Classic Engagement Ring With Half Moon Diamond Accents

The sides of the rings have been hand engraved, a craft that is almost lost to history.
Engagement Classic - We created this platinum ring with rare half-moon shaped diamonds on each side of a round diamond center. We had our craftsman hand engrave the sides of the ring to help create this classic look. The center is set in a custom...

Tanzanite Parallel Universe...Ultra-Modern Ring

Emerald Cut Tanzanite Ring Diamond Ring two tone gold  14 karat yellow and white gold
The top half of this ring is white gold and the bottom half is yellow gold.
Our client brought in her own Tanzanite and challenged us to come up with a design that showed off her unique sense of style. Tanzanites in rings present a unique challenge because they are a softer than the average gemstone. If exposed to edges of...

Nearly the Largest Rough Diamond Ever Found...Sold!

$53 million uncut diamond found in Bostwana
This rough diamond sold for $53 million. It weighs 1,109 carats. It was found in Botswana in November 2015 and remained unsold for almost two years. The diamond had been up for auction at Southby's, but failed to reach the $70 million reserve last...

Very Cool Vintage Hamilton Watch

Classic Hamilton man's diamond watch from the 1950's
If you have an old watch laying around from your grandfather's stuff, don't throw it away. Have someone knowledgeable look at it. This is a vintage Hamilton man's diamond watch that someone brought me, we had it refinish and are now offering for...

My Diamond Looks Blue

The center marquise diamond exposed to a UV light source.
An intriguing phenomenon of some diamonds is that they appear to glow blue under ultraviolet light. This glow is called fluorescence, and lasts only as long as the diamond is exposed to the ultraviolet light.\ Fluorescence is caused by the presence...

GIA Certificate...like money in the bank

Why is this important for you, as a seller of a diamond? Because diamonds that have been certified by the GIA as a certain color and clarity (among many other important factors) are worth more than an appraisal letter from a local jeweler. Even if...

Diamond Bands Sometime Hold Their Value

Sometimes, small diamonds don't hold their value because there is just as much labor to set them as there is to buy the loose diamonds that go in them. In this case, I recently purchased this ring from an individual that hardly wore it. It shows...

Blue Topaz

Look at the beautiful blue topaz to the right. It is set in 14Kt gold and is trimmed with diamonds and another set of blue topaz on the sides, very unusual and very beautiful. Finding a buyer for it is tricky. eBay is full of blue topaz sellers,...

Older Cut Diamonds

I have seen a rash of old European cut diamonds come across my desk lately. They are truly beautiful diamonds, but they don't have the value of the modern brilliant cut. Old European cut diamonds need to be re-cut and polished by a diamond. They...

Marquise Diamond Blues

You have a beautiful marquise shaped diamond that you bought in the 80's and everyone tells you it isn't worth much. How come? It was more expensive 30 years ago than it is today. Logic would dictate that if diamonds go up, that a diamond you bought...