Presenting Diamond, April’s Birthstone

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While many people think Diamond is January’s birthstone, it is actually the birthstone for this month. Diamond is the hardest substance on the planet, so jewelry made from it can stand up to the daily grind while featuring a beautiful sparkle. It’s no surprise that diamonds have been called the original gemstone and that beautiful gemstone-like Aquamarine and Pearl are cut and polished from the gemstone.

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What is Diamond

Diamond is the hardest known natural substance. (It’s harder than lead, titanium, and steel, all minerals found on Earth.) Diamond has fascinated people for thousands of years, and there’s no shortage of movies, songs, and video games that reference the sparkling rock. The most expensive diamond ever sold is the Pink Star, a 20.65-ct diamond that sold for $158.3 million.

It is also a special type of crystal that is formed by carbon over millions of years, forming beautiful and unique gemstones. The actual word “diamond” is Greek in origin and comes from the ancient Greek word Adamas or “shining stone.” The modern word diamond comes from the Latin words dia– meaning “through” and obo– meaning “in” or “upon.” Diamonds are actually carbon atoms that have crystallized in an extremely tight and orderly formation. The atoms are arranged in a crystal structure that is highly symmetrical and extremely hard.

Properties of diamond

Diamonds are widely used in everything from jewelry to abrasives to cutting instruments to electronics. They are frequently found as inclusions in minerals, and their properties have been the subject of intense study for centuries. Diamond is incredibly resistant. It can withstand compression, scratching, abrasion, and thermal shock, but also acids, alkalis, solvents, and corrosion. It’s virtually indestructible and one of the most useful materials.

Diamonds have inspired artists as long as people have been creating art. Still, in the modern era, the diamond’s inherent value has increasingly captured the imagination of collectors. While diamonds have been prized for thousands of years, it is only in the last century that their value and popularity have been eclipsed by other gems, such as rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. However, despite the rapid decline in demand for gems over the last hundred years, diamonds remain a beloved, valuable commodity. In fact, diamonds continue to hold the number one spot as the most expensive gemstone in the world.

Handmade jewelry made from real diamonds is an attractive option for women who want something better than the typical mass-produced jewelry. Diamonds have always been associated with luxury, and they continue to be marketed as such. But that’s likely because they’ve been used in jewelry for longer than any other gemstone. Diamonds aren’t just a status symbol or a luxury item; they’re valuable because of the gem’s unique optical and chemical properties.

Diamonds have always been considered the ultimate symbol of love, While mainstream wedding rings are obviously the most wonderful way to express your desire, handmade rings’ authenticity makes them one of the most popular choices. And fortunately, diamond jewelry is more affordable than ever before.

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a special occasion? You will have something that truly fits the person you’re buying for in this month’s birthstone.

Stylish Turbans for Women

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I love head coverings and I have quite a few in my wardrobe. I like my head covered most of the time and I have been like this since my teenage years. This is why it is super amazing to see so many stylish turbans for women now available. I am forever adding to my ever-growing turban collection. There are so many trendy options to choose from. Here are some of my current favourites:

3 Pieces Headwrap for Women Soft Pre Tied Knot Fashion Pleated Turban £11.99

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These stylish turbans for women are so beautiful and comfy. I got them a couple of months ago and they are really nice. I love that there come in different colours and they blend in nicely with my wardrobe. These turbans are one size fits all, and they are also elastic. The fashion knot design is so stylish.

It makes the turbans even more attractive, and they are pre-tied and so easy to wear. Also, they wash really well. I have washed the turbans many times and they still look very good. Do you like them?

You can shop for this set here –

4 Pieces African Women Turban Cap Beaded Headscarf Beanie Twisted Braid Wrap Hat Faux Pearl Headwrap 

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These headwraps are simply stunning. I love the design and the colours a lot! They are super trendy and they look so fabulous. I love how they sit so elegantly. These turbans are definitely on my wishlist. I have nothing like these. What do you think of these designs?

