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.


Octahedral Diamond Crystal

In an octahedral diamond crystal the most obvious grains are the edges of the triangular faces. Imaginary lines exist all the way to the center of the crystal. The outside arrows represent a cutter's polishing directions perpendicular to the grains.

When grain is mentioned in relation to diamond, it is usually cleavage grain that a dealer is referring to. This is a very narrow definition, but it is at least the beginning of what grain in a diamond is all about. As you can see in the illustrations herewith, the octahedral crystal that characterizes the diamond structure is delineated by eight triangular faces that make up two pyramid shapes joined at their bases. The lines making up the triangles represent single grains that travel all the way through a diamond crystal in their pre-established paths. The diamond's molecular structure has some similarity to the grain in wood. If you split a piece of wood, the plane of division must travel parallel to the grain. The same rule applies to diamond, except that there are twelve individual, precisely-oriented grains. A cutter (or an unsuspecting victim) must split, cleave or break a diamond along one chosen grain. In the polishing process (which will be discussed in more detail later), the cutter must polish (grind) the stone perpendicular to the dominant grain.

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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   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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