Over 80 years in the business

Over 80 years in the business


Medawar Jewelers is a family owned business first established in 1920. Over the years, the Medawars expanded into many locations in Michigan and California. Our five locations offer our customers a unique shopping experience with our handcrafted jewelry designs created by master jewelers and designers. We value our customers and consider it a privilege to serve you. We will always do our best to ensure your satisfaction with each and every purchase.

Conflict Free

Conflict Free


Medawar Jewelers combines its efforts of buying only conflict free diamonds, fairly traded colored gemstones and environmentally conscious precious metals. Much of our manufacturing is done locally at our Lansing offices.

The Medawar Lifetime Promise

The Medawar Lifetime Promise


Medawar Jewelers guarantees the workmanship on each and every piece of jewelry against any manufacturer defect. We are always happy to check your jewelry, clean it and offer free Rhodium once a year on every piece purchased at our stores.

Financing

Financing


We offer interest free financing up to 18 months. Please check stores for details.

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Diamond Buying Guide

When you’re searching for the perfect diamond to fit in the perfect engagement ring, it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of picking the first stone to catch your attention. While we here at Medawar Jewelers understand how gorgeous diamonds can be, it’s important to have a diamond buying guide in hand when you’re getting ready to make a major purchase like a diamond. After all, you’re going to be admiring your diamond for the rest of your life. You should have a piece that’s worthy of your admiration!

The 4 C’s

The most important things to consider when browsing loose diamonds are the 4 C’s. That phrase is the shorthand for four categories of diamond grading: Cut, color, clarity, and carat. Color is the easiest to understand for the lay person, referring to the amount of off-tones that are present in an otherwise clear diamond. The GIA grades diamond colors from D, colorless; to Z, an extremely yellow color. Cut isn’t synonymous with “shape,” but they are related. When a diamond is cut, how closely it adheres to a geometric formula determines how well it will reflect and refract light, giving it its elegant fire and sparkle.

Carat is a measurement of weight, equal to 0.2 grams. It doesn’t refer to the size of a diamond, but simply to a stone’s weight. A compact diamond shape, like round cut, will appear smaller than a step-cut shape of equal carat weight. Last, but not least, the clarity is something that crucially affect your diamond. Inclusions in the stone, which can range from iron flecks to discontinuities in the stone. When these inclusions are numerous, they can cause light to pass poorly in the diamond or impact the visual appearance of the stone.

Diamond Shape

Once you’ve decided which of the 4 C’s are most important to you, the diamond buying guide goes onto the shape of the stone. There are three major categories of diamond shape. First is the brilliant cut. Characterized by 57 or 58 facets, these shapes are ideal for the woman who wants something really blindingly brilliant and rich with rainbow fire. Round cuts are the prototypical brilliant cut, but this category also includes princess-cut and radiant-cut diamond.

Next are the step cuts. Named for their step-pyramid shape, the emerald and Asscher cuts are extremely vintage, square shapes that lack the raw sparkle of a brilliant cut. But instead, their steps create a “hall of mirrors” effect that alternates dark spaces and light ones.

The fancy cuts are the remainder of the common diamond shapes you’ll encounter. Some of the more popular shapes include the marquise, oval, and pear cuts. While they have a great deal of brilliance, they’re often favored for their special shapes. Marquise cuts, for instance, are a wildly unique “lozenge” shape.

Here at Medawar Jewelers, diamonds have been our passion for decades. We’re always happy to pair fiancées to be with the right diamond for them, which includes both the 4 C’s and diamond shapes. If you’d like to find out more about diamonds, contact us at 833-850-8015, or visit us at our showrooms: West Lansing, Portage, Okemos, Brighton, and Jackson, Michigan!

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