Our Diamonds are Independently Graded

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When buying diamonds from Padis Jewelry, you can feel confident you are getting what you paid for as every diamond over 0.40 carats comes with an independent grading report that assesses the overall quality and authenticity. Our diamonds are graded at the most trusted and accredited diamond grading laboratories in the industry including the US division of AGS, Forevermark, and GIA.

To give you an idea of what you will see in your diamond’s grading report, you can take a look at a sample GIA grading report on their website.  According to the GIA, their reports represent the “highest standard of reliability, consistency and integrity.”  Your report will include information on the 4Cs (the GIA is the creator of the 4Cs) of your stone and assess the Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight. You will also get a plotted diagram charting the clarity characteristics as well as a graphic representation of the stone’s proportions.

If your diamond is in the D-to-Z color range, your report will also have a GIA Cut grade.  The Diamond Cut grade describes the “components of brightness, fire, scintillation, polish, and symmetry, as well as weight and durability concerns, into a single overall grade for cut quality for standard round brilliants.”

Another service offered by the GIA is their “Report Check” that allows you to confirm that the information on your report matches the archived GIA report database.  All you need to do is to enter your report number on their online search tool.  Also if you have a diamond you want to have authenticated and graded by the GIA Lab, you can submit it to them for a fee.

Please visit the Padis Jewelry showrooms to experience firsthand one of the best inventories of certified loose diamonds in California.  All of our jewelry consultants are diamond experts and we look forward to helping you find your perfect “stone.”

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 our showrooms.

Source:gia.edu/analysis-grading-sample-report-diamond?reporttype=diamond-grading-report

 

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Trust the Experts When You Invest in Jewelry

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We understand you want to make smart decisions when buying jewelry.  This is why it is important to shop with a jeweler who has not only been in business for a number of years but has an excellent reputation.  Family-owned Padis Jewelry has both.  Steve Padis started the business in 1974 and it is considered to be the place to go to in the Bay Area for excellent values and an outstanding inventory.

We are also proud to be one of only 5% of jewelers in the country who are accredited members of the American Gem Society (AGS).  The AIG is the country’s preeminent jewelry trade organization and is dedicated to consumer protection.  The membership guarantees that AIG accredited jewelers strictly adhere to the highest standards of measurement and quality.

Furthermore, several of our non-commission sales consultants are GIA Graduate Gemologists and our showrooms have two of them available at all times.  This means you receive reliable, educated information about the stones you are buying as our Gemologists are trained in the GIA grading system and the 4Cs used to accurately rate the value of diamonds.  The GIA established the “4Cs” (color, clarity, cut, and carat weight) as well as the International Diamond Grading System™ in the 1940s and are still the standards used today.

In addition all of our certified loose diamonds over 0.40 carats come with an independent grading report that assesses the stone’s overall quality and authenticity.  We invite you to browse our online inventory and then set up an appointment to come in to one of our showrooms in downtown San Francisco.  Also we have a store in St. Helena in Napa Valley.

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 and the Napa Valley’s most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule a visit.

Halo Engagement Rings Offer a Variety of Options

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For the last several years, halo engagement rings have been very popular and are just behind the most popular choice of a solitaire.  This may be due in part to the renewed interest in vintage and antique designs.  Halo engagement rings first became popular during the Victorian era and then again in the Art Deco period of the 1920s.

It case you do not know, a halo ring has a center stone that is encircled by a collection of round pavé or micro-pavé diamonds or in some case colored gemstones.   All of these small stones increase the sparkle and help to draw attention to the center stone and make it look like it is a much bigger carat size.  For someone who wants a unique look, the Halo ring offers many different styles and finish options.  You ring can be a classic circle of stones on a plain band or elaborately decorated with stones or filigree along the shank of the ring.

Another advantage to a halo design is that the cost of an average halo engagement ring can be slightly lower than that of a solitaire.  Also if you like bling, a halo ring can take up more space on your finger and attract more attention.  Keep in mind that you will want to buy a halo ring from a jeweler who is known for their craftsmanship as you want the stones to be evenly and securely set.

At Padis Jewelry we have a large selection of halo rings from some of the top luxury brands.  Our inventory includes names such as Verragio, Simon G, A Jaffe, Gabriel & Co, Tacori, Jeff Cooper Design, Scott Kay, and much more.   Contact us to set up an appointment to visit one of our San Francisco showrooms to see our stunning collection of certified loose diamonds and ring settings.

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 or the Napa Valley’s most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.

Tips for Buying an Engagement Ring

 

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Shopping for an engagement ring is exciting but it can also be a bit overwhelming.  If you are looking for the perfect ring for your intended, this may be your first major jewelry purchase and one that you really want to get right.

Even before you set foot in a jewelry store or start browsing online, you need to think about how much you want to spend – set a budget and stick to it.  Most experts agree the “three month salary rule” is probably out-of-date but stay in your comfort zone.  Knowing what you want to spend is also helpful for your jeweler as it narrows down the selection.

While some couples opt to shop for an engagement ring together, there are plenty of people who still want to surprise their girlfriend with an engagement ring.  If that’s your intention, think about what style of ring would best suit her lifestyle and preferences.  In addition try to find out her ring size.

