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What is the Difference Between Carat and Karat?

As a jeweler for over 45 years, often I am asked what is the difference between Carat and Karat? Carat with a C vs Karat with a K. Karat with a K refers to the amount of gold in a piece of jewelry and Carat with a C refers to the size of gemstones. Watch  …Read More

Can You Fix a Chipped Diamond?

I receive all kinds of questions and one that comes often is: I have a ring with a diamond that is chipped or I have a sapphire that it is abraded, what can I do about it? Can you fix a chipped diamond? Actually we can resolve the issue. It requires the removal of the  …Read More

What’s the Difference Between 14k and 18k Gold?

Today I’m going to try to answer a question that I’m asked very often. What is the difference between 14 karat and 18 karat gold? And the difference is that the 18 karat contains more pure gold. 75 percent of the gold in 18 karats is pure, 25 percent is alloy, and in 14 karats  …Read More

UPDATE – Covid-19 Store Safety Measures & Protocols

Hi Everyone! We at Adeler Jewelers continue extra steps to ensure a safe and virus free experience when shopping our store in Great Falls, Virginia. We continue to uphold stringent cleaning standards & physical-distancing measures in our store. Enforcing mask wearing for all staff and customers, wiping down all counters and door handles hourly, and  …Read More

What is a Good Alternative to a Diamond Engagement Ring? – Ask the Expert

In this addition of “Ask the expert”, Mary asks, “If I don’t want to use a diamond for my engagement ring, what are some of my options?” And Jorge Adeler provides some good alternatives to a diamond engagement ring.

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Custom Jewelry Design - if you can imagine it, Jorge Adeler can create it

It seems the word "recycle" has been a bit overused lately. This being said, did you realize that by simply re-fashioning or re-designing a piece of jewelry you are actually "recycling"? One of the virtues of heirloom jewelry is that the component parts, as in the metal and gemstones used, can actually be reused. One of our specialties is not just custom jewelry design but rather custom re-design. So take a look at in that jewelry box and consider what pieces you have that no longer suit your style, are broken or perhaps just need a little updating, and make and appointment. After all, while our design consultations are ALWAYS free of charge, the results can often be priceless.

Adeler jewelry hits the red carpet

Many of Hollywood's most recognized celebrity faces have been spotted wearing custom designed Adeler jewelry everywhere from the Emmys to the Oscars. Stars like Danica Patrick, Jessica Lowndes and Nicole Scherzinger have made Adeler one of their favorite choices. Check out our celebrity jewelry on the red carpet.