Alternative Stones

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When it comes to engagement and wedding rings, diamonds have reigned as the stone of choice for quite some time.  After faltering in desirability during the Great Depression, the ultimate monopoly over the diamond industry, De Beers, made it their mission to make diamonds universally synonymous with marriage.  A vastly successful ad campaign and a … Continue reading Alternative Stones

Stolen Diamonds: Reclaimed!

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All good things must come to an end.  That includes the dizzyingly euphoric and fancy free period when a purloined gemstone comes into one’s possession.  Due to inscriptions and intaglios of authenticity etched directly on to the facets of super valuable diamonds, it’s a lot harder than one would think to “move” them.  Unlike stolen … Continue reading Stolen Diamonds: Reclaimed!

Best Places to Propose, Locally

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When it comes to marriage proposals, there’s the good, the bad and the down right ugly.  Many a creative gentleman has engineered the perfect proposal, from the guy who essentially made a movie montage of him and his girlfriend’s entire past, to the chap who orchestrated a full on flash mob to help him pledge … Continue reading Best Places to Propose, Locally