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Lifetime Craftsmanship Guarantee

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Lifetime Craftsmanship Guarantee


You want to be able to reach for your much-loved jewelry ten, twenty, fifty years from now – even longer. And you will. We can guarantee our jewelry is free from defects in materials and craftsmanship for the life of the jewelry. We will replace or repair any purchase found to be defective at no cost to you. This guarantee does not include normal wear and tear.

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100% money back guarantee

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100% money back guarantee


If you're not happy with the jewelry you've selected or received as a gift you can return it no questions asked. Merchandise in original condition may be returned for refund or exchange within 30 days of purchase with original receipt, unless marked otherwise. Any merchandise ordered, custom made, or altered at the customer's request is not returnable.

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Lifetime Diamond trade back

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Lifetime Diamond trade back


Love grows over time and your diamond can too! When you’re ready to upgrade, we’ll give you full retail credit toward another diamond of greater value.

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Complimentary Ring Sizing

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Complimentary Ring Sizing


To keep your ring lustrous year after year, we will replate all white gold jewelry annually at no charge. Avg retail value $75 per plating. If the initial size of your jewelry is wrong we will size your purchase one time at no cost regardless of when it was purchased. Please note some items are not sizeable.

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Lifetime Clean, Polish and Appraisals

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Lifetime Clean, Polish and Appraisals


Let it Shine, Let it Shine! Rumanoff's will clean, inspect and polish your jewelry at no cost for the life of your purchase. Average retail value: $30 per clean, polish and inspection. It is important to insure your fine jewelry against loss, but its value can increase over time as the value of diamonds and precious metals change. Rumanoff's will provide a free appraisal every five years so you can keep your policy up to date. Average retail value: $125 per appraisal.

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Over 80 years in Business

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Over 80 years in Business


At Rumanoff's Fine Jewelry, our family feels especially blessed to be in business since 1938, and to be considered New Haven County's most respected jewelry store. For four generations, we have seen the industry change but embrace our ability to adapt and look forward. We continue to strive to bring you an outstanding selection of jewelry, diamonds and watches, and second-to-none service in our uniquely comfortable and modern chic family atmosphere. Stop in and experience all that Rumanoff's Fine Jewelry has to offer. We look forward to earning your trust.

The Cost of Diamonds

The Cost of Diamonds at Rumanoff's Jewelers


When you're looking to buy a loose diamond for your engagement ring setting, you'll find that there are thousands of options available. More than the shape of your preferred diamond, there are many other traits that even set two diamonds of the same shape apart. Small alterations of these traits can radically alter the price of the stone -- something you'll want to keep in mind when you start your search for the perfect diamond. So, with this information in mind, how can you accurately gauge the cost of diamonds when you go shopping for one?

Here at Rumanoff's Fine Jewelry, we get that question all the time and we can understand how tricky it is. This guide is here to help give you an idea of what costs what in the world of diamonds.

The 4 C's of Diamond Grading

The most important factor that determines the cost of a diamond is the interplay of the 4 C's: cut, color, clarity, and carat. When a diamond maxes out all four of these categories, it can command a premium due to the rarity of such stones. Fortunately for women who have a budget in mind, if you have a preferred trait in diamonds, you can minimize the other C's in favor of that one.

For instance, if you've always had your heart set on having a flawless, crystal-clear diamond, you may be willing to settle for a stone that's a little smaller. If you've always wanted a big, glitzy diamond, it may be acceptable for it to have some yellow tones. Remember that the 4 C's affect a fifth "C" -- cost.

Is Fluorescence Important?

"Fluorescence" refers to the way a diamond glows under a black light. While this may seem pretty inconsequential (since we don't live in an environment where we can see UV light), the inner structures that lead to the fluorescence can alter the diamond's visible quality.

If a diamond has extremely strong fluorescence under UV light, it will appear milky to the eye. That blurriness inside the diamond impairs the fire and glitter of the stone, causing it to appear dull compared to an equivalent stone with low fluorescence. If you're looking to save some money, you may prefer looking for a diamond that's clean to the eye but displays some fluorescence.

Why the Shape of the Diamond Matters

While shape is an intensely personal choice, it does affect the price of a diamond. What many women don't know is that their favorite shape may also be the most expensive! Two factors are at play here: First, demand. Certain shapes are more popular, so they can command a higher price. Second, waste. Imagine a piece of dough. You can cut more square- and rectangle-shaped cookies out of that dough than round ones.

The analogy works the same way for gem-quality diamonds cut from rough diamond crystals. When you're looking for a diamond, remember that emerald-, oval-, and Asscher-cut diamonds are the most affordable per carat; marquise-, pear-, and heart-cut diamonds are the most costly.

About Fancy Colored Diamonds

This may not be a factor for you if you're choosing a white diamond, but when diamonds have rich, visible color, they're called "fancy," and generally cost more than comparable white diamonds.

However, if you're interested in having some surprising color in your engagement ring, remember that rarity is directly proportional to the cost of diamonds that are fancy. That means that brown (or champagne, or cognac) diamonds, yellow diamonds, and grey diamonds are comparable to white diamonds in price. You should expect to pay a premium, if you can even find, gem-quality blue, purple, green, pink, orange, and violet diamonds.

Visit Rumanoff's Fine Jewelry to Browse Our Diamond Inventory

If you've got your heart set on a particular diamond, get in touch with our team at Rumanoff's Fine Jewelry. We're always available to help match our customers with the diamond of their dreams! Get in touch by calling us at (203) 230-1199, or visit our showroom in Hamden, Connecticut today!

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