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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Jewelry

Question - Where is your merchandise made?
Answer - 90% of the merchandise is manufactured right here in the U.S. Others are imported from various parts of the world.

Question - What payment types do you accept?
Answer - We accept - Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express,Discover)
- Paypal (also accepts credit card)

Question - What karat gold is available?
Answer - All our items are made in 14kt gold unless otherwise stated on the individual item.

Question - Can items shown in yellow gold be made in white or rose gold?
Answer - Yes, most of our merchandise can be made in white or rose gold at no extra charge. Special requests will take two weeks.

Question - Do you size rings?
Answer - Yes, we can create a ring in sizes 4-15. This special request will take 7-10 business days and cost an additional fee. Contact Jewels@JewelsObsession.com regarding price.

Question - Do you carry your merchandise in stock?
Answer - Jewels Obsession does its best to carry most items shown in our online store. If an item is out of stock, it will take 7-10 business days from the time ordered.

Question - How long does an order take to ship?
Answer - If the item is in stock, it ships within 48 hours from the time ordered. If the item is out of stock, it will take 7-10 business day

Question - What is the best way to care and clean my jewelry? 
Answer - Avoid wearing jewelry around household chemicals, chlorine and salt water. Jewelry should be worn after perfumes, hairspray or cologne are used. Jewelry cleaned at its best with an ultrasonic or jewelry cloth.

Question - How do I avoid my gold to tarnish?
Answer - Clean your gold jewelry with warm water, mild detergent, or a solution of three parts water to one part ammonia. Brush gently with a toothbrush and rinse thoroughly with water. Do not leave items in this solution for more then 2-3 minutes and avoid putting gemstones in the solution.

Question - What is yellow gold?
Answer - Yellow gold is created using a mixture of gold, silver and copper.

Question - What is white gold?
Answer - White gold is created using a mixture of gold, platinum or palladium, zinc, copper, and sometimes nickel.

Question - What is the quality of the Diamonds you use in your jewelry?
Answer - All our Diamond Jewelry is G-H SI quality.

Question - How do I clean my Sterling Silver Jewelry?
Answer - You may clean sterling silver with a polishing cloth or gently rub with soap and warm water. 

Question - What is the 4 C's of a diamond?
A – The four C’s are Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat.

Question - What is the Cut of a Diamond?
Answer - The element of the diamond, it is the shape of a polished stone, proportions and finish. The cut of a diamond includes popular shapes such as the oval, marquise, emerald, pear, radiant, princess, and heart shape.

Question - What is the Color of a Diamond?
Answer - The color of a diamond is graded by measuring the degree to which a diamond is colorless as shown in the grid below for the GIA Color Scale

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

Colorless

Near Colorless

Faint Yellow

Very Light Yellow

Light Yellow

Question - What is the Clarity of a Diamond? 
Answer - The Clarity defines the inner and outer features of the Diamond. Some Diamonds may have inclusions/blemishes. The Clarity is defined by these internal and external blemishes as characteristics which give them their individual “DNA” known as a clarity grade. These grades are classified by GIA as FL, IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1, SI2, I1, I2, or I3. 
 GIA Clarity Scale:

FL

IF

VVS1

VVS2

VS1

VS2

SI1

SI2

I1

I2

I3

Flawless

Internally Flawless

Very, Very Slightly Included

Very, Very Slightly Included

Very Slightly Included

Very Slightly Included

Slightly Included

Slightly Included

Included

Included

Included

Question - What is the Carat of a Diamond?
Answer - The carat defines the standard unit of measurements of the diamonds weight.

Question - What is a Karat? 
Answer - Gold jewelry is usually described in terms of caratage (karatage), which is an indication of its gold content.

 

 

Caratage (Karatage)

European Stamp

24 Kt - 100% pure gold

999

18 Kt - 75% pure gold

750

14 Kt - 58.3% pure gold

585

10 Kt - 41.6% pure gold

417

What is my Birthstone?

Month

Traditional

Modern

January

Garnet

Garnet

February

Amethyst

Amethyst

March

Bloodstone

Aquamarine

April

Diamond

Diamond

May

Emerald

Emerald

June

Pearl

Alexandrite
Moonstone

July

Ruby

Ruby

August

Sardonyx

Peridot

September

Sapphire

Sapphire

October

Opal

Tourmaline or Opal

November

Topaz (Precious)

Topaz or Citrine

December

Turquoise

Blue Zircon
Turquoise
Lapis Lazuli
Blue Topaz

Traditional & Modern Gifts for Anniversaries:


Year

Gemstone

Traditional

Modern

1

Amethyst

Paper

Clocks

2

Garnet

Cotton

China

3

Peridot

Leather

Crystal and Glass

4

Blue Topaz

Linen / Silk

Appliances

5

Rhodalite Garnet

Wood

Silverware

6

Lapis Lazuli

Iron

Wood

7

Zircon

Wool / Cooper

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 and Furs

14

Kunzite

Ivory

Gold Jewelry

15

Blue Sapphire

Crystal

Watches

16

Golden Topaz

 

Silver Hollowware

17

Pink Tourmaline

 

Furniture

18

Aquamarine

 

Porcelain

19

Golden Beryl

 

Bronze

20

Emerald

China

Platinum

25

Imperial Jade

Silver

Sterling Silver Jubilee

30

Fancy Sapphire

Pearl

Diamond

35

Catseye Chrysoberyl

Coral or Jade

Jade

40

Ruby

Ruby

Ruby

45

Emerald

Sapphire

Sapphire

50

Golden Sapphire

Gold

Golden Jubilee

55

Alexandrite

Emerald

Emerald

60

Diamond

Diamond

Diamond Jubilee