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.

Transmitted Light

Light entering a diamond

Transmitted light enters the diamond due to its steep approach to the surface.

This part is a little more involved -- but not much. Transmitted light is the portion of light that enters the material, or a diamond in this case. Again, reflected light does not enter the diamond, but bounces away at the same angle that it met the surface. Transmitted light is that which enters the diamond. Imagine yourself skipping stones off the surface of a perfectly calm lake. You understand that in order to actually make the stone reflect off the surface, the angle of incidence must be fairly slight, say 2 degrees to 10 degrees. If you heaved another stone at the surface at say 30 degrees (from further up the embankment), the chances of it skipping are greatly reduced. At 60 degrees the stone will more than likely be swallowed into the blue water every time. At 90 degrees above the surface, the stone would be virtually impossible to skip or reflect off the surface. It would be "transmitted" into the water every time. The same principle works with light. The slighter the angle of incidence, the more likely the light will reflect off the surface of the diamond. On the other hand, at 90 degrees, almost all the light is transmitted into the diamond.

Lets get back to refraction for a moment. The light that is reflected off the surface of a diamond is lost forever. But the light that enters (transmitted), reflecting inside the diamond is part of what makes it beautiful. Since light is traveling in many different directions simultaneously the necessary amount to make a well cut diamond come to life can be very little. All light that is transmitted is also refracted or bent into the array of spectral colors, which then reflects inside the diamond's surfaces, and is eventually released as the rich dispersion that sets diamond apart from other gemstones.

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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