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If you’re going to pick a nice ring, of course you’d prefer a ring with one or more diamonds! Aller Spanninga has beautiful diamond rings, and in this blog you can read all about diamonds!

Diamonds were first discovered in India almost 3,000 years ago. It is one of the most important minerals found on Earth. Until the eighteenth century, India was the only country that exploited this substance. In the fifteenth century, diamonds were mainly used in Europe as jewelry in crowns and jewels of kings, but during the Middle Ages, diamonds also became popular among the new wealthy. From then on, the diamond was a symbol of strength, wealth and royalty.

This article is written by Unsaid Library. Unsaid Library is a jewelry shop in Antwerp and the UK.

The hardest stone that exists
The name diamond comes from ancient Greek and means ‘unbeatable’ and so is a diamond. Deep underground, carbon is compressed until a diamond is formed. This makes diamond the hardest stone in the world. You can scratch a mirror without damaging the diamond. The only thing that can damage a diamond is another diamond. It is a product of nature and this makes every diamond unique.

1 Carat
The weight of a diamond is the most obvious factor to determine the value, but two diamonds of equal weight can have a significantly different value. This depends on the total of the 4 C’s. Bigger is not always better! The weight of a diamond is measured in carats. One carat weighs about 200 mg.

2 Clarity
Clarity stands for purity. Diamonds consist of pure carbon and this sometimes leaves traces of minerals, gases or other substances, inclusions we call this. Only very rare diamonds have no inclusions and are given the predicate ultra pure. The size and number of inclusions therefore determine the value of the diamond. Diamonds are sorted into one of the following six categories:

3 Colour
Colour stands for the colour of the diamond. Most diamonds appear to be white, but on closer inspection usually contain a colour. The more colourless the diamond, the rarer it is and therefore the more precious it is. The purest colour diamond is River, an ice-white, clear and almost colourless stone, in which the light is reflected optimally. There are also stones that naturally have a distinct colour, such as pink, champagne, green, red, blue or yellow. These diamonds are called ‘fancy colours’ and are extremely rare.

4 Cut
Cut represents the cut of the diamond. It determines how the light is reflected. A rough diamond looks very much like a pebble. You’ll probably walk right past it. The splendour of this diamond is hidden in the core and only appears after accurate cutting. The most common cut is the brilliant, this is a round variant with many facets. You can also choose an oval stone the ‘marquise’, a rectangular stone the ‘baguette’ or a square stone a ‘princess’.

The extra C of Aller Spanninga
As soon as the diamond setters of Aller Spanninga receive the diamonds, they are first sorted manually, each on the four C’s above. Possible imperfections are immediately filtered out. The diamonds that pass our quality control are then also sorted on diameter by means of a special sorting machine (a film about this on our Youtube channel).

As an Aller Spanninga fan you can be sure of the four C’s and the right diameter. The diameter is the fifth C of Aller Spanninga! This diameter is very important to us. Because if you choose for a ring with several diamonds, you want them all to be exactly the same size. That is what we go for and that is the extra C of Aller Spanninga!

This article is written by Unsaid Library. Unsaid Library is a jewelry shop in Antwerp and the UK.

Picking out diamonds?
So, just had a crash course in diamonds! Now look for the rings that suit you! With or without one or more diamonds. We offer a wide choice of rings with diamonds. Do you already know what you want? Take a look at which Aller Spanninga jeweller is near you.

In gold jewellery the gold content is indicated by carat, but what is carat gold anyway? What is the difference between the types of carat gold, such as 9, 14, 18 and 24 carats? And how can you tell how many carats of gold there is in a ring? In this blog we explain all about it, so you can make the right choice when buying gold wedding rings!

How many carats is pure gold?
The term carat in gold indicates how much pure gold there is in a piece of jewelry. In a ring there is often a stamp that indicates how much pure gold is in the ring. Pure gold is expressed in 24 carats and contains 99.99% gold. However, pure gold is very soft and therefore flexible and sensitive to wear and tear. By adding other metals, the gold is hardened, creating different gold contents and different colours. This process is also called l

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How to apply and know a good quality Monoi oil?

Monoi oil is invading the market for natural beauty products. This exotic product allows you to benefit from several virtues. Thanks to its advantages, this care is, since 1992, protected by an Appellation d’Origine which guarantees its authenticity. If you wish to take advantage of your Monoi oil, it is important to know how to choose it and how to use it. Indeed, there is a tendency not to use it correctly. In this article, we offer you some tips on how to recognize a good quality Monoi oil. We also suggest that you read these few lines to learn more about its use.

How is Monoi oil made?

The word “monoi” comes from Tahiti and means “fragrant oil”. To make this quality oil, Tahitians use the flowers of Tiaré or Thiaré Tahiti and refined copra oil (coconut oil). They mix these two ingredients to obtain Monoi oil. However, it is important to pick the flowers at the bud stage. They are then macerated in coconut oil for at least 10 days. To obtain the expected properties, Tahitians use 10 tiare flowers for one liter of coconut oil. Once the maceration is finished, the mixture is filtered and ready to use.

