Welcome to FEBRUARY!! Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, and an added day for leap year in the mix makes this February 2024 truly special. So does our cover story, which centers on an odd, unintended consequence soon-to-be-wed couples report experiencing when they choose a lab-grown diamond over a naturally mined stone. I expand on the subject in my monthly letter on page two. Also in this month’s edition is an overview of our 2023 Annual Membership meeting, along with many other interesting and valuable articles and features. Enjoy!