A Gem of a Start for Marriage-Shy Younger Generation

 (DGIwire) – Millennials are in no rush to run to the altar. That’s right: people age 18 to 28 are waiting longer to get married. Call it a generational difference: according to the Pew Research Center, only 25 percent of them are currently engaged or married. By comparison, almost 34 percent of Gen-Xers and 48 […]

A “Brilliant” Option for Couples Going Dutch on Engagement Rings

(DGIwire) — Everyone knows how hard it is to find true love. When it happens, taking the next big step in planning a life together—marriage—can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences, and one where tradition has always been an important part of the process. From the father giving his “little girl” away in front of […]

A Gem from the Heavens: Brighter than a Diamond, Stronger than a Sapphire and Ethically Cultured

(DGIwire) – IF you’ve never heard of a moissanite, read this. In 1893, Dr. Henry Moissan, a French chemist, examined rock samples from Meteor Crater in northern Arizona. At first, he mistakenly identified what he found as diamonds. Later, in 1904, he correctly identified the crystals as silicon carbide. The mineral form of silicon carbide was subsequently […]

Showing Your Valentine Love — Without Going into Debt

 (DGIwire) — Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and even if we wanted to, we couldn’t escape its commercial aspects. Even for those who don’t partake in this essential Hallmark holiday, some of the most luxurious hotels in Los Angeles and New York are taking full advantage of the day’s romantic obligation by offering over-the-top […]

More Bling for the Buck: A New Kind of Statement

(DGIwire) — Once upon a time, when a man found the girl of his dreams, it was the start of a very stressful period in his life. If he didn’t have an heirloom or family ring to present to his bride-to-be, or tens of thousands of dollars to spend, a process began that has discouraged […]