How to Take Care of Your Diamonds

Diamonds are expensive and are generally a very special gift that you would like to last a lifetime and hopefully your children's lifetimes too. In order to do this you need to take proper care of your diamond, it is not like any ordinary ring you have.

A special place

Diamonds deserve its' own special place in your jewelry box, away from other rings and necklaces that could potentially scratch it. The best place to store it would be in a soft jewelry pouch - Many people do not know that the humidity in the air can also be bad for diamonds that are stored for a long time. Never leave the diamond on a sink, you could forget about and it gets lost or it could fall down the drain.


Take the time to inspect your diamond, especially the setting that it is in, although it is not likely, it could come loose after years of wearing it. A professional jeweler would be able to fix the problem immediately; they could also clean your diamond. As rule you should take your diamond for inspection and a clean once a year. Rather be safe than sorry when it comes to diamonds, it is not something you easily replace.


Avoid using creams, oils and body spray etc. with your diamond on, overtime it can lose its sparkle. Rather take your diamond off when doing house work and it can also easily chip. If you do want to clean your diamond at home then you can leave it to soak in warm water with a touch of ammonia (stay away from other chemicals like chlorine as it could loosen the diamond setting). Remember to gentle scrub using a soft bristled tooth brush and then to pat dry with a very soft cloth. It is actually better for the diamond to be cleaned regularly by yourself, as the oils from our natural skin will cause a build up anyway. Avoid wearing your diamonds during outdoor activities and when playing sport, it is in any case a special item that should be appreciated. Rather keep a small safe box in your bag if you know you are going to take part in outdoor events.

Mysteries of A Black Girl's Hair

 Now I should truly write a book because I have spent countless hours explaining to people the science behind a black girls/woman's (black female of any age) hair. I mean the questions have ranged from "Do y'all wash it?" to "Why is y'all's different than ours?" Some may wonder why I even "waste" my time telling people what we do with our hair. Well I'm doing it because it a curios topic and well I must say something fun to talk about!. I love topics that get people thinking! So y'all brace your selves because I'm about to explain the myths and facts surrounding a black girls hair!

"Do you wash your hair?"

Duh! My hair would smell pure evil if I didn't wash it and being that I'm pretty active and have curly hair that is susceptible to product build up, that would just be bad. While about 90% of us don't wash our hair everyday we do wash our hair. The reason we don't wash our hair everyday is because we don't need too. The fact of the matter is that since we have a natural curl pattern to our hair (even if your hair is relaxed your roots are curly) the oil and sebum doesn't travel throughout all of our hair so isn't greasy. When I used to get a relaxer (chemical that straightens your hair permanently) I washed my hair once a week, but now like every few days, but I'm trying to go back to once a week our hair performs better with less manipulation. Some of us wash our hair every few days while others once a month it varies with every person.

"Why is y'alls hair not like normal?"

First of all what the heck, your normal and my normal are too different things. Now I do realize we are one of the few races that doesn't have straight "silky" or whatever hair, but come on you guys that doesn't make our hair not normal! Well the actual reason behind this question is first God, and the fact of our origin of location, Africa. Having thick textured hair prevented the sun from literally sunburning our very scalps and head. So it's an awesome geographical adaptation.

"Is that a weave?"

I used to get this question all the time when my hair was straight! The reasons begin my hair was long, and I am black. People just automatically assume that black girls with long hair have a weave or some from of it! Do you not think our hair grows? This still happens to me till this day and I have almost to my collar bone curly hair, but people still think it's a weave! Now I have never had a weave nor do I wish to, but I AM NOT SAYING THERE IS ANYTHING WRONG WITH WEARING A WEAVE. For all of you out there going what in the world is a weave here's your explanation. A weave is false /real hair that is sown into cornrowed hair (braids that are braided to the scalp).

"So how do you get your hair like that?"

The question was being referred to my curly hair that was in an afro. I was kind of taken aback and thought like what this is how my hair grows from my scalp. I then remembered that all of the black girls they see have straight hair. So I explained how those straight haired black girls used a relaxer (also called a perm) which was a chemical that you place on your hair every month and half or so to keep to your hair straight. Black people naturally have curly hair, but most of us straighten it with a relaxer or a flat iron (straightener). As the curly hair grows in you have to perm it to keep from having two drastically different hair textures, and horrible looking edges! When you see a black girl with curly/kinky/textured hair usually that's her natural hair, she didn't go get a perm (curly perm) it's hers darn it!

