Before making a significant financial and emotional purchase, learn more about jewelry and diamonds.... differences in quality and what to look for when making a jewelry purchase.
Diamonds come in all shapes, along with the 4 primary characteristics: the Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight. Together, these facets determine the 5th C; or cost of a diamond.
Learn about the difference between purities of gold, platinum, and other alternative metals as you decide which is the best fit for you.
Gemstone & Birthstone Education:
Descriptions and illustrations of commonly sold gemstones, read more to find your birthstone.
Jewelry Care Practices:
The Art of Designing Custom Jewelry
Easy Steps from the Experts
Step 1: Consultation
Here at Mon Ami Jewelry, we like to start your consultations with a conversation. We believe your jewelry and even your diamonds should be a reflection of you and your own unique style.
During our conversation, we narrow down your likes and dislikes. We will compare and prioritize the 4Cs, jewelry design, budget, and timeline.
From there, our team will hand select stones that fit your individual desires. When we hand select stones, we are searching the world market with you in mind to get the absolute most for your money.
Starting from your consultation, we like to include you in every step of your custom design.
We take the stress out of buying diamonds.
Step 2: Computer Aided Design (CAD) & Renderings
Nothing is left to chance at Mon Ami Jewelry. When the initial design is complete and the gems are chosen, Mon Ami Jewelry uses a computer-aided design (CAD) program to produce a virtual illustration of your piece. This brings the design to life, giving you an opportunity to examine an exact, digitized image of your piece from multiple views and perspectives. At this stage, you will review and edit the design so that it is perfectly tailored to your specifications.
Step 3: Casting & Finishing
Mon Ami uses lost-wax casting, or cire perdue, updated by today’s latest technologies and production methods. The first step, in lost-wax casting, is to place a wax model in a fire-resistant container that is then filled with plaster and baked in a kiln. The kiln’s heat melts away the wax and “cooks” the plaster, producing a perfect, highly-detailed mold. Next, precious metal is poured into the plaster mold. Once the metal cools, the plaster mold is chipped away. Gems and diamonds are set in the finished piece, and it is then polished.
Step 4: Your Customized Piece of Jewelry
Finally, your custom piece is complete and ready to become your favorite accessory.
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Tungsten ring with satin center in a high polished band.