P U L L  U P: Morning ig fam. Diversity is a strength, not a threat ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 It’s amazing the support we’ve seen for #BlackLivesMatter over the last few days but let’s keep the momentum going. This is just the beginning. We’re not going to dismantle in a week, racism that has been in-built for decades and it’s going to take more than posting black squares on the feed. Let’s keep calling out BS where we see it. Here for @jackieaina ‘s call for brands to #pulluporshutup 🙌🏾 PS: I shared in my stories my example of a brand that needs to do better when it comes to matching up their actions with their words...

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B L A C K O U T: Mute to AMPLIFY.  #BlackoutTuesday #theshowmustbepaused #swipeleft⬅️ to see how you can show support. There’s power in numbers. A change must come 🖤✊🏾

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B R E A T H E: ‘Exhale the Bullshit’ as the mug reads is the perfect mantra and energy for starting the new month amidst all that’s happening. #exhalethebullshit ✊🏾Mug - @artwow.co (gifted)

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L E F T  O N  R E D: Happy new week! Stay classy, sassy and bit bad-assy ❤️ PS: All my outfits are always linked on my highlights under ‘OUTFITS’ ☺️

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S I G N S: WHAT’S YOUR SIGN? ⁣This 15 second video took forever to shoot!😫😣 Like FOREVER! But I’m so proud I finally did it. Thanks for the love in advance 🤗 Enjoy your weekends 💛💜❤️🧡🤎⁣ Bless up x  #taurusseason♉️ ⁣⁣(Reposting because the cover didn’t load 😭) ⁣⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣#zodiacsigns #artbecomesyou #blazeroutfits #sustainablefashion #minimalfashion #stylevideo ⁣#minimalstyledaily #styledumonde⁣#styledujour #stylevitae #outfitsinspiration #beyoncesigns #signs #zodiacsignsbelike ⁣#vintageaesthetic #aestheticedits⁣#beautecamerounaise #beigeaesthetic #lewks #anotheroutfitpost⁣#parisianstyle #thriftedstyle ⁣#yellowsuit #effortlessstyle #ltkfashion ⁣#dressupdaily

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E X S Q U E E Z E  M E: Oh , sorry I didn’t see you there, helluurrrr 👋🏾 🧡

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L I V I N’: At this point, I’m a vampire. Everyone’s excited about the hottest day of the year and I’m like you can catch me on this here sofa. Livin’ it up in my Livin’ 🤪🍷 .....#madedotcom #madedesign #hmhome #nexthome #homedecor #homedecorlovers  #homeinterioruk  #homedesign #homesweethome #handmade #interiorloving_ #colourfulinteriors #scandihome #architecture #homedecoration #vintage #interiordesigner #interiordecor #love #homestyle #livingroom #interiorstyling #inspiration #luxury #instahome #o #walldecor #diy #bhfyp #colourinmysquare

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R E P E A T: Morning everyone! Here’s one of my fav mantras for some mid- week pick-me-up: Everything you want us in the other side of fear 🤍Ph by @scarlettstvns .. .....#blazeroutfits #sustainablefashion #stradivarius #minimalfashion #brumbloggers #allwhitelook #otherstories #styledumonde #neutralstyle #styledujour #whowhatwear #vintagevibes#vintageaesthetic #aesthetic #aestheticedits#petitefashion #beigeaesthetic #anotheroutfitpost#parisianstyle #parisienne #parisianvibes #thriftedstyle #allwhiteoutfit #eastersunday #parisianchic #effortlessstyle #sundaymornings#dressupdaily #stayathome

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A Gift for Your Loved One: 8 Budget-Friendly Alternatives to Real Diamonds

When it comes to gifts and jewelry, most individuals think of diamond as their best options. However, there’s a whole world of alternatives out there which are budget-friendly and appealing at the same time. If you are searching for something special and unique, you need to know that are a ton of options available. Below are 8 budget-friendly diamond alternatives.

  1.   Goshenite (Colorless Beryl)

This piece of gemstone is quite attractive and unique in its own way. While goshenite may not be known for its brilliance, its excellent hardness and perfect transparency make it quite attractive. Goshenite is suitable for any form of jewelry including rings and necklaces.

  1.   Moissanite

In addition to being friendly on the budget, moissanite sparkles and has a hardness similar to that of the diamond. Also, this stone has a greater brilliance due to its higher refractive index. It is the most affordable and perfect choice of jewelry investment because it is durable. If you are looking for a gift for your loved one which is not costly and still sparkles, then the moissanite is something you may need to consider.

  1.   Ruby

Relatively affordable compared to diamonds, ruby is part of the corundum species and is a valuable variety just like sapphire. Its vibrant red hue makes it shine brighter in the sunlight, presenting the brilliance of a stone that is as attractive as the diamond. If your loved one loves the diamond, then they are most likely going to appreciate the ruby as well.

You can find out more about rubies by visiting Better Than Diamond.

  1.   Clear Quartz

Quartz is also referred to as the “Universal Crystal” due to its many applications. The metaphysical properties of quartz make it popular given the fact that it is adorned on various jewelry pieces. If you are looking for an excellent alternative to the traditional diamond, then you’ll need to consider quartz.

  1.   Morganite

Another excellent alternative to real diamond is morganite. The color options for this gemstone are unique. This affordable stone creates a huge impact with a price range that is reasonable. A morganite of high quality has a strong pink hue. The morganite is a suitable gift option because it can be found in an arrangement of cuts to meet your setting.

  1.   Pearls

This is the perfect stone for use when it comes to jewelry gifts. The pearl is a simple, organic stone which looks perfect in different forms of jewelry, whether it’s the necklace or ring. When choosing pearl for a gift, you may want to go with a high lustre pearl with beautiful bright reflection.

  1.   Leuco Garnet

Most people think of the garnet as red. However, it can be found in a variety of colors. The colorless type also referred to as the Leuco, are quite rare and almost resemble the diamond. Although they are softer than diamond, garnet can be an excellent alternative to real diamonds.

  1.   Moonstone

The moonstone is a rare gem despite being derived from the earth’s common mineral (it is part of the feldspar family that comprises 60 percent of the earth’s crust). It has an ethereal aesthetic feature that makes it a suitable alternative to a diamond.

Conclusion

The above are eight budget-friendly alternatives to the real diamond. If you are looking for the perfect gift for your loved one but you don’t have enough money to buy them diamond jewelry, you might consider any of the above options.

 

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