Danforth Diamond Blog has moved

We will be continuing this jewelry log due to its popularity, but our company blog has moved. You can view our company blog at http://www.danforthdiamond.com/blog/. We look forward to hearing your comments and providing you with information on a variety of jewelry related topics:

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Great Ideas for Celebrating Valentine’s Day, Whether or Not You’re in Love

Please view this post on Ideas for Celebrating Valentine’s Day on our new jewelry blog.

You Don’t Need a Valentine to Enjoy the Most Romantic Day of the Year

When you think of Valentine’s Day, typically your thoughts venture toward valentine gifts and all things heart-shaped – candies, chocolate, balloons, greeting cards, jewelry, etc. – and couples deeply in love gazing into each other’s eyes.

Because Valentine’s Day is for lovers, right?

Actually – no. Ladies, there is joy to be had on this infamous day of pink and red, no matter your “couples’ status.” Here are some fun ideas for the annual day of love that cover the spectrum of companionship: single, dating, committed relationship, or recent break-up. Continue reading

Pros and Cons to Palladium

At our consumer jewelry site DanforthDiamond.com I received a very good question about palladium. Below I have posted the question and my answer concerning the pros and cons of palladium. – Jill

I have been looking at engagement rings lately with my boyfriend recently and have heard a little about palladium. I found your website very informative, but it is very hard to find information on palladium. Are there any downsides to a palladium engagement ring? It seems that it is almost identical to platinum, except for the price and the fact that palladium is lighter in weight, which are both appealing characteristics to me. I feel like this is too good to be true and I am finding it difficult to get more information. I found a ring that is made by a very reputable ring designer which can be made in palladium and I would like to know if I would be happy with a palladium engagement ring for the rest of my life. Are there cons to all the pros of palladium? I really appreciate any additional information you can give me.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Stephanie

Dear Stephanie,
The only con to palladium jewelry is that it is a harder metal to manufacture with. However, this should not affect your purchase in any way. It matters most to the jeweler who is more accustomed to working with gold and platinum than the consumer. If you have seen a palladium ring and you like it you should not hesitate to make the purchase. Hope this helps and all the best wishes, Jill Renee.

Danforth Diamond Warranty – After the Sale

Question: Does DanforthDiamond.com have a store? If you order a ring from Danforth, how do you get it fixed or cleaned, and do they come with warranties?

Answer: We have a factory that assembles and polishes our product. Our jewelers can size and fix any problems you may have with your ring. Our return policy allows you to return any product to us that has not been engraved for 30 days after purchase however we do resize and reset rings for our customers all the time. You may not want to return the ring ring to us for a simple cleaning because you would have insurance and shipping costs.

Many people get their rings cleaned at stores where they live even if it is not the original place of purchase.

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Box Chain Necklace Twisting

Question: I received a small box-chain 14K gold necklace for Christmas and it twists when I wear it. Even when I am not wearing it the twists will completely straighten out. Does this indicate a problem in the quality of the necklace’s construction?
PS- There are not any kinks or knots, just twisting. (Not uniformly twisted throughout the chain either.)

Answer: The problem you are having does not sound consistent with normal box chains. I would suggest returning the chain. A well constructed box chain will not twist and kink the way you describe from only one day of wear.

Save Big Bucks When Shopping on the Web

When shopping for gifts, whether for ourselves or someone else, all of us are looking to save a few dollars. No matter what you’re shopping for, from a diamond engagement ring for popping the question to a scarf for Grandma – you will save big bucks by shopping online.

The key to maximizing your savings is knowing where to look to find the best bargain. And comparison shopping, by visiting various websites, is the only way to go. Instead of fighting the hustle and bustle that comes with comparison shopping at various brick-and-mortar locations, you can find better pricing options and cover more stores with the click of your mouse.

In the past, shipping and handling fees may have deterred you from shopping online, but retailers have started minimizing or waving those fees for customers who spend a certain collar amount. And while major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Macy’s have online websites, you may be able to stretch your dollar further by shopping with other established, smaller E-tailers.

Here are some examples of price comparisons between different websites and traditional brick-and-mortar retailers. Continue reading

Online Diamond Jewelry Retailer Joins StopBloodDiamonds.org

Please view this post on Jewerly Store joining StopBloodDiamonds.org on our new jewelry blog.

Richmond, VA – January 2, 2006 – DanforthDiamond.com, an online diamond jewelry retailer committed to offering conflict-free diamonds, recently joined StopBloodDiamonds.org. For information about Danforth Diamond or to see their conflict-free diamond jewelry, visit: http://www.danforthdiamond.com.

Company president Jill Renee said the company decided to join the organization because though they are already in compliance with the Kimberley Process, they wanted to go one step further to assure customers of their commitment to conflict-free diamonds.

“We are in the diamond business, and we acknowledge there have been problems in the diamond trade.” Renee said. “We joined StopBloodDiamonds.org because we want to help our customers feel confident that the diamonds they purchase from us are legitimate and conflict-free.”

Years of war have plagued Angola, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, countries at the center of the conflict diamonds controversy (conflict diamonds are also called blood diamonds because of the violence associated with them).

The Kimberley Process was enacted in 2003 as a joint government, international diamond industry and civil society initiative to stem the international flow of conflict diamonds. Retailers in compliance with the initiative meet a certain set of criteria, know where their diamonds come from and have documentation that guarantees their diamond inventory is conflict-free.

By joining StopBloodDiamonds.org, DanforthDiamond.com joins a growing community of jewelers who are seriously committed to conflict-free diamonds. To become a member, DanforthDiamond.com was required to:

  • Show their support for the Kimberley Process
  • Express their desire for a steady supply of clean diamonds
  • Provide their customers with accurate information regarding their diamonds by letting them know about the practices of diamond mining and trading
  • Perpetually emphasize the need for an effective and continuous campaign against blood diamonds and for measures to be strictly employed

“The last thing you want is to look at a gift that is going to last you a lifetime and wonder if someone died so that you could have that diamond,” Renee says. “And at DanforthDiamond.com, you can buy any diamond in our inventory and enjoy it for a lifetime with a clear conscience.”

 

Company Contact:
Jill Renee
http://www.danforthdiamond.com
Phone: 877-404-7464

Christin Mills
http://www.danforthdiamond.com
Phone: 877-404-7464

Press Release Contact:
Holly Rodriguez
http://www.bigoakinc.com

 

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