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The 4 C’s of Diamonds

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The 4 C’s of Diamonds 1. CLARITY   Clarity grades assess the number, size, relief, and position of inclusions and blemishes. Internally Flawless diamonds are extremely rare and command much higher prices per carat than gems with microscopic inclusions.   2. COLOR   The less color, the higher the grade. Even the slightest hint can make a dramatic difference in…

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Secrets to Keeping Your Diamond Sparkling

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The sparks will fly − and your diamond will shine − when you follow these cleaning tips. Diamond is the hardest natural substance on Earth. It can cut any kind of rock or metal, but only another diamond can cut a diamond. In fact, to burn a diamond, it must be heated to between 1290-1650 degrees Fahrenheit. Yet the oil…

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Now Is A Good Time To Buy Platinum Jewelry

Platinum prices are lower than they’ve been for years, making it more affordable than ever to purchase platinum jewelry. Price per ounce is less than gold! Scroll Down for Tips To Care For Platinum Jewelry     Benefits of Platinum Platinum prongs offer better protection for diamonds, which is why the world’s most significant diamonds, from the Hope Diamond to the…

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Let Your Necklace Speak For You

NECK WEAR When you wear a ring or bracelet you can look down and see the brilliant sparkle of a diamond or the warmth of the gold. When you wear a necklace you usually only see it in a mirror, but anyone who is facing you sees it. So your neck can be a good place to make a statement…

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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wedding Ring

Five Things to Consider Before you Buy Your wedding ring is your forever ring. It’s not only worn closest to your heart but it should make you smile every day as you wear it. You have a unique style, let it shine! Here are the top five questions to help guide you to make the choice of a lifetime. Would you like…

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Update Your Wedding Ring 6 Easy Ideas

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Many of you would never change a thing about your wedding jewelry. For those who don’t share this opinion, please read on. We know that you love your wedding ring. It’s just that personal style evolves. What you enjoyed years ago can change over time. Sometimes we just want to update our look a little and sometimes we need to start…

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Some Tips On How To Buy a Custom Engagement Ring

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Having a custom ring made is fun and is one of our favorite things to do at JBD. Here are a few tips to make it a great experience.Using an experienced jewelry designer can save you a lot of trouble.Professionals have years of designing knowledge and can recommend what will, and more importantly, what won’t work in the design you…

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Gold: Which is right for you? Yellow, White or Rose

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Yellow gold is eternal. It has been mined from the ground and adorned people since ancient times. In jewelry it can be transformed into wearable art which is precious and durable.Yellow gold in the past decade has taken a back seat to other metals and other colors, but in the last few years it has started to show that the…

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Five Tips for Keeping Your Jewelry in Tip-Top Shape

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1. It’s important to have your jewelry professionally inspected at least twice a year.
Our experienced jewelers professionally clean and inspect your jewelry under high magnification. We‘ll advise you of the condition of your pieces, and any signs of wear including broken or cracked prongs, loose stones etc. Continue reading

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