DIAMOND CARE: WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE YOUR JEWELRY CHECKED BY YOUR JEWELER

You’ve spent time and energy finding your perfect engagement ring. Now that it’s permanently on your left finger, you’ll want to ensure that it stays sparkly and beautiful forever. As it’s something that you wear often, having an expert jeweler inspect your ring every six months is vital to keeping your ring in excellent condition.

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TREAT YOURSELF!

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness was wrong…because I’m in love with all things jewelry and luxury. It definitely makes me happy! It isn’t always the cheapest thing you can buy but nothing good should be cheap.  So, you’re looking down at your wrist or staring at yourself in the mirror wondering what else can I […]

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THE INS AND OUTS OF A PAWN LOAN

People have been pawning their valuables for at least the last 2000 years and thanks to reality TV pawn shops have gained their own little spotlight in the public eye. That being said, there are still a lot of misconceptions about what pawning is and how these loans actually work. I own a pawn shop […]

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HOW IS A PIECE OF JEWELRY REFINISHED OR POLISHED?

When jewelry is refinished at Diamonds Forever it is made to look like a brand new piece. We polish the ring so all scratches are buffed out and the item is restored to its original shine or finish. We then inspect the piece by checking that all the stones are tight and securely set. White […]

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GARNETS

Derived from the Latin word granatum because of their pomegranate seed shape and color, garnets are seen in a wide range of colors and varieties. The stone has ornamental, spiritual and industrial uses. The mineral is praised for flushing out toxins and cleansing the body, and it’s also believed to clear the mind of stress. […]

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BLOODSTONES

The bloodstone is a dark green, jasper-like mineral with red or brown drops on the surface. It has been thought to have special powers throughout the ages. The ancient Greeks called it heliotrope or Sun Stone, and they believed it transformed the sun when it was immersed in water. The red splotches on its surface […]

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BRIOLETTE BEAUTY

Worn by some of the most powerful women in history for near a millennium, briolette cut gemstones have stood the test of time as one of the most daring and elegant cuts. Unlike today’s brilliant cut that focuses on maximizing light from the table of a gem, the briolette is designed to be viewed from […]

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TIMELESS GENIUS

Jewelry design is influenced by many things and world events is one of them. When the stock market crashed in 1929 during the Art Deco period, some jewelry designers got very clever so they could respond to the luxury budget-conscious market. Yes, there is such a thing. Convertible jewelry was the answer that allowed a […]

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THE ROARING TWENTIES: OUR FLING WITH BLING

As the fashion icon Coco Chanel said, “The Roaring Twenties were all about becoming someone.” Who that was ~ well, that was up to you. And only you.

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THE IMPERFECT PERFECTIONS OF INCLUSIONS

Inclusions are the unique identifying characteristics that are helpful in recognizing your diamond. While some people may consider them as flaws, we definitely do not think of them that way. We believe it’s more accurate to think of them as Mother Nature’s artwork trapped inside a time capsule from billions of years ago.

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