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.

Lower Girdle Facet Height


Diagram of Diamond

When the lower girdle facets are too low, it reduces center brilliance and gives the appearance of an older cut. The red facet is the proper height.

Diagram of Diamond

When the lower girdle facets are too high, they lose their attractive shape and reduce the size of the important pavilion main facets.The red facet is the proper height.

The height of the lower girdle facets on the pavilion are especially critical. This is one quick way to identify an older cut from a modern round brilliant. The general rule is: The shorter the Lower Girdle Facets and the larger the culet, the older the cut . By not extending the Lower Girdle Facets to at least 75% and sometimes up to 88% (3/4 to 7/8), the center of the diamond is left lacking in brilliance. It's like the picture frame that only goes part of the way around the painting. Some cutters use the rule of thumb that the smaller the table, the longer the Lower Girdle Facets, and the larger the table, the shorter the Lower Girdle Facets. This provides visual appeal as a more pleasing ratio in comparing the bottom kite-shape images to the size of the table, when looking through the table of the diamond. Many would say this is pure nonsense, but a cutter that gets into the nuances of 10x esthetics would strongly stand by this style.

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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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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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