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Looking to personalize a gift for someone special? Wanting to turn a family heirloom into a modern piece you'll love wearing? Barry specializes in custom, handmade jewelry! Give us a little direction in what you're trying to create, and book your consultation with Barry online today.

No idea where to start designing? Here are a few questions you should prepare yourself to answer... (feel free to use our Glossary of Jewelry Terms to help guide you).

1. What type of jewelry do you want to create? (Necklace, Earring, Bracelet, Belly Ring, etc.)

2. What type of metal would you like us to use? (Platinum; Yellow, Rose or White Gold; 14k or 18k; Sterling Silver)

3. What type and size of stones would you like to use? (Diamond, Emerald, Citrine; 0.5ct, 2.0ct, 0.05ct, etc.)

4. What will this piece of jewelry mean to you or the person you're giving it to? (romantic love, family history, fashion statement)




Glossary of Jewelry Terms

KT: (Karat) refers to the fineness of gold: one karat is equal to 1/24th part of pure gold in an alloy.

18KTY: 18 Karat Yellow Gold
18KTW: 18 Karat White Gold
18KTR: 18 Karat Rose Gold
14KTY: 14 Karat Yellow Gold
14KTW: 14 Karat White Gold

14KTR: 14 Karat Rose Gold

CT: (Carat)  

CTW: (Total Carat Weight) The term refers to the sum of the weights of all diamonds mounted in a piece of jewelry.

SHANK: refers to the band of the ring or the part that actually encircles your finger. Most shanks are round, but there are also square shaped-shanks and other more creative shapes.

GIA : Gemological Institute of America; known as the leading authority for gemology internationally.

GIA Color Grading Scale: The GIA scale begins with the letter D, representing colorlessness, and continues with increasing presence of color to the letter Z, representing light yellow, light brown or light gray. The 23 color grades on the GIA Color Scale (or diamond color chart) are subdivided into five subcategories, which are: colorless (D-F); near colorless (G-J); faint (K-M); very light (N-R); and light (S-Z).

GIA Diamond Clarity Scale: The GIA Diamond Clarity Scale has 6 categories, some of which are divided, for a total of 11 specific grades.

 

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