Schedule a Visit with One of Our Knowledgeable Jewelry Consultants

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At Padis Jewelry, we are proud to say that we have some of the most educated diamond experts as well as engagement, bridal and fashion experts in the industry.  We call them our team of diamond concierges!  They are also one of the friendliest sales team around.  Furthermore all of our staff work on a non-commissioned basis so you can feel confident knowing our first priority is to help you find the perfect piece of jewelry – not just to sell you something.

Additionally several of our consultants are GIA Graduate Gemologist, which is the most prestigious credential in the industry.  To receive the designation, an individual goes through an extensive training program involving both diamonds and colored stones.  The training includes technical expertise and practical skills that allow our gemologists to evaluate gemstones by the 4Cs (color, clarity, cut, and carat weight), the International Diamond Grading System™, and the Colored Stone Grading System.

As our showrooms are located in the heart of the San Francisco Wholesale Jewelry District, we provide a guest pass so that those not in the trade may gain entry to the buildings.  Just visit our website to fill out an online form.  Be sure to let us know which location you would like to visit – The Jewelry Center, The Padis Designer Galleria, or The Gift Center.

Also if you have worked with one of our staff in the past, and would like to set up a visit specifically with them, we have a link available on our home page to directly contact them.  Even if you are not ready to schedule a visit right now, drop them a note and say “hi.”  We also have a convenient online form if you would just like to ask us a question.

Padis Jewelry, a family-owned business, has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974.  We are one of the only jewelers in the area that offers such an exclusive selection of top names in the industry as well as such a large inventory.  For the opportunity to view one of San Francisco’s most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.

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Shop for Furrer Jacot at Padis

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Throughout Padis Jewelry’s many decades in the industry, we have offered our customers fresh new looks and current jewelry trends.  Furthermore we have continued to broaden our selection of jewelry from top name-brand designers to ensure customers find exactly what they want.  As the premier Bay Area jeweler, our inventory includes stunning pieces from Tacori, Verragio, Gabriel NY, Jeff Cooper Designs, Ritani, Forevermark, Henri Daussi, Sylvie, Simon G., and Scott K. as well as Furrer Jacot wedding bands and engagement rings.

The Furrer Jacot collection includes Swiss-made diamond rings, carbon fiber rings, wedding bands and engagement rings that are designed to last a lifetime and offer individuality, authenticity, creativity and exclusivity.  The company’s roots began over 150 years ago, and continued with the partnering of Fritz Furrer and Lucienne Jacot in the mid-20th century.  The House of Furrer Jacot has continued to perpetuate its founders’ vision: “creating rare jewels that symbolize a vow, a shared hope, and happiness itself.”

As a circle symbolizes the eternal bond of love, Furrer Jacot rings are designed to express a promise of eternity with exceptional rings crafted from the most precious alloys.  Each piece is created using the highest standards of craftsmanship and distinctive production methods.

On Padis Jewelry’s website and in our showrooms, we offer an exquisite collection of Furrer Jacot wedding bands and engagement rings.  For example, we have a matte Furrer Jacot men’s wedding ring with beautifully polished ridge center detail in Palladium 950 and Carbon Fiber.  Another gorgeous piece from the collection is an 18K White Gold 1.82 Cttw. diamond engagement ring.

Please visit our website for more Furrer Jacot’s wedding rings and engagement rings as well to take a look at our collection of stunning rings and other fine jewelry and timepieces.  While you are there, we encourage you to fill out a guest pass to schedule an appointment to view exceptional jewelry in one of our three San Francisco showrooms.

As a family-owned business, Padis Jewelry has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974.  We are one of the only jewelers in the area that offers such an exclusive selection of top names in the industry as well as such a large inventory.  If you are a lover of beautiful jewels, schedule at visit to San Francisco’s best jewelry store.

5 Wedding Band Tricks to Make Your Engagement Ring Look Bigger

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Since this is a safe space when it comes to all things bridal, it’s totally OK to admit that sometimes, size does matter (even if just for one random day, when you let yourself daydream what it would feel like to wear Kim Kardashian’s crazy-huge rock). When you start to think about what sort of wedding band you want to wear alongside your engagement ring, it quickly becomes apparent that there are a ton of options. Still, not everything is going to actually make your engagement diamond appear larger.

