Kirk Douglas, one of the last surviving stars of Old Hollywood, has passed away at the age of 103, after a glittering 60-year career.
(Bloomberg) -- It’s one of the world’s most exclusive clubs, known over the years as the Syndicate, the Central Selling Organization and the Diamond Trading Company. For more than a century, De Beers has sold most of its rough diamonds to a select number of customers, a list that reads like a who’s who of the opaque gem-trading world. Tiffany & Co., Graff Diamonds and Signet Jewelers Ltd. all own subsidiaries in this group, guaranteeing a steady supply of gems with the pedigree of being vetted by De Beers.
Wearing an engagement rings dates back to 13th Century Rome, when Catholics began the tradition of wearing simple metal bands due to a mandatory waiting period between betrothal and marriage imposed by the then-Pope.
Are there benefits to diamonds in your beauty products? So I admit, I was a little skeptical when I kept coming across products that boasted diamond powder and dust as the standout ingredient — especially since these products don’t break the bank. “When people are including diamond powder or dust in a cream, the benefit for your skin is a little bit of exfoliation, because diamonds are hard,” says Dr. Sajel K. Shah of Smarter Skin Dermatology in New York City. To get the exfoliating benefits without a visit to your facialist, try The Refining Facial from La Mer ($90), which uses the brand’s signature Miracle Broth and pure diamond dust to polish skin.