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Why can’t I sell my ring for what I paid?

By Neil Beaty GG(GIA) ICGA(AGS) NAJA Professional Appraisals in Denver www.gemlab.us Nearly everything you buy takes a hit on resale.  Diamonds are actually pretty good in that area.  Just try and resell a cell phone, computer, a piece of clothing, … Continue reading

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Customizing an engagement ring design.

We provide a fairly extensive inventory of “stock” engagement ring designs but as many of our customers discover during this process, there is nothing better that customizing the design of an engagement ring.  This offers the opportunity of presenting something … Continue reading

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Customizing a Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Customizing a ring can be a daunting endeavor but one of our recent customers knew exactly what he wanted.  We had made a couple of rings with pear-shaped side stones but  he wanted something a little extra. After picking his … Continue reading

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Not everyman can afford Kim Kardashian.

Video link: A glimse at extravagant engagment rings We made an appearance this morning on WPIX News (Channel 11 in NYC).  The segment was about Kim Kardashian’s new engagement ring, a whopping 15 carat cushion cut from Kanye West.  We … Continue reading

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What to expect when trying to sell your jewelry.

We often work with our customers who are looking to sell some heirloom jewelry.  As you can expect this comes with many pitfalls and much to consider.  This is a brief overview of the different options you should consider if … Continue reading

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Black Diamond Earrings set in Black Rhodiumed Gold

Black gold for your ears!  We started a trend with one of our customer’s special orders earlier this year.  As a result of the inquiries which came from posting this image on our Facebook page we have finally added black … Continue reading

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Custom Channel-Set Princess-Cut Wedding Band

A few years ago, a long time friend and customer came to me with a special request.  He wanted to purchase three stone ring with three different stones in  it.  Each stone has special meaning and I was happy to … Continue reading

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Cushion and Graduated Trapazoid Engament Ring

Every ring we design is an adventure in interpretation and communication.  The clients who wanted this ring came into our showroom with the idea that she wanted a 5 carat stone with big baguettes coming down the side and split … Continue reading

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Custom East West Oval Engagement Ring

A little while ago, I sat down with a client who knew she wanted an oval as an engagement ring stone and wanted it set East-West instead of the more traditional North-South direction.  Over a period of a few weeks … Continue reading

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Three Stone Trellis Engagement Ring in Yellow Gold

The classics never go out of style.  Here is a stunning three stone trellis engagement ring we recently completed for a customer overseas.  The center stone weighs 1.2 carats and the side stones weigh about 0.4 carats each giving the … Continue reading

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