You can shop them here –

4 Pieces Stretch Jersey Turban Head Wrap Knit Headwraps for Women 
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These stretch turban head wraps are so pretty. I love the colours they come in and they look like they would fit pretty much everyone. I sometimes struggle with turbans that are not pre-tied because I find it tricky to get them looking like how the models wear them but I have also noticed the pre-tied do not look as good as these ones. Which do you prefer?

You can shop this set here –

Do you wear turbans or head coverings? What do you think of these pieces here?

 

 

 

6 Tips For Finding The Best Hats For People With Big Heads

A hat is a head covering that serves many purposes. It protects your head from the sun and rain, keeps your hair tucked when working in the food industry, protects your head from unsafe elements when working in a high-risk facility. They are worn in many ceremonial traditions and, of course, worn to make a statement and elevate your fashion style.  

Not all hats are the same. Each hat style complements a particular personality, fashion genre, and face shape. What’s particularly daunting with buying a hat is that not many stores carry all sizes, and more often than not, most stores have a one-size tag. And there aren’t many fashion brands that have a variety of hat styles, sizes, and colors.  

Buying a hat is not similar to buying a shirt that when you say you’re large, it will fit you to a T. Even if you have a big head and you get a large-sized hat, the fit may not be as snug or might be overly tight and uncomfortable because the shape of each person’s head is not the same.   

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When viewed from above, a person’s head must be slightly wider at the back than the front, quite similar to an egg. An ideal head shape should be 20% longer than wide, but not everyone’s head is like that. With race alone, one’s head shape can be different. And as an infant grows, the shape of the head varies. The way one sleeps, what they eat, and the external factors that might contribute to the change in form, like an accident or an illness.  

Many people with large heads find it unnerving to buy a hat, but here are some tips to help you out:

  • Get Handmade  Ones

Nothing could be easier than having a hat custom-made for you. However large your head is, or even if it has an uneven shape, a made-to-order hat will always fit you perfectly. Apart from that, you can choose whatever style you want, the material you favor, and whatever color you feel like having. If you’re going to check out exceptionally crafted handmade hats, visit American Hat Makers.

  • Wear Hats With Adjustable Straps

If you have a large head, you might want to get a hat that has an adjustable strap. Most baseball caps have plastic snapbacks in three different size options. In contrast, others have an adjustable buckle closure and Velcro straps so that you can make adjustments depending on the size of your head.

  •  Wear A Hat That Stretches

People with large heads are often conscious about it and prefer to hide it. Wearing a hat that stretches but is still fashionable could be the solution for you. A beanie is the best headgear to wear if you have a large head. The stretchy material conforms with the shape of your head and may conceal uneven curves. Today, many beanies come in attractive colors. Aside from the usual wool material, beanies are now made in dri-fit, acrylic, cotton, nylon, rayon, polyester hemp, and even Kevlar.  

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  • Try A NewsBoy Cap

A newsboy cap, also called a flat cap, became popular in Northern England in the 14th century and back then was called a bonnet. The cap has a rounded top and a stiff front brim. The round top conceals your large head and focuses on your face. Many celebrities in 2021 are wearing newsboy hats and trotting social media fashionably with them.  

  • Wear Wide-brimmed Hats

Hats with wide brims are recommended for people with big heads. Wide-brim hats are sun hats, top hats, cowboy hats, and fedora. People with large heads wear wide-brim hats because they give the illusion that their heads are more diminutive.  

  • Measure The Size Of Your Head Before Going Out To Shop For Hats

The average size of hats for women has a circumference that ranges from 20.47 to 22.83 inches or 52-58 centimeters. A large women’s hat has 22.8 to 23.6 inches, while extra-large is 23.6 to 24.4  

Meanwhile, the average men’s hat size has a circumference range of 21.5 to 23 inches.  A large men’s hat measures 22 5/8 to 23 inches, while extra-large is 23 1/2 to 23 7/8.  

Before going out to shop for hats, make sure to measure your head to have an easier time asking for sizes to fit from sales attendants. The sales representatives of hats are very knowledgeable of these facts and will help you out quickly.

Conclusion

Shopping for hats should not stress you out, and having a large head should not stop you from wearing a hat style that you like. Finding a hat maker who specializes in handcrafted hats is always the best option for you.  

 

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