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Fine Gold and Silver Jewelry! Including Custom made PURE 24k GOLD JEWELRY!
Plus we sell super strong, Wear all day long, Titanium/Stainless Jewelry.
QUICK GOLD AND SILVER FACTS:
The more pure the Gold Jewelry is the softer the Jewelry will be. Since Pure Gold is a soft metal.
So in the USA most Jewelers like 10k, 14k & 18k Gold for stronger high Quality Jewelry.
10k Gold is 41.7% pure Gold - Good for Jewelry as it is the strongest Gold Jewelry in America.
14k Gold is 58.3% pure Gold - Best for Jewelry as it is more pure then 10k and stronger then 18k Gold.
18k Gold is 75% pure Gold - Very good for high end Jewelry as 22k and 24k Gold is softer and may damage faster.
22k Gold is 91.6% pure Gold - Very valuable Jewelry but due to its softness it is not wise to wear every day. (less risk of damage)
24k Gold is .999 PURE GOLD - The most valuable Gold Jewelry. And like 22k Gold it is not wise to wear every day due to its softness.
A typical example is sterling silver coated with 14 carat (58%) gold. The gold must be at least 10 karat (42%)
gold and have a thickness equivalent to at least 2.5 micrometres of fine gold at 10k.
All Gold Plating including vermeil has no precious metal gold value. But the gold coating does help protect the Silver. Kind of like
paint protects a home. And when you by our thick Gold plated Sterling Silver. You are getting real 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry!
925 Sterling Silver Including Gold plated 925 Sterling Silver is 92.5% pure Silver.
935 Argentium Silver is 93.5% Pure Silver. Plus the added germanium helps the Silver be more tarnish resistant.
And the Jewelry will have a more natural Silver shine then the less pure 925 Sterling Silver.
14/20 Gold Filled. Is more valuable then Silver because it is real 14k Gold outside. (14/20 G.F. Is not Gold plated)
It's like a 14k Gold tube or sheet filled with Jewelers Brass) 14/20 Gold Filled can be sold for a Gold melt down value.
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Pictures and Items may vary a little due to different (PC) device screens. The Items will usually look better in person!
All Gem Stones/Diamonds are Unique and will be slightly different but are matched up in pairs as close as possible.
All hand-made earrings may be slightly different.
Stainless Steel has upped it's game! As it is not just for cooking any more. Stainless Jewelry is a very durable metal that is being
sold by many of the worlds best Jewelers, as it is comfortable to wear, and wont tarnish easy. Think of it this way.
If Stainless Steel is safe to cook food on a stove and use as a fork or spoon. Then it's safe enough to wear, and it is
much stronger then softer precious Metals that can cost hundreds and even thousands of dollars.
Stainless and Titanium is the only other metal we will sell with our Pure Gold and Silver Jewelry.
As it has earned a spot in the world of fine Jewelry.
So if you are not completely satisfied, We are happy to give you 30 days to return the product for a full refund.
Shine with Red rubies, blue sapphires, purple amethyst, green emeralds and more. Wonderful gemstones in every color of the rainbow.
Cut, Carat, Color and Clarity - Is the universal language of a diamond.
Understanding this language will help you understand your diamond.
The term "cut" has two references: One is the diamond's shape, the other is the quality, determined by its proportions, symmetry and polish.
The top-selling diamond cut shape is the round brilliant. Other cut shapes including princess, marquise, pear, heart, oval, emerald, radiant, cushion and Asscher are considered fancy cut.
The cut of a diamond is considered to be the most important factor with respect to its beauty. The cut determines the brilliance of the diamonds - how light is reflected , dispersed and scintillated. Unlike color and clarity, there is not a single grade that defines it. Furthermore, two diamonds equal in carat weight, color and clarity can differ in appearance and value because of differences in cut quality.
The cut is the most complicated of the 4Cs. Unlike carat weight, color and clarity, whose value and rarity are related to the diamond's natural formation, cut quality is the result of human decision and diamond cutting skills.
