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14 03, 2014

Hiking Trail Proposal

March 14th, 2014|0 Comments

Work with friends to surprise her with little romantic moments along a favorite hiking trail, ending at a picnic with food favorites...

13 03, 2014

$1,000,000 Reward for Stolen Swiss Diamond

March 13th, 2014|0 Comments

A $1 MILLION dollar reward has been offered to anyone who can report the location of a 17.48 carat diamond stolen from it's owner in Switzerland. They suspect it has already been sold to a new buyer, so they will also pay whatever the current owner may have paid for it, plus the reward, to have it back.

13 03, 2014

Prices Soar as Supply Goes Down

March 13th, 2014|0 Comments

[Editor’s Note :: This article is for dealers attending the Tucson show, but it gives consumers a good idea of how things are going, and prices are rocketing this year, for some time now.]

February’s annual Arizona gathering of the world’s gem dealers, rock hounds, crystal sages, and purveyors of gems and minerals kicks off at the beginning of the month.

Prices are going up as mining declines and supply goes down, and fine goods get harder to find. As stock gets harder to replace, prices soar.

Besides the big story on ever-increasing gem prices, expect to encounter the same gemstone treatments that […]

13 03, 2014

Rio Tinto Mining Paints Rosy Future

March 13th, 2014|0 Comments

The world’s second-largest miner, Rio Tinto announced its first rough diamond tender for 2014, which consists of 124 lots of the special gems including a range of rare natural pink precious rocks from its Argyle mine in Western Australia.

According to Patrick Coppens, general manager of sales for Rio Tinto Diamonds, the global demand for precious stones continues to be strong.

Experts predict that rough diamond production will grow at an average annual rate of 4.8% from now until 2018, reaching a peak level of 169 million carats and a production value of $19.6 billion.

By 2019, however, the report authors expect average […]

13 03, 2014

Exit Interview With Ex-Special Advisor on Conflict Diamonds

March 13th, 2014|0 Comments

Brad Brooks-Rubin has led the US State Department’s conflict diamond desk for 4 and 1/2 years, and is moving on. He recently talked with JCK magazine about the controversies during his tenure, what he has learned, and the plusses and minuses of the KP. Here is the interview.

It sheds a light on the strengths and weaknesses of the Kimberley Process, and show how hard it is to make this a perfect protection against the flow of conflict diamonds into the market. It also shows the efforts that are engaged in doing their best.

Here is the article about :: Exit […]

Mystery Shopper: Asking About Conflict Diamonds

March 13th, 2014|0 Comments

Last week, JCK posted an article where their writers mystery shopped five jewelers. Rob Bates, Senior Editor, went to the Tiffany flagship store in midtown Manhattan. During his discussion with three of the Tiffany staff members, he asked about conflict diamonds, and got three different answers.

5 03, 2014

Fashion at the Academy Awards

March 5th, 2014|0 Comments

On Sunday March 2nd, at the 86th annual Academy Awards, a lot of strong fashion placements on the nominees, winners, and presenters will influence the fashion trends we see in jewelers stores, and on the streets every day. Here is a huge list of who wore what on the Red Carpet...

26 02, 2014

Engagement Rings of the Rich and Famous

February 26th, 2014|0 Comments

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and celebrities are America’s favorite past time what do you get when you put the two together? The answer is simple. A media frenzy ...

23 02, 2014

Magician Proposal Idea

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Hire a talented local magician, and have him pick "her card" as the "will you marry me" card instead...

14 02, 2014

Skywrite Your Proposal

February 14th, 2014|Comments Off on Skywrite Your Proposal

Have a plane sky-write your proposal. Other versions use billboards, radio ads, etc. This has been done before, but it is still dramatic, romantic, and amazing.

13 02, 2014

Photoshop a Ring On Her Hand

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Take a professional portrait photo, with her hand against her cheek. Photoshop a ring on her hand. Make it the last photo in a photo album of yoru special moments together, and share the album together. GREAT IF SHE LIKES :: reviewing photos in an album, quiet romantic evenings.

13 02, 2014

William Shakespeare – Sonnet 40

February 13th, 2014|0 Comments

Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all: What hast thou then more than thou hadst before? ...

