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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!

January Birthstone

Garnet Jewelry at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers


Garnet: The January Birthstone

The birthstone of January is the marvelous garnet. The name “garnet” ultimately comes from the Latin word for pomegranate, and it’s not hard to see why ancient people made that comparison: The most popular shade of garnet is a burgundy-red color that’s simultaneously deep and richly saturated. Ironically, while we get the name for garnet from the Romans, the jewel was most popular among the Germanic people who were the ancestors of Germans, Scandinavians, and the English. In fact, one of the most celebrated treasure finds in English history boasted dozens of gold and silver pieces decorated with inlaid garnets.

The garnet’s sensuous red has made it a favorite among ancient civilizations as a symbol of passion, strength, healing, and warmth, and it was chosen frequently for these magical purposes. From the Egyptians to the Greeks to the ancient Hebrews, garnets could frequently be found decorating those looking to summon the stone’s power.

The Physical Characteristics of Garnet

Beyond history, garnet is known to scientists as a “neosilicate” stone. This means that the primary structure of the gem is built around a framework of silicon tetroxide. Because this molecular framework is open to different atoms, this means that garnets have a wide variety of different colors for January-born people to appreciate!

Because of the sheer diversity of gemstone-quality garnets, it’s easier to divide them based on color than by species. The famous red that garnet is known for is usually found among almandines and pyropes, but pyrope–spessartine hybrids are cornflower blue with flashes of bright purple. Shades of orange-red come from hessonite, and andradite can be found in an unusual honey yellow color. Rhodolite is a lovely purplish-pink, and grossular can be found in any color, including clear—but green grossular is generally referred to as tsavorite. On that note, some of the most treasured garnets are found in shades of electric green, and the world’s most exceptional garnet species is the brilliant emerald-colored demantoid.

Did you know that garnets also respond to magnets? Garnets contain an unusual amount of paramagnetic iron and manganese, and magnetism is one of the ways that the jewel can be distinguished from others. However, because the amount of these metals varies by garnet species, the intensity of the magnetism differs: Spessartine garnets show the most response, while tsavorites show the least.

The minerals that blend with the silicon tetroxide change the hardness of these jewels dramatically, and garnets can be found anywhere between 6.5 and 7.5 on the Mohs scale. This means that, on average, a garnet is harder than opals and tanzanites, but not quite as hard as a topaz. If your January loved one works with their hands or is scared of breaking a garnet ring, the jewel may be ideal in the form of a necklace or earrings! Alternatively, if you’d like using garnet in bridal jewelry, many of the top designers in the industry utilize tsavorite as an accent.

Find January Birthstone Jewelry and More at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers

If you’re interested in learning more about garnet, the January birthstone, or jewelry made with these remarkable red and rainbow gems, contact Albert’s Diamond Jewelers at our Schererville location at (219)-322-2700!

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