May 20th, 2013
By Samara James
The star and James Righton got married in the beginning of the month in France and it was a simple ceremony ‚Äď no fuss, no frills, no big media splash. It was a very private wedding with just close friends and family and according to sources, it was a very short half an hour one. In fact, sources also said that the wedding wasn‚Äôt a dressy affair and some of the guests wore flip-flops so it was obviously very casual. The couple had been out of town and got back a few days ago and Kiera‚Äôs hand now sports a new ring. She was seen coming out of a Soho Club four days ago, alone, and she just got into a car and drove off.
On her finger, next to her platinum diamond engagement ring was a gold wedding ring, shiny and new. Just one look had critics saying the rings do not match at all but we‚Äôre wondering if Kiera bothers about things like that. She wanted simple and no fuss and that is what she got.
The wedding had just eleven guests and she wore a white short dress with ballet pumps. Critics were also quick to observe that it was very similar to the dress she wore to the pre-Bafta party five years ago ‚Äď so had she recycled her dress? All that matters however is that the couple emerged looking very happy after the ceremony and Kiera had tears of happiness in her eyes. She and her rocker musician boyfriend, now husband, have been together for two years and they were engaged last year. He is the keyboard player and co-vocalist for the rave band Klaxons.
May 19th, 2013
By Samara James
Rarely is so expensive a ring unclaimed. Normally when a ring that is valued at over ¬£9000, there will be some record at police stations or online where the owner has posted the loss of the ring. This gets even worse when the items are lying unclaimed in safe deposit boxes. In this case in Charleston, America, there is no trace of the owner and no news of a person who stands to inherit a ring like this. So, with much regret, the State Treasury will auction the ring and send the proceeds to charity. Of course, they are making a last ditch effort by putting out the information and they are hoping that the owner or his heirs sees it and comes forward.
The expensive diamond ring was not lost in the real sense of the word. It had been left in a safe deposit box and then left unclaimed. People take deposit boxes for a certain period and if the rent is not renewed, the state has the right to open the boxes and confiscate what is in it. There is so much unclaimed property like this lying with the department and after waiting for a specified period, they auction the goods.
According to the auctioning authorities, it is not every day that they get to see a diamond ring like this. They put up a list of all the unclaimed items that are going up for sale on their website. They put the money into the accounts of people if they have passed away and then try and locate their heirs. Many people put things into safe deposit boxes and forget to mention it to their families. It is only after five years of the boxes lying dormant that they are opened.
May 18th, 2013
By Samara James
The war is known ‚Äď Tiffany‚Äôs versus Costco, the store that is generally known for its groceries and home stuff. And yet, they sell rings too ‚Äď and their diamond rings are much less expensive than the Tiffany‚Äôs ones, carat for carat. So there are women and men too, of course, who are asking why they should pay so much more for rings just because they come packed in a fancy box with a fancy brand name.
The Tiffany‚Äôs classic diamond engagement ring has been and probably will be the standard for engagement rings for a long time. It is the classic solitaire diamond ring that is set in a simple gold or platinum band and the diamond is mounted with six prongs. Now that Costco is selling rings that are very similar, Tiffany‚Äôs has felt it was time to put a stop to what they perceived as the stealing of their designs and they have filed a suit against the company. Added to that, Costco was selling the rings as ‚ÄėTiffany rings‚Äô so obviously, Tiffany‚Äôs has a case.
For people who take a bit of trouble to look further than the name, the Costco option for a similar weight ring is much less than the Tiffany one. This really is a great place t get your diamond rings if you are looking for a better diamond at a lower price. Women, though, feel a bit embarrassed to say the ring is from Costco but the price difference really is a great attraction. Finally, though, a diamond is a diamond, never mind where you get it from.
May 17th, 2013
By Samara James
She‚Äôs wearing it on her right finger but petite Hayden Panettiere is engaged all right to her tall boyfriend, the boxer Wladaimire Kiltschko. It was in New York at the ABC Upfronts that the couple were spotted as they happily posed for the cameramen on the red carpet.
The 23-year old had a fabulous platinum diamond ring that shimmered and glowed and sparkled as she moved. She was close to her 37-year old partner right through the do. The ring was a stunning platinum ring that had three rows of diamonds. Now Hayden and the boxer have been an on-off couple for some time. They have been dating since 2009 with breaks in between but it now looks like they cannot do without each other. They had said that it was difficult to maintain a long distance relationship but it now looks like they have worked that out.
While some dismissed the ring as just another ring and not an engagement ring, the boxer hails from the Ukraine where wedding rings are traditionally worn on the right hand not the left so it could well be that they are following tradition here. They make quite a couple, he, so tall and big and she so pint-sized and she certainly caught everyone‚Äôs eye in a fitting dress with ankle boots and smoky eye makeup.
May 16th, 2013
By Samara James
Monica, the Until It‚Äôs Gone singer is married and expecting a baby. And of course, the world knows and it‚Äôs even got a glimpse of her pregnant baby bump ‚Äď courtesy Instagram and the instant news dispersal of the Internet. She married Shannon Brown five months ago and now they are so excited about one more in the family coming soon.
Monica was spotted in Tennessee, America on the day before Mother‚Äôs Day and she was looking stunning in a blue dress. The R&B singer looked so radiant as she thanked all her fans for all their good wishes. This was a fundraising event she was attending. Monica had told the world about her engagement two years ago by posting on Twitter. She put up a picture of her huge diamond engagement ring. Then came the wedding ring last November and now, it‚Äôs going to be a new baby.
Monica and Shannon got married twice ‚Äď once in 2010 and then again in July last year with all their families and friends around them. And how did the two meet? It was on one of her music videos ‚Äď Love All Over Me. It was Shannon who played the main star opposite her. Shannon was an L.A. Lakers player at that time. Monica has had a previous relationship and she also has a seven-year old son. Shannon too has a son from a previous affair.
May 15th, 2013
By Samara James
Luke Medland from Berkshire has a modern, space-age prosthetic arm which was fitted on some months ago. This allows him to use his arm and his hand almost like a normal one as the arm has been fitted with electrodes that respond to certain movements and is able to perform so many tasks. The arm is made of state-of-the-art carbon fibre and it can do most anything ‚Äď except keep a wedding ring on. And that was Luke‚Äôs problem.
Here was this ¬£10,000 hi-tech arm where the gold wedding ring would not stay on his finger and Luke who has been married to Nancy for six years very much wanted that wedding ring on all the time. The arm can even help him climb onto a tube train and hold on but that wedding ring was the problem. So Luke requested the technicians to help out and they did ‚Äď they readjusted the fingers of the arm so that the ring would stay on and then, they moulded the ring to the metal of the arm. They checked it and then put the arm back on Luke who was thrilled.
For Luke, it felt so good to have his wedding ring on again. He had another prosthetic arm earlier but the ring would fit over that. However, this new space age device had the ring slipping off and now he has found a solution to it and is very happy. He is also thrilled that he can do so many more things with this advanced arm now. He was born without an arm and today, he has an arm that is almost like the real thing ‚Äď except that it looks like a bionic one. The arm is so advanced, he can even pick up and hold a piece of paper with it. He can even type with it and read a book. Luke and Nancy have two children and they are all thrilled with the new gadget.