Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fake Jewel For A Movie Costing Hundreds Of Millions To Make

The Sapphire Pendant In The Movie Titanic Was Not Real

Though this should not detract from the popularity or fame of the movie Titanic, the fact is that Kate Winslets famous Heart Of The Ocean pendant was a fake. The jewel was made to depict what was stated in many old records relating to the sinking of the Titanic. There was metion of a big sapphire pendant aboard the Titanic when the ship sank. The movie makers decide to include this in their script. A huge cz (cubic zirconium) gem was set in the center of the pendant, this was surrounded by white cz stones. The whole jewel was cast in 18k white gold. The point is that a cz stone costs less than 1% of what a real blue sapphire would cost. 

The release of the Titanic movie gave great popularity to this sapphire heart shaped pendant. Businesses made thousands of cheap replicas and sold them for prices ranging from 25 U.S$ to a few hundred U.S$. In a way these replicas were a fake of a fake! What followed was even more interesting. The same jeweler who was commissioned to make the cz fake pendant came up with a real sapphire pendant. This was a massive 170 carat ceylon blue sapphire gem, this obviously cost a fortune. Surrounding the big heart shaped blue sapphire were high quality diamonds. The piece was cast in platinum and not white gold. A staggering 3 million dollar price tag was assigned to the jewel. What was rather strange was that the jeweler was willing to sell this sapphire platinum and diamond pendant for just 2.2 million U.S$. 

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

2011 Natural Disastes, The Americans Prepare For Doomsday.

Americans Prepare For The Worst, Readying For Doomsday

A string of natural calamities in 2010 and 2011 have scared many Americans. Many of them are now preparing for the worst. The fear of the Americans relates to something terrible happening to our planet, the danger could be nature induced or man made. Some businesses are benefiting from the fear of the Americans. Some people are willing to pay as much as 5,000 to 20,000 U.S$ to secure a place in so called 'safe bunkers'. Companies are building flashy and well furnished bunkers that are supposed to be able to withstand, bombs, shocks, flooding and even radioactive contamination. Some major businesses are busy constructing underground facilities that can hold several hundred human beings for as long as 6 months to a year. People who want to feel this higher level of security need to shell out a lot of money. The huge Japanese earthquake of March 2011 shook the world with it's wide spread damage. The loss of property and life was mind boggling. The sea then unleashed it's fury on an already battered people, huge tsunami waves added to the death toll and thousands of Japanese were strandered with no food and water. As if this was not enough misery, the damage to the nuclear reactors on a Japanese island led to radiocative leakages that contaminated water, air and food related produce.

Easyrambler did some research to find out what the Americans are doing to quell fears of a major catastrophe. The report can be seen at http://www.easyrambler.com/doomsday-americans-prepare-for-the-worst-01.php We will love to hear your comments at easyrambler@rocketmail.com

Sunday, July 3, 2011

San Francisco Thai Food Options, Suggestions For Eating Thai Cuisine In SF

San Francisco Thai Food Restaurants, Suggestions

Going by the number of Thai food restaurants in San Francisco, it is quite obvious that Thai cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in SF. The Kaisilver custom jewelry visited San Francisco and had the opportunity to dine at some restraunts in SF that served Thai cuisine. We would like clarify that Kaisilver the leading online provider of highend custom made jewelry has no business interest in any of the food oultets. Since all jewelry is crafted in Thailand and shipped worldwide, orders are accepted online. You will therefore not come across a Kaisilver jewelry shop in San Francisco or any other part of the United States. We have compiled a few suggestions that could help you better enjoy the flavor and variety of Thai cuisine. Many streets in San Francisco have more than one Thai restaurant, this is a very good thing since you have more options. It is always a good idea to call the restaurant and confirm that they are open on the date and time that you wish to visit them. The United States has many Thai restaurant chains, you might find more than one such Thai restaurant in San Francisco. Visiting a restaurant belonging to a chain of outlets has some advantages, you get a similar menu and flavor no matter where the restaurant is located. Some food lovers might tend to get bored with the similar food flavor and menu options, so make your choiced based on your preference.

One very good thing about the Thai cuisine available in the San Francisco area is that, the flavor is authentic. A noticeable and welcome change is the moderation of spices to suit the local clientele. Thais love to eat hot and spicey food, chillis of all sizes, shapes and colors are used in Thai food recipes. Chilli sauce, chilli paste, chilli oil and many other additives are generously used when cooking Thai food. It is a good idea to request for your Thai cuisine to be made with light to medium spices. The San Francisco restaurants that we visited had English speaking staff, the atmosphere was quite cosy and homely too. It is a good idea to keep a some cold water near you, gulp it down if you happen to bite something that has too much of fire and spice.

Many Thai restaurants recommend entrees like fried spring rolls for starters. These seem to have become a favorite with many local SF residents eating Thai food. The filling inside spring rolls can be different, so make sure you know what you are getting. An important thing about spring rolls is that, they will always be deep fried just before they are taken to your table. This means that they are very hot (temperature wise) on the inside. It is not uncommon for first time eaters, to cut a spring roll in half and start eating them. You can get your tongue burnt when doing so, keep this in mind. Cut the spring roll into two or more pieces, separate the pieces and let them cool for 2 to 3 minutes. You can now safely and comfortably, enjoy the flavor of the spring rolls.

When it comes to Thai desserts offered by Thai cuisine restaurants in San Francisco, we found good variety and options. Quite a few of the Thai desserts included crushed ice as an ingredient, probably to cool down the stomach after a hot and spicey meal. Coconut ice-cream can be very refreshing, taste the plain coconut ice cream without any external flavors added. Ripe bananas cooked in coconut milk are another very popular Thai dessert, the sugar levels can be quite high though. An irresistable Thai dessert has always been mango with sticky rice, this could be a seasonal offering depending on the restaurant. San Francisco Thai restaurants provide a large serving of this dessert, it can be very filling. If you plan to finish off your Thai meal with a dish of sticky rice with mango, go slow on the main meal or you might eat just a bit of the dessert and end up leaving the rest.

The Kaisilver team has a compiled a list of Thai restaurants in San Francisco and hope that you find it to be useful. The street name is mentioned against each restaurant, this will give you an idea of how far the restaurant is located from you. You can find the list at http://www.leisure.food-recipe-cooking.com/thai-food-cuisine-san-francisco-01.htm