2007 was a particularly rich one for the U.S.’s only diamond mine. While it is called our Gold Buying program, it is not limited to gold. We also buy silver, sterling silver, gold fillings, gold teeth, sterling silver flatware, diamonds, precious stones, and a variety of old coins. We purchase foreign coins and platinum pieces too. We buy almost any precious metal, gem or coin that you can find, with only a few minor exceptions. We do not purchase costume jewelry, gold-filled jewelry, gold-plated jewelry or coins that state that they are a copy. Moissanite is a lab-created mineral that is a very good diamond simulant. Moissanite has been on the market as a fine jewelry choice since the early 90s and has picked up quite a few fans. Moissanite is a hard mineral that, like diamond, will cut glass. There are a couple of minor downsides to moissanite however. First, it is quite expensive, (though still cheap compared to diamonds) usually priced about $500 per carat for good samples.
As with all jewelry and watches , diamond pieces range from the height of elegance to totally casual. To that end, many collections and sets include rings, necklaces, and earrings with everyday accessorizing in mind. However you intend to wear your diamond jewelryâ€”whether at a gala or out with the galsâ€”Groupon stocks a variety of brands to suit your style. Brilliant Diamond specializes in traditional designs, crafting everything from diamond studs to tennis bracelets. Other brands such as PalmBeach consistently find clever ways to incorporate diamonds into dynamic piecesâ€”like, say, a gold plated bracelet with diamond-shaped elephants or C-hoop earrings made up of diamond marquise leaves.
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. Most diamonds contain some inner flaws that occur during the formation process. The clarity of this jewelery is generally determined by the visibility, number and size of these jewels. Jewelry that is clear, create more brilliance, and thus are more highly priced.
So where does that leave me? It is difficult, if not impossible, for most people to buy diamonds at wholesale prices and you should be cautious, actually be afraid, of anyone who advertises that they can sell diamonds to everyone at wholesale diamond prices and be afraid of anyone who claims that by following their secret advice (this means buying their book) you will be able to save thousands of dollars on your next diamond purchase. There has always been these type of sellers that make up some highly inflated price, they then place a big red “X” through that price, and because you are such a great person they will sell it to you for 40, 50, or even 60% off the original (inflated) price, lucky you! Price is not the only consideration when searching for a diamond and if that is your only focus, it can then leave you open to being deceived! The diamond distribution system has become more efficient and streamlined over the years and I think that now is a very good time to buy a diamond.
The difference in cost between D and E color, however; even though both considered “white” diamonds, can be significant. Whether you’re shopping for a gift or for yourself, our exquisite range of rings, earrings, bracelets, chains and pendants are sure to please. Crafted in sterling silver and yellow, white or rose gold, we offer everything from classic diamond stud earrings to the latest on trend styles. For important moments and occasions, explore our Infinitas, Knots and Spirits Bay Collections – each collection holds special meaning.