Color – The less color a diamond has, the better its quality
Clarity – The absence or presence of inclusions – or flaws – in the diamond
Cut – How the diamond is crafted
It’s this last aspect that has the most to do with the overall beauty of the stone. The cut of a diamond refers to its proportions, finish and symmetry, and how its facets react to light. Here are a few of the most common diamond cuts that you might come across in your search for a custom diamond engagement ring.
We’re all more than familiar with the perils of the best-known Valentine’s Day gift-giving clichés: Surprise your better half with a box of chocolates, say, or a plush teddy bear clutching a single red rose on the evening of February 14, and you may find yourself on the receiving end of a less-than-enthusiastic reception come nightfall.
It almost goes without saying: Choosing just the right Valentine’s Day gift is a challenge of colossal proportions. The pressure to get it right is especially intense for men, because—and let’s just be honest here, guys—most of us aren’t terribly skilled when it comes to picking out a gift that’s romantic but not sleazy. Or a gift that’s touching, but not saccharine or cutesy. Or one that’s particularly meaningful, but not too over-the-top.
Of course, it helps immensely if you actually understand the disposition of the woman you’re buying for. Is she the type who’d be genuinely flattered by a heart-shaped box of candy? Or would she prefer a quietly romantic night in that didn’t involve cooking for you or the kids? Those can sometimes be tough questions to answer, even if your Valentine is a woman you’ve been sharing a home and a bed with for years.
Ah, the holiday season! For some of us, it’s perhaps the most jubilant time of year — one filled with the joys of giving and receiving.
But for others, it’s a nonstop shopping excursion filled with frustration and second-guessing. For men especially, it can be tough to know exactly what to buy for the various women in their lives: our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, wives, fiancées.
So with that in mind, here’s a can’t-miss tip for holiday season shopping: No matter what sort of woman you’re shopping for, fine jewelry is definitely one the safest gift-buying moves you can make. It’ll also be one of the most appreciated.
Perhaps Great Aunt Nancy gave you her three carat antique old mine cut diamond engagement ring? Or, you have diamond stud earrings that were an anniversary gift from your first husband but your second husband doesn’t like you to wear them. Or perhaps you just could use the cash more than that seldom-worn diamond dinner ring? No matter the reason you decide to sell a diamond, when and how you go about selling diamonds can have a dramatic impact on how easy and profitable the sale is.
Diamond prices have steadily gone up in recent years; Now is a good time to sell an unwanted diamond. While the timing is right, you may still be apprehensive about selling your diamond because you don’t know where to start. How much is it worth? Where should you sell it? Who will you have to negotiate with and how quickly will it sell?
Getting married is one of the most special occasions in your lifetime. And with that exciting change comes a lot of important decisions. Before the wedding and the honeymoon, there’s the engagement. You’ve found the perfect partner, and now its time to choose the perfect ring.
A diamond engagement ring is symbol that represents your vows and love. The first diamond engagement ring dated back to the Ancient Egyptians. But a ring is more than a symbol. It’s also an investment. With the right resources and guidance, you can select (or create!) a ring that your partner will love and enjoy for a lifetime.
It’s time to do your spring cleaning. Why not have a Gold Party and make a little money. What is a Gold Party? A Gold Party is a party where you and your friends (or coworkers, family, or organization) get together with all of the gold and jewelry you are interesting in selling, and Doylestown Gold Exchange will come to you, appraise your jewelry and buy it.
As the host of the party, you will receive 10 percent of the Doylestown Gold Exchange’s profits from the party. And to help offset the cost of hosting your Gold Party, we will also offer you $10 per person who sells jewelry to us. Continue reading Host A Gold Party For Spring Cleaning→
With the economy today, many people are looking for ways to make some extra money, and also spend it wisely when they have some extra cash or a special occasion to shop for. At Doylestown Gold Exchange & Jewelers, we are looking to get you the best value for your items when you sell unwanted gold and silver, and also give you the best prices when you are looking to buy fine jewelry.
As we get older and enter into relationships, sometimes one of those relationships get to the next level where we may start to consider buying a diamond engagement ring to give to the person we want to spend the rest of our life with. As with any big decision we all have to make, the most important part is to educate ourselves so that we are comfortable and confident in the item we buy, and the person we buy it from. That is where I come in.
My name is Greg Glemser and I am co-owner of Doylestown Gold Exchange & Jewelers with three other family members. I am a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America and have been selling diamond rings for over 15 years and pride myself on educating and making my customers know that in the end they got a great product, service, and price and they will never have to second guess their decision to by from our store.
Everybody has some jewelry that is broken and the pieces are laying in the jewelry box. There are two ways to go with that jewelry at this point. One option is to scrap the jewelry and get the cash, and the other option is to repair the piece so you can wear once again. Which ever way you decide, Doylestown Gold Exchange & Jewelers can help you out!