Finding the right gem or piece of jewelry can be an overwhelming and confusing process, even for experienced buyers. While our staff will assist in every way we can to help you feel comfortable in your purchase, we would like to share a few helpful notes so that you can be prepared with the knowledge you need to make the choice that's right for you.

Diamonds

Diamonds are a unique gemstone that can celebrate any occasion. All gemstones have their limits, but diamonds are the hardest of them all. They should truly last you a lifetime. When choosing your perfect diamond, you must remember the 4 C's: Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat weight. Although most believe that diamonds are colorless, most diamonds in jewelry have tints of yellow or brown. Each grade of color represents how noticeable a color is. Clarity refers to the amount of flaws that are present in the diamonds. Diamonds form under large amounts of heat and pressure, it is almost impossible to find a diamond without flaws. The cut refers to how light can strike the surface and how you see it reflect the light. The cut scale ranges from excellent to poor. The carat weight refers to the weight and size of the diamond. Each diamond is unique and holds its own beauty. When buying diamonds online it is hard to see the beauty and uniqueness of each diamond which leaves the buyer less confident in the purchase. Come in today to pick out the best diamond that suits your needs! Be confident in what you buy and who you buy from.

Precious Metals

When selecting your jewelry it is important for you to know what percentage of the precious metals were involved in its manufacture. When tested the value of the metal can be determined. Since gold prices have recently risen, more materials are substituted to make all types of jewelry by manufacturing companies. Some examples are silver, palladium, platinum, stainless steel, titanium, and even iron. Each has a unique attribute and that sets it apart. The lower price than gold is also a common attraction. Many bridal selections are even available in other metals than gold. We carry many different varieties of base metals so we can match your taste and your budget.

Gems and Minerals

Gemstones can usually be set in most metals by our designer and repair specialist. Prospectors Pouch offers many stock or custom designed pieces. Stones can vary greatly in price depending on the type and quality. They can be either facet cut with many flat surfaces or cabochon cut with a dome shape. Our Gemologist taught faceting for over 20 years and even wrote a book on a better way to cut and polish flat surfaces on all colored gemstones for an improved method. If you are looking for a unique, and oneof- a-kind, jewelry piece then we have the jewelry for you! We can also order most types of gemstones if we do not already have them in our large inventory. What sets us apart from other fine jewelry stores is our ability to work and create with gemstones at affordable prices. Come in today to see our large selection and find what creates the sparkle that catches your eye!