A Puppy and a Proposal!

We love proposal stories here at Union Diamond, especially if they’re as cute as the one we received this morning from a happy customer named Andy. He had met his fiance-to-be seven years ago in a college neuroanatomy lab and even though life took them in separate directions, he never forgot the “radiant beauty of a stunning young lady named Katie”. Over the years, they managed to never quite lose sight of one another, and finally they decided to really make a go of it. Andy moved halfway across the country, leaving a paid job to begin a new life, with Katie. Just over a year later, and he was ready to take the next big step, and ask Katie to be his wife. Continue reading

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Now that’s a lot of carrot weight!

There are very few pieces of jewelry as symbolic as a wedding ring. And for Swedish wife Lena, it was even more so as she had designed the ring herself. So she was understandably devastated when it went missing during a holiday baking session in 1995. Lena and her husband Ola went on a frantic search for the missing ring, checking behind the appliances and even under the floorboards when they renovated the kitchen a few years later. But the ring was nowhere to be found. Continue reading

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Sofia Vergara is engaged! Well, maybe.

So which is it? Are they engaged or aren’t they? Vergara certainly was snapped in Mexico wearing quite a sizeable sparkler. Well, according to the all knowing Eonline, on again, off again boyfriend Nick Loeb did get down on one knee and propose. It’s just that Vergara didn’t exactly say yes. Although if the ring pics are to be believed, she certainly didn’t say no. Continue reading

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Year of the Dragon

I don’t know about you guys, but I just can’t get enough of outrageously expensive jewels, especially when they’re a bit strange. Such is the case with the subject of today’s post, a dragon, with a problem. But more on that in a bit, as you all know this year is the Year of the Dragon according to the Chinese calendar, the water dragon to be precise. People born during the year of the dragon share certain personality traits and are seen to be innovative, enterprising, flexible, self-assured, brave, passionate, conceited, tactless, scrutinizing, unanticipated, and quick-tempered. Wow, it seemed to be going well for the dragon people until we hit conceited, then it seems like it was all downhill from there.Although if your child happens to be born this year, take heart, because the water portion of this dragon year will help your kid out by contributing a calming effect which will allow your child to center him or herself and use their dragon personalities to their advantage. Oh, and in case you’re already shopping for your favorite dragon baby’s birthday, here are a few suggestions I found online, a copy of the I Ching, a mirror, and a mobile phone. Ummmm, I don’t care how old you are, or what your personality is, that’s a strange list of gifts. And just in case you’re all wondering, I was born in the Year of the Tiger, I’m supposed to be a writer (check), love diamonds (check), and receive extreme sport lessons (ok, who wants to pay for my base jumping lessons?). Continue reading

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A little help for the guys!

We may have mentioned once or twice how we love proposals, and we show it, by occasionally showcasing really great ones that we find on the web or that we get from you guys. But we thought that today, we’d give all of you guys who are still unsure of how to pop the question, a little help. You know your girl, inside and out and you’ve chosen an engagement ring that fits her style and personality, and then what; you hit a brick wall that I’m going to affectionately term, proposal block. Sure, there are countless websites with proposal ideas, heck we’ve even featured quite a few of them ourselves, but it’s still a nerve wracking decision as you want everything to be perfect. So, how about this, look at the ring that you’ve chosen, it’s perfect right? Well look a little closer, because that ring is the key to the proposal of her, and your, dreams. Ok, so the perfect proposal idea isn’t etched into the ring, but they style of ring can give you the best clues as to what kind of proposal she would like best. Continue reading

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Finally a vacuum worthy of Beyoncé.

I was cleaning my house yesterday, pause for applause, and as I got out my trusty Hoover I thought to myself; “Wouldn’t it be great if this vacuum was plated with 24 karat gold”? I then told myself that I was stupid and should shut up. I mean, what idea could be more foolish than to gold plate the one item in my house that routinely sucks down both kitty litter spills and fur. OMG the fur. I’d like to think that my house contains more of it than the average home. I have a large dog, and for those of you who think their lab is large, um, try having a Mastiff sprawling all over the place leaving tumbleweeds of fluff. And then there’s the cat, a mountain lion sized creature who doesn’t really help in the fur department. So a trusty vacuum is a must, but a gold plated vacuum, well there’s no way THAT would ever happen. Continue reading

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