About Mikaelians Jewelry

Welcome to Mikaelians Jewelry , where you'll find only the highest quality diamond engagement rings and fine jewelry along with outstanding customer service and professional guidance.

Quality, Value and Expert Advice are the cornerstones of our business, and we invite you to have a pleasant shopping experience and join our family of satisfied customers.

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Quality, Selection and Value

We offer you outstanding value by bringing you the greatest selection of fine jewelry directly from our network of manufacturers to your front door. Unlike most online jewelers, we bypass the middlemen in the traditional distribution channels, and pass on savings of 40-70% to our customers. Our industry partnerships guarantee that our customers receive the greatest selection of only the highest quality fine jewelry at below retail prices.

At Mikaelians Jewelry , our merchandise goes through an extensive quality control process, to ensure that our customers only receive jewelry of the highest quality. We're so confident about the quality of our jewelry, that we offer a 30-day return policy . In addition, we offer free shipping to anywhere in the United States.

Whether you order online or by phone, your purchase is secure, and your personal information will be kept confidential . Please read our customer feedbacks, to see what our customers are saying, and please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.

Expert Advice

Whether you are an experienced jewelry shopper, or need some assistance, we are confident you will find exactly what you are looking for, at a great value and of the highest quality. Our jewelry consultants are available seven days a week to help you find that perfect gift or piece of jewelry, with step by step guidance and professional advice.

Our extensive learning center features everything you need to know about jewelry, to ensure that you make the best buying decision. At Mikaelians Jewelry , you'll find all the information and professional assistance you need, to make your jewelry shopping experience a pleasant one, so you'll confidently make the right buying decision.



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Asked Questions
Diamond Shapes
Diamonds are natural crystals of varying size and shape formed in the earth over millions of years. The traditional round brilliant diamond, though the most popular diamond shape of all, is hardly the only one.
Round Brilliant Diamonds
This shape has set the standard for all other diamond shapes, and accounts for more than 75% of diamonds sold today. Its 58-facet cut, divided among its crown (top), girdle (widest part) and pavilion (base), is calibrated through a precise formula to achieve the maximum in fire and brilliance.
Oval Diamonds
An even, perfectly symmetrical design popular among women with small hands or short fingers. Its elongated shape gives a flattering illusion of length to the hand.
Marquise Diamonds
An elongated shape with pointed ends inspired by the fetching smile of the Marquise de Pompadour and commissioned by the Sun King, France's Louis XIV, who wanted a diamond to match it. It is gorgeous when used as a solitaire or when enhanced by smaller diamonds.
Pear Shaped Diamonds
A hybrid cut, combining the best of the oval and the marquise, it is shaped most like a sparkling teardrop. It also belongs to that category of diamond whose design most complements a hand with small or average-length fingers. It is particularly beautiful for pendants or earrings.
Heart Shaped Diamonds
This ultimate symbol of romance is essentially a pear-shaped diamond with a cleft at the top. The skill of the cutter determines the beauty of the cut. Look for a stone with an even shape and a well-defined outline.
Emerald Cut Diamond
This is a rectangular shape with cut corners. It is known as a step cut because its concentric broad, flat planes resemble stair steps. Since inclusions and inferior color are more pronounced in this particular cut, take pains to select a stone of superior clarity and color.
Princess Cut Diamond
This is a square or rectangular cut with numerous sparkling facets. It is a relatively new cut and often finds its way into solitaire engagement rings. Flattering to a hand with long fingers, it is often embellished with triangular stones at its sides. Because of its design, this cut requires more weight to be directed toward the diamond's depth in order to maximize brilliance. Depth percentages of 70% to 78% are not uncommon.
Trilliant Diamonds
This is a spectacular wedge of brittle fire. First developed in Amsterdam, the exact design can vary depending on a particular diamond's natural characteristics and the cutter's personal preferences. It may be a traditional triangular shape with pointed corners or a more rounded triangular shape with 25 facets on the crown, 19 facets on the pavilion, and a polished girdle. It is definitely for the adventurous.
Radiant Cut Diamonds
This square or rectangular cut combines the elegance of the emerald shape diamond with the brilliance of the round, and its 70 facets maximize the effect of its color refraction. Because of its design, this cut requires more weight to be directed toward the diamond's depth in order to maximize brilliance. Depth percentages of 70% to 78% are not uncommon.
Cushion Cut Diamond
An antique style of cut that looks like a cross between an Old Mine Cut (a deep cut with large facets that was common in the late 19th and the early 20th centuries) and a modern oval cut.


