Gloria holds a Bachelor Degree in Education, majoring in English. A masters degree in international relations with Political Science bias. She was the Principal of St. John's primary school, Ikorodu Road, Lagos for a short period. Worked with Lagos State Teaching Service Commission teaching English language and literature in various high schools for many years.
Her first book titled 'Our Contemporary Time' is highly critical of the Nigerian Political Institution and thus not welcomed by those who want the status que persist. The concealed persecution that followed compelled her to relocate to the United States in and has been living in Los Angeles since then. As a fresh start on a new ground, she went into Nursing from a humble beginning. Currently, she is employed by one of the best Nursing Agencies in Los Angeles.
She has travelled a lot, interacted with people from almost all corners of the globe and well experienced. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? An inspirational book for everyone Another kind of Diamond discuses a girl who had to go through the horrible ordeal of abuse and neglect in the hands of her parents.
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Diamond Types, Cuts and Quality. The ideal diamond is completely colorless. These are the most expensive types of diamond. Though most diamonds appear colorless, they actually have slight tones of yellow or brown.
The Gemological Institute of America GIA , the authority in diamond certification, grades color alphabetically from D totally colorless to Z heavily tinted. The difference in grades is very subtle, and mostly not visible to the naked eye. A diamond with a visible tint such as K and above can still be beautiful if it has a good clarity and cut. Only diamonds graded N onwards have a tint that is visible to the naked eye. Beyond S the tint grows more intense. Natural colored diamonds come in all shades and colors of the rainbow.
The most popular colors and diamond types are a combination of pink, blue, brown, yellow, orange, green and red. Yellow is the most common naturally occurring color in a diamond. White, red, blue and green diamonds are very rare diamond types.
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The cut refers to the proportions, finish, symmetry and polish of the diamonds. These factors determine the intensity and brilliance of a diamond. Prong settings hold the diamond with metal projections, usually four or six of them, although settings with more prongs are also made.
Bezel settings surround the stone with a band of metal, fully or partially. Invisible settings hold diamonds in a metal framework that is underneath the stone and is not visible from the top of the ring.
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The chocolate diamonds in this ring are held by an invisible setting, which is underneath them. Tension settings hold the diamond between the two ends of the band by applying pressure, not by using prongs, bezels, or another type of mounting device.
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This is how a tension setting holds a diamond by applying pressure on it. Round diamonds are by far the most popular. Oval cuts are also popular, although not as much as round ones. There are other popular cuts that are derived from the oval cut: Rectangular cuts include the popular princess cut , the emerald cut a rectangular cut with truncated corners and the Asscher cut a square emerald cut , the cushion cut with rounded instead of sharp or cut corners , and the radiant cut. The classic triangular cut is referred to as trillion cut , or trilliant cut.
The most often used metals used to make diamond rings are platinum, white gold, and yellow gold.