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Jan 4th

Jewellery or Jewelry?

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Many people get confused about spelling jewelry. Above and beyond the two included in the title, you might additionally find jewelery, jewellry, and jewlery as options too! Which do you think are valid spellings and which are just common mistakes? Read on and get to the bottom of this messy issue. How do you spell […]
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May 10th

The New Custom Design: Why CAD beats Hand-carving

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A revolution is has swept across the custom jewelry industry. Several years ago getting a hand-carved wax might have been a normal occurrence. These days, however, CAD (Computer Aided Design) is king and the benefits it brings can really make the custom design process simpler and easier. Though there is a certain charm to a […]
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Feb 10th

What to get for the Woman who has everything?

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So you've bought your loved one an engagement ring, wedding band, maybe some earrings, a necklace, and perhaps even a bracelet. Her jewelry collection is absolutely filled with diamond jewelry, and you'd like to buy her something stunning. You start to consider your options, and how much they might cost. Does more diamonds and bigger […]
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Feb 5th

Dollars vs Diamond Weight

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Obviously, the easiest way to explain diamond weight is to say, "Bigger is Better!" To some degree that is completely true. I doubt I could find one person who, when given a choice, would choose a smaller diamond. Of course quality should factor in, but there is something alluring about a big shiny rock that […]
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Jan 27th

Fluorescence

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The diamonds on top are shown with an ultraviolet lamp, the ones below in normal lighting conditions. One of the lesser known traits of a diamond is fluorescence. One of the main reasons that this trait is often overlooked is because it rarely effects the appearance of the diamond in normal lighting conditions. Fluorescence is […]
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Dec 24th

Holiday Raffle 2009 Winner

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We would like to congratulate Oscar Hernandez on winning the Gale Diamonds Chicago holiday raffle. He will receive a $200 Morton's The Steakhouse gift certificate. We would like to thank everybody else that participated and we wish you luck for the future. The raffle was only open to current and former customers, but based on […]
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Dec 18th

Not all diamonds are treated equal - Clarity

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Most people know about the 4 C's if they are shopping for diamonds. If they don't, any honest jeweler will teach them the basics. What many jewelers won't tell you, is that there is more to the 4 C's than you might think. What we are going to do, is let you know the real […]
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Dec 11th

Happy Holidays

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We would like to take this time to wish everybody a happy holidays. We hope you have a wonderful season, and we look forward to hearing from you. We would also like to thank our customers we have served throughout the years, and those that have been gracious enough to refer their friends and family. […]
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Oct 14th

Welcome to the Gale Diamonds Chicago Blog

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We would like to welcome you to our online home. We are still working hard to make our new site as informative and comfortable as possible. Please bear with us during this transition period. Before you leave don't forget to... ...check back periodically for new blog posts featuring diamond education, jewelry fashion trends, new engagement […]
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Dec 5th

Welcome to the new site!

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Feel free to browse our new and improved education section. We kept it small and to the point, but it will get you up to speed on what all those letters and numbers mean. We will be adding some more info, but we need your help. What do you want to know about? Any burning […]
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