Platinum! For Better Or Worse?

Platinum wedding rings are purchased by brides and by grooms. This beautiful, tactile precious metal can be fashioned into almost every wedding band design imaginable. Platinum can be engraved, machined, set with diamonds, matte finished or polished.
Most brides are influenced by the metal of their engagement ring. Jewelers advocate keeping to the same metal choice to ensure consistency with both wear and color between both rings.
Buyers of Platinum wedding rings often base their choice on learning the following benefits of Platinum.

Platinum is NATURALLY WHITE
A key benefit of Platinum is the natural whiteness. By comparison, white gold is ever so slightly tinted – finished with a white Rhodium plating which can wear over time. Platinum requires no plating. You see the bare metal typically polished with a mirror surface.
Platinum can be refurbished.  Some metals don’t take kindly to being worked, repaired and re-finished. Owing to the natural density of Platinum, it can be re-furbished – returned to it’s as-new appearance, mirror polished and gleaming. Many antique pieces of Platinum jewelry remain in circulation – testament to the durability of Platinum. Less metal is lost during re-polishing. As a result Platinum wedding rings wear very well over many years. The natural patina that builds on the surface – accumulated scratches and wear are seen as a desirable characteristic of antique jewelry so buyers should never feel concerned when scratches first appear. They can be removed by simply re-polishing the ring, or by using non-abrasive Platinum cloths.

Platinum feels LUXURIOUS

Jewelry is not just about appearance. As you drop a Platinum wedding ring into the palm of your hand, it is the feel of luxury which is most striking. The first thing you will notice is the weight. Platinum has a weighty, substantial feel to it – weighing approximately a third heavier than 18ct white gold. It is around twice as heavy as Palladium.

Platinum is STRONG
Platinum is strong, making it a perfect metal for setting diamonds. The surface of Platinum is not extremely hard and it will scratch, but malleability is different. The fact that Platinum is less easily bent – less malleable makes it a great choice for holding diamonds with greater strength than many other metal choices.

Platinum is RARE
If you placed all of the World’s mined Platinum in an Olympic sized swimming pool, it would barely cover the depth of your ankles. Platinum is a rare metal – the cost of extraction and the amount of Platinum available, make this metal rare and therefore more expensive with a much higher intrinsic value than other precious metals. There is a significant for demand for Platinum, and the use actually stretches much further than most people know. Most of us carry some Platinum in our pockets – small quantities are found in the circuitry of our mobile phones.

Platinum is NATURALLY HYPO-ALLERGENIC
Platinum wedding rings are perfect for allergy sufferers or for people with sensitive skin. Provided rings are kept clean, Platinum remains a perfect choice for wedding rings worn every day.
If you want to find Platinum wedding rings, in a variety of designs, call us today to set an appointment with Eyal the Diamond expert (561) 999-8878 and visit us online at www.diamondsbyeyal.com

2013 Engagement Ring Trends

Wedding season is in full affect and we can already feel that your girlfriends are pushing for the big question. Men — we know the difficulties of walking into a diamond store and getting bamboozled with the 4 c’s. This post is dedicated to you males out there who are lost in translation when it comes to picking the perfect engagement ring for her. There are so many different options so we have narrowed it down to what’s classic, beautiful, and modern. Diamonds By Eyal is here to help! And if this post hasn’t made you feel completely comfortable and informed, come into our showroom TODAY for a complimentary sit down and educational session with our EXPERT. We would be more than happy to assist you with your choice — after all, we love diamonds over here!!!!

STONES: EMERALD CUT.

Displays a specific je ne sais quoi that simply screams elegance. While still remaining vintage and very ‘art deco’ esque, the sleek lines radiate modernity and remain one of this year’s hottest trends. An emerald cut ring gives an illusion that the carat weight is larger then it is in reality because of the elongation.

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STONES: CUSHION CUT.

Yet another stone with an antique aura. The cushion cut illuminates fire and brilliance due to its large facets. Known as one of the most alive and brightest of the cuts, it has been a female favorite for decades.