To help, we broke down what factors will make bands extra-flattering to your engagement diamond.

Consider colored stones.

Classic diamonds are the most popular choice for wedding rings, but colored stones are gaining in popularity. They’ll definitely make a diamond pop, which can add to the overall look and help trick the eye into thinking the center stone appears bigger.. If you don’t want to break with tradition too dramatically, look for pale colors like light pinks, blues, and greens. They’ll add something different without being too shocking.

Consider multiple bands.

If you have a smaller diamond in your engagement ring, multiple bands are a fun way to add style and uniqueness to your ring. You can also consider wearing your engagement ring on your right hand post-wedding, keeping only your new band on the left, is another surefire way to make sure it’s not overpowered by the new bling.

Look for a matched set.

Specially crafted bridal sets have fallen out of style a bit, but they’re actually designed to show off your engagement ring, making them a wise choice. “Curved wedding bands designed to sit with a specific engagement ring will highlight the ring very nicely. They’re typically made to sit right under the setting of your engagement ring, so it won’t take away from the center stone.”

Clean it.

Regular cleanings will help keep diamonds sparkling, making it pop more. The more sparkly and white it is, the more it’ll stick out on your hand, helping to make it appear bigger. Aim for having your pieces professionally cleaned a few times a year, though intricate settings can collect dirt easier, requiring more frequent sudsing.

Why Buy Forevermark Diamonds?

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If you are looking for a high quality diamond, you cannot go wrong purchasing a Forevermark diamond.  The De Beers Group of Companies has a 125 year history of diamond expertise and sells some of the world’s most stunning diamonds.  In addition every Forevermark diamond must not only meet the company’s standards for quality and beauty but be responsibly sourced.  They proudly state that less than one percent of the world’s diamonds meet Forevermark’s standard of excellence, which goes far beyond the 4Cs.

Before it gets a Forevermark inscription, a diamond goes through a rigorous inspection. The company also uses an innovative technology to lightly inscribe (1/20th of a micron deep) the diamond’s unique identification number, which is only visible with 50 X magnification.  The number is used to register the diamond under your name.

Another reason to buy a Forevermark diamond is the assurance that it comes from a company as committed to providing the world with diamonds as it is to doing it with integrity.  Going well beyond the international Kimberly Process Certification Scheme to identify conflict free diamonds, Forevermark mines comply with strict political, financial, social and environmental requirements.  They state “As part of our CSR (corporate social responsibility), we ensure that all employees and communities from diamond producing areas benefit from legal, safe and responsible business practices.”

Padis Jewelry is proud to sell Forevermark diamonds including the Forevermark Tribute™ Collection.  Please contact us to set up a visit to one of our three showrooms in San Francisco or our store in St. Helena for Forevermark diamonds as well as other luxury brands including Tacori, Jeff Cooper Designs, Verragio, Henri Daussi, Ritani, Demarco, Simon G., Scott Kay, and many more.

As a family-owned business, Padis Jewelry has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974.  We have one of the area’s largest inventories s well as an impressive selection of top name luxury brands.  So if you are a lover of beautiful jewelry, we encourage you to schedule a visit to San Francisco’s best jewelry store.

Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau Tiara

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As one of the estimated 29 million people who watched the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, we were curious about the diamond tiara worn by Meghan on the big day.  Known as the Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau, the tiara was loaned to the bride from Queen Elizabeth.

The tiara originally belonged to Queen Mary, who was married to King George V and Queen Elizabeth’s grandmother. Queen Mary commissioned the platinum bandeau tiara in 1932 to be designed around the detachable center brooch.  The brooch was a gift to Mary in 1893 from the Country of Lincoln upon her marriage to then-Prince George, Duke of York.  The tiara was bequeathed to Queen Elizabeth upon Mary’s death in 1953.

The stunning central brooch is done in a classic style and features a large brilliant diamond in the center, which is surrounded by nine brilliant diamonds.  The flexible band is made up of “eleven sections, pierced with interlaced ovals and pavé set with large and small brilliant diamonds.”  Originally the piece was known as the Filgree Tiara and was worn by Queen Mary for less formal events such as Gala performances in the later years of her life.  Up until Meghan Markle beautifully donned the delicate tiara on her wedding day, it had not been seen in public for more than 60 years.

