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Diamonds and other gemstones are weighed in metric carats: one carat is equal to 0.2 grams, about the same weight as a paperclip. (Don't confuse carat with karat, as in "18K gold," which refers to gold purity.)

Just as a dollar is divided into 100 pennies, a carat is divided into 100 points. For example, a 50-point diamond weighs 0.50 carats. But two diamonds of equal weight can have very different values depending on the other members of the Four C's: clarity, color and cut. The majority of diamonds used in fine jewelry weigh one carat or less.

Because even a fraction of a carat can make a considerable difference in cost, precision is crucial. In the diamond industry, weight is often measured to the hundred thousandths of a carat, and rounded to a hundredth of a carat. Diamond weights greater than one carat are expressed in carats and decimals. (For instance, a 1.08 ct. stone would be described as "one point oh eight carats," or "one oh eight.")

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All services offered by Ozel Jewelers are guaranteed for life.

Custom Creations
Clients can be and assured that with Ozel Jewelers' more than 30 years of experience in jewelry making, simple ideas can be transformed into spectacular creations after a focused, one-on-one consultation with an experienced jewelry designer.

Reliable Repairs
Ozel Jewelers performs nearly all repairs on the spot, including but not limited to, stone resetting, watch battery replacement, ring resizing, and necklace and bracelet link repair. Professional jewelry cleaning with a rhodium dip is a complimentary service provided while clients wait for repairs and browse store selections.

Appraisals and Valuations
Ozel Jewelers offers the services of a GIA Graduate Gemologist to help appraise and value watches and jewelry, complete with formal written appraisal and a verbal valuation.

Buying Gold
Ozel Jewelers buys gold at top dollar and provides a secure, convenient and comfortable environment for each transaction. Because the company creates new, specialized pieces directly from the facility, Ozel Jewelers also turns scrap pieces of jewelry into completely recreated, timeless heirlooms that will last for generations.