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Where Do Diamonds Come From?

There are four categories that jewelers use to determine the value of a loose diamond. Each diamond is drastically different than the next so as you can imagine, the spectrum is pretty large. Some diamonds are more valuable and those are the ones used to make fine jewelry. Other diamonds that are not as valuable are sometimes used in dentistry and drilling. What we know about loose diamonds is that they are very gorgeous, people love them and they are naturally created by the earth. These few, but certainly not all, facts about loose diamonds make them even more intriguing to people like you and me. It is no wonder they are so popular nowadays.


The certified loose diamonds you see in your local jewelry store were formed underneath your feet billions of years ago. Carbon atoms bonded together so tightly in order to withstand the intense heat and pressure found over a hundred miles into the earth. The atoms are what eventually turned into the gorgeous gems you see in your local jewelry store’s display cases. They have since been perfectly polished and meticulously cut to be the best of the best loose diamonds in the world! They certainly are pretty.

Do We Have Bridal Jewelry? You Bet We Do!

Our bridal collection at Ellis Jewelers is something to behold!  Be it a loose stone and mounting, diamond wedding band, ring guard, or anniversary band, our selection is tops! We offer the latest styles in engagement rings, bridal sets, and matching wedding bands – ones just right to suit every taste.  From modern to classic, we offer a wonderful selection to help you express your love for one another to last for all time.

Below are some gorgeous engagement rings; engagement rings being the discussion of this blog. The first one is a ring that we can create and customize just for you.  The second and third are ones available directly in our store.  Come in to see them and try them on!

Our Carizza Line

One bridal line that we are very proud to offer is our Carizza Line.  It is newer to our store and is just beautiful!  The pieces are in 18K white, yellow or rose gold, with some pieces in two-tone as well.  Each diamond on each piece is hand selected for highest quality and is set with care.  The rings are all customized with Euro-shanks; a feature which helps to minimize spinning on a woman’s finger.  The detailing on the mountings is just exquisite and must be seen to appreciate.  Right now we have an emerald cut, cushion cut, pear shaped and rounds diamond each mounted in a unique setting just waiting for the right finger!  Or we can customize the ring shown in the picture by helping you choose the perfect loose diamond.

Carizza Mounting with Emerald Cut Diamond


Estate Bridal Rings

Our Estate collection is one of the finest around.  We have some incredible pieces, including bridal rings.  Check out this gorgeous ring new to our Estate collection.  It is an antique mounting set with a stunning 1.25 Carat ,VS2, H in color Diamond.  It has that one of a kind look and would be perfect for the new bridal.  It is also perfect for that “already married” couple looking for a special gift to celebrate their marriage.  For those wanting a timeless look at an amazing value, Estate rings offer just that!

Estate Platinum Ring








In-store Selection

The selection we have of diamond engagement rings is extensive.  We have many classic solitaires in several diamond shapes – include round brilliant and princess cut.  We also have an amazing hexagonal halo mounting available in white or yellow gold just waiting for the stone of your choice.  This is one of our store favorites and is worth the trip down to see its real beauty.  Come in to see some other unique diamond rings, such as our round brown diamond ring, our halo sideways mounted marquis cut diamond, and our radiant diamond mounted in leaf and antinqued inspired mounting.

Hexagonal Halo Mounting with Diamond








We are very proud of our diamond ring selection at Ellis Jewelers.  We take a lot of time to research current trends by listening to our clients, attending jewelry shows, and reading the latest jeweler’s news.  We also make sure that we have a wide variety of styles for every budget, including our Estate collection.  Whether you are looking for a classic style or something a little trendy, we can help you choose the engagement ring just for you – one that expresses your love in its own special way.  Our experienced staff is ready to put that smile on your face that will last a lifetime.

Yes! We Still Have It!

The rush is on!  With the countdown to Christmas getting smaller and smaller, we want you to know that at Ellis Jewelers we are still ready!  We can still find the perfect gift to put that smile on her face on Christmas morning.  Our selection this holiday season is extensive and gorgeous.  We have no doubt that you’ll find the piece that you are looking for.

Spectacular Diamond Engagement Rings

If it’s an engagement you’re wanting to celebrate this holiday season, we are the place to come.  Right now we have several beautiful and unique diamonds mounted and ready to go out the door.  We have worked hard to find engagement ring styles that are one of a kind so you’ll both feel special.  Please come in and look out our new Carizza diamond collection.  We have an incredible emerald cut diamond mounted in a double halo which is just exquisite.  In the same line we have a gorgeous pear mounted also in halo style with a split shank.  For the couple looking for something just a bit different in diamond shape, there are no prettier rings.

If you are looking for tradition in your engagement ring, we have many solitaire diamonds in white gold and yellow gold ready to be placed on her finger.  Or if custom design is your wish, there is still some time to pick out the perfect stone and with our huge in-store selection, choose the mounting of your choice.