13 02, 2014

William Shakespeare – Sonnet 65

February 13th, 2014|0 Comments

... Shall time’s best jewel from time’s chest lie hid? Or what strong hand can hold his swift foot back? Or who his spoil of beauty can forbid? O, none, unless this miracle have might, That in black ink my love may still shine bright.

13 02, 2014

Ben Jonson – Song to Celia

February 13th, 2014|0 Comments

... Suns that set may rise again; But if once we lose this light, ’Tis with us perpetual night. Why should we defer our joys? ...

13 02, 2014

Sara Teasdale – I Am Not Yours

February 13th, 2014|0 Comments

I am not yours, not lost in you, Not lost, although I long to be Lost as a candle lit at noon, Lost as a snowflake in the sea. ...

12 02, 2014

Pablo Neruda – Carnal Apple

February 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Carnal apple, Woman filled, burning moon, dark smell of seaweed, crush of mud and light, what secret knowledge is clasped between your pillars?

12 02, 2014

e. e. cummings – i carry your heart with me

February 12th, 2014|0 Comments

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it ...

12 02, 2014

Pablo Neruda – I Do Not Love You

February 12th, 2014|0 Comments

I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire.

12 02, 2014

Ella Wilcox – Love’s Language

February 12th, 2014|0 Comments

How does Love speak? In the faint flush upon the telltale cheek, And in the pallor that succeeds it ...

4 02, 2014

Kahlil Gibran – Who Among You

February 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Who among you would not wake from the sleep of life if love were to brush your spirit with its fingertips? ...

4 02, 2014

Rumi – Someone Digging in the Ground

February 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Moments like this are very, very rare. ...

4 02, 2014

Lancelot – A Joy and Wonder Never Told

February 4th, 2014|0 Comments

... they experienced a joy and wonder the equal of which has never been known or heard of. ...

4 02, 2014

May I Learn to Articulate

February 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Oh that I may learn to articulate that which I feel in my heart and share it with you." ...

3 02, 2014

Love is Everywhere

February 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Is it really so, that the one I love is everywhere?"

3 02, 2014

Hensley – Like the Sky Loves Stars

February 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Like the Sky Loves Stars

3 02, 2014

Browning – How Do I Love Thee?

February 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. ...

1 02, 2014

Rumi – Born of Love

February 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Who is alive? I ask. Those who are born of love. ...

1 02, 2014

Rumi – Moments Like This

February 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Moments like this are very, very rare. ...

1 02, 2014

Rumi – The Freshness

February 1st, 2014|0 Comments

You enter suddenly, and I am nowhere again. Inside the majesty. ...

1 02, 2014

Rumi – Let the Lover Be

February 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy ...

1 02, 2014

Rumi – A Smile and A Gentleness

February 1st, 2014|0 Comments

There is a smile and gentleness inside. ... I am inside all of this with my soul. ...

1 02, 2014

Rumi – Where No Wall Remains

February 1st, 2014|0 Comments

How can there be a window where no wall remains? ...

1 02, 2014

Rumi – All Eyes

February 1st, 2014|0 Comments

My face became all eyes, and my eyes all hands. ...

1 02, 2014

Rumi – My First Love Story

February 1st, 2014|0 Comments

The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you ...

1 02, 2014

Rumi – Two Insomnias

February 1st, 2014|0 Comments

When I am with you, we stay up all night, When you're not here, I can't get to sleep....

1 02, 2014

Rumi – Love is From the Infinite

February 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Love is from the infinite, and will remain until eternity...

1 02, 2014

Rumi – Your Love Lifts My Soul

February 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Your love lifts my soul from the body to the sky And you lift me up out of the two worlds....

1 02, 2014

Rumi – Some Kiss We Want

February 1st, 2014|Comments Off on Rumi – Some Kiss We Want

There is some kiss we want with our whole lives, the touch of spirit on the body. ...

1 02, 2014

Shakespeare – Love’s Not Time’s Fool

February 1st, 2014|Comments Off on Shakespeare – Love’s Not Time’s Fool

love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, but bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved. ...

30 01, 2014

Formal Romantic Dinner at Home

January 30th, 2014|Comments Off on Formal Romantic Dinner at Home

Dress up as a butler or matre di to serve her favorite meal for a quiet romantic dinner at home. GREAT IF SHE LIKES :: quiet romantic evenings, candlelight, flowers, being treated like a queen

28 01, 2014

Potent

January 28th, 2014|0 Comments

“What force is more potent than love?”

