Alright, hands up everyone that has bought a lottery ticket for tonight! I’m thinking that pretty much everyone has their hands up, because who wouldn’t pay a couple of bucks to have a chance at winning hundreds of millions of dollars. I mean, think of what you could do with that money, or more specifically, what you could buy with that money. This morning all of us at the office were tossing out ideas for what we would do if we won the lottery and the answers ranged from sleeping for a month, to buying an island, to buying out a jewelry store. I’ll just let you guess which one was mine. Continue reading
Temporary Tattoos, we’ve all had them, and probably have fond memories of buying them out of vending machines or receiving them as a price in our cereal or whatnot. We probably do NOT have fond memories of scrubbing them off afterwards, but regardless, temporary tattoos ranked right up there with ice cream sandwiches in most of our childhood memories. They were totally cool, and the closest thing a 7 year old could get to a real tat. I know that I certainly loved them a whole lot and had a stack carefully stored in a drawer in my bedroom where they would patiently wait for summer vacation to start. (I went to a very strict Catholic School) Continue reading
We’d like to start out this blog with an apology to our male readers out there. We’re always talking about jewelry for the ladies and engagement rings for the ladies, but what about you, the men? Recent studies have shown that 17% of you would wear what is now being termed as a ‘man-gagement’ ring. And I’m sure that number would be a whole lot higher if a larger portion of the male population had either a, heard of the concept, or b, knew what the heck a man-gagement ring even was. Continue reading
Have you ever been kept up at night wondering exactly how the GIA comes up with the grade given to each diamond? No? Just me then, ok. Well if any of you out there are as diamond crazed as I am, or hey, even if you don’t really care all that much about diamonds but want to know what the heck a VVS1 clarity grade means, this new app is for you. Continue reading
For centuries, gold has been seen as a status symbol. And today is no different. The world’s financial elite have long felt the need to do strange things with gold, just to show that they can. These uses can run from the ordinary uses as a garnish on Serendipity’s famous sundae, to sparkling ‘grillz’ on famous rappers, and everyone remembers Donald Trump’s golden toilet. But now there is a golden opportunity that even us regular people can enjoy, a gold facial. Continue reading
If you love the sparkle and brilliance of a diamond, and are dazzled by the alluring hues of colored gemstones like rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, then maybe it’s time for you to consider a growing trend in the world of jewelry – colored diamonds. Continue reading
Since it’s Friday, YAY, I thought that we could liven things up a bit with a game. Because everyone loves a good game right? Ok, so here’s the deal. I’m going to show you a picture, and I want you to guess what the color is on the scale from D to Z. You can guess out loud, as I obviously can’t hear you, but if you and a friend are in the same room you may want to write your guess down on a slip of paper. Then, whoever is the closest gets bragging rights, or a cookie; however it is you like to do things wherever you are. Ok, so here’s the picture. The diamond is 1.24 carats, VS1 in clarity and GIA graded Triple Excellent.
So let’s continue this rewind with the post about the ring! Seriously, how hard would it be for celebrities to cooperate and give us studio quality pictures and detailed stats? *Cue the rewind music!*
Well it’s official. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are engaged. Ok, I know that we discussed this months ago when Justin was outed by his dear old granny, but I don’t consider any engagement official until it either A. coincides with a status update on Facebook, or B. I see the ring! And for a long time, there was no ring in sight, much to my dismay because I love celebrity engagement rings. But I am dismayed no more since photos recently surfaced of the happy couple out on the town with friends and on Jessica’s finger was a breathtaking ring. My first thought was ‘oooooooooooh’ but that was quickly cast aside when I started questioning her sanity. “What kind of crazy person has a ring like that and doesn’t wear it”?! Trust me, if that were my ring, I would have pictures of that sucker on Facebook, TMZ, heck, even a couple of billboards, but then again, I’m subtle like that.