Saturday, December 29, 2012

Reddish-orange diamond sets world records

This 3.15-carat reddish-orange diamond set two world records when it sold for $2.1 million, or more than $600,000 a carat, at Christie’s New York on Monday.

A study of soldiers in the University of Denver

A study of soldiers in the University of Denver:
Handwritten mail delivers more cheer than an electronic exchange, according to the study. It also reduces the emotional load of unknown or frightening circumstances. In a study of 193 soldiers recently returned from deployment, those who received letters from family and friends had fewer symptoms of post-traumatic stress than those who had communicated through email, instant messaging and video chat. "These days, letters are relatively rare, so writing and sending one is a sign of commitment," says coauthor of the study Howard Markman, Ph.D., University of Denver

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ipad case studded with Diamonds and blue sapphires

The Natural Sapphire Company recently unveiled a case for Apple’s new iPad Mini that is crafted of 18-karat white gold and covered in 3,328 natural Ceylon blue sapphires totaling 599 carats, with 50 diamonds on the Apple logo.
This sapphire-covered accessory (below) sells for $700,000, “or just three easy installments of $233,333.33,” the company says, and costs about 2,127 times the iPad Mini, which retails for $329.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mother Teresa's letter to Archbishop

Place: Asansol, India               Date: 25th January 1947

Mother Teresa wrote to Archbishop Periea seeking permission to begin work with the poorest of the poor (only a few lines are written below)

Your Grace,

The longing to give all to our Lord and make many souls do the same remains the same.

I am aware that if the work begins than there will be plenty of loneliness, suffering & humiliations for me.

I have been burning with longing to love Him as He as never been loved before.

Please excuse this paper as I have no other kind. I am practicing Franciscan poverty.
It is lovely to be poor and to be free from so many things.

Pray for me

Your devoted child in Jesus Christ

Mary Teresa

Necklace earrings set with Diamonds & Emeralds