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.

Rough Girdle

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A rough girdle is considered a blemish since it only occurs on the surface of the diamond. Bearding which occurs below the surface may or may not accompany a rough girdle.

A bearded girdle designates small inclusions (below the surface), whereas a rough girdle designates blemishes (on the surface). Generally a stone must have a rough girdle in order to produce the bearding (small feathers protruding into the stone). But bearding doesn't always occur with a rough girdle, as that relates to the amount of pressure the girdler has put on the stone during the girdling process. The roughness is obvious under magnification, revealing a granular surface that is unattractive.

On lower-cost rough, the polish, symmetry, and finish of the girdle won't necessarily help the value or salability of a diamond, so cutting speed is the primary goal. The more the shop cutters produce, the more they get paid, and the rougher the girdles get in the process.

An ideal girdle (that isn't faceted) is smooth and waxy in appearance. Some cutters go a step further by burnishing the girdle into a shiny, smooth surface.

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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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