Google+ The Daily Jewel: 3/25/12 - 4/1/12


Friday, March 30, 2012

Your Questions About The Kimberley Process Answered

Questions About The Kimberley Process?
Get Answers...
Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 9 a.m. EST 
Ambassador Gillian A. Milovanovic, the current chair of the Kimberley Process on behalf of the United States, will host an on-the-record web chat about certification. 
The goal of the Web chat is to discuss the Kimberley Process, how it works, what it has achieved, and how it plans to move forward.
To join the event, go to

Questions can be submitted both during the chat and prior to it.

Ambassador Milovanovic, KP Chair

Since the Kimberley Process launched its Certification Scheme in January 2003, much has been achieved. The KP helped bring improved governance and transparency to the trade, in countries that were previously marked by conflict, such as Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Angola. The KP then helped enable improvements in diamond sector governance and monitoring in the vast range of producing, trading, and consuming countries. The KP directed the collection of detailed statistics on the rough diamond trade that were simply unobtainable before the KP’s existence. The KP continues to facilitate the development of detailed diamond footprints in producing countries. The U.S. is now spearheading a unique collaboration of geologists and rights’ monitors who will monitor artisanal diamond production in Guinea.

full statement at: Kimberley Process  

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Review - NanoStyle, 24kt Engraved Jewelry

The generous folks at NanoStyle (known for their cubic zirconia and onyx jewelry) offered me a pendant from their current line for review...and well of course I said YES!

My choice was this stunning Buddha pendant.  Now, what makes NanoStyle Jewelry special is how the design is applied...the designs are engraved in 24 kt Gold.  The term Nano applies to something extremely small and in this case there is inspirational wording that forms a calming spiral. 

"This elaborate Buddhist pendant depicts the Supreme Buddha levitated above the words of the unconditional love meditation, the Metta Prayer, flowing in a spiral against an intricate backdrop design of Om symbols. The depiction is imprinted in a dazzling pure gold on an oval, 15x21, onyx stone and available in a 14 karat gold or 925 sterling silver setting of your choice. " 

Boardroom to a special Dinner Date, even casually with jeans this pendant ROCKS!!!  I wore this piece several times for events during the Tucson Gem Show and it always garnered comments and compliments...don't forget the magnifier people always want to see it closer!

Not everything is Gold on Black Onyx - in fact I was torn between the Buddha 2 that I chose and this stunner in a Light Garnet Cubic Zirconia with "I Love You" in 120 languages engraved around a golden heart!

"Je t’aime…… Te Quiero……Ich lieb dich …… sun ho ez…. I Love You!
If you can’t say it enough then say it in 120 languages! Illuminate your love for your sweetheart with this divine range of gemstone pendants. This shimmering love pendant collection is available in a choice of brilliant, round (16mm) cubic zirconias (clear crystal, light amethyst, light garnet or pink). Set in a choice of stunning sterling silver or glimmering 14 karat gold. I Love You is inscribed in 120 languages in 24 karat gold to help give that extra sparkle!"

Would I recommend this product?  YES!  In fact I am looking at a piece for my sister.

I would even recommend this line as a perfect addition to a Jewelry or Gift Store!  I love mine!
“Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.” - Kahlil Gibran 
I love a company that supports activism, so this is special, from the NanoStyle website...

NanoStyle presented their "I Love You" pendant to Pamela Anderson. Given as a token of their respect for her diligent work as an International ambassador of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Pamela has bared all to reveal the truth behind the treatment of animals used in the clothing and fur trade.

About Nano Style:

NanoStyle was launched in 2009 after 15 years of experience in the field of fine jewelry.
The founders of NanoStyle draw from their experience in the European and American markets providing the international market with cutting edge technology in innovative jewelry design.
NanoStyle aims to continue bringing you superior quality jewelry at an excellent value with world class service.
Through these contemporary jewelry collections NanoStyle aspires to connect people of all faiths and forms of spirituality bringing beauty and exquisite expressions of faith to all. Each NanoStyle pendant, inspired by the individuality found in the world’s diverse cultures, faiths and beliefs, is an experience and an art form.


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