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What Does Diamond Clarity Mean?

If you’ve ever purchased, received, or looked to sell diamonds, you’ve likely heard of the 4Cs of Diamond Quality: carat, color, clarity, and cut. The 4Cs are the worldwide standard for determining the overall quality of a diamond. Carat is the weight of a diamond;...

Marquise Diamonds: Everything You Should Know

When it comes to precious gems, most people are familiar with traditional round diamonds. But what do you know about marquise diamonds? As a classic and unique cut, this particular diamond shape has many impressive traits. It also has a fascinating history of how it...

What Is Platinum?

When it comes to precious metals, it’s easy to confuse platinum with white gold or silver. That’s because platinum has a silvery-white color similar to other materials. In fact, to the naked eye, all three metals might look identical! But if you want to Sell Platinum...

What Are The Most Valuable Watches In The World?

  When it comes to fine jewelry and accessories, we can’t forget about watches. They’re stylish, beautiful, and extremely practical. After all, our lives revolve around the time, whether we’re going to work or meeting a friend for dinner. Without a watch, we...

What Are the Most Expensive Gemstones?

  Diamonds are forever. A diamond in the rough. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.   As gemstones go, diamonds seem to get all of the attention.   Among the most concentrated allotropes of pure carbon, diamonds are often regarded as the strongest known...

What Are The Different Types Of Gold?

  When some people think of gold, they imagine yellow gold coins in a pirate’s treasure chest. Or, perhaps they think of a leprechaun’s “pot of gold” at the end of a rainbow. Most folks, however, probably think about Real Gold jewelry like rings and bracelets....

The Evolution of the Wristwatch: A Brief History

  Have you ever thought about why you wear a watch on your wrist? How did “timepieces” evolve from sand slowly sifting through an hourglass to a small, circular “face” with numbers and an adjustable wristband?   Today’s watches are as much a fashion or...

Coins: A Fascinating History

  In the age of “paying with plastic” and scanning your smartphone to buy coffee and just about everything else, it’s easy to forget whose face graces which United States coin. Do you remember which president is on a dime? How about the image on the reverse side...

What Are The Different Types Of Silver?

At Southwest Jewelry Buyers, we have a deep appreciation for silver. This Precious Metal, after all, has played an amazing role in the history of Arizona. It all started in 1855. The California Gold Rush had just ended, and gold was hard to find. So, miners explored...