Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

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It's recommended to get your jewelry appraised every 2-3 years, as the value of precious metals and gemstones can fluctuate over time.
When buying a diamond, it's important to consider the 4 Cs, as well as the overall beauty and appearance of the stone. Additionally, it's recommended to purchase from a reputable dealer and ask for a diamond grading report from a reputable laboratory.
A diamond grading report, also known as a diamond certificate, provides an independent assessment of a diamond's quality and characteristics, including the 4 Cs and any additional factors that may affect its value.
Authentic jewelry will usually have markings or hallmarks that indicate the metal type and purity, as well as any gemstone certifications. Additionally, a trained appraiser or gemologist can help determine the authenticity of a piece.
A jewelry appraisal provides an estimated value for a piece of jewelry, while a jewelry authentication verifies its authenticity and origins. An authentication is often necessary for rare or valuable pieces, or for those with a questionable history.
A gemstone is a naturally occurring mineral or rock that is cut and polished to be used in jewelry or other decorative items.
The value of a gemstone is determined by several factors, including its rarity, color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. Consulting with a professional gemologist can provide an accurate valuation.
A natural gemstone is formed in the earth over millions of years, while a synthetic gemstone is created in a laboratory. Both types can be beautiful and valuable, but natural gemstones are typically more rare and expensive.
Gemstones are delicate and require special care. Avoid exposing them to extreme heat, chemicals, or direct sunlight. Clean them gently with a soft cloth and store them separately from other jewelry to avoid scratches.
A diamond is a naturally occurring gemstone made of carbon, while cubic zirconia is a synthetic gemstone made of zirconium dioxide. Diamonds are typically more valuable and durable than cubic zirconia.
  1. A birthstone is a gemstone that is associated with a specific month of the year. The concept of birthstones dates back to ancient times and is still popular today as a way to personalize jewelry.
A gemstone's cut refers to the way it has been shaped and polished. The cut can greatly affect the stone's brilliance, fire, and overall appearance.
A gemstone's clarity refers to the presence or absence of internal or external flaws, known as inclusions or blemishes. The fewer flaws a gemstone has, the more valuable it is.
  1. A trained gemologist can usually tell the difference between a natural and synthetic gemstone by examining it under a microscope and conducting various tests.
While some gemstones can be incredibly rare and valuable, they are still meant to be worn and enjoyed. However, it's important to take appropriate precautions to protect them from damage or loss.