Congratulations! You’ve made it to yet another anniversary with your beloved spouse. Now let’s get down to what’s truly important, what people really care about: the gifts. Each year that a couple can claim as part of a life lived together has a specific designation for presents. Most people are familiar with the big ones … Continue reading Anniversary Gemstone Gift List – The First Decade Together
As you clean out the garage one day, you come face to face with a large cardboard box. Hastily written on the side in marker is “THEIR JUNK.” You’re then faced with the ultimate dilemma: keep, return or throw into the river and watch it float out of your life for once and all. What’s … Continue reading What to Do with Your Ex’s Stuff
So you were handed down a beautiful diamond engagement ring that originally crossed the Atlantic with your great grandfather on a freight ship at the turn of the 20th century. Or maybe your zany aunt just gave you a big diamond ring for graduating an online course in 3-D computer animation. It doesn’t matter. The … Continue reading Help! I’ve Inherited a Family Heirloom – but I Need Cash!
Sometimes life just isn’t fair. This applies to relationship savviness, athletic prowess, work place politics and…diamonds. The primary properties which dictate a diamond’s worth are slightly subjective. One gemologist may categorize a diamond’s clarity as VS-1 (very slightly included 1) and another may say that same diamond is VS-2. This seemingly small discrepancy in … Continue reading How Carat Weight Affects Diamond Price
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