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STONES: PEAR CUT.

There is no telling that a pear shaped diamond defines originality and uniqueness. Displaying a very feminine and chic look, the pear shape is naturally classy. It also embodies that taste of vintage we all know and love. The pear cut trend is finally coming back.

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SETTINGS: DOUBLE HALO.

The single halo has forever been the most wanted setting amongst the rest. Since two is always better then one, this year we’re doing a double take on the trend — not one, BUT TWO halos! The double halo setting conquers the epitome of luxury and has been a huge success in 2013. Having more then one halo creates an illusion of a bigger solitaire, who wouldn’t love that!? Sign me up!

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SETTINGS: TWISTED.

Swooping and sensual, with an architecture that catches everyone’s eye, these intricate settings offer as much excitement as the stone itself. Taking a more artistic view on an engagement ring, a twisted settings is intriguing and enticing.

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Will You be my Valentine?

There is less than one week left until Valentine’s Day. Local stores are filled with heart-shaped chocolate boxes, teddy bears and red roses. If you’re looking for something extra-ordinary to give to your Valentine you’re certainly in the right place.  Diamonds and jewelry make the perfect Valentine’s  Day gifts. The brilliance of a diamond will surely bring a smile to your beloved’s face. Furthermore, unlike chocolate and roses, diamonds last forever. Here are 10 of our best-sellers this Valentine’s Day so far:

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36 Stone Round Pave Set Diamond Earring Jackets with Milgrain Trim Diamond .22cttw

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Round prong Set Green Amethyst and Pave Diamond Halo Dangle Earrings Gem 1.61cttw Diamond .12cttw

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ladies prong Set Round Green Amethyst and Pave Diamond Halo Design Pendant on Rolo Link Chain Diamond .06cttw Gem 1.25cttw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ladies prong Set Round Green Amethyst and Pave Diamond Halo Stud Earrings Gem 1.44cttw Diamond .40cttw

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mens Square Matte Cuff Links with Alligator Leather and 2 Princess Cut Diamonds Diamond .20cttw SI

 

 

 

 

 

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Ladies Bezel Set Alternate Size Round Diamond Hammered Bangle Bracelet Diamond 1.25cttw
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Ladies 14K Pink Gold Round Channel Set Stackable Diamond Bangle Bracelet with Milgrain Trim Diamond .90cttw G-I

 

 
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Ladies Round prong Set Halo Style Diamond Pendant Mounting with Pave Bail Diamond .44cttw (center Stone Not Included) (Chain Sold Separate)

 

 
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Ladies Round prong Set Amethyst and Pave Diamond Pendant on Cable Chain Gem 1.06cttw Diamond .11cttw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ladies 18 Stone Round prong Set Diamond Heart Pendant Diamond .50cttw (Chain not included)

Diamond Care- What to avoid

Diamonds may be one of the strongest substances in the world; however, they can chip and become loose or fall out of a setting. It is essential that you take care of your diamond jewelry. The most obvious ways of protecting your jewelry include taking it to the jeweler for an inspection and having it cleaned. Unfortunately there are many items which you probably use on a daily basis that can damage your diamond jewelry.

Lotions, Sprays and Makeup 

Lotion is used daily by both women and men; some people mistakenly use lotion to care for their diamond jewelry. Lotion should be avoided because it can weaken and discolor metal.  Lotions will dull the surface of your diamond and conceal the stone’s brilliance. Lotions also have a base which can gather under the prongs and loosen your diamond. Hairspray can stick to your diamond blurring the brilliance, as well as making your stone appear yellow. Sunscreens, makeup and other cosmetics contain numerous chemicals which can damage the setting of your diamond and cover its beauty

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Cleaning supplies contain harsh chemicals which are great for disinfecting and removing dirt. Natural diamonds are not greatly affected by these common household products. The brilliance of the diamond could appear dull if it is constantly exposed; however, once the diamond is cleaned it will look alive again.  The mounting of the diamond or any gold jewelry piece faces the biggest threat. Clorox will weaken the rhodium coating on white gold and cause the ring to turn yellow. It could also cause the metal become brittle inducing the prongs to break which will produce the stones to loosen and potentially fall out. Chlorine will corrode the metal, meaning that it will debilitate the setting, whether it is silver, gold or platinum. Some individuals believed that chlorine could be used to clean jewelry so they would go into swimming pools wearing their jewels and instead of cleaning their piece they would cause great damage. Windex has been used by consumers to clean jewelry. Windex contains ammonia which can remove the polish on some gemstones such as turquoise.