Padis Jewelry has an extensive selection of exquisite loose diamonds, engagement rings and other fine jewelry, and while our collection does not include tiaras, we have plenty of pieces to satisfy our most discerning customers.  Please visit our website to browse our online pieces and then set up an appointment to come to our San Francisco showrooms.   If you are planning a trip to Napa Valley this summer, be sure to visit our Padis Romance store in beautiful St. Helena.

Padis Jewelry, a family-owned business, has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974.  We are one of the only jewelers in the area that offers such an exclusive selection of top names in the industry as well as such a large inventory.  For an opportunity to view one of San Francisco’s most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.

Yellow Gold Sales Increase in 1st Quarter of 2018

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Industry experts point to Meghan Markle’s, the new Duchess of Sussex, preference for yellow gold and the public’s fascination with her and all things related to the royal wedding as the reason behind the increase in sales during the first part of 2018.  During an interview with the BBC last November, Meghan’s declared that yellow gold is her favorite metal and that her new engagement ring is set in yellow gold.

According to the World Gold Council, “the first three months of the year were the strongest first quarter for yellow gold jewelry demand in the United States since 2009.”  Sales for yellow gold started to heat up around the time Meghan and Prince Harry became engaged last fall and have steadily increased since then.  White gold, platinum and silver have been the metals of choice in fine jewelry as well as in engagement and wedding rings for the past 15 years.  Rose gold sales had been more popular than those for yellow gold, which was considered “outdated.”

Now statistics show yellow gold jewelry sales are up approximately 30 percent already this year and are expected to go even higher through the rest of the year.   Alistair Hewitt, the World Gold Council’s Director of Market Intelligence explains that celebrity jewelry purchases influence the general public’s choices.  Research from the Council done in 2016 discovered that “22 percent of U.S. women buying jewelry or luxury fashion were inspired by magazines and newspapers, with another 11 percent citing influence from celebrities.”

Padis Jewelry has also experienced an increase in yellow gold jewelry purchases.  Within our large inventory, we have an excellent selection of engagement rings and other fine jewelry set in 14K and 18K yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, and other precious metals.  Please visit our website to see our stunning collection as well as to set up an appointment to come in to one of our three San Francisco showrooms.

Padis Jewelry, a family-owned business, has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974.  We are one of the only jewelers in the area that offers such an exclusive selection of top names in the industry as well as such a large inventory.  For an opportunity to view one of San Francisco’s most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule a visit.

Source: cnbc.com/2018/05/25/meghan-markle-makes-gold-sales-sparkle.html

Allow Our Jewelry Consultants to Help You Select the Perfect Engagement Ring

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Padis Jewelry is proud to have served the San Francisco area for more than forty years as well as the fact that we are still family-owned and operated.  We are also proud to be one of only 5% of jewelers in the country that are accredited members of the American Gem Society (AGS).  To become part of the elite group, members must adhere to the AGS’s code of ethics and are required to re-certify their title or designation each year.  In addition our staff is comprised of several GIA Graduate Gemologists.

During our many years in the jewelry industry, we have help thousands of customers navigate the process of buying the perfect engagement ring.  Our jewelry consultants understand the purchase of an engagement ring signifies one of the most important events in your life and that it can be overwhelming.  Also for many customers, it may be your first major jewelry purchase along with one that you really want to get right.

It is a good idea to browse engagement rings on the web before you even set foot in a jewelry store.  Padis has an excellent website with a large collection of engagement rings from some of the industry’s most sought-after jewelry brands.  It is also recommended that you set a budget and let your jeweler know what it is as it will help to narrow down the best rings within that range.

At Padis we have many couples come in together to shop for an engagement ring as well as men who wish to surprise their girlfriend.  If you are a man shopping on your own, we recommend taking time to consider her preferences and lifestyle, and if you can, find out her ring size.

Questions you will need to decide include what shape of stone do you think she would like and what color of metal would she prefer?  Is she a yellow gold type of girl or more into white or rose gold?   Furthermore be an educated diamond buyer and read up on the 4Cs – cut, color, clarity, and carat weight.  Please visit our website to set up an appointment for one of our three San Francisco showrooms or visit our St. Helena store.

Padis Jewelry, a family-owned business, has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974.  We are one of the only jewelers in the area that offers such an exclusive selection of top names in the industry as well as such a large inventory.  For an opportunity to view one of San Francisco’s most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.