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  • MONTE LAB DIAMONDS – THE BEST DIAMOND SIMULANT

    MONTE LAB DIAMONDS – THE BEST DIAMOND SIMULANT

    Monte Lab Diamonds, Ltd., is a professional high-end gemstone processing and jewelry custom manufacturer headquartered in Belgium. Founded in 1998, we specialize in all kinds of diamond simulant, such as CVD Diamond, HPHT Diamond, Lab Created Moissanite. Our gemstones are grown in our Research Laboratories all over the world: Antwerp, Lommel, Moscow and Ramat Gan. By duplicating the conditions deep within the Earth, including temperature, pressure and chemical makeup, our laboratory can grow gemstones over a year’s time. These laboratory grown gemstones are physically, optically and chemically identical to their mined counterparts. The only difference is that the gem growing process takes place above the ground, rather than below. Our technology allows us to provide gemstones at a fraction of the price.

    Our Moissanites and natural diamonds can look similar when viewed from a distance. It has similar quality, brilliance and elegance but at only 1% of the actual cost of diamond. Monte Moissanite are nearly perfect on the 4C scale (color, clarity, color and cut) and have a color comparable to a DEF grade diamond. Monte Moissanite as the best diamond simulant is crafted using innovative technology gives customers to get more value for their money.

    Monte Moissanite offers certain features which are unique to it. These features are exactly what make Monte the best diamond simulant brand.

    1. HIGH PURITY MOISSANITE GROWN BY HT-CVD™ TECHNOLOGY:

    The new generation Monte Moissanite is cut from the highest purity crystals, has optimal cut and sparkle, is always eye clean. Consumers prefer the natural look of the Monte Moissanite. For the growth of high purity Moissanite crystals, we use technology HT-CVD™ (High temperature chemical vapor deposition). This is the most advanced technology for high purity Moissanite growth to present. We demonstrated a 300-mm 4H-SiC raw crystals without cracks using by HT-CVD™ technology.

    2. THE WHITEST AND HARDEST 4H MOISSANITE:

    High Purity Moissanite is scratch-resistant. It is one of the toughest and most durable gemstones available. It rates 9.25 on the MOH Hardness Scale. In comparison to a Diamond which rates a 10, it ranks very well. To compare it to another popular gemstone, the Topaz only rates an 8. Like the Diamond, the moissanite ring is meant to last a lifetime. 

    Moissanite (Silicon carbide – SiC) exists in about 250 crystalline forms. The polymorphism of SiC is characterized by a large family of similar crystalline structures called polytypes. The most common polytypes are the hexagonal 2H, 4H, 6H, and 15R (referred also as α-SiC) and the cubic 3C (or β-SiC).

    The Monte Moissanite is a 4H SiC polytype structure, it  is the whitest raw SiC polytype, allowing for true D, E, F, G & H colorless moissanite production. By seeded growth of silicon carbide by HT-CVD™ technology, we grow large single crystals consisting of only purity 4H SiC polytype. Almost moissanite stone in market are 6H SiC, grown by old technologies.

    As a preliminary investigation, an molecular dynamics (MD) simulation of nanoscratching test was performed on silicon and major polytypes of SiC i.e. α-SiC and β-SiC to evaluate the cutting hardness.

    Evolution of Cutting hardness over 10 nm of tool advancement for silicon and its alloys.

    Therefore, 4H Moissanite SiC is much harder than 6H SiC. Monte Moissanite will hold up for your entire life. You should not experience any dullness in the gemstone, scratching, or chips as long as you take proper care of the gemstone.

    3.  TOLKOWSKY CUT – THE ART OF DIAMOND CUTTING:

    The iconic Brilliant Round dates back over 100 years, and was designed in 1919 by a Belgian diamond cutter named Marcel Tolkowsky. The traditional cone shaped cut with a rounded top contains 58 facets, which allows for maximum light reflection making it the best cut for brilliance, fire and sparkle. All Monte round cuts have these exacting ratios resulting in amazing sparkle, and are available in many sizes. An extremely versatile shape it’s no surprise this classic and timeless style is our most popular Moissanite cut. The Artisan Diamonds Cutters at Monte have perfected the cutting technique to maximize the fire and brilliance and reduce the double refraction, or ‘disco-ball effect’, giving our Moissanite a brilliant and natural look.

