Bijan Diamonds Dictionary
Bijan Diamonds dictionary of common loose diamonds and diamond jewelry terms in the industry and their meanings.
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Bijan Diamonds has an Advanced Loose Diamond Search that allows you to find the perfect diamond by selecting specific search criteria, such as the cut, color, clarity, carat weight, and price of a diamond.

Appraisal: An appraisal is a document that contains a brief description and photograph of the diamond or jewelry item. An appraisal typically documents key information about your diamond or jewelry item such as the cut , color, clarity, and either carat weight for any diamonds, or millimeter dimensions for any diamonds or precious stones. These key items are documented, so that your insurance agency can calculate a coverage rate for your diamond or piece of fine jewelry, and provide a replacement if needed. Appraisals by Bijan Diamonds may be requested during your checkout for an additional $25.
The American Gem Society was established in 1934. It is a recognized authority in the testing and certification of Registered Jewelers, Certified Gemologists, and Certified Gemologist Appraisers.
A purple variety of quartz, amethysts have long been featured in the crown jewels of royalty. These brilliant purple gemstones show highlights of lavender. Amethysts are the birthstone of February. A large number of further miraculous powers are attributed to this stone in all sorts of culture. It is also esteemed as a stone of friendship. The most beautiful of all crystal quartzes.
APO/FPO Shipping
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Place your order through the regular process, choose the $20 shipping and we will ship your order to your APO / FPO address. Please note, packages normally shipped to APO / FPO addresses via USPS only, will take up to 2 to 4 weeks to arrive from the date of the shipment.

Unfortunately for security reasons, USPS will not update us via email, provide updates on their website or give us any information over the phone on APO / FPO packages other than the date the package was received at their facility and the final delivery date of your diamond jewelry.

All of our shipments to APO / FPO addresses are fully insured and USPS will only allow us to put a trace/claim on APO / FPO shipments after 30 days from shipment date (45 days on some APO / FPO destinations).

Please be assured that we have sent over 100 packages to APO / FPO addresses since 2004 and we are looking and tracking all of our packages on daily basis.
Alternative Shipping Address
Alternative shipping address: If you prefer, we can ship your order to an address other than your billing address, or If you will not be home to sign for your order (except P.O. Box). As a security precaution, we require that your alternate shipping address be on file with your credit card company. This step helps protect you from fraudulent charges to your credit card. To help expedite your order, simply call your issuing bank and provide them with your alternate shipping address.