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.

Upper Girdle Facet Height

Diagram of diamond girdle facets

With upper girdle facets too low, the kite shapes are odd in appearance and create elongated star facets. The proper height is in red.

Diagram of diamond girdle facets slightly more than 50% in height

Upper girdle facets should be slightly more than 50% in height for the proper kite shape appearance.

The upper girdle facets (the facets forming the lower section of the kite shapes on the crown) can also be a problem if not polished into correct shapes. The idea of the upper girdle facets is again, to provide many additional angles to send light in a combination of many different directions. By the same token, these facets must be polished in a shape that is pleasing under 10x. The configuration of the perfect kite shapes is part of the very important symmetry that you will get used to recognizing. On a full crown (e.g. 58% table, 34 degrees angles), the upper girdle facets will generally be polished to a height of just over 50% (of girdle to table) to achieve the proper kite shapes. This also helps the stars (eight triangular facets edging the table) to fall into their ideal equilateral, triangular shapes. The thinner the crown, the shorter the stars will have to be, in order to achieve an attractive kite shape, and the fuller the crown (fuller than acceptable standards), the longer the stars will have to be.

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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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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