• Frequently asked questions about Lab Diamonds VS. Mined Diamonds

    Nature-formed and lab-created diamonds are chemically exactly the same. Any type of diamond you decide to purchase, I recommend seeing it in person before you buy — and picking the stone that speaks to you personally.
  • What is a Hearts and Arrows Diamond?

    Hearts and Arrows diamonds are precision-cut round diamonds. Arrows are visible from the top of the diamond, and hearts are visible when the diamond is face-down. The arrows in a well-cut diamond can be seen even without using a special tool.
  • What is Moissanite?

      Moissanite is made of the mineral silicon carbide. Strong covalent bonding holds the crystalline structure together, similar to diamonds. Moissa...
  • What is retipping, and why do I need it?

    In a large number of jewelry pieces, the valuable diamonds and gemstone are held in place with prongs. With wear, the tops of these prongs can b...
  • What is the best setting for a solitaire diamond?

    Prong setting!  prongs are made up of small strips of metal and they form a basket-like to hold the center stone. Once the stone is seated inside ...
  • Does Elzom provide a jewelry appraisal for insurance purposes?

    At ELZOM I provide a complimentary jewelry appraisal with every purchase of a diamond ring. That describes the item of jewelry being valued and then gives a value that the item should be insured for.
  • What does a jewelry stamp mean?

    What does 750 indicate? How we should know the percentage of pure gold in our jewelry based on the stamps?
  • Should I buy platinum or white gold?

    Platinum vs. White gold: which one is more durable? which one is cheaper? How they make white gold?
  • Gemstone of the Month

    Which month were you born and I'll tell you what your birthstone is! I'd be happy to make a custom piece with your birthstone.
  • Type of Cut for Gemstones

    How does the Faceted, Cabochon, mixed cut stones look like? Why do we cut some gems into Faceted?

  • Terminology

    What's the definition of a Jewel? What types of stone are synthetic?