One Mom's Moxie

Monday, August 31, 2015

Steps to Selling a Diamond Ring

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A scene in "Gone With the Wind" depicts a newly married Melanie, then Scarlett removing wedding bands from their left hand finger and placing them in a collection plate as it's being passed in support of their region's war effort. Melanie's contribution was heartfelt, but with a mere toss into the basket, it was obvious Scarlett didn't attach any deep emotions to her ring. Although the reason you have for relinquishing your diamond ring may not be as dramatic, the item still holds value that you want, or need, to recoup. 

Determine Value
If your diamond has never been appraised, you may think it's worth more than it actually is. On the flip side, you may be pleasantly surprised and learn the diamond handed down for generations is worth more than you could've conceivably imagined. For an accurate appraisal, and to instill confidence in potential buyers, find a gemologist certified by the Gemology Institute of America (GIA). GIA certification ensures trust in your jewelry's appraisal. Once your appraisal is complete, team up with a market expert to get the best price according to market trends at the time and in your area.

The Brokerage Route
Brokerage professionals help you through each step in selling your diamonds. Unlike a pawn shop, you retain full ownership of your diamond ring until it's sold and you don't have to settle on the offered price. The brokerage company is concerned only with helping you sell your diamonds. They put you in contact with a group of buyers interested in purchasing diamonds, and then it's entirely up to you what offers may be viable and the one you ultimately choose as the final purchase price.

The decision to sell a diamond ring is a personal one. It may hold strong emotional ties, but additional funds are necessary, or the diamond ring may hold memories best surrendered. Whatever the reason, the resolve to sell could cause anxiety. To lessen your unease, do your research and choose a brokerage company with a solid reputation and record of success. It's even possible to complete the process entirely online with a company such as Diamond Lighthouse at https://www.diamondlighthouse.com/best-way-to-sell-diamond-ring.

Get the Skills Needed for High Fashion Makeup at Cosmix

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Graduating from a school of makeup gives you the chance to explore many career paths. Few are as exciting and glamorous as working in the fashion industry. Whether you are prepping models for magazine cover shoots or helping to create a makeup style that will bring together a fashion line at a runway show, you’ll be an integral part of making models look flawless and beautiful.

Working in the fashion industry requires specialized training that you can only get at a high-end makeup academy. One of the best places to learn the skills you need to succeed as a fashion makeup artist is at the Cosmix School of Makeup Artist, which offers a full program in fashion makeup along with individual classes that teach vitals skills.

The Fashion Makeup Artistry program at Cosmix is designed to prepare students for a career in a variety of fashion-related fields including fashion shoots and runway shows as well as bridal makeup. Unlike other schools for makeup artistry that focus on lectures and textbooks, Cosmix’s fashion program gives students hands-on experience. Students get to work on real projects such as runway shows, photo sessions and more while taking advantage of our professional facilities.

One of the difficulties in breaking into the fashion makeup industry is having a portfolio of work. Many new makeup artists don’t have the work and experience needed to produce an impressive and professional portfolio. This isn’t the case for graduates of Cosmix. Thanks to the unique nature of our fashion makeup program, they’ll leave school with a high-quality portfolio that can help to launch their careers.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Experienced Divorce Lawyers

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Everyone goes into a marriage with the best intentions. Unfortunately, marriages do not always work out as the couple hopes. Divorces are a fact of life. They can happen for many different reasons. When a divorce is completely unavoidable and both parties have decided to go their separate ways, it is important to have an experienced divorce lawyer on your side. Lawyers like this can be found at the law firm of Cordell & Cordell. Having professional legal guidance during this difficult time in your life is critical to not only protecting your parental rights if there are children involved, but also your financial assets. Here are some of the reasons why hiring a divorce lawyer is so important.

1. Stress is reduced

Needless to say, a divorce is a very stressful time in a person's life. You will need time to reflect on your own personal situation and to take care of various family issues that need your attention. You do not need to be bothered by any of the legal issues involving your divorce case unless it is absolutely necessary. Your lawyers may need to ask your questions about how you want to proceed at certain points in your case, but they will handle the majority of the legal work without your involvement. This will allow you to stay focused on moving forward with your life, and putting the trauma and heartache of your divorce behind you forever.

2. Outstanding legal advice

There are many points during a divorce proceeding when you will need to make important decisions that will have a huge impact on the outcome of your case. It is during these moments when getting the best legal advice possible is paramount to securing your financial future, as well as your parental rights. While there are no guarantees during a divorce case, getting solid legal advice from an experienced divorce attorney will put you in the best position to get the settlement you deserve.

3. Eliminate mistakes

A divorce is a very complicated process. The process gets even more complicated if there are many assets and children involved. With all of these moving parts, there are many documents that need to be filed at the proper time. A divorce lawyer will make sure all of the paperwork is taken care of in the given time frame to avoid any mistakes that could potentially jeopardize the outcome of your case.