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Advantages Of Moissanite Engagement Rings Over Traditional Diamond Rings

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Advantages Of Moissanite Engagement Rings Over Traditional Diamond Rings

Moissanite rings are becoming incredibly popular. It’s easy to see why: not only are they extremely attractive, they’re also far more affordable than diamonds. Though diamonds may be more traditional than moissanite, there are many selling points for this unique gem. Moissanite Is a Fraction of the Cost of a Diamond A moissanite gem of similar quality to a diamond will be a fraction of the price. Diamonds are incredibly expensive, and much of the cost of an engagement stone is due to its perceived value. Diamond engagement rings plummet in price after purchase; their resale value is very limited because their cost is tied up in the actual engagement. Moissanite will retain its price better even though it may cost less. Moissanite Doesn’t Have the Same Moral Baggage Today, diamonds are very closely associated with moral and sociological issues. “Blood diamonds” are so named because they are mined in war-torn or dangerous countries, often by children. There are many slaves and indentured workers who have been forced to mine for diamonds due to their perceived value, and many of these individuals are injured and killed in the pursuit of these gems. Moissanite is lab created and doesn’t have this moral baggage. Moissanite Doesn’t Adversely Effect the Environment Diamond mining can cause considerable harm to the environment in addition to the human cost outlined above. Mining is often done without regard to the surrounding environment, which can lead to damage in areas that would otherwise be untouched. As a lab-created gem, moissanite is far more sustainable than diamonds.  Moissanite Has Superior Fire and Clarity Moissanite has a better refractory index than diamond, which is often known as its “fire” or its shine. This means that moissanite rings will actually be shinier and more sparkly than a more traditional diamond engagement ring. Moissanite also tends to have better clarity than natural diamonds because lab-created moissanite is strictly controlled. This is especially true when moissanite is compared to diamonds of similar cost (because low-quality diamonds cost much less). Moissanite is an excellent choice for an engagement ring. Not only is it durable, but it is an attractive option. Many individuals cannot distinguish moissanite from diamonds, and moissanite can appropriately mimic characteristics of upper-end diamonds at a very low price. Moissanite is also becoming steadily more popular and more available as the market is slowly shifting away from diamonds. For moissanite engagement rings, contact a company such as Vancouver...

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Choosing The Right Diamond For Your Custom Made Engagement Ring

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Choosing The Right Diamond For Your Custom Made Engagement Ring

Are you planning to ask your loved one to marry you and you want an engagement ring that is made just for them? Having a custom ring made adds to the romantic gesture of a marriage proposal. It tells your significant other that you love them in a way that is uniquely special. When designing your custom engagement ring, you will want to be sure that you choose the perfect diamond. To help you become familiar with popular diamond cuts, here’s an overview: Round If you are looking for a classic diamond cut, round may be the one for you. This traditional cut shows off the diamond’s radiance. The round cut allows the detail of the diamond to shine. This cut is perfect for someone who stands out in a crowd! Princess The princess cut is preceded in popularity only by the round cut. This cut has four 90 degree angles that give the diamond a square or slightly rectangular face. This brilliant cut must be set using prongs to protect its corners. It is versatile in that it works well in many different settings. If you are proposing to someone that is brilliant and shines like fireworks lighting up the sky, the princess cut may be the one for you. Emerald The emerald cut is a clean rectangular cut of diamond. The top of the diamond is flat and gives a hall-of-mirrors effect. Originally used for cutting emeralds, what is referred to as a step-cut is used to create this elegant look. Someone who prefers simple elegance to glitter may be best suited for this cut of diamond in their engagement ring. Asscher Similar to the emerald cut in that it is done in steps, the Asscher cut diamond is square and has larger step facets than the emerald cut, creating a high crown and smaller table or top. The corners of the diamond are cropped, giving this cut a bit of an octagonal shape. Simple brilliance can be used to describe the Asscher cut. Someone who prefers to be comfy and casual may be the perfect candidate for an engagement ring with this diamond. Heart A heart shaped diamond engagement ring speaks of undeniable love. Heart shaped diamonds are brilliant and beautiful. In this cut of diamond, it’s important that both halves of the diamond be the same. The symmetry is what gives them their brilliance. Anyone would be thrilled to have a heart shaped diamond in their engagement ring. It shows the world how much they are loved. As you can see, there are a number of choices when it comes to selecting the right diamond for your custom made engagement ring. You will have fun working with your jeweller while you decide what will best suit your loved one for this very special occasion. For more ideas, contact  a local jewellery store like Laura Tedesco Jewellery...

