Trust Padis for the Best Selection & Value

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There is a reason why our customers are so loyal to Padis Jewelry and continue to trust us for all of their jewelry purchases.  Along with our expert and friendly jewelry consultants, Padis offers customers a huge selection of premium jewelry at a great price.  In addition our company is committed to consumer protection, ethical business practices, and the enhancement of our gemological skills and knowledge.

Unlike most other online retailers that source “lists” of diamonds to feature on their sites, Padis Jewelry owns our entire stock of high-quality, certified and responsibly-sourced diamonds. Our stunning collection of loose diamonds and gemstones is the largest in northern California and at any one time our inventory includes approximately 10,000 loose diamonds.  Also as we buy directly from the source, we are able to offer customers a terrific value.

Moreover our diamonds are hand-selected by owner and expert gemologist, Steve Padis, and come from select suppliers who can demonstrate a complete chain of custody for their gemstones as well as follow strict labor and environmental standards.  If you buy a diamond over 0.40 carats, it will come with an independent grading report from the most trusted diamond grading laboratories in the industry including Forevermark, GIA, the U.S divisions of AGS, and EGL USA.

As a family-owned business, Padis Jewelry understands our name and reputation are on the line every time we sell a piece of jewelry or one of our certified loose diamonds.  This is why our entire team is dedicated to making your jewelry buying experience enjoyable and stress-free.  Please visit our website to browse through our inventory and to learn more about Padis Jewelry.  If you like what you see, please set up an appointment to come in and shop the Bay Area’s finest jewelry collection in person.

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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The Most Popular Diamond Shape

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The jewelry industry reports the most popular diamond shape is a round brilliant cut, and makes up seventy-five percent of the diamonds sold throughout the world and more than fifty-five percent of those sold in the U.S.  The cut maximizes the diamond’s ability to reflect light and brightness better than any other fancy shape, but in order to bring out the most brilliance, gemologists recommend buying the best grade diamond you can afford.

In addition given the high demand and the fact that more of the stone is lost in the cutting process, round brilliant diamonds cost more than comparable cushion, princess, asscher, oval and emerald shaped diamonds.  Also the high shine of the stone makes them appear larger for their carat weight than many other cuts.

The Gemological Institute of American (GIA) explains that today’s round brilliant cut diamonds have evolved over six centuries as diamond cutters worked to perfect the cut.  They say, “By 1750, when the brilliant cut had developed into a style with a circular face-up outline, it had passed through many variations in facet size and proportions. These included table size, crown height, length of the lower half facets, total depth, and culet size.”

Modern round brilliant cut diamonds’ have larger table facets and smaller culets as well as longer star facets and lower half facets.  They typically have 57 or 58 facets, which mean they are able to grab the light better than other diamond shapes.  Diamonds with 58 facets have a culet, which is the small area at the bottom of the pavilion or tip.  Once the point is cut off it is called a culet and counted as a facet.  Diamonds without a culet, or very small ones, are considered to be better grade.

Please visit Padis Jewelry to learn more tips about buying diamonds and to browse through our extensive collection of loose diamonds and gemstones.  With three large showrooms in the heart of San Francisco’s jewelry district and a store in Napa Valley, we offer customers one of the best selections of certified diamonds, engagement rings, fine jewelry and watches.

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.

Source: http://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research-round-brilliant-cut-diamond-pay

When Visiting Napa Valley, You Must Include a Visit to Padis Romance

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Located in the heart of Napa Valley in beautiful St. Helena, CA, Padis Jewelry Padis Romance is a full-service jewelry, watch and gift store.  Like our three San Francisco showrooms, the St. Helena store is staff by friendly non-commissioned jewelry consultants that are extremely knowledgeable about diamonds and gemstones.

All of our jewelry is competitively priced and includes a large selection of loose diamonds, engagement rings, fine and fashion jewelry, and watches.  As the area’s authorized retailer for many of the top luxury brands, you will find pieces from the most sought-after jewelry designers and watchmakers.  Brands include Tacori, Forevermark, TAG Heuer, Ritani, Verragio, LeVian, Breitling, and many more.  We also showcase finely crafted, one-of-a-kind pieces, custom designs, and unique gift ideas.