Diamond Carat

Carat, abbreviated "ct." is a measure of weight used for diamonds. One carat is equal to 1/5 of a gram (200 milligrams). Stones are measured to the nearest hundredth of a carat. A hundredth of a carat is also called a point. Thus a .10 carat stone can be called either 10 points, or 1/10 of a carat. Small stones like .05, and .10ct are most often referred to by point designations.

The carat, as a unit of weight, is derived from the carob seed which was used by early gem traders to weigh diamonds. Since a carat is a unit of measure and not size, two diamonds of the same carat weight may appear to be different sizes depending on how the diamond is cut.

Diamond Clarity

The Clarity Grading Scale developed by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), outlined below is the most widely accepted grading system in the world.

Grade Description
F Flawless. The diamond shows no inclusions or blemishes of any sort under 10X magnification when observed by an experienced grader.
IF Internally Flawless. The diamond has no inclusions when examined by an experienced grader using 10X magnification, but will have some minor blemishes.
VVS1, VVS2 Very, Very slightly included. The diamond contains very small inclusions that are difficult even for experienced graders to see under 10X magnification.
VS1, VS2 Very slightly included. The diamond contains small inclusions such as small crystals, clouds or feathers when observed with effort under 10X magnification.
SI1, SI2 Slightly included. The diamond contains inclusions (clouds, included crystals, knots cavities and feathers) that are noticeable under 10x magnification.
SI3 Slightly included. The diamond contains inclusions(possible large feathers or large crystrals) That are obsious under 10x magnification but not to the visible eye.
I1, I2, I3 Included. The diamond contains inclusions(possible large feathers or large crystrals) That are obsious under 10x magnification and visible to the naked eye.
Now you will ask "Which clarity grade should I choose"?
  Fl and IF are very rare diamonds and very expensive for the average person's pocket.
  VVS and VS are very good clarity diamonds but are still quite expensive.
  More affordable and very good choices are SI1, SI2, and I1 called also "eye-clean" because they have no inclusions visible to the naked eye.

Every diamond is unique and possesses its own individual natural characteristics referred to as inclusions and described as "nature's fingerprints". These inclusions, such as minerals or fractures, appear while diamonds are formed in the earth. They may look like tiny crystals, clouds or feathers. The number, size, color, nature and position of the inclusions determine the clarity of the diamond.

Diamond Color

Color refers to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Acting as a prism, a diamond can divide light into a spectrum of colors and reflect this light as colorful flashes called fire. Just as when looking through colored glass, color in a diamond will act as a filter, and will diminish the spectrum of color emitted. The less color in a diamond, the more colorful the fire and the better the color grade. Diamonds are assigned color grades by comparing them to diamonds with color grades which have been certified by the GIA as master color comparison diamonds. The GIA grades color alphabetically from D (totally colorless) to Z (yellow). See chart below:

Color differences are very subtle and it is very difficult to see the difference between say, an E and an F. Therefore, colors are graded under controlled lighting conditions and are compared to a master set for accuracy. When determining the color of a diamond, it is crucial to see the diamond unmounted.

