What To Look For In Designer Diamond Engagement Rings

byAlma Abell

While there are people that want to go into a store and pick out a diamond ring set that is on display, there are just as many people that want to great their own wedding rings. Choosing between designer diamond engagement rings and custom rings is really a personal choice and one that may not be as simple as you first thought.

People often assume that designer diamond engagement rings are very costly when compared to the sets on display. In fact, customizing or designing your own ring may not be a costly process at all. This is especially true if the jeweler that you are working with is already producing his or her own designer diamond engagement rings.

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The Benefits

If you opt for a designer diamond engagement ring your ring can be uniquely created to be one of a kind. In addition, many jewelers have their own particular style that makes the ring immediately recognizable as a designer ring. This is true for both pre-made wedding sets as well as for customized options.

You can often work within your budget to actually get more ring for your money when you choose a designer diamond engagement ring. This is because you can precisely select the loose gems and diamonds that you want to use in the ring. Since the loose diamond or gem is usually the most expensive part of the piece, you can control cost by making the customized selection that best fits your budget.

Being Creative

If you want a dazzling ring but can’t afford a huge round diamond solitaire, you may want to consider different cuts of diamonds or combining diamonds with other gems. A larger center stone surrounded by smaller diamonds is a popular option for designer diamond engagement rings. You can choose a stone that is a favorite color to be the larger center gem and surround it with smaller diamonds.

Using semi-precious or precious gems other than diamonds is more and more popular in designer diamond engagement rings. Beautiful options include sapphires, rubies and emeralds as well as tourmaline, garnet and spinel. The pearl has traditionally been used in an engagement rings and looks amazing with diamonds in an antique or classic type of setting.

Choosing designer diamond engagement rings gives you options that are simply not available with the standard wedding and engagement ring sets. It is well worth looking at options and talking to your jeweler to see what options you have based on your preferences in gems and styles and your budget.

View our website to see the many unique designs of designer diamond engagement rings we offer. We can be found online at www.laurapowersjewelry.com.

Arkla Gas Bbq Grills And Bbq Grill Replacement Parts For Arkla, Embermatic, Preway Barbecues

By Jason Broderick

Arkla is one of the oldest names in the grilling industry, as the company has been credited with designing one of the first outdoor gas grills. This was done because Arkla Embermatic, which is actually the Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company, wanted to sell more natural gas to its customers. As a result, these grills became a regular household item, as many people were sick of dealing with briquettes and lighter fluid. Arkla grills grew in popularity and other companies began selling similar items.

Even though this company is no longer involved in the grilling industry, there are a lot of these grills in daily use. Arkla barbecues and many manufacturers from an older, different era of quality made commodities that were built to last many years. The H burners and Oval burners used in older model barbecue grills are easily replaced and the rest of the grills can easily function for many decades of outdoor barbecuing.

Many Arkla Embermatic grills date back to the 1960s, so it can be difficult to track down replacement grill parts. One of the most common problems with these grills is that the burner stops functioning which is easy to fix. The majority of the GR40 models feature a larger cooking area and use an H-burner. There are a number of different styles of H-burners but there were dozens of manufacturers each with dozens of models who all used the same design of H burner, if not the exact same size with double and single venturi tubes to attach to the grill valves. Most of the 3000 and 4000 level Arkla grills also use this style of burner, while the smaller grills used an oval styled burner. All of these burners are made from stainless steel or a thick cast iron.

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Heat shields on an older Arka BBQ grill will eventually corrode and the type of Arkla replacement vaporizer shield will be dependent on the size and model of the grill. The 2000 and 3000 level grill use a 10 5/8″ x 18 1/4″ shield, the 4000, 5000 and GB models use a 10 5/8″ x 20 1/2″ or a 10 5/8″ x 23 3/4″ shield. It is useful to know the Arkla grill model number in order to find the right replacement heat shield but often grill repairs can use the same product from a different model or make of gas grill. Most BBQ grills will be designed with either a grid to support lava rocks or a vaporizer shield. A briquette grid is designed to add heat at the grilling surface by conducting heat while the vaporizer plate is designed to spread convectional heat while deflecting dropping grease while barbecuing. The vast majority of Arkla Embermatic barbecues used lava rocks grids. Grids are easily replaced and are available in hundreds of sizes.

