Symbolism is a powerful aspect of the modern world. Everything from marketing to movies contains symbolism that Americans interpret on a daily basis. However, symbolism can also be a helpful tool for those who have survived past traumatic events. For example, the semi-colon tattoo and jewelry has become a popular method for people to express a past suicide attempt and AWE (Alive We're Empowered) jewelry has come to represent people who have survived a past trauma.
- If you've ever applied for a mortgage, you know that bank loans can be a lengthy, time consuming process. However, that's to be expected when you're applying for such a large amount of money. But what are your options when you need a smaller cash infusion, from a few hundred to a few thousand, and you need it quickly? Cash in these amounts can give you enough cash to pay for an unexpected medical or dental expense, treat an ill or injured pet, or take care of an unexpected home repair.
- When you bring a piece of jewelry into a jeweler to have it appraised, you may not realize that there are different types of jewelry appraisals. As such, the jeweler you select for the appraisal needs to know what type of appraisal you are having done, and needs to know how to complete that appraisal correctly. Here are some of the most common types of jewelry appraisals and how they vary from other types of jewelry appraisals.
- Here's an age-old question that always pops up prior to popping the big question: "How much should I spend on an engagement ring?" The answer to that question is a bit complicated. When it comes to the love of your life, it's easy to feel as though you shouldn't spare any expense, but an engagement ring can easily break the bank if you're not careful. The following goes in-depth about how much you should expect to spend on an engagement ring.
- It's easy to find amazing bargains left behind in the nooks and crannies of pawnshops. With more than 12,000 pawnshops operating in America, there are plenty of places to look. Most people are on the lookout for forgotten jewelry made from precious metals like gold and silver; however, you can also make a good fortune buying jewelry containing precious stones at ridiculously low prices. In particular, ruby has always been high in value; however, it can be difficult to tell the real from the fake.