Let Our Customers Tell You about Their Padis Experience

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From the twenty reviews submitted by actual customers on WeddingWire, one of the largest online marketplaces connecting merchants with engaged couples and party planners, you will see across the board, Padis customers are pleased with their shopping experience.  In fact we got an average of 4.9 out of 5.0 regarding our Quality of Service, Responsiveness, Professionalism, Value and Flexibility, and we could not be more pleased!  The entire staff at Padis Jewelry works hard to ensure our customers are 100% satisfied with their purchase.

One satisfied customers on WeddingWire explains her fiancé came from all the way from San Diego to buy her engagement ring at Padis.  She writes, “Tommy knew about the quality and service that Padis Jewelry provides! Carrie was such a great help and was able to work with him long distance to get the ring to him. I was so surprised and absolutely LOVE my ring. It is everything I have wanted and more! We both highly recommend purchasing your ring from Steve Padis Jewelry.”

Another unsolicited reviewer got their wedding bands at Padis and at the same time her fiancé had his great grandfather’s pocket watch (which he wore at their wedding) cleaned and repaired through us. She writes, “We had such a great experience shopping with them. Our consultant was respectful of our price range and very attentive to us during the process, even when I was going back and forth and being indecisive. I will be going back for pretty much all my jewelry needs.”

We encourage you to go to our website and set up a visit to come in and see for yourself why Padis customers are so pleased to shop with us.  Our non-commissioned jewelry consultants are ready to help you find the perfect piece of jewelry that is within your budget as well as provide a stress-free 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 one of San Francisco’s most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.

Source:

weddingwire.com/reviews/steve-padis-jewelry-san-francisco/5436df9df7a0b452.html

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Precision Set Fine Jewelry Works at Padis

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Padis Jewelry is proud of our affiliation with so many highly respected and sought-after jewelry designers.  Within our extensive selection of engagement rings, wedding rings and fine jewelry as well as approximately 10,000 loose diamonds at any given time, we are certain you will find the perfect piece of jewelry.

Our renowned jewelry companies include a collection of wedding and engagement rings from Precision Set Fine Jewelry Works.  The company understands that jewelry is the ultimate personal expression, which is why all of their designs are of an exceptional quality and crafted with painstaking attention to the smallest detail.  Ever since they were founded in 1987, Precision Set Fine Jewelry Works has “assimilated talented artisans, adopted meticulous standards and has utilized cutting-edge machinery to craft a premier product that exudes superior craftsmanship.”

The company is committed to using only the finest precious metals and gemstones in “each exquisite design-from the most delicate heirloom ring to the boldest statement piece.”  Furthermore, they are one of the few remaining companies where all of the jewelry is designed, manufactured, distributed and supported under one roof, which is at their headquarters in Dallas, Texas.

Padis Jewelry’s extensive collection of Precision Set includes many stunning rings such as an 18K white gold, double cushion halo diamond setting designed for a ~2.00 Ct round center.  The extraordinary ring has 0.82 Cttw. of G Color diamonds with a VS2 Clarity Average.   Another example from our Precision Set rings includes a Platinum pavé eternity diamond band with a milgrain edge and 0.35 Cttw. of G Color diamonds with a VS2 Clarity Average.

Please visit Padis’ website to see the entire collection.  While you are there, go ahead and set up an appointment at one of our San Francisco showrooms to see our beautiful jewelry up close and 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 our most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.

Why it is Smart to Buy a Certified Diamond

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In Padis Jewelry’s enormous inventory of exquisite diamonds (we have over 10,000 loose diamonds at any one time); all of the diamonds we sell larger than 0.40 carats come with a report from an accredited, independent laboratory.  Moreover our diamonds are certified by the most trusted laboratories in the country such as the U.S. divisions of AGS, Forevermark, GIA and EGL USA.

It is true that buying a comparable-sized certified diamond is a little bit more expensive than an uncertified stone but it gives you the assurance that the quality of the diamond is as described by the jeweler.  The higher price is due to the cost of the certification process.

To put together the report, specially trained gemologists use high-powered microscopes and other sensitive instruments to create a detailed blueprint of the stone’s quality characteristics.  The report will also include information on whether the stone was treated or enhanced to improve its color or clarity.  In addition to the technical measurements and evaluations of the 4Cs, you typically get a diagram of the stone’s inclusions as well as views of the top and sides of the diamond.  Many certification reports also have a chart that details the weight, color grade, cuts, and angles of the stone.

The certificate should stay with the diamond for life.  Also keep in mind that while the report is not an appraisal, if you do plan to insure a costly diamond, your insurer may require the diamond to be certified in addition to being appraised.  Please visit our website and take a look at our “Education” section to learn more about the 4Cs of diamond buying.  We also have lots of tips to guide your decision.  After that, we encourage you to set up an appointment to view our beautiful collection of diamonds and gemstones 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 an opportunity to view our most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.

Shop Our Collection of Brilliant-cut Diamonds

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At Padis Jewelry, we know many of our customers often confuse the term the “cut” of a diamond with the “shape.”  A diamond’s shape refers to the appearance of the stone such as round, princess, emerald, asscher, marquise, oval, radiant, and cushion.  The cut of a diamond refers to the proportions including depth and width and the symmetry or uniformity of the facets, which controls the diamond’s brilliance as well as its ability to reflect light through the top of the diamond.

