- How can I Subscribe to Newsletter?
- How can I Refer this Website to my Friends?
- How can I Refer your Products to my Friends?
- How can I Search a Product?
- How can I Contact you?
- How can I create my Personal Account on your Website?
- How can I change my Account's Password?
- What is Recently Viewed?
- How can I view my Recently Viewed Products?
- What is a Wish List?
- How can I create my own Wish List?
- How can I share my Wish List to my Friends?
- How can I find Quality Loose Diamonds?
- How can I Map your Store Location?
Jewelry Specific Questions
- Whats the Most Important thing to remember when Buying a Diamond?
- What is Diamond Cut?
- What is Diamond Color?
- What is Diamond Clarity?
- What is Diamond Carat Weight?
- What are World's Most Famous Diamonds of all time?
- What is a Gemstone?
- Whats the difference between Carat and Karat?
- How do I Care for my Jewelry?
- How is it Beneficial to buy from a Local Jeweler?
- How Gemstones are classified on the basis of their Characteristics?
- What is a Birthstone?
- What are the different Birthstones?
- What is Precious Metal?
- What's the Most Important in Jewelry Selection for Buying?
- What is the meaning of Wearing Rings on Different Fingers?
- How can I learn more about Diamonds / Color Stones / Precious Metals / Settings and Finishing / Jewelry?
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How can I Search a Product?
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How can I Contact you?
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How can I create my Personal Account on your Website?
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How can I change my Account's Password?
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What is Recently Viewed? How can I view my Recently Viewed Products?
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What is a Wish List? How can I create my own Wish List?
While browsing the products on our website, you may come across many products that you would like to purchase from us sometimes in future. Our website offers you the facility to store all these favorite products in your own Wish List for future reference. To create your own Wish List, you need to have an online account on our website. You have to sign in into your account to add products to your Wish List. After that, on browsing, you can just click 'Add to Wish List' link on the Product Display or Product Detail pages to add your favorite products to your Wish List.
How can I share my Wish List with my Friends?
To share your Wish List with your friends, you have to first access your Wish List. In your Wish List, simply click on the 'Email Wish List' link to email your entire Wish List, containing details of all your favorite products, to your friends. But if you wish to send details of only one product of your Wish List to your friends then you need to click on the 'Email' link available against that particular product in the grid. Clicking on these links will display a simple form where you need to enter your Friend(s) Email Address along with email Subject and your optional Message. Just enter the required information and click on the 'Email This Page' button to email your entire Wish List or a particular product details to your friends.
How can I find Quality Loose Diamonds?
Please send us an email from our Contact Us page, with details about the diamond you are looking for. We will respond either the same day or by the next business day. Our global reach allows us to locate rare and unusual diamonds in fancy shapes and fancy colors and we will be happy to find the perfect diamond for you.
What is the Most Important thing to remember when Buying a Diamond?
When you are in the market for a diamond, you must consider the 4Cs of diamonds - Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat weight, as a basis for your buying decision. These 4Cs will help you choose the best diamond using the same criteria as expert jewelers. To learn more, click on Diamond Buying Tips.
What is Diamond Cut?
Diamond Cut is the most important property that increases a diamond's beauty because a well-cut diamond reflects light to maximize the stone's brilliance. A diamond with perfect color and clarity could nevertheless have poor brilliance if it is not well cut. To learn more, click on Diamond Cut.
What is Diamond Color?
Diamonds are found in all colors of the rainbow from colorless and transparent stones to ink black ones. Varying degrees of yellow or brown color is common in most diamonds and a slight difference in color can make a substantial difference in value. A truly colorless diamond is extremely rare and considered the most valuable. It allows most light to pass through the stone and create the most brilliance. The color scale goes from D to Z, with D being colorless and Z being the most yellow. To learn more, click on Diamond Color.
What is Diamond Clarity?
Clarity is a term used to describe the absence or presence of flaws inside or on the surface of a diamond. In other words, the clarity of a diamond refers to a diamonds clearness or purity. When these flaws / marks occur internally, they are called inclusions and when these flaws / marks occur on the surface, they are known as blemishes. These slight flaws make every diamond quite unique but they also affect the appearance and value of the diamond. The Diamond Clarity Grading Scale has the following grades: F (Flawless), IF (Internally Flawless), VVS1 - VVS2 (Very, Very Slightly Included - 1 & 2), VS1 - VS2 (Very Slightly Included - 1 & 2), SI1 - SI2 (Slightly Included - 1 & 2), I1 - I2 - I3 (Included - 1, 2 & 3). To learn more, click on Diamond Clarity.
