Lovelady Diamond


Jewelry and Gold Buyers
~ Since 1980 ~
Phone: (800) 854-0014
Fax: (408) 358-5339
Email: Info@gemgate.com
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Sell your diamonds, jewelry, gold, coins, sterling and platinum safely and competitively.
Lovelady Diamond

JEWELRY & GOLD BUYERS

Established and Original Owner Since 1980

Serving San Jose, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Los Gatos areas as well as the USA via our free shipping kits from our Los Gatos office.

Early Years of De Beers


The 83.50 carat diamond crystal now known as the Star of South Africa, instigated the international diamond rush to South Africa in 1868. A Dutch digger named Corneilsa was allowed to prospect a farm for a 25% fee to the owners, the de Beer brothers (original spelling). News traveled fast and in a very short time, the de Beer farm was inundated with diggers racing to stake their claims on and beyond the farm's boundaries. In October 1871, the de Beer brothers sold their farm for 6,300 pounds, not realizing the vast wealth that lay beneath the farmland.

In 1880, after years of aggressive claim buying, Cecil Rhodes founded what was then called the De Beers Mining Company. Barney Barnato, like Rhodes, came to South Africa with insight and vision and was eventually able to start a large diamond mining operation called Barnato Diamond Mining Company. He quickly gained control of the Kimberly Central Mining Company, at that time the largest mining company operating. Rhodes and Barnato had to fight it out for ultimate control over the mining and in the end Rhodes came out on top with his larger financial backing and perhaps sharper wit.

On March 13th 1888 De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd. was born. Even though Barnato didn't win the game he still ended up as a major player. Barnato was a key figure in the development of the South African diamond trade and was involved in some of the gold mine developments including the Rand gold fields. Unfortunately at the age of 44, under the stress of running the large financial empire and suffering from mental illness, he jumped overboard from a ship on a journey to England.

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   Selling diamond jewelry to us has always been a safe and seamless process as we have been up to date on market conditions for over 34 years (since 1980). The owner is an author of a self-instructional course and has written many published trade magazine articles in the years past.


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Certification | Diamond Specs | Contact Information

   The owner, Glenn Lovelady, is a diamond cutter and knows diamonds from the rough to the polished. The information on this website alone would qualify as a diamond encyclopedia so be aware that we know this product like very few people do. Be confident that you are dealing with professionals that have many decades of experience.


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Gold Information | Contact Information

   Even though the prices have been very volatile in the metals markets we stay up to date on trends and promise to pay you an extremely competitive price.


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   Timepieces can be a trendy market but we have the knowledge and experience to bid quotes that satisfy our sellers and leave a small profit to run our business. We are not watch snobs so we have expanded broadly outside of the typical "we only buy Patek, Rolex and Cartier" mentality.


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Description | Contact Information

   We are consistently expanding our knowledge and buying power into areas that have been both interesting and very marketable. A few years ago we would have never guessed we would be buying high-end clutch bags and figurines. Feel free to contact us with as much information as possible regarding your valuable small collectible.


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