Before a diamond is cut, the stone is evaluated to determine its best possible cut in order to maximize clarity, color, and carat weight.  The most popular shape of diamonds is the round brilliant-cut as it maximizes the diamond’s ability to reflect light and brightness better than other fancy shapes.  In fact, almost 75% of all diamonds sold today are round brilliant-cut.  The round brilliant-cut typically cost more than comparable cushion, princess, asscher and emerald shaped diamonds as more of the stone is lost in the cutting process resulting in a fairly low yield/high demand for the stone.

According to the Gemological Institute of American, the 57 or 58-facet round brilliants of today are the result of a variation of facet sizes and proportions that have evolved throughout many years.  This includes “table size, crown height, length of the lower half facets, total depth, and culet size.”  Round brilliant-cut diamonds with 58 facets have a culet, which is the small area at the bottom of a diamond’s pavilion or tip that is cut off and counted as one of the facets.  The stone is considered a higher grade if it does not have a culet or only has a very small, or medium-sized one.  A larger culet affects the appearance of the diamond and can appear as if the diamond has a hole in it.

Please visit our website to see our collection of round brilliant-cut diamonds.  While you are there, set up a visit to one of our beautiful 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 one of our showrooms.

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

Padis – A Name You Can Trust

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Padis Jewelry is a family-owned business with a connection to the jewelry industry that goes all the way back to the founder, Steve Padis’ college days at the University of California in Berkeley, CA.  Steve got his start in the industry by stringing beads, which grew into creating sterling silver, turquoise, and gold chain jewelry after graduation.  Shortly thereafter, through contacts in the industry, Steve met Judy, his life-long partner both in marriage and business.

By 1974, Steve’s passion for precious metals and diamonds lead to the inception of the Steve Padis Jewelry brand.  The brand began the family’s decades-long love affair for exquisite diamonds, gems and fine jewelry and established the Padis name as one of the best jewelers in San Francisco.  Now 40 years later, Padis Jewelry is still owned and operated by Steve, his wife Judy and daughter, Alexis and consists of three San Francisco showrooms and a store in St. Helena, CA.

Our three showrooms in the city are located at The Jewelry Center on Utah Street.  The Gift Center and The Padis Designer Galleria are on Brannan Street.  Here, you will discover a huge collection of exquisite loose diamonds (we have approximately 10,000 stones in our inventory) and the world’s finest jewelry from some of the most sought-after designers.   To visit our showrooms, we ask that you set up an appointment, which can be easily done with a phone call or using our convenient online form.

Our other store is located in northern California’s legendary wine country, in beautiful St. Helena in the Napa Valley.  Along with stunning designer jewelry and watches from the world’s most desirable designers and watchmakers as well as certified loose diamonds, we also are a unique gift store.    Please visit our website to learn more about Padis Jewelry and to set up an appointment to see firsthand our beautiful 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 our most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.

Get an Accurate, Certified Appraisal at Padis

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If you want to determine the monetary value of a piece of jewelry, you will need to have an appraisal done.  Appraisals are typically required if you want to insure your jewelry for replacement value.  In addition appraisals are done for estate planning and tax purposes to determine fair market value of jewelry as well as to learn the value of family heirlooms.  The GIA says the “value stated on the appraisal is the opinion of the appraiser based on their research and experience,” which is why you want an experienced, certified appraiser.

The experts recommend that you have your jewelry appraised every three to five years (some say every two to three years) because the value of the piece may have increased resulting in it being under insured.  A safe bet is to check with your insurance company to see if they have any requirements or recommendations on updating appraisals.

An updated appraisal includes reexamining the piece, a detailed description of the item, and documentation regarding its current condition.  The value of the piece may change based on the current market and will be reflected in the appraisal.  It should also include the appraiser’s name and their qualifications.

At Padis Jewelry, our staff includes an American Gem Society (AGS) certified gemologist appraiser (CGA) who has gone through the training and certification process set forth by the AGS.  In addition our appraiser is a GIA Graduate Gemologist, which is where they learned to identify and grade diamonds and colored stones.  For you convenience, Padis Jewelry also has an in-house bench jeweler that can handle same-day repairs, ring sizing and settings.  Please visit our website to learn more, and while you are there set up an appointment to view our jewelry 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 an opportunity to view our impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.

Source:  4cs.gia.edu/en-us/blog/appraisal-tips/

Need Help Choosing an Engagement Ring?

 

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One of the most significant pieces of jewelry you will ever buy is an engagement ring.  In addition to representing your love and enduring bond, you want it to be something she will be proud to wear for years to come.  This is why you want to make a smart decision.

Along with considering the 4Cs of the diamond’s quality – cut, color, clarity, carat – there are other decisions to make such as the setting, the metal, the stones, and the price.    In many designs, the center stone is the largest and the most expensive.  Since the cut of the diamond is responsible for the stone’s sparkle, most experts say it is better to get a smaller diamond with a better cut than choosing a larger diamond with a lesser cut.

The setting is used to showcase the center stone and a prong setting is commonly used in engagement rings.  This type of setting makes the stone completely visible and allows the maximum amount of light to enter the diamond.  You will also find a choice of metals including white, yellow, and rose gold or Platinum as well as two-tone options.

It is recommended that before you even start shopping, set a budget and stick to it, and remember that the metal, setting and stone determine the price.  Working with the jewelry consultants of Padis Jewelry, we want you to know our goal is to see you get the best engagement ring within your budget.  Our inventory includes some of the top names in the industry and at least 10,000 loose diamonds.  We invite you to set up a visit with one of our expert, non-commissioned jewelry consultants for a stress-free, knowledgeable engagement ring shopping experience.

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.