This is a collection of jewelry burned in a house fire. The ring on the left was designed and created by Rock N Gold Creations for a special client. The center diamond in that ring had great sentimental value.  The ring on the right was a special family heirloom ring. Lastly, the center is a few gold jewelry items that melted together from the heat of the fire.  The good news, the client was able to rebuild a new ring to replace the ring on the left. Below, is the new ring and it’s beautiful.  Fortunately, Rock N Gold Creations was able to re-polish and re-cut the 2.00ct center diamond.  However, the other diamonds were burned too badly.

 

Rock N Gold Creations recreated the sentimental diamond ring  that was burned in the fire. It’s a joy to see how happy our client is to have her new ring. Currently, Rock N Gold Creations is working on recreating the other very sentimental ring which is comprised of platinum, diamonds and South sea pearls. It’s nice to be part of a happy ending.

 

 

Investments in Diamonds and Precious Metals

Knowing how to buy gold, silver & platinum coins and bullion and investment diamonds can provide you with diversification in your investment portfolio and build a nice collection to enjoy. There are many different ways to own gold, silver & platinum and investment diamonds and it can get quite confusing.

Gold, Silver & Platinum Coins and Bullion Bars

When most people think of gold, silver & platinum, they think of large bars stored in vaults deep below the surface of the earth. In fact, gold, silver & platinum bars come in many different shapes and sizes to meet the needs of different investors. Gold, silver and platinum bullion bars are sold by the troy ounce and sold for a percentage over the spot price.

Investors should distinguish between bullion coins whose values generally fluctuate according to the current price of gold, silver or platinum, and “rare coins” that can carry a significant collector premium based on historical supply and demand.

Some U.S. gold, silver and platinum coins may be readily available in circulated condition for a modest premium over their bullion content, but those same coins in superb condition may have significantly higher value.

Definition of Investment-Grade Diamonds

Large diamonds, clear diamonds, and flawless diamonds are rare, and diamonds that combine large size with clarity and lack of flaws are rarer yet. These diamonds fall within the classification of investment-grade gems for their rarity and beauty. When compared with standard diamonds, investment-grade diamonds have greater rarity and greater purchase prices but also see greater increases in value, also called appreciation, over time. The ideal quality of diamonds’ four C’s, cut, clarity, color, and carat, vary between white diamonds and color diamonds, but investment-grade gems will lean toward the higher, rarer end of each characteristic.

Rock N Gold Creations offers 30 years of experience buying and selling precious metals. If you would like Rock N Gold to assess your coins, bullion or investment diamond for their current value or you are interested in buying, we offer a complimentary consultation. Call Today! 858-571-4560 (text/call) or e: info@rockngold.com

For many fine watch enthusiasts there is often a strong sentiment attached to one particular fine timepiece brand which possesses the qualities the wearer admires. Luxury watches are so much more than a tool for time but rather more an accessory of men and women that reflects their mentality, viewpoint and behavior.  The most popular watches on the Emmy’s Red Carpet in 2019 included IWC, Omega, Cartier and Monte Blanc. Rolex watches are among the most famous and popular fine watches available on the market. Not only does Rock N Gold Creations offer new Rolex watches and Pre-owned Rolex watches, other new and pre-owned watch brands are available, such as, Omega, Breitling, Tissot, Chopard, Tag Heuer, Cartier, Longines, Patek Philippe, Raymond Weil, Baume & Mercier, Ebel, Concord, Frank Mullier and Piaget to name a few. For inquires, p: 858-571-4560 or e: info@rockngold.com This is a great watch sizing guide for your reference! 

