Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Top Universities Of Australia

University*Aus Rank(World Rank)
University of Melbourne1(60)
Australian National University (ANU)2(70)
University of Queensland3(86)
University of Sydney4(96)
University of Western Australia (UWA)5(102-150)
Monash University6-7(151-200)
University of New South Wales (UNSW)6-7(152-200)
Macquarie University8-9(201-300)
University of Adelaide8-9(201-300)
Flinders University10-13(301-400)
James Cook University10-13(301-400)
University of Newcastle10-13(301-400)
University of Tasmania10-13(301-400)
Curtin University14-19(401-500)
Griffith University14-19(401-500)
La Trobe University14-19(401-500)
Swinburne University of Technology14-19(401-500)
University of Technology, Sydney14-19(401-500)
University of Wollongong14-19(401-500)

How much should One spend on a Diamond Engagement Ring?

All that a diamond engagement ring symbolizes is priceless. But while purchasing one you have to be Sol. Ringpractical. So, how much should one spend on this significant purchase? Today, two month’s salary is generally considered to be a good guideline. Planning a wedding can be an expensive time, but remember that costly receptions and honeymoons quickly become a memory, and fairytale wedding dresses will be worn once and then quickly fade. However a diamond will be with you forever and will be a constant sparkling reflection of your love for each other. 
How to care for your diamonds and it’s setting:
Diamonds need care to keep them at their brilliant best. A clean diamond reflects light better than one that has been dulled by skin oil, soap, cosmetics and grease. So it is important to clean your diamonds regularly. It is also possible to clean your diamonds at home with commercial jewelry cleaners and a mixture of ammonia, detergent and warm water. Soak the diamond in the solution (the dirtier it is the longer it will need) and then scrub gently with a soft brush. Making sure the plug is in the sink, rinse well with water, and dry with a soft lint-free cloth. 
Do not wear your diamond ring while doing rough work and don’t let your diamond jewelry come into contact with chemicals as the setting may pit or discolour. It is advisable to take you jewelry for a professional clean and polish every year.

Different settings for your diamond

  • Bezel Set:
    Diamond set in a sleeve of gold, rubbed over al the way around.
  • Channel Set: A diamond set in a row with a strip of gold either side to hold the diamonds in place. 
  • Claw set: A diamond set with each claw bent over to secure the stone. 
  • Pave/Grain set: Diamonds set close together, held in place with grains of gold.
Treated diamonds: 
There are a number of ways in which diamonds can be ‘treated’. Care should be taken when repairing any jewellery containing treated diamonds. If you know the diamonds it treated, tell the jeweler!
  • Laser drilled: The drilling literally ‘burns’ out an inclusion. Can sometimes be seen as a fine line or tube. 
  • Fracture filled: Laser drilled and filled with a ‘ceramic’ type substance close in density to diamond. The filling lessens the ability to see the inclusions. Can sometimes be detected by a faint mauve ‘flash’ under magnification. 
  • Irradiated: Artificially coloured by electron bombardment. The coloration is permanent and typically includes green, blue and yellow.

Know About Diamonds

Diamond  Jewelry is special. It lasts a lifetime. It has always been an emotional and sentimental experience that evokes wonderful memories while still giving pleasure for years ahead. When buying for yourself or for others, one has to have an understanding of the qualities and characteristics of jewelry, which is why Surat Diamond has put forth this article. 
Thinking about buying a diamond?
If you are thinking of buying a diamond, you are about to enter an enchanting world of romance, intrigue, legend and history. It is said that the Cupid’s arrows were tipped with diamonds. The Ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were pieces of stars that fell to earth and some said they were the tears of God. Diamonds have been sought after, fought over and even worshiped, hence they have become the ultimate gift of life. 
Why a diamond? 
The reasons for buying Diamonds are as diverse as the people who desire them.
  • Diamonds are beautiful: Formed millions of years ago, they have stood the test of time with a fire and brilliance that is unquenchable. They create an aura of success and inspire feelings of pride.
  • Diamonds are durable: A diamond is the hardest substance known. They resist deterioration and you can be confident that the diamond you buy today will still shine as brilliantly when your great-grandchildren wear it.
  • Diamonds are RareFor every carat of rough diamonds recovered, more than 250 tones of ore is blasted, crushed and processed. Only 20% are of gem quality.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

iOS 4 significantly slows down the iPhone 3G

Just a quick post to warm people that the iOS 4.0 upgrade will significantly slow down an iPhone 3G. I don’t know if it’s the slower processor or the lack of RAM, but I very much regret making the upgrade. The only useful features of iOS 4 that are enabled on the 3G are folders and the new version of Mail. While those are nice, they don’t begin to make up for the incredibly slowness of the update for certain tasks. Typing in addresses in Mail, for example, often hangs the phone for several seconds. It now takes a few seconds for the settings menu to first come up, as well.

