Aesthetic Improvements for Commercial Properties for Sale

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commercial-properties-for-saleCommercial properties need not only be functional. They have to be aesthetically pleasing too. You do not want you offices and retail spaces to become one huge eye sore. It will not be good for your employees who need to get constant creativity and energy boost throughout the day nor for your customers who might see it as poor maintenance and quality. This is all the more true if you are putting these commercial properties for sale. You won’t get any buyers if the assets look forlorn.

So how do you initiate and create improvements then? Read on as we ditch some of the simplest and most effective methods of doing so.

    • Clean it up. No sane buyer would love to get a commercial asset that is covered with dust, grime and dirt. This is true even if the property is not brand new. So be sure that you pick up some cleaning tools or hire professionals to do so. You want everything to look polished and dirt free when the buyers come and pay a visit.
    • Weed out the lawn. Cleanliness does not only apply to the structure alone. It also includes that of the entire property. The lawn for example must be cleaned with weeds taken out. You might even want to consider putting in some plants and bushes. Don’t worry about the costs since such expenses are oftentimes capitalized.
    • Apply a fresh coat of paint. If the walls are adorned with cracked paint and peeling wallpaper, it might be a good idea to add in some fresh coat of paint. Opt to choose a primer color such as beige, light gray and white. When in doubt always go for white as it tends to make the room appear big, airy, bright and clean.
    • Change damaged fixtures. Inspect the comfort rooms and check if any faucets and tubes are leaking. Keep in mind that most buyers are very keen when it comes to the rest rooms. Change the fixtures whenever necessary.
    • Keep the building smelling clean and fresh. Moldy smelling commercial properties for sale tend to have low demands on the market. Besides, would you even want one if you swap places with the buyer? Open up some windows to let air and sunlight through.

  • Repair damaged structures. Should there be any repairs needed be sure that you comply. Cracked floors and walls, rotten doors and staircases and other damages in your commercial properties for sale are a huge deal breaker.

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The Pros and Cons of a Platinum Diamond Solitaire Ring

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platinum-diamond-ringGetting a piece of jewelry for yourself or for a loved one is a task that should not be taken lightly. The shopping ought to be enjoyed that’s true but don’t do it carelessly as you could potentially make the wrong investment. You’ve read that right. Jewelries and accessories today are considered investments too given their costs and values. That term is not only limited to real estate assets and stocks. For the sake of this article, let’s talk about the platinum diamond solitaire ring and the pros and cons of getting one.


One has to admit that they are pretty. Plus, they exude this certain charm of regality and elegance. Diamonds are timeless and are therefore considered a classic. They are no doubt the most popular gemstone today due to their immense luster and fire. The solitary stone regardless of size also creates a statement and depending on the occasion and the recipient can be used as a form of symbolism. Do you remember engagement rings? Most of them are solitaires as it aims to signify that the recipient is the giver’s one and only. As for the platinum, its white metal finish makes it so versatile. It will look amazing on anyone as it complements every skin color. You don’t have to worry about finding out your undertone and whether you’re a warm, cold or neutral. In terms of fashion and dressing, it will also look good on any hue, pattern or texture. Dressing up is made easy this way. Moreover, both diamond and platinum score high on the durability aspect. Platinum for example suffers the least metal loss under scratch tests against copper, gold and silver while the diamond scores highest on the Mohs scale. They may not be invincible but compared to the others, they’re pretty much super.


Platinum over time can develop a patina, a thin green layer formed by corrosion on the surface of some metals and minerals. This can be a hit or miss as some people like it while others don’t. The diamond as a gemstone is popular for its durability and its ability to scratch metals and other precious stones. This makes it a necessity for owners to store them separately. As a matter of fact, you can even scratch or cut yourself with it by accident.

So would you get a platinum diamond solitaire ring? That\’s up for you to decide but for us, we’ll do. We’ve actually got loads of them in our jewelry stash.

