Entries by Jennifer Photenas

Carbon Diamonds Are A Sham And It’s Time…

…We Stop Getting Engaged With Them Originally published at Business Insider. Yeah, they say three years’ salary.”–Michael Scott, The Office American males enter adulthood through a peculiar rite of passage – they spend most of their savings on a shiny piece of rock. They could invest the money in assets that will compound over time […]

What is a Herkimer Diamond?

Herkimer Diamonds are double terminated quartz crystals that are found in and around Herkimer County in upstate New York. Quartz forms in six sided crystals in many locations from around the world and typically attaches on one end of the crystal and comes to a point, or termination, on the other.  Occasionally, quartz will form points on both […]