Posted by: landmarkjewelers | March 15, 2012

What Karat white gold should I purchase?

Many metals choices for jewelry are available.  So whats the best gold to use for a white jewelry piece?  The best choice varies depending on the application.  White gold 18K is a great metal for use in jewelry with diamonds and colored gems.  18K white gold can be more durable metal than 14K yellow gold due to the alloys that are used to make the metal white.  The higher karat of a finished piece could suggest a finer manufacturer or overall finer quality.  You can expect promotional quality diamonds on a 10K gold ring, and higher quality diamonds on 14k gold jewelry.  Fine diamonds are often used when manufacturing jewelry with 18K gold, but 14k gold can also use fine diamond goods.  Gold is easily sized, altered, and repaired.   It has proven to be durable and has been sought after nearly forever.

Posted by: landmarkjewelers | March 15, 2012

Summer styles in Engagement rings

The latest styles of engagement rings is center stones with diamond borders. 

Posted by: landmarkjewelers | January 27, 2012

We Buy Gold

Landmark Jewelers consistently pays the highest for your gold scrap.  Many people have taken advantage of the high gold prices and sold their unwanted jewelry.  Landmark Jewelers purchases gold straight forward using a solid price formula.  Customers shopping prices for their scrap gold come back to us.

Posted by: landmarkjewelers | January 27, 2012

What Is GIA?

Established in 1931, the Gemological Institute of America is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls.

GIA exists to protect all purchasers of gemstones, by providing the education, laboratory services, research, and instruments needed to accurately and objectively determine gemstone quality.

A nonprofit institute, GIA’s mission is to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism through education, research, laboratory services, and instrument development. GIA attained its leadership role through decades of integrity and ingenuity, and everything we do is still driven by this mission.

GIA is where students from all over the world build successful careers in the gem and jewelry field. The Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) diploma, which focuses on gem grading and identification, is the industry’s highest professional credential. And with its Graduate Jeweler, Applied Jewelry Arts, and Accredited Jewelry Professionalprograms, GIA offers training geared to every aspect of the industry.

GIA is the global leader in gemological research, and its findings serve to protect the consumer. Using sophisticated technology, Institute researchers  analyze thousands of samples each year. When new synthetic gems and artificial enhancement processes enter the marketplace, GIA is there to detect them.

GIA manufactures gemological instruments used by gem and jewelry professionals everywhere. GIA Instruments’ precision microscope and many other products help them buy, grade, and appraise with confidence.

GIA is the world’s most respected gemological laboratory, entrusted with grading and identifying more gems than any other lab including the Hope, the Taylor-Burton, the De Beers Millennium Star, and the Incomparable. Located in major gem and jewelry centers around the world, GIA laboratories are staffed by expert diamond graders and gemologists, whose work sets the standard for grading practices worldwide.