Archive for the ' Diamonds ' Category

Dec 28

­­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 join the jewelry fold do so because of a dual drive: the love of beauty […]

Feb 23

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 bottom of your jewelry box. Your diamond should be celebrated in a new way in […]

Dec 8

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 purchase like Nate did. (See below story) I’m going to explain what the difference is […]

Jun 30

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 looked so lackluster. I didn’t like saying it and they didn’t like hearing that it […]

Jun 22

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 and questions. There were a few interesting comments and questions in particular that I felt […]

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