Is shopping at Sami Fine Jewelry online safe and secure?
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What are the benefits of buying a diamond from Sami's?
What are the monthly birthstones?
January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Alexandrite Moonstone or Pearl
July - Ruby
August - Peridot
September - Sapphire
October - Tourmaline or Opal
November - Topaz or Citrine
December - Blue Zircon, Turquoise or Blue Topaz
What are traditional gifts for anniversary milestones?
Year Gemstone Traditional Modern
1 Amethyst Paper Clocks
2 Garnet Cotton China
3 Peridot Leather Crystal & Glass
4 Blue Topaz Linen & Silk Appliances
5 Rhodalite Garnet Wood Silverware
6 Lapis Lazuli Iron Wood
7 Zircon Wool & Copper Desk Sets & Pen
8 Pearl Bronze Linens & Lace
9 Andalusite Pottery & China Leather
10 Green Tourmaline Tin & Aluminum Diamond Jewelry
11 Turquoise Steel Fashion Jewelry
12 Tsavorite Garnet Silk Pearls & Colored Gems
13 Opal Lace Textiles
14 Kunzite Ivory Gold Jewelry
15 Blue Sapphire Crystal Watches
20 Emerald China Platinum
25 Imperial Jade Silver Sterling Silver Jubilee
30 Fancy Sapphire Pearl Diamond
35 Catseye Chrysoberyl Coral Jade
40 Ruby Ruby Ruby
45 Emerald Sapphire Sapphire
50 Golden Sapphire Gold Golden Jubilee
55 Alexandrite Emerald Emerald
60 Diamond Diamond Diamond Jubilee
How should I care for and clean my jewelry?
Will Sami Fine Jewelry inspect my jewelry?
This is a complimentary service we offer to you. It is very important that this is done consistently to ensure the security of your mountings. Nothing else you buy will last as long, with such little maintenance, as jewelry, but to keep it in good condition and potentially pass it from generation to generation, we recommend having your jewelry inspected, cleaned, and the prongs checked at least every six months.
Does Sami Fine Jewelry offer watch battery replacement or repairs?
Yes we do!
How do I care for my Arizona Gemstone?
Where are the Arizona Gemstones mined?
The Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst is mined in the rugged desert terrain of the Matatzal Mountains; the Arizona "Anthill" Garnet is mined in the Four Corners by ants; the Arizona Peridot is mined on the San Carlos Indian Reservation near Globe, AZ.
What makes the Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst different from other amethyst?
The Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst is set apart by its deep royal purple with a magenta flash. The purple color that enhances the quartz is caused by the presence of manganese during its development. The more valuable darker colors of amethyst reflect higher manganese content. According to the reference book "Mineralogy in Arizona", "Superb gem-quality amethyst of a rich, red-violet color was produced from the Four Peaks mine and rivals the best Siberian material which is the standard of the gem trade."
What are the definitions of commonly used diamond terms?
What are the 4C's of a diamond?
They are Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat.
How do I care for gold jewelry?
Gold is tarnished by exposure to chlorine. Protect your investment by keeping your gold jewelry away from chlorinated cleaning products, swimming pools, and bleach, as well as hairspray, cosmetics, perfume and cologne.
Take chains off at night and lay them flat to prevent kinking or breaking.
Polish jewelry with a soft cloth after wearing.
Sami Fine Jewelry can repolish your wedding bands and other gold pieces to look as brilliant as the day you bought them, so bring them in!
What is the difference between white gold and yellow gold?
Yellow gold is a mixture of gold, silver and copper. White gold is a mixture of gold, platinum or palladium, zinc, copper, and sometimes nickel.
What does it mean if a piece of jewelry discolors my skin?
Gold sometimes discolors skin or clothing due to the alloy's reaction to perspiration or abrasion caused by cosmetics which contain compounds harder than the jewelry. To solve the problem, clean your jewelry frequently and remove all jewelry before using soaps, detergents or cosmetics. Some may find they need to move to a higher karat gold or platinum.
How do I care for platinum jewelry?
Platinum jewelry can be scratched by other platinum pieces, so store/wear separately. Bring in to be repolished as necessary.
How is platinum different from white gold?
Platinum is one of the finest precious metals, as well as one of the heaviest, and is perfect for everyday wear because of its durability. Platinum is an excellent choice as setting material for your diamond jewelry because of its strength.
How do I care for sterling silver jewelry?
Clean sterling silver with a silver polishing cloth only - paper towels and tissues can cause scratches. Sterling silver should be stored in an airtight place to prevent tarnish, or stored with anti-tarnish cloth or acid-free paper.
How do I care for pearl jewelry?
How is a pearl formed?
How is the value of a cultured pearl determined?
A pearl's value is determined by its nacre, orient, size, shape, surface perfection and rarity.