What is Diamond Carat Weight?
The term "Carat" refers to the weight of a diamond. Each carat is divided into 100 points. Therefore, 1/4 carat diamond is considered as 25 points and 1/2 carat diamond is considered as 50 points and so on. When diamonds are mined, large diamonds are rarely discovered in comparison to small ones, which make large diamonds much more valuable. For that reason, the price of a diamond rises exponentially with its size. For example, a 2 carat diamond of a given quality is always worth much more than two 1 carat diamonds of the equal quality. To learn more, click on Diamond Carat.
What are World's Most Famous Diamonds of all time?
Diamonds are always appreciated for their beauty and rarity and considered as a symbol of wealth and power. The largest and most rare stones have been noted throughout history. Some of the World?s Most Famous Diamonds of all time includes: The Cullinan, The Cullinan I / Great Star of Africa, The Cullinan II, The Centenary Diamond, The Orloff, The Regent, Koh-i-Noor (Mountain of Light), The Great Chrysanthemum, The Idols Eye, The Taylor-Burton, The Sancy, The Blue Hope, The Tiffany and Hortensia.
What is a Gemstone?
A Gemstone is a mineral or rock, which can be used in jewelry after cutting or faceting and polishing. Gemstones are diverse in their beauty and many gems are available in a stunning variety of colors. After a skilled cutting and polishing of a gem, full color and luster can be seen.
Whats the difference between Carat and Karat?
When shopping for jewelry, it's not unusual to start wondering what the difference is between a Carat and a Karat. Both the terms are used for the purpose of measurement. The term 'Carat' refers to the weight of a diamond. It is derived from the carob seeds, which are remarkably consistent in weight and shape and so were the favored scale balances in ancient times. This was standardized in 1907 and after that 1 carat became 0.2 grams or 1/142 of an ounce. Furthermore, each carat is divided into 100 points. Therefore, 1/4 carat diamond is considered as 25 points and 1/2 carat diamond is considered as 50 points and so on. Carat is also used in its abbreviated 'Ct' form. On the other hand, a 'Karat' is a measurement used to measure the purity of gold, with 24 karat being the purest. The measurement gauges how much gold vs. how much alloy is of the piece of jewelry. If a jewelry item contains 18 Karat Gold that means it has Eighteen Parts Pure Gold and Six Parts Other Metal Alloys. Karat is also used in its abbreviated 'kt' form.
How do I Care for my Jewelry?
Jewelry requires proper care and treatment for its longevity so that it can even be handed down as heirlooms to future generations without losing its shine and sparkle. Regular cleaning of Jewelry is essential to maintain the shine and brilliance of the jewelry's gemstones and metal. While wearing jewelry, it gets dirty as you use various skin and body care products such as soaps, lotions, and your skin's natural oils. Even when you are not wearing them, they can collect dust. You can clean your jewelry at home by using a soft toothbrush, water, and clear dish soap or using readymade jewelry cleaners. You can also use the services of a professional jeweler to keep your jewelry clean as well as evaluate the safety and condition of your settings. Jewelry should be stored individually in a soft cloth pouch or plastic zip-lock bag to ensure that it does not scratch other jewelry or gemstones. You should not wear jewelry while doing heavy work, housework or gardening as it can be damaged. Your jewelry should never be exposed to chlorine bleach, hair spray or other chemicals because they can severely discolor and damage your jewelry as well as their settings.
Why is it Beneficial to buy from a Local Jeweler?
When purchasing jewelry from a local jeweler, you can be sure that you are getting the best value for your money. Local jewelers provide you with a more personalized service because they intend to build a legacy of integrity & trust with their customers. They intend to build personal relations with their customers while offering them the highest quality jewelry. A local jeweler can better understand your indiviudal taste and style. You can expect an honest professional advice and excellent attention combined with before and after sale services only from a local jeweler.
How Gemstones are classified on the basis of their Characteristics?
Gemstones are classified into two categories, Precious and Semi-Precious, on the basis of their characteristics.
- Precious Stones Gemstones which are highly valuable for their hardness and rarity, are known as Precious Stones. Precious Stones are generally expensive in comparison of Semi-Precious Stones.Precious stones include Diamonds, Emeralds, Rubies, and Sapphires.
- Semi-Precious Stones Gemstones those are valued for their beauty and not covered under any one of the four ‘Precious Stones’, are known as Semi-Precious Stones. Semi-Precious Stones are available in all price ranges from low priced to high priced. Semi-Precious stones are Alexandrite, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Citrine, Garnet, Iolite, Onyx, Opal, Pearl, Peridot, Tanzanite, Topaz, Tourmaline etc.
