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.

The Pavilion Main Method

Description of angles on a diamond

Holding a diamond

Holding the diamond in this manner, one can view the profile in estimating angles with some practice.

The Pavilion Main Method is another effective way to estimate crown angles without the use of instruments. The elongated kite-shaped "pavilion main" can be viewed through the crown with the table facing toward you. You will see shape distortion where the image of the pavilion main passes under the kite-shaped bezel (top) main facet. The amount of distortion indicates the approximate angle of the crown main facets. Where the pavilion main passes under the crown main, you will notice that the image expands to a wider shape. At 34.5 degrees , it is double the width from the table side to the crown main facet side. As the crown angles decrease, the thickened pavilion main shrinks. At less than 25 degrees , there is virtually no change in shape. This image distortion is caused by the crown angle's refractive effect. It bends the image projection toward the center or culet of the diamond. With extremely high crown angles, 39 degrees +, the image is a kite shape itself.

Typically you will also note misaligned crown and pavilion facets when using this method of crown angle determination. This makes it a little more challenging to use, and it also points out a non-symmetrical stone.

Eventually you will have the ability to estimate crown angles by looking closely at the side profile of the diamond. Note: When viewing a side profile, it's important to remember to be very careful when holding a diamond in tweezers when the culet is contacting the tweezer's metal surface. A culet or extremely thin girdle are easily broken even with light pressure.

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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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