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Wedding Rings: It’s Not All About Diamonds

Diamonds are not always a girls best friend, some of us ladies actually prefer different jewels for our wedding rings, less expensive ones at that. It is totally up to you what jewel you use in your ring, the less expensive the jewel the easier it will be to replace it should it fall out of the ring in the future. You can get jewels in several colours, a lot of brides tend to choose their birthstone if they are not going for a diamond as is has some meaning behind it. Others may choose a favourite colour for a jewel, or you can mix small diamonds with other jewels to get the best of both worlds. The possibilities are endless, but what are the more popular choices for brides?

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Ruby – This can come in pinks or reds and is a mineral crystal. It is also the 3rd hardest stone on the planet, which makes it hard to scratch and is very hard wearing. It is also the birthstone for those born in the month of July and it is thought that the stone can save you from anxiety.

Sapphire – Thee can come in several colours but it is most common to see them as a stunning blue. It is used as a birthstone for those born in September and could save you from “diseases of the mind”. They too are also very strong and are used in some wristwatches and scientific equipment.

Amethyst – Purple in colour these stones are very attractive and very cheap and easy to get hold of. It is a variety of quartz and in ancient Greek mythology it is thought that wearers of the stone would be protected from drunkenness. The birthstone of those born in the month of February, amethyst is said to represent people who are more carefree.

Emerald – Known to be green or colourless, emeralds are not the hardest of stones but they are easy to find and buy and are extraordinarily pretty. It too is a birthstone to those born in the month of May and is said to give the wearer a long and happy marriage if worn every day.  You can keep the stone clean and clear by using a really good cedar oil.

Topaz – This stone can be found in several colours, from yellows to blues, greens and pinks. It is the birthstone of those born in November and the wearer is said to represent friendship and love. It is a gorgeous crystal that would be a great addition or centrepiece to any wedding ring.

Pearl – An organic gemstone, Pearls have historically be worn by the more sophisticated and higher class ladies due to them being a fairly expensive gem. They go superbly alongside diamonds but also stand alone very well. It is common to see them as white but they actually come in several colours, just like sea shells.

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How To Survive A Stag Do

When going out on a stag to end all stags you may be rather worried that you won’t get back alive, or at least in one piece. Stags are one of the most unforgiving events in any mans life, so you must make sure you know what you’re getting into before venturing out into foreign territory. He we discuss some of the key tips to surviving a mental stag, and what may be required of you.

Do As You’re Told

This may sound a little bit backward to some of you, but you must remember that if you don’t do as you’re told, your punishment for not complying will be far greater than what they wanted you to do in the first place. You should always think that it can always be worse, because for the most part it can. They are less likely to be harsh if you’re being a good boy.

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Don’t Get Mad

This has a similar notion to that of complying as if they know how to naff you off they will do everything in their power to do just that. They will want a big reaction from you, so try to blank them a bit. If something bugs you just bite your tongue, keep calm and swiftly carry on. If you don’t you are likely to hulk up at some point in the trip, and it won’t be pretty in the slightest.

Prepare For The Worst

Preparation always has been, and always will be, the key to getting out the other side. You need to make sure you have more than enough money on you, but kept away from the others so they don’t make you spend it all. You also need to make sure your travel insurance is up to scratch and that you are carrying a small medical kit and have the numbers of all the local emergency services.

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Trust No One

Being a stag the chances of the lads getting you drunk off your rocker is almost certain, and you may be quite impressionable in your less than capable state. They will have planned most of the trip themselves in a way that is designed to annoy you on all levels, so just try and look out for number one. Try and make sure you have a head count at all times to make sure there’s no ‘funny business’.

Stags are meant to be fun, but you also need to make sure that your life isn’t being made a misery of. Always make sure you have everything you need and more, and be sure to stick to what you know. For more hints, tips and guidance on surviving a stag simply have a look around online or see what you can find through the grapevine.

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