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.

Cleaning a Diamond


Diamond in Salt

To clean especially dirty diamonds, rub the stone in the palm of your hand and between your thumb and forefinger. Be careful not to scratch or cut yourself on the sharp edges of the girdle or pointed culet.

Diamond in a lint-free cloth

With your lint-free cloth hold the diamond between your thumb and forefinger and rub vigorously.

Before discussing color and clarity grading here are some pointers on cleaning a loose diamond effectively. When cleaning a loose diamond it could be as simple as wiping it with your lint-free gem cloth. Sometimes though, especially when coming out of a secondhand mounting, it will take much more than a wipe. For heavy grime, take about a half teaspoon of table salt in the palm of your hand and rub the diamond with force in the salt. (Be careful not to cut or puncture yourself in the process). Try to rub the diamond between your thumb and forefinger with the salt. This is extremely effective in getting the majority of refuse off of the diamond's surface. After the salt treatment rub the diamond with your gem cloth between your thumb and forefinger.

Further into the course we will discuss acid boiling, which is the most thorough method, but for now the salt and gem cloth will suffice.

Certification | Diamond Specs | Contact Information

   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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