All nine members of our staff were trained through the Gemological Institute of America, the leading gemological laboratory in the world. In design, we are technically and artistically proficient in all phases of jewelry design and creation.
Of course, we guarantee our jewelry to be free of workmanship defects for the life of the piece. Unlike many stores who offer so called "lifetime guarantees" with multiple stipulations, we are here to service our jewelry and keep our customers happy.
We size and repair jewelry. We appraise fine jewelry for insurance purposes. We consult about remounting stones into new mountings. We buy and sell scrap gold as well as bullion (coins/bars). There's not much we DON'T do when it comes to jewelry!
Sometimes! We are typically interested in stones that are .75 carat and larger and prefer diamonds that are either round, princess, cushion, or radiant cut. Rarely would anyone be able to sell their diamond for what they paid for it. Think of it kind of in terms of selling a car. Your specific diamond is a certain size, shape, color and clarity, like a car is a certain make, model, color, and vehicle type. Go to a car dealership (jewelry store) and you can have your pick of cars (diamonds). Now try to sell your car (diamond) ten years later and it may only appeal to a certain sector of potential buyers. Ames Silversmithing has access at any time to diamonds at dealer prices, so to buy your diamond over the counter it would need to be in Ames Silversmithing's financial interest were a deal to be struck. But hey... you never know unless you ask!
The staff at Ames Silversmithing is trained through the Gemological Institute of America, the leading gemological laboratory in the world. We are always happy to share our knowledge to ensure our customers make an informed decision whe selecting a diamond or colored gemstone.