Topics: Light, Stone, Diamond Pages: 2 (669 words) Published: April 14, 2013
“Men grow cold as girls grow old
And we all lose our charms in the end
But square-cut or pear-shaped
These rocks don't lose their shape
Diamonds are a girl's best friend
Ladies and gentlemen,do u know what this song all about?......No,it is not gold…..Yes! It is diamond! Perhaps some audience know this song.This song is singing by a Hollywood star,Marilyn Monroe,struck a chord which resonated across the world when she sang Diamonds are a Girl’s best friend in the classic 1950s film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Ladies and gentlemen,when I said the word “DIAMONDS”,I’m sure the picture of dazzling whitestones comes to your mind,am I right,young lady?(point to 1 female audience).But does anyone of you know the (artistic conception / interpretion) of Diamonds? The ancient Greeks called these dazzling stones the “tears of the gods” while the Romans believed them to be “splinters of fallen stars.First discovered in India 4000 years ago,diamonds have dazzled the imagination of people ever since. Ladies and gentlemen, a very pleasant morning to honourable judges, accurate time keeper, and of course, my unforgotten wonderful audiences. Well, as i said earlier,diamonds remain one of the most coveted of all precious stones.But why is this? Assessing a diamond’s true value is a complicated business.there are four universal factors that play a key part in this.these are the so-called ‘4Cs’ of the diamond trade:carat,colour,clarity and cut.Together,these criteria provide an invaluable benchmark for determining a diamond’s true worth. First,carat. As Mae West said,“I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.”Ladies,how many carats of diamonds you prefer? Although often mistaken as a measure of a diamond’s size,the carat is actually the measure of a diamond’s weight.One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams of weight. Second is Colour. As Glenda Millet said in the A Small Free Kiss in the Dark ,“Sometimes I can see...
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