    All Monte gemstones have faceted girdles as natural Diamond. Most diamonds today have faceted girdles where the entire perimeter of the girdle contains a number of facets. Each facet is vertical and proportional, cut to enhance the light performance of the stone. Unlike the smooth girdle, the faceted girdle allows maximum light reflection.

    For customers who want something premium and ethical, Monte Lab Diamonds has the choice. Lab Created Diamonds are the jewel of the future.

    Discovery more about Monte Moissanite at : https://montelabdiamonds.com/

  • How to Accessorize With Bracelets

    How to Accessorize With Bracelets

    When it comes to accessorizing, bracelets are one of the easiest and most versatile items you can use. They can easily complete a look, and there are so many different styles and types to choose from that you’re sure to find the perfect ones for your outfit. One of the great things about them is that they can be dressed up or down, so you can wear them for any occasion. Whether you’re going to a formal event or just running errands, there’s a bracelet that will fit the bill. You can also mix and match different styles to create your own unique look. This article will show you how to style the jewelry piece for different occasions. Keep reading to learn more!

    Diamond or Gemstone Bracelets for Weddings or Events

    When it comes to choosing the perfect piece of jewelry to wear to a wedding or other formal event, there are many options to choose from. But if you’re looking for something that is unique and elegant, a diamond or gemstone bracelet might be a perfect choice. There are many different styles of diamond and gemstone ones to choose from, so you can find the perfect one to suit your individual style.

    When it comes to a diamond or gemstone bracelet, there are endless possibilities for how to style them. You can keep it simple with a single strand of diamonds or gems, or go all out with a mix of different shapes, sizes, and colors. Here are a few tips on how to style a diamond or gemstone jewelry piece: The first thing you need to consider is the occasion. If you’re dressing up for a special event, go with a more formal style with diamonds or gemstones in classic shapes like round or emerald. If you’re going for a more casual look, try something with more personality, like a mix of different shapes and colors. Secondly, your bracelet should complement your outfit, not overpower it. If you’re wearing a simple dress or outfit, go with a more understated style with smaller diamonds or gemstones. If you’re going for a more glam look, choose one with larger diamonds or gemstones.

    Layered Bracelets for Fancy Dinners

    When dressing up for a fancier event, it’s important to add some extra touches to your outfit. One way to do this is by wearing layered bracelets. There are many different ways to layer them, and it can be a great way to show off your unique style. One way to layer them is to wear a thin bracelet on each wrist and then add a thicker one on one wrist. This is a great way to add some extra color and sparkle to your outfit. You can also mix and match different types of bracelets to create a unique look. For example, you could wear a beaded one with a metal bracelet or one with a colorful stone. Another great way to layer the jewelry piece is to wear several of them on one wrist. This can add a lot of visual interest to your outfit. You can choose different colors, textures, and styles to create a look that’s all your own.

    Arm Cuffs for Work Settings

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    When you’re looking for an arm cuff bracelet for a work setting, it’s important to find pieces that are professional and tasteful. You don’t want something that will clash with your outfit or distract you from your work. Luckily, there are plenty of stylish and sophisticated arm cuff ones that will fit the bill. One option is to choose a simple design with a neutral color. This will look polished and put together without drawing too much attention to your accessories. You could also choose a cuff with a subtle pattern or textured finish. This will add a touch of interest without being too flashy.

    If you’re looking for something a little more eye-catching, try a cuff with a bold color or pattern. A bright red cuff, for example, can add a pop of color to a monochromatic outfit. Or, if you’re going for a more eclectic look, try a bracelet with a mix of different materials and textures. No matter what style you choose, make sure the arm cuff one is comfortable to wear. You don’t want it to be so tight that it’s constricting or so loose that it keeps sliding off your arm. Overall, learning how to style this jewelry piece for different occasions is important because it can help you to create looks that are perfect for any event. With a little bit of practice, you can learn how to mix and match different bracelets to create stunning outfits that will make you look your best.

  • Hat and Scarf. Kit or All the Same?

    Hat and Scarf. Kit or All the Same?

