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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!

The Diamond Clarity Grading Scale And Diamond Buying Tips

There’s no getting around it—if you’re purchasing diamond jewelry in Chicago, you’re going to run into questions about the diamond grading scale. This scale was created by jewelers to judge the clarity of a diamond. The more clear a diamond is, the more it is worth, which means this scale is very important for both sellers and buyers of diamond jewelry in Chicago.

The Diamond Clarity Grading Scale And Diamond Buying Tips

Written By: Joseph S. Pete, The Times

However, because measuring diamond clarity is a process that requires exact precision, the diamond grading scale is not all that easy to understand if you’ve never heard of it before.

Fortunately, at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers, we’re committed to ensuring that you get the diamond jewelry in Chicago that you’ve always wanted. And we’re equally committed to making sure that you understand exactly what jewelers say when they talk about the diamond grading scale. Of course, the grading scale isn’t the only thing you want to consider when purchasing diamond jewelry in Chicago, but we’ll get to that later with a few helpful buying tips.

The Diamond Clarity Grading Scale

When jewelers decide on a grade for a diamond, they’re looking at a variety of things. However, when it comes to clarity on diamond jewelry in Chicago, the jeweler is mostly looking out for two things: blemishes and inclusions. Inclusions are defects that exist inside the diamond while blemishes are defects that exist on the surface of a diamond. Depending on the size and number of inclusions and/or blemishes a diamond will receive one of ten clarity grades.

These ten clarity grades, in order of most clarity to least, are as follows:

  1. Flawless Diamonds (FL)
  2. Internally Flawless (IF)
  3. Very Very Small Inclusions 1 (VVS1)
  4. Very Very Small Inclusions 2 (VVS2)
  5. Very Small Inclusions (VS1)
  6. Very Small Inclusions (VS2)
  7. Small Inclusions 1 (SI1)
  8. Small Inclusions 2 (SI2)
  9. Inclusions 1 (I1)
  10. Inclusions 2 (I2)

Some evaluators will use additional, interim grades but generally, these are the clarity grades you’ll see when you purchase diamond jewelry in Chicago. As a buyer, the main thing you’ll want to know is that FL and IF diamonds are extremely rare, constituting just 1 percent of all the diamonds in the world, VVS diamonds are excellent, and VS and SI diamonds are the best value and most popular among most buyers.

VS and SI diamonds are the most popular because, even though they may have inclusions, those defects are very hard to see with the naked eye. So for all practical purposes, a VS or SI diamond is as beautiful as any other to the consumer.

How Clarity is Graded

To understand the grading scale, you should also know how the clarity of a diamond is graded. Each inclusion on the diamond is judged based on its size, type, location, relief, as well as how many inclusions there are.

The size of the inclusion simply refers to how small or large the inclusion. The smaller the inclusion, the lesser the impact is on the diamond’s clarity grade. The type of inclusion refers to the nature of the inclusion, such as whether or not it’s on the surface of the diamond or within the gem itself.

The location of an inclusion plays a big role in the clarity grade because the extent to which the inclusion affects the sparkle of the gem depends on where in the diamond the inclusion is located. The relief of an inclusion is how jewelers judge the extent to which the inclusion is noticeable in contrast to the diamond. Finally, the number of inclusions affects the clarity grade in that the higher the number of inclusions, the lower the clarity grade and vice versa.

Diamond Buying Tips

If you haven’t purchased a lot of diamond jewelry in Chicago, it’s worth taking note of a few diamond buying tips. Here are a few:

  1. Don’t Get too Wrapped Up in Clarity Grades

Don’t get us wrong: clarity absolutely matters. But you shouldn’t get so obsessed with the grade of a diamond you’re thinking about buying that you forget to consider its shape and size. Also, if you’re happy with the way the diamond looks, why let a grade prevent you from enjoying it?

  1. No Diamond is Perfect

Diamonds are made underground in the Earth. They are natural products and nature is rarely perfect in the sense of having absolutely no blemishes or imperfections. Remember that the part of what gives a diamond its own unique character is its imperfections.

  1. Come in to See Us at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers

If you’re looking for diamond jewelry in Chicago, you owe it yourself to come visit Albert’s Diamond Jewelers. Even if you do not find the jewelry that’s perfect for you in our store, we’ll help make sure that you get the jewelry you want for a good value.

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