Diamond Buying Guide
- Diamond Color In most diamonds, the term actually refers to the absence of color. The less color in the stone, the more desirable and valuable it is. Some of these differences are not visible to the naked eye, but directly impact the overall quality and price of the stone.
- Diamond Clarity measures the amount, size and placement of internal ‘inclusions,’ and external ‘blemishes.’ Grades run from ‘Flawless,’ with virtually no imperfections, to ‘Included,’ which contain a significant number of imperfections.
- Diamond Cut does not refer to a diamond’s shape, but to the proportion and arrangement of its facets and the quality of workmanship. The amount of brilliance, sparkle and fire in a diamond is determined by cut. Grades range from ‘Excellent’ to ‘Poor.’
- Diamond Carat refers to a diamond’s weight. Generally speaking, the higher the carat weight, the more expensive the stone. Two diamonds of equal carat weight, however, can have very different quality and price when the other three Cs are considered.
Sell Your Gold
We have been buying scrap gold from the public and dealers since 1974. I always recommend calling for competitive prices. We will happily give you a quote over the phone for your gold. Unlike most dealers who buy gold, and claim to pay the highest price, we will quote prices because we are confident that NOBODY will pay as much as us! We also have been buying gold and silver coins and large diamonds for over 35 years. Please feel free to call us for any questions.
What People are Saying
“Thank you to the fine people of Carolina Fine Jewelry for helping me today with my engagement ring. I was desperate to get a fix for it. The main stone just kept making the ring fall to either side all of the time, and was driving me crazy.
They placed a silicone piece on it and like magic, it now sits where it should. No need to resize it.”
“I had a broken clasp on a very special necklace that my father gave me from Israel. I was referred to Carolina Fine Jewelry and I’m so glad I went to them!! They replaced the clasp RIGHT there!! They were so kind as soon as I walked in.
Now I can wear my special necklace again because of them!!”
“This place has the best jewelry in town but more importantly they have an amazing sales person, Whitney. We came in to look at jewelry today and ended up trying on at least 20 pieces, Whitney was patient the entire time.
Not only patient but kind and knowledgeable. I’ve bought from many places and Whitney was one of the best experiences I’ve had.”