Before You Shop for Diamonds – Educate Yourself!

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Since Padis Jewelry is a family-owned business, our reputation is extremely important to us.  This means we want each and every one of our customers to be satisfied with their jewelry purchase and to only buy something they will love and cherish for many years to come.  To accomplish this goal, we find it is advantageous for our customers to know as much about the quality of the jewelry they are considering buying to make an informed decision.

This is why our website offers a lot of tools to help potential jewelry buyers become educated before they make a purchase from our inventory of more than 10,000 loose diamonds.  On our site under the Diamond tab, you will lots of useful information on the “Find Your Diamond,” “Conflict Free Diamonds” and “Forevermark Diamonds” pages.

On our Find Your Diamond page, you will discover our easy tool that allows you to search for a diamond by a number of criteria including the following shapes: round, princess, emerald, asscher, marquise, oval, radiant, pear, cushion and heart.  Simply click on the shape of the diamond you are interested in and our search will bring up all of the diamonds in that shape.

To further refine the search, you can put in the carat weight.  For example if you would like a diamond somewhere around 1 to 1.5 carat weight, add that, and then further refine your choice by Color, Clarity, Cut, Polish, etc.

Also Padis Jewelry is committed to only selling conflict free diamonds.  You have our word that all of our diamonds are socially and environmentally responsibly sourced throughout their journey starting from the mining, to cutting and polishing, right through to distribution.  We only deal with suppliers who adhere to the strict guidelines set forth to prevent conflict diamonds from entering the marketplace.

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 and the Napa Valley’s best jewelry stores.

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Shop with the Area’s Most Knowledgeable and Trusted Jewelry Experts

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You can feel confident when you shop with Padis Jewelry.  All of our knowledgeable jewelry advisors are diamond experts and very experienced in assisting Padis’ customers with important jewelry purchases including engagement rings and bridal jewelry.

Also we know that many of Padis’ customers return to us each time they want a new piece of jewelry or to use our various services for repairs, cleaning and maintenance.  In addition we know that many of you have an established relationship with your Padis sales consultant, which is why we have now made it easier than ever to contact them.  All you need to do is to visit the Padis Jewelry website.  Right on our home page, you will find a photo of each of our consultants and a link that allows you to directly contact them with any questions, drop them a note or to just say “hi.”

If you have never shopped with Padis, we want you to know that our jewelry consultants are trained diamond specialists, and every time you visit, we have at least two GIA Graduate Gemologists on hand.  Furthermore, by requesting that you set up an appointment to visit our showrooms, it ensures that one of our friendly staff members is ready to devote the time to help you find the perfect piece of jewelry.

Also we want you to know that shopping with Padis Jewelry is an enjoyable, “no pressure” experience as our sale consultants work on a non-commission basis and all of our jewelry has clearly marked prices.  This means you get information regarding the quality of the diamonds and gemstones from an expert, and will know how much a piece costs before you fall in love with it.  Please see our website to talk to your sales consultant, to set up a visit, or to browse through our online collection.

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 impressive collections, please contact us to schedule a visit.

Shop Our Exquisite Mémoire Collection

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Among our numerous top luxury brands, Padis Jewelry is honored to be an exclusive Authorized Mémoire Retailer.   Mémoire was founded more than 20 years ago by the French company, Orest, who wished to cultivate a new level of quality in the U.S. market as well as expand its distribution.

Built on a reputation of quality and craftsmanship, Mémoire first began by offering extruded 18K gold and Platinum, when at the time, other manufacturers were using cast mountings and 14K gold.  Today, Mémoire explains that their extruded mountings are “absolutely the finest made mountings in the world and rare in the market due to the complicated production process.”  The resulting rings from this proprietary process are extremely strong and dense metal bands with laser cut mountings that are guaranteed for exactness and consistency.

At Padis Jewelry, our collection of Mémoire includes pure Platinum and 18K gold pieces from the Odessa, Purity, Bouquet, and Lovers Lock collections in exquisite diamond bands, earrings and lockets.  One stunning example from the Mémoire Bouquet collection is 18KW pavé, halo cluster earrings that are 1.00 Cttw. and created with G Color and VS2 Clarity Average diamonds.   If you are looking for a ring, you may want to consider Mémoire’s pure Platinum eternity diamond band with 0.81 Cttw.  The ring is designed with G Color and VS2 Clarity Average diamonds.

We encourage you to browse Padis’ Mémoire collection, which is one of the most sought-after fine jewelry brands in the US, as well as all of our other luxury brands.  Once online, you can go ahead and schedule a visit to one of our three San Francisco showrooms or if you are in the Napa Valley area, be sure to visit our Padis Romance store in 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 the opportunity to view our impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.

