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Quality and Value since 1950

 

Kingsbury Jewelers was established in 1950 in the heart of the theatre district of New York City. The original location was at 1504 Broadway across the street from the famous landmark the Paramount building. My father founded Kingsbury Jewelers after he spent years designing fine jewelry for some of the finest and well known jewelry companies. He prided himself with providing his clientele with the finest diamonds, semi-precious and precious gems from around the world. Kingsbury Jewelers offered quality, one of a kind masterpieces designed for the elite buyer by appointment only.

 

 

 

In the 1950’s the Metropolitan Opera was located near my father’s store. My mother had recently moved from Argentina where she began her opera career as a child prodigy. The Metropolitan Opera brought the Argentine star, Delia Rigal to the United States where she continued to gain world acclaim singing on one of the world’s most famous opera stages- the Metropolitan Opera. The Opera was always on the quest to find new jewelry designers who could create breathtaking masterpieces for the stars to wear on stage during their performances. As destiny would have it, the Opera referred my mother to meet with a potential new jeweler at Kingsbury Jewelers. She met the very handsome and debonair proprietor, my father. Working closely with my mother he was able to envision and create the magnificent jewels the opera stars needed to adorn themselves. It was my father who designed beautiful handcrafted pieces worn by some of the greatest opera stars on the stage. The rest is history!

 

Today, Kingsbury Jewelers continues to provide the same beautiful and classic designs with unmatched quality our elite consumer’s desire. We feature Futura Simulated Diamonds and simulated gemstones that appeal to the most discerning buyer. Our management team has over 50 years of experience sourcing and producing only the world's finest materials which will satisfy all your jewelry needs!

 

 

 

Futura Diamonds™ - The Best Simulated Diamonds In The World

 

Futura Diamonds™ is the worldwide trademark of More For Marketing,Inc.. This trademark is your assurance of the world’s finest simulated diamonds. All Futura Diamonds™ are set in solid 14kt Gold and 18kt, Gold or Platinum over Sterling Silver. Gold prices in this catalog are fixed at $1600.00. Catalog prices will rise 5% for every $50.00 incremental increase in the price of Gold. Due to gold price fluctuations, catalog prices are subject to change without prior notice.

 

With Futura Diamonds™, you will enjoy all the status, pleasure and confidence of the very finest diamond jewelry at a small fraction of the cost. These amazing simulated diamonds look so real that no one will ever know.....unless you tell them.

 

 

 

The Qualities of the Finest Diamonds

 

When judged by the characteristics used by expert gemologists to grade fine diamonds, every Futura Diamonds™ gem measures up to the finest of fine grading. As you can see from the table, Futura Diamonds™ are perfect ice-white in color, flawless in clarity, perfectly cut every time and exactly the same sizes as conventional diamonds. What’s more, they are so hard and durable they even cut glass.

 

 

Property

 

Futura DiamondsTM

 

Mined Diamonds

 

One Carat Size

 

One Carat

 

One Carat

 

Hardness

 

Cuts Glass (8.5)

 

Cuts Glass (10)

 

Brilliance

 

Superlative (2.2)

 

Superlative (2.4)

 

Clarity Grade

 

Always Flawless

 

Usually Flawed

 

Color

 

Perfect Ice White

 

Usually Off-White

 

Toughness

 

Excellent

 

VG to Excellent

 

Cut

 

Always Perfect

 

Perfect to Poor

 

Solitaire Ring (1ct)

 

$109

 

$14,000 or more

 

You Always Know What You'll Get

 

No more ordering jewelry from a great looking picture only to find, when you receive it, that you need a magnifying glass to see the stone.

 

With Futura Diamonds™ you always know what you’ll get. We clearly state the carat sizes on each piece.

 

Once you see Futura Diamonds™ for yourself, you'll understand why so many celebrities and wealthy people wear simulated diamonds and nobody is any the wiser.

 

With Futura Diamonds™ they don’t have to worry about security or loss of their valuable jewelry in jostling crowds and they save on costly insurance whilst nobody knows they are not wearing hugely expensive mined diamonds.

 

With Futura Diamonds™ you can look and feel like a celebrity at a price you can easily afford.

 

Every piece of Futura Diamonds™ jewelry comes to you in a beautiful, leather gift box with velvet and satin interior.

1. Lifetime Quality Guarantee:

 

All Futura Diamonds™ will last a lifetime. We’ll replace your stone without question, in the event of damage or discoloration, for so long as you live.

