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The Truth About Lab Diamonds

It’s becoming more and more common for lab grown diamonds to be chosen as an alternative to natural diamonds. Some people prefer a lab grown diamond for reasons ranging from lower costs to believing they are purchasing a product that is more ethical. However, much of the population still isn’t completely sure what the true […]

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Nelson Estate Jewelers Voted Best of East Valley 2019!

The East Valley Tribune  has announced the results for the “Best of the Best 2019,” which included the entire East Valley (Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler). Nelson Estate Jewelers is honored to have been awarded First Place for both Best Jewelry Store and Best New Business. They also managed to secure the 2nd place spot for Best […]

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Lab Diamonds vs. Natural Diamonds

David Nelson, Owner of Nelson Estate Jewelers, on AZTV Channel 7’s Daily Mix with Pat McMahon discusses the difference between lab made diamonds and natural diamonds, and why it should matter to consumers.  https://youtu.be/q7JCwZb-7tM Lab made diamonds seem to be increasing in popularity as another alternative to natural diamonds, right alongside moissanite. While lab made […]

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Certified Diamonds: How is it Done & Who Can Do it?

If you’re considering purchasing diamond jewelry as an investment, it’s essential to make sure you educate yourself before shopping around. The goal is to buy a piece that is not only beautiful, but high quality as well. Plus, you want to make sure you aren’t overpaying for your new piece otherwise your potential investment becomes […]

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Selling Your Gold: How to Know When the Time is Right

Do you have a stash of gold you’re hanging on to? Whether it’s your collection of gold coins, old unwanted jewelry, or something you have recently inherited, it all has value. But, how do know when to sell your gold for the highest value? Figuring out where to sell your gold is one thing but […]

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Rubies & Sapphires: One and the Same?

You may have not heard the word Corundum before, but chances are you know exactly what it is! In fact, it’s actually a pretty common rock-forming mineral.  Most people are familiar with corundum, but only know it by its common names: “ruby” and “sapphire.” When it comes down to the chemical composition and the scientific […]

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Nelson Estate Jewelers Voted Best of Mesa 2019 by East Valley Tribune!

The results are in from the East Valley Tribune for “Best of Mesa 2019!” Within their first year of business, Nelson Estate Jewelers managed to secure the first place spot for Best Jewelry Store and Best New Business, as well as 3rd place for Best Customer Service! When it came to Best Jewelry Store, Nelson […]

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Men’s Wedding Band Options: Comparing Popular Metals

Selecting a wedding band seems as if it should be pretty straightforward. However, many people may be unaware of the various metal options, or what the differences are. Choosing a metal that is suitable for you and your lifestyle is essential when it comes to something you plan to wear for the rest of your […]

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What Exactly is Estate, Vintage, and Antique Jewelry?

Nelson Estate Jewelers specializes in fine vintage, antique and estate pieces and engagement rings. While they also offer more modern styles, full custom designs, and designer closeout pieces, they find that there are many clients who seek estate, vintage, or antique engagement rings, but oftentimes there are blurred lines on what that means to them […]