DIAMONDS & PRECIOUS METALS

All round stones in our mounted merchandise as follows:

VS quality                 VS2 ⁄ SI1 clarity         G–I color
A4 quality                 SI1 ⁄ SI2 clarity           G–I color
AAA quality               SI2 ⁄ SI3 clarity           G–I color
AA quality                 I1 clarity                     G–I color
A quality                   I2 clarity                      I–J color
BB quality                 I3 clarity                      I–J color

All Princess, Pear, Heart, Oval, Trillion, Marquise, and Baguettes in
           our mounted merchandise as follows:

VS quality                 VS2 ⁄ SI1 clarity         G–I color
AAA quality              SI2 ⁄ SI3 clarity           G–I color


Precious Metal merchandise can be identified by the following codes:

Type         Stamp Code         Precious Metal Content
10k Yellow Gold         417         41.7% Gold
10k White Gold          417         41.7% Gold
14k Yellow Gold         585         58.5% Gold
14k White Gold          585         58.5% Gold
18k Yellow Gold         750         75.0% Gold
18k White Gold          750         75.0% Gold
Platinum                     950         95.0% Platinum
*Sterling Silver           925         92.5% Silver


Gemstone Abbreviations

AM – Amethyst                                                                     PE – Peridot
BA – Bloodstone Cabochon                                                 PL – Cultured Pearl
BP – Black Cultured Pearl                                                    PT – Pink Tourmaline
BT – Blue Topaz                                                                  R – Ruby
BX – Treated Blue Onyx Cabochon                                     RA – Genuine Red Coral Cabochon
CB – Treated Honey Catseye–Eye Center–Cabochon        RG – Rhodolite Garnet
CI – Citrine                                                                           S – Sapphire
E – Emerald                                                                         SB – Genuine Sodalite Cabochon
FT – Mystic Fire Topaz                                                        SL – Synthetic Star–Blue
GA – Garnet                                                                        SP – Pink Sapphire
GB – Genuine Garnet "S" Cabochon                                   SR – Synthetic Star–Ruby
GT – Green Tourmaline                                                       SX – Sard Onyx Cabochon
GX – Treated Green Onyx Cabochon                                   T – Tanzanite
LB – Real Lapis Cabochon                                                   TB – Genuine Tigereye No Eye Cabochon
MB – Genuine Malachite Cabochon                                     TE – Genuine Tigereye No Eye
MS – Mount St Helens (created)                                          TV – Tanvorite (created)
OX – Treated Onyx Cabochon          

Birthstone Chart

Month                  Name                         Abbreviation                 Color
January                 Garnet                                 GA                         Red
February               Amethyst                              AM                         Purple
March                    Aquamarine                         AQ                         Pale Blue
April                      Diamond                         AA ⁄ AAA ⁄ VS               Colorless
May                       Emerald                                  E                         Green
June                      Alexandrite                            AL                         Purple⁄blue⁄green
July                       Ruby                                       R                         Red
August                  Peridot                                  PE                         Apple green
September            Sapphire                                 S                         Blue
October                Pink Tourmaline                    PT                         Pink
November             Citrine                                    CI                         Yellow
December             Blue Zircon                           BZ                         Blue⁄gray

Pearl Strand Qualities

A             Moderate blemishing, fair lustre, nacre layer shows slight graduation of density.
          (Much better than most promotional pearls.)

AA           Slight blemishing, good luster, nacre layer generally even.

AAA         Very nearly free of blemishes, high luster, very even nacre layer.