— Igor Stravinsky

28 01, 2014

Disraeli Quote – Born for Love

January 28th, 2014|0 Comments

"We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end." -- Benjamin Disraeli

28 01, 2014

Gandhi Quote – Truth and Love

January 28th, 2014|0 Comments

“There only is life where there is love. Life without love is death. Love is the reverse of the coin of which the obverse is truth. It is my faith that we can conquer the whole world by truth and love.”

— Mahatma Gandhi

 

24 01, 2014

GIA Develops Synthetic Diamond Detector

January 24th, 2014|0 Comments

GIA has developed a much-needed machine to help detect if a diamond is natural, or possibly lab grown or treated. With the increase in synthetic (man-made, lab-grown) diamonds in the market place, some of which are going unidentified, this is good news.

The instrument is called DiamondCheck, and uses stereoscopy in combination with recently developed GIA software that interprets the data. So when a stone is put into the machine, it will tell the user one of three results

  1. “natural and untreated”
  2. “not diamond”
  3. “further testing [is] needed to determine treatment or synthesis”

Unfortunately, GIA also makes it clear that this is not the long-sought-after […]

20 11, 2013

Jeweler Gets Exposure in “Hunger Games” Movie

November 20th, 2013|Comments Off on Jeweler Gets Exposure in “Hunger Games” Movie

Designer Claudio Pino Catches Fire With ‘Hunger Games’ Jewelry

If you ask us, the Hunger Games films are as much about style as story. So when The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters on Nov. 22, we’ll be obsessing over Trish Summerville’s amazingly detailed costume design—including, of course, the jewelry. Those oh-so-trendy pinky rings brandished by Stanley Tucci’s slick, purple-haired TV host, Caesar Flickerman? They were created by Claudio Pino, a specialist in sculptural, dynamic ring designs.

See the full article at JCK Online :: Designer Claudio Pino Catches Fire With ‘Hunger Games’ Jewelry

MY COMMENTS ::

This […]

20 11, 2013

Bold Jewelry Heist in Irving, CA

November 20th, 2013|Comments Off on Bold Jewelry Heist in Irving, CA

Masked thieves in black layers held up a jewelry boutique in Irving, CA, in full view of cameras.

According to JCK magazine, on Nov. 17, seven armed robbers walked into an Irving, Calif., jewelry boutique with guns drawn—in full view of security cameras. They acted so quickly, that police are having trouble identifying their ethnicity and gender from the video recordings.

Read more in the article at JCK :: Bold Jewelry Heist

MY COMMENTS ::

This always scares jewelers. Just by offering and displaying expensive gems and jewelry, we tend to attract people wanting a quick buck. And the ones […]

9 11, 2013

Knight in Shining Armor

November 9th, 2013|Comments Off on Knight in Shining Armor

Ride up as a knight or a prince on horseback, and propose at a park to the queen of your heart. GREAT IF SHE LIKES :: horses, knights, princes, kings, buccaneers, etc.

8 11, 2013

$5 Million Stolen from Atlanta Jeweler

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On Nov. 7, 2013 three suspects robbed Atlanta fine jewelry store Elif Fine Jewelry by gunpoint.

According to regional news website Atlanta INtown, the suspects wore masks and gloves and entered the shop at 10:50 a.m. with guns in hand. They forced the store’s two employees to lie on the floor while they smashed display cases with a hammer, bagging what’s been estimated to be around $5 million in merchandise—including engagement rings and watches.

Additional reports say the robbers appeared to bypass the store’s magnetic doors. Michael Briant of security consulting firm Skydas Group International says he sees three possible scenarios for […]

25 10, 2013

Company Announces Synthetic Pink Diamonds

October 25th, 2013|Comments Off on Company Announces Synthetic Pink Diamonds

According to Senior Editor Rob Bates of JCK Magazine, Gemesis Diamond Co., a leading maker of man-made diamonds (also known as lab-grown or Synthetic Diamond), announced recently they are offering fancy pink diamonds on its website for the first time.

18 09, 2013

Auctioning Kim Kardashian’s 20 Carat Engagement Ring

September 18th, 2013|0 Comments

The 20 ct. t.w. diamond engagement ring that Kris Humphries gave to Kim Kardashian reportedly is being auctioned by Christie’s New York on Oct. 15, 2013.