clear the diamond is. All diamonds have small amounts of non-crystallised carbon; the lesser these amounts, the clearer the stone. Diamonds come in many colours, but whiter diamonds are meant to be better quality. The cut refers to the shape of the diamond, this also determines its sparkle. "The show is an attempt to make more people aware of the different types of diamonds and the collections that the Diamond Trading Corporation has designed," said V. Balaji, Area Manager - South, Diamond Promotion Service.


The twinkling stones come alive in the Arisia collection in the form of beautiful rings, elegant earrings and delicate pendants.

The new collection is available at Vummidi Bangaru Jewellers, Vummidi Bangaru Chetty and Sons, G.R.

Thanga Maligai, Sugal and Damani Jewellers and Khazana Jewellery. The collection was displayed by Chennai's models, Simran, Sitara, Upasana and Divya Ramprasad and the outfits were designed by Sidney Sladen.

SHALINI UMACHANDRAN

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