It’s almost February, and you know what that means: Love is in the air and it’s the season for romance!
Not just for people, either. Zenyetta, the mare selected as 2010’s horse of the year is headed for her first mating, with Bernadini. People in the know say the pairing is destined for success: Bernadini is the sire of Zenyetta’s half sister, Eblouissante. Eblouissante also shows a lot of promise.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could predict the outcome of human relationships with the same precision?
Romantic Horse Jewelry
You don’t need to be able to see the future to know what will delight your horse-loving sweetheart this February. Horse jewelry is a tried and true winner. This season, Diamond Horse Jewelry is a strong seller. We could all use a little sparkle and shine – it’s been a cold, snowy winter but diamonds can brighten even the darkest days.
When selecting diamond horse jewelry, remember that quality counts. Many people get hung up on the size of the diamond, but it’s better to have a higher quality smaller diamond (or several used in combination, as you can see in this awesome 14K gold and diamond horse and foal pendant.
Diamonds are rated by cut, color, clarity and carat weight. The cut refers to the shape of the stone; some cuts are more fashionable than others, and fashions change over the years. Collectors of vintage horse jewelry may encounter diamonds in shapes they’re unaccustomed to seeing: that’s part of the appeal of these special pieces. Color refers to the hue of the diamond: not all diamonds are clear. Yellow and pink tints are not uncommon; these stones are considered less valuable than their clear counterparts. Clarity refers to the make up of the stone: is it pure diamond, or are there other materials or flaws in the stone? The clearer the stone is, the more desirable it becomes. Finally, we come to size, measured by carat weight. Research has shown that size is not nearly as important as sentiment: try your sweetheart and see!
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