Where to Buy Loose Diamonds?

Shopping for a diamond ring for the woman of your dreams is not an easy task. If anything, it is a very emotional and time consuming process. As a human being, you tend to become a perfectionist when it comes to purchasing an item as precious as a diamond embedded ring. It is prudent that you read up and understand all that there is to buying beautiful diamond studded rings for the woman of your dreams.

Diamond Ring Setting and mounting ideas:

The first and foremost thing that you need to being with while choosing a diamond ring is the diamond ring setting. Jewellery stores both online and brick and mortar ones have a wide range of options in platinum or gold that they can share with you. You can go through all your options which showcase different mounting ideas and diamond settings and then depending on your choice go ahead with the purchase.

Diamond cut and shape:

You will also have to pay attention to the cut of the diamonds in the ring that you have selected. Flawlessly cut and polished diamonds will always be the brightest item in the room as the cut of a diamond directly impacts its brilliance. There are different diamond shapes that you could choose from such as Round, Emerald, Cushion, Princess, Radiant, Oval, Asscher, Pear, Marquise and Heart. Round is the standard shape that the diamonds are cut into and were popular during the older days however they have lost their popularity over the last few decades with the availability of other shape options. The Heart cut diamonds are considered to be a symbol of romance which makes it the perfect gift for a wedding or an anniversary or Valentine’s Day. The Pear shaped diamonds looks more like a drop of water and is usually used in diamond ear-rings.

Buying diamond studded rings online:

Now that you know what you need to look for while shopping for a diamond ring, let’s talk about online shopping. Given the internet era that we live in, there are a number of stores online that offer a vast collection of authentic rings that you can choose from. So whether you want a platinum diamond ring or a gold diamond studded ring you can be rest assured that you will find what you are looking for. You can also have rings custom made or choose from any of the styles that the store has to offer.  diamond 4c However you will have to ensure that you purchase diamond rings from an online store that makes your shopping experience a safe and secure one.

The Internet is a vast market where you can buy all sort of things. However, there are many crooks out there spotting for their next victims. What if you plan on purchasing diamonds online? Will it be safe?

The truth is, it is safe. Actually, it is safer to buy diamonds online than do transaction off the street with someone you just met. Just like any business deals, it helps to know some guidelines on how to protect you from being scammed. Bear these tips in your mind and avoid losing your hard-earned money:

Check the seller’s reputation

As mentioned earlier, there are thousands of retailers selling diamond jewelry online. Some sellers even specialize on specific jewelry pieces like rings, necklaces and earrings. It is a must to ensure which one are respectable sellers and which are not. Avoid being fooled by fly-by-night websites which were put up and disappear come the following day. Look for these hints to know whether you’re doing business with credible people:

The online diamond retailer should have a complete list of contact details. There should be a toll free customer service number, an email address or even a 24/7 instant messaging option. Try these contact details and make sure you can communicate with an actual person. Browse through forums, message board and rating websites to know other people’s feedback about the online diamond retailer you are planning to do business with. Check if the jewelry company is a member of a recognized business organization or if it is registered as a legal business entity. You can also check its BBB rating for assurance.

What Should I Look for in a Laptop Docking Station?

A Laptop Docking Station is designed to provide the means to connect your Laptop or Notebook computer to a number of peripherals, so that you can use your laptop computer in an office environment with all the benefits of having a desktop computer.

Some docking stations allow you to plug in your notebook and the station connects to the main rear connectors to link notebook to selected peripherals.  Best Quality USB C Hub Some other docking stations have a single connector such as a USB connector, and all your mouse, video, audio and network connections are fed through a single USB connection.

Most of the USB Laptop Docking Stations are made my manufacturers who design them to be universal in order to be used with virtually any Laptop Computer depending on the operating system in use. This means that you only have a single connection when you return to your desktop environment, and can access all the normal resources on your Notebook.

A docking station virtually turns your Notebook Computer into a desktop device, but maintaining the mobility of your Notebooks in seconds with a simple undocking procedure. Some systems are known as cold docking, whereby the Laptop is closed down before docking and undocking. Others have a hot docking capability, allowing you to dock or undock your Laptop Computer without the need to shut down the operating system prior to completing the operation.

Some docking stations are known as a breakout dock, which are in effect a port replicator which provides that existing facilities available on your Laptop plus a number of additional ports.

It can be a simple fact that your notebook computers may not have enough ports to allow you to used all the peripherals you would like to. One thing that a lot of Universal Laptop Docking Stations provide you with are additional USB Ports. A lot of these docking systems also often provide DVI, HDMI or VGA ports to allow you to connect to an external monitor or display.

The USB Laptop Docking Stations are becoming the most popular models due to their light portable design, capabilities and value for money. To models that I have looked at are the Startech.com USBDOCK2 and the Kensington 60723EU

USBDOCK2

This docking station provides USB connectivity using the USB 2.0 standard. A number of commonly used interfaces are provided including 3.5mm mini-jack connectors for headphones and microphone, RJ-45 10/100 Ethernet connector and an additional 4 USB 2.0 Ports. At under £35 I consider this device to be versatile and extremely good value for money. This model comes with a 1 year warranty and lifetime manufacturers technical support.

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This device has a different ergonomic design to that of the USBDOCK2 model, in that it comes in the form of a stand, whereby you simply slip your Notebook computer into the stand to have almost instantaneous access to all your connections. Like the previously mentioned model, it has 4 additional USB 2.0 ports to expand your capability. The stand also has the additional benefit or raising your Laptop screen for easy viewing.

So, if you want to expand the number of peripherals available from your laptop computer or want to give your notebook the feel of a desktop computer then consider buying a Laptop USB Docking Station, it could provide you with an enhanced user experience.

David Christie is MD at NSTUK Ltd, a Technical Training and Consultancy company based in the Northeast of England. David delivers technical training in the area of Data Communications and Telecoms and also provides consultancy and Training Needs Analysis. The company runs an ecommerce website specialising in the sale of Networking hardware and consumer electronics.