Monthly Archives: April 2016

Choosing Right Diamond Cut

You ask a woman what kind of engagement ring she wants and generally the first thing she is going to mention is the cut of the diamond.  Most ladies seem to be less concerned about what the ring is made...
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Understanding the Clarity of Diamonds

Diamond clarity refers to the extent to which there are imperfections and blemishes in a particular diamond. A diamond that features major blemishes and inclusions is rated low on the diamond clarity scale. This is because such diamonds have flaws...
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What Does the Color of Diamonds Mean?

To determine the color quality of a diamond, the appraiser needs to look at it before it goes into a piece of jewelry though. When it is in a setting, the metal can actually make a clear diamond look as...
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What should you look for in a jewelry appraiser?

When you obtain a jewelry appraisal or report, you have the right to expect a professional treatment. Look for an appraiser who provides you with: 1)   An estimate fee that is not based on the final appraisal value of your...
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Retail vs. replacement value of your jewelry

To properly interpret your diamond appraisal you will also need to know if the value is a “retail value” or “retail replacement value.” The difference between the two is important… most insurance companies and diamond laboratories recommend using a retail...
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