Watch the final steps in the creation of this one-of-a-kind carved sea jasper, drusy quartz and freshwater pearl necklace.
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Forgive me…I feel like I’ve neglected you this past summer. The “roller coaster” ride began with a cancer diagnosis Memorial Day weekend and ended with the passing of my mother, Millie Ostroff on August 9th. This loss is indescribable. Everyone deals with grief differently. For me, keeping busy is best. For years, you have asked […]
Often, we see people make jewelry purchases because they are convinced they are getting a deal. In reality, gold and diamond prices are pretty standard throughout the world, and our industry. What does vary, is the markup. My Jewel Shop prides ourselves in being competitively priced every day. We tag our merchandise with the best […]
HOW TO READ A GIA GRADING REPORT Clarity grades assess the number, size, relief, and position of inclusions and blemishes. (GIA)
DIAMOND COLOR “The less color, the higher the grade. Even the slightest hint can make a dramatic difference in value.” (GIA) DIAMONDS ARE GRADED UPSIDE DOWN AND WITH A “MASTER SET OF STONES.” FANCY COLORED DIAMONDS “The grading of colored diamonds is conducted by a team of highly specialized GIA gemologists who examine the diamonds […]
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY A DIAMOND. For the duration of this month I will focus my blog on diamond education. I want you to become an informed consumer. You will hopefully gain the confidence you need when making a diamond purchase as well as appreciate what you own. FEEL FREE TO […]
A Bit of History: When I was hired in 1977, My Jewel Shop was one of the few custom design jewelry stores in the area. I was a young enthusiastic employee, with a passion to learn everything I could. There was no limit to my opportunities, and I was exposed to every aspect of the […]