JCK Jewelers Choice Awards

These rings, pendants, bracelets, and necklaces were top winners in the JCK choice awards and there are some stunning pieces and it goes without saying some very talented designers. Photos and content courtesy JCK magazine and the individual designers. There are jaw dropping pieces here. The Tanzanite ring with diamonds and inlaid opal is lovely…

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Store closings for 2019 so far

Blame store closings on e-commerce or bad management whatever. The sad thing is there are some favorites for many that will no longer exist. Some are a surprise and some are like how did you last this long. A lot of the blame according to Forbes is the problem who is running the show. You…

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Diamond Month

Diamond (mineral) is a solid form of the element carbon with atoms arranged in a crystal structure called diamond cubic. Diamond has the highest hardness and conductivity of any natural element and for this reason, they are used for cutting and polishing tools. Because the arrangement of the atoms is so rigid no elements can…

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Big Surprise, Jareds has highest customer retention.

Jared the Galleria of Jewelry had the highest numbers in customer loyalty than five other chain store for this past Valentines Day. Cuebiq in New York an intelligence and measurement company measured the numbers. Using location data from 72 million app users, they analyzed the data on how many times customers visited, Jared, Zales, Swarovski,…

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Evolution myths: ‘Survival of the fittest’ justifies ‘everyone for themselves’ 117 LIFE, By Michael Le Page.

The “fittest” can be the most loving and selfless, not the most aggressive and violent. In any case, what happens in nature does not justify people behaving in the same way The phrase “survival of the fittest“, which was coined not by Darwin but by the philosopher Herbert Spencer, is widely misunderstood. For starters, there is a lot more…

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Egyptian pound

In 1834, a khedival decree was issued, adopting an Egyptian currency based on a bimetallic standard (gold and silver) on the basis of the Maria Theresa thaler, a popular trade coin in the region.[3] The Egyptian pound, known as the geneih, was introduced, replacing the Egyptian piastre (ersh) as the chief unit of currency. The piastre continued to circulate as ​1⁄100 of a pound, with the piastre subdivided into…

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The Road Not Taken

“The Road Not Taken” is a poem by Robert Frost, published in 1916 as the first poem in the collection Mountain Interval. Among English speakers and especially in North America it is a comparatively famous poem. Its central theme is the divergence of paths, literal and perhaps also figurative, although its interpretation is noted for being complex and (like the road fork…

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