September’s Birthstone: Sapphire gems are most commonly found in a range of blue shades although they can be many colors. Sapphires actually come in almost every color of the rainbow—including pink, peach, orange, yellow, green, teal, and purple. Red sapphires are better known as rubies (both are varieties of the mineral corundum).
The Gemological Institute of America is an authority of the diamond and gemstone industry and this is what they say about sapphires: Besides blue sapphire and ruby, the corundum family also includes so-called “fancy sapphires.” Corundum can show a phenomenon called asterism, or the star effect. This phenomenon usually appears as a six-ray star pattern across a cabochon-cut stone’s curved surface. The star effect can be seen in ruby or any color of sapphire, and it arises from white light reflecting from numerous tiny, oriented needle-like inclusions.

Besides fancy sapphire and star corundum, there’s another interesting variety: color-change sapphire. These fascinating stones change color under different lighting. Their presence adds a special dimension to the already amazing corundum family of gems.

Both blue and fancy sapphires come from a variety of exotic sources including Madagascar, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Australia.


This (video) vibrant oval purple sapphire is 1.82ct is cut beautifully to showcase the stone’s rich color and brilliance. A pendant or ring design would be the perfect home for this gemstone. In Stock at Rock N Gold. Inquires: 858-571-4570 or email: info@rockngold.com

Mikimoto is a leader in the fine pearl industry and this is what they recommend for daily pearl care: Pearls are organic gemstones that are vulnerable to acid, alkaline and extremes of humidity. To preserve your pearls’ radiance, avoid letting them come into contact with cosmetics, hair spray, or perfume. Always put on your jewelry as a final touch, after applying make-up and styling hair. The pearl’s luster can also be harmed by perspiration. To prevent this, before returning your pearls to the jewelry box, wipe them gently with a soft cloth. For more info about pearl care visit: https://www.mikimotoamerica.com/pearl-care

Rock N Gold Creations offers fresh and cultured pearls, restringing and pearl clasp repair. p: 858-571-4560 or e: info@rockngold.com

There are many reasons to have Jewelry Appraisals by a trained jewelry professional, such as insurance, damage, estate planning, liquidation, pre-nuptial, litigation, donation, collateral and more.

Here is some good advice from Jewelers Mutual Insurance (JMI):

The Importance of Jewelry Appraisals for Insurance

Any time you insure something, you need proof of the item’s value and characteristics in order to replace it, whether with a same kind and quality equivalent or cash.

In the case of jewelry, if you have an inaccurate appraisal, you may not recover enough funds from an insurance claim to actually replace your piece at fair market prices.

If you have an incomplete appraisal, what you know to be your cherished jewelry may not be how the insurer interprets the brief description of your piece.

Either way, you can wind up without an equal replacement for the jewelry you’ve been paying premiums to insure year after year. Kind of defeats the purpose, right?

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Rock N Gold Creations (RGC) recommends Jewelers Mutual Insurance (JMI) for fine jewelry insurance and has worked with JMI for 20 years. However, RGC always recommends that it’s best to check with several insurance companies to see what best suits your personal needs. Simon M. of Rock N Gold Creations had been certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). He is trained with 30 years experience and conducts quality jewelry appraisals for all your needs. For inquires, call 858-571-4560 or email:  

It’s important to have your jewelry checked regularly by a professional jeweler to make sure stones are tight, also to make sure your prongs are not getting worn down. This illustration shows a worn prong tip. When a tip is worn it can break easily and a stone can fall out or become loose. We recommend that you have your jewelry cleaned and inspected every 6 months, especially if you wear the jewelry daily like a wedding ring. When is the last time you had your jewelry checked? Let us know if you have jewelry questions. 858-571-4560 or email:  

2018 Engagement Rings Trends: Diverse, Unconventional and Re-Surging Designs from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s

Pink Morganite, Platinum, Pink Gold and Diamond Ring Designed by Master Design Artisan, Simon Mattar of Rock N Gold Creations

East-west settings, pink stones on pink gold, pear shape cut, oval cut and marquis cut diamonds and off-colored gemstones are some of the trends that have gained momentum in 2018. Rock N Gold Creations has been a local San Diego jewelry designer for 30 years and owner, Simon M. has been fascinated by the changes of trends over the decades and some of the trends from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s are appearing again in 2018.