Gallery of Diamonds

The Gift of Knowing what Others Want

It is sometimes difficult for me to follow a story.  I can also be annoying while watching a movie with others as I constantly ask what is going on.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love to have deep conversations about reality and the universe.  However, if you narrate a story about Bill, George, and Charlie please do not ruin… Continue reading The Gift of Knowing what Others Want

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Breathtaking Detail

This vintage 14K gold Art Nouveau Cloissone "red-throated hummer" Hummingbird Pin is an intricately painted masterpiece. The expert craftsmanship vividly resembles vivid yellow-green feathers. You can see more of my antique and vintage jewelry pieces at http://www.GalleryOfDiamonds.com. "A flash of harmless lightning, A mist of rainbow dyes, The burnished sunbeams brightening From flower to flower… Continue reading Breathtaking Detail

Building, Gallery of Diamonds, Why Mom Deserves A Diamond

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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Where should I buy my diamond?

Question Where should I buy my diamond? Answer I hope I am the person who helps you select this special gem that will symbolize your eternal love. If I cannot help you, may I recommend that you find a GIA gemologist who is an expert in diamonds.  A GIA gemologist must go through rigorous education… Continue reading Where should I buy my diamond?

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How do know I am getting the diamond I selected?

Question How do know I am getting the diamond I selected? Answer Trust and honesty make up most of the jewelry profession.  Throughout history, diamonds have been "blind" products. One must first feel comfortable with the jeweler he or she is dealing with. Secondly, it is important to loupe one's diamond before and after the… Continue reading How do know I am getting the diamond I selected?

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What if I don’t know my girlfriend’s ring size?

Question What if I don't know my girlfriend's ring size? Answer Try to find one of her old rings and bring it to a jeweler. He or she will gladly tell you the answer by slipping the ring on a metal ring size gauge called a mandrel.  Note: it is important to know which finger… Continue reading What if I don’t know my girlfriend’s ring size?

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What if I don’t know my girlfriend’s finger size?

Question What if I don't know my girlfriend's finger size? Answer Try to find one of her old rings and bring it to a jeweler. He or she will gladly tell you the answer by slipping the ring on a metal ring size gauge called a mandrill. It is important to know which finger she… Continue reading What if I don’t know my girlfriend’s finger size?

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Where should I buy my diamond?

Question Where should I buy my diamond? Answer I hope I am the person who helps you select this special gem that will symbolize your eternal love. If I cannot help you, I recommend that you find a GIA gemologist who is an expert in diamonds.  A GIA gemologist must go through rigorous education and… Continue reading Where should I buy my diamond?

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How is a gemstone set?

Question How is a gemstone set? Answer Wishing you a brilliant day! Diamond Mike Watson http://www.GalleryOfDiamonds.com _______________________ Do you have a jewelry-related question for Diamond Mike? Let us know here, or by emailing info@galleryofdiamonds.com.

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Will gold tarnish?

Question Will gold tarnish? Answer All the gold that has ever been mined still exists. Gold does not corrode or tarnish and can be subjected to elements and intense pressure without being destroyed. The oldest gold jewelery dates from 6,000 years ago and looks the same today as when it was first given. Fun Fact… Continue reading Will gold tarnish?

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What does a gold band symbolize?

Question What does a gold band symbolize? Answer A gold band not only symbolizes the timelessness of love, it also honors the tradition of marriage. Gold has been at the epicenter of marriage and has been celebrated as the original and authentic symbol of love as early as 200 AD. Fun Fact From Roman marriage… Continue reading What does a gold band symbolize?

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What makes diamonds different colors?

Question What makes diamonds different colors? Answer Believe it or not, diamonds come in almost every color in the rainbow. Most all diamonds have tones of yellow or brown. Diamonds are pure crystallized carbon. However, nature will sometimes combine trace elements and that is what makes diamonds different colors.  Nitrogen makes diamonds yellow and brown.… Continue reading What makes diamonds different colors?

Life Adventures

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Citrine Sunset

"The jeweler allows me to wear the sapphire blue lake on my finger, the emerald green leaves around my neck, and take the citrine sunset with me wherever I go. Jewelry has become my daytime link to nature in an office with no windows. And if I have to work late, there’s nothing like diamond… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: The Citrine Sunset

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What is White Gold?

Question What is White Gold? Answer Pure gold in its natural form has a glowing, yellow color. It is also quite bendable, which makes it unsuitable for most jewelry.  Therefore, gold has to be mixed with other metals to make it more durable.  Pure gold is considered 24k. When 24k is mixed with 10 part… Continue reading What is White Gold?

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Diamond Mike wants to hear from you!

Wishing you a brilliant day! Diamond Mike Watson http://www.GalleryOfDiamonds.com _______________________ Do you have a jewelery-related question for Diamond Mike? Let us know here, or by emailing info@galleryofdiamonds.com.