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Why should I choose JB Diamonds?
We are a full manufacturing company established since 1983. We have a fulltime jewelry designers and 3D CAD Designers and Master Jewelers that are in-house that can design and make your jewelry to the highest quality product. For our diamonds we only use very high quality diamonds and excellent cut for maximum brilliance on our finish jewelry.
How long does it take to custom make a piece of jewelry?
It will take 2 weeks to custom make a piece of jewelry from concept to finish.
How does the process work?
You discuss with us the design you like and we will give you a quote on how much to make your piece.
Once you give us a go ahead and a deposit, we can start working on the design and finish the jewelry in two weeks.
What is white gold?
14 White Gold is 58.5% Pure gold and 41.5% alloy material to make your gold look whiter. But because of the raw material which 24Karat gold (Yellow in color ) your white gold will actually look offwhite metal.
18Kt White Gold is 75% pure Gold and 25% alloy material. Again 18 Karat white gold is actually off white color.
Rhodium Plating, Rhodium is a Platinum family that is used to plate on all your white gold jewelry pieces to make your white gold look exactly like platinum in color. But this rhodium plating wears off over time and you will need to re-rhodium your jewelry piece again.
White gold is a beautiful white metal, and we often recommend it, but any smart consumer should know some of the drawbacks of this metal as it ages. A white gold piece is not pure gold. When white gold is made, yellow gold is mixed together with white metals such as silver, palladium, or nickel. Once the metals are mixed together, a white gold piece will then be "rhodium plated" to give it a whiter, shinier finish. This is what makes a white gold piece look the same as a platinum piece when they are both in new condition.
It's very important to understand, however, that over time the rhodium plating finish will wear down and the jewelry will begin to show its natural yellow color. When this happens, you'll have to get it rhodium plated again by a jeweler. Depending on how active you are and how often you wear the piece of jewelry, this could start to happen fairly quickly. There is a long term commitment to maintenance when you agree to purchase white gold.
What is Platinum?
Platinum is a naturally white metal. It does not need to be alloyed for color. Jewelry platinum is typically an alloy containing 90% to 95% platinum and the balance alloy. Iridium or ruthenium is often used as a hardener alloy. Platinum is usually marked with .900 or .950 to mark its fineness. Some manufacturers state what alloy they are using like 90% Platinum 10% Iridium.
|One of the most durable of precious metals. When scratched, metal is merely displaced and very little is lost.||When scratched, slivers of metal are lost resulting in faster metal loss.|
|A real white metal||Yellow gold mixed with whitening alloys, such as nickel. Will yellow without repeated rhodium plating.|
|Strength and durability creates the safest setting for diamonds. Metal moves with force rather than breaks.||Gold is more brittle so increased chance of prongs breaking after repeated force.|
|Loses very little metal to everyday wear; little maintenance required.||Loses metal at faster rate; may need to be reshanked or retipped with everyday wear.|
|Hypoallergenic, regardless of alloy||Nickel alloy may cause allergic reactions|
|Platinum jewelry is 90-90% pure platinum||Most gold jewelry is 58.5%(14K) or 75%(18K) gold|
|Platinum is 30 times more rare than gold||About 2,700 tons of gold is produced and made into jewelry each year vs. 88 tons of platinum.|
|Platinum is 60% heavier than 14K gold and 40% heavier than 18K gold.||You can feel a distinct difference between platinum and white gold.|
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