    One could answer in one word, but I want to explain why. And then refer to this post, because I have no more strength 🙂 This will be the shortest retelling of an hour lesson on the history of fashion in the 1970s in my club.

    “Modern fashion”, if you look at the eyes of a fashion historian, appeared in the 1970s. Yes, yes, not yesterday. Not a year ago. And not even ten. A whole five-de-syat years ago.
    ⠀ Let me
    explain. It was then that the main features of modern fashion were born:

    “Fashion of the Decade” as a single direction broke up into trends and styles INSIDE the decade. Simultaneously. Just like now – tight or oversized, choose, man, yourself. There is no single command post from where they broadcast how to dress.

    (Yes, the 1970s is not only hippie style, but also the heyday of disco styles (the famous Studio 54 nightclub) and punk (Vivienne Westwood takes the London backyard to the Paris catwalk). And glam rock and biker style – it all began in 1970 -x.)

    Separate styles are transformed into a “diffuse style”. In the 1970s, the Japanese Kenzo Takada opened his small shop in Paris, and over time became one of the most famous Parisian designers. That’s who at the shows fashion critics for the first time shouted “a cage and a flower in one look! as possible! how terrible! how fresh!” Fifty years ago. Do you understand?

    And finally, we got to hats with scarves. It was in the 1970s that the concept of “ensemble” in clothing collapsed. People no longer wanted to buy, designers to invent, and it became unprofitable for factories to sew clothes like “skirt, vest, jacket from one fabric”. Fifty years ago, people decided that it was no longer necessary to DUPLICATE garments on oneself. A hat and a scarf of one set, crocodile shoes for a crocodile handbag, a manicure in the color of a pedicure, and so on.

    At the same time, the concept of harmony has not gone away. But if earlier it was achieved by simply duplicating things in the image in pairs, now it is achieved by a more complex method: all things in the image must be connected to each other. But not by copying the same color and texture. And the right combination of colors, volumes, textures, prints and styles of ALL things in the image.

    By the way, the concept of “capsule wardrobe” was proposed precisely in the 1970s by the owner of the clothing store Sussi Faux – and guess why. Of course! Because if the kit is gone, then new rules must take its place. Neither then, nor now, the majority did not want to understand artistic harmony. Most required a clear direction. How the hell do you wear a hat and scarf.

    I answer. Kit – no need. Just one question turned out to be such an interesting answer.

  • Knee Length – Once Again Very Clear

    Knee Length – Once Again Very Clear

    I have said many times that the most unfortunate length for a SKIRT is “near the knee”. Put on such a skirt, put on the top (blouse, T-shirt, sweater, hoodie, etc.). They put on ankle boots or boots … and if all these are of different colors (combined as many as you like), then they are guaranteed to get a squat figure cut into pieces.

    It will be possible to avoid this effect in the case of a skirt if: The skirt has a

    high waist
    or
    you put on heels
    or
    By nature you have long legs (and separately shins)

    waist. Saves only the length to the middle of the calf and below.

    And yet – a longer skirt can be safely combined with both heels and sneakers (and other shoes without a heel). This is a more versatile option.

    Now DRESS. As soon as I put on a knee-length dress, questions immediately arise, but why it is possible, but not a skirt. Yes, because it is possible that this is a single panel of the fabric of the dress. One vertical, not chopped into a skirt + top. Well, it depends on the length of the legs and wishes. You can add heels, or you can leave it like that.

    Try it. This is one of the simplest life hacks on how to make your wardrobe noticeably more harmonious (without attracting the attention of orderlies :). Just start choosing longer skirts.

  • Orange Goes Out of Style

    Orange Goes Out of Style

    Imagine that you have come to the dentist for a checkup. The doctor poked around in your mouth a little and says: “This tooth needs to be removed, I’m waiting for you tomorrow” – and leaves without explaining anything.

    Question: will you silently obey and come to delete or look for another doctor who will offer alternatives and give clear arguments so that you can decide what is right for you and what is not?

    While you think about the answer, I will continue.

    The collections of stylists from the Outdated / Basic / Trend series look about the same to me. Yes, they are useful. At a minimum, they save time – you can not bother yourself and in just a couple of minutes find out what is relevant and what is already naphthalene. Then quickly remember (or find a post in the saved files) and buy what the stylist ordered. Everything seems to be great. But!

