What is 18kt Gold?

What is 18kt goldWhat is 18kt gold?  I get this question sometimes from customers who are trying to decide which metal to choose for their piece of fine jewelry. Here is what I usually say when asked what is 18kt gold. 18kt gold consists of 75% pure gold mixed with other alloys to make up the remainder balance (copper or silver for example). You get the 75% because 24kt is pure gold (18/24 giving you 0.75 or 75%).

14kt gold is 58% gold with the balance consisting of other alloys. 18kt is a more pure gold than 14kt and therefore can be a bit softer than 14kt gold. To me, 18kt yellow gold has a richer feel than 14kt yellow gold since it has a higher pure gold percentage. 18kt gold jewelry should be stamped with 18kt, 18k, or some similar variation. It could also be stamped 750 or 0.75 referring to it being 75% pure gold. This stamping is most commonly on the inside shank of the ring or on a clasp for a necklace for example. 18kt gold is quite often the metal chosen for jewelry including engagement rings and wedding rings. If you have questions or need advice as to which metal is right for you, please do not hesitate to call on us.  Happy shopping!


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Save 10% on Select Jewelry for Our Final Holiday Sale

holiday sale debebians jewelryIt’s time for our final holiday sale! Starting today, save 10% on select jewelry that is guaranteed to arrive before Christmas. We are offering 10% off of diamond stud earrings, gemstone stud earrings, and solitaire pendants (certified diamond jewelry excluded). Use coupon code HOLIDAY10 during checkout to collect your savings.

These gifts are perfect for any holiday or occasion and can be gifted to a woman of any age. Please browse our entire collection to see available styles, carat weights, and gemstone types.


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Favorite Diamond Station Necklaces

A classic diamond necklace is simply elegant and can be worn and enjoyed forever. A diamond station necklace is timeless and can be made with countless variations. We are currently offering 10% off of station necklaces with coupon code SPARKLE10, but this sale event ends tomorrow on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. I wanted to share a few of our newest diamond station necklaces to showcase the range of designs that we currently carry.

1. Handmade Diamond Necklace with Thick Cable

Handmade Diamond Necklace with Thick CableThis necklace can be made in your choice of 16 inches or 18 inches. The necklace is made from 14 karat yellow gold and will feature six round brilliant cut diamonds expertly set into handmade bezels. This necklace has a thick cable chain.

2. Delicate Handmade 16-Diamond Necklace

Delicate Handmade 16-Diamond NecklaceIn contrast, this necklace features a much more delicate chain made from 14 karat white gold with yellow gold bezels. The necklace has a length of 24 inches, making it ideal to be worn alone or layered with other necklaces. This necklace features sixteen round brilliant white diamonds.

3. 36″ Handmade Rose Gold Diamond Rolo Necklace

Handmade Rose Gold Diamond Rolo NecklaceMade with a 14 karat rose gold rolo chain, this necklace is set with fifty F-G color VS clarity diamonds. The chain is 36 inches and can be worn long or doubled up for a layered look. As with all of our station necklaces, we make each bezel by hand to ensure the security of the diamonds.


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Holiday Gifts Under $1,000

Here at deBebians, we specialize in fine jewelry in all budgets.  With Christmas around the corner, I wanted to highlight some awesome fine jewelry gifts, each under $1,000. You don’t need to break the bank when it comes to buying a Christmas gift for your loved one when you shop at deBebians.com.

Here are a few of my personal favorites under $1,000:

  1. Cursive Monogram Pendant
    Cursive Monogram PendantIf you’ve read any of my blogs, you know that I basically love anything that is monogrammed!  This 14kt yellow gold cursive monogram pendant is the perfect personalized Christmas gift. Currently retailing for $290, you can’t go wrong.  Remember that the first initial of the last name is the center larger initial. Call if you need assistance with the order of the letters to appear in this monogram pendant.
  2. Gold Heart Necklace with Diamonds
    Gold Heart Necklace with DiamondsThe picture does not do this heart diamond necklace justice! This pave heart diamond pendant features approximately 0.20cttw of hand set round brilliant cut diamonds. Current retail price is only $735. Believe me, she’ll love this sweet pave heart diamond necklace!
  3. Diamond Trinity Ring
    Diamond Trinity RingWhat about a set of diamond rolling rings. This set of rolling rings features 12 round brilliant cut diamonds set into three bands. This diamond trinity ring is the perfect right hand ring. Current retail price is $945.  She will love this ring and it’s the ideal stocking stuffer!

Remember that when you are shopping for a piece of jewelry for Christmas, deBebians has many fabulous pieces available for less than $1,000. We even have a section $500 and less. Click here to view. If you need assistance with a Christmas gift, do not hesitate to call on us! Happy shopping and Happy Holidays!


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Does Platinum Scratch Easily?

Platinum Pros and ConsPlatinum is a very good material for jewelry. All jewelry will scratch and when platinum does it actually dents and dings verses scratching. Gold and other metals will scratch and the metal will wear over time. Platinum will wear, but at a much slower rate.

Pros:

  • Platinum is a pure white metal and therefore does not need to be (rhodium) plated to make the product appear white.
  • Scratches can be removed or reduced by a professional jeweler by polishing out the scratches.
  • The material actually dents and dings versus scratching.
  • Platinum will last a lot longer than gold
  • For clients who have a nickel allergy, we always recommend platinum. Platinum is a hypoallergenic and we have not heard of anyone with an allergy to platinum.

Cons:

  • It’s a softer material and with jewelry trends going towards very delicate pieces especially rings, one has to be very careful when it comes to platinum. Very delicate rings in platinum can bend and cause micro pave’ diamonds to fall out.
  • Due to the softer material, platinum can show a patina easier than gold.

