Saettele Jewelers

Education - Jewelry and Diamonds

  • CHOOSE A DIAMOND USING THE 4 C's

  • COLOR

    Diamonds are valued by how closely they approach colorlessness – the less color, the high the value, the more rare. GIA's color scale begins with D representing colorless, and continues increasing presence of color to Z for diamonds that appear light yellow or brown. Each letter grade has a clearly defined range of color. Diamonds are color graded by comparing them to master stones under a controlled environment. Many diamond color distinctions are so subtle they are invisible to the untrained eye, however, these slight differences make a very big difference in diamond quality and price.

  • CLARITY

    Diamond clarity refers to the absence of inclusions and blemishes. Clarity grades are based on number, size, relief or positions of the inclusions and blemishes that can be seen under 10X magnification. Inclusions and blemishes are the natural result of a diamonds formation deep within the earth under extreme pressure and heat. Diamonds without these "birthmarks" are very rare and rarity affects the value.
  • CUT

    The cut of a diamond is the factor that fuels a diamonds fire, sparkle and brilliance. Precise workmanship is required to cut a diamond so its proportion, symmetry and polish maximize it's beauty. The allure of a particular diamond depends on cut more than anything else. The quality of cut is crucial to a diamonds value, of all the 4 C's, cut is the most complex and technically difficult to assess.
  • CARAT

    Carat weight is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs. A metric carat is defined as 200 milligrams. All else being equal, diamond prices increases with carat weight because larger diamonds are more rare and more desirable.
  • SHAPE

    Here's a quick reference guide for the various diamond shapes:
    Diamond Shapes
  • SOCIAL AWARENESS

    SOCIAL AWARENESS

    Saettele Jewelers is committed to selling precious gemstones and diamonds that were mined through socially and environmentally responsible means. -we demand that all of our diamond suppliers have been purchased through legitimate "conflict free" sources.

    It is our policy to purchase loose gemstones that have been approved through the Kimberly Process. The Kimberly process is a joint governments, industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds – rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments. The Kimberley Process imposes extensive requirements on its members to enable them to certify shipments of rough diamonds as "conflict-free". Abiding by the rules and guidelines of the Kimberly Process insures that we never purchase from regions of the world where trading in such gemstones funds governments engaging in human rights violations. In a global business like jewelry, we feel that our commitment to community extends far beyond the local area that we directly serve and represent.

  • CARAT

    Carat weight is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs. A metric carat is defined as 200 milligrams. All else being equal, diamond prices increases with carat weight because larger diamonds are more rare and more desirable.
  • COLOR

    Diamonds are valued by how closely they approach colorlessness – the less color, the high the value, the more rare. GIA's color scale begins with D representing colorless, and continues increasing presence of color to Z for diamonds that appear light yellow or brown. Each letter grade has a clearly defined range of color. Diamonds are color graded by comparing them to master stones under a controlled environment. Many diamond color distinctions are so subtle they are invisible to the untrained eye, however, these slight differences make a very big difference in diamond quality and price.

  • CLARITY

    Diamond clarity refers to the absence of inclusions and blemishes. Clarity grades are based on number, size, relief or positions of the inclusions and blemishes that can be seen under 10X magnification. Inclusions and blemishes are the natural result of a diamonds formation deep within the earth under extreme pressure and heat. Diamonds without these "birthmarks" are very rare and rarity affects the value.
  • CUT

    The cut of a diamond is the factor that fuels a diamonds fire, sparkle and brilliance. Precise workmanship is required to cut a diamond so its proportion, symmetry and polish maximize it's beauty. The allure of a particular diamond depends on cut more than anything else. The quality of cut is crucial to a diamonds value, of all the 4 C's, cut is the most complex and technically difficult to assess.
  • SHAPE

    Here's a quick reference guide for the various diamond shapes:
    Diamond Shapes
  • SOCIAL AWARENESS

    SOCIAL AWARENESS

    Saettele Jewelers is committed to selling precious gemstones and diamonds that were mined through socially and environmentally responsible means. -we demand that all of our diamond suppliers have been purchased through legitimate "conflict free" sources.

    It is our policy to purchase loose gemstones that have been approved through the Kimberly Process. The Kimberly process is a joint governments, industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds – rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments. The Kimberley Process imposes extensive requirements on its members to enable them to certify shipments of rough diamonds as "conflict-free". Abiding by the rules and guidelines of the Kimberly Process insures that we never purchase from regions of the world where trading in such gemstones funds governments engaging in human rights violations. In a global business like jewelry, we feel that our commitment to community extends far beyond the local area that we directly serve and represent.

HOURS

Monday - 10:00-6:00
Tuesday - 10:00 - 6:00
Wednesday - 10:00 - 6:00
Thursday - 10:00 - 7:00
Friday - 10:00 - 6:00
Saturday - 10:00 - 5:00
Sunday  - closed




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Located at 279 Lamp & Lantern Village, Town & Country, MO 63017
Call Us 314-725-8182