Fun Facts About Your Favorite Jewellery Pieces

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queen-elizabeth-ii-prince-philip-weddingJewellery and accessories have been present for a very long time now. In fact they were already used back in the day of our ancestors. They served various purposes too other than just being an outfit detail. Get to know more on that and a few other quirky and fun trivia about jewellery from

  1. Did you know that ancient tribes wore diamonds as they were believed to promote strength and courage? This is also the reason why elders, warriors, soldiers and hunters don in them. As a matter of fact, men wore jewellery first and for the aforementioned reasons.
  2. Did you know that the gemstone in the engagement ring given by Prince Phillip of Greece to Queen Elizabeth II came from his mother’s very own tiara? It was a solitaire ring with a three carat diamond set on it.
  3. Did you know that back in the day, the engagement and wedding rings was only the same item? A man who asks for a lady’s hand will give her one as a symbol and mark that she has already been betrothed to him. The tradition that separated the two began after Maximillian of Austria gave an engagement ring to Mary of Burgundy.
  4. Did you know that certain minorities believe that pearls in powdered form when drank can cure diseases? Of course such is not true. Imagine having to gulp down such an expensive medicine to cure a simple tummy ache!
  5. Did you know that according to folklore, Cleopatra dissolved a pearl in soup and drank it just to win a bet with Marc Anthony? The supposed pearl was believed to be worth five million sesterces or today a whopping twelve thousand US dollars.
  6. Did you know that gold is so malleable it can be hammered so thinly that sunrays can penetrate and shine through it? Plus, an ounce of gold can be made into a sixty mile long wire.
  7. Did you know that certain tribes who believed in a sun god thought that gold were tear drops from their gods in heaven?
  8. Did you know that the reason why engagement and wedding rings were worn on the third finger of the left hand was because a vein was believed to lead from that finger directly to the heart? Of course, modern science has invalidated such claim but the tradition caught and carried on.

So did you have fun reading the above jewellery trivia from We hope you did because we surely did!

Common Misconceptions about Diamond Rings and Jewellery

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diamond ringDiamond rings and jewellery have been around for quite a while now. Even during the time of ancient tribes and monarchies, these have proven to be more than just an accessory. To some they are a symbol of nobility, stature and power. For others, it signifies and provides protection and healing both to the mind and body. Today, they are used as elegant accessories and even sentimental items and gifts. But even with their popularity, diamond rings and jewelries are still shrouded with various misconceptions. Know what these are and be better informed.

1st Misconception: They are indestructible and eternal. – They may rank high on hardness based on their grade at the Mohs scale but diamonds are not indestructible. They can last for years and even centuries but that does not mean that they cannot be damaged, scratched or chipped. Strong blows and mishandling can break them. Plus, diamonds can scratch one of its own.

2nd Misconception: Engagements are never complete without them. – Most people would connect engagements with diamonds but such has never always been the case. These all began with the ancient Egyptian belief that a love vein runs from the fourth finger directly to the heart. Rings were also a symbol of ownership and/or debt to the family rather than love. But as time went by, its symbolism changed and it was the Archduke Maximilian of Austria that who first presented a diamond ring to his betrothed Mary of Burgundy in 1477. The trend then happened and everyone followed suit but basically any gemstone ring can be used for engagements. There is no prohibiting rule here.

3rd Misconception: Bigger is always better. – This is not always the case. The quality of the jewellery item does not merely rely on size. Remember the 4 Cs or the cut, clarity, color and carat weight. The combination of these speaks of the stone’s value and quality best.

4th Misconception: They are extremely rare. – As a matter of fact they aren’t. How many of us do you think have diamond jewellery pieces? A lot actually. What makes people think that they are extremely rare is the fact that it is not easy to extract them from the earth. You have to literally blast and crush tons of rocks.

5th Misconception: Buying them over the internet is suicide. – No it isn’t. Diamond rings and jewellery are valuable but so are some designer bags and similar items that you can acquire over the World Wide Web. Sure there are bogus stores out there but online purchases are secure and even comfortable only if you know how to do so the right way.

