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ethics in giving, Gift Giving, Gifts, Giving, Holiday Giving, Holidays, Meaning, meaningful gifts -

Now that we bought all the goodies for ourselves during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I feel it is time to discuss meaningful giving for the holidays. First, I know it is hard.  Some people are just really hard to shop for.  Some people are not grateful.  Some people want things too material for your standards (or budget).  It takes a bit more time.  But it is quite rewarding and I know we all want to add a little depth into our holiday conventions. So I prepared a simple 4-step process that will prepare you to buy something meaningful for...

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bespoke gifts, bespoke holidays, custom gifts, holiday buying, holiday gift guide, holiday shopping, production time, special gift guide, special gifts -

In my latest newsletter I sent my subscribers (if you are not one, be one below) a quick message reminding them about bespoke crafting and the considerations one should have when buying these special gifts for the holiday season.  I will elaborate a bit more here. So even before we can enjoy Thanksgiving with our family and friends, the holiday shopping frenzy is being promoted with fervor.  For some, it may feel as if the commercial frenzy starts earlier and earlier each year and it does not please you.  For others, the more time we get to receive sales and...

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buyer's guide, ethical jewelry, ethical practices, ethics, meaningful jewelry, quality crafter, quality designers, Quality Features, Quality Jewelry, social responsibility -

Are you in the market to purchase a piece of fine jewelry with gems either for yourself or for that special someone?  Aside from the considerations of: design or look; gems of choice; and type of jewelry (Engagement Ring, Necklace, Pendant, Earrings, etc.), the quality of the craftsmanship should also be looked at carefully.  Some buyers prioritize on gem size and quality.  For those who do, I encourage you to review this article just so that you can understand some elements that will surround your gem of choice.  Some buyers prioritize the look of the jewelry: how blingy; how dainty;...

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buyer's guide, cut grade, diamond cut, diamond grade, diamond quality, diamonds, gem quality, gems, Quality Features, Quality Jewelry -

Are you in the market to purchase a piece of fine jewelry with gems either for yourself or for that special someone?  Aside from the considerations of: design or look; gems of choice; and type of jewelry (Engagement Ring, Necklace, Pendant, Earrings, etc.), the quality of the craftsmanship should also be looked at carefully.  Some buyers prioritize on gem size and quality.  For those who do, I encourage you to review this article just so that you can understand some elements that will surround your gem of choice.  Some buyers prioritize the look of the jewelry: how blingy; how dainty;...

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earring posts, jumprings, strong joints, strong movements, strong posts -

Are you in the market to purchase a piece of fine jewelry with gems either for yourself or for that special someone?  Aside from the considerations of: design or look; gems of choice; and type of jewelry (Engagement Ring, Necklace, Pendant, Earrings, etc.), the quality of the craftsmanship should also be looked at carefully.  Some buyers prioritize on gem size and quality.  For those who do, I encourage you to review this article just so that you can understand some elements that will surround your gem of choice.  Some buyers prioritize the look of the jewelry: how blingy; how dainty;...

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