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What is More Important- Quality or Size?

Question What is more important: quality or size? Answer Both! For the same amount of money, one has the choice of purchasing a diamond that is white, flawless, and of perfect proportions-- and another that contains only a few inclusions and is cut less perfectly. The first diamond will be beautiful, but may be very… Continue reading What is More Important- Quality or Size?

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Think big. Think positive. Think purple.

The human brain is awesome in the way it gives what is asked in earnest. Born as a tiny boutique in 1991, Gallery of Diamonds has grown steadily over the last twenty-three years. I remember the first sale of a gorgeous $200 bracelet. I also remember hiding my excitement because I didn't want the lady… Continue reading Think big. Think positive. Think purple.

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How often should I inspect my jewelry?

Question How often should I inspect my jewelry? Answer It is a good idea to have your diamonds inspected at least twice a year to make sure no prongs have been bent or loosened. Although it is durable, even 14K gold jewelry will have a tendency to wear or become thinner over the years. If… Continue reading How often should I inspect my jewelry?

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Why does my ring snag on everything? Is there anything I can do to fix it?

Question Why does my ring snag on everything? Is there anything I can do to fix it? Answer If you wear your jewelry often, you probably strike it daily against hard objects.  This gradually causes wear and tear, and bends and sharpens the prongs. The ring will eventually snag your clothes, catch on nylons, and even… Continue reading Why does my ring snag on everything? Is there anything I can do to fix it?

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I’ve heard that I can use bleach to clean my ring. Is that true?

Question I've heard that I can use bleach to clean my ring. Is that true? Answer No! Do not use bleach to clean your ring! Bleach won't hurt the diamond, but it could cause discoloration of your gold jewelry-- or even create pits. If you're looking for more advice on jewelry cleaning, you can find… Continue reading I’ve heard that I can use bleach to clean my ring. Is that true?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Pattern of Heart

The pattern on this heart necklace is a delicate ode to love.(Sterling Silver Heart Pendant with Diamond, $129 on Sale: http://www.galleryofdiamonds.com/shop/pendants/ssdiamondheart-19519.html)Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/weekly-photo-challenge-pattern/

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Gallery of Diamonds Awards 21st Annual Diamond Winner in Why Mom Deserves a Diamond® contest.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Gallery of Diamonds in Newport Beach will award a quarter-carat diamond to two grand prize winners. These two students were nominated from a team of forty Orange County teachers for the most creative essays by grade level. Beginning in 1993 in honor of founder Michael Watson’s adoptive mother and… Continue reading Gallery of Diamonds Awards 21st Annual Diamond Winner in Why Mom Deserves a Diamond® contest.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

"Love is colorful In its true simplicity" - Peter S. Quinn http://www.galleryofdiamonds.com/shop/rings/eternalheart-12279.html Weekly Photo Challenge: Love: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/weekly-photo-challenge-love/  

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination: Lights inspire, lights are functional — everyday objects in our rooms and on our streets. Yet lights can be powerful symbols: signs of life, curiosity, and discovery. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/lights/

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A Diamond and My Mother

Blogs are wonderful to preserve and communicate our thoughts. In this case, I needed to share some beautiful words with the world, which were written by a 15-year old girl in the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond® contest. Out of thousands of essays that were submitted to me in 1995, a sixth-grade boy was selected,… Continue reading A Diamond and My Mother

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Do What You Do Best

I walked into a popular restaurant known for chicken and was surprised to see a sign on the counter saying, "Try our new beef tacos." I also remember going to an establishment known for beef.  A large poster advertised a new addition: turkey sandwiches.  And, come to think of it, it seems that nearly every… Continue reading Do What You Do Best

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

for this challenge, share a picture that means CHANGING SEASONS to you. To us, this always looks like diamond icicles on green emerald leaves! Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/weekly-photo-challenge-changing-seasons/

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

This is Ananya.  Everything about a diamond represents renewal and rebirth.    As DeBeers said, "A diamond is born of the earth, and reborn on the woman you love." Renewal: Weekly Photo Challenge: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/weekly-photo-challenge-renewal/