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Voyagers Jewelry Tip of the Month:
 

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend ...
             And The Birthstone For April.
(for a full list of birthstones by month click here)

    


What quality diamond should you buy? Beautiful diamonds are available to fit most budgets. Diamond grades are based mostly on rarity factors – the more exceptional the diamond the higher the price. The precise criteria for evaluating the quality of a diamond is commonly known as
The Four Cs – cut, color, clarity, and carat weight.

Cut 
Of all the 4 Cs, cut is a beauty factor and its quality can affect the price by as much as 50% or more. It isn’t just the shape of the cut – from the popular princess (square), round, emerald or oval, but also the expertise and skill of
the cutter to be able to place those tiny facets on a diamond to create that wonderful sparkle.

Color 
Gem-quality diamonds occur in many hues. Colorless diamonds are the rarest.  Other natural colors are known as fancy; green, pink, blue, red, or brown and their color grading is unique.

Clarity    
Diamonds can have internal characteristics known as inclusions or external characteristics known as blemishes. Diamonds without inclusions or blemishes are rare; however, and most characteristics can only be seen with magnification. 

Carat  
The carat is the diamond’s physical weight measured in metric carats.  One carat equals 1/5 gram and is subdivided into 100 points.  Carat weight is the most objective of the 4 Cs. It involves no estimates, comparisons or judgments.

 

                   

 Don't forget the special ones in your life...
               Mother's Day is May 8th

Whether you like the warm elegance of Yellow Gold
prefer the cool allure o
f White Gold or Platinum
 combine them both with a bi-color jewelry design... 

Traditional or Contemporary...
Dramatic or Understated.....


Reuse, Recycle, Repair, Remount and Redesign 

- Unique and Custom creations are Voyagers specialty -  
unlike most jewelers, we do all work in house and are able to work with existing pieces to  make them "new" again from a good cleaning and polishing  to adding stones or reusing a part of the old design to create a new piece. This ability to create brand new from scratch, innovative designs, to reusing and redesigning existing pieces allows Voyagers to be your personal and full service jewelers.  We do free estimates for any design.

As always, we recommend that you regularly have your jewelry checked & inspected.   We can do that while you wait ... as well as keep your jewelry sparkling & clean.....
After cleaning, we will check for any missing stones;  inspect each stone for tightness; and  look for chips, nicks and breakage.
Prongs, shanks and mountings will be inspected for wear and cracks.
If repairs are needed, we will make suggestions and discuss possible options with you.

Click here for more information on having your jewelry repaired.

Click here for more information on having jewelry designed

 

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