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Secret Agent 27

I was also a secret agent! For twenty years I searched for clues and asked pointed questions to unravel the mystery of my birth mother. Who was she? Where did I come from? How did I get here? I was a curious detective. I was an undercover spy. My only weapon was my determination to… Continue reading Secret Agent 27

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Imagination

When we admire life from its smallest building block, we see the sum of our hopes, fears, desires, dreams and imagination. That is why it is important to choose our thoughts wisely.  

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The Size of a Diamond

I love to joke when someone asks how big of a diamond he should buy for his lover. That is always a good time to reply, "it depends how much you love her," or, "whatever size one year of your salary can buy." In truth, size doesn't matter. (To back up a little, the value… Continue reading The Size of a Diamond

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Where should I buy my diamond?

Question Where should I buy my diamond? Answer I hope I am the person who helps you select this special gem that will symbolize your eternal love. If I cannot help you, may I recommend that you find a GIA gemologist who is an expert in diamonds.  A GIA gemologist must go through rigorous education… Continue reading Where should I buy my diamond?

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How do know I am getting the diamond I selected?

Question How do know I am getting the diamond I selected? Answer Trust and honesty make up most of the jewelry profession.  Throughout history, diamonds have been "blind" products. One must first feel comfortable with the jeweler he or she is dealing with. Secondly, it is important to loupe one's diamond before and after the… Continue reading How do know I am getting the diamond I selected?

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What if I don’t know my girlfriend’s ring size?

Question What if I don't know my girlfriend's ring size? Answer Try to find one of her old rings and bring it to a jeweler. He or she will gladly tell you the answer by slipping the ring on a metal ring size gauge called a mandrel.  Note: it is important to know which finger… Continue reading What if I don’t know my girlfriend’s ring size?

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What if I don’t know my girlfriend’s finger size?

Question What if I don't know my girlfriend's finger size? Answer Try to find one of her old rings and bring it to a jeweler. He or she will gladly tell you the answer by slipping the ring on a metal ring size gauge called a mandrill. It is important to know which finger she… Continue reading What if I don’t know my girlfriend’s finger size?

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Where should I buy my diamond?

Question Where should I buy my diamond? Answer I hope I am the person who helps you select this special gem that will symbolize your eternal love. If I cannot help you, I recommend that you find a GIA gemologist who is an expert in diamonds.  A GIA gemologist must go through rigorous education and… Continue reading Where should I buy my diamond?

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How is a gemstone set?

Question How is a gemstone set? Answer Wishing you a brilliant day! Diamond Mike Watson http://www.GalleryOfDiamonds.com _______________________ Do you have a jewelry-related question for Diamond Mike? Let us know here, or by emailing info@galleryofdiamonds.com.

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Will gold tarnish?

Question Will gold tarnish? Answer All the gold that has ever been mined still exists. Gold does not corrode or tarnish and can be subjected to elements and intense pressure without being destroyed. The oldest gold jewelery dates from 6,000 years ago and looks the same today as when it was first given. Fun Fact… Continue reading Will gold tarnish?

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What does a gold band symbolize?

Question What does a gold band symbolize? Answer A gold band not only symbolizes the timelessness of love, it also honors the tradition of marriage. Gold has been at the epicenter of marriage and has been celebrated as the original and authentic symbol of love as early as 200 AD. Fun Fact From Roman marriage… Continue reading What does a gold band symbolize?

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What are the parts of a diamond?

Question What are the parts of a diamond? Answer Table: The table is the largest facet that is on the very top of a diamond. Crown: The top portion of a diamond extending from the girdle to the table. Pavilion: The bottom portion of a diamond, extending from the girdle to the culet. Culet: The… Continue reading What are the parts of a diamond?

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What makes diamonds different colors?

Question What makes diamonds different colors? Answer Believe it or not, diamonds come in almost every color in the rainbow. Most all diamonds have tones of yellow or brown. Diamonds are pure crystallized carbon. However, nature will sometimes combine trace elements and that is what makes diamonds different colors.  Nitrogen makes diamonds yellow and brown.… Continue reading What makes diamonds different colors?

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Love is Infinite.

“And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.” ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite: http://wp.me/p23sd-aIa

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What is White Gold?

Question What is White Gold? Answer Pure gold in its natural form has a glowing, yellow color. It is also quite bendable, which makes it unsuitable for most jewelry.  Therefore, gold has to be mixed with other metals to make it more durable.  Pure gold is considered 24k. When 24k is mixed with 10 part… Continue reading What is White Gold?