Amazing Right Hand and Fashion Rings

This year in particular, we have worked hard to find the most beautiful rings designed to wear on your right hand.  We have a fire opal ring surrounded by a halo of diamonds that would look lovely on any lady’s finger.  For those of you not familiar with the fire opal, it is an amazing orange color.  We also just added a thick band with emeralds and diamonds in a two-tone white and yellow gold to our showcase.  It’s the perfect colored ring for this holiday time of year!  We also have a beautiful rose gold and morganite ring which would add an unexpected look to her jewelry wardrobe.  And these are just three of our large selection of right hand and fashion rings all still available at the store.

Extensive Selection of Colored Gemstone Jewelry

Between our new selection and our estate selection, this year we have almost everything you could ask for.  Ruby bracelet?  Got it?  Lapis earrings?  Got it.  Pink tourmaline necklace?  Got it.  We have just about every colored gemstone in the store in your favorite style of jewelry – be it a necklace, a pair of earrings, a ring, or a bracelet.  Come in and see our beautiful color.

Lots of Stocking Stuffers

If it’s just a smaller, staple items that you need, we have those too.  We have a large selection of gold and sterling silver chains and charm bracelets.  Plus, the charms or pendants that go with those chains.  We have sports jewelry for moms that cheer on the sidelines and for the daughters that play.  Also, we have a huge assortment of Karisma charms to choose from if your lady has some pieces already.

It’s not too late to come in and let us help you find the perfect gift for that lady in your life.  Our friendly and knowledgeable sales associates are ready to listen and make suggestions.  We are open on Christmas Eve until about 4:00pm.  And don’t forget to let us do the wrapping!

No Worries! We Have Diamonds for All Budgets!

Have you heard about all high profile fine diamonds purchases made throughout the world in the past several months?  These gems are definitely spectacular, and their price tags have been nothing short of spectacular as well!

According to a post on an oval shaped flawless diamond that is 118 carats sold in Hong Kong for an amazing $30.6 million!

118 Carat Oval Shaped Diamond

And in May, 101 carat pear shaped flawless diamond went for  $26.7 million in Geneva.

101 Carat Pear Shaped Diamond

And if that doesn’t impress you, a fancy 5.3 carat blue diamond was purchased at auction in London for $9.6 million.  The highest price per carat record ever!

5.3 Carat Blue Diamond

At Ellis Jewelers, we marvel at these beautiful gems and enjoy hearing about the details of these incredible purchases.  It increases our knowledge of diamond industry and helps us to make sure that we offer what you, the true client, really wants in a loose diamond or diamond engagement ring?  And please realize that despite for how much these high profile gorgeous diamonds sell, we definitely have a diamond for every budget.  You don’t need to break the record on price per carat when you come into our store.  We will listen to your needs and your budget and help you choose a beautiful diamond that puts a smile on your face.

Loose Diamonds

If you’d like to build your own diamond engagement ring, we have just about every size loose diamond in our store.  Sizes start at about a quarter carat and move up.  We select only the finest diamonds for our clients but if you need to alter your diamond quality to keep within your budget, we have access to all diamond qualities.  We believe in letting you look at each diamond individually, so that you can find the one that appeals to you most.  We want to make sure you see the life of your diamond i.e. the way the light comes into that diamond and dances around.  Then once you’ve selected the correct diamond for you, choose from our huge selection of mountings to place it in.  Then voilá, you have created your own custom diamond engagement ring!

Our Engagement Ring Creations

In our store, we also pride ourselves in having an eye for jewelry design.  Very often we will come across a mounting that is so special that we want to pick the perfect stone for it ourselves.  We look through our beautiful selection and choose the perfect gemstone match for the mounting.  Most of the time we select white diamonds of the correct shape and size.  Occasionally, we have also been know to select other gemstones as well.  We have mounted rhodolite garnets, sapphires, and rubies in these mountings.  These rings with a diamond appeal to most budget, and if you are willing to move outside the box just a little a colored gemstone engagement ring will be even more appealing.

Estate Diamond Engagement Rings

We have an extensive and magnificent Estate diamond engagement ring case in our store.  We purchase only the finest pieces for others to enjoy.  These pieces are unique and unlike any others we have in our current, new selection of rings.  And because these have been previously owned, we offer them at terrific prices.  There is definitely something in this collection of rings for every budget.

At Ellis Jewelers we want you to feel comfortable with the budget you have for your diamond engagement ring.  There are not many who can turn up at an international auction and purchase the largest diamonds ever made!  We are happy to show you the different options of diamond engagement rings from which to choose.  Whether it be creating your own custom ring, choosing one of our own Ellis creations, or selecting a one of a kind Estate ring, there is sure to be a ring just right for you wear to symbolize your love.

Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring


So it’s time. Time to take the next step in your relationship and seal your love with that diamond engagement ring! And it’s still true…nothing says forever and lasts forever like that diamond on her finger. Choosing that diamond need not be daunting. At Ellis Jewelers in Concord, we are here to help you enjoy the exciting search for that ring. Our team’s knowledge and sincere friendliness, as well as our extensive selection of diamonds and engagement rings, make it fun and easy to find that perfect ring. We aim to put a smile on your face and make your dreams come true.

Here are some simple tips to help you narrow in on your search for that perfect ring.

White or Yellow or Even Rose?

Knowing the color of the gold or the type of metal (gold, platinum or palladium) is a great starting place. While white gold is still the most popular for an engagement ring, we have seen more interest in yellow gold and also rose gold. Platinum and palladium are white metals and are possible choices for your ring.

Diamond Shape?

Diamonds come in many different shapes with a round brilliant and princess cut being the most popular. Other shapes known as fancy shapes are the emerald, radiant, asscher, cushion, oval, and pear. Knowing the shape you like or even the shape that you don’t like can give you a giant head start when picking your diamond engagement ring. And we have all these beautiful shapes available to show you, so even if you’re not sure of the shape we are happy to show you our selection to help you choose your favorite.

Simple or Decorative Diamonds?

This part of your ring may be, in fact, the hardest feature to choose. At Ellis Jewelers we have so, so many mountings waiting for loose diamonds as well as a wide selection of diamond engagement rings already put together. We have simple, polished gold mountings, mountings with diamonds along the band and several “halo” styled mountings and even more! And we usually suggest that you don’t rule any mountings out until you’ve put a beautiful diamond in it. We are happy to show you our extensive collection right within our store and how to choose a look that’s right for you.

Classic or Vintage?

One of the hot new trends in diamond engagement rings is detailed engraving on the mountings and wedding bands. It is a beautiful look and really gives the engagement ring a vintage feel. We offer so many different styles that you’re bound to find one just perfect for your diamond. And, of course, we also have so many of the classics – from Tiffany style solitaire mountings to the round halo style to the channel set diamond engagement.

Always remember you have love on your side when choosing your diamond engagement ring so you really can’t go wrong. Knowing all the answers to the above tips is not a must but simply meant to be a guideline. Our team at Ellis Jewelers will help you find the perfect engagement ring to fit your taste and lifestyle. And if by some chance the ring you choose isn’t just right, we will always stand by our guarantee – we will take that ring back and start again to make sure you leave with the piece of your dreams. After all, we pride ourselves in being in the happiness business.




Loose Diamonds are not just for Engagement Rings

When we talk about loose diamonds, usually our first thought is an image of a beautiful engagement ring. While it is true, most loose diamonds at Ellis Jewelers in Concord do go straight into a beautiful mounting and then onto a bride-to-be’s finger. But we’d love to stretch your imagination outside of that engagement ring “box.”

Loose diamonds can be made into pendants, earrings, right hand fashion rings or even bracelets. These pieces can represent “forever” in a different sense, whether it’s using stones inherited from a loved to create a new piece to honor them or making something unique for a future generation to cherish. We can offer excellent design advice to help you create one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry with your loose diamonds or ours.

Creating a Pendant

Over the weekend, a client visited looking for a simple and classic pendant for her daughter’s 26 birthday. She had a budget, so keeping that in mind, I showed her what we had in the store. I also had pulled some loose diamonds to show her that we could create her a beautiful custom piece for her daughter. She liked one of the loose stones I showed her. After trying to find a finding that she thought her daughter would like, something else triggered in her mind. When we were all said and done, she actually left the store to bring back some of her smaller loose diamonds and her late mother-in-law’s smaller ones as well that had been taken out of some other rings. Now we are creating a one of a kind piece with two generations of stones and using our loose stone as the center. My client is now so excited to present this precious gift, and it is something her daughter will cherish forever.


Last month my coworker helped a mother and her daughter create a beautiful pair of diamond earrings for her daughter’s wedding out of some loose diamonds. The mother brought in her Ceylon blue sapphire mother’s ring that had two diamonds on each side. We removed these stones, the daughter chose a beautiful white gold dangle mounting to house the loose diamonds, and voila a keepsake pair of earrings to represent “something old” and “something new” for the bride-to-be! And not only that, her mother designed a new ring with the loose sapphire as well for the wedding!

Right Hand or Middle Finger Ring

Late last year, a woman came in with two rings that she had inherited from her grandmother. Wanting to honor her grandmother’s memory and keep her close, we helped the woman design a new right hand. We took out several stones and used the loose diamonds and also some sapphires to make her a gorgeous new ring.

So if you’re one of our many clients with loose diamonds waiting for homes in a custom piece or want to create one with any of our Loose Diamonds, our staff is experienced in custom design and would love to help you. No appointment is needed. Come in at any time.