We understand that your first diamond is one of the most important purchases you'll ever make. When shopping for a diamond, it is important to become as educated as possible. Take some time to learn a little about diamonds and your new jeweler.
Buying Diamonds the Zachary's Way
Zachary's Jewelers has been importing diamonds directly from Israel, South Africa and India for decades. From 1985 to 1989, Zachary's Jewelers laid the groundwork for its importing business in the mining fields of The Ivory Coast. Through many contacts made at this level, Zachary's Diamond Importers began establishing relationships with diamond cutting facilities and manufacturers worldwide. These relationships, allow Zachary's to remove the middleman and offer more competitive pricing to our customers.
At Zachary's Jewelers, we are proud to carry diamonds exclusively graded by GIA. Each diamond center stone purchased from us comes with a Diamond Certificate or Diamond Dossier from the leading authority in Diamond Grading.
The Four "C"s were developed by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in the early 1950's to standardize the trade of diamonds. In an effort to create a universal language of diamonds and to protect consumers, GIA created a system analyzing Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat.
All Zachary’s Jewelers diamonds are Conflict Free.
Diamonds are meant to be a gift of love, and we at Zachary's find the way in which some gems have been used to fund conflict unacceptable.
To stop this practice, governments, our industry and human rights groups created the Kimberley Process in 2002, which today regulates 99% of the rough diamond supply, to prevent the sale of conflict diamonds.
We require all of our suppliers to provide an official written warranty that their diamonds come from Kimberley-certified sources and thus are not involved in funding conflict. The Warranty Statement reads:
The diamonds herein invoiced have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations Resolutions. The seller hereby guarantees that these diamonds are conflict free, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by the supplier of these diamonds.
Shop by Diamond Shape
Nothing shows off personality quite like the shape of a center diamond. To be truly successful in getting the right ring, start with the shape of the diamond!
Quick FAQs About Diamonds
Q: I see other retailers selling diamonds graded by other agencies. Why does Zachary's Jewelers only sell those graded by GIA?
A: In recent years many grading agencies, other than GIA, have fallen under scrutiny for misrepresenting the characteristics and qualities of diamonds. We believe in transparency and want all of our customers to know exactly what they are purchasing. So in an effort to provide our customers with the most honest diamond service possible we have chosen to stick with the original third party diamond grading agency committed to unbiased assessment.
Q: Which of the 4Cs is the most important?
A: All of the 4Cs are important, and everyone has their own opinion but we think the most important factor universally is the Cut. That is why all of our diamonds are hand selected by Steve himself. To learn more about Diamond Cut, click here.