How to rotate iPhone video on a Mac

I ran into what is apparently a not uncommon problem with iPhone video: you start to take a video while the camera is in portrait mode (just by accident of how you’re holding it) and then the rest of the video is stuck that way, even if you took 99% of it in landscape mode. If that didn’t make any sense, the bottom line is I had a video I needed to rotate 90 degrees. While there were plenty of solutions available on the PC, tons of Googling turned up virtually nothing for Mac Os X, short of finding an old copy of iMovie from five years ago.

Classic Atlantic article on the diamond scam

One of the more useful things to be aware of as an American is the surprising ruthlessness of Madison Avenue’s manipulation. Nowhere is that more evident than in a classic Atlantic story from 1982 exposing how the public was fooled into thinking diamond rings are an integral part of marriage custom. I’d read it a while back, and had forgotten how good a read it is. The most surprising detail is that the “custom” of giving a woman a diamond engagement ring was completely contrived shortly after WWII by a Manhattan advertising agency.

Monday, 8 August 2011

The Great Star of Africa

  • Weight: 530.2 carats
  • Color: Unrecorded
  • Clarity: Unrecorded
  • Cut: Pear
  • Source: South Africa
One of the most famous diamonds is the Great Star of Africa, weighing 530.2 carats, which was cut from the world's largest rough diamond, the Cullinan I. The historic Cullinan diamond, found in South Africa in 1905,

Koh-I-Noor ("Mountain of Light")

First mentioned in 1304, it weighed 186 carats and was an oval cut stone. It is believed to have once been set in the famous peacock throne of Shah Jehan as one of the peacock's eyes. Recut in the reign of Queen Victoria, it is among the British Crown Jewels and now weighs 108.93 carats.

Friday, 5 August 2011

List of Best Universities of London

Overall popularity

1. 5161University College London
2. 2896London School of Economics
3. 2682Imperial College London
4. 2149London Metropolitan University
5. 2058London Business School
6. 1461Queen Mary, University of London
7. 1368City University, London
8. 1208Institute of Education
9. 881Open University
10. 862Kingston University
11. 857Royal Holloway, University of London
12. 824Brunel University

Princess Love for Pearls

Different jewelry have different personalities. Diamond gives out its bright luster; colored gemstone has its own color language; jade implies its cultural background. And pearl is the most elegant, intellective and vigorous one, which is deserved to be called "Jewel Queen."

Universities in Germany

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel2010
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen2010
Freie Universität Berlin2010
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen2010
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin2010
Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz2010
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg2010
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen2010
Leibniz Universität Hannover2010
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München2010
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg2010
Philipps-Universität Marburg2010
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen2010
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn2010
Ruhr-Universität Bochum2010

Pearl Jewelry

Pearl jewelry is classic, stunning and always the perfect gift. Whether you are buying pearl jewelry for yourself or a loved one you can never go wrong. 

When you are buying pearl jewelry you want to make sure you are getting beautiful, high quality pearls. The best way to ensure that you are getting high quality pearls when you buy pearl jewelry is to make sure you are buying the jewelry from a reputable source.

Pearl earrings, pearl necklaces and bracelets should all be made with high quality pearls. We take great pride in the quality of our pearl jewelry because we know that you will want to hand-down that jewelry for generations.

Pearls get more beautiful as they age, but it is important that you care for the pearls properly. You should store your pearl jewelry separate from all other jewelry. It is generally a good idea to store your pearls in a cloth bag or pouch.

If you live in a dry climate you may even consider storing a damp linen with your pearl jewelry so they do not dry out. Remember to put on your make-up and perfume before putting on your pearls so you protect them.

Pearl jewelry should be wiped down after you wear it. You should use a simple dry, soft cloth. If you spill anything on your pearly jewelry make sure you wipe them quickly with water and then dry them with a soft cloth.

Romantic Element of Pearls in Jewelry

The fast changing fashion makes this world so dazzling. The diamond used to be "the queen of gems", but now it is not able to satisfy the more fashion-conscious people any more. All kinds of other gems and jewelry are becoming just as popular. The new fashion concept is virtually a harmony of all gems in different categories. In this concept, each kind of gem is endowed with new elements. 

Modern pearls have become so functional---they don't only represent dignity and wealth any more, but now have a more romantic element. Now pearls are essential to create a romantic style of jewelry. They are being combined with romantic patterns like flowers, symbols of purity like platinum and representing long-lasting love stones like diamond. With pearls, the whole piece of jewelry becomes so much visual and refined.

