April 2016 Newsletter

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Beautiful. Cherished. Rare. Jewelers and connoisseurs have sung paeans about this dazzling gemstone.  No jewel has ever fascinated the public more than diamonds Read More

April Birthstone - Diamond

Everybody has a fascination for diamonds! And when the most coveted gemstone in the world shares a deep connection with all April born, it becomes a matter of immense pride for them. Indeed, lucky are those born in the month of April. Diamonds may be a symbol of love and commitment to the general mass, but it is inundated with special powers for people born in the month of April.  Read More

Beyond the 4Cs

In the 1950s, the Gemological institute of America developed the 4Cs grading system. Prior to this, many companies had ways of evaluating diamonds, but the terms were vaguely defined, and there was no agreed upon standard. Examining a diamond's cut, color, clarity and carat weight provides a global grading system easy for jeweler and clients alike to understand Read More

Diamond - A Never Ending Affair of Sparkle and Passion

Made of pure carbon, diamonds are born underground through tremendous heat and pressure. Since ancient times, the stone was known for its exceptional hardness. Its name originates from the Greek "adamas," meaning unbreakable. From the 17th century onward, diamond cutters started faceting the jewel to achieve brilliance, leading to the diamond's reputation for shine.   Read More

- Ask Valentin -

Since 1976 I have been Designing and Creating Fine Hand Crafted Jewelry. I have had the privilege of meeting and working with some of the most talented and educated gemstone cutters throughout the world. The sourcing of these gemstones is one of the many facets in the process of creating and executing Fine Hand Crafted Jewelry. This extensive network enables us to find the desired gemstone whether it is a unique Semi-precious Gemstone, a brilliant Ruby or Sapphire or a diamond no matter the size. We respect any and all requests irrespective of size or budget.
Our in house staff of highly skilled craftspeople; specialists in metal work and wax carving,  model makers,  jewelers, setters, polishers, CAD design assistants, stone management specialists and quality control all contribute in a team effort which affords us the opportunity to manufacture all our work in our own studio/atelier in the heart of New York of which we are most proud. Although many will claim their studio is full service, in reality there are only a few who can complete all the above mentioned aspects in the manufacturing of Fine Hand Crafted Jewelry.
We invite you to contact us with any of your jewelry related questions or requests. In addition to the repairing of your jewelry or the restringing of your pearls, we welcome your thoughts regarding designing new jewelry or updating your older pieces. All inquiries will be acknowledged and answered in a timely manner.

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