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Learning All About Your Precious Stones and Metals

Understanding your jewelry adds to its allure. Stay informed about diamonds, gemstones, metals, and care tips. Knowledge empowers you to make informed choices, ensuring your precious pieces remain timeless and cherished for generations to come.

About Diamonds: The Carat Weight

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The word carat derives from the word carob, a Mediterranean seed, which has an extremely consistent weight for measuring. The greater the carat weight, the rarer, and more valuable the diamond becomes. Five metric carats weigh exactly 1 gram.
 
Some people want the largest diamond possible. If size is a priority, we at Thurber's Jewelers can help you classify the proper cut, color, and clarity to fit your budget and fit your jewelry beautifully. Many of our engagement rings can fit diamonds up to 5.00 carats, but each ring has different size constraints based on its size and the type of setting. Prong settings can be manipulated to fit virtually any size diamond, but tension-set diamonds and bezel-set diamonds have more limitations on size.

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Choosing the Right Setting

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When shopping for the perfect ring setting, there are many setting styles to choose from. Solitaire settings are great if you have a stunning singular stone that has been passed down through the generations as an heirloom. Many choose to display it in a classic Solitaire setting. This setting generally allows for the maximum amount of sparkle by allowing light to pass through the ring's bottom sections.

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Learn About Gemstones

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Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of color at Thurber's Jewelers, where our gemstone collection beckons with captivating hues and exquisite cuts. From the regal allure of sapphires to the fiery brilliance of rubies and the ethereal glow of emeralds, our curated selection features a spectrum of gemstones meticulously chosen for their beauty and rarity. Whether you seek the serene elegance of aquamarines or the bold sophistication of topaz, each gemstone in our collection tells a unique story, inviting you to explore and find the perfect piece that resonates with your style and sentiments.

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Your Choices of Metals

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Thurber's Jewelers invites you to indulge in the artistry of our diverse jewelry metals. From the timeless allure of yellow gold to the modern sophistication of platinum, our curated collection offers a range of metals to suit every style and occasion. Explore the warm tones of rose gold, the classic appeal of white gold, and the durability of palladium, each metal meticulously chosen for its unique properties and ability to enhance the beauty of our handcrafted pieces. Whether you prefer the understated elegance of sterling silver or the luxurious sheen of 18k gold, our selection perfectly matches your distinctive taste, ensuring your jewelry reflects not just your style but your individuality.

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Gift Guide

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Looking for inspiration for your upcoming anniversary gift? At Thurber's Jewelers, we've curated a list featuring both traditional and modern gift ideas tailored for each year of your celebration. Yet, the joy of gifting jewelry doesn't have to be reserved for special occasions alone. Unsure about the perfect choice? Our knowledgeable staff is here to assist you. Feel free to reach out today for some wonderful gift ideas that will truly make any moment special.

Caring for Your Fine Jewelry

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At Thurber's Jewelers, we understand that while our exquisite pieces are crafted to withstand the test of time, everyday wear and tear can take its toll. We recommend a safe for those high-value and rare items when storing your precious jewelry. A soft pouch provides protection for individual gemstones, preventing contact with other hard surfaces. Silver jewelry deserves a cool, dry place, ideally wrapped in a soft piece of felt or cloth. Speak with one of our knowledgeable sales representatives about acquiring a jewelry box to safeguard all your cherished treasures. Entrust us with the care of your jewelry, and our professional cleaning services will have your pieces looking shiny and rejuvenated in no time!

When it comes to cleaning, exercise caution with ultrasonic cleaners, as not all gemstones can withstand their vibrations. Diamond cleaners typically contain ammonia and water, and a gentle brush can effectively remove dust or dirt from beneath the setting. For your silver jewelry, utilize a silver polishing cloth, with or without a special silver cleaning solution, to maintain its lustrous beauty. For a thorough and professional cleaning experience, bring your jewelry to Thurber's Jewelers, where we ensure every piece is treated with the utmost care and expertise.

Expert Diamond Buying Tips

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Acquiring a diamond is a significant investment, and making an informed decision is crucial. Consider these tips to simplify this vital purchase.
 
Diamond Weight & Size: While the allure of a large diamond is undeniable, it's essential to balance size with quality. Larger diamonds often reveal more inclusions, making them more visible. Moreover, proper proportions in the diamond cut play a pivotal role in maximizing light reflection. At Thurber's Jewelers, we emphasize that a diamond's brilliance is determined by its cut and proportions, ensuring you make a choice that balances size and sparkle.
 
Diamond Color: Diamonds come in a spectrum from colorless to yellowish-brown, each offering unique character. Some may appreciate the warmth or depth added by subtle colors. Mounting a non-colorless diamond in yellow gold can even create the illusion of colorlessness. Our knowledgeable team at Thurber's Jewelers is delighted to share insights on diamond colors, helping you discover the perfect balance that enhances the beauty of your diamond.
 
At Thurber's Jewelers, we understand the importance of this decision. Allow us to share our expertise, guiding you towards a confident and informed choice in your diamond purchase. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we are here to assist you at every step of the way.

Navigating Gold Prices with Thurber's Fine Jewelry

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In the ever-fluctuating landscape of gold prices, we understand the profound impact on the retail cost of fine jewelry. At Thurber's Jewelers, we offer a solution tailored to your needs. Bring in your unworn jewelry, and we, with our finger on the pulse of the gold market, will provide you with a detailed quote. Trust us to offer transparency and precision as we navigate the dynamic changes in gold prices, ensuring you receive an accurate assessment aligned with today's market rates. Your unworn treasures deserve the utmost attention, and we're dedicated to offering a seamless and insightful gold-buying experience.

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