Diamond Showcase

Sometimes in wearing jewelry the arms are often overlooked because we focus so much attention on the rings and necklaces we wear. Diamonds became more popular during the 19th century due to discovery of diamond deposits in South Africa. This discovery leads to increased supply, improved cutting and polishing techniques, and growth in economy. In 1979, geologists found the Argyle pipe in Australia which to this date is the richest diamond deposit in the world. Argyle, since then, alone is responsible for supplying over one third of the world’s diamonds every year. The main advantage of loose diamond is that it can be set in any kind of metal with the kind of design a person wants. While buying loose diamonds or other diamonds, a buyer must know about the 4 Cs: cut, color, clarity and carat. These Cs will help a person to determine its quality.

This stunning canary diamond engagement ring features a huge 3.00 Ct. fancy yellow radiant cut diamond with SI1 clarity. White Trillion cut diamonds (0.90 ctw.) frame the canary diamond completing the 3-stone look. Even while you are watching diamond commercials on television you can feel the shine, the sparkle penetrate in your eyes, leaving you mesmerized. The whole world has been working really hard to make this stone as a symbol of love and affection. No wonder men spend their life savings on buying a diamond ring for proposing marriage to their beloved instead of using a gold one. Too many magical powers, too many superstitions beliefs have been associated with diamonds.

Now, antique wedding rings not only come in the style of heirlooms that are passed down, but many of the antique wedding rings can be found at estate sales, jewelry auctions, professional jewelers and online catalogs. Nothing says old-fashioned romance like an antique filigree ring, although there are many attractive designs of antique wedding rings. But if diamonds are so indestructible, must a gentleman give his lady a newly mined and cut diamond? I say no! The opportunity for a true bargain exists in a pre-owned diamond.

The cut a diamond is determined by the diamond’s proportion such as its shape, width and depth. The cut determines what is called the diamond’s “brilliance”. Even if the diamond itself has perfect color and clarity, with a poor cut the diamond will have a dull brilliance. This is because the cut determines how light travels within the diamond. The Gemological Institute of America has also devised a clarity grading system to rank diamond clarity. This grading system includes Flawless (Fl), Internally Flawless (IF), Very Very Slightly Included (VV1 or VV2), Very Slightly Included(VS1 or VS2), Slightly Included(SI1 or SI2), and Included(I1, I2, and I3). Although this system had been contributed to the diamond industry, it is not widely used. This is due to the fact that it took a lot of practice and training to integrate it.

We carry pieces created by the top designers in the jewelry industry. Natalie K, Aspiri Diamonds by Maiden Lane, the Romance Collection, and Benchmark. Our specialty is providing high-quality, designer-like mountings without the designer price tag. We offer savings up to 30% on amazing designer pieces. In addition to our diamond collection, we carry a full line of semi-precious and precious gemstone jewelry. Finishing off our list of the top 10 designer jewelry brands is Boucheron Founded by Frédéric Boucheron in 1858 in Paris, France, his designs were influenced by Egyptian and Asian art, thus, creating unfamiliar stone combinations such as onyx and diamonds. He was also first to merge bronze, ivory, and gold.

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