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CarterCast

The pre-proposal show for dating couples designed to make diamond engagement ring shopping easy, understandable and fun. Join CGA, GG, current President of the AGS, and Jack Lewis Jewelers CEO John Carter on this weekly journey into rings, relationships, and heartfelt reminders of what this all means. You can get the 4C’s anywhere, but only here do you get the 5th C called Carter.

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Why Cut is the Most Important C | CarterCast Ep3 – The 4C’s [Part 2]

Today we conclude our conversation on the 4C’s as Carter goes into thrilling detail about Carat and Cut. When you think Carat, do you think size? If so, you'd be wrong. Find out why. Mostly though, this episode is about Cut because Carter believes Cut is by far the single most important of the 4C's, and that you always should prioritize Cut when spending your money. Josh makes him defend that position, so take a listen and see if his argument is persuasive. If you’re shopping for a diamond, this is the episode you don’t wanna miss. It’s the pre-proposal show for dating couples designed to make diamond engagement ring shopping easy, understandable, and fun…this is the CarterCast. Live from Jack Lewis Jewelers in beautiful Bloomington, IL. [Premiere Date: Monday, November 25, 2019]

30mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Should You Buy a Diamond Online? | CarterCast Ep8 – The Internet

Tempted to buy a diamond online? We get it. After all, isn’t it cheaper, with a bigger selection, where you can go at your own pace without being pressured and intimidated by an icky salesperson who wants to exploit your ignorance and swindle you into a bad decision? That’s the narrative. But is any of that really true? Actually, some of it, yes. But some of it, no. Come on inside as we do our best to help you make sense of whether you should buy a diamond online. It’s the pre-proposal show for dating couples designed to make engagement ring shopping easy, understandable, and fun. This is the CarterCast, filmed on location at Jack Lewis Jewelers in Bloomington, IL. [Premiere Date: Monday, February 10, 2020]

37mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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Are Diamonds Just Marketing Hype? | CarterCast Ep6 – A Diamond’s Value

Float around the Internet for 5 minutes, and you’ll be bashed with snarky posts, sarcastic memes, and cynical threads about diamonds. The most popular attack? That diamonds are worthless. It’s all a scam. They have no real value. It’s all just marketing hype. But…is any of that really true? In our Season 1 finale, Carter and Josh have a blunt and sometimes surprising conversation about the value of diamonds and whether the whole thing is just manufactured smoke and mirrors. If you’re on the fence about diamonds, this episode is for you. It’s the pre-proposal show for dating couples designed to make engagement ring shopping easy, understandable, and fun. This is the CarterCast, filmed on location at Jack Lewis Jewelers in Bloomington, IL. [Premiere Date: Monday, December 16, 2019]

29mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Diamond Color & Clarity: Explained | CarterCast Ep2 - The 4C's [Part 1]

Today we dive into the 4C’s as Carter tries to sell Josh a diamond. Even if you don’t know a thing about diamonds, you’ve probably heard of the 4C’s, or at least seen them come up when you Googled diamonds for the first time. But what are they? And are they really that important? In part 1 of our conversation, Carter talks about the first 2 C’s: Color and Clarity, the extent to which each one matters, and why smart shoppers know these are the areas where you can save a little money. After this episode, that smart shopper will be you. It’s the pre-proposal show for dating couples designed to make diamond engagement ring shopping easy, understandable, and fun…this is the CarterCast. Live from Jack Lewis Jewelers in Bloomington, IL. [Premiere Date: Monday, November 18, 2019]

29mins

18 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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The Diamond Engagement Ring Show Dating Couples Need | CarterCast Ep1 - Introduction

The pre-proposal show for dating couples designed to make diamond engagement ring shopping easy, understandable, and fun. This is the CarterCast. Live from Jack Lewis Jewelers in beautiful Bloomington, IL, the star of the show is Jack Lewis Jewelers CEO John Carter, and along with host Joshua Shull, the series premiere gives you lots of typical first episode things like introductions, upcoming episode previews, and harsh awkward jokes at the other’s expense. Primarily, you’ll learn what this is, who it’s for, why it exists, and why –if you’re a dating couple starting to think about engagement rings- you need this show, because it’s been designed with you in mind.  [Premiere Date: Monday, November 11, 2019]

33mins

9 Nov 2019

Rank #5