What Does Karat Mean?

Gold Karat
You have heard the term karat a million times.  But, what does it mean?  Karat is simply the purity of gold.  If 24 karat (24k) is 100% gold then 10 karat is 41.6% gold, 14 karat is 58.5 % gold, 18 karat is 75% gold and so on – you get the idea.  While it is common to buy jewelry in these gold purities it isn’t necessary.  We could make you a 16 karat ring very easily. (more…)

Worn Out Prongs

I wish I could tell you that, like your diamonds, the metal that holds your diamonds is forever.  The prongs on your ring should hold a stone for years.  However, after a period of years the prongs (more…)

Why is my white gold jewelry turning yellow?

Let me start by giving a little background.  Gold always comes out of the ground yellow.  Jewelers manipulate the color of the gold by adding other metals.  To make “white” gold either nickel or (more…)

Can a diamond chip?

Chipped Diamond

Chipped Diamond

Everyone knows diamonds are hard.  At 10 on the Mohs scale nothing is harder.  But, while diamonds are hard they aren’t very tough.  Which means diamonds can chip.