The Arkla BBQ replacement rock grates are dependant on the size of the grill indicated by the model. The majority of the 2000 level grills, along with some of the larger ones, use a 10 3/16″ x 18 3/16″ grate, while most of the 3000 and 4000 level models require an 11 5/8″ x 17 1/4″ grate. There are a few 3000 and 4000 level grills that use a 11 3/4″ x 19″ or 11 3/4″ x 20″ rock grate, although the largest grills that are offered by this company go all the way up to 12 1/2″ x 27 1/4″. Replacement briquette grids can be off-sized as long as the depth from fron to back within the fire box is correct. Because the grid mounts in the barbeque grill firebox front and back this must be measured but the width from left to right can be a few sizes too small and still properly conduct heat for barbecuing. All of these products are made from carbon steel or cast iron that has been porcelain enameled or galvanized and designed hold up against all kinds of use and outdoor weather.

Arkla grills were sold at Sears under the Kenmore name during the 1980s. Through its long history, Kenmore barbeque grills have been manufactured by a large number of grill companies and importers. As a true manufacturer, Arkla made solid products under the Arkla name but also Embermatic and Preway built to last for many decades regardless of extreme heat, rain and freezing snow. The Arkla Embermatic barbecue grills that are still in use are grilling strong in both residential and commercial environments and are certainly worth repairing. Even the best made gas grills need gas grill replacement parts from time to time but the Arkla barbecues are reliably built for decades of use with minimal grill repairs.

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Safety Shoes The First Line Of Defense Against Foot Injuries}

Submitted by: Mogli Team

Industrial workers engaged in industries such as petrochemicals and oil & gas are exposed to the dangers of accidents of accidents on a daily basis. As an operations manager, your main aim is to ensure a high level of efficiency of productivity without exposing your workers to any type of dangers. Safety shoes are one of the most primary items that they will require staying on the move while working in oil excavation sites and refineries. Aware of the challenges faced by industrial workers, safety shoes manufacturers across different parts of the world have come up with many new characteristics to meet the needs of buyers.

Keeping the hot and humid conditions in which technicians and engineers work, pioneers in the safety products industry have equipped their shoes with comfortable fabric linings to make them sweat and odour free. In addition to this feature, Karam safety shoes come with nail guard anti-perforation mid-sole. They also feature a single density PU outsole, molded in-sock which offers a high level of convenience. The outsole of these footwear has antistatic, antislip, oil and heat resistant properties. The pairs have a Moccasin design and ensure a high level of agility in challenging working conditions.

But for first time buyers, selecting safety shoes can be a bit of a challenge at the initial stage.

If you are one of them, then electricity compliance would be one of the most important factors that you will need to concentrate upon. There is always a high risk of workers getting exposed to electrical currents at the excavation sites or in refineries. Therefore, you need to look for boots that comply with the latest ISI standards and can offer protection to high voltage, open electric currents to your personnel at work.

Metatarsal injuries are some of the most common foot injuries that industrial workers suffer from. The recovery process in case of such injuries is quite time-consuming. Shoes that come with steel toes do not offer metatarsal protection. Therefore, you will need to look for a pair which can offer protection to this part of the users body. A number of safety shoes come with a shield-like feature that offers a composite toe and extends to the top of the instep. As a result, the user can be safe from any impact felt on his foot while he is on the move.

Check whether the instep has a proper fitting or not. It should be too tight or loose. Pairs that come with loose insteps cause excessive slipping on the heel. Doing so will also ensure that your workers do not experience heel and toe pan which they normally doing while wearing shoes with tight insteps. You will need to take into account the different widths available to select a shoe with the perfect fitting instep. At the initial stage, users are likely to experience slight slippage in the heel area. But it will subside with time and disappear completely.

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