Padis Romance is thrilled to be a part of the vibrant and engaging community of St. Helena, which is renowned for its boutique wineries, world-class cuisine, luxury lodgings, spas, and galleries.  It is home to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and as such, is at the forefront of food and wine trends in Napa Valley and beyond.  St. Helena offers visitors an exclusive shopping experience with an array of unique treasures and specialty items.

Alexis Padis, a GIA Graduate Gemologist and an American Gem Society Registered Jeweler, manages Padis Romance.  She also serves as the Director of Operations for Padis Jewelry.  Next time you are visiting the Napa Valley area, we invite you to come in to Padis Romance to experience an incredible selection of stunning loose diamonds and jewelry. Our unique gift items include wine-focused goods, sparkling fine crystal, and specialty housewares.  Additionally our staff includes an in-house bench jeweler for same-day repairs and settings.

Since 1974, Padis Jewelry has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry.  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, please schedule at visit to San Francisco’s top jewelry store.

Keep Your Diamonds & Gemstones Looking Like New

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Diamond and gemstone jewelry is an investment, which is why you want your jewelry to look beautiful for years to come.  As diamond and gemstone experts, Padis Jewelry offers some easy do’s and don’ts that will keep it looking its best.

We know especially bridal jewelry is bought with the intention to wear every day, and that people want their diamond rings to sparkle like the day they bought them for decades.  This is why Padis’ diamond consultants tell customers that, “diamonds are forever as long as you take good care of them!”

To keep your diamonds sparkling, we recommend removing your rings when doing rough work or before going into a chlorinated pool or hot tub.  Also avoid touching diamonds with your fingers as they can transfer oils that make it easier for dirt particles to stick to the stones.  Another tip is to remember to take off your ring every time you apply hand creams and lotions.

There are a few tips to help gemstone jewelry maintain its brilliance.  Since gemstones are less hard than diamonds (some are very brittle), we recommend avoiding any sudden temperature change.  We advise customers who intend to wear a gemstone ring every day to choose rubies and/or sapphires as they are almost as hard as diamonds on the Mohs scale.  Rubies’ hardness is second to that of a diamond (which is 4-5 times harder).   Furthermore if you lead an active lifestyle, we recommend you do not wear your gemstone rings and bracelets throughout the day as they are susceptible to damage.

At Padis Jewelry, we not only sell loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry but offer professional cleaning services that include inspecting the integrity of your ring’s setting to avoid losing a stone.  We also offer ring sizing, stone tightening, prong retipping or replacement, polishing and more as well as answer any questions regarding the care of your diamond and gemstone jewelry.  Please visit our visit our website for contact information and to set up an appointment to one of our San Francisco’s showrooms.

Since 1974, Padis Jewelry has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry.  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, please schedule at visit to San Francisco’s finest jewelry showrooms.

Daily Diamonds from Padis Jewelry

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Beyond romantic symbolism, there is a reason most women wear jewelry aside from their diamond engagement rings every day: diamonds are beautiful! They symbolize natural beauty, value, and significance, and despite some outdated opinions on etiquette, they can be worn every day.

Diamonds are certainly durable enough to be worn daily. Diamond is the hardest gemstone on earth. It rates 10 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, which means it is much harder than any other gem. The idea of wearing diamonds every day has evolved alongside the trend toward affordable fashions that are inspired by couture designs. It has cued jewelry designers to follow suit by creating more casual diamond looks.

One of the few neutral gems, the colorless diamond has earned the status as the go-to, go-with anything accessory. Casual luxury is the new norm in fashion, and diamonds are an easy choice to add a bit of sparkle to our daily lives. Young, inventive designers such as Tacori and Simon G have largely spearheaded the fashion-forward diamond jewelry category. The looks are often made with smaller stones that cost less and are sometimes set into silver or 14k gold, making the styles inherently more casual, affordable, and ideal for gifting.

Diamonds also effortlessly punch up outfits, and diamond earrings draw the eye to the face where you want the eyes to fall. Diamonds have the versatility to accessorize anything from T-shirts to cocktail dresses, business suits to bikinis.