Other considerations to think about include the metal color of the setting and the shape of stone you think your girlfriend would prefer such as round, princess, oval, etc.  To learn how diamonds are graded, read up on the 4Cs – cut, color, clarity, and carat weight.

Moreover at Padis Jewelry, we highly recommend choosing a reputable jeweler that you can trust.  Find out how long they have been in business, are their diamonds certified, and are they a member of the American Gem Society (AGS)?  Read online reviews and ask friends and family for recommendations.

At Padis Jewelry we are proud to say that we have been selling jewelry to the San Francisco area for more than forty years and are family-owned and operated.  We are also one of the 5% of jewelers in the U.S who is an accredited member of the AGS, and we have two GIA Graduate Gemologists on staff at all times.  Please contact us to set up a visit to one of our three San Francisco showrooms or 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.

Buy De Beers Forevermark Diamonds at Padis

 

 

 

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Among our large collection of stunning certified loose diamonds and diamond jewelry, Padis Jewelry also sells the renowned Forevermark diamonds.  For over 125 years, The De Beers Group of Companies has had a history of diamond expertise and sells some of the world’s most stunning diamonds.  All of their diamonds not only meet their strict standards for quality and beauty but are also responsibly sourced.

In fact less than one percent of the world’s diamonds meet Forevermark’s standard of excellence, which goes far beyond the 4Cs.  Before a diamond can be marked with the Forevermark inscription, it has to go through a rigorous inspection.  Once it meets the criteria, each diamond receives the Forevermark icon and a unique identification number that is as small as 1/5000th the width of a human hair and only visible under 50X magnification.  Your diamond is registered under your name by this number.

Furthermore, you can wear your Forevermark diamond with pride as it comes from a company that is committed to not only supplying the world with the most beautiful diamonds, but doing it with integrity. They ensure the mines comply with strict political, financial, social and environmental requirements and see to it that the local communities also benefit.

Please contact us to set up a visit to one of our three showrooms in San Francisco or our store in St. Helena to see our full collection of radiant Forevermark rings, loose diamonds and other fine jewelry.  In addition to carrying Forevermark diamonds, we also have a large selection of other top luxury brands including Verragio, Tacori, Ritani, Endless, Jeff Cooper Designs, Henri Daussi, Michael M., Sylvie, 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 as 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.

Browse Our Stunning Collection Online – Then Set Up a Visit

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After browsing through our exquisite jewelry online, we recommend you set up an appointment to see our extensive collection up close and personal.  Padis Jewelry has three showrooms in San Francisco’s jewelry district and a store in St. Helena in Napa Valley.

Even if you have frequented many other jewelry stores, you will quickly discover that the Padis shopping experience is unique.  To start with we are a family-owned and operated company that has been in business for more than forty years and during that time we have built an impeccable reputation.  Another thing that sets us apart from the competition is our huge collection of stunning certified loose diamonds and other gemstones, and at any one time, we have over 10,000 loose diamonds in our inventory.

In addition you will find our entire staff is especially knowledgeable about diamonds and gemstones as well as the rest of our collection.  In fact, we have GIA Graduate Gemologists available to expertly answer any questions.  We are also proud to be among the 5 percent of jewelers in the country to be an accredited member of the American Gem Society (AGS).

We understand that jewelry shopping can be challenging and we want to assure you that we offer a smarter option than high-priced jewelry stores or the dubious claims of “factory-direct” retailers.  Padis Jewelry is only one of a handful of jewelers that buy directly from the source, which allows us to offer high-quality jewelry at the best prices.

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.

New Trends from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows

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The GIA’s recent Gems & Gemology, Spring 2017 publication reports on the 2017 Tucson gem and mineral shows that each year draws interested buyers from across the globe.  The GIA noted that as with past years that this year’s shows point to some strong trends in the jewelry industry.

One of the trends is the demand for special, one-of-a-kind pieces that are crafted with pearls and colored gemstones.  The GIA also noticed the strong demand for high-end gems and a softening of demand for commercial goods.  In addition the industry is becoming more focused on ethically sourced gemstones and beneficiation.

The article reports that the shows biggest story was the “emergence of Ethiopia as a potentially major source of gem-quality emerald. These new gems resemble other schist-hosted emeralds, especially those from Brazil and Zambia.”  The emeralds are less saturated and included, but nevertheless this source is producing fine gem-grade crystals of exceptional size, color, and clarity.

Another topic of interest was the October 2016 removal of U.S. sanctions on Myanmar that now legalizes the import of Burmese jadeite and rubies.  Geologist Edward Boehm, a colored stone dealer and consultant, said that while the lifting of the ban was welcomed, he thought Myanmar reforms on the gem mining sector “have some ways to go” and new production may take time to reach the marketplace.

Padis Jewelry is glad to hear of the continuing trend toward ethical, sustainable business practices and transparent supply chains as it is very important to our business. Please visit our website or contact us to view our extensive inventory of certified loose diamonds and gemstones, engagement rings and fine jewelry.

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.

Source: gia.edu/gems-gemology/spring-2017-gemnews-tucson-overview