• Forcast on Diamond Prices!

    Although we didnt travel to switzerland for the famous Bazal jewelry show, we still consider bazal a must for the diamond industry, including all our diamond and jewelry watchers. Bazal is an important diamond and jewelry show beucause it includes all of our friends from the middle east, far east, and europe. According to our sources, parts of the the bazal show were fantastic, and other parts not so.

    Large diamonds sold at very high prices, specifically 5.00 carat plus fancy shape diamonds. Prices for fancy color diamonds, specifically fancy yellow diamonds, are still high and rising. Our friends from China
    have slowed down a bit but VVS quality prices are still very high. We see that smaller size diamonds, for the U.S. consumer, are still very strong and didnt sell that well.

    With India and China slowing down and not buying as much as in the past, the industry is waiting to see where prices are going. We think there is going to be a bit of weakinging in prices.

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  • Fridays

    Today is yet again Friday. Fridays are horrible for me. Something bad always happens. Ether its my boy friend breaking up with me, someone dying or just getting in trouble at home. Im waiting to see what bad thing will happen today.

  • Camellias are a lovely flowering shrub for zones 7-9.
    One shrub you will find beloved by many a southern gardener is the lovely Camellia bush. Camellias are sturdy small shrubs that produce vivid blossoms appearing from October through March. They have thick dark green glossy leaves and the flower heads are similar in size to a rose. Camellia blossoms can come in a myriad of colors from white, soft pinks, vivid reds and in Southern parts of China even yellow.
    To care for and grow read: How to grow Camellias in your southern garden

  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    Pick up the paper, choose a concert or play and go tonight. Don't just sit around and consider doing it -- make the plan. You can find a friend or two who will join you on a spontaneous cultural mission. You are channeling the glorious spirit of impulsiveness and all the enthusiasm you can carry.

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Astro Identity Reading

    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    It feels against your nature to rush ahead on projects as your housemate would like. You'd like some time to mull things over, develop ideas, pare it down and flesh it out. It will be a challenge to keep up with another's pace and you have to be careful that it doesn't seem like a lack of enthusiasm on your part.

    Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Romantic Compatibility Reading for two

    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
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  • New Moon In Aries: Transformation Ahead!
    Kapow! Not only has spring officially arrived with a bang this week, but today sees the new Moon in Aries make a powerful connection to Uranus, planet of change and transformation!

    Now is the time to release the past and set intentions for new directions in your life. If you've been feeling stuck in a holding pattern, this new Moon will help you move forward and embrace the future with confidence.

    Reveal a portrait of your soul's true intention and let the power of destiny bring your future into focus with a free sample Destiny Reading!

    However, this new Moon may create energy that fosters one step forward but two steps back, as Mercury (ruler of communication) and Mars (ruler of passion) both remain retrograde. While you should still move forward with determination, just realize that it could be a few weeks before you see results from anything you do now.

    Plant the seeds of change today by setting intentions in the areas of your life you'd like to transform in the coming months.

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  • Astrology.com Weekly: March 26 - April 1, 2012
    This is a fairly tense week with multiple difficult aspects. First, the Sun squares Pluto on March 29, when someone in a powerful position tries to stop you in your tracks. Then, on March 31 as retrograde Mars quincunxes Uranus, prepare as best you can for random, disruptive events that cause you to reconsider your plans. Later that same day, you get a relationship reality check when Venus quincunxes Saturn.

    Transform the most challenging aspects of your partnership into great strengths with a free sample Couples' Composite Reading.

    Something old's in the stars as the week begins. An antique? A dear friend far away? Watch for it. Read more...

    As the week begins, take affection, determination and enjoyment, add in an ability to see things in slightly different ways, and you've got one heck of an equation. Read more...

    Faced with an obstacle as the week begins, your tendency might be to avoid it -- but it's not going anywhere. Read more...


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  • Set the scene for springtime merriment with fresh air, first blossoms, and lots of lively color by hosting an outdoor spring party for your family and friends. Choose decorations that are fun to create, then plan a table you can set quickly with brightly patterned paper plates, freeing up plenty of time for play, too.

    1. Set the Scene

    outdoor spring table

    Place a table on the porch or lawn and brighten the seating with cushions in vibrant prints. Capture spring breezes with banners cut from coordinating fabrics and embellished with aviary motifs. The feather tree centerpiece is adorned with cookies that guests will be given to take home.

    Make it! 3 easy steps to create these spring party banners »
    Plus: 31 spring centerpieces & table decoration ideas »

    2. Display Bright Flowers

    pink flowers in a striped vase

    Hosting outdoors sets a breezy tone and makes it easy for guests to mingle and play. Set a table for lunch and decorate in your own backyard with bright blooms, or invite friends to meet at a local park with plenty of picnic

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  • Tips for Shopping for New Furniture

    Buying new furniture can be a great investment if done wisely.
    For homeowners and interior decorators nothing feels so great as finding a source for your inspiration that fits your budget, while offering high end quality for the price. While there are many fine furniture stores across the United States, there are some that have sacrificed wonderful customer service in the process and as a result lose a sale or two as well. When shopping for furniture there are a few key things to look for in a any store you visit.
    Continue reading Tips for shopping for furniture

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    Feeling overwhelmed? Nine tips for keeping your home feeling serene and organized.

    Because of the subject of my next book, Happier at Home, I've been spending a lot of time thinking about-you guessed it!-how to be happier at home. Here are a few very simple suggestions. These aren't the most profound things you can do to make your home feel more serene and organized, but they're steps you can take fairly quickly.

    1. Be wary of bargains, sales, hand-me-downs and give-away. Do you really need this thing? Or love it? Beware: because of the "endowment effect," we value things more once we own them. Once that thing enters your home, it will be tough to get it out again.

    2. Never label anything "Miscellaneous."

    3. Remember: most decisions don't require extensive research. Aim to be a satificer, not a maximizer.

    4. Don't let yourself fall into "empty." Keep cash in the house. Keep gas in your tank. Keep an extra roll of toilet paper squirreled away. Keep your phone

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  • Me,myself,and I

    I just got a question in, "My friend just asked me what my culture but I have nothing about my culture. So what do I do?". I would say,"I don't know alot about my culture. So why don't we go look on the computer". So if you have a problem or question e-mail me at Carley_girl@yahoo.com.


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