Leap Year Rewind: Will You Marry Me Fred?

Ok, so this year wasn’t a leap year… and while we’re happy to keep the year one day shorter, we do miss Leap Day and all of its shenanigans. Because on what other day does the world spin backwards, the IRS disband, the grass turn blue, and women ask their men to marry them. Ok, so maybe that never happens, I wish some of it would though, blue grass and no taxes? Wohoo! But wait, one of those was true. On Leap Day, chance favors the bold when women get down on one knee instead. So let’s journey back and get a look at just where that tradition came from and why it’s so great that it should be celebrated every year, February 29th or not! *Cue the rewind music! Continue reading

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The Oscars are Coming, a very blingy preview!

Awards season has its arguably most exciting night coming up soon, and I for sure will be glued to my TV. Well not literally, but I’ll be watching intently, especially the red carpet portion. Oscar night is THE night for ogling beautiful jewels. And what a show it will be as literally thousands of carats and millions of dollars will be strutted down that famous carpet. So, in order to pump myself and all of you up for this bling-tastic occasion, I thought it would be fun to take a bit of a trip down memory lane at a few pieces that have stood out over the years. Continue reading

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The World’s Most Expensive T-Shirt

Let’s say I’ve won the lottery. WOHOOO! Now comes the fun part. What would I spend my millions on. Herein lies the problem. After you’ve bought the standard mansion, Ferrari, huge diamonds etc. there’s still going to be tons of money left over. (I’ve obviously won a very big lottery.)So what do I do with those extra millions? Well as we’ve learned, I love diamonds, but I assume that I will have bought enough to bedeck my wrists, neck, ears, and every one of my ten fingers, so what else is there? Well I’ll tell you. It’s something magical that creates the perfect solution to having more diamonds than you have fingers. Put them on your clothes! And not just any article of clothing, a t-shirt.

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The First Look: Why you shouldn’t wait until the altar to see your groom.

Everyone loves weddings, that is until they’re actually invited to one. Then the complaints start rolling in. I have to buy a gift, and a dress, and the ceremony was so LONG, and there wasn’t enough food or booze, etc. Let’s face it, weddings are a huge hassle. So why, I wondered, do people still love weddings and continue to RSVP yes? Continue reading

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Amethysts at a Glance

We’re big fans of infographics here at Union Diamond. And why wouldn’t we be. They help turn the scary world of diamonds and jewelry into something easy to understand and fun to learn about. For example. Did you know that Amethysts are great for nearly any type of jewelry and that they are cost effective even at large sizes? Well thanks to this infographic from the incredible people at GIA you will! Continue reading

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