All metals have pros and cons, but in my professional opinion, I would recommend platinum for engagement rings and wedding bands. All metals, gold, platinum, silver, titanium etc will show signs of wear. Don’t necessarily be scared off from buying platinum jewelry just because you think it may scratch… all metals will.


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Last Minute Holiday Gifts from deBebians

If you’re looking for great deals on last minute, look no further than deBebians. We have a great selection of fine jewelry that can be manufactured in a flash. These jewelry items can be found on our Last Minute Gift Guide, but I wanted to share a few of my favorites that will be a welcome surprise for any woman.

1. Diamond Stud Earrings

White Gold Diamond Stud EarringsDiamond earrings are a staple piece of jewelry for a woman of any age. We can manufacture the earrings in your needed carat weight and metal type. Our earrings come with your choice of three backings. Diamond stud earrings can easily be worn for any occasion as well as dressed up or dressed down.

2. Morganite Solitaire Pendant

Morganite Solitaire PendantA necklace is always a lovely gesture due to its simplicity and elegance. We have a beautifully crafted collection of solitaire necklaces, including gemstone and diamond options. This necklace features a round cut morganite in 6.5mm or 9mm.

3. Gemstone Stud Earrings

Blue Sapphire StudsWe also have gemstone stud earrings in a variety of stone options. These earrings are incredibly affordable and are a great way to add a pop of color to anyone’s jewelry collection.


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Jewelry Stocking Stuffers for Her

It’s time to get your holiday shopping done! deBebians has a huge selection of fine jewelry that is perfect for the upcoming holidays! We have a few different holiday sales that will be taking place over the next couple of weeks, so we highly recommend checking out our Holiday Sale Page. Below are a few great options that are currently on sale at deBebians.

1. 5 Stone Diamond and Sapphire Ring

September Birthstone Ring 1.00cttwOur five stone rings can feature diamonds, gemstones, or alternating diamonds and gemstones. I wanted to share this 5 stone blue sapphire and diamond ring because it features G-H color SI clarity diamonds and AAA quality blue sapphires. This setting can be manufactured in a shared prong or a u-prong (shown) setting in the desired metal type and finger size. This 1.00 cttw ring is versatile and can be worn alone or next to an engagement ring. It is a great way to add a pop of color to your bridal set.

2. Handmade Infinity Twist Diamond Necklace

Handmade Infinity Twist Diamond NecklaceThe chain of this diamond station necklace is unique and features an infinity twist design. The diamonds are surrounded by white gold, handmade bezels, while the chain is made from 14 karat yellow gold. We use F-G color VS clarity diamonds that weigh collectively approximately 1.50 cttw. This delicate necklace is perfect for dressing up, dressing down, or layering with other necklaces.

3. Marquise and Round Diamond Laurel Eternity Ring

Marquise and Round Diamond Laurel Eternity RingThis is one of our most popular eternity ring styles. The ring features marquise cut diamonds and round brilliant cut accent diamonds. This ring resembles the look of a wreath or a laurel. The diamonds go the entire way around the ring and can be made in your choice of precious metal.


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deBebians Holiday Best Sellers

It’s officially December and our Holiday sales are in full swing! Currently you can save huge on diamond eternity rings, gemstone eternity rings, five stone rings, diamond station necklaces and gemstone station necklaces. We have items in all price ranges and qualities so you will absolutely find what you are looking for.

Here are a few best sellers you may want to consider…

  1. Single Row Diamond Pave Eternity Band U Setting
    Single Row Diamond Pave Eternity Band U SettingThis classic 2mm u pave diamond eternity ring can be worn alone or you can stack it up alongside rings you already own. At around $1200, this hand set pave diamond ring won’t break the bank.
  2. Diamond Russian Wedding Ring
    Diamond Russian Wedding RingRolling rings are an awesome idea for a right hand ring. Choose this ring and put it in her stocking for Christmas morning! She’ll be so happy you did!
  3. Diamonds by the Inch Necklace
    Diamonds by the Inch NecklaceA classic diamond station necklace is the perfect gift for the Holidays. I chose this one with 7 round diamonds because each diamond is 0.10ct.  Our G-H color and SI clarity diamonds are white and 100% eye clean so you don’t need to upgrade to our VS quality unless you really want.  This is an everyday kind of necklace and I bet she’ll never take it off. 🙂
  4. One Carat Five Stone Round Diamond Band
    One Carat Five Stone Round Diamond BandMaybe she’s hinted at an anniversary ring. Our 5 stone diamond ring is the ultimate anniversary ring.  I chose this one because it features 1.00cttw round diamond cut diamonds in this 5 stone ring.

Be sure to take advantage of our incredible sales this Holiday season. Click here for more details on the dates sale are running, coupon codes you can apply during checkout and much more.  Shop early and beat the rush! Happy shopping!


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Save 10% on Select Jewelry for deBebians Holiday Sales

box-2953722_1920Our holiday sale season has arrived! We are offering 10% on select jewelry items for a limited time. Our holiday sale events start tomorrow. You may preview all of our sale events by browsing our Holiday Sales Page. We carry a wide collection of jewelry that is perfect to give for any special occasion or holiday.

We are also thrilled to announce that we have extended our loose Forever One Moissanite sale by popular demand! You can save 50% on our loose Forever One Moissanite from Charles & Colvard (no coupon necessary).

Need assistance in selecting the perfect gift this holiday season? Contact one of our deBebians jewelry experts for assistance or browse our curated Jewelry Gift Guides.


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