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Custom Designing your Diamond Ring

Over the past few years, we have turned more and more toward customizing the majority of the rings we create.  At first our customers feel a little daunted by the task but when they learn about the process and start … Continue reading

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Create New Jewelry Reusing What You Love

I ran into one of my customers over the summer and noticed she was wearing a solitaire pendant with a Circle of Life pendant her fiancé had purchased from us months earlier.  When I asked her about it, she explained … Continue reading

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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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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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Maintaining the Prongs on your engagement ring.

Whether your ring is made of platinum or gold, you have to remember that metal can get worn down over the years.  With regular wear, it is normal for prongs to become worn and eventually they can bend or break.  … Continue reading

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Creating a Custom Ring

Our clients often come to us with little to no idea of what they want.  Others have very definite opinions and will bring pictures from magazines they have gathered over time.  And some of our clients come to us with … Continue reading

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Emerald Cut Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Customers often send us images of multiple ring designs in which they like some details and would like to incorporate these to make something all their own.   We really enjoy doing such custom rings not only because they offer a bit of … Continue reading

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GIA Might Develop Cut-Grade System for Fancy Shaped Diamonds.

I was reading an article by Rob Bates in JCK magazine the other day entitled “GIA Developing System to Evaluate Fancy Cuts.”  My first thought upon reading the title was that it was about time, diamantaires have known for ages … Continue reading

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The History Of The Engagement Ring

Ever wonder how the engagement ring became tradition? Just what does the shiny bauble on your finger mean?

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Price Of Diamonds Increasing. Act Now, Act Fast

If you are waiting to buy a diamond-for whatever reason-act fast.  Commodities prices are rising, including that most coveted jewel, the diamond.

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