Like many millennials in today’s day and age, Alexa and Sean met on a dating app! After the two had messaged back and forth for about a week, they decided to meet in person. Unfortunately, Sean’s work hours were very crazy and the day they decided to meet, his phone died!
This lovely couple met at their friends party, and funny enough, it was NOT love at first sight. They laughed as they recounted their first encounter, both of them insisting that they were first approached by the other.
This story began when the two started working at a recruiting company. They had the same boss, but worked in different offices. While they would only cross paths occasionally, they somehow found a way to fall in love! In time their relationship blossomed into what it is now - an everlasting bong.
Missy and Chris had the good fortune of meeting through mutual best friends. Missy's best friend had actually dated one of Chris’s friends and mentioned how she believed the two would hit it off, and they did! On their first date there was an instant connection. There were sparks flying, each having the sense of knowing each other for years.
Sonya and Mandy are two lovebirds who were matched on the spot. Literally! These two actually met at a lesbian singles speed dating event, where there immediate sparks. Although they did share a connection and enjoy the date, they were unable to keep in touch. That is, until three years later when the two matched on the dating app called Tinder!
December has two birthstones rich in history. For those of you considered an "old soul," Zircon is the stone for you. It is found in Australian deposits and are actually the oldest minerals on the face of the earth. Similarly, the Turquoise was among the first gems to be mined, and while many historic sites have been depleted some are still worked on to this day.
The Topaz is a magnificent stone most commonly found throughout Asia and typically takes on a golden hue. Known as the "Imperial Topaz," this gem was once reserved solely for the Russian royal family. Not only does it have royal popularity but the Topaz also carries a healing energy on a physical level (for digestion) as well as for promoting self-love and emotional balance.
If you were born in the month of October, you have the luck of having two incredibly beautiful gems as your birthstone! Both the Opal and Tourmaline represent the month of October, as well as the 14th and 8th wedding anniversary. The Opal is most commonly found in deposits in Australia in the town of Coober Pedy, while the Tourmaline is actually most commonly found in California.
The Sapphire comes from a gemstone family called corundum, the same family as the Ruby. Throughout history, this gemstone was believed to be extremely divine, as many members of the church were observed wearing it in representation of heaven. The Sapphire was believed to bring spiritual blessings and grant those who wore it protection.
The Peridot is one of the only gemstones that does not come in a range of colors. This is due to its high iron content which determines the concentration of green pigmentation. By contrast, the Sardonyx can be seen with lines of different shades of color, being as this gem is comprised of multiple types of stone welded together during formation.
The Ruby is the deep red & elegant birthstone for the month of July. These charming gemstones can be found throughout Thailand, Pakistan, Afghanistan, & Myanmar. The Rubies' red color has provoked a connection to blood, many believing the Ruby represents blood flow, and the power of life. The ruby is thought of as one of the most powerful gemstones, so if you need some self empowerment in your life, this fierce and passionate ruby is the way to go.
When it comes to purchasing a diamond piece of jewelry – especially something as significant as an engagement ring and/or wedding band — there are 4 factors (outside of the GIA’s 4Cs) you should always consider. While the 4Cs of diamond grades (carat, color, clarity and cut) are extremely useful for comparing the value and price of these precious stones, they shouldn’t be the sole deciding factors.
An engagement marks such a special milestone in a couple’s love story. Not only is an engagement ring a promise of a lifetime filled with companionship, love and happiness, these sparklers are probably your most prized possessions – which is why it’s especially important to keep your diamond rings in excellent condition.
Acquiring the perfect engagement ring is a journey that goes beyond the ring; it involves a meaningful experience. It is only natural that you should also have the ability to select the person or people you want to involve in the process. Choosing the right jeweler will provide you with an unforgettable experience in this beautiful chapter of your love story.