There are three factors that determine a diamond's cut quality:
Proportions: the relative sizes and angles of the diamond's parts and facets
Symmetry: the precision of the cut design, especially the facets
Polish: the smoothness and luster of the diamond's surface
The cut grades are referenced on a diamond's certificate often using the GIA standards of Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor. For the most part, the actual measurements are mainly on the laboratory reports.
The quality of a diamond's cut always speaks for itself.
Carat weight is the easiest to understand of the 4Cs. A diamond's weight is measured in carats. The carat is subdivided into 100 equal parts called 'points.' One point equals .01 carat or 1/100 carat. A one carat diamond equals 100 points. Carat weight is written in decimal numbers, but it is frequently expressed in fractions which are easier to understand. Diamond weight fractions are approximate and refer to ranges of weight. This chart from The Diamond Council of America® is a handy reference:
Diamond prices increase with carat weight because larger diamonds are less common and more desirable. However, two diamonds of equal carat weight can have dramatically different values depending on three other factors: Color, Clarity and Cut. In jewelry pieces with more than one diamond, the carats are described in terms of total carat weight (T.W.). This is the combined total weight of all the diamonds in the piece. Determining the carat weight that is right for you depends primarily on your budget and taste.
Choosing the right color for your diamond is based on personal preference. It's important to remember that you are generally searching for a stone with little to no color.
Diamonds are colored when the crystals grow inside the earth. Tiny traces of some elements like nitrogen can color the crystals. In addition, the pressure involved in the diamond formation creates distortion in the crystal structure which is believed to also contribute to its color.
The color evaluation on gem-quality diamonds is based on the absence of color. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) uses a 12-letter alphabetical scale of D to Z. Using this scale, the diamond on the lower end of the scale (D) will have the least amount of color - it is considered a colorless stone. The diamond at the higher end of the scale (Z) has deeper tones. However, when a diamond's color is more intense than the "Z" grading, it enters the realm of a "Fancy Color" diamond. In this case, the intensity of the color in the diamond can play a significant role in its value. The value of a Fancy Colored Diamond can surpass that of colorless diamonds if the intensity of the color is high and the color is rare.
D grade is absolutely colorless
E and F are essentially colorless. The difference between D, E, and F is so slight that only experts can see it when the diamonds are unmounted.
K, L, and M are faintly tinted. Diamonds under 1/2 carat appear colorless when mounted. Diamonds over 1/2 carat may show a tint of color.
Grades N through Z have a light tint, and it is visible. Diamonds with less color are more rare and valuable. Only about 5,000 of the polished diamonds produced each year weighing 1/2 carat or more are colorless. Most of the diamonds sold are grades G to L. For fancy diamonds, the value goes up with the intensity of the color.
Fancy colors include bright yellow, pink, champagne, blue and green. Red, purple and orange diamonds, though found in nature, are extremely rare.
How the diamond is set can make a difference in color too. Color is more important in rings than earrings and pendants because the diamond is usually larger.
Putting a truly colorless diamond in a yellow gold setting will reflect on the stone causing a yellowish tint.
Colorless and near-colorless diamonds come alive in a platinum or white gold setting.
A slightly yellow-tinted diamond will appear whiter in a yellow gold setting. Keep in mind that color is only one of the 4Cs so even when a stone has a visible tint, it can still be very lovely when mixed with good clarity and cut.
Simply stated, clarity is a measure of the tiny imperfections found in most every diamond.
A flawless diamond with little to no imperfections is often desired due to its rarity, but they are also the most costly. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind that it is very common for diamonds to be formed with slight imperfections.
These imperfections are known as "inclusions" and usually occur during the diamond's crystallization period within the earth, or from the stresses of mining and processing. Inclusions are anything from tiny white points to dark dots, cracks or scratches. The fewer inclusions, the more valuable a stone is. Clarity is evaluated using a 10-power magnification. This means that the object viewed appears 10 times its actual size. The diamond grader examines the clarity characteristics with respect to the nature and number of characteristics, as well as their size, color and position. The clarity grade assigned reflects the degree of visibility of the characteristics.
The GIA Diamond Clarity Grade scale has five main categories of clarity characteristics with 11 grades in all.