Frequently Asked Questions

What  Is as an appraisal?
A diamond appraisal is the opinion of an individual appraiser as to the quality of a diamond and his/her opinion as to the monetary cost of replacing the stone. An appraisal is useful only as a tool for the insurance industry when a customer needs something replaced due to loss or theft. Appraisals are typically far above the actual retail cost of a diamond. A appraisel is issued by an independent laboratory that has had one or more staff members evaluate the the 4’c for its specific quality as well as the gold value. The appraisal certificate includes the listed retail value for authenticity and insurance purposes.

Do you provide gemological appraisal certificates for your products?
Yes we do provide gemological certificates for most of our products. The loose diamonds come with GIA, IGI, EGL, or AGS certificates.

What is the importance of a appraisel certificate?
A certificate assures all customers of a diamond's value and quality. The report gives a detailed enlisting of the key characteristics of each diamond which includes the 4C's and makes it almost impossible to falsify. The certificate marks the credibility of the stone under consideration.

Why does Exquisite Diamonds NY prefer a diamond with a certificate?
The gemological laboratories are essentially non-profit organizations, so the appraisle certificates they issue are not biased. Also, diamonds sent to the gemological laboratories for certification are examined by many different expert graders in the determination of exact quality. A certificate allows us, at Exquisite Diamonds NY to provide our clients with a certified, secured, and reliable shopping experience.

How do I know that the item I purchase is the one that I will receive?
Your purchase will arrive with an original certificate for every diamond purchase. Each product is checked and compared to its certificate by one of Exquisite Diamonds NY experts prior the shipment to ensure a match between the item and the certificate. You can either have your purchase appraised by a local jeweler or inspected for your piece of mind. If you are not satisfied with the appraisal of your purchase order you can return the item.


At Exquisite Diamonds NY, we understand how important the purchase of your diamond jewelry is. In order to assure you that you’re receiving the value and product you expect, we provide a grading report from a well-known and well-respected independent gemological laboratory. A complete listing of the stones quality and all attributes of the item are listed for you to see, before you buy.
A grading report may also include a diagram that “maps” the diamond's inclusions. Since each diamond is unique, the diagram acts like a fingerprint to identify that particular diamond. A diamond can be compared to its certificate to help you retrieve it if ever stolen.

It is important to note that a diamond grading report from most independent laboratories is NOT an appraisal, which estimates the monetary value of a particular item. It is simply an impartial, informed opinion made by an experienced gemologist as to the grade of the stone.

What do I look for in the quality of a diamond?
While making a diamond purchase, you need to keep in mind the 4C's- cut, color, clarity and carat- which are the key characteristics in a diamond. Generally the best quality diamonds are those with maximum brilliance which is determined by the cut of the diamond and no tinge of yellow in case of the regular colorless diamonds. The carat, that is the weight of the diamond, is most often a matter of personal tastes.

Which of the 4C's is the most important?
The first 4C's (carat, cut, color, clarity) are what determine the value and cost of a diamond. The thing to keep in mind is that everyone has a budget when buying a diamond. Quality must always be leveraged against quantity to keep your budget in line. It is not always easy to find a balance, but by understanding and paying attention to the things that establish price it will make it easier.

How can I be sure of the quality of your products?
Our aim is to achieve absolute customer satisfaction by providing the highest quality. With our on-staff gemologist and quality assurance department, you can rest assured that you are getting only the highest quality, best product.

What is a Carat? What is the difference between Carat and Karat?
A carat is 100 points in diamond weight. A carat is also 1/5th of a gram. It is also 1/14200th parts of an ounce. This is a very small unit of weight effecting price in a very big way. Karat, is the measure of gold purity. It has nothing to do with stone weight.

Carat Fractions and Their Decimal Equivalents:
This scale is recognized worldwide, but could vary plus or minus one point outside the USA.

We understand that you want to be part of the process throughout the order and delivery of your order. We always strive to provide you the best shopping experience possible. You will know the status of your order every step of the way – in real-time. We believe that it is important for us and you to know your order status from the moment your credit card is submitted for authorization and verification, to the arrival of your product at your doorstep.

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