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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Question What is Color? Answer Although diamonds can be found in nearly every color of the rainbow, a pure white diamond is one of the most prized and expensive. The absence of color is considered pure white. Most all diamonds mined have traces of yellow and brown. Rare diamonds come in other colors such as… Continue reading What is Color?
Question What is Cut? Answer Of all the characteristics of diamond grading, cut is the most fascinating. Clarity and color are innate attributes of diamonds, given to them by the forces of nature. Cut, on the other hand, is the work and science of man. It is the expert proportioning of rough diamonds that brings… Continue reading What is Cut?
Question Why is platinum more expensive than white gold? Answer The world price of platinum has generally always been more than the price of gold. Platinum and gold also have two very different properties that affect pricing. In the case of two visually identical rings-- one made of white gold and one made of platinum--… Continue reading Why is platinum more expensive than white gold?
Question How can I prevent my gold ring from scratching? Answer Gold is one of the most beautiful and lustrous metals, however, it is also malleable, which means it is pliable and can be scratched. The wonderful thing is that gold can always be polished! You may clean your ring as often as you desire with… Continue reading How can I prevent my gold ring from scratching?
Question Can a diamond become broken or chipped? Answer Yes. A diamond is the hardest natural substance in the universe. This means there is nothing that can scratch it. Chipping or breaking, on the other hand, is measured by a gemstone’s toughness. Although a diamond is very tough, it is more likely to chip or break from a… Continue reading Can a diamond become broken or chipped?