Archive for the ‘Diamonds’ Category

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Dec.

How to Avoid Diamond Switching

By Calla Gold

­­Are You Worried About Diamond Switching? So are jewelers! It’s a two-way street of worry between us and new clients, but a jeweler with a good reputation would never risk their good standing by taking your diamond. Most people who … Continue reading

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Feb.

What to do With Divorce Diamonds?

By Calla Gold

Divorce Diamonds As a Santa Barbara Jeweler, I get asked often what to do with divorce diamonds. I say redesign with them!  You earned that diamond, regardless of how your union ended.  It shouldn’t sit in a safe or the … Continue reading

8

Dec.

Diamond Shape vs Cut, Square Diamonds

By Calla Gold

Shape vs Cut of Diamonds, It’s Not Enough to Know the Shape You Want Shape and cut are often confused but know this: they aren’t the same thing. If you confuse the two, you may ended up making an unfortunate … Continue reading

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Jun.

Good Diamonds vs. Bad Diamonds, Emphasis on Cut

By Calla Gold

The Four C’s Gone Bad – Diamond Cut As a Santa Barbara Jeweler, I had the unhappy task of explaining to Marly and John, a nice young couple, why that center diamond they got online with the great appraisal certificate … Continue reading

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Jun.

CZ vs Diamond, the Better Engagement Ring Choice

By Calla Gold

A few months ago I wrote about my opinion, as a jeweler of 31 years, on the topic of CZ vs Diamond for engagement rings.  It drew quite a bit of attention, and the post now has several dozen comments … Continue reading

28

Oct.

A Man’s Take on the Huge 118 Carat Diamond Sold in Hong Kong

By Calla Gold

Guest Post by Jeremy Gold What Would You do with a 118 Carat Diamond? Earlier this week, a flawless, white, 118 carat diamond—about the size of an organic egg—sold at a Sotheby’s jewelry auction in Hong Kong for $30.6 million … Continue reading

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