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.

Polish Marks

Example of polish marks

The polish marks (lizard skin) and abraded facets were likely caused by cutting off-grain (non-perpendicular) or knots.

Polish marks are also caused by problems in dealing with the grain of a diamond during the cutting process. If the cutter is too far off from a perpendicular position in his approach to the single grain that he is attacking, an irregular surface texture occurs. Sometimes this can be so severe that the surface is very similar in appearance to a burn. The surface becomes frosted, with a bubbling-like effect taking place. Some dealers call this "lizard skin".

Waves and/or grooves can appear which are very easy to spot by using the reflection of light across the surface of the facet in question. Sometimes the raised areas are partially surrounded by trailing lines or tails. Surface graining and internal graining can be mistaken for polishing marks or lines and vice versa. By checking their consistency and depth, the difference is easily established.

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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