Our Staff is Not Only Friendly but Extremely Knowledgeable

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As a family-owned business, it is important to us that our customers are treated to a first-class shopping experience every time they walk into a Padis Jewelry showroom.  This is why we are committed to offering our customers the world’s finest jewelry along with the expertise of some of the industry’s most knowledgeable jewelry consultants.

In fact, any time you walk into our friendly, welcoming showrooms, we have at least two GIA (Gemological Institute of America Inc.) Graduate Gemologists on staff at all times.  The GIA Graduate Gemologist program is the most prestigious credential in the industry, and all participants receive comprehensive information regarding diamonds and colored stones.  During the coursework, our staff was introduced to both technical and practical skills including the 4Cs, the International Diamond Grading System, and the Colored Stone Grading System.

Padis’ Graduate Gemologists were trained on how to use the latest gemological equipment and procedures in order to identify and grade different types of gemstones.  Their hands-on experience with how the GIA grading system and the 4Cs are used to accurately rate the value of diamonds allow them to help you make smart decisions and get the best value.

According to the GIA, they are “world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls.”  The organization was established in 1931 and operates as a nonprofit institute recognized as a leading source of knowledge, standards, and education in gems and jewelry.  The GIA established the “4Cs” (color, clarity, cut, and carat weight) as well as the International Diamond Grading System™ in the 1940s that are the standards we still used today.

At Padis, we feel that by having such knowledgeable consultants as a part of our non-commissioned sales staff guarantees customers receive more reliable, educated information about the diamonds and gemstones they are buying.  We encourages you to set up an appointment with one of our experts and let them teach you about the four Cs of diamonds, the colorful world of gemstones, and more.

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.

Source: gia.edu/gem-education/program-graduate-gemologist

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Protect Your Investment by Buying a Certified Diamond

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When you buy a certified diamond, you know just what you are getting. The certification process grades and documents the quality of the diamond by assessing the 4Cs of the stone: cut, clarity, carat and color as well as provides other details.  It also offers the buyer the assurance that the diamond is of the correct value and has been inspected by an independent lab.  Furthermore, if you are going to insure a costly high-grade diamond, many insurers require the stone to be certified.

Graduate gemologists use high-powered microscopes and other sensitive instruments to compile the written certification report. While not an appraisal, the report is a detailed blueprint of the stone’s quality characteristics and offers other information such as whether the stone has been treated or enhanced to improve its color or clarity.  Also along with the technical measurements and evaluations of the 4Cs, the report generally includes a diagram of the stone’s inclusions as well as top and side views and a chart that details the weight, color grade, cuts, and angles.

Among Padis Jewelry’s huge inventory of exquisite diamonds, any diamond we sell larger than 0.40 carats comes with a report from an accredited, independent laboratory such as the United States divisions of AGS, Forevermark, GIA or EGL USA.   Please see our website for more information on buying diamonds as well as to browse through our extensive collection of certified loose diamonds and gemstones.    While you are there, take a moment to set up an appointment to visit one of our showrooms for a stress-free, friendly jewelry shopping experience.

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 our most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.

Find Meira T Jewelry at Padis

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At Padis Jewelry, we have a stunning selection of jewelry from some of the most sought-after names in the industry.  Among our luxury designer brands, we are pleased to offer our customers jewelry from Meira T.

As a woman, Meira T understands that women want their jewelry to be noticeable and wearable, which is why her mantra is “designed for a woman by a woman.”  Meira T jewelry is worn by many A-list celebrities and models in magazines, TV shows and movies. Her collection includes designs set in 14 and 18 karat gold and is comprised of diamonds and colored gemstones.

The jewelry seamlessly blends the beauty of nature with the buzz of New York City and reflects Meira T’s European upbringing (Germany and Belgium), her love of fashion and her passion for world travel.  The family business includes two daughters who help to keep the essence of the brand young and fresh.

Along with beautiful colored gemstones and/or diamonds, many pieces also feature Meira T’s trademarked off-centered charms and her “feminine, wearable, and modern” style.  If you take a look at Padis Jewelry’s website, you will see our selection includes both necklaces and earrings.  One example is the Meira T. Diamond Butterfly Charm Necklace that is 14K white gold with 0.27 Cttw. diamond accents.  We also offer several styles of earrings including the Meira T. Spiral Diamond Earrings with 14K white gold and 1.31 Cttw. diamond accents.

Please visit our website to take a look at our entire collection of Meira T.  Also, as all of the jewelry looks even better in person, we invite you to set up an appointment to come in to one of our San Francisco or St. Helena showrooms and see firsthand what all the excitement is about.

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 to offer an exclusive selection of top names in the industry as well as such a large inventory.  For an opportunity to view our most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule a visit.

Why Certain Diamond Cuts are More Expensive

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The most expensive cut of diamond is the round brilliant. Gemologists estimate that a round cut diamond may cost as much as 30% more than a similar fancy shaped diamond for several reasons.  For one thing, it takes much more raw material to cut round brilliant diamonds and to ensure the demanding proportions that maximize the potential brightness of the stone are met.  It is also due to the much larger demand for round cut diamonds.

It is a common misconception that a diamond’s cut is the shape of the stone such as round or oval.  Rather the cut of the diamond describes how well the stone’s facets interact with the light.  The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) says the proportions of a precision-cut standard round brilliant diamond affect the brightness of the diamond (the amount of internal and external white light reflected).  It also affects the fire, which is the scattering of the white light into all the colors of the rainbow, and finally the scintillation or the amount of sparkle the diamond produces.

