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Diamonds Usually Have a Slight Tint of Yellow

As you are likely aware a true colorless diamond is quite rare.  Most diamonds have a slight tint of yellow.    In most case we don’t  see the color until the tint of yellow becomes pronounced.   Each of us see color differently.   What appears to be a diamond with a slight tint of yellow for one […]

Brown Diamonds

In 1985 production from the Argyle Mine in Australia took the international diamond market by storm. Suddenly there was a large supply of brown tinted diamonds entering the supply chain. This created a problem. Prior to this event most of the diamonds bought and sold in the market had a tint of yellow. The few […]

Laney’s Serving the Williamsburg Community Since 1980!

Laney's Diamonds & Jewelry

Laney’s is a full service jewelry store.  We are members of the American Gem Society.  We are open Tues. – Fri.  11AM-6PM and Saturday 11AM-5PM.   5121 Center Street, Suite 103, Williamsburg, VA  (757) 229-7333. Our Services [unordered_list style=”tick”] Custom Jewelry Design Jewelry Repair Watch Repair Gemstone Cutting and Polishing Insurance Loss Replacement Bead and Pearl […]

Cobalt Wedding Bands Pros and Cons

Cobalt is a bright white metal that is harder and subsequently more scratch resistant that platinum, gold or silver. Only tungsten bands will be harder and more scratch resistance. A cobalt ring is truly white in color. !4 karat white gold, sterling silver, platinum, tungsten and titanium will all age slightly and appear slightly different […]

Colored Stones Still Sizzling

Colored stones are still sizzling! The universe of colored gemstones is endlessly fascinating. For centuries, nearly every culture has held the belief that colored gemstones possess magical powers or the ability to provide the wearer with special attributes and protections or healing properties. This way of thinking has motivated the world of fashion. Natural gemstone […]