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If it weren’t for the Royals throughout history, we wouldn’t get or give engagement rings and most certainly not diamonds. It all began with Archduke Maximillian of Austria in 1477 when he requested the hand of Mary of Burgundy. He gave her the first diamond engagement ring and started a fad among the Royal families of Europe. It was during the reign of Queen Victoria that diamond engagement rings became important as diamond brokers paired with advertising agents to make them desirable and expected by modern brides. None of us would probably think much of her flat diamond chips today since they were mostly slivers of raw stones embracing a ruby cabochon. But, only Royals could afford those dirty, greying slices of stones as well as rubies and other gemstones found in the far off lands in the Middle East.
Never let it be said that Napoleon Bonaparte would slight Josephine de Beauharnais in his appeal to win her hand as his wife. He gifted her with the first of the blue stone engagement rings among Royals – a blue sapphire and a diamond nested side by side as lovers in the snow. Of course, since he gave himself the status of Royalty, the blue sapphire was deemed inappropriate for true the Royal-by-birth and it wasn’t until later that others would accept it for an engagement stone. The pre-1930 faceting failed to pick up the light as well as it does today but at least it wasn’t a dingy diamond sliver that our Mary of Burgundy got saddled with.
Queen Victoria’s engagement ring was, also, a ruby cabochon and diamond ring that her half-sister gave her. For whatever reason, gemstones such as rubies, emeralds and sapphires were primarily cabochons that were unfaceted and nearly right out of the ground with no glimmer or shine to them. Another peculiarity that modern women usually describe as unattractive when they are being polite and downright ugly when in private is that the stones had dings and ditches and misshapen bites taken out of the sides of them. Queen Victoria’s is a good example of that. The ruby is supposed to be pear-shaped and technically, it is; but, there is a piece out of one side of the pear almost like a mouse had nibbled on it. The diamond is a Mazarin cut which is one of the first faceted cutting attempts on diamonds and while it catches much more light than previously, they still have a dullness that doesn’t release the fire within.
In 1893, Queen Mary was given a marquis cut diamond engagement rings surround by faceted baguette rubies that encased the brilliant white diamond by her father-in-law, who was at the time the Prince of Wales and later, of course, King Edward VII. HRH Princess Anne chose a ruby ring for her engagement with her first husband and the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson kept that trend going. It wasn’t until Diana and her Australian Blue Sapphire entered the Royal Courts of Europe again as an acceptable choice for an engagement. In the meantime, the rest of us serfs just have to make do with emeralds, jade and diamonds.
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If you are shopping for commercial office furniture you may need to purchase several pieces at once. Not only will you need to outfit your office for all of your employees but you may need to consider upgrades or alterations you may have been putting off. If you are working on a budget you want to find the balance between finding pieces that are well within your budget and those that are likely to last for years. Furniture that is not high quality will start to show signs of ageing which could make your office look shabby.
When purchasing specialized office furniture like boardroom tables, you need to be considerate about how this furniture will look to guests in your office. When others come in for a conference they will likely be sitting around this table so you want to have a table that will both reflect the atmosphere that your company would like to project, perhaps by altering the stain or shape of the table. You also want to be considerate of the size of your boardroom table. If it is too small you may not have an adequate amount of space to accommodate guests at meetings, but if the table is too large it can create an excessive amount of space that could make seating awkward.
Make note of what materials are used in the makeup of commercial office furniture before you make a purchase. Sturdier materials are more likely to last without chipping or showing scratches that can make furniture look dated or unkempt. You will also need sturdier materials for areas like desk space if they are expected to hold a lot of weight. Otherwise, the structure of the desk could start to bow, creating an uneven appearance or increase the risk that it will break.
Do not forget accessories when shopping for furniture. Many companies that sell office basics like desks and chairs also sell telephones, computers and other essentials at a discount. You can outfit your whole office with new equipment that will allow you to upgrade not only the look of your space but improves your overall functionality as well. Look for deals on bulk items that will allow you to furnish a whole office for one price which will allow you to get all of the tools you need without having to worry about breaking your budget.
Ultimately you need to compare what is available from different shops before you can determine what office furniture is right for you. Tastes and styles for this kind of furniture have changed greatly in recent years, so it is important to consider what trends are likely to last for a few years to avoid your pieces starting to look dated very quickly. Mixing style with functionality is essential so that your office is outfitted to impress any public figures that may stop in while offering your employees plenty of space in the office to do their work comfortably. Selecting pieces that are high quality and will not wear out is the first major step in this process.
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Are you bored of seeing your same living room, So we have the solution if you need to refresh your living room? What kind of design do you want for your dream living room? Do you like the Scandi style or The cosines of Danish Hygge? Or you can try an eclectic mix of colour, texture with the suitable pattern? Whatever is your preference, the style and design of your living room play an important role in your home.
A unique design and style of living room is very important whether you came back from hectic office work for relax or having a chat with a friends who came to your house after a long span of time or you want to relax and want to have some sip of coffee mug with a popular storybook or you want to make yourself entertained by watching tv.
We analyze from the various people across the globe to gain the idea of their ideal living room decor. From boho-chic to classic to colourful, we have all the ideas you need to create the perfect heart for your home.
Various reviews are given below:
Bohemian Living Rooms
Boho chic at its best, this beautiful living room belongs to Mrs Marie and she loved it, actually she adores the entire house. Understanding homely feelings, here it is more about giving meaning to your home than showing only some collection of vintage pieces or showcasing stuff. With its neutral tones, white colour walls, real earthy materials it has a serene feel to it, yet it would totally withstand kids playing around while you try and chill on your sofa or catch up with pals and have coffee!.To me, that is what an ideal living room should be. It should be about living beautifully.
I’m a board minded at heart, so this eclectic, bohemian living room is the very much ideal place to relax for me. To see certain kind of bohemian stuff into living room decor, layer it with lots of books, curiosities from your travels and things that just make you delighted the perfect decorative accessories. Temper the liveliness with a few bigger, bolder pieces for some calmer elements in the room, like the sofa and neutral coloured walls. To bring it all to life again, nature knows best this doesn’t always mean pot plants but can be anything from a huge hunk of a tree as a tea or coffee table with a bamboo hanging chair.
Scandinavian Living Rooms
I think the living room should be more than just a comfy and relaxing zone it also needs to have space for others functions also where an owner can really show their style with creativity. For me, most important aspect is a comfy sofa and extra seats for guests, but a large rug, accent cushions and lighting can also brighten up the dullest of rooms. I love the neat clean, white coloured background and the mixture of texture with a yellow colour in this Scandi living room arrangement. The additional art of wall and fireplace is the cherry on top!
What I most prefer about this huge living space is the combination of industrial and Scandinavian art style. There are so many versatile aspects throughout this room decor which create a very inspiring and interesting image. Raw and soft and easy go hand in hand with dark colours and light accents. Not to mention the playful touches like the climbing rope, the rocking chair and mixture of cushions on the couch and to finish it all, a movable palette with greens. This room is a burning example where masculinity meeting femininity to create a warm and clean living room.
Colorful Living Rooms
When I came across this room it instantly caught my attention for its unusual colour combinations mix and an unconventional use of paint.
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