Lovelady Diamond

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


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.

Indented Natural

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An indented natural goes below the surface of the diamond. It may also interrupt the outline of the diamond's shape.

Sometimes by reason of weight retention, the cutter is forced to leave an indented natural. Naturals are very common on diamonds since they are a cutter's guideline for getting the maximum potential weight out of a piece of rough. By leaving opposite naturals, the cutter knows the maximum possible diameter of the stone has been achieved. Such naturals lie across the narrowest diameter of the original rough. When they form small canyons or indentations, the cutter may choose to leave these characteristics instead of losing additional weight by removing them.

An indented natural is more serious than a level natural since, like a cavity, it has a tendency to collect dirt and oil, acquiring a dark appearance. This can easily be cleaned up, leaving no traces of dirt. Cavities can be more fragile, whereas naturals, indented or not, are much more rugged, having already survived nature's punishments during the past ages.

The ideal natural is one that does not take away the roundness or symmetry of the diamond and cannot be detected looking downward on the crown. It will be fully enclosed in the girdle, or there will be at least a small amount of girdle between the crown and the natural. Some naturals are left creeping slightly into the crown or pavilion under magnification, these can be just detectable when viewed through the crown. Naturals that are left just traveling into the pavilion are more easily hidden than crown naturals. An indented natural is considered an inclusion since it does extend below the surface of the finished stone.

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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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   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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   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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