Watch “TAG Heuer – Mikrogirder 2000 – Reveal” on YouTube

Huntsville, Al Jeweler gives first look at the, Tag Heuer, Mikrogirder 2000 Swiss made automatic timepiece. This wristwatch is an amazing design and available along with the rest of the Tag Heuer line at Loring & Co. Fine Jewelers.

I own a Tag timepiece myself and love it. These watches get a big two thumbs way up from this guy.

Patrick White
Huntsville, AL

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How can I buy an engagement ring without much money down? Financing?

The perfect engagement ring

Why settle for less? Get her the diamond ring she deserves. Find a fine private jewelry store that offers 0% deferred interest financing for at least 12 months. Just make certain that you make your payments on time or else you will be charged maximum interest on the entire purchase from the day you bought the jewelry. Just a word of caution when using interest free financing. Also, if you intend to transfer the balance at the end as you may not make the pay off by the end date- make sure you begin the balance transfer a month in advance as with many banks it takes 2-4 weeks to complete the actual transfer!! Yikes! If you were to be unlucky enough to be caught in the middle of the transfer you would still have to pay a balance transfer fee, all of the accrued interest and the interest (if any) on the new card it is being transferred over to. Just looking out for my jewelry seeking friends out there.

-Patrick White

White.patrickd@gmail.com
256-777-6269

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Where to buy a Daffiliat, Online or In-store?

The following is from Gabriel New York – an engagement ring and jewelry line offered by Osborne’s Jewelers in Huntsville, AL.

Great article for those debating on where best to buy a diamond and why.

Why Shop In Store?

Mother nature is perfect. Like people, she made no two diamonds exactly alike –each has their own unique personality. The cornerstone of our business is helping people create rings and select diamonds that are more than just the right size, style and budget – they’re the perfect match.

Like an ideal partner, the perfect diamond engagement ring will stand the test of time. That’s why we believe you should get to know your ring before you buy it, by shopping with one of our experienced, family-owned and operated retail partners.

Although it may sound romantic, it’s actually very practical. Diamond grading reports are surprisingly subjective, despite the regimented, standardized system of grading that’s been in place for many years. Case in point: two diamonds, which seem identical in the virtual world, have two very different prices (see below).



These diamond certifications come from a reputable online dealer. On paper, they certainly appear to be the same in size, cut, color & clarity. Yet, the price difference is $1,300 – a 15% difference. Why? That’s an excellent question, one that no one can really answer without seeing the stones.

The only way to truly know and understand what you are buying is to shop with a knowledgeable Gabriel & Co. retail partner. Our retail partners provide unparalleled expertise, working with you one-on-one to help you make the best choice possible. They are passionate about what they do, whether it’s helping you choose a ring on the spot, or working with you to design & create your heart’s desire. Because getting engaged is more than finding a ring, it’s about finding the one.

We’re confident you’ll agree that when it comes to love and engagement rings, there’s nothing like the real thing!

About Patrick White

The Huntsville Jeweler

256-777-6269

I have no affiliation with Osborne’s Jewelers**

Osborne’s Jewelers to host John Hardy trunk show in May

Osborne’s jewelers in Huntsville is up and running at the temporary location just in time for this years first John Hardy trunk show on May 2nd and 3rd.

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What is John Hardy? Completely handmade jewelry from Bali featuring eclectic designs that are unique, fashion forward and made to be worn, this jewelry has rapidly risen to the top of the fashion world. Using Bali culture, sterling silver, solid 18k gold or, a mixture of both- each piece has a story to tell.

 

 

-Patrick White
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Where did Osborne Mason Jewelers move?

Where has Osborne’s Jewelers moved?

Osborne’s Jewelers is temporarily located at:
3607 Memorial Pkwy S.
Huntsville,  Al 35801

The new store should be open by August 2014 right off the Airport Rd. exit on S. Memorial Pkwy next to the Marine Reserve Center.

Your Friend in the Jewelry Business,
Patrick Dean White
Huntsville, Al

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Who is the best jewelry store in Huntsville?

How about letting the diamond do the talking rather than the salesperson? I am a terrible salesman, I’ll admit it; however, I am a successful one. Why? Because, I let the product sell itself. My view on jewelry is that if you have a quality product at a great value- one doesn’t need to “sell,” only show. A salespersons job is to educate. Find someone who makes the product and the process transparent and you have found a winner.

Patrick White
Huntsville, Al

256-777-6269

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What carat / ct. weight diamond should I buy?

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What carat size of diamond should I buy my for my girlfriend / fiancé for her engagement ring?

