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Synthetic diamonds vs real (natural) diamonds

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Choosing the perfect loose diamond for a custom piece, or selecting the piece of diamond jewelry that is just right for your special someone is a very personal decision. You may already be wondering about the cut, clarity, color, carat size, and more about a diamond – and we can help you understand all of that.

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Durability of Jewelry Finishes

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Do you notice scratches on your rings? The type of metal it is determines how easy scratches can occur. The harder the metal composition, the more durable – and more scratch-resistant – the piece of jewelry will be. You might be surprised to learn that most metals can be scratched easily because most are fairly soft. There’s quite a variety to the hardness of metals used for jewelry and that’s what we cover in this article.

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Holiday Gift Guide

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They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. There’s nothing quite like exquisite gemstones set in precious metal to dazzle this holiday season. This Chrstmas, look no further than Gary J. Long Jewelers for the best selection of fine jewelry lines and pieces to surprise your loved one.

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High Pressure, High Temperature (HPHT) Diamonds

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Designed in the 1950s, High-Pressure, High-Temperature (HPHT) is a diamond treatment in which both high pressure and high temperature is applied to natural diamonds that are not fully crystallized when released from fiery, erupting volcanoes in order to improve their color. Nearly all “white” diamonds contain some degree of brown or yellow color.

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The History of Diamonds

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Beautiful, classic, and sophisticated, the diamond is more than just aesthetically pleasing - it’s a symbol of commitment, love, and romance. The stone’s name is derived from the Greek word adamas, meaning unbreakable or unconquerable, which aligns itself with the diamond’s historic commemoration of forever love.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, but do you know the history behind it? The day gets its name from a famous saint, but there are several stories of who he was. The popular belief is that St. Valentine was a priest from Rome in the 3rd century AD.

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Cleaning and Maintaining Your Precious Stones

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Fine jewelry holds more than just financial value–it also holds personal significance, as each piece has meaning and memories attached, making them “irreplaceable.” Since these pieces are investments, it is important to keep them in good condition in order to preserve their quality over time.

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Celebrate Your Anniversary in Style

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Whether it’s your first or your fiftieth anniversary, sparkling jewelry makes the perfect anniversary gift to celebrate your love. From traditional anniversary gemstones to more modern ideas, our guide will help you find a special jewelry gift to mark the milestone.

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Looking for a nice 3 tier diamond necklace. Need before May 17th. One year anniversary
Saturday, 09 May 2020 20:27
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Your Guide to Engagement Ring Styles and Settings

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When it comes selecting the perfect engagement ring, the most important decisions involve the diamond and the setting. Just as significant as the center stone, the setting impacts the overall style of the ring. Below is your guide to the most popular engagement ring styles and settings, outlined for their distinctive features.

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Anniversary Gemstones and Jewelry: Milestone Celebrations

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Dazzling gemstones offer endless inspiration for your wedding anniversary. Discover the perfect jewelry gift to express your love and commitment in our anniversary gemstone guide.

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Gold metal is the traditional choice for your first anniversary, symbolic of prosperity and wealth. For a more modern gift, choose a gold-colored gemstone such as yellow topaz or citrine set in the precious metal to represent the glow of your first year of marriage—the color gold symbolizes compassion, courage, and passion.

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Design Your Own Custom Jewelry

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Whether you’re thinking of popping the question, searching for the perfect wedding band or anniversary ring to complement your engagement ring, or looking for a meaningful gift for that special someone, you are a candidate for custom jewelry.

Custom jewelry is completely unique, designed from scratch, and each design is used only once. When you can’t find exactly what you want (like an updated version of a family heirloom), or you want to transform your diamond or gemstone pieces with a fresh new design, that’s where we come in. We specialize in custom jewelry design and we can bring your idea to life.

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Online or In-Store? Where to Buy Your Diamond

Online or In-Store? Where to Buy Your Diamond

When it comes to shopping for the perfect diamond, engagement ring or wedding set, there’s no substitute for seeing a diamond in-person. Viewing a diamond in 3D allows you to see every detail of the stone’s brilliance and sparkle.

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