I wore a fake engagement ring for a week while on a trip to Ireland. I was surprised by how often I looked down at my finger and had the urge to show off my ring. The whole experience made me think about the person I want to marry and whether or not I was emotionally ready to get married. I love weddings. In fact, I already have mine planned – actually two. And though I’m not getting married anytime soon and there is no ring on the horizon, I was excited for the opportunity to get a sneak peek at what wearing an engagement ring might be like. I wore a fake engagement ring for a week and the results were somewhat unexpected. Selecting the ring was easy I randomly owned a faux engagement ring which I received as a party favour: a round solitaire which looked realistic enough so I figured it would be the perfect prop for my assignment. Read more: 4 types of engagement rings that will be in fashion for 2019 I was able to keep my “engagement” a secret … [Read more...] about I wore a fake engagement ring for a week and realised I’m not ready to get married
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | You Know Your Diamond’s Cut and Carat. But Does It Have Ethical Origins? Supported by ByTiffany Hsu Jan. 8, 2019 Consumers want to know the origin of the things they buy, like the name of the farm that supplied their milk or the source of the feathers in a down jacket. But when it comes to a diamond — quite likely one of the most expensive and emotional purchases a jewelry buyer will ever make — most know next to nothing about the source of the stone. Tiffany & Company, which sold more than $500 million worth of diamond engagement rings in 2017, is hoping to change that. Beginning Wednesday, it will start a program that will provide customers the countries where their diamond was mined, and, eventually, information on where it was cut, polished and set. The move is part of … [Read more...] about You Know Your Diamond’s Cut and Carat. But Does It Have Ethical Origins?
The world got its first look at Meghan Markle’s three-stone engagement ring nearly a year ago in November 2017, and people have been fascinated with the royal diamonds ever since. Just this week, Buckingham Palace began selling a £30 ($US40 USD) replica of the engagement ring on its website. The crystal and metal replica rings are encased in a white box, which is printed with the royal couple’s initials in gold. The actual engagement ring was originally gifted to Prince Harry from Queen Elizabeth II before being given to Meghan Markle. Now, anyone can own a copy of the diamonds by purchasing the replica online. You can also get a necklace and pair of earrings inspired by Markle’s ring To match the ring, the website sells a Markle-inspired necklace for £30 ($US40), which features crystals placed in the same order of the diamonds on her ring. For a slightly cheaper option, the Royal Collection Shop offers engagement ring-inspired earrings for £25 ($US32). … [Read more...] about Buckingham Palace is selling a $40 replica of Meghan Markle’s engagement ring — here’s why it hasn’t done the same for Kate Middleton’s
In 2011, Dawn's husband was grievously assaulted in a random attack near their home in Nottingham. He was left disabled, with life-diminishing injuries.The perpetrator, Paul, received a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty to the offences. Several years after the attack, he began the process of restorative justice.Restorative justice unites those who offend with their victims. Its aim is to repair the harm and help those involved find a positive way forward.It can have a huge impact on reoffending rates, with those who use it less likely to commit another similar offence when they leave the prison system.Dawn's meeting with Paul enabled her to find out why he had attacked her husband and determine that he was sorry for the impact it had on their lives.Stuart and I got together in 1997, when I was a teacher and Stuart was a scientist. We spent a year travelling the world and got engaged while we were away. When we came back we got married, got a house, got jobs. One of our … [Read more...] about Restorative justice: ‘I met the man who left my husband disabled’
Shafqat Islam’s phone was ringing. He rubbed his eyes and looked at the number on the screen. It said unknown, but he took the call anyway. “Hi, this is Travis,” a voice said. “I know Lukas Biewald, and he said you were the only guy he knew in Switzerland.” Islam, part of the tech team at Merrill Lynch Bank Suisse, sat up and wracked his brain. Biewald? He had met the man once or twice, but he certainly didn’t know this Travis character. “Let’s go out!” prodded the restless out-of-towner. Islam resisted. It was getting late and he was tired. He wasn’t in the mood to give his night to a stranger. “Come on, I’m only in town one night!” Travis persisted. “You gotta show me Geneva!” Islam finally gave in. He hopped in his second-hand BMW, picked up Travis and took him to a favourite bar, where Islam learned a bit more about the mystery man. A tech founder named Travis Kalanick, he’d sold a … [Read more...] about All Hail The Uber Man! How Sharp-Elbowed Salesman Travis Kalanick Became Silicon Valley’s Newest Star