Tuesday, 22 May 2018

How you can Save on an Engagement Ring?

Looking for ways to save on engagement rings? Chances are you’re a savvy shopper and looking to save money for other aspects of the wedding day. If you’re looking to get the best deal possible then it means you will have more money left over to spend on your marriage.

At ABQ Gold & Silver, we want to help our customers find the best deal when it comes to buying engagement rings in Albuquerque. Follow these tips to ensure your commitment is sealed with the ring you both love and a budget you can manage:
1. Always stick with your budget. Making a commitment to stick to your intended goal will help you and your partner from throwing the budget out the door.
    2. Have a basic understanding of the 4 C’s of diamonds.
    • Cut- This is a measure of the technique in which the diamond is cut — for example, the way the stone is faceted will affect how much light reflects its angles and how shiny it is overall.
    • Color- This has to do with the color or lack of color in the diamond. A colorless diamond is higher quality than a diamond with yellow tints.
    • Clarity- This refers to the clearness of the diamond. Inclusions or blemishes present in the diamond make it imperfect.
    • Carat- refers to the measure of physical weight of the diamond. The more it weighs the more expensive the diamond will be.
    3. Compare prices. Do your homework when it comes to diamond shopping. Shop retailers to        determine which one is providing the best value. 

    ABQ Gold & Silver 

    At ABQ Gold & Silver we make it easy to express your love with an exceptional collection of engagement rings in Albuquerque. Visit our store to find the best price and shop from classic solitaires to contemporary ring styles.

    Thursday, 12 April 2018

    Tips for Jewelry Repair

    Getting jewelry is a special occasion. When you first receive it, it can be the most valuable thing you own and even hold sentimental value. But if you wear your jewelry every day, it’s expected to get some wear and tear. The nature of jewelry you own will determine the type of care and maintenance needed. Over time, all jewelry will need to be serviced. If you’re looking for jewelry repair in Albuquerque, trust ABQ Gold & Silver to examine and repair your jewelry properly.

    Follow these tips for jewelry repair that may help you keep your significant pieces longer.
    • Jewelry must be serviced by a professional jeweler. 
    • The condition of your jewelry should be carefully inspected and communicated before any repairs are started. Doing this will protect both you and the jeweler.
    • Jewelry and gems should be stored in a safe place to help increase its life. Airtight containers are useful to prevent oxidation of silver.
    • Avoid harsh chemicals and swimming pools when wearing your jewelry. Chemicals can discolour metals and gems destroying the integrity of the jewelry.
    • Precious metals like silver, gold, and platinum can be polished with a cloth to bring back its shimmer.
     Jewelry Repair at ABQ Gold & Silver
    ABQ Gold & Silver is Albuquerque’s preferred business for jewelry repair Albuquerque. Our team of experts take the time to inspect the condition of your jewelry and set the right expectations with our customers. Our job is dedicated towards taking the time to properly repair our clients jewelry. We are a reputable repairer of jewelry and look for potential problems to keep your jewelry lasting. We are the jewelry repair professionals and customers come to ABQ Gold & Silver for best-class repairs and guidance.

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    Stop in anytime and we will check the condition of your jewelry and give you a free cleaning.

    Friday, 16 March 2018

    4 Ways to Check the Quality of Your Diamond

     Diamonds come in many shapes and sizes. All diamonds have intricate combinations of qualities that make them unique. ABQ Gold & Silver Exchange wants to make sure our clients can check the quality of their diamond. If you’re searching for diamonds in Albuquerque, ABQ Gold & Silver Jewelry Exchange has professional jewelers and gem experts to help you.

    The professionals at ABQ Gold & Silver have the knowledge and years of experience to asses any quality of diamond. Before you make your special purchase, follow the 4C’s of diamond quality to check the value of your diamond below.

    The 4Cs of diamond quality are:
    • Color: Diamonds come in many colors. Diamonds that range from colorless to yellow fall within the normal color range. Colorless diamonds are the unique and the most valuable. Colorless diamonds set the standard for classifying and assessing other diamonds in the standard color spectrum.
    • Clarity: Diamonds have inner features, called inclusions, and surface irregularities, called blemishes. Clarity is the absence of these inclusions and blemishes. Blemishes also include scratches or grooves on a diamond’s exterior.
    • Cut: The term cut can sometimes describe the diamonds overall shape. However, a diamond's cut grade determines how well a diamond's surfaces reflects with light. This is how well the diamond shines and glimmers.
    • Carat Weight (size): Diamonds are weighed to a thousandth (0.001) of a carat and then rounded to the nearest hundredth, or point. Fractions of a carat can mean price differences of hundreds to thousands of dollars, contingent on diamond quality.
    ABQ Gold & Silver
    If you’re searching diamonds in Albuquerque because you’re looking for loose or mounted diamonds, ABQ Gold & Silver Jewelry Exchange has the largest selection of diamond cuts, shapes, and sizes. We also have GIA certified diamonds. One of our diamond experts will help you find the diamond that fits your needs. We will also help you understand the quality you are getting for the price.

    Tuesday, 27 February 2018

    How to Buy Birthstone Engagement Rings?

    Getting engaged is one of the most joyful times in your life. However, shopping for an engagement ring can be challenging and often emotional. You want the ring to be a treasure that she will connect with for years to come. So if you’re searching for engagement rings in Albuquerque, ABQ Gold & Silver wants to help you consider a birthstone engagement ring.  

    Birthstone engagement rings are becoming more and more popular as colorful gemstones offer a variety of many different colors and exciting designs. Buying a birthstone engagement ring allows you to add color to a classic engagement ring and helps reflect her personality. Follow these steps to buy the perfect birthstone engagement ring:

    1. Set A Budget: Figuring out your price range before you start shopping is important. Birthstones are less expensive than diamonds and there will be a variety of choices for every budget.
    2. Choose A Birthstone: If you don’t know your fiancĂ©’s birthstone, take a look below. She may also have a particular gemstone that is special to her that you may want to consider. Including both of your birthstones in the setting is also a sentimental option to consider.
    • January: Garnet
    •  February: Amethyst
    • March: Aquamarine or Bloodstone
    • April: Diamond
    • May: Emerald
    • June: Pearl, Alexandrite, or Moonstone
    • July: Ruby
    • August: Peridot, Sardonyx, or Spinel
    • September: Sapphire
    • October: Opal or Tourmaline
    • November: Topaz or Citrine
    • December: Tanzanite, Zircon, or Turquoise
          3. Choose the Setting: The type of style or setting should speak to her personality and style.  Choosing the right setting will bring out the dazzle of the gemstone!
          4. Get Insurance: Insure the ring, regardless of how much it costs. Insuring your ring with a company that specializes in jewelry is beneficial in providing flexible coverage and the right protection.

    To get a true sense of the color, wear and style come into ABQ Gold & Silver Exchange. We have a variety of gemstones, designs and stylesthat she will surely fall in love with. At ABQ Gold & Silver, a premier jewelry store we specialize in jewelry and offer the best options for engagement rings in Albuquerque.