"Can I touch your hair?"

I don't mind people touching my hair, but some do. It's in oddity in the place I live. There aren't many natural curly haired girls so I know people are curious. My only problem is when you touch my hair DON'T BE SURPRISED IF YOU GET A LITTLE PRODUCT ON YOUR HANDS. So many people have touched my hair, often times without asking, gotten conditioner or some other product on their hands and flipped out! One girl even went so far as too say "Eww my hands are all greasy now, no I don't like that", she then preceded to put GermX on her hands. I love this girl, but heifer don't touch my hair because "It's just so fluffy" and then get grossed out when you get product on your hands! That is just so rude and uncalled for! I also want to say just because I'm a person of color does not mean I use grease on my hair, but duh I do use products. People always assume that just because I'm black/brown/African-American (who cares they all have the same meaning) I put grease in my hair. Grease is too heavy a product for most our hair, and when we do use grease it's for our scalps. This prevents dandruff. I don't put grease on my scalp or hair, but some people find it very beneficial. Always ask before you go touching a black girls hair, and don't be stupid enough to freak about how your hands got all "greasy".

I believe I covered the most asked of questions and have also given some insight into the hair of black girls/people. I wrote this article because I know people have so many questions about our hair, but think it would be taken as racist or silly if they asked. Well people if you ask with genuine curiosity and are polite I almost guarantee your questions will be answered. We are a people known for our hair. Just think a simple thing such as hair can give shape to the very representation of a race. Why the very thing most people think of when they think of black people is our hair. It's wondrous and mysterious the hair of a black person. I am proud of my hair and do not wish to have "white people hair". Our hair comes in all sorts of textures, colors, lengths, and volumes. God knew what he was doing when he gave use our hair and for that I am thankful.

Women's clothing and the business casual wardrobe

In most offices today, the appropriate dress code "business casual" is. But often this statute is a little blurry. What exactly is business casual, what is acceptable and what is not? For those who find the not yet know what that means, here are some tips and information on women's clothes and what really means for a business casual wardrobe.

Ideal Wardrobe

If you work in an office, this is a casual affair, there must be the perfect wardrobe of two jackets, skirts 3, 3 pants and shirts or blouses 6th

That is, many argue that the term "business casual" is wide open for interpretation. What is considered appropriate and casual standards of today has evolved greatly from just 10 or 20 years. However, many believe that a few fashion tips to go through all age groups when it comes to the work and maintain a cool, composed and transparent.

How not to see

Varies by your current wardrobe or trying on, discard anything that is too long, too short, too loose or too tight. A shirt that is equipped with a mini skirt looks great for a night drinking and dancing in a club, but it is inappropriate in the office.

And to be as out of place at work are costumes that show too much cleavage or midsection. This does not button his shirt or blouse all the way up the neck, but it is a neutral look that sits between a vision of division and look like a bomb. A true business professional will have a small class, especially if you get ahead in your career.

Jeans Are Beautiful

One of the greatest innovations of all time casual wear jeans. They are not only sturdy and comfortable, but with the right options are so elegant that can be used for business casual. There are many women who practically live in jeans, but have these jeans perfect for business casual and elegant worn with a blouse and jacket suits then low-heeled pumps crowned.

Jeans now come in cut to flatter any body shape. Straight leg, boot cut, burnt, thin and wide legs are all alike. But avoid faded jeans, incomplete or broken, if it carries on business casual. Out of Office - When broken pockets, cuffs irregular or ragged seams that maybe I should go with the house cleaning.

Every woman should have at least 2 pairs of jeans in the closet looking for impeccable business casual.

Mature Professional

A professional woman who is mature, and possibly not until later in the race course can accept young at heart, but their wardrobe needs, that its form has evolved and changed his life. And that means that there clothing that your wardrobe could also today, as the business professional, who are not. During aging, can claim the costumes still that sense of modernity, but classy look you need to get a lot smarter.

These are just some tips on the latest trends in women's clothing in the business world today.

What are the latest trends in women's clothing, for business casual? Clothing for women in the business world has changed, and here are some tips to change the professional woman's wardrobe.