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DIAMOND EDUCATION DIAMOND COLOR The color evaluation of gem-quality diamonds is based on the absence of color. Like a drop of pure water, a chemically pure and structurally perfect diamond has no hue and consequently, a higher value. GIA's diamond grading scale is the industry's most widely ...

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Ring Types

RING TYPES SOLITAIRE : A style that has withstood the test of time to remain one of the most popular choices for engagement rings is the Solitaire. The ring showcases the center diamond like no other, allowing the beauty to shine. Elegance is found through the simplicity and cleanliness of design. ...

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How to Buy

HOW TO BUY IN STORE : Make no mistake about it, buying an engagement ring is one of the most exciting, heartfelt, and joyous purchases you will ever make. Given the profound nature of this purchase, it can also be very intimidating and overwhelming. As to be expected, there is a lot of information ...

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Grading Laboratories

GRADING LABORATORIES DIAMOND CERTIFICATION A diamond grading report or certificate is an independent quality report about a specific diamond. It is issued by a diamond grading laboratory with no affiliation to any retailer, giving the consumer a completely objective opinion on the diamond’s ...

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Fancy Colored Diamonds

FANCY COLORED DIAMONDS ??????? Our fascination with diamonds is firmly rooted in the rarity of their existence. Their scarcity is one of the most integral parts of their value. This is the principle reason why colored diamonds are coveted so highly by their owners. Only one in 10,000 diamonds ...

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Diamond Education - Stone Shape - Marks Jewelers

DIAMOND EDUCATION - STONE SHAPE ASSCHER: The Asscher cut diamond is the first branded cut to ever be patented. It exists as the predecessor to the modern Emerald cut but still holds its place in today’s market as a fancy shape. Looking face up, (top view) well-cut stones will appear to have ...

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Diamond Education - Cut - Marks Jewelers

DIAMOND EDUCATION DIAMOND CUT Diamonds are renowned for their ability to sparkle and transmit light. We often think that diamond ‘cut’ is referring to the overall shape of the stone (round, emerald, princess, etc.), but a diamond’s cut grade is really referring to how well a diamond is faceted and ...

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Education Colored Gemstones - Marks Jewelers

COLORED GEMSTONES AMETHYST: The most valued quartz variety displays a strong reddish-purple or purple when at an ideal color. It has been said the wearer of this gemstone can resist intoxication and brings them clarity and quick wittedness. AQUAMARINE : A variety of the mineral beryl, the ...

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Diamond Education - Clarity - Marks Jewelers

DIAMOND EDUCATION DIAMOND CLARITY Natural diamonds are the result of carbon exposed to tremendous heat and pressure deep within the earth. This process can result in a variety of internal characteristics called ‘inclusions’ and external characteristics called ‘blemishes.’ Evaluating diamond ...

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Diamond Education - Carat Weight - Marks Jewelers

DIAMOND EDUCATION DIAMOND CARAT WEIGHT Diamond carat weight is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs. A metric “carat” is defined as 200 milligrams. Each carat can be subdivided into 100 ‘points.’ This allows very precise measurements to the hundredth decimal place. A jeweler may describe ...

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Diamond Care - Marks Jewelers

DIAMOND CARE Part of a diamond's allure is its innate strength. Even though it is one of the hardest materials known to man, that does not mean it is indestructible. Diamonds can chip and break when exposed to enough stress (or stress at a weak point such as the girdle). Some setting styles are ...

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Jewelry Appraisals in Montgomeryville PA - Marks Jewelers

APPRAISALS The purpose of an Jewelry Appraisal/Insurance Replacement Evaluation is to establish the average retail replacement value in most common and appropriate markets for the function of establishing a baseline for obtaining insurance coverage. When available, independent diamond grading ...

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  • July 3rd, 2019 By Dennis

    “Unbelievable, hassle free experience. From texting back and forth with Josh on a Saturday on the VIP event and the engagement ring options, to receiving and email from Dave that night with options for me to review to Tuesday going in and going in and purchasing while having a beer while I waited. Outstanding experience. Well done!”

  • June 26th, 2019 By John

    “I have been a customer of Marks jewelers for over 30 years. Over this time I have purchased many items from custom rings to bracelets. You cannot match the quality of the product that Jim sells This is now a family tradition. Both my son in laws and my son buy from Marks. Will go nowhere else for quality fine jewelry.”

  • June 19th, 2019 By Daniel

    “My experience at Marks Jewelers was wonderful. They created me a custom necklace that captured everything I could have possibly hoped for. The designers and Beth helped me work through my thoughts to create a piece that has deep meaning. Beth was amazing to work with and was patient with all my ideas. Thank you Beth and the team of designers.”

  • June 5th, 2019 By Jaki

    “The Marks in Montgomeryville is the only jewelry store that I trust with all my jewelry repairs and purchases. I make the 40 min drive every time because I know I'm going to get incredible service from anyone there and great prices.”

  • June 4th, 2019 By Amy

    “I can’t rave enough about my experience with Marks Jewelers. Olivia spent hours with me to design a couple pieces of jewelry with stones I had and Jacqueline created a couple of molds perfecting it. The end result is better than I ever imagined. My experience was so personalized and professional. Quality and a great price!!”

  • May 6th, 2019 By Lauren

    “My fiancé got my ring from there last August and it’s today my Dad and I went to turn my mom's wedding ring into my band and Jim was so helpful made me feel so comfortable and showed me exactly what the final product will look like! I’m so excited to receive my one of a kind wedding band! Marks is truly the best jeweler around!”

  • April 10th, 2019 By Ed

    “I needed a 3-tier tier pearl necklace restrung and I brought it to Mark's Jewelers. Although it is costume jewelry, it has much sentimental value to my wife. I wasn't sure if they would work on costume jewelry oh, but they did! They did a fantastic job! The drop-off and pick-up experience was terrific! Everyone was so professional. I highly recommend this place! I will be back!”

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