 

2. Full Replacement Warranty:

 

If your gemstone should come loose from its mounting and is lost, we'll give you a replacement stone. No need for expensive insurance.

 

No other company we know of has the confidence to give this comprehensive guarantee!

 

FACTS ABOUT CUBIC ZIRCONIA

Futura Diamonds™ are created under exacting laboratory conditions by highly skilled craftsmen, using a scientific process that heats minerals to over 5 000 degrees. Then every flawless, ice-white Futura Diamonds™ gem is perfectly cut and polished to the same exacting standards as mined diamonds. The simulated diamonds look as authentic as those excavated in mines and even jewelers struggle to tell them apart. See how many compliments you receive when wearing Futura Diamonds™  – and no one will know the difference unless you tell them!

When graded in terms of the “Four C’s” (color, clarity, cut and carat size) that professional gemologists use to grade mined diamonds, every Futura Diamonds™ gem measures up to the finest grading. They are ice-white in color, flawless in clarity, perfectly cut and the same carat sizes – they even cut glass! Each Futura Diamonds™ item comes with a comprehensive guarantee that no other jeweler will give you. Once you see Futura Diamonds™ jewelry for yourself you will understand why celebrities, those in the media spotlight and the very wealthy choose Futura Diamonds™ for the status, peace of mind and huge savings on insurance.

According to Wikipedia, Cubic zirconia (or CZ) is the cubic crystalline form of zirconium dioxide (ZrO2). The synthesized material is hard, optically flawless and usually colorless, but may be made in a variety of different colors. It should not be confused with zircon, which is a zirconium silicate (ZrSiO4). It is sometimes erroneously called "cubic zirconium".

Because of its low cost, durability, and close visual likeness to diamond, synthetic cubic zirconia has remained the most gemologically and economically important competitor for diamonds since 1976. It is marketed under brand names such as "Tru-Diamonds". Its main competition as a synthetic gemstone is the more recently cultivated material, synthetic moissanite.

Cubic zirconia is crystallographically isometric, an important attribute of a would-be diamond simulant. During synthesis zirconium oxide would naturally form monoclinic crystals, its stable form under normal atmospheric conditions. A stabilizer is required for cubic crystals to form, and remain stable at ordinary temperatures; this may be typically either yttrium or calcium oxide, the amount of stabilizer used depending on the many recipes of individual manufacturers. Therefore the physical and optical properties of synthesized CZ vary, all values being ranges.

It is a dense substance, with a specific gravity between 5.6 and 6.0 — at least 1.6 times that of diamond. Cubic zirconia is relatively hard, at about 8 on the Mohs scale— slightly harder than most semi-precious natural gems. Its refractive index is high at 2.15–2.18 (B-G interval, compared to 2.42 for diamonds) and its luster is adamantine. Its dispersion is very high at 0.058–0.066, exceeding that of diamond (0.044). Cubic zirconia has no cleavage and exhibits a conchoidal fracture. Because of its high hardness, it is generally considered brittle.

Under shortwave UV cubic zirconia typically fluoresces a yellow, greenish yellow or "beige". Under longwave UV the effect is greatly diminished, with a whitish glow sometimes being seen. Colored stones may show a strong, complex rare earth absorption spectrum.

There are a few key features of cubic zirconia which distinguish it from a diamond:

Dispersion: With a dispersive power greater than diamond (0.060 vs. 0.044) the fire of cubic zirconia is more prismatic.

Hardness: Cubic zirconia has a rating of approximately 8 on Mohs hardness scale vs. a rating of 10 for diamonds.

Specific gravity: a cubic zirconia will weigh about 1.7 times more than a diamond of the same size.

Flaws: Contemporary production of cubic zirconia is virtually flawless, whereas most diamonds have some sort of defect, be it a feather, included crystal, or perhaps a remnant of an original crystal face (e.g. trigons).

Refractive index: Cubic zirconia has a refractive index of 2.176, compared to a diamond's 2.417.

Cut: Some cubic zirconia gemstones are cut with facet shapes which differ from those typically used for diamonds. This difference would be visible under close inspection with a loupe.

Color (or more precisely, the lack thereof): Only the rarest of diamonds are truly colorless, most having a tinge of yellow or brown to some extent. By comparison, cubic zirconia can be made in most cases entirely colorless: equivalent to aperfect "D" on diamond's color grading scale.

Thermal conductivity: Cubic zirconias are thermal insulators while diamonds are among the most efficient thermal conductors, exceeding copper. This makes telling the difference between diamond and cubic zirconia quite easy for those with the right instruments.

 

 

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