Jewelry Journal

 
What Year Was My Rolex Made?

What Year Was My Rolex Made?

If you are looking for the year your Rolex watch was made, there are several places to look. The first is on the inside edge of the case back. This will tell you the model and year of manufacture.  Where To Look On A Newer Rolex? Check Date Stamps A Rolex watch...

How Diamonds Are Cut?

How Diamonds Are Cut?

Is there a process to how diamonds are cut? This blog looks into an article on saltery and compares it to how diamonds are cut. How Are Diamonds Cut? Diamonds are cut using a variety of methods, with the most common being the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) diamond...

What Diamonds Do Rolex Use?

What Diamonds Do Rolex Use?

Winston’s has the largest collection of pre-owned luxury watches in Southern California. We carry many pre-owned Rolexes and our clients love the models that feature diamonds. It should be no surprise that Rolex only uses the highest-quality diamonds available on the...

What Makes A Diamond Sparkle?

What Makes A Diamond Sparkle?

A diamond has a breathtaking shine that makes it the most attractive gemstone. People widely purchase diamonds for an engagement ring, as an investment, or as part of A jewelry design. The diamond's sparkle is often the most prioritized aspect of a diamond during...

Why Do Diamond Rings Have Holes?

Why Do Diamond Rings Have Holes?

You may notice that diamond rings have holes cut out underneath the diamond. The holes are in the ring mountings and can be of various shapes. Ring holes provide a few different benefits, including enhancing sparkle, helping jewelers set the diamond, protecting the...

Why Are Diamonds Expensive?

Why Are Diamonds Expensive?

Although diamonds are known for their high sticker price, why are they so expensive? Let’s dig into why diamonds are so valuable. What Affects The Price Of A Diamond? Supply And Demand Diamonds are a hugely popular item, putting massive pressure on the limited supply....

What Is A Cushion Cut Diamond?

What Is A Cushion Cut Diamond?

A cushion-cut diamond is a type of diamond with a soft square or rectangular shape, all with curved edges. This kind of diamond combines a square cut with rounded corners, creating a softer, pillowy aesthetic (hence the name).  Its unique shape and rounded corners...

What Is An Asscher Cut Diamond?

What Is An Asscher Cut Diamond?

The Asscher cut was wildly popular during the 1920s and 1930s. Joseph Asscher was already renowned in 1908 when King Edward VII of Great Britain chose him to cleave the world's largest rough diamond, cementing his fame. His signature cut is strongly associated with...

What Is A Step Cut Diamond?

What Is A Step Cut Diamond?

What comes to your mind when looking at diamonds? Is it the brilliance, the shape, or the number of carats? For most people, a diamond's luster and value are all that matter. Several factors distinguish diamonds, including form, clarity, cut, and the number of carats....

What Is Used To Cut Diamonds?

What Is Used To Cut Diamonds?

Diamonds are among the hardest substances on earth, making diamond cutting nearly impossible. Yet, diamond cutting is an essential step in the diamond production process, transforming the gemstone from its natural rough form extracted from the mine to a dazzling,...

What Diamond Shape Looks The Biggest?

What Diamond Shape Looks The Biggest?

Diamonds are measured and rated by weight and classified by carats. However, the first thing people notice about a diamond is its size, and bigger diamonds always trample smaller ones at face value. Interestingly, a diamond's cut and shape can make it look bigger or...

What Is A Semi Mount Diamond Ring?

What Is A Semi Mount Diamond Ring?

Whether you are looking for an engagement or wedding ring, you can't go wrong with a semi mount diamond ring.  It is jewelry of pure elegance at an affordable price. Here is a look at what a semi mount diamond ring is. What Is A Semi Mount? Semi mounts are frames that...

What Are Facets On A Diamond?

What Are Facets On A Diamond?

There are few things that can capture the attention of a person like the shimmering radiance of a well-cut diamond, but how do diamonds achieve their signature brilliance? The answer is simple, it's from perfectly cut facets! So you may now be asking “ What are Facets...

What Is The Most Expensive Diamond Cut?

What Is The Most Expensive Diamond Cut?

For diamond connoisseurs, the cut of a diamond is the most important factor as it determines how well the stone will interact with light. Perfect workmanship results in a bright and scintillating stone that sparkles intensely. With that said, the round brilliant is...

Three Engagement Ring Trends for 2021

Three Engagement Ring Trends for 2021

Every year brings a new batch of engagement ring and wedding ring trends, and 2021 is no different. Colored stones, classic designs, and layering are all big players for this year. There’s a lot of fresh sparkle on the horizon. So if you’d like to drop hints for your...