Avoid wearing your diamond jewelry while engaging in these activities:

  • Sleeping: It is recommended not to sleep with diamond jewelry in the event that your jewelry has loose diamonds and they fall out. Once the diamond falls out it is difficult to find it, especially since you move around when you’re asleep.
  • Exercising: Working out with jewelry is risky because your hands will become sweaty and your ring or other jewelry could fall off. If you use heavy weights and one hit your jewelry or diamond is could cause your diamond to fall or become loose or even worse your diamond could chip.
  • Cooking: You should avoid wearing your jewelry while cooking because the intense heat could damage gemstones. The various chemicals used to cook could also have a negative effect on your jewelry.
  • Showering: The chemicals in your shampoo, conditioner and body wash could cause your metal setting to discolor. The base on your shampoo and washes could gather up around the prongs of the setting and cause your stones to become loose. Like other cosmetics, shampoo will conceal the brilliance of the diamond. Although this is not a permanent effect, you will have to clean your diamond more often to keep its brilliance.
  • Washing dishes: Dish-washing liquid has harsh chemicals to scrub off grease and breakdown dirt. Washing the dishes with your rings or bracelets on will cause the washing liquid to settle on your jewels. We advise that you place your diamond jewelry in a safe place before washing the dishes or engaging in cleaning. Placing your jewels on the sink counter is very dangerous because your jewelry could easily fall down the drain.
  • Beach: Wearing your jewels to the beach is not a good idea. The coarse sand could scratch the setting. The sunscreen you apply could stick to your diamond and jewelry. Saltwater can also weaken the setting and cause it to discolor.

 

 

Investor’s Best Friend: Fancy Colored Diamonds

Investing in fancy colored diamonds has gained popularity over the past three decades. Fancy colored diamonds have significantly increased in value over the past years. Even the most conservative investors are investing in these colored beauties.

Fancy diamonds are ageless and never loose their brilliance & sparkle. A fancy colored diamond is durable and transportable. It is also rare which makes it extremely valuable. For every 10,000 carats of white diamonds there is 1 carat of fancy diamonds. Investing in colored diamonds is considered a “long term investment” because it creates long-term prosperity for the investor. These rare diamonds maintain their value but appreciate greatly. Researchers are expecting fancy colored diamonds to triple in price in the future.

The most common fancy color is yellow, while the rarest is red. Other fancy colors include blue, green, pink and orange. All fancy colored diamonds, whether yellow or red, are predicted to increase in price tremendously over the next 30 years.Investing in fancy colored diamonds is a great way to preserve your wealth.If you decide to invest in fancy colored diamonds make sure the certificate has the word “natural” on it.

We Do Business Differently

To keep our overhead, and more importantly your prices low, we serve you by appointment. The appointment will be focused on you and your needs only. We want your experience at Diamonds by Eyal to be memorable and worth your time and money. We give you a chance to relax and examine your diamond and jewelry up close. You can ask questions without having to compete for the attention of a salesperson. At Diamonds By Eyal you will get straight answers and expert advice. We understand the significance of your purchase, whether your looking at $50 earrings or $15,000 studs you can be assured that we will treat your like first-class. During your visit you can also expect a few laughs. We really get to know our customers through our appointments; we have established long-term relationships with many clients. It’s the kind of  experience you won’t find at the mall or the mega-stores. Visit us for a jewelry shopping experience like no other store. Call us today at 561.999.8878 or make an appointment online.