The benefits of Monoi oil

Thanks to the properties offered by these ingredients, Monoi oil is quite capable of offering you exceptional virtues on your hair and body. This treatment will nourish your hair in depth. If you have dull lengths and dry ends, this product will make them stronger, shinier and more supple.
By applying it on your body, this oil allows you to enjoy a moisturized and soft skin. As a nourishing product, it can also replace your moisturizer. In summer, you can use it to prevent your skin from drying out. In winter, it is ideal for skin that is easily tightened.

How do you use your Monoi oil?

Monoi is also known for its ease of use. To apply it to your hair, simply use it as a hair mask. Leave your mask on overnight if possible and then rinse. This treatment can also be used as a substitute for your conditioner. This solution allows you to treat your lengths in depth. For dry hair, apply your oil to the lengths, avoiding the roots.

To apply it to your skin, simply use it as a massage oil. You can even mix it with a little sand or sugar and then gently massage your body. If you wish, pour a few drops of oil into your hot bath water. Replace your body lotion with this treatment as well. Apply it to your still damp skin and leave it on before going to bed or before going to the office.

Recognize a good quality Monoi oil

In order for you to enjoy the benefits of your oil, you need to know how to choose it. Only pure Monoi oil allows you to obtain these benefits. In order not to make a mistake with your purchase, we suggest that you order your product from a specialist retailer. This solution allows you to be sure of its authenticity. In order to guarantee the authenticity of your product, we suggest you check its bottle. The “Monoï de Tahiti” Appellation d’Origine (AO) must be written on it. You can also rely on major brands of natural beauty products.
It is also important to know that a good quality monoi oil will freeze quickly when the temperature is below 25°C. To be able to use it, simply run the bottle under hot water.
Monoi oil cannot be organic. Monoi cannot be certified organic, due to the manufacturing process of refined copra oil.

ZO Skin Health, professional skin care for the home

A dermatologist from Beverly Hills, Dr Zein Obagi, has ensured that professional skin care is now also available at home. Dr. Obagi has introduced a cosmetic skin care line in addition to the existing medical line. The name of the cosmetic line is ZO Skin Health. What makes the products of ZO Skin Health unique is that, compared to all other skin care lines, they contain more concentrated formulas, more active ingredients and better delivery systems.

Enjoy various treatments by Dr Obagi at Van Lennep Clinic.

At Van Lennep Kliniek you can enjoy various skin improving treatments by Dr Obagi in our clinics in The Hague and Oegstgeest. You can choose from the following treatments:

  • Ossential Ultra Hydration Treatment
  • Ossential Advanced skin Brightening treatment
  • Ossential Acne and Oil Control treatment
  • HydraFacial Brightalive ZO Skin Health

If you want to purchase ZO Skin Health products for your home, you can always walk into one of our clinics. In addition to selling the products, you can also contact us for a ZO Skin Health test product and we can advise you on the use of the products.

SkinCeuticals, advanced customised skin care

Skincare products that help to improve skin health are the products of SkinCeuticals. These skin care products have been developed for both use in your home and for treatments in the clinic. The SkinCeuticals products are supported by science. Decades of research into skin cancer have preceded the development of these products. Through the scientific knowledge gained from this research SkinCeuticals has developed high-quality skin care products. The products support and improve the skin as much as possible.  

You can buy the SkinCeuticals products at Van Lennep Kliniek.

Would you like to buy SkinCeuticals products or wrinkle treatments? For the SkinCeuticals home skin care line you can contact Van Lennep Kliniek. The products are sold in our clinic in The Hague and Oegstgeest. Of course you can ask us all your questions about this skin care line.

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Hair Removal: How to Keep Those Legs Smooth

Looking good is the ultimate goal of anybody who wants to be attractive. While many areas of your body need special care, permanent hair removal in Amsterdam, especially for women is a great way to get rid of those annoying hairs. In the summer time you really want to show off those lovely legs but even in the winter it is nice to feel comfortabel and beautifull. However, as a woman, there is nothing goodlooking with hairy legs. It’s therefore important for you to ensure they are entirely hairless before embarking on those beach escapades.

Examples of permanent hair removal in Amsterdam

There are several methods you can use to achieve partial of permanent hair removal in Amsterdam. They include:

• Shaving

Shaving your legs is the most affordable choice, and you can do it from the comfort of your bathroom. Although you can compare it with permanent hair removal, it’s still common in Amsterdam.

Laser Hair Removal

You can use laser treatment to achieve a near permanent hair removal in Amsterdam. Exposing your skin to laser treatment will stunt your hair growth. However, if you have a chance, avoid it as you can have permanent spots on your skin. Permanent hair removal in Amsterdam is the in thing especially for young women who need a skin tan.