Platinum qualities


Platinum is pure, naturally white and is kind to the skin.

Caring for your jewellery

Ensure your precious platinum pieces remain in perfect condition with advice and tips on jewellery storage, cleaning and maintenance. Look after your precious platinum jewellery and its looks will last forever.

What to look for in a platinum ring

A platinum ring is precious. A platinum engagement ring is the perfect choice to mark the most important and meaningful relationship of your life. The design of your platinum ring is a very personal decision, however there are four general points to consider:

How is diamond cut8i

The expression, "a rough diamond" is used to describe a diamond in its natural uncut state. They so resemble a glass pebble that most people would pass them without a glance. It is the skill of a diamond cutter that unlocks the fiery beauty that lies inside.

Modern diamond cutting is scientifically planned to take the best advantage of a diamond's natural properties. First, because no two diamonds are alike, each has to be studied very carefully and marked for cutting. Some diamonds are cleaved or split along their "grain" like a log, but most diamonds are sawn across the grain by a thin metal disc coated with diamond dust and revolving at high speed.

The 5Cs and things to know about Diamonds Cut

The cut of a diamond refers to its proportions. Of the 5c's,the cut is the aspect most directly influenced by man. The other three are dictated by nature. Quite often the cut of a diamond is confused with its shape. Diamonds are cut into various shapes, depending upon the original form of the rough. Whatever the shape, a well-cut diamond is better able to reflect light. A diamond's ability to reflect light determines its display of fire and brilliance. Diamonds are usually cut with 58 facets. These facets follow a mathematical formula and are placed at precise angles in relation to each other. This relationship is designed to maximize the amount of light reflected through the diamond and to increase its beauty.

Friday, 29 July 2011

How to Look Gorgeous With Diamond Bracelets

Most women cannot resist the temptation of diamonds. Diamond jewelry does not only include rings, necklaces and earrings, it also includes diamond bracelets. Today, many women use diamond bracelets to show off their delicate wrists. However, to look gorgeous with diamond bracelets can be a challenge for women on the ground that diamond bracelets really vary in styles and designs.   Some diamond bracelets are manufactured with classic designs and they look antique and solemn.

Diamond Sparkle

A diamond without sparkle is a bit like a shark without teeth. Regardless of who is wearing the diamond, man or woman, a diamond is expected to sparkle. Sparkle is caused by the light working with the color of the diamond. The diamond cutters are well aware of how important light is and they cut the diamond to realize the most light within the diamond.

Forex earnings: how much can a trader gain?

Nearly every user is interested in gaining profit in the Internet. Forex market possibilities are considered to be the most real and highly profitable but there are different facts concerning amounts of money earned. Some people say that one can earn 5-10% of the sum invested; others say that you can double your initial account easily. There are also people who say that you can only bear losses on Forex. We can declare with all the responsibility that one can gain any profit on Forex and the sum of money is only dependent on trader’s skills, dedication and Fortune.

Forex market during crisis

Some time ago the world economic crisis started. Life of people became difficult, incomes decreased and the state of affairs changed. In many countries unemployment increased and manufacturing volumes decreased. Nearly all the countries have started anti crisis policy on both, local and international levels but the victory seems to be far away from the present moment. Meanwhile the Forex market remains the same.

Forex trading

While thousands of people trade in Forex daily, some still wonder - what is Forex trading?
    In short, it's buying and selling currencies - or money, if it sounds better. Imagine that you live in Great Britain. Your friends tells you he is going to the US next week for vacations and therefore he requires some American money. Obviously, in the US no shop would accept British pounds.
    Luckily, you have some dollars left from your last business trip to New York, so you take your wallet, get twenty banknotes of 100 USD and sell them to your friend. Obviously, he pays you back with British pounds - because you live in London, you are not interested in any other currency. 

Body Piercing Jewelry

The Bible mentions that body piercing was popular amongst nomadic tribes approximately 2000 years ago. Whereas, at some places like Egypt only people from the royal family could get body piercing done. Various reasons have been associated with different cultures and different castes for getting body piercing. For example, it was a symbol for strength for roman warriors, who had a practical approach towards body piercing. Whereas body piercing jewelry was just a way of beauty enhancement in some other cultures.

Friday, 22 July 2011


Are you aspiring for list of Top colleges for MBA study in US. You came tojust right place. This page provides list of Best and Top MBA Colleges and universities In USA. The list is no particular order.

Harvard University
Address: Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact No:             617.495.1000      

Yale University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Address: 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Contact No:             617.253.1000      

The University of Chicago
Address: 5801 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

California Institute of Technology (CALTECH)

Princeton University
Address: Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA