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.

Table Reflection Method

This reflection in the Table Reflection Method is slightly small. Estimated pavilion depth is 42%.

Slightly large. Estimated pavilion depth is 43.5%.

This reflection in the Table Reflection Method is slightly small. Estimated pavilion depth is 42.5 %.

Ideal table reflection. 43% pavilion depth.

This reflection is large --estimating it at 45% since it is between 1/2 and 2/3rds the distance.

Estimated 42.5% pavilion depth.

Ideal reflection. Estimated 43% pavilion depth.

Estimated 45% pavilion depth.

The Table Reflection Method furnishes a fast and relatively accurate estimate of pavilion depth. In the diamonds that you get the chance to examine, you will see a reflection outline of the table onto the lower portion of the pavilion, when looking through the crown. The size of this reflection indicates the depth of the pavilion in question. For the ideal 43% depth, the reflection covers about 1/3 of the distance between the culet and the edge of the table where the stars join. If the reflection reaches one half of the distance, the depth is approximately 44.5% (too deep). As the reflection gets smaller the depth becomes shallower, and with a greater depth, the reflection becomes larger. It's easy to remember larger is deeper, smaller is shallower. Again the ideal marker is the 43% depth (40.75 degrees) with the reflection extending 1/3 of the way between the culet and the table corner (where stars join). It is a relatively accurate and simple method.

When looking for this reflection, make sure the culet is centered under the table by holding the stone parallel to your loupe. The image of the octagon-shaped table itself consisting of eight surrounding star facets, is the landmark you will search for when identifying the reflection. These eight star reflections will probably be slightly distorted, but the distance from the culet will still be easy to estimate by eye. With very shallow pavilion depths, the reflection will be more difficult to distinguish due to its smaller size and lack of clear geometric shape. You will see the reflection, but it will not be as clear as say, in the 42 or 43% depth stones.

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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