OUR DIAMONDS

Diamonds are a symbol for eternal love. At Gallerie Jewelers, we understand not all diamonds are equal. We offer the finest diamonds from all over the world and certified gemologists to help guide you through choosing the perfect diamond for your special day.

You will find our bridal line to be unique with the right balance of tradition without sacrificing style.  We feature designs by Parade that will take your breath away.

We pride ourselves on an extensive collection of fine, hand-crafted platinum and gold bridal jewelry.  These pieces feature intricate hand engraving and beautiful finishing using old world craftsmanship and techniques.

Blue Heart Diamond 
Some reports refer to the Blue Heart Diamond as the "Eugenie Blue" a French cutting firm Atanik Ekyanan of Neuilly, Paris cut this heart shape, which weighs 30.62 metric carats and is of a rare deep blue color, sometime between 1909 and 1910. It is a question whether the rough stone came from Africa of India. In 1910 Cartier purchased the diamond and sold it to an Argentinian woman named Mrs. Unzue.

At the time, it was set in a lily-of-the-valley corsage and remained so until Van Cleef & Arpels bought the gem in  1953. They exhibited it set in a pendant to a necklace  valued at $300,000 and sold it to a European titled family. In 1959 Harry Winston acquired the gem, selling it five years later, mounted in a ring, to Marjorie Merriweather Post.Finally Mrs. Post donated to the Blue Heart to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. where it remains to this day.

Diamonds
We don't have a lot of loose diamonds in stock at any one time. Why? Because the vast number of quality, size and price combinations make it virtually impossible for us to service our client's needs in the most cost-efficient way. Rather than be tied to only diamonds on hand, we partnered with a large diamond company that produces exactly the diamonds our clients want...usually within one or two days. We think it is far better to find the perfect diamond than settle for instant gratification that may be regretted later.

Our "new" diamonds, that is those that have been recently faceted, are certified by major laboratories. And our "old" diamonds, those vintage and antique stones, all come with a formal written grading by our Certified Gemologist Appraiser. Note that ALL diamonds are over 1,000,000,000 years old.

We strive to make diamond shopping a happy experience. Unlike many diamond salespeople, we explain all that information on a grading certificate and show you how to see for yourself the nuances of diamond quality. We believe that with the right information, our clients can judge for themselves which diamond is perfect for them.

Diamond Certificates
The natural and unique beauty of a diamond is compromised by having it made into a commodity. We at Gallerie Jewelers have been selling diamonds for a long time. Before internet diamond sellers and before the widespread use of diamond certificates. It used to be that a diamond was only certified by a major laboratory if it was of extreme size or exceptional quality. Now almost all of them are and that's not a bad thing. But there are so many certificates with conflicting grading that was intended to help consumers make an informed purchase is now hindering the process.

With the advent of internet diamond sales and the growing ranks of mass, poorly trained retailers, a need has arisen to give the consumer some way to feel confident when making a major purchase of an item that they know virtually nothing about. This is why almost all loose diamonds sold today have a grading certificate of some kind. A consumer can read for themselves the grading of a diamond online and a salesperson can read the information off a grading certificate without formal training. This can be a good thing if a consumer knows how to interpret the grading certificates and how these certificates vary from laboratory to laboratory. But most often, the consumer is left more confused than before and even skeptical about all diamond grading. It is possible to look at a diamond graded by two different labs, with the exact same grading, and see a marked difference in its appearance. Why? Because all laboratories use the same diamond grading nomenclature but do not use the same quality scale!

So when you have a diamond that is graded stringently by one of the highest-ranked laboratories, it will have a price that reflects its true quality versus a diamond with the same grading from another lab that used a more relaxed scale. The consumer thinks that the true, accurately-graded diamond is overpriced! The case can be made that lower-tiered labs do this intentionally to mislead the consumer and help their affiliated retailers sell more diamonds. We think it is important to look at each diamond individually along with its certificate from any lab, and then determine for ourselves if the grading is accurate...and we at Gallerie Jewelers have the diamond-graded training to do this. Often the European or Israeli diamond grading labs have a more relaxed scale, but that doesn't mean their certificates are bad. It just means that an accurate interpretation of its grade is in order to understand it's seemingly reduced price.