Facts & Tips About Diamonds & Jewelry

Your fine jewelry is an investment, whether you decide to have something unique designed for you, or buy ready-made pieces from a jewelry store.

We know how hard it is to choose diamonds when you don't know the criteria that makes a gem or jewelry piece valuable.  We have provided these pages and our Diamond Buyer's Guide as a way to share our knowledge and experience, and assist you in making educated purchases.

We cover the basic terminology and qualities that are used to determine the value of a diamond, as well as pearls and precious metals used in jewelry making, and included some tips on caring for your jewelry so that it will keep its value.

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