Diamond Guide

Buying a diamond is a very personal experience. Diamonds can be bought to signify love, significant accomplishments, milestones in your life or that of a gift's recipient. Unlike when you buy clothing, electronics, or cars, the features of a diamond may not seem quite so obvious to you. We would like to change that. The more you know about your diamond jewelry, the more confident you will feel when making your diamond jewelry choices. Take a moment to learn more about the 4Cs and find out how they play an important role in making your diamond jewelry unique.
 



Shape

The shape of the diamond is often confused with the cut. Choose the shape that you like based on your style and you cannot go wrong. 

 Diamond Guide
 



Cut

The cut of a diamond determines its brilliance or sparkle. Each shape will be cut differently. Before a diamond is cut, the location of inclusions and flaws, the natural coloration, and the original shape of the rough stone are studied extensively. The stone facets are then mapped out and cut in a way that maximizes size, shape, and clarity. For optimal light performance, you will want a diamond that is cut neither too shallow nor too deep.

Diamond Cuts
 



Color

Diamonds are graded based on the amount of color they do or do not possess. The scale runs from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow). An absolutely colorless diamond is rare and therefore very valuable.

Diamond Color Scale
 



Clarity

A diamond is distinguished by its natural characteristics, just as a person would be noted for her blue eyes or his brown hair. Notated as a diamond's clarity, these characteristics can be present on the surface (blemishes) or within the stone (inclusions). The clarity is judged by the number and types of these characteristics and is designated using a scale that runs from Fl, defined as flawless, to I3, defined as inclusions visible with the naked eye. A flawless diamond is truly rare.

Diamond Guide Clarity Scale
 

FL Diamonds
Flawless: No internal or external flaws.

IF Diamonds
Internally Flawless: No internal flaws.

VVS1, VVS2 Diamonds
Very, Very Slightly included: Very difficult to see inclusions with 10x magnification.

VS1, VS2 Diamonds
Very Slightly Included: Inclusions are visible under 10x magnification to a skilled grader.

SI1, SI2 Diamonds
Slightly Included: Inclusions are visible under 10x magnification and may be visible with the unaided eye.

I1, I2, I3 Diamonds
Included: Inclusions are visible with the unaided eye.
 



Carat Weight

The unit of measure used for the weight of a diamond is the carat. As a matter of reference, a carat is equivalent to .2 grams or .007 of an ounce. Carat weight can also be divided further by using points. There are 100 points in one carat. So a 1/4 (.25) carat stone can also be expressed as 25 points and mean exactly the same thing. When comparing two diamonds, please note that just because one is twice the carat weight of the other does not mean that it will appear to be twice the size.

Diamond Guide Carat Scale
 

Adventure awaits you, on a journey you’ll go.

You’ll travel quite far, going to and fro.

Excitement, new places, and fun can be yours.

If you but discover and agree to explore!

 

Twelve priceless treasures are there for the seeking.

Find one, find all…they’re yours for the keeping.

But hurry real fast, seek high and seek low.

Your treasure awaits you, so off you GO!

 

CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO EXPLANATION

Ahoy, mateys…today is the day! 

Let’s get th’ rules of ye hunt out of the way.

·         Please follow social distancing guidelines, complete with mask and eye-patch, plus keeping yer distance from other pirates. 

·         Please be respectful when entering any place of business. Scurry on your way before they close for th’ day.

·         But most of all… ENJOY TH’ HUNT!  Make memories, take pictures and share on social.

 

Pick one of th’ 12 clues, follow it through, collect the complete combination, you’ll be glad that ye do!  Ye’ll be on the hunt to crack th’ combination of the Bullock’s treasure chest!  Most of th’ locations ye’ll find round ‘bout th’ ole Main street or jus' off th' beaten path. 

 

Be sure th' clue number yer workin' on be th' same clue yer askin' fer, otherwise yer searchin' will lead ye to a dead end.

 The first two digits are:

5  7

At each location, ye’ll receive ye next clue. Be on the lookout for the treasure chest at the first location ONLY to make sure you’re at the right spot. Ye MUST ASK th’ clerk if they ‘ave the clue number ye’re lookin’ fer.

Once ye have all 4-digits of th’ combination, text 575-622-7451 with the complete code and a picture of th’ final clue location.  If ye arrive to a location and ye cannot find th’ final clue, chances are ye mates need to walk th’ plank or move a wee faster on th’ rest.

 

Be sure to follow Bullock’s Jewelry on social media for updates on treasures that have been found. (Click Here)

 

And ye’re off!

 

 

1.      Pirates work hard t' get all th' jewels, t' find this clue, go where coffee brews. 

 

2.      Don’t go t' sleep while walkin' around, yer clue’s at a galleon where mattresses are found.

 

3.      Yo ho, me lovelies! Here be a clue: Fer all thin's aliens 'n everythin' outer space, be th' first t' solve this clue 'n win th' race.

 

4.      Yer off mateys!  Yer next clue be: If ye were real pirates, yea’d sail th' seven seas; fer eatin' BBQ chicken, yea’d go t' one of these.

 

5.       Findin' this clue doesn't require speakin' Italian, visit this bistro 'n brin' yer battalion.

 

6.      Whether yea’ve been abducted or jus' visitin', this out o' this world experience be jus' th' thin'.

 

7.      Sea-lovin' crews 'ave a hard time walkin' a straight line, aft visitin' this establishment 'n drinkin' too much ____________.

 

8.      Stayin' up late, leaves pirates nah so perky, visit this shop, 'n be sure t' eat lots o' ____________.

 

9.      Aft a long voyage, pirates needs t' hit th' tub, this shop has wha' they needs fer a good scrub.

 

10.  Anne Bonny was a fearsome female pirate that furiously ruled th' seven seas. She wore pirate clothes but nah from th' seventies.

 

11.  Gettin' new shirts, boots, 'n hats may come in handy, once pirates hit th' landy.

 

12.  Pirates bury booty, famers bury seeds… both hold a harvest fer when ye be in needs.

 

13.  BONUS!!!!
For the 
GRAND bonus treasure, should ye be brave enough (er crazy enough) to try:

 

Avast, me hearties, a treasure ye want?

Then a riddle for the greatest treasure,

To round out yer hunt.

 

Ye and yer fellow inquisitors

Must find the four unearthly visitors,

Take pictures with each,

Then be the first to send to us all four,

And claim the treasure ye adore!

 

One – Y’ll shout Gloria

At a visitor’s hat on Victoria.

 

Two – a colorful lot of three

Copying on a broadside y’ll see.

 

Three – a blue eyed scallywag takin’ evasion,

From a flyin’ green invasion.

 

Four – a group with shears

For shaggy pirates far and near.

 

All visitors be spotted downtown.

Find ‘em first and take the crown!

 

Send yer 4 pictures in a bottle (i.e. Text them)

To the big pirate ship (i.e. our phone 575-622-7451)

Before th’ sun sinks below the horizon! 

 

 

All ye prizes can be picked up on Monday, October 26th between 1-5:30pm.