They add that, “precise artistry and workmanship are required to fashion a stone so its proportions, symmetry and polish deliver the magnificent return of light only possible in a diamond.”  The “ideal cut” allows the maximum amount of light to return through the top of the diamond and takes into account the depth, table size, crown height and angle, girdle thickness and more.  Gemologists carefully evaluate a rough stone to determine the best cut that will offer the maximum clarity, color and carat weight.

While all of this may sound complicated, it does help to have a rudimentary understanding of how the cut affects the stone’s sparkle and brilliance as well as to only shop with a highly-respected jeweler.  Diamonds are an investment and it pays to make an educated decision.  Please visit Padis Jewelry for more information on diamond buying and to set up an appointment with one of our knowledgeable jewelry consultants.

Padis Jewelry is a family-owned business and 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 to offer such an exclusive selection of top names in the industry as well as such a large inventory.  For the opportunity to view our most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule a visit.

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Discover the Diamonds with More Sparkle

 

 

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Padis Jewelry has been selling exquisite diamonds for more than forty years and our stones include an extensive selection of the world famous Forevermark Diamonds.  We are extremely proud to be the top Forevermark diamond retailer in the country because as our customers tell us “Forevermark diamonds just sparkle more!”

In fact we invite you to take the Padis Forevermark Challenge and to compare similarly graded diamonds.  We guarantee that you too will be impressed with the quality and our selection of Forevermark stones.  Padis’ collection of Forevermark products includes radiant Forevermark rings, certified loose diamonds, and other fine jewelry.  Also did you know that less than 1% of the world’s diamonds are worthy of a Forevermark inscription and that each stone has the Forevermark icon and a unique identification number that is 1/5000th the width of a human hair.

If you are interested in the new Forevermark Tribute™ Collection of stacked rings and would like to see what a couple of them look like together, visit our website.   You can select up to 5 stacked rings and arrange them in whatever way looks best to you to design your own signature look.  With many different styles and a choice of white, yellow or rose gold, your options will seem endless.

Additionally if you want to keep up with all of the happenings at Padis Jewelry including learning about exclusive promotions as well as receive invitations to special events before everyone else, sign up for our VIP Club.  It only takes a minute and you can do it online through our website so as not to miss any of the excitement at Padis Jewelry!  Please visit Padis Jewelry’s website to browse our online selection, and then set up an appointment to visit our 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 our most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.

Engagement Ring Trends for 2018

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If you plan to shop for an engagement ring sometime this year, you will want to know the latest trends for 2018.   According to WeddingWire, an online marketplace for vendors and engaged couples, the number one trend this year will be a center stone in the shape of an oval.  The oval has been steadily gaining popularity due to a unique and clean look that adds a vintage feel to any setting.

Exuding femininity, rose gold is also still a strong trend for the upcoming year.  If you love the look, you will be pleased to find more and more jewelers are offering engagement and wedding rings in a rose gold option.  A recent Bride Magazine articles quotes jeweler Selin Kent as saying the rose gold trend is here to stay, but adds that she recommends a slightly different take.  She explains a fresh, new look is to have the center stone in platinum or white gold, and the rest of the ring in a colored metal. Selin says, “Diamonds can take on the color of the metal they’re set in, so mixing metals within the ring will show a diamond in its best light.”

Additionally Bride Magazine notes that Jenny Klatt of Jemma Wynne suggests open ring styles are likely to be popular this coming engagement season.  Her Jemma Wynne partner, Stephanie Wynne Lalin, says, “It’s an alternative, but still feels timeless. It gives brides a real opportunity for personalization and—bonus!!—she can have two stones.” Furthermore, the two stones provide the option of choosing two diamonds, a diamond and colored gemstone or other possibilities.

We invite you to look at the gorgeous collection of engagement rings from Padis Jewelry.  We proudly offer a broad range of luxury brand designers and have one of the best collections of loose diamonds in California.  Please see our website to learn more.

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 our most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.

Source: weddingwire.com/wedding-ideas/engagement-ring-trends-you-need-to-know

Don’t Just Believe Us – Read What Customers Say about their Experience

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While we think Padis Jewelry offers one of the most exquisite collections of jewelry, the most competitive prices in the area, and an enjoyable, relaxed shopping experience, we feel our customers say it best.  We encourage you to take the time to visit our facebook page and read what some of our actual customers have said about their Padis Jewelry experience.

As one recent customer explains, her Padis jewelry consultant was not only very patient but made it a “lovely experience.”  She adds that the consultant, Laurel, helped them to find the perfect wedding bands and to stay within budget.  Another customer relates how she saw styles she had not seen anywhere else and appreciated the huge selection of loose diamonds.  She writes, “Alexis was so sweet and fun to work with! We loved the champagne and the no-pressure atmosphere, and can’t wait to go back for our wedding bands!”

We also love the story of a man’s future in-laws who encouraged him to go to Padis Jewelry and to meet with jewelry consultant, Kim.  His fiancée’s grandparents shopped at Padis over thirty years ago and her parents worked with Kim to buy their engagement and wedding rings.  He explains that after meeting with Kim, they found the PERFECT ring.  As he says, “just ask my fiancée. who says she wouldn’t have been able to find a better ring. It was exactly what she was looking for and she wasn’t even there!”  Oh and did we mention that he flew in from Denver just to shop at Padis?

If you want to read more about comments from real Padis Jewelry customers, please visit our facebook page.  Also visit our website to set up an appointment to come in a view our huge collection up close and in person.  We have been a trusted jewelry source in the Bay Area for more than forty years!

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 our most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.