Diamond Deals Online Tutorial on Common Jewelry Wearing Mistakes

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Everybody loves jewelry may it be that gorgeous engagement ring your fiancé gave you, the wedding ring that symbolizes your undying love to your spouse, the treasured family heirloom necklace, the chandelier earrings you wore to your first ball or  the pearl necklace you bought yourself with your first paycheck. Apart from being beautiful and pristine, every piece of jewelry holds a symbol, a feeling, an emotion and a sentimental value. If we’re proud of having them then chances are we’d wear them again and again. There is basically no harm in that however there are some things to consider when donning on these accessories. Here is a list of the most common jewelry wearing mistakes you should avoid according to trusted jeweler Diamond Deals Online.

 diamond dealsToo much of everything – No one wants to look like a disco ball or a Christmas tree. Donning on way too much jewelry could potentially make you look like one. There is a sweet spot or balance between too bland and too much. Layering on necklaces and stacking rings have been a trend these days but even that is put to a careful interplay of balance. For example, if you wear a statement necklace, then all your other accessories are kept to a minimal.

Noisy and heavy jewelry – All the clanking and ticking can be annoying so avoid wearing those that are really noisy or those that create too much sound when you move around. You do not want to be mistaken as a Christmas caroler especially if it’s not yet the holidays.

Outfit inappropriate – Wearing jewelry also has to coincide with one’s clothes. Take a cue from fashion icons. Casual street style call for more playful designs as well as dainty jewelries while special and formal occasions go for more sparkly and bold accessories. A low neckline would give way for a big necklace or a pair of chandelier earrings while high neckline would look better with studs for earrings.

Event inappropriate – Likewise wearing your jewelry should also match the event or occasion. Would you wear pearls while changing your linens? No you don’t. Many people are guilty of not removing their jewelry pieces, engagement and wedding rings most especially. This is bad because some activities like laundry, dishwashing, and sports and even as simple as taking a hot shower can damage jewelry. This is not saying that you should never wear them either. Just keep it appropriate.

Too loose or too tight – Lastly, Diamond Deals Online warns individuals about wearing jewelry pieces that are not their size. If a necklace is too tight then it could strangle you. If it’s a ring then it could leave marks on your finger and will prove hard to take off. If it’s too loose then it could easily slip off and get lost.

Dos and Don’ts in Wearing Amethyst Jewelries

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The amethyst, popularly known as the February birthstone, is a violet hued gemstone belonging to the quartz family. It is popularly used in several jewelry pieces such as rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, tiaras and more. Its name is derived from the Greek term “a methustos” which literally means not intoxicated. This is attributed to the Ancient Greek belief that the stone’s bearer is protected from any form of intoxication. Since it is common in many jewelry pieces, many of us own at least one and it is imperative to know how to properly take care of them. Here are the different dos and don’ts when wearing amethyst jewelries.

  1. amethyst jewelryDo put them on after make-up. – It is a rule of thumb not only for amethysts but for all jewelries to be worn after one has done their hair and put on their make-up. You never know for sure what chemicals are contained in them and they can temporarily or permanently cause some changes in your stone making it dull, fade or have splotches of other color.
  2. Don’t keep them on while taking a bath or shower. – Amethyst can change up in hue when exposed to varying amounts of heat. Even the simple act of taking a regular hot bath or shower can cause your stone to turn into a different hue. You would not want that.
  3. Do remove it when doing household or heavy chores. – If you are going to do the laundry, wash the dishes; weed out the garden, change tires or any other similar activities, be sure to take off any jewelry first. Sudden and unexpected blows can cause the stone to get knocked off from tis setting. Harsh chemicals like bleach and detergent can act as abrasives.
  4. Don’t try any “do it yourself” cleaning without research. – Cleaning jewelry pieces and amethysts are actually quite easy. All you need is some really mild soap, a soft bristled brush, lukewarm water, clean soft and dry cloth and a deep bowl. But if you want to try any other procedure, be sure that you research full well first because you might cause more harm than good.
  5. Do store them separately. – Amethysts can damage softer stones, pearls for example but it can also be scratched by harder ones like diamonds and sapphires. To avoid this, make sure that you use a jewelry box with dividers to separate the pieces or you can opt to place them inside small Ziploc bags.

