We have added this beautiful Asscher cut diamond ring to our list of special offers.
Diamond Ring with a 1.51-carat square emerald (Asscher) cut diamond graded E color, VS2 clarity, depth 69.7%, table 57%, Excellent polish, Excellent symmetry, No fluorescence, measuring 6.45 x 6.21 x 4.33 mm with a ratio of 1.03 (ref: GIA 16938804, dated 03/31/2008) set in a split-prong custom platinum mounting (Stamped “PLAT”) with a total of 18 pave-set round diamonds (0.28 total carat weight) going half way down the top of the 2.1 mm wide shank.
There are those who go to the Crater of Diamonds State Park, armed with shovels and buckets and kneepads and maps to spend the day meticulously digging for diamonds.
And then there's Dan Frederick and his daughter Lauren, who less than an hour after setting foot in the park for the first time, found a 2.03 carat diamond just lying there, staring back at them.
The state park in Arkansas is the only diamond-producing site in the world where anyone can come look for the gems -- and keep whatever they spot.
But the Frederick find is pretty unusual. For one thing, the diamonds are spread out over 37.5 acres of the park. The Fredericks found theirs last week just three feet in front of them.
"Dan Frederick has proven, once again, that it is possible to find large, beautiful diamonds while surface searching. This is an example of a diamond that all park visitors dream of taking home," said Park official Betty Coors.
The diamond is pearly white in color and shaped like a triangle. The Fredericks decided to name it "Lucky Diamond." Exactly how much the diamond is worth depends on its clarity, cut, color and carat (the four 4Cs), but it's a safe bet it's worth much, much more than the $16 the Fredericks spent on admission.
If a diamond bracelet is on your wish list, we would be happy to custom make the style and quality you want. The secret to a durable and beautiful bracelet is to start with quality workmanship in the mounting and clasp and then add diamonds with exceptional cut parameters to optimize brightness, fire and sparkle.
The classic diamond tennis bracelet comes in many styles and can be custom made to different lengths, total carat weight, and quality of diamonds. If you tell us what style you want and your budget, we can recommend options that best meet your requirements.
If you are wanting something different than the classic diamond tennis bracelet, we can provide a variety of different styles that are beautiful and unique.
Do not think you must settle for the low quality (probably made in China) but expensive bracelets you see in jewelry stores. You can have a bracelet with exceptional workmanship and quality diamonds that are sure to become family heirlooms for generations to come.
Give us a call today at 888-477-8385 and tell us what type of diamond bracelet you want.
We provide stunning round diamond earrings because we sell GIA graded diamonds with Excellent GIA cut grade. It is the brilliance, fire and sparkle of diamond earrings that produces their beauty and sets them apart from the low quality, poorly cut diamond typically sold in jewelry stores.
For round diamond earring mountings, we recommend 14-karat white gold three-prong Martini style mountings with Versa posts and Guardian™ clutch backs. We find these to be the best looking, most comfortable and most secure types of mounting and backs.
If you are thinking of shopping for diamond earrings, give us a call and we will find the best diamonds meeting your budget or carat weight requirements.
In the far north-east of Russia, a whole town of people dedicates their working lives to finding diamonds. Russia is the world's largest producer of diamonds by volume and Mirny is its ‘diamond capital'.
Mirny is so remote that the people here refer to the rest of Russia as ‘the mainland.'
Located in Russia's far northeast, 4,000 km from Moscow, the main route in and out is via aircraft. In winter, when temperatures can drop to below -50 degrees centigrade, ice roads appear allowing supplies to be brought in overland.
The town itself is built around a giant hole in the ground. It is probably Mirny's most distinguishing feature. Diamonds were discovered here in the 1950s and as the diamond mine grew, so did the town around it. The city has primarily been financed from the proceeds of the quarry - which grew to be 1.2km wide and 525m deep.
It is a remote, inhospitable place. Until June this year there was still snow on the ground. "In Mirny, for ten months of the year, it is winter."
The attraction here is definitely not the climate or the location, but the higher wages which attract people from other Russian regions and former Soviet states.
We just added a beautiful three-stone diamond ring to our Special Offers section of our website. This ring has a 1.32 carat emerald cut center diamond with 0.46 total carat weight side trillion cut diamonds set in a custom 14-karat gold three-stone mounting with white gold modified baskets and yellow gold shank. The modified baskets allow a wedding band to fit flush with the engagement ring.
While we specialize in GIA graded diamonds, we also can supply some of the most beautiful colored gemstones in the country. If you are looking for that special anniversary or birthday gift, think breathtaking color and beauty for your gift.
Like flowers, colored gemstones come in every color. Both are produced in nature and evolve into something exquisite. But, unlike flowers whose beauty fades with time, the beauty of colored gemstones is everlasting.
While ruby, sapphire and emerald are the best known colored gemstones, other gemstones like Tanzanite, spinel, garnet, tourmaline, and peridot can also provide exceptional beauty.
Here are some examples of beautiful colored gemstone rings we have provided clients and our designers can provide just about any style you want.
We have many clients who purchased their engagement rings from us years ago who come back to us wanting an upgrade for their ring. Often getting a larger diamond is just not economical in terms of making a noticeable change. Changing the mounting style can provide a new look for those ready for a change.
For example, in 2005 one of our clients purchased the three-stone diamond engagement ring pictured below. The ring had a beautiful 1.13 carat radiant cut center diamond and brilliant-cut trapezoid side diamonds.
This year they came back to looking for suggestions on how to update the look of the ring. We suggested a new mounting with Blaze Cut diamonds on the shank and a modified basket style that accommodates a flush fitting wedding band. They added a matching Blaze Cut diamond band for a great new look using their original radiant and trapezoid diamonds.