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.

Atomic Structure


The atomic structure of an object will determine how it handles the light. Diamond in its purest form, 100% crystallized carbon atoms, will be colorless. Most diamonds will pickup other atoms in the crystallization process and as a result, will display various colors. These atoms or impurities re-radiate certain light components, which produces the visible colors that we observe, as in the example of the apple. Although research continues, we still do not fully understand the effects that foreign elements have on diamond color. Some elements that have been confirmed as affecting color include nitrogen and boron. As few as 100 atoms of nitrogen in every one million carbon atoms, absorb the blue and violet end of the spectrum and as a result, yellow is returned to our eyes. Boron does the opposite, returning blue back to our eyes. Green diamonds get their color from exposure to natural radiation, having been located close to radioactive rock during the crystallization process. This radiation does not introduce foreign atoms (or radioactivity) into the diamond, but actually changes the diamond crystal structurally. So structural changes or additional impurity atoms (other than carbon) can both affect color.

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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