Baseball Opening Day is Here!

Yep, you heard right. Baseball’s Opening Day is here… insert your groans or squeals of excitement here. Now, i’ll admit that i’m usually in the groaning category and that the only thing that has ever interested me in baseball is that it’s played on a diamond. But then I found out that the diamond was made of dirty and my attention waned a bit. Until that is, I stumbled upon this. A marriage between baseball and diamonds that is so wrong… it’s almost right.

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Spring into color!

Happy Tuesday everybody! As they say, whoever ‘they’ are, it’s all downhill from here! I like ‘they’, they’re always full of catch phrases and sage advice. Anyways, as I said Thursday, pollen season is in full swing in Georgia. If you live in a land without this environmental phenomenon, I’m more than a little jealous. So, in order to combat the pollen funk that so many of us are assuredly in today, I bring you the good things that pollen season, or Spring as it’s known to the rest of the world can bring. Things like COLOR. And as I was perusing the cases this morning, looking for the perfect inspiration, this piece stopped me in my tracks.

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Aquamarine: The March Birthstone that Brings All the Beauty of the Sea to Your Finger!

Well another month has come and gone. I don’t know why just losing one day can make a month seem so short. Any theories? I guess it’s just one of those universal truths, but the good news is that it’s March, the month of St. Paddy’s Day, March Madness, and the traditional March blizzard in GA (maybe). So I’d like to start this post by wishing all of you with March birthdays, a very Happy Birthday! And also, to tell you a little bit about your birthstone, the lovely Aquamarine. Continue reading

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Happy National Proposal Day and First Day of Spring!

Spring is in the air! All around me I can hear a symphony of hacking and wheezing. Hey, it’s the south and the pollen is bad, so bad. The entire world seems coated with a thick layer of greenish yellow dust. I however, am not allergic to pollen, YAY me! So that leaves me free to enjoy the flowers and the birds chirping and what’s that I hear? A proposal? Of course! It’s the first day of spring, but more importantly it’s National Proposal Day! And yes, just like Talk like a pirate day and Cupcake day, I did not make this up. Promise.

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St. Patrick’s Day Myths, Lore, and Jewelry!

It’s Monday, which is usually a fairly sad occasion, but there seems to be a strange sense of euphoria running through the office, because it’s St. Patrick’s Day! So we’re throwing on our party hats and green apparel to celebrate with all of you! And what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t first give you some historical knowledge to go with that green Guinness? So, let’s dispel a few myths, and revel in some lore, here we go! Continue reading

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Antique? Vintage? What exactly is in grandma’s jewelry box?

Have you ever looked at a piece of jewelry and puzzled over its label? Antique? Edwardian? Vintage? Estate? Wait, I thought that was just a fancy name for yard sale? Arts and Crafts, what is this, camp? Well thanks to this handy guide, you’ll never have to wonder again. Feel free to print it out and use it as a guide next time you’re at the antiques fair!  Continue reading

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Aquamarine’s 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 Aquamarine’s are after seawater and that they are related to Emerald? Well thanks to this infographic from the incredible people at GIA you will! Continue reading

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Oscar Withdrawal Anyone?

It’s only been a couple of days, but we’re knee deep in awards season withdrawal. Ellen was hilarious, Jennifer Lawrence wore a backlace and fell down… again, Bette Midler was divine as always, the dresses were beautiful, and the jewelry, oh the jewelry. There are no words to describe just how much we love watching millions of dollars in jewelry being paraded down the red carpet. We hear that there might have been some movie stars in attendance as well, but we can’t be too sure since once we get our fill of dresses and jewelry, well we just don’t have time to devote to looking at people from the neck up. Continue reading

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Let the Good Times Roll!

It’s Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, whatever you want to call it, it’s today. Wohooo! A day when you can eat, drink, and be merry all you want. And not only is merriment suggested, it’s actually a requirement. However, this is not a Mardi Gras parade, much as I wish it were, and I will not be throwing beads at you… because, let’s face it, you could be in Cleveland for all I know, and I can’t throw that far. What I can do though, is “throw” up some pictures of my favorite Mardi Gras colored jewelry. I’m talking purple, green, and gold! Ta da!

 

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The Oscar’s Recap 2014: What they wore!

The Oscars are over… *sniffle* But that just means that we get to bask in the glow of some serious jewelry! The saying is that when you feel great, you “feel like a million bucks” or if you’re some of our stars, a few million. With so many millions of dollars in jewels concentrated in one place you’d think that the Oscars would need to be sponsored by Brinks and the S.W.A.T team, but you never hear the headline “cat burglar strikes Academy Awards. But then again that’s probably because everyone would know immediately that Anne Hathaway was to blame. Catwoman reference anyone?  Continue reading

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