This is the story of Ed, a London native, who desperately wanted to propose to his girlfriend Alex. And he didn’t want to just propose… he wanted to PROPOSE. Now, a bit of backstory is required here in the fact that Alex, loves pugs. She doesn’t own a pug herself, but those adorable mugs pull on her heartstrings in a very special way. And can you blame her? Look at this face!
Have you ever wondered who exactly it is that’s been talking to you over the years? Ever laughed at a blog, Facebook post, or tweet and tried to imagine the person who put it there? Or have you been assuming that i’m a machine, or conglomeration of people in India who all magically have names like Trevor or Dave? Sorry, but neither of those are correct.
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 Rubies and Sapphires are both a member of the Corundum family of gemstones? Yep, Sapphires come in all colors except red. That’s because when a pink sapphire crosses into the red color category it’s called a Ruby! Well thanks to your friends at Union Diamond, and this infographic from the incredible people at GIA you will! Continue reading
Arrrr it be #TalkLikeAPirateDay and we’ve been taken over by some piratey speakin’ folk. Very sparkly… piratey speakin’ folk. So to celebrate, we’re going to be havin’ lots o’ piratey fun here on the blog. And we be startin’ win the traditional Jolly Roger which we thought be needin’ a bit o’ sprucing up. Ahhhhr, that be much better.
The iPhone 6 releases tomorrow morning bright and early! Are you ready? Record-breaking pre-orders have poured in and news outlets have been reporting lines already snaking around prominent apple flagship stores filled with people hopeful to get their hands on the new tech. It seems like it’s always like this with apple releases, a veritable free-for-all of orders, lines, and delays as demand far outstrips supply. Whoever is in charge of promoting scarcity based excitement at apple deserves a raise. But let’s look at things from a positive light. Let’s say, tomorrow you will be one of the lucky few holding aloft your new phablet. What are you going to do to protect it? Continue reading
It’s the biggest news, and possibly the start of the biggest craze, since the chihuaha… Paris Hilton is now the proud mommy to what is possibly the tiniest Pomeranian in the world. Weighing in at a whopping 10 oz this 4.5 month old stud has been appropriately named Mr. Amazing. *We wish we were kidding.*
As you may have noticed, September seems to have crept right up on us. And if your birthday falls in September, then your birthstone is the Sapphire! With that in mind, I decided to do a little post about sapphires and their history, just for you! Continue reading
As avid followers of this blog will know, we love pretty things. Anything that sparkles is just fine by us as evidenced on our social media accounts. And judging by the comments that we get, you love them too! YAY But one comment that we get time and time again is, “I wish I could afford something beautiful like that”, which is a total bummer. But then we realized… dun dun DUN Custom Design!
Let’s assume for a moment that you, like most of the world, have family members who have left you jewelry after their passing. And where is that jewelry? All together now… “In a drawer”.
Arrrrrrrrr, there be treasure in them thar hills… er water! At least I’m pretty sure that’s what pirate-type people say. That, and a lot of ‘ahoy mateys’, ‘yo ho a pirate’s life for me’, and ‘why is all the rum gone’. Yes, I imagine pirates as a radical cross between a Disney cartoon and Captain Jack Sparrow. Anyways, before I launched into what I’m sure was a super amusing tangent on pirates I meant to post a blog about what it is, besides rum that pirates love most, treasure. And not just any treasure, but x-marks the spot, worth many a gold doubloon treasure. *There are major bonus points for those of you who actually knew how to spell doubloon before reading this post, because I did not. Continue reading
Ever wonder how the star got into that sapphire or the rainbow into that opal? Dive into the world of phenomenal gems and find out how moonstone got it’s name, and so much more!