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.

Knot


Image of a knot that has come to the surface in the polishing process

A knot that has come to the surface in the polishing process leaves trailing lines due to cutting difficulties.

An irregularity of the granular structure, a knot can give a cutter much trouble in the fashioning process of a diamond. While grinding material away, an encountered knot (also spelled naat) will cause the facet to stop cutting almost entirely. The cutter must then readjust his direction of attack to regain progress in polishing. Sometimes a knot appears out of nowhere, but probably more often, an included crystal has opened to the surface during the grinding process, leaving the tell-tale sign of geometric lines on the surface.

Often a facet that contains a knot is poorly polished, due to the difficulties in finding a good cutting position. Trailing lines will often be detected around the knot. Expect to pay higher cutting fees if a re-cut is necessary on a knotted stone, since this will usually take much more time to complete. For the most part, knots are detected beneath the surface of a stone and therefore are classed as inclusions.

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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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