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.
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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.