Pinterest and a Crystal Pumpkin!

Since the advent of Pinterest, women, and I’m sure a bunch of men, have been obsessed with two things, tasty recipes… and crafts. And since it’s Halloween, I thought some fun spook-induced craftiness was in order. I found this photo just after Halloween last year, so it’s been patiently waiting for Halloween to roll back again. Now I’ll just let you know in advance, I’m quite crafty, but also quite clutzy, so if I could pull this off anyone can. So here are your step-by-step instructions to creating your very own blingtastic spider web pumpkin.

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A Pugtastic Proposal!

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!

Betsy Marzahn-Ramos

Betsy Marzahn-Ramos

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Diamonds… and Spiderman

Since Halloween is just around the corner I thought we could have some fun reliving our spookiest blog posts, like this one, featuring a giant spider. *Cue the rewind music!

 

I was recently informed that Spiderman 3 was hitting theaters and that we were going at midnight. Ummmm, ok? I’ve never been one for superhero movies, although the most recent Avengers movie was actually pretty good, so I viewed this late night movie experience with a moderate amount of grumbling. However, I recently found out about a dress that might change my view of the whole Spiderman franchise. Continue reading

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It be Talk Like a Pirate Day! ARRRRR

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.

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The iPhone 6 is coming… are you ready?

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

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Paris Hilton Just Bought the World’s Tiniest Pomeranian…

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.*

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Arrrrrrr! Who’s Up For Some Treasure?

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

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Rubies 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 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

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