 

Repurpose Your Jewelry into Something You Love

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Does your jewelry collection include pieces passed down to you from family members? Pieces which have sentimental value but are not your style and which you never wear?  We understand that while you may not want to sell the pieces outright, you might want to consider having the jewelry repurposed into something that better reflects your personal style.

If you like the idea, go ahead and have the pieces appraised by a reputable jeweler.  An appraisal will give you the value of the jewelry as well as what precious metals were used and the quality of the gemstones or diamonds.   At Padis Jewelry, we have an American Gem Society (AGS) certified gemologist appraiser (CGA) on staff who can tell you all about your jewelry.

We also have experience in redesigning jewelry and can help you repurpose your unworn jewelry into a design you will love and wear, yet will still have its sentimental value.  Moreover if you already have an idea of what you want, trust our jewelers to expertly guide you through creating it.

Repurposing old jewelry can help alleviate some of the cost of a brand new custom piece.  In addition, if you have any gold or platinum jewelry you would like to sell, Padis Jewelry can give you a quote based on today’s metal prices.  Please visit our website for contact information to schedule an appointment with the Bay Area’s foremost jewelry experts.

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

Diamonds are Still the Most Popular Choice for Engagement Rings

 

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The first ever diamond engagement ring is believed to have been commissioned by the Archduke Maximillian of Austria in 1477 for his betrothed, Mary of Burgundy.  The ring was designed in the shape of an “M,” and fashioned from a series of thin, flat diamonds.  The European aristocracy and nobility soon followed suit by giving diamond rings to their intended brides.

Today it is estimated that nearly three-quarters of first-time American brides receive a diamond engagement ring.  A 2014 report from Bain & Company suggests that “China, India and the U.S. will drive the majority of growth in diamond-jewelry consumption over the next decade, in part because of the growing interest in diamond engagement rings in India and China, and a stable interest in the U.S.” In 2016, The Knot’s annual Real Weddings Study found the average cost of an engagement ring was $6,163.

If you want to save some money on the cost of an engagement ring, the American Gem Society (AGS) recommends that you do not sacrifice the cut of the diamond as that is what attributes to the diamond’s brilliance.  Rather they say get the “best cut you can afford, but maybe skimp a bit on clarity and color if you need; slight inclusions (or flaws) and faint coloration will not be visible just by looking at the diamond, and will result in substantial savings.”

At Padis Jewelry we not only carry a large selection of engagement rings from many of the industry’s top luxury brands but also have an inventory of more than 10,000 loose diamonds on hand at any one time.  Moreover we are committed to only buying and selling conflict free diamonds.  Please visit our website to learn more about Padis 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 area’s most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.

Sources:

americangemsociety.org/en/the-history-of-the-diamond-as-an-engagement-ring

theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/02/how-an-ad-campaign-invented-the-diamond-engagement-ring/385376/

theknot.com/content/how-much-to-spend-on-engagement-ring

Our Loose Diamonds are Certified by the World’s Top Laboratories

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At Padis Jewelry, we know it is important to make smart decisions when buying diamonds, which is why it is imperative to shop with a jeweler that has an excellent reputation.  For more than 40 years, family-owned Padis Jewelry has been trusted by people in and around the Bay Area as a place to buy exquisite, responsibly sourced diamonds at an exceptional value.  Our collection of loose diamonds has been certified by the best laboratories in the country including Forevermark, GIA, and the AGS.

As one of the leaders in providing diamond grading, the AGS (American Gem Society) Laboratories’ reports have a reputation for consistency and accuracy that is based on science.  It was in 1966 that the AGS first introduced their members to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards Manuals in an effort to standardize diamond grading methodology, which included grading systems for all of the 4Cs (Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight).

Thirty years later in 1996, the AGS established the AGS Laboratories to recognize the “need in the jewelry industry for a diamond-grading laboratory that shared its mission of consumer protection and optimal business practices and ethics.”  Today the AGS is the only nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with that mission and their impeccable reputation gives both the consumer as well as the jeweler piece of mind about an AGS certified diamond.

Padis Jewelry is pleased to offer our customers the confidence of buying diamonds that are certified by the AGS and the other reputable labs we work with.  Please visit our website to learn more Padis Jewelry and our commitment to selling high-quality loose diamonds at a great value.

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 one of San Francisco’s most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule a visit.

Source:americangemsociety.org/news/351813/AGS-Laboratories-Diamond-Grading-Reports-and-so-Much-More.htm

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