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Come in this Saturday!

In case you are in the Altoona area this weekend, be sure to stop in to Kranich’s Jewelers before you head over to the ballpark for Pints for Pets. We have a huge clearance sale going on with prices designed to move the product. We have to get the old product out to make room for the new jewelry coming in from our spring orders.

For more on any specific piece offered at Kranich’s Jewelers, visit Kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.

It’s Raining It’s Pouring

A flood of savings is coming! With all of the rain and melting snow, don’t let that keep you from the beautiful jewelry that we have here at Kranich’s Jewelers. This weekend you can take advantage of great prices on everything from our designer lines, gorgeous diamond earrings, jewelry for him and a full line of designer watches. It might be cold and rainy outside, but it’s always warm and inviting here at Kranich’s Jewelers. Stop by any of our four locations for savings that won’t be beat! And if you are really worried about going out in the rain, visit us at Kranichs.com!

Have a great weekend everybody!

For questions about any specific piece offered at Kranich’s Jewelers, visit Kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.

Designer Diamond Wedding Sets at Kranich’s Jewelers

Here at Kranich’s Jewelers, we are all proud to offer a wide selection of designer diamond mountings that are perfect for any jewelry taste. We are especially proud of our line of designer wedding sets. We offer matching engagement rings and wedding bands that have the same look and feel of the major designers, but with a price that you can only get from Kranich’s.

Stop in to one of our stores or visit Kranichs.com to see our entire selection of Affordable Diamond Bridals. We are constantly adding new styles so we are sure that you will find the perfect combination for your wedding day.

For questions about our affordable diamond bridal sets or for more on any specific piece offered at Kranich’s Jewelers, visit Kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.

Designer Style by Ritani

It is another busy day here in the Kranich’s offices. I did however discover this little video from our friends over at Ritani. Don’t forget that we carry all of the designer lines that Ritani has to offer which include the Romantique, Bella Vita, Royal Crown, Endless Love, Ritani Setting, Masterwork, The Men’s line, the new Anadarè collection, and this spring, the newest collection, Floral by Ritani.

For questions about designer jewelry from Ritani.  or for more on any specific piece offered at Kranich’s Jewelers, visit Kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.

Floral By Ritani Has Us Thinking Spring

Just one day after Punxsutawney Phil predicted another 6 weeks of winter, the talented designers at Ritani have us thinking of Spring. In a press release on February 3rd, Ritani announced the debut of their new designer line, Floral by Ritani, described as being inspired by the uniquely special moment when true love blossoms and begins to grow. All of us here at Kranichs are pleased to offer Floral by Ritani when it becomes available this spring, as well as the rest of the gorgeous designer collections from Ritani.

The alluring designs are available in beautiful diamond engagement rings as well as diamond pendants, and earrings all with the unmistakable floral pattern. Help us welcome the new Floral by Ritani collection to Kranichs Jewelers. We are sure that you will love it just as much as the rest of the timeless collections by Ritani including Endless Love, Ritani Setting, Romantique, Bella Vita and Anadare.

For questions about the new Floral by Ritani collection or for more on any specific piece from Kranich’s Jewelers, visit Kranichs.com or call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to help you.

How Much is my Diamond Ring Worth? That’s a Good Question!

Ritani RingBefore you purchase a new diamond ring, anniversary ring, or engagement ring, you should have an idea of what you’re searching for, and some idea of how not to be fooled by a convincing fake! Kranich’s Jewelers would like to introduce you to the ‘Four C’s’ of diamond selection, a handy guide to valuing diamonds and telling them apart from synthetic stones!

The ‘Four C’s’ represent: color, clarity, cut, and carat weight, and these are the four value factors that professional gemologists and jewelers use to describe stones. These four factors, when taken together, provide a rough estimate of a stone’s value.

‘Color’ represents the letter value that is ascribed to the color the diamond bears before it is set. All diamonds contain microscopic discolorations that can be seen by a professional gemologist. The better the letter, the better the overall color of the gem. Values of D, E, and F are for diamonds that are virtually colorless. G, H, and I are for diamonds that are very nearly colorless, while K, L, and M represent gems with a slight tint, grades N, O, P, Q, and R being fairly tinted, usually a slight yellowish color, and lastly, grades S through Z being used for diamonds that are noticeably tinted, so much so the discoloration can be seen by the naked eye.

Cubic zirconia, moissanite, and other diamond replicas will frequently be unnaturally clear and colorless. Grown in a lab setting, these stones are not subject to the same imperfections that natural diamonds from the earth are.

‘Clarity’ represents the overall integrity of the gem, or in other words, how free of scratches, chips, interior cracks, or other flaws, all known as inclusions, it is. Most such flaws are only visible through a gemologists’ scope or other looking device such as a jewelers’ loupe. Clarity is an important factor, even if you can’t tell the difference between a clear and unclear gem at a glance, and the clearer the diamond, the more it’s worth. You should be carefully to know the flaws your diamond has, because each one is a possible weak spot on the diamond to be mindful of.

Replica or simulated diamonds will likewise be unnaturally free of such internal and external flaws. Real diamonds are created under extreme pressure and heat that leaves scars; simulants are created in laboratories under precise and controlled conditions.

‘Cut’ is possibly the most subjective to your diamond’s monetary value, but for many people it’s the most important when determining personal value. The fashion in which the diamond has been shaped is its cut, and you probably know many of them by familiar names like ‘princess’, ‘heart’, ’emerald-cut’, ‘pear’, ‘round brilliant’, ‘cushion’, ‘marquise’ and so on. While a poor cut can negatively effect the value of a diamond overall, a well-crafted shape does little to affect the price of the gem. Still, various cuts mean different things or bear different significance to different people, and has a lot of bearing on what stones are purchased or passed on. Another more important component of the cut of a diamond is it’s ability to reflect light. The more optimum the facets of a diamond are, the more sparkle and fire is generated while the light is reflected back out of the stone. It will cause the diamond to dance in the light, therefore be much more eye appealing and noticeable. Conversely, a poorly cut diamond will appear dead and lifeless.

Imitation diamonds frequently receive the same cuts as the genuine article, though a sloppy cut can be indicative of a stone of lesser value. However, this is the hardest factor by which to judge a stone on sight.

‘Carat’, lastly, is a simple expression of how much the diamond weighs. Obviously, the larger and heavier the diamond, the more monetary value it has. One carat is equal to 1/5 of a gram. Generally you will find that larger diamonds vastly out value their smaller cousins, as larger diamonds are rare and, thus, more in demand. In fact, one large diamond is frequently worth double, triple, or many times over more than its’ equivalent carat weight in smaller diamonds, and the price goes up exponentially the larger the diamonds get!

Thanks to replica stones being relatively cheap, they can be created in large sizes and sold for prices anywhere from fair to drastically overinflated, in such cases as they are being passed off as genuine. Use your common sense; if a diamond seems too big to be as cheap as it’s being sold for, chances are good it’s not a real diamond at all!

Naturally, the only way to be completely sure how much your diamond ring is worth is to take it to be valued by a certified gemologist or AGS Jeweler, who will consider all of these factors when judging the value of your stone and be able to tell you definitively if your stone is a genuine diamond. Alternatively, if you’re still looking for that perfect, gem, shop in confidence with Kranich’s Jewelers and be assured to get a clear, brilliant, well-cut diamond at a value price!


To learn more or for questions about any specific piece, please call 888.944.4575 and we will be happy to assist you.