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.
May 13th, 2013
By Samara James
Ronald Pearley, a fifty-two year old from Hampshire decided to raid a jewellery store so he walked in and asked to see rings. The theft took place at Bellman‚Äôs Jewellers in Manchester and though he tried his level best and also tried to bluster his way out of the situation, the ring he stole has been recovered.
The white gold 14-carat diamond engagement ring was one of the many rings he saw in that jewellery store. He asked to see a few and when he was looking at them, he suddenly picked this particular ring up and tried to make off with it. The ring cost ¬£2,100 but unfortunately Pearley could not get out of the store and was trapped inside it. So he did what he thought was the next best thing ‚Äď he swallowed the ring. The CCTV cameras have picked up an image of his hand going up to his mouth and this is what alerted them to what might have happened.
So Pearley had to be taken to the hospital where the ring was detected in his system by means of an X-ray. Considering that his bail that was posted stated that his release was not possible till the ring passed out of his body. Maybe there was nothing he or anyone else could do to but give in and have his stomach pumped so that the ring could be recovered.
May 12th, 2013
By Samara James
Caroline Flack and her Instagram upload have set off a slew of questions and everyone wants to know if she is engaged and if so to whom. Considering that she is not supposed to be dating anyone right now, how come she is wearing a ring on her engagement finger? The photo came with a very cryptic message: If you like it.‚Äô
So was it an engagement ring and was she asking the fans if they liked it or was it just a joke that she was carrying a bit too far? Was it just a line or was it the line from the Beyonce song? So many questions especially with fans asking who the lucky man was and whether it was Olly, her Xtra Factor co-presenter. Thus far, there have been no rumours even that have linked the two together but anyone who is seen with her is fair game now.
Maybe she was just teasing her fans as she and Rita Ora were out together at the Groucho Club. Maybe the two just cooked up a prank because they were bored. After all, Caroline‚Äôs name hasn‚Äôt really been linked seriously with anyone since Harry Stiles the star of One Direction. Caroline has been a presenter for years now, from the International Pepsi Chart Show to the Xtra Factor. She has also acted in a number of TV shows as well as films and has also done a few modeling assignments.
May 11th, 2013
By Samara James
Johnny Adair has courted a lot of controversy in his life. The former terror chief who is also called Mad Dog was almost arrested over abuse charges as he threatened his fianc√©e Lynne in Ayr where they live. However, all‚Äôs well that ends well because they seem to have talked it over and the couple now plan to exchange wedding rings in the Caribbean. Lynne says that the fight was blown out of proportion and states that they are all right.
However, though Lynne wears his stunning diamond engagement ring, picked up their year and a half old baby and together with her older nine-year old son, ran to a friend‚Äôs house and stayed there, without returning Johnny‚Äôs calls. Now why would she do that unless she was scared of him? It appears that when she did come back, he smashed his way into the house and people heard glass shattering. However, Lynne maintains that it was just a quarrel and no big deal.
Mad Dog Adair had been pulled up earlier for attacking his former wife in Bolton but a year later, he settled down with Lynne and things seemed great. He was accused of directing terror in North Ireland and had been jailed for a while. Now, however, he and Lynne seem to be planning a wedding in a sunny place and they seem to have put all this behind them. At least so they say and the police had to let him go because there was nothing against him that they could hold him on.
May 10th, 2013
By Samara James
It was a ten minute auction but there were so many buyers with twenty phone lines being used to take bids. The head of Bonham‚Äôs who were organizing the auction said there were bidders from all over the world ‚Äď little wonder as according to him, this was one of the loveliest diamonds he had ever laid eyes on.
While they expected around ¬£1 million per carat for this stunning 5.3 carat blue diamond ring, the bid went up to ¬£1.18 million a carat, making it a record price for this kind of an auction. Blue diamonds are very rare and they are usually very pure structurally which makes them even more valuable. This ring was designed and made sometime in the mid-sixties and it was snapped up by Graff Diamonds after a spate of very intense bidding. The diamond which is cushion-shaped is set between baguette and brilliant cut diamonds.
These blue diamonds constitute less than one in a hundred of the world‚Äôs diamonds and it is a ‚Äėfancy‚Äô diamond ‚Äď a term used when the diamond has an intense colour. A blue diamond over 5 carats is extremely rare which is why this stone had so many people from all over the world wanting to own it. Bonham‚Äôs is thrilled to have made a great sale and they say that everyone who saw the diamond was fascinated. After all, it is such a stunning, sensational stone.
May 9th, 2013
By Samara James
A new survey says that women do not mind spending less on their weddings and chipping in to buy a bigger and better looking engagement ring. The ideal amount that a man should be spending for an engagement ring emerged at ¬£1360 on an average but what was surprising was that men thing they should be spending in the region of ¬£1500. Of course, if the man earned a lot, it went without saying that he should be spending more on the woman. And the more a man spent on the engagement ring, the woman felt he loved her more.
Every woman has an idea of the perfect diamond rock engagement ring she wants and she will try and do anything to get it, Not every woman is happy with what a man buys and the surprise of the proposal is very often marred by the sight of the engagement ring. There are a number of women who feel that they would not mind spending more, putting in the money themselves and exchanging the ring they are given for a better one, something that fits their idea of what a ring should be. In fact, when they were asked if they would forego a wedding reception if they got a perfect ring, most said Yes. So this shows exactly how much store a woman sets by her engagement ring.
One in ten of the couples who were interviewed said that they had arguments over the engagement ring when they went to buy it and most men agreed that if they went along together to buy the ring, the woman could be very demanding. In fact, when those who bought the engagement ring as a surprise were questioned, there were quite a few who said that the woman was unappreciative of the ring when she saw it. They went so far as to say they were ungrateful. Considering that the engagement ring is going to be on the woman‚Äôs finger, maybe it is time she had a say ‚Äď not in the amount being spent but in what the ring should look like and if she has set her sights on something better, she should pay the difference.