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.

Crown Angle


Crown Angles

The light path reflects back into stone due to high crown angles. Note that the high crown angles cause the angle of incidence to fall outside of the 24.5 degrees critical angle.

Crown Angles

At 30 degrees the angle of dispersion is slighter and can only be viewed in a more parallel direction.

Crown Angles

At 34.5 degrees crown angles the angle of dispersion is greater and is therefore more easily viewed from many directions.

The original ideal angle for the crown is 34.5 degrees. Here again, the major gem labs do agree that slight variations from this angle will still produce a well-cut diamond. This angle was designed to provide the final escape route for the reflected internal light so that the dispersion and brilliance could be viewed. It was also important to provide an angle great enough for light to enter and exit from more diverse directions. These diverse directions are multiplied when the star and upper girdle facets are added. But the angles could not be so steep that the light reflection from the pavilion traveling back up to the crown would be reflected back (trapped) into the stone.

At 34 1/2 degrees, the angle of dispersion is at its greatest. At 30 degrees one would have to look in a more parallel direction to the table of the diamond to observe its dispersion. At 34 1/2 degrees the diamond could be tilted further away from parallel and still portray the dispersion of a well cut diamond.

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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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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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