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REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT


	REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

Come visit us at Albert's Diamond Jewelers today! Make an appointment with our premier DCA Certified and GIA Graduate jewelry consultants HERE ! A client specialist will contact you within 24 hours. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call at 219-322-2700. We look forward to serving you!

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	30-Day Returns

30-Day Returns


	30-Day Returns

30-DAY RETURNS

You have 30 days to be 100% sure of your purchase. Albert’s stands behind every item we sell. We want you to experience total satisfaction with your purchase. If you are not 100% satisfied, call us, request a Refund Authorization Number and return it within 30 days from the delivery date. We will happily refund your money in full or exchange the item with no questions asked and no restocking fee. Click  HERE for more details.

Layaway

Layaway

Layaway

LAYAWAY

Albert’s jewelry layaway plan allows you to make up to 6 monthly payments in order to purchase an engagement ring or other piece of fine jewelry.

Unbeatable Price Guarantee

Unbeatable Price Guarantee

Unbeatable Price Guarantee

Unbeatable Price Guarantee

When it comes to loose diamonds, you won't find a better selection, better quality or better price anywhere. If within 30 days of your purchase, you find a loose diamond anywhere in the United States with the same specifications, graded by the same gemological laboratory and at a lower price. Albert’s Diamond Jewelers will beat the price by 10% of the difference. If unable to beat the price, we will refund your money.

Sell to Us

Sell to Us

Sell to Us

Sell to Us

Bring in your old gold and unwanted jewelry to Albert's Diamond Jewelers! Voted #1 in the region for 24 consecutive years! At Albert's, we celebrate a 100 year tradition of integrity, exceptional service and pay the highest prices for your gold and diamonds. Our estate buyers will do a free evaluation for one piece to an entire estate. We specialize in diamonds of all sizes and shapes. So, whether you want to buy sell or trade, we are the place to be.

Please visit our Schererville or Merrillville location for a free consultation. Click HERE to sell to us today!

February Birthstone

Amethyst Jewelry at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers


Amethyst: The February Birthstone

There are few gems that have had a more dramatic history than amethyst.

For thousands of years, this jewel was reserved for aristocrats and royalty thanks to its rarity and unusual rich purple. It was such a treasured gem that amethyst was once counted among diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds as a “cardinal gem” valued above all others. However, in the 19th century, such massive deposits of amethyst were found in Brazil and Uruguay that the gem became the affordable pleasure we know it as today. Still, amethyst is still as gorgeous as it ever was, and February’s birthstone was well-chosen in this regard!

Amethyst’s name attests to its value in ancient times: “Améthustos” means “not drunk” in Ancient Greek, and the Greeks and Romans treasured this jewel for its purported ability to prevent its owner from being intoxicated or poisoned. Many luxury cups that archaeologists have discovered from these areas have been made entirely from carved amethyst or boast decorations of the violet stone.

Today amethyst is generally divided into two origins: Brazilian and Russian. The former tends to be paler and more of a lavender color. Russian amethyst is more treasured because of its intensely deep wine-purple tones that are almost electric in their boldness. In either case, there are few gems that can conjure the same tone that amethyst can.

The Physical Characteristics of Amethyst

Ironically, despite the fact that amethyst has been such a treasured gem, it has relatively humble origins. Amethyst is a quartz gem, and its color comes from trivalent iron embedded in the quartz. While still in the Earth, the nascent amethyst was exposed to natural radiation, which caused the gem to develop its purple shades. Interestingly, modern science has shown that if amethyst is essentially citrine, which contains the same iron that wasn’t exposed to radiation. If amethyst is exposed to a great deal of heat, the effects of the radiation wear off, and the purple of the jewel turns back into bright yellow. In nature, the jewel we know as “ametrine” comes from a scenario in which only a part of a naturally occurring citrine was exposed to the radiation of another mineral like uranium.

For the jewelry lover, amethyst is a relatively durable mineral. At a 7 on the Mohs scale, it is harder than peridots, tanzanite, and opal, but softer than topaz. If your February loved one is partial to the stone, but is concerned about cracking it, it may be a good idea to stick to amethyst necklaces or earrings. Alternatively, if their heart is set on an amethyst ring, surrounding it with a halo of metal and durable diamonds may be an ideal choice.

Find February Birthstone Jewelry at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers

If you’re interested in learning more about the regal purple elegance of amethyst, February’s birthstone, or you’d like to shop for exceptional pieces that luxuriously feature the gem, contact Albert’s Diamond Jewelers at our Schererville showroom at (219)-322-2700!

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