So your favorite gold chain broke, and your diamond ring won't slide on your finger as it used to because you either gained weight or lost weight, you're thinking "I need to take these to a jeweler". Your first thought is the chain jewelry stores, but here's a few reasons you should consider your local family owned jewelry store.
Jewels Quest is one of those small businesses owned and operated by family for over 13 years. Now 13 years doesn't mean our experience in the jewelry industry is that long, in fact it is much longer. From father to son, the expertise in jewelry making, repairing and selling goes as far back as 40 years. And even though the store opened only in 2000, the people running it have been in the industry for two generations.
Coming to a small business jewelry store, ensures you will get extra personalized service, a one on one communication with the owner/jeweler expert, and you will also find the prices far more competitive. With a lower overhead, a small jewelry store will be able to pass down savings to you.
Jewels Quest will also repair your precious jewelry right there on the premise. A lot of large jewelers send out your diamond rings and pieces to a third party. Not Jewels Quest, and this has been a very important factor with our customers. Often leaving their diamond rings in-store and feeling secure that their piece will not leave the premise is very reassuring.
Top reasons to go to a small business jeweler like Jewels Quest:
1. One on one personalized service
2. Expert repair service done on the premise
3. Lower prices on repairs
4. Faster service
5. Helping small businesses
Here's a reality about larger jewelery chain stores:
1. Often send their repair jobs out to third party
2. Turn around time longer
3. You deal with sales persons, not owner
4. Prices are higher (they have larger overhead)
5. Yes they have bigger discounts up to 75% off on merchandise, but their mark ups are very high to begin with.
So next time you are in the market for jewelry, or need jewelry services, consider Jewels Quest, a mom and pop small business. You'll be getting superior service, great deals and helping your local business at the same time,
The word diamond comes from the Greek "adamas" meaning invicible, a perfect description for a gem which is the hardest mineral known to man. 10 on the Moh scale. So what is the Moh scale anyway you ask. Moh's scale of mineral hardness quantifies the scratch resistance of minerals by comparing the ability of a harder material to scratch a softer one. The Moh's scale was created in 1812 by Friedrich Mohs, a German minerologist. On the scale in position 7 is the quartz, 8 is Topaz, 9 is Corundum (Ruby is a variety of corundum) and 10 is the supreme diamond, the hardest natural occurring material. A natural allotrope of carbon. The crystal bond structure of diamonds give the stone its hardness.
Have you ever wondered what goes into cutting a rough diamond? There are several steps are called marking, cleaving, sawing, girdling, and faceting. The most popular style of cut is the brilliant cut, a round stone with 58 facets. A single cut is a simple form of cutting a round diamond with only 18 facets. Any style of diamond cutting other than the round brilliant or single cuts is called a fancy cut, or fancy shape; important fancy cuts include the marquise, emerald, oval, baguette, heart shape, pear shape, kite, triangle, and trilliant. The term melee is used to describe smaller brilliant-cut diamonds as well as all small diamonds that are used in embellishing mountings for larger gems.
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