Harvey: A Year Later

On the anniversary of Harvey hitting Houston, we’re breaking the record-breaking storm down by the numbers. The first one: 8/25/17, the day Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a category-4 storm. Two days later, it crept up to Houston and then just stayed put. By the time the storm moved on, it had dumped more than […]

Your Earth Day List of Things to do This Weekend!

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, April 20 to Sunday, April 22, 2018.  Bask in the sounds of soaring movie scores by John Williams, spend a night at the zoo, channel your inner ’80s high school kid with free screenings of Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, join […]

The Wittelsbach Diamond

“Every diamond is a story as old as the earth and will outlast us all.” The Wittelsbach Diamond is no different – and its tale is a captivating one. It’s not just a remarkable gemstone because of its size, flawless clarity or stunning color, either. The 31.06-carat blue diamond boasts an ultra-rare blue hue, making […]

10 Things to Know/Do Before Investing in Cryptocurrencies

 “Never Invest in Something You Don’t Understand” This quote is one of the Gems by Warren Buffet and pretty much applies to all investments and across all the times. Without understanding what you are getting into don’t risk your hard-earned money. Get to know the pros and cons of investing in cryptocurrencies. Only after your […]

Time to Pay Uncle Sam

Every year around April 15, you’ll hear adults of all ages groan about “Tax Day.” That’s because federal and state income tax forms are due around that time. But have you ever wondered why you have to pay taxes? In the United States, we have governments at the local, state and national (federal) levels. These governments have various […]

All About Diamonds!

“Diamonds” – When we hear this word, the first thing comes to our mind is its sparkling beauty followed by its cost, and also Leonardo DiCaprio’s Blood Diamond movie. Why Diamonds are so costly? Why it is very special? What exactly it is? This Article is going to deal with all these questions and many!!! The […]

What Are Fancy Color Diamonds?

Fancy colored diamonds are naturally colored diamonds. Past the color grade Z – on the white diamond scale – each color is the cause of certain alterations in the atomic structure of the rough. Once mined, the diamonds are cut to a shape the gemologist thinks will best highlight their incredible color. Fancy colored engagement […]

Some Fun Artsy Things to do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 15, 2018.  Eat your weight in barbecue, discover and celebrate Japanese traditions, create your own vision board, watch a free, outdoor concert, see the Disney princesses perform on ice, watch decorative art cars parade […]

The Centenary Diamond

Everyone hears about the Cullinan diamond, but not much is mentioned about the Centenary Diamond. Here’s its story. The diamond Jubilee of De Beers Consolidated Mines passed off quietly in 1948, the massive post-WWII growth and expansion of the diamond industry had barely begun, while several important sources of diamonds, including the Premier Mine, were […]

A Brief Look at the History & Evolution of the Diamond

3.3 Billion years ago Almost 200 km below the earth’s surface carbon began to evolve under extreme pressure and heat, the beginnings of the formation of the most valued commodity on earth, the Diamond. 322 BC – 185 BC Diamonds begin to appear in Europe as accent decoration in other forms of Jewelry. King Louis […]