Genesis 6 (New International Version)
When men began to increase in numbers on Earth and daughters were born onto
them,2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they
married any of whom they chose.3 Then the LORD said, ‘my spirit will not
contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and
The Nephilim were on the Earth in those days- and also afterward- when the
sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children with them. They
were the heroes of old, men of renown.
The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the Earth had become, and that
every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only on evil all the time.6
The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the Earth and his heart was
filled with pain.7 So the LORD said, ‘I will wipe mankind whom I have created,
from the face of the Earth- men and animals, and creatures that move along the
ground, and birds of the air- for I am grieved that I have made them.’
Well, let’s see. In the last couple of weeks Bear Stearns got bought out by JP
Morgan Chase for $2.00 a share; oil broke past $110 a barrel; the dollar
dropped to an all-time low against the Yen and the Euro; the housing crisis is
still out of control; gold passed $1,000.00 an ounce and platinum past
$2,200.00 an ounce. The president is telling us the check is in the mail.
Now I have an idea how Noah felt before the Great Flood. I also have an idea
how he must have felt after it started raining. Having built his ark he must
have felt relieved! (If there was rain with no ark, he would have been
kicking himself!). In the current economic climate, anyone who has jewelry,
is thinking of getting jewelry, or is trying to unload jewelry, needs to build
a financial Noah’s Ark to get them through the storm that is currently upon
us. Here’s what you need to know.
Contemplating on buying jewelry? Diamonds- yes! Metals- no!
Diamond prices are up over 40% in the last two years, and in certain sizes and
qualities, prices are expected to double by 2010. If you’re thinking about
getting an engagement ring, thinking about upgrading for your anniversary,
looking to buy your dream rock, DO IT NOW! Not tomorrow, or this Christmas,
NOW! You can thank me later! Diamonds are hot since DeBeers closed their
last three underground mines in September 2005 and the prices are going to get
very, very, very expensive before they level off. They won’t go down. Read
my lips, the prices are in the process of doubling and tripling; they won’t go
down. Okay, now let’s say you just bought a new diamond and now want to pick
out a gorgeous platinum or fancy white/yellow gold setting’¦ STOP! Keep the
setting simple. If you have an old setting you can use over the next 15-18
months, do it. Metal prices have risen as far as the secondary market will
allow. Tons of scrap gold and platinum are flooding back into the primary
market that is extinguishing the scarcity. The ‘hot’ metals market is ending
and you can thank the greed of consumers who are taking all their old jewelry
and cashing it in. Within the next year to year and a half, platinum will be
back to under $1,000.00 an ounce and gold will be sitting comfortably around
$500.00 an ounce (where it should have been years ago). The point is, don’t
buy an expensive setting now that will be half-price next year!
Have jewelry you want to unload? Go to www.Cash4Gold.com (as seen on NBC
News) and cash out any old piece of jewelry while you still can. While I
write this article gold has already dropped -$61.00 an ounce! The chance to
forget eBay and sell all your old baubles and beads will soon be over!
A smart jewelry portfolio is like Noah’s Ark. In the Ark should be one or two
of your favorite things that you love to wear and everything else should be
liquidated. If you are a true connoisseur of diamonds, you’re going to need
all the cash you can get from the stuff you don’t wear anymore so you can
immediately buy the diamonds of your dreams before the prices are out reach!
Don’t let Lucy be the only one in the sky with diamonds!