It’s almost summertime – and that means that not only will it be hot, it’s also sticky, muggy and it’s hard to do anything except lay on the beach or by the pool. However, if you are planning a wedding, it is important that you kick yourself into action, because there is a lot to organize and plan. If you are planning a summer wedding, there are a few things you want to keep in mind, because there is a good chance that you’ve heard some misleading information about summer weddings. Here are a few common summer wedding myths debunked.
Sure, diamonds go through hundreds of millions of years worth of pressure to get to their beautiful, sparkling modern day state, but that doesn’t mean that you have to go through the same pressure to purchase a diamond. It’s true that some sales specialists in the diamond industry will really put the pedal to the metal when trying to sell diamonds, which can feel frustrating, stressful and like you just want to pull out your credit card as a flag of surrender. However, there are a few ways that you can take a step back, breathe and let those sales tactics wash over you. Here is how to avoid high pressure sales tactics when buying a diamond.
It’s an eternal question we’ve all asked ourselves: am I ready for marriage? Even if you are single, you may have asked yourself: should I just start looking for a life partner? It can be an exhausting personal quandary that can get even more confusing as you get older, because you start to feel your biological clock ticking. Tick, tock, tick, tock – it’s enough to drive anyone mad. This is why it can help to have a few things to keep in mind as you lie there wondering. Here is how to know if you are ready to get married.
The old aphorism, “know thyself,” has a lot of meanings and a lot of new agey people use the term as a point of reference to help people form a stronger sense of identity. Socrates used the aphorism as a way to propel his philosophical sermons, but he was poisoned with hemlock, so you may not want to put much faith in him. However, if you are about to purchase a diamond ring, it can help to know what type of buyer you are. Generally, there are four types.
If you are worried about the economy, you don’t want to put your money in stocks and you certainly don’t want to go out and buy fancy things, like cars and clothes. Investing in stocks could result in major losses. If you purchase a car, it will lose some of its value by the time you leave the lot. And, well, clothes go out of fashion. Indeed, the best way to invest your money is in diamonds. The beauty of investing in diamonds is that it’s completely transparent. A million dollar diamond can sit, accruing value, in a locked safe and you can see it. Plus, a diamond can fit in a small safety deposit box. Here are some reasons why now is the right time to buy diamonds.
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about diamonds – from the truth surrounding the true rarity of these sparkly stones to whether or not they will truly appreciate in value over time. A lot of naysayers claim that diamonds are deemed rarer than they really are to inflate the market. Others say that the diamond market won’t be very significant in the future. This all begs the question: what is the true value of a diamond. The truth is that diamonds are valued not only based on their rarity, but also because of a number of other factors like the bling factor and the quality of the diamond’s cut. Here are some factors to think about the next time you scoff at a diamond’s price.
When you finally get to that point where you are ready to propose, it can be exciting, daunting and a little terrifying – all at the same time. Not only do you have to come up with a creative way to propose – you also have to think about the money involved. You will have travel, dinner and all the other miscellaneous expenses – but you also have to think about the ring. Yes, the ring, you have to figure out exactly how much money you can shell out for sweetheart on the ring that she will wear for, presumably, the rest of her life. You want to make sure that you don’t spend so much money that you can’t pay all your bills at the end of the month, but you also want to make sure to spend enough to really knock her socks off. Here are a few things to consider when budgeting for a diamond engagement ring.
Searching for the perfect diamond color can be a little bit daunting, because how do you know what color is the most, well, you. The last thing you want is to get a diamond engagement ring that is the wrong color – maybe it looks off, or maybe the color isn’t appealing to you. If you have been paying attention to diamond trends, you may have noticed that yellow diamond engagement rings are becoming quite popular. Out of all the fancy diamond colors, yellow is definitely one of the most glamorous and radiant. Here is everything you need to know about yellow diamond engagement rings.