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Diamonds Are Everyone’s Best Friend [by Carina Zaragoza] No one can resist the sparkle. No one can deny the beauty. No one is immune to the hypnotic radiance. LawCrossing is bling blingin’ this weekend with diamonds, diamonds, diamonds.

Who doesn’t love a diamond? Just walk down

friends’ jaws will drop in amazement of your

the street with a diamond ring and you know

infinite knowledge.

top 20 diamonds in their own museum. With time, the LawCrossing family will no

you’ll turn some heads. But it isn’t all about attention. (Well, most of it is). It’s also about

Owning diamonds really sets one apart from

doubt own the largest collection of the

displaying one of nature’s most radiant

the crowd, just like being a LawCrossing

world’s most expensive items.

creations. Okay, let’s be realistic. It’s mainly

member. But forget Tiffany’s -- LawCross-

about showing the world that you can afford

ing members deserve only the best. Take the

a diamond. The bigger, the better is what I

Star of the Season. Owned by a Saudi Arabian

say. Add “the most expensive” to that mantra

jewelry collector, the Star of the Season

and you’ll have LawCrossing Weekend in a

is one of the world’s rarest diamonds and

nutshell.

auctioned for nearly $17,000,000, the highest price ever paid for a single piece of jewelry. It

Although we usually gaze at white diamonds

weighs just over 100 carats and is completely

through the windows of jewelry stores,

colorless. Immediately after the purchase,

diamonds come in a variety of colors, most

the new owner turned down an offer for

of which are very rare. The most famous

much more than the paid price. With a little

diamonds are pink, yellow, red, blue, black,

bit of LawCrossing savvy, maybe a LawCross-

orange, purple, and green. Diamonds come

ing member will make

in pretty much all the colors of the rainbow.

the owner an offer he

One of the world’s most famous diamonds,

can’t refuse.

the Hope Diamond, is blue. Green diamonds are deep green in their rough form and when

Now onto the most

cut usually become white or yellow. The

valuable diamond in the

deepest green diamonds almost resemble

world, the Mouawad

emeralds. Red diamonds, resembling rubies,

Lilac, estimated to be

are the rarest colored diamonds in the world.

worth over $20,000,000. The Mouawad Lilac is a 24.44 carat, emerald-cut pink diamond.

Diamonds aren’t born stellar beauties.

The color is so saturated, the diamond gives

They have to be cut from their raw form in

off a purplish, almost maroon, hue. The

a stressful, time-consuming and precise

diamond is owned by Robert Mouawad, one

operation. In their raw state, diamonds weigh

of the world’s most renowned diamond col-

much more than they do in their finished,

lectors. He has set records with his auction

showroom state. Despite losing value when

purchases. Among his collection are the

being cut, diamonds have sold for hundreds

famous Taylor-Burton (formerly owned by the

of thousands of dollars per carat. By the way,

Queen of Diamonds, Elizabeth Taylor, who

the next time you are at a party, mingling and

then sold it to build a hospital in Botswana)

exchanging stories, you can announce that

and the largest of his collection, the Jubilee.

the Golden Jubilee, weighing 545.67 carats,

The Mouawad family owns the finest private

is the largest diamond in the world. Your

collection of diamonds, with 12 of the world’s

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Diamonds Are Everyone's Best Friend