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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Say cheese?

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.

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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

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A Postcard Proposal

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

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This eagle is a golden symbol of hope.

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

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