The FL Grade (Flawless)
The term FL or flawless is used for diamonds in which a qualified observer, under favorable lighting conditions, cannot find internal characteristics and/or faults by thorough examination with a 10X loupe.
The IF Grade (Internally Flawless)
A diamond which has no internal characteristics but which, due to minor finish faults, is not flawless and therefore cannot be designated FL or flawless, may be called IF or internally flawless provided the finish faults are so minute that they can be removed by a gentle polishing with only an insignificant loss of weight.
The VVS Grades (Very, Very Small Inclusions)
The term VVS is used for diamonds with internal characteristics very, very difficult for a qualified observer to find under observation conditions as described. Further, there may only be insignificant finish faults.
The VS Grades (Very Small Inclusions)
The term VS is used for diamonds in which it is difficult for a qualified observer, under observation conditions as described, to find either a few somewhat larger internal characteristics or several very small ones.
The SI Grades (Small Inclusions)
The term SI is used for diamonds in which a qualified observer may, without difficulty, under observation conditions as described, find internal characteristics. Further, there may only occur single finish faults of an insignificant kind.
The I Grades (Imperfect)
The term I or imperfect is used for diamonds in which a qualified observer, with the naked eye, can see internal characteristics and/or in which such major faults occur, which substantially reduce the value of the stone.
Only about 2% of the world's diamonds are actually flawless. Most retail stores carry VVS as their highest grade. VS or SI are considered by most to be "fine quality" diamonds.
Types of Diamond Flaws
Diamonds often possess unique markings – either internal (known as inclusions) or external (known as blemishes). A diamond's clarity grade depends on the absence or abundance of such inclusions and blemishes.
The following lists some commonly used terminology to describe a diamond's internal and external characteristics:
Natural - unpolished surface, the original 'skin' of rough diamond
Cleavage or feather - inclusion along atomic grain
Pit - small indentation on a flat surface
Fracture - irregular shaped break
Cavity - opening on surface
Included - inclusions within diamond
Nick - minor surface chip
Carbon spot - included crystal
Grain/twinning line - irregularity in crystal growth
Pinpoint - small included crystal (appears white)
Scratch - small groove (can be due to normal wear)
Cloud - group of pinpoints
Chip - broken along external edge
Internal grain line - visible part of internal grain structure
Laser drill hole - clarity enhancements toremove/reduce appearance of inclusions
Bearded or feathered girdle - minute to smallhairline fracture extending from girdle into stone
The clarity grade of a diamond not only affects the value and price, but can also be a good indication of the diamond's vulnerability. Heavily included diamonds can be prone to breakage.
Caring for your diamond jewelry keeps the diamonds looking their best and prevents them from being lost or damaged.
A regular, professional cleaning is recommended, usually every six months. Diamond jewelry can easily acquire a buildup of dirt, make-up and other materials that can diminish brightness, especially if it is worn every day. Regular professional cleaning and inspections will also ensure your diamond warranty remains in effect.
If you wear your diamond jewelry every day, you should clean it once a week. Ultrasonic cleaners are convenient and effective. However, you should avoid using an ultrasonic cleaner if your diamond has a serious crack or inclusion. The vibrations of these cleaners may enlarge such flaws.
If you choose not to use an ultrasonic cleaner, clean your diamond jewelry with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a clean liquid detergent. Rinse with fresh water and dry polish with a chamois or microfiber cloth.
Keep your diamonds looking new by following Diamond Do's and Don'ts:
DO store your diamond jewelry separately in your jewelry box. Since diamonds scratch other diamonds, and can also scratch pearls and other gemstones, the optimum way to store diamonds is alone or in a soft pouch.
DON'T wear your diamond jewelry while doing activities like household chores, gardening or sports. If you do, make sure your jeweler checks your item for loose or broken prongs regularly.
DO take your ring in for inspection and professional cleaning at least twice a year.
DON'T wear your diamond jewelry while applying lotions, makeup, hair sprays or perfumes. These chemicals can dull the sparkle of your diamond jewelry.>
DO insure your diamonds against loss or theft. A diamond engagement ring is an investment of both money and emotion. Your insurance company can provide a rider to cover any costly items such as an engagement ring or other diamond jewelry.