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!
That’s right, we’re giving away a stunning black and white diamond pendant!
We’re four days into August and loving every minute of it, and that’s partly due to the beauty of August’s birthstone, Peridot. We’re so in love with the beautiful green shades of Peridot that are so reminiscent of a warm summer meadow. But don’t just take my word for it, take a look at some stunning examples from our Pinterest Boards and see for yourself!
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