Although they are hard, diamonds can chip, break, or fall out of mountings if jewelry prongs become loose. Remove diamond jewelry when performing manual labor or participating in sports, and don’t subject jewelry to cleaning solutions or chlorinated water. For everyday jewelry, you might consider pieces with diamonds set in bezel or channel settings that offer protection by way of metal sides and low-profile settings. The positioning of earrings and necklaces — away from potential contact — automatically means that those diamond pieces are out of harm’s way. Also consider platinum settings, which offer the most security because platinum is such a durable metal.

Among the leading jewelry must-haves: diamond stud and hoop earrings; diamond solitaire and pendant necklaces; and diamond bangle bracelets and stackable bands.

As we begin the New Year, we want you, our customers, to know how much we appreciate you.  In our 40 year history, we’ve always stayed true to our high quality standards and the overall mission for our business: to create the most positive and memorable customer experience; to provide personable guidance in a pleasant atmosphere; and, finally, to offer exceptional value and unsurpassed craftsmanship with each and every purchase. We thank you for allowing us to be a part of your life’s most precious moments!

Jewelry Appraisals and Other Services at Padis

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Along with selling some of the Bay Area’s finest jewelry, Padis Jewelry offers an array of services including professional jewelry appraisals, jewelry repairs, and custom designs.  There are several reasons to get a professional jewelry appraisal. Whether you are trying to get insurance coverage for your treasured pieces, or to determine the value of family heirlooms, or to guide the fair distribution of jewelry assets, appraisals are an important asset.  Even if you had a piece of jewelry appraised years ago, the value most likely has changed over the years and the item should be reappraised.  To ensure you get a fair and accurate appraisal, experts recommend you use an American Gem Society (AGS) certified gemologist appraiser (CGA) such as we have as part of our Padis staff.

In addition, Padis’ in-house bench jewelers allow us to offer many convenient same-day services such as jewelry repairs or cleaning and maintenance.  We also do watch repairs as well as routine battery and band replacements.  Our highly trained specialists have the expertise to restore and repair almost any piece of jewelry including a family heirloom and can make it look almost as good as new.  Padis’ jewelry services also include prong tipping or replacement, ring sizing, mounting/remounting and much more.

Another valuable service we offer is redesigning or repurposing a piece of jewelry, such as an engagement ring from an earlier marriage, or a family heirloom that is sentimental but not exactly your style.  Our experts can help you turn an unworn piece of jewelry into something that reflects your unique taste by repurposing the diamonds or gemstones and placing them in a new setting.

Please visit the Padis Jewelry website for more information regarding our extensive jewelry collection as well as our many services.  For friendly service and great prices, shop with confidence at one of the top jewelers in the San Francisco area!

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.

Trust Your Jewelry Purchases to a Family-owned Business

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Buying jewelry such as an engagement ring is a significant purchase, which is why you want to shop with a reputable jeweler you can trust and one that is likely to be around in the years to come.  Padis Jewelry is just such a business and has been family-owned since the inception of the Steve Padis Jewelry brand in 1974.  Now more than 40 years later, Padis is still a family affair and is owned and operated by Steve, his wife, Judy, and daughter, Alexis.

Steve’s journey as a jeweler began with selling beads he had strung on the streets of Berkeley, CA while a student at the University of California, Berkeley.  Once he graduated, he starting creating sterling silver, turquoise and gold chain jewelry.  Judy and Steve met during this time through mutual contacts in the industry.  The Steve Padis Jewelry brand was the formal beginning of the family’s decades-long passion for precious metals and diamonds, and was the start of establishing Padis Jewelry as one of the finest jewelers in San Francisco.

We now have three large showrooms in the heart of the city’s jewelry district including at The Gift Center and The Jewelry Center.  We also own and operate the Padis Jewelry and Padis Romance store in St. Helena, which is set in California’s beautiful wine country.

Our non-commissioned jewelry consultants are diamond experts, and at any given time, we have two GIA Graduate Gemologists on staff to ensure you get expert advice on your jewelry purchases.  We are also a proud, accredited member of the American Gem Society (AGS) of which only 5 percent of jewelers in the country achieve this status.

From the moment you walk through the door of one of our beautiful showrooms, you will be treated like you are part of the Padis family.  Please visit our website to set up an appointment to see first-hand our stunning jewelry collection.

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.