Faking gemstones
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Love jewelry AND chocolates? Here is a decadent gift to enjoy - Chocolatine's Chocouture Diamond Collection (link no longer available). They have a great line on their website -"If diamonds are a girl's best [friend], the CHOCOUTURE diamond collection is a girl's guilty pleasure."

Everything is edible including the handpainted 24K gold leaf gildings here and there on their dark chocolate line. The faux diamonds are cleverly made out of sugar and is the consistency of hard candy.

There are three flavours - the dark chocolate single malt ganache, the white chocolate champagne ganache and what looks like milk chocolate, a Grand Marnier ganache. Beautifully packaged, the chocolates cost $25 for just 4 going up to as much as $105 for 16. Now that is pure decadence!

Chef Rieko Wada, the creator of Chocolatines also has edible shoe and handbag collections "where chocolate meets couture".

Who knew jello was also an art medium? At the Jell-O Mold Competition earlier this year, the grand prize went to Kandice Levero and Julia Greene for their amazing Jell-O Cocktail Trumpery - a set of gemstone pendants dusted with real gold and glitzy enough to please jewelry hounds. The artists said "We created large, blingy cocktail stones of Jello set in colored gum paste settings. We wanted to play off the gelatin's inherent properties such as its translucency and prismatic qualities."

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