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Ask us About QRay

With QRay wellness bracelets and pendants you have greater clarity, you perform at a higher level and you feel more positive.

Antique and Estate Jewellery

Find out the value of your jewellery.

We buy gold and silver: Do you have jewellery that you're ready to part with? We sell and purchase antique and estate jewellery.

Testimonial

I brought Alderwood Jewellery 2 one side of earrings that had great sentimental value. Debbie suggested we combine them into a pendant. I wear this pendant every day and it means alot. Thank you Debbie!

About diamonds

A diamond (from the ancient Greek adámas, meaning "unbreakable," "proper," or "unalterable") is one of the best-known and most sought-after gemstones. Diamonds have been known to humankind and used as decorative items since ancient times; some of the earliest references can be traced to India.

The hardness of diamond and its high dispersion of light – giving the diamond its characteristic "fire" – make it useful for industrial applications and desirable as jewelry. Diamonds are such a highly traded commodity that multiple organizations have been created for grading and certifying them based on the four Cs, which are carat, cut, color, and clarity. Other characteristics, such as presence or lack of fluorescence, also affect the desirability and thus the value of a diamond used for jewelry.

How are diamonds formed?

Most natural diamonds are formed at high-pressure high-temperature conditions existing at depths of 140 to 190 kilometers (87 to 120 mi) in the Earth mantle. Carbon-containing minerals provide the carbon source, and the growth occurs over periods from 1 billion to 3.3 billion years (25% to 75% of the age of the Earth). Diamonds are brought close to the Earth surface through deep volcanic eruptions by a magma, which cools into igneous rocks known as kimberlites and lamproites.

At Alderwood Jewellery & Watches we're glad to answer any questions you might have!
Call us at 416.255.4429

Alderwood Jewellery & Watches
856 Browns Line
Etobicoke, Ontario
M8W 3W2
Tel: 416.255.4429
Fax: 416.255.8483
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Hours:
Sun-Mon Closed
Tue 11:30am-6pm
Wed-Fri 9am-6pm
Sat 9am-2pm