March tends to be a popular time of the year for people to start looking for their engagement ring.The most popular shape is still the round brilliant, followed by the princess cut.
As has been the case for as long as i can recall,the round stone is still the most expensive whey to go. You can expect to pay 15 to 20 percent more for a round stone of the same quality and color.
Just remember, you will pay more when purchased but you will also get more back if you ever want to upgrade your stone for any reason in the future. Depending on your budget it is best to buy a diamond that has been graded by the (GIA) or the Gemological Institute of America. The reason being is that thier standards are very exact and their stones will command a higher value.The second best would be the (EGL) of America.
If you chose to buy a diamond without papers, try to get a recommendation for a good jeweler in your area or feel free to contact me thru my blog or call (212)9664260. Lauren Jewelry has been in NYC for the past 33 years and have sold many (GIA )and other stones thru the years.We also hand make mountings to your specific needs and price points.Feel free to go to our web site at Lauren- Jewelry.com
This weekend we had a person looking for a diamond come into our store. We had 10 stones to choose from all close to the price,size,and quality requested. I was told that a better stone was over 2000 less than mine. It seemed too good to be true.
The moral of the story ; Both sellers and buyers most be use a level playing field when conducting a transaction or both parties will lose face.I will give more info. in future blogs.
Tip of the day,. if you own pearls but leave them in your draw for weeks or longer at a time add a little oil to the pearls to keep the luster and prevent them from drying out.
Please feel free to contact me at any time for other tips about your jewelry.You can also follow us on face book .by going to our web site http://www.lauren-jewelry.com
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Sparkly Test Drive. my kind of jewelry. We make these type rings with your stones or ours from a picture or a drawing. Lauren jewelry has been doing buisness in NYC for the past 33 yrs
Did you ever wonder what happens to diamond and gold jewelry after you sell it?
Let me explain.First the larger stones are taken out of the setting.That would be the center stone of engagement ring.This stone is usually the most valuable part of the ring. After that the smaller stones are cut out and put on the side than graded. The metal is then sold to a refiner and brought back to its pure form so that it can be sold again to be made into another piece of jewelry.
Here is the good part; those stones that were removed are now for sale , usually for less than the going retail rate. As an example I have a GIA 1.77 H color VS1 round stone and a 1.60 I VS2 Emerald cut for sale both costing you at or below my cost because we bought each well below wholesale.
If you or a friend would like more information on these items you can respond to my blog or contact us through lauren-jewelry.com
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Today is Wednesday 2/8/12. The trend seems to be for better quality stones, but smaller.
Prices are high so we are showing 1 carat to 1.5 carats diamonds in the 4 to 12 thousand range. It seems people are set with the overall look of the ring more so than the size of the diamond.
My advice is the reverse, I say buy the better stone. It is less costly to upgrade the setting than your diamond no matter what your friends say. Invest where most of the value is, then updated the setting down the road.
If you need to ask a question about this topic, feel free to contact John thru the blog or
e-mail directly firstname.lastname@example.org
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