Spa goers get diamond treatment

They say diamonds are a girl's best friend. Diamonds these days, though, are also know to set hearts on fire.

At least, that's what one could assume when looking at one of the pristine diamonds from Skaneateles Jewelry -- one of 750 stores throughout the world that sells the stones coined "Hearts on Fire," said Neil Alamond, manager of the local store. The owners have also opened a second shop in Fayetteville.

"It took us years to acquire the line," he said during a weekend visit to Mirbeau Inn and Spa. The visit was part of a pampering package offered to women, or as gifts from and to that special someone, on Dec. 13.

The idea was for those attending to choose from diamond spa packages ranging in price from $310 to $20,000 and each included a Diamond Radiance skin treatment from B. Kamins Chemist.

"We're an off-shoot of a pharmaceutical company," said Howard Kaminsky, author of "Beyond Botox" and president of B. Kamins, which specializes in anti-aging procedures and products. "Everybody wasn't to find ways to turn the clock back."

According to Kaminsky, diamonds are great ingredients, especially for skin luminescence, and they do have the natural abilities to help with anti-aging. It can also be used by anyone.

"We are a big proponent for wellness. Botox is great, but not everyone is a candidate," he said,

Diamonds, though, do not discriminate. Kaminsky said through testing they found medicinal properties in the stone and have since been able to incorporate it into spa treatments, specifically into facials. With Mirbeau right in Skaneateles, Kaminsky said it allows people to have a "world class treatment close to home."

Chris Pulito, resort manager and spa director at Mirbeau, said more than 100 people had made appointments for treatments as part of the package.

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