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How To Get Water Out Of Your Dive Watch

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Get Water Out Of Your Dive Watch

Although dive watches are designed to be waterproof, they are not resistant to wear and tear which can compromise their waterproof abilities. Here are a few things you can do if water gets inside of your waterproof dive watch. Sunlight & Towel Method If there is just a little bit of water inside of your dive watch, this method may work. It is really easy to do and will not harm your watch in any way. All you need to do is find a safe place where you can set your watch out in the sunshine. This method will not work well on a cold or cloudy day. Set your watch in the sunshine and place a towel under the watch, preferable one that is highly absorbent such as a micro fiber cloth. The cloth will absorb any moisture that is evaporated or drains out of the watch as it sits in the sun. The sunshine will help evaporate the water inside of your watch. Rice Bowl Method Although this trick is often used on cell phones, it can also potentially work with your dive watch. You will need a bowl full of uncooked, dry rice. Put some rice in a bowl, then place your watch inside of the bowl, and pour additional rice on top of your dive watch. Let your watch sit inside of the rice bowl for a day or two, preferable in a warm room. The warmth of the room should draw out the water from your dive watch, and the rice will absorb the water. If you have the right tools, you can even take off the face or back of your watch and place it in the rice bowl. The rice should absorb any water that is inside of your dive watch. Once all the water is gone, you can reattach the face or back of your watch. Hair Dryer Method Finally, you can use a hair dryer to remove the water from your watch. You are not going to want to get your watch too warm; if you heat it up too much you could risk melting the components inside of your watch. Set the hair dryer to the low or room temperature setting, and keep it a few inches away from your watch while pointing the dryer at the face of your watch. The hair dryer should help push the water out of your dive watch. Try one or more of the methods above if you ever get water inside of your dive watch. If these at-home methods do not work, take your watch into your local jewelry store, such as Imperial Fine Jewellers Ltd jeweller, and see if they can remove the water and restore the waterproof functionality of your watch that may have become compromised due to normal wear and...

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3 Ways To Afford Your Next Vacation

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Ways To Afford Your Next Vacation

You want to go on vacation in the next year, but you don’t have the money–so, what do you do? Luckily, there are several options that can help you cut costs on your next vacation. By taking some initiative, you will be able to get the money you need; it will just require some planning and time. Sell Your Old Jewelry You first option for coming up with some of the money is to sell your unwanted jewelry. Businesses that buy jewelry are looking for a few key aspects such as metal type, purity, and weight. The material type is the most influencing factor for how much the jewelry buyer will offer for each piece. Gold for example will earn you more than sterling silver, but the jewelry buyer will offer you more for platinum pieces. Jewelry buyers also look at the purity to help them calculate the value of your jewelry. The purity is the number of karats of gold or the amount of silver used when the item was created. Lastly, the weight of the piece also factors into the amount, because heavier pieces equal more gold and silver. This amount can be useful to some businesses if they fabricate new pieces using the metal they purchase from customers. If you sell your old jewelry, or want to see how much it is worth, talk with Highglow Jewellers Ltd. Use a Coin Jar Another way to save up some money is to create a dedicated coin jar. For a long-term goal, you can easily save up a few hundred dollars, which can always help offset the cost of your vacation. You may not even realize how much change you actually collect each week or month of the year. At the end of every day, you want to place all of the loose change from your pockets or change purse into the jar. One important aspect to remember is to use a clear container for the jar. A clear jar allows you to see the change building up and this aspect can give you the motivation you need to keep collecting your loose change. Pay Yourself First Even if you use the other methods for obtaining your vacation money, you also want to utilize one more option. Paying yourself first gets you into the habit of saving money that you can use for more than just your vacation. The idea is to treat yourself as a bill, which means you put money into a dedicated account as if you were paying a bill. If money is tight, you can always start by paying yourself 1 percent, which is only one penny for every dollar you make. As time goes on, you can increase this amount to 3 percent or higher. When saving up for your next vacation, it is generally a good idea to use several methods for obtaining the money you need. Using these methods will take some time and dedication, but it is worth it when you really want to take a...

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