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
It is, without a doubt, my grandmother’s favorite part of any wedding, the cake. And I can’t really blame her. Whether it’s classic white layer cake, tasty cupcakes, or a delicious smorgasbord of pies, cookies, and pastries, it’s always the perfect sweet treat to end the night. However, this isn’t exactly the type of cake grandma had in mind.
It looks like a wedding cake. It has tiers, they’re colorful, and it even looks like it’s covered in fondant. But this wedding confection isn’t a confection at all. In fact, it’s not even sweet. Why? Continue reading
Now, this may shock you… but here’s a secret. We love proposals. But not just the, ooh a cute proposal story, how sweet, sort of love. A proposal site-stalking, viral video-watching, card carrying member of the obsessed proposal lovers fan group type of love. Which is why we were so excited to hear that The Ultimate Proposal Contest was coming back for another year! So of course we’ve spent an hour… or two… ok maybe ten, oohing and awwwwing over all of the incredible stories. The romance, the tears, the joy… it gets us every time!
So, enter Derrick, a customer of ours who shared his story with the contest. We’ll let him take it from here…. Continue reading
I hope that everyone enjoyed their day off last week, or if you’re not living in the US, your Friday. I thought I’d stay on a patriotic trend today with this post about a very large golden eagle. If you have a thing against birds, I would steer clear of this post, and Atlanta for that matter because until recently we were home to, well not only three bird themed sports teams, but we tend to have a few of them flying around wherever you go. If you have nightmares that resemble Hitchcock’s “The Birds” I would, 1, seek psychiatric help, 2 never leave my house, and 3 possibly move to a country that doesn’t have a very large and ferocious bird as its mascot. Now, everyone knows that the Bald Eagle is our National Symbol, but if Ben Franklin had gotten a larger say, we would be using coins with a slightly more cumbersome bird on the back. Continue reading
Happy 4th of July everyone! We hope that you’re all busy enjoying a day off full of fun, sun, and all of the hamburgers and hotdogs you can eat! We kicked off our celebrations earlier this week by posting our favorite Red, White, and Blue jewels on social media. And now that the big day has finally arrived, here’s a roundup of our very favorites!
The 4th of July is just days away and we’ve got fireworks on the brain. Bad. So with that in mind we thought that it would be fun to do a fireworks blog post. Unfortunately, we’re not great with the science of pyrotechnics so pretty much this blog would consist of the instructions. 1. Light fuse 2. Run like hell 3. Enjoy the show. So we thought some more, and came up with a safer, saner, and just as beautiful option. Enter, the sparkler.
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For thousands of years, pearls have been sought after for their beauty and lustrous looks. Some were so breathtaking that they made the history books as legendary as they’re owners. The 203.84 grain, pear-shaped La Peregrina is just one such pearl. An African slave on the isle of Santa Margarita earned his freedom when he discovered the pearl in the mid 16th century. At the time of its discovery La Peregrina was the largest pearl ever found and weighed 223.8 grains, or around 55.95 carats, it was drilled in 1913 to more securely keep it in its setting, reducing it to its current size. To this day La Peregrina is one of the largest perfectly symmetrical pear-shaped pearls in the world. Continue reading
You know those random bits and pieces of jewelry that you keep stashed around your house? Most of its costume jewelry given to you by a batty aunt and you keep it because she loved it, but you would never really wear it. So there it sits, hidden away in a drawer for 35 years until the day when you realize that it’s actually worth something, hundreds of thousands of somethings. Continue reading
We’ve all been there, either you’ve tried on a ring that went on fine and then BAM, not fine, or perhaps you’re victim to the dreaded afternoon finger swell. Or maybe you’ve had the misfortune to jam or bash your finger into something. Regardless of the circumstances, that ring is STUCK. So how, other than a very expensive and embarrassing trip to the ER, are you going to get it off? Well lucky for you, you’ve found this blog and we’re here to help with some time honored and road tested solutions, none of which involve spit, we promise.