As a diamond and jewelry expert of 8 years, I am often asked this question. Which size diamond should I purchase for my engagement ring or jewelery piece? Or, I am asked for a specific request or demand such as, “I want a 2 carat diamond.” Or, “I want a 1 ct. diamond,” etc.

My response to this question or demand is always the same: Carat weight, is only that- the weight of the diamond.  It says nothing of the diamonds beauty, brilliance, color or value. It doesn’t even accurately speak for how large or small the diamond will look in the jewelry or engagement piece.

Think of diamonds like you would a person. An odd analogy I know. Channing Tatum for instance weighs 180lbs as does Danny Devito. However, Channing Tatum at 6’1″ seems to be quite a bit different in his appeal to the ladies than Danny Devito who is 5’0″. Both of these examples weigh approximately 180lbs. And both of these examples I think we can all agree are quite different from each other due to proportion.

Carat is simply a definition of diamond weight. Just as 3 carats, 2cts., 1ct, .50ct., is simply a weight and has nothing to do with the actual proportions of the diamond itself such as how deep or how shallow the diamond is cut- which is directly related to the diamonds fire, sparkle and brilliance.

I have seen 2 carat diamonds look more like a 1.5ct diamond and 1ct. diamonds look as though they must surely be closer to 1.50cts. The weight of the diamond doesn’t matter if the majority of it is in the bottom half due to a deep cut and the fire of a diamond is lost if the cutter made it so shallow that it looks huge but the light doesn’t refract into and back out of the facets properly.

Remember, when buying a diamond, it’s about the cut, the color, and the clarity far more than the weight.

So, take some advice from a friend in the jewelry business- buy the perfect diamond by it meeting the perfect look and quality you are trying to achieve not by the numbers it shows when placed on a scale.

Patrick Dean White

Huntsville, Al
256-777-6269
White.patrickd@gmail.com
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Amazing diamond engagement ring in Huntsville, Al.

Now, this is what an amazing modern with a touch vintage style engagement ring looks like! Beautiful cushion cut diamond set into the center with perfectly matched round diamonds around the platinum mounting. This is true #luxury and #fashion.

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Patrick White
Fine Jewelry Expert
Huntsville, Al
256-777-6269
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Diamond Cut – The Most Important of the 4 C’s

Need help with choosing a diamond? This article, published by GIA, (Gemological Institute of America) discusses, Diamond Cut and why it is by far the most important aspect of a diamond. After all, when referring to natural diamonds, it is the only aspect that man has control over.

Remember to never confuse a diamonds Cut with a diamonds shape- a mistake Ive seen often in my 8 years working in the jewelry industry.

Enjoy the article!

“GIA 4Cs Cut

Cut is the factor that fuels a diamond’s fire, sparkle and brilliance.

The traditional 58 facets in a round brilliant diamond, each precisely cut and defined, are as small as two millimeters in diameter. But without this precision, a diamond wouldn’t be nearly as beautiful. The allure of a particular diamond depends more on cut than anything else.

Though extremely difficult to analyze or quantify, the cut of any diamond has three attributes: brilliance (the total light reflected from a diamond), fire (the dispersion of light into the colors of the spectrum), and scintillation (the pattern of light and dark areas and the flashes of light, or sparkle, when a diamond is moved).

People often think of diamond cut as shape. Round is the shape used in most diamond jewelry. All other shapes are known as fancy shapes. Traditional fancy shapes include the marquise, pear, oval and rectangle.  Hearts, triangles and a variety of others are also gaining popularity in diamond jewelry.

As a value factor, though, cut refers to a diamond’s proportions, symmetry and polish. For example, look at a side view of the standard round brilliant. The major components, from top to bottom, are the crown, girdle and pavilion. A round brilliant cut diamond has 57 or 58 facets, the 58th being a tiny flat facet at the bottom of the pavilion that’s known as the culet. The large, flat facet on the top is the table. The proportions of a diamond refer to the relationships between table size, crown angle and pavilion depth. A wide range of proportion combinations are possible, and these ultimately affect the stone’s interaction with light.

In early 2005, GIA unveiled a diamond cut grading system for standard round brilliants in the D-to-Z color range. This system, the product of  years of intensive research and testing, assigns an overall diamond cut grade ranging from Excellent to Poor.

HOW DOES PAVILION DEPTH AFFECT A DIAMOND’S CUT?

The distance from the bottom of the girdle to the culet is the pavilion depth. A pavilion depth that’s too shallow or too deep will allow light to escape through the sides or the bottom of the stone. A well-cut diamond will direct more light through the crown.”

Patrick White
256-777-6269
@pdwhite10