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Diamonds and Secrets

Diamonds are associated with strength and courage but they’re also associated with privacy and class. A diamond is a mysterious substance and one that has the beauty to match it. One could spend minutes just looking at it and wondering what it could tell if it had a way to. Here are some things that aren’t written on a diamond’s face.

Only one diamond in a million weighs more than or equal to 1 carat

Naturally-occurring large diamonds are rare, like really rare. Taking into consideration how each natural diamond has formed over billions of years deep within the Earth, it is no surprise that they are usually small and sparsely found. Large diamonds like the Cullinan are not only rare but extremely valuable. So, of all the diamonds that make it to the top of our rings, very few are actually large enough to match or surpass the standard weight measure for diamonds – a carat.

The largest uncut diamond ever found weighed 1.36 pounds

The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found weighing 3,106.75 carats or about 1.36 pounds. King Edward VII famously had the large rough diamond cut into several polished gems, many of which stayed very popular over the years.

The largest clear cut diamond is the Cullinan I

Also known as the Great Star of Africa, the diamond weighs 530.2 carats and forms part of the 9 major diamonds derived from the single rough diamond, the Cullinan. It is now set at the top of the Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross (which was redesigned in 1910 to accommodate the stone).


A rough diamond usually looks like an ordinary pebble

Most people will just walk past the unseemly rock without glancing twice at it. A popular fable in Asia told by a black coal-ish stone refers to the refining of an ordinary looking stone into a sparkling diamond through pain and tribulation on the polishing wheel. However, many people don’t consider the idea that they might not know a diamond at first sight. Think of how many diamonds were left undiscovered until the right person with an eye for it came along.


Visit Ellis Fine Jewelry now to order the best diamonds at the most approachable prices.

Attention! Estate Sale in Progress!

Happy January to you all!  At Ellis Jewelers in downtown Concord, we are keeping the flurry of the past holiday season going!  Right now we are having a HUGE estate sale.  Please click on the link here to view all the Estate Pieces we are currently featuring at half off!  That’s right 50% off.  Estate Sale Link  With so many gorgeous pieces to choose from, you may have trouble just choosing one.

Our Estate Jewelry History

As you may know, one of the things that sets our jewelry store apart from the others is our extensive selection of estate jewelry.  For nearly five years we have been acquiring this jewelry – jewelry that I like to say has been previously “loved” and put out for others to love!  Some of the pieces are old and others are not so much, but all are beautiful.  We spend a lot of time choosing our pieces to make sure they are of the highest quality and uniqueness – pieces that we are sure are clients would appreciate.  The vast majority are pieces that just are not made any more.  You would have to custom design and create these pieces and the price would be quite high!

Our selection is widespread as well.  We have just about every colored gemstone represented.  We have rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.  We have pieces for women AND men.  Our bridal estate jewelry is very extensive too!  We offer engagement ring in white or yellow gold and many wedding bands.

Estate Value

Our estate pieces are offered at an incredible value.  Since they have been previously owned, they are not “new” anymore.  As a result, we can offer them at amazing prices.  Most would be at least double the price if you would be able to find them “new.”  And even more if they were custom designed and made.  With the current 50% off sale on some select pieces, the value is amazing!

Estate Ring Sizing

Do remember, too, that at Ellis Jewelers we size our gold rings complementary.  Being previously owned, estate rings come in a wide variety of different.  We will measure your finger and have our master jewelers adjust the size to ensure that it fits.  So there’s no need to worry that it doesn’t fit.  If you would like to give the ring as gift, it’s simple.  Just present the gift to the lucky person and have him or her come back into the store for a fitting.  Then we’ll take care of the sizing.

Exquisite 6.42ct Diamond Necklace

One of the most beautiful pieces in the sale and offered at an incredible value is the 6.42 ct 14k yellow gold diamond necklace on Page 2.  The diamonds continue all the way around the necklace in a beautiful pattern and come down to a point.  Now this is the kind of necklace you could wear to a formal event, sure.  But how about with a solid t-shirt and jeans??  That’s also how I picture it!  And at the price of $2497.50 for that much carat weight!  It simply must not be passed by.

Don’t miss the chance to own one of these unique pieces at an incredible price.  If you are interested in any of these pieces, please stop by the store or even call us.  We are trying hard to keep the catalog updated with those items “SOLD” but to be sure you can always call so that we can check on the availability of the item.  Do remember, too, that the estate collection is ever changing.  Once you spot a piece it’s wise to purchase it or put it on layaway.  We cannot guarantee that it will stick around and once it’s gone, it’s gone.