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Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat Weight

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The 4Cs never apply exactly the same on any two diamonds: even diamonds with the same general grading can have different characteristics - every diamond is unique.The 4Cs are listed in descending order according to each Cs impact on the beauty and hence the value of the diamond. Cut:The quality of the cut of a diamond is very important; it is what gives a diamond its unmatched brilliance and fire.No matter what the diamond's shape is, a well-cut diamond will have the exacting proportions, symmetry, and finish for optimal light dispersion - called its brilliance.A poorly cut diamond will not...

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Intro to the 4C's of Diamonds

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Intro to the 4C's of Diamonds

Dave is back and going to start his introductory lecture on the 4 C’s of diamonds. In this video, he will explain what the four C’s are as well as how they came into existence. If you have any diamond questions feel free to contact us!    

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8 Reasons Why Your Local Jeweler is Better than Online

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#1 EMOTION"We will cry with you at your wedding. We will weep for joy at a baby's birth. We will hug you and help you through a divorce. Why? Because we KNOW YOU. We know what you like and care if you are happy. We know your dog's name and your daughter's due date. You talk, we listen. We know your secrets and keep them. We are YOUR Jeweler." - Eugenia Reames Hale #2 KNOWLEDGE"One-on-one customer service, education, repairs, appraisals, metal purchasing and more. Most of my clients are seeking advice about their Jewelry and you get none of that...

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December's Birthstones

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December's Birthstones

Zircon Many people do not even know that there is an exceptionally brilliant natural gemstone called zircon. Zircons name alone is often confused with the laboratory-grown imitation diamond known as cubic zirconia. To make matters worse for many years the colorless variety of zircon was itself popular as an imitation diamond because of its natural brilliance. The sky blue variety of zircon has modest recognition as a December birthstone but also occurs in green, dark red, yellow, and orange, brown, colorless and in rare instances a bright blue. Zircons range of colors, its limited availability and reasonable cost make it...

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Topaz or Citrine - November Birthstones

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TOPAZ It was the Egyptians who believed that the golden glow of the sun god gave topaz its golden glow. Topaz was said to dispel enchantments and drive away sadness as well as improve intellect and give courage to its owner. The Greeks thought the wearer of Topaz was invisible in times of emergency. The history of topaz is shrouded in confusion. Ancient societies had not yet discovered scientific methods and would categorize gems according to their appearance. Any yellow gem would commonly be called a topaz. The name topaz itself has two possible sources; it could be derived from...

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