Citrine Rings and Earrings and What They Signify

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Despite of the already popular precious stones domineering the jewelry industry, the citrine has captured the hearts of people all over the globe especially as citrine rings are seen all over town. With its unique hues in different shades of orange, it is in fact not a total wonder. This precious stone is associated with the sun sign of Virgo, the birthstone for those born in November and is used to celebrate the 17th wedding anniversary.

citrine ringThe Citrine actually belongs to the quarts family and can come in either, orange, dark orange, yellow, yellow-brown and tangerine. In most cases, they are treated to intensify its underlying hues, remove blemishes and improve fire.

There are several deposits spread out all over the world such as Myanmar, Russia, Spain, Argentina, France, Uruguay, Madagascar, Zambia and Bolivia but the biggest one is found in Brazil which is also its largest supplier at present.

So what does having, giving or possession of citrine rings and other jewelry item mean?

SUCCESS is believed to come to a bearer of the stone as it brings with it abundance and prosperity. Because of this the citrine has been dubbed as the “prosperity or merchant stone”. There are even traditions and belies which state that putting one in a cash register, inside the pocket or wallet will maintain your good finances if not improve them.

It also brings in STABILITY as it is said to calm anger, depressions and frustrations. Likewise, it brings about happiness and positive outlook. This is the reason why many jewelers would suggest wearing one whenever you feel doubtful or anxious such as when going for a job interview.

BETTER SLEEP is another. This symbolism dates back to the ancient times when children were made to sleep with a citrine tucked under their pillows to ward off nightmares. The same holds true for those who suffer from insomnia. In fact they are believed to not only improve your dreams but they too help in recalling them later on.

We also have CONFIDENCE. This precious stone is dynamic enough but not overpowering to bring in just the right amount of confidence and will power.

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT is also brought about. The wearing of citrine rings, bracelets, necklaces and similar jewelry helps align your chakras, promotes not only health but also spiritual development and peace. Try wearing one during your next yoga session. It never hurts to try.

How to care for Platinum Diamond Solitaire Ring

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When a guy thinks he found the right one, proposing would linger in his mind and would think of the perfect way to do it. Aside from contemplating the best plot for the proposal, choosing and purchasing the right ring is the first priority. A Platinum Diamond Solitaire Ring is perfect. Solitaire is a French word which means “single” or “alone. This ring is special because of its feature, a single stone platinum ring carrying a diamond. That’s the reason why it’s a remarkable gift and this has become a popular choice for engagement rings. The quality of this ring is pretty impressive too, you may choose from classic to a modern type of ring.

Platinum Solitaire  Diamond Ring Brilliant Cut 1.00 Carat H I1Engagement rings are worn most of the time but even if they are made of strong materials which are unlikely to break, they still need to be taken care of. Cleaning the ring is important because of its great value. Here are some tips on how to care for your jewelry.

1.)  Storage: When the ring is not worn, keeping it in a safe is a must. Diamond is the hardest gemstone; therefore this can scratch other gemstones or other jewelries. The best way to keep it is to store it away from other jewelries by putting the ring in a pouch or you may use the original box that comes with it.

2.)  Protection: Daily activities such as bathing, cooking and putting on make-up can cause dirt to accumulate around the diamond because of the substances we use like shampoo, soap, creams for example. To keep rings clean for long remove the ring first before doing these activities. Avoid chemicals from spilling on your ring as well. Remember, prevention is better than cure.

3.)  Chipping: We know that diamond is a very hard substance but with careless or aggressive wear it can possibly damage it. To prevent this awful incident from happening, remove jewelry before doing any heavy lifting or manual work. You might scratch other items or chip your diamond ring or worse, loose it.

4.)  Soaking: You may give your ring or jewelry a clean at home. It would be convenient and the step is easy. Prepare a bowl and pour four-fifths parts warm water and one-fifth part household ammonia and then soak the jewelry in it for no more than ten minutes. After doing so, brush the ring gently with a very soft small brush (child’s toothbrush) and then dip it back into the solution and then rinse it in lukewarm water and leave it to dry on a cloth or towel.