What is a Birthstone? What are the different Birthstones?
A birthstone is nothing but a gemstone only, which is associated with the date of one’s birth and the wearing of such birthstone is considered to bring good luck and health. Certain gemstones are believed to have Supernatural powers and their relationship with planets.
Birthstones, on the basis of calendar months, are described as under:
- January’s Birthstone – Garnet
- February’s Birthstone - Amethyst
- March’s Birthstone - Aquamarine
- April’s Birthstone - Diamond
- May’s Birthstone - Emerald
- June’s Birthstone - Pearl / Alexandrite / Moonstone
- July’s Birthstone - Ruby
- August’s Birthstone - Peridot / Sardonyx
- September’s Birthstone - Sapphire
- October’s Birthstone - Opal / Pink Tourmaline
- November’s Birthstone - Citrine / Yellow Topaz
- December’s Birthstone - Turquoise / Tanzanite / Zircon / Blue Topaz
What is Precious Metal?
A Precious Metal is a metal with rare metallic chemical element and due to that is of high economic value. Precious metals are less reactive than most elements, have high luster, and have higher melting points than other metals. Gold, Platinum and Silver are considered as p recious metals and used extensively in jewelry.
- Gold Gold is an extraordinary and rare precious metal, with an unmatched combination of chemical and physical properties. Gold is the most non-reactive of all metals and it does not oxidize under ordinary conditions. No other metal is as malleable as gold. Pure gold is very soft and pliable, and alloys of different other metals are combined with pure gold to enhance its durability and strength, as well as creating a blush in the gold’s appearance with different color tones. 24 karat is 100 % pure gold, and it is more expensive and less durable than gold that is alloyed with other metals.
- Platinum Platinum, an extremely rare and expensive metal, is a silvery gray precious metal often used for setting or mounting high quality diamonds and gemstones. Platinum is a strong, durable and dense metal which is valued for its white color and purity.
- Silver Pure silver is very soft metal with its lustrous white color. Silver is used as jewelry metal well before the development of white gold alloys, and before platinum could be isolated. It is normally stable in pure air and water but tarnishes when exposed to ozone, hydrogen sulfide or sulfur.
What's the Most Important in Jewelry Selection for Buying?
Buying a perfect jewelry requires knowledge about Diamonds, Gemstone, Precious Metals and Settings & Finishing. Keep below points in mind while selecting jewelry for yourself or for your loved ones:
- Whenever you buy jewelry for your loved ones, always keep their personality and preferences in mind.
- When you decide to buy diamond or gemstone jewelry then you should always evaluate stones on 4Cs criteria.
- You should ensure that stones of your jewelry are properly polished and with perfect symmetry.
- You must ensure that there are no visible blemishes or imperfections on the diamonds, gemstones and on the metal.
- You should also check to make certain that fasteners, clasps and catches work properly and are secure.
- Beware of jewelry store lighting which usually consists of quartz or halogen bulbs.
- When buying gold jewelry, it is advisable to go for either 14 karat or 18 karat gold jewelry. You should never buy 24 karat gold jewelry because it is too soft, less durable and more expensive. You should also avoid buying less than 10 karat gold jewelry, as it appears dull.
While buying jewelry, you should not be in hurry or in pressure. You should buy it at your convenience and at your own pace. To learn more, click on Jewelry Buying Tips.
What is the meaning of Wearing Rings on Different Fingers?
Wearing a ring on a particular finger represents some of the attributes of your personality. Here you can find what does wearing a ring on particular finger means:
- Thumb Ring is Poseiden (Individuality, Independence)
- Index finger Ring is zeus (Dominance, Power, Energy)
- Middle Finger Ring is Dionysus (Irreverence, Rebellion, Decadence)
- Ring finger is Aphrodite (Love, Romance, Connection)
- Pinky Ring is Ares (Conflict, Assertiveness, Competitiveness)
- No Rings is Hermes (Friendliness, Helpfulness, Adventure)
How can I learn more about Diamonds / Color Stones / Precious Metals / Settings and Finishing / Jewelry?
You can find everything you want to know about Diamonds, Color Stones, Precious Metals, Settings & Finishing and Jewelry in our comprehensive Education Center. Click on below links to learn more:
- Diamond Guide
- Gemstone Guide
- Precious Metal Guide
- Settings & Finishing Guide
- Jewelry Guide
- Jewelry Web Links