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Diamonds.  These days they get a really bad rap.  Their intense commercialization has bred despotism and wrought despair upon millions.  But this post is not about the dark side of diamonds.  It’s about their beauty, pure and simple.  I got to play with a diamond this weekend, and wanted to share.

Isn’t it amazing?  The diamond is the perfect stone for my favorite design aesthetic; contrast.   Dark elevates light, soft feminine surrounds hard masculine.  Rustic made elegant.  It is the simplest of gems, uncluttered by color and extraneous mineral deposits.  All carbon, all glitter, all fabulous.

 

The moral of the story?  Yes, yes, please be responsible and find an ethically sourced or recycled stone.  But whatever you do, love your diamond.  It’s a truly special gem.

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