Month: December 2014

  • Grading Diamonds

    Have you ever wondered how to know if you’re buying a nice quality diamond?  It can be a bit overwhelming, but with a little education of a diamond’s quality characteristics it can be simple.  Every diamond is unique as a snowflake, no two are alike. There was no agreed upon way to grade diamonds until the middle of the twentieth century.  GIA, which stands for…

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  • What’s In My Gold??

    No, it’s not a fly (as in “What’s that in my soup?).  It’s the reason that your gold is the color it is.  Many years ago, when your grandparents and great-grandparents were buying jewelry, gold followed the Henry Ford school of thought – you could have gold any color you wanted it, as long as it was yellow.  As time and technology progressed, metallurgists (that’s…

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