Monthly Archives: March 2008

This makes me feel small.

Astronomers at Harvard University have discovered what they claim is the largest diamond ever found…sort of.

The “diamond” is actually a planet nicknamed Lucy-basically a chunk of crystallized carbon 50 light-years from the Earth in the constellation Centaurus.
This diamond planet is the remaining hot core of an extinct star and is estimated to weigh 5 million trillion trillion pounds, which translates to approximately 10 billion trillion trillion carats.

(I am NOT making this up)

I know what you’re thinking, “50 light-years away? That’s too long a drive!”

Don’t worry, these same scientists also claim that within 5 billion years our own sun will also die and could turn into a similar diamond in OUR solar system.
So we have that going for us.
Which is nice.

Economics 101.

Is it just me, or does it seem like the subject of economics is coming up more and more these days?

Fed rate cuts, subprime mortgages, volatile world markets…I feel like I’m back in business school.
OK, I never went to business school.
And I’m not 100% sure what a subprime mortgage is.
But it sounds pretty bad.
What does all of this have to do with jewelry?
Well, I’ve gotten some unusual requests lately. Like the person who asked if I could make 3 different charms (Japanese Yen symbol, Euro symbol and US dollar symbol) and have them spell out “YES”.
And the customer who special ordered this charm:
I never really noticed it before, but the various currency symbols are actually pretty cool.
So I’m working on a new line of pendants.

Because I’m NOT going to business school!

Stay tuned.

Say hello…

If you send me an e-mail asking a question, I’ll usually answer back pretty fast.

Sometimes scarily fast. Sometimes at 6:00 AM.

How do I manage this amazing display of outstanding customer service?

Say hello to my little friend: