Hi Rodie! You always remember to remind us of sweet Mercier, thanks. He was a real sweetheart and those days of conversational threads (with him and all) were so interesting and mostly fun . I miss them.
I'll be wearing the ruby heart Mercier gave me to a wedding next weekend.
I am glad that someone else here will remember him, as time goes on....
Oh my! I haven't been on this site in many years, but logged on today and the thread title "Remembering Mercier" immediately caught my eye.
I found Diamond Talk 10+ years ago. I was about to turn 40 in 2003 and wanted to buy myself a diamond ring. I relied on the insight and expertise of DT members to help me educate myself on diamonds. In the end, I bought a few loose diamonds and worked with Mark Morrell to design a custom ring. In a month I'll be 50...so yeah, it's been 10 years since I first discovered DT.
I actively participated on this site for awhile back then, and totally remember Mercier! He was so sweet and generous and kind! I was so saddened when I learned he had died. It amazed me how we could all feel so connected to someone on the other side of the world, who we had never met - just through an online connection based on shared interests.
So yes...ten years later, I'm taking a moment to also remember Mercier.
Some of you may remember Mercier, this dear man from Singapore with a huge heart of gold.
As we approach the 10 year anniversary of his passing, please take time from your day to think of him and his kindness.
I think of Mercier (Shannon) every time I wear some of the many lovely gifts he sent me...Everything from a beautiful hand strung pink pearl necklace, pearl earrings, a fantastic South Sea black pearl I wear on a black silky string necklace...he even sent spices to us to sample.
He was always sending gifts to the members and having little contests and games with prizes.
He was a beautiful person who left us too soon.
I rarely post on forums but I just saw this post about Mercier and I wanted to say that I miss him and I won't ever forget him. He made so many of us happy with his wonderful heart of gold.
Rodentman posted this last year so now I suppose it is the 11th anniversary of Mercier's death. I'm sorry I missed this post. Who could forget the gentle and kind soul of Mercier? I will always think fondly of him.