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Doylestown Gold Exchange: A New Kind of Jewelry Store

Before opening Doylestown Gold Exchange in 2011, you started to see the landscape of what a traditional jeweler was begin to change as the economy hit a down ward turn and effected the buying habits of its’ customers. There were always local competitors, it was generally a family business serving a large, primarily wealthy multi-generational customer base that routinely purchased luxury jewelry. Then, the 2008 financial crisis hit, and a seismic shift in buying habits occurred. While some people continued purchasing new pieces, others were looking to liquidate their precious metal assets like gold, silver, diamonds, and coins. However, many jewelry stores didn’t buy these items and stuck to their traditional model, so their customers were forced to sell them elsewhere. That’s when we knew a new kind of jewelry store had to emerge.

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Diamonds are everyones best friend: buying wholesale diamonds in Bucks County, PA

We’ve long been fascinated with the elegance and beauty of diamonds. No other rare stone can quite compare to the permanence and perfection of a well-cut diamond. Perfect to mark the major turning points in our lives or to simply show our appreciation, diamonds continue to remain a symbol of grace, sophistication and unending love. Browse wholesale diamonds in Bucks County, PA to find a gift that will last forever.

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Advantages of Dealing with a Graduate Gemologist

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Greg Glemser is a certified Graduate Gemologist at the Doylestown Gold Exchange.

In the world of precious gems, a graduate gemologist is the equivalent of a Michelin star chef.

And the Gemological Institute of America – otherwise known as the GIA – is THE school for training experts in the jewelry industry.

Gemology education began in the 19th century, but it wasn’t until 1908 that the first real qualifications were created by the National Association of Goldsmiths in England.

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A Quick Guide to Diamond Cuts

wholesale diamond cuts on displayThe world of diamonds is governed by “the four Cs.”

There’s color, which actually refers to the lack of color a stone has. One with no color is considered top quality, while a “brown” or “yellow” diamond is a lower standard diamond.

There’s carat, which is the weight of the diamond, and clarity, which refers to the presence or absence of inclusions – or flaws – in the stone.

And finally there’s cut, or the craftsmanship of a diamond: how the facets cooperate with light, the diamond’s overall finish and its proportions and symmetry.

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