    These posts do more harm than good.

    Firstly, such selections are compiled TOO categorically. They leave no room for imagination. As a rule, in such posts, only one thing is given as a trend or anti-trend, neither a step to the left, nor a step to the right.

    Secondly, such “choice without choice” does not develop your taste. Instead of understanding the essence of the formation of trends, every time you rely on the opinion of a stranger, like a stick. But what happens when the wand disappears?

    Thirdly (and most importantly), following these rules, you can easily buy complete garbage that doesn’t suit you, and then think: “These trends of yours suck.” Or even worse: “There must be something wrong with me, since nothing suits me.”
    It’s all right with you! It’s just that we are all different, so the recommendation cannot be one for everyone. Within the framework of one trend, there is also scope and this must be taken into account. And choose what suits you.

    It turns out that such posts-recipes give the illusion that you understand the trends. But it shatters when, after another order at Lamoda, you find that you dressed up only your closet, and not yourself.

  • What Textures Will be in Fashion

    What Textures Will be in Fashion

    Today we will talk about the textures that we will wear in the upcoming season. I must say that the usual autumn-winter textures – wool, jacquard, drape, faux fur, and leather do not go out of fashion. Every year we will see them on the catwalks in variations of new shapes and combinations. 

    Firmly entrenched in the status of current textures: faux leather and the same fur – it can be outerwear, bags, and even summer sandals and birkenstocks are made of fur, “space” metallic, almost with a mirror shine, fringe, sequins and glossy vinyl, made of which is now made not only raincoats, but also tops, and trousers with skirts. To them we confidently add the texture of rough denim, sequins, mesh, tweed (very carefully!) And simple “ribbed” knitwear.

    So, what options are there on the catwalks and how best to connect them? 

    Vinyl: A vinyl trench coat, skirt, or pants can be the centerpiece of your look. They can be combined in contrast with simpler textures – denim, cotton, wool will help to “pacify” the vinyl sheen a little. Or use several glitter options in the image: vinyl, sequins, silk.   

    Shining metallized textures in different variations – “crumpled” and reminiscent of foil, with reptile dressing or reminiscent of precious metals with scuffs.

    The texture of fur is relevant not only for fur coats and coats, but now we can find fur trim on dresses and shoes. We wear shoes, sandals, birkenstocks with fur in the same way as ordinary shoes. Seasonally, they are great for warm weather from 15 to 22 degrees.

    Sequins and nets. 

    Mesh is great over a dress, a long shirt and jeans, or a top with suit pants. If you are not ready to sparkle from head to toe, then sequins can be muted with sports-style things. 

  • Sheath Dress. What? Yes!

    Sheath Dress. What? Yes!

    During the Q&A call at Total Makeover, my student was very surprised. “So you show a sheath dress, but you said that it is outdated and generally looks terrible.”

    Here I was surprised. Yes, according to the sign, straight, simple, even tight-fitting – some modern dresses can be called “cases”.

    I like their name in the English column dress more. Column dress. Immediately something strict and slender in the head, well, like an antique column. I like the pencil dress variation less, but that’s not the point. (You can also find them on request bodycon dress)

    But when you look at the pictures – well, it’s heaven and earth. It has nothing to do with the outfit of the “sexy office kitty” (hello blog oldies who remember this phrase). 😹

    Perhaps the whole point is that the modern column dress is something too smart to wear to the office (at least one that claims to be a strict dress code). And so it is devoid of office compromises. Tight sleeves, for example.

    But a tight-fitting dress (the same bodycon) can just be devoid of any jewelry at all. And again it does not look like that famous “case”.

    LOOK at examples of what not to wear. And their modern counterparts.

  • Instagram Trends

    Instagram Trends

    Today I prepared a selection of Georgian girls on Instagram. The elegance of French women is promoted at the world level. But it seems to me that Georgians are, in a sense, even more interesting in terms of style and attitude to life.

  • How to Choose Shoes for Running on Asphalt?

    How to Choose Shoes for Running on Asphalt?

    Together with Nike, we choose a running model for jogging

    What could be better than a run outside? However, it is important to carefully choose shoes for running on asphalt, because during such activity the load on the joints is quite strong. We spoke with a Nike Run Club expert about how to choose the right shoes for running on asphalt.

