The World’s Most Expensive Christmas Tree

Christmas is just around the corner and cars all over America have been driving the highway heavily laden with Christmas trees. And my car was no different last weekend. Now when I say Christmas tree, I’m envisioning a fluffy fir tree trimmed with white lights and teal, green, and silver colored ornaments. Hey, so it’s not the traditional red and green, but I like to be a little different. Now, let’s pause for a moment on the words, a little, different. Because I found a tree that’s been making headlines this week due to it being decidedly more than, ‘a little’ different. Now by different I don’t mean that they’ve hung it upside down, or covered it in meat a la Lady Gaga… that would just be gross. This tree is different in the fact that it is made entirely, from its base to the star at its summit, out of pure gold. Continue reading

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A Golden Solution to the World’s Energy Crisis

The world is in the grip of a tremendous energy crisis. From petrol to your cellphone, power is in short supply. Yet we can’t seem to part with any of them. We can’t live without our SUVs or our iPhones. But how far would we be willing to go for our fix? What would you give to keep leveling up in Candy Crush? We know that you’ll spend hundreds, even thousands of dollars, but would you spend something a bit more personal? A bit more macabre? Israeli designer Naomi Kishner thinks we will. With her collection, aptly named Energy Addicts, Kishner probes the limits of our dependency on electricity.

 

Many say that they would rather give up their life than live without their smartphone or tablet. Well Kishner is ready to call you on that boast, in a big way. But she doesn’t want your body… she wants your blood.  Continue reading

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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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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.*

Betty's Tea Cup Yorkies

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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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Do you keep priceless heirlooms in your desk drawer?

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

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Gold and Diamonds, the untold story of the world cup.

The world cup is here, and the world is rabid with excitement. I personally may not understand why, never being a soccer fan myself (Sorry), but there has to be a reason for #worldcup and #becausefutbol trending for a month straight. 2 hours of research later, I still don’t get it (Sorry again), but what I do know now, is that this exists.

Shimansky Jewelers

Shimansky Jewelers

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Woman ties baby to dress, and other hilarious wedding fails.

We love wedding fails here at Union Diamond, who doesn’t right? But usually they’re along the lines of cakes toppling over or, the best man tripping and pulling down grandma’s skirt. This however, brings the wedding fail to a whole different level. Allow us to introduce the woman who tied her infant daughter to the train of her wedding gown and then proceeded to drag her down the aisle. Seriously. There are pictures….

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May the 4th be with you!

Ok, this may be the most geek/tastic post we’ve ever created, and you may be wondering what on earth all of this has to do with diamonds and jewelry, but just stick with us on this one oh ye blog reader of little faith. Because we’ve got Star Wars themed wedding ideas, Star Wars jewelry, and gilded Star Wars factoids enough to fill the Death Star! Get excited.

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