Southwest Jewelry Buyers

What Does ‘Diamond Cut’ Mean?

When most people hear “diamond cut,” shapes like ovals and hearts come to mind. But contrary to popular belief, the Cut Of A Diamond doesn’t necessarily refer to its geometric figure. If you plan to Sell Your Diamond, it helps to know what diamond cut means. This will give you...

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All About Oval Cut Diamonds

An oval cut diamond is a type of fancy-shaped diamond. It’s often described as an elongated, oblong version of a Round Cut. This kind of diamond is more tall than wide, much like the shape of an egg. Are you thinking of Selling an Oval Diamond? You’ll be glad to...

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What Is a Princess Cut Diamond?

Princess cut. Even the name sounds special. That’s because it is. Second, only to the round brilliant cut in terms of popularity, princess cut diamonds are one of the most sought-after diamond styles for contemporary engagement rings and a gorgeous example of modern gem cutting ability. Which means if you decide to sell...

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What Is A Round Cut Diamond?

As the name suggests, a round cut diamond is a diamond with a circular form. It’s also the most popular shape—and for a good reason! When it comes to the world of diamond features, nothing compares to the simple beauty of a round cut diamond. Let’s explore the significance of...

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Pear-Cut Diamonds: What to Know

When it comes to pear-cut diamonds, symmetry is the operative word. This beautiful, uniquely shaped diamond depends on its perfect symmetry to create the most brilliance. Also called a teardrop diamond, pear-cut stones combine round and marquise shapes to form a tapered point at one end and 58 facets. A pear-cut...

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The Diamond Color Scale: What Is It?

As a highly respected organization, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is the universal leader of the diamond industry. Not only does the GIA offer the most trusted gemological educational program, but it also established the industry standards for diamond quality. This includes the 4C’s Of Diamond Quality: carat, color,...

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What Is a Loose Diamond?

You may be wondering if a loose diamond is more valuable than a diamond you buy mounted to a ring or another piece of jewelry. How do you know the quality of a loose diamond and the advantages of buying or selling one?  As jewelers who are certified by the...

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Coins: A Brief 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 of a...

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