    How to choose shoes for running on asphalt?  (photo 1)
    Olga Smirnova, Nike Run Club coach

    How to choose shoes for asphalt running?

    OLGA SMIRNOVA Asphalt is considered one of the most popular and affordable surfaces for running. But this does not mean that this option is the most useful for our bodies. Since the impact load when running on asphalt is very high (only tile and concrete are higher), you absolutely should not consider minimalist shoes with thin soles.

    What to look for when choosing a model?

    When choosing a model, first of all, pay attention to the sole and soft heel, the upper of the shoe should be uncluttered and light. For running on asphalt, the cushioning properties of the model are extremely important, which are one of the main requirements for this surface. If you still decide to run on asphalt, then the Nike Zoom Fly 3 sneakers in bright pink colors are ideal for this purpose. The properties of this model are revealed precisely on the pavement: light and comfortable, they are suitable for quiet runs, as well as for interval, fast or tempo training.

    Are there any nuances of running on asphalt (special technique, stress on the joints)?

    Running is already a big impact load in itself, and on the pavement, it only increases. If your running technique is a heel-to-toe roll, then try to make this roll softer and not lean completely on the heel, otherwise, the entire shock wave will pass through it into the knee joint and make its way all over the body. This technique is only suitable for a calm slow pace.

    If you are already an experienced runner and your pace is faster than 6.00 per kilometer, then you should try to land on the middle of the foot. Don’t take it literally as running on your toes. Landing on the middle of the foot (the end of the ball of the foot), then the heel gently lowers and then the foot moves back to the ball, after which the last push is made by the thumb. Imagine that you are pressing the pedal – this is the same thing happening with the foot.

    And don’t forget about springy movements that can soften the shock load and, importantly, relieve the knee joints. After all, many people stop running because of knee pain during training.

  • A Simple White T-Shirt is a Mega hit of Summer Collections.

    A Simple White T-Shirt is a Mega hit of Summer Collections.

    15 options to wear them under a jacket or just like that

    A minimum of effort – a maximum of effect: you can’t say better about a white T-shirt. This simple thing always looks noble, plus it is convenient to compose multi-layered images with it. We have selected beautiful basic t-shirts for different budgets.

    A simple white T-shirt is a mega hit of summer collections.  Which one to choose?
    12Storeez, 2 980 rubles

    At the Fall-Winter 2022 Fashion Week shows, the fundamental summer piece – an ordinary white T-shirt – suddenly became uberfashion. Mathieu Blazy’s first collection for Bottega Veneta opened with a simple t-shirt and blue straight-leg jeans, synonymous with quiet luxury. The white T-shirt also became the basis of the Prada collection : in combination with transparent dresses and tight elegant skirts, the item was imbued with some amazing eroticism. In short, the white T-shirt, as an auxiliary background, adapts to both business and evening looks – this is where its magical property lies.

    A simple white T-shirt is a mega hit of summer collections.  Which one to choose?
    Rohe, 6,500 rubles

    The white t-shirt has a big trendy background. In combination with formal trousers, it will remind you of the Helmut Lang collections in the 1990s. With skinny jeans – about the images of Kate Moss and other models in the zero. T-shirt with sweatpants is a textbook combination of hip-hop musicians. One of the biggest cultural phenomena in the history of the white jersey is Beyoncé in the 2003 Crazy in Love music video.

    How to wear a white tank top today? It is difficult to imagine a thing that she would not fit. Eternal classic – a T-shirt with jeans or trousers. With skirts of any length – also always a win-win option. With an unbuttoned shirt or denim jacket, yes, please. With elegant skirts or a transparent mesh dress – and here you have an image almost from the Prada show. We have already said that the white top works as a conductor between bright colors. For example, a jacket can be blue, and a skirt can be yellow: a white T-shirt will perfectly combine these things.

    When choosing a T-shirt, first of all, pay attention to tactile characteristics – after all, the thing fits snugly to the body. Among Russian brands, cotton options that are pleasant to the touch can be found at 12Storeez, Choux, Ushatava, and Bazilika. 

    A simple white T-shirt is a mega hit of summer collections.  Which one to choose?
    Studio Nicholson, 6 500 rubles