25 Cool Holiday Presents to Buy – after selling your uncool diamond


The holidays are upon us and guess what?  Nobody wants to hear about how “the economy is killing you.”  They want loot, and lots of it.  Even the naughty ones are expecting a lot more than a lump of coal in their scurrilous stockings.  

So where are you supposed to drum up the cash to satiate these little gingerbread cookie and eggnog gobblers?  Well, you could sell your house, your car, your soul to Santa, or…

Sell your diamond.   If you’ve got diamond jewelry lying around (or just handfuls of loose diamonds), you’ve got a potential mound of cash at your disposal.  Selling these oh so precious gemstones at a pawn shop or at a jeweler’s old timey shoppe will leave you sorely disappointed, like Frosty the Snowman on the first day of spring.  The only place to fulfill your cash wish list and get the merry most for your diamonds is at Diamond Lighthouse.  We illuminate the diamond market for you (like Rudolph!) and help find you the best price for your diamond, from the North to South pole.  Find out more here.  

Now on to this season’s top goodies. 


1) for the fashionable/weird woman 

Fendi Monster iPad Sleeve 

why it’s cool:  A trendy Fendi monster face iPad cover.  Looks chic and simultaneously scares children away from touching your valuable iPad with their grubby fingers.

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2) for tech savvy jewelry lover 

Ringly Notification Ring 

why it’s cool:  these fancy looking rings are actually transmitters for email, text and call alerts!  They light up and vibrate, allowing the cocktail party hopping woman to discretely know when she is even further in demand.1_23) for the golden gal    

Eddie Borgo Gold Plated Turquoise Earrings 

why they’re cool:  turquoise and gold are in this season, so those Cleopatra channeling dames can confidently flaunt their gilded style.  img-thing


4) for the socially conscious boot lover     

Tom’s Black Wool Nepal Boots 

why it’s cool:  It’s from Tom’s, ergo it’s cool, because helping other is always cool and what the holidays are all about.  Plus the Nepalese design is awesome.FridayWoolWomensNepalBoot-10004402-S_1450x1015     

5) for the ironic dame     

Kenzo “Forever, No?” Sweatshirt 

why it’s cool:  It’s especially cool when the wearer can tell people this sweatshirt was purchased with money from a diamond sale – because diamonds clearly aren’t forever anymore! 10814208_3951611_1000

6) for the transitional woman 

The Georgia Dress from emploi 

why it’s cool:  this affordable, subtle leopard printed number is office appropriate, and then can be worn out on the proverbial town to holiday soirees for festive revelry.  …Or just to a bar.  14mew07dvanderbiltdressblack     


7) for the swag-buckler  

Graphic Belt Buckle    

why it’s cool:  Easy, tiger, these buckles have cool to spare.  You can choose from a variety of graphics, so you can pick the most relevant to the chap’s life; like an eagle or Jamaican flag.MA_11_GEN_AC400976_WA3_RC_nanos_770_qlt_75_0_resMode_sharp_op_usm_0.5_1.0_0

8)  for the urban warrior    

DSquared2 Combat Boots 

why they’re cool:  a classic combat boot – with flannel and tweed patches.  Juxtaposing patterns/styles is the epitome of modern chillness. 10860986_4168313_10009) for the fashion forward/comfort lover

Koto Polar Fleece Zip Hooded Sweatshirt

why it’s cool:  this is cool because it has a mod look with the feel of velour track suit.33612896_001_b  

10)    for the tight pants wearer 

Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet 

why it’s cool:  let’s him slim down and hit the town.  He can discretely keep his cash, credit cards and Dunkin Donuts reward card snuggly in one place.  1_bellroy-wssb-bluesteel-texture-bellroywebsite-01.1401261298 

11) for the sports enthusiast..who’s trapped at a desk job

Penball by peleg   

why it’s cool:  instantly transforms any flat workplace surface into a soccer hooligan’s paradise.  Plus beating co-workers at anything is always rewarding.peleg-design-penball-foosball-eraser-pencil-designboom-06  

12) for the kid at heart/dino lover

T-Rex the Halls Men’s Sweater    

why it’s cool:  every grown man has the desire to relive their youth with some Tyrannosaurus inspired fun, and if it’s given to them as a present they have a legitimate excuse to wear it. Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 2.49.14 PM  


13) for the ethereal art lover

Deep Sea Sand Art

why it’s cool:  when you move it around, it makes amazing shapes, mountains, planets, galaxies and more.  Sifting through the sands of time with panache. Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 3.04.56 PM       

14) for the booze enthusiast  

Personalized Whiskey Barrel

why it’s cool:  because everybody hip wants a barrel of aged liquor with their name emblazoned on it. Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 3.10.57 PM 

15) pour le artiste moderne   

3D Printing Pen

why it’s cool:   it’s a pen you can BUILD the Eiffel Tower with.  Tres cool.Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 3.19.36 PM   

16) for the multi-tasker 

3-IN-1 Hand-Warming Flashlight Phone Charger  

why it’s cool:  it does more things simultaneously than most people do all day.p3-handwarmer-6_grande   

17) for the science nerd/chef     

Elemental Salt and Pepper Shakers 

why it’s cool:  science and cooking meld together in perfect fusion – would make Walter White and Rachel Ray equally proud. Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 3.31.27 PM  

18) for the super lazy plant lover  

Self Watering Planter   

why it’s cool:  being indifferent to things is cool.  Especially living things.Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 4.06.30 PM  

19) for the lover of self actualized technology (also dino lovers, again)  

Bioluminescent Dino Pet 

why it’s cool: objects that have internal luminescence have an eternal cool factor.  Just reference the film “Avatar.” Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 4.09.30 PM  

20) for the surrealist     

Melting Watch 

why it’s cool: sporting a Dali derived timepiece on the wrist speaks volumes about one’s cultural awareness and the ambiguous nature of time.  Plus it looks cool.melting-watch-257 

21) for the photographer/iPhone nerd    

The PhotoJojo Lens Set 

why it’s cool:  because it lets people turn any humble phone selfie experience into a full on David LaChappelle-esque shoot.cell-phone-lenses-2738_600.0000001385428633  

22) for the wine aficionado (aka: snob)  

Decanter Rainman, by Skruf   

why it’s cool: makin’ it rain, vineyard style.Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 4.28.58 PM   

23) for the nihilist  

Nihilist Toothpaste 

why it’s cool: when you believe in nothing, everything is cool.


19) for the nostalgist/modernist    

AR Jingle Balls Wireless Ornament Bluetooth Speaker  

why it’s cool: let’s the receiver of this present recall their youth of hanging tinsel and ornaments with care on their fir tree, while they simultaneously live in the moment, listening to “A Very Nicki Minaj Christmas.” 448697-ar-jingle-balls-wireless-ornament-bluetooth-speaker


25)  for the cat lover/Disc Jockey 

Cat Scratch DJ Deck

why it’s cool: Do you need to ask?  IT’S FOR CATS TO “SCRATCH” ON ! 26870907_000_b

 Happy Holidays from Diamond Lighthouse: may all your dream gifts come true! 


-Joe Leone


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