An ultrasonic cleaner is a cleaning device that uses ultrasound and an appropriate cleaning solvent to clean delicate items. Ultrasonic cleaners are often used to clean jewelry, lenses and other optical parts, watches, dental and surgical instruments, fountain pens, industrial parts and electronic equipment. Here just review ultrasonic jewelry cleaners.
At present, there are many different brands in ultrasonic jewelry cleaners available at lots of online stores. The price range from $10 to $1,000.
The major brands of ultrasonic jewelry cleaners include:
The popular online stores that sell ultrasonic jewelry cleaners include:
If you want to buy an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner for personal use, such as cleaning your rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants and accessories etc., you can order a cheap one under $50. The brands of ultrasonic jewelry cleaners under $40 include Crest, Haier, Blitz, Newtrent, Chicago Electric, ClearMax, OPTIMA,Premier, Sonic and Sunpentown etc. You can get many choices if you buy ultrasonic jewelry cleaners from marketplaces such as Amazon Marketplace, Buy.com Marketplace and eBay. If you don’t like to buy something from marketplaces, you can purchase from B2C online stores. For example, you can order Chicago Electric ultrasonic jewelry cleaner from Harbor Freight Tools at discount price $29.99. Here’s a customer’s ultrasonic jewelry cleaner review about Chicago Electric ultrasonic cleaner from Harbor Freight Tools website, “I have had one for approximately 3 years. I use it to clean rings. I just use dishing washing soap in water. It works great. It gets the rings much cleaner than other methods.”
The following is the list of online jewelry stores. There are reviews on some of the online jewelry stores at superiorjewellery.com. But most of jewelry stores haven’t been reviewed. Here just lists the online jewelry stores(in random order).
Description: Founded in 1954, James Avery is a leading jewelry designer, manufacturer, and retailer in the southern US. We design, manufacture, and sell quality sterling silver, gold, and gemstone jewelry. We sell original designs. We have three main categories within our total jewelry collection – Christian symbols of faith, charms and other pieces of meaning and connection, and classic casual jewelry.
Description: PicturesOnGold.com is the web leader in customized jewelry. We utilize the latest laser technology to create photos lasered in 14k gold & Sterling Silver. PicturesOnGold.com has been in the web business for over 10 years. We offer, pendants, charms, lockets, bracelets and more.
Bidz International Jewelry Marketplace
Description: Bidz.com is a brand name jewelry auction site. We are proud to offer our customers Faberge, Valentino, Gucci, Fendi, Di Modolo and other well known jewelry, watches, and accessories brands. Millions of people choose Bidz.com because they can set the price they want to pay through our Live Auctions.
Description: Buyz is an online jewelry superstore that gives customers the opportunity to purchase our brand name products at discounts of up 70% off without having to go through the bidding process.
Description: For over 40 years, 1928 Jewelry has provided affordable jewelry for the fashion savvy consumer. Our skilled in-house designers take the latest trends and give the jewelry a unique vintage twist. Seasonal looks are influenced from California and New York, to Paris and other parts of Europe, infused with our own originality. We offer a wide range of styles including classic, bohemian, Grecian, antique or Victorian for casual or formal looks. Launched in the mid 90′s, and revamped in 2009, our web site offers over 1,800 different products with new styles added weekly. 5% of our net web sales go to charity, currently an animal rescue
Description: Established in May 2003, JewelBasket.com is one of the fastest growing jewelry and gift retailers on the web today. With over 7,000 items, JewelBasket.com sells a wide range of jewelry & gifts to suit all ages and price ranges.
Jewelry.com – Designer Jewelry Sample Sales
Description: From the founder of America’s largest jewelry company comes a new Designer Fine Jewelry Sample Sale website that is already taking the jewelry world by storm. With over 30 years of experience at the top of the jewelry industry, the Jewelry.com team knows the American jewelry market better than any online player. With thousands of jewelry styles for every budget, carefully selected to suit the American market, Jewelry.com has a product selection that can’t be beat at the lowest prices online, guaranteed.
FreshTrends.com Body Jewelry
Description: FreshTrends has an inventory of over 11,000 products, including one of the largest collections of gold body jewelry.
Description: Sun Jewelry is the leading retailer of fine jewelry in the United States. We offer luxurious high-ticket jewelry pieces like engagement rings, three stone jewelry, EGL & GIA diamonds, platinum diamond wedding bands and much more at highly discounted prices with a 30Day no question asked return policy along with Free Shipping for qualifying orders.
Amoro Fine Jewelry
Description: Amoro.com is trusted source for creations of outstanding beauty and value, prized by customers the world over.
Milky Way Jewelry ( Gets.cn )
Description: Milky Way Jewelry ( Gets.cn ) was established in 2000, a professional manufacturer which is especially producing various kinds of Beads, Rhinestone Jewelry , glass beads ,lampwork beads, pearl, gemstone, European jewelry ,Jewelry Findings etc., and dealing in full set of finished jewelry product (Necklace,Earrings,Pendant,Bracelet etc ) export business.
My Jewelry Box
Description: MyJewelryBox.com is the leading online jeweler with hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers. For all special occasions, holiday shopping and every day gifts, we offer an affordable solution to our customers. We have a catalog that features a wide range of styles of rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants, and necklaces in gold and silver, with diamonds and gemstones. Shop MyJewelryBox.com to receive the finest top-quality jewelry at unbeatable prices.
Description: Overstock.com sells discount, brand-name merchandise up to 50% off the suggested retail price and ships the entire order, big or small, for only $2.95! With over 600k products in stock, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for. You can choose from bed-and-bath items, home decor, furniture, handmade goods, kitchenware, watches, jewelry, computers and electronics, sporting goods, apparel and designer accessories and more!
Description: Heavenly Treasures is a family run jewelry business. We are committed to the highest level of quality in every product we sell. Our catalogs are distributed to over 4 million satisfied customer each year and that number continues to grow. Our award winning customer service is a top priority. Every sale has a 90 day money back guarantee so our customers know they are buying from the best.
Description: Established in 2001, www.silvershake.com is one of the biggest providers of high quality sterling silver jewelry on the web. On eBay alone we have accumulated 280,000 feedbacks with a 99.7 % positive ratio. Located at the source of production, SilverShake carries 8000 unique designs, 1000 new added every month and all priced at up to 80% below normal retail prices with a 30-day return policy.
Description: SWAROVSKI CRYSTALLIZED represents a new chapter in Swarovski’s history: a uniquely creative concept store where you can express yourself through exquisite, fashion forward jewelry collections. In our online store you can order exquisite designer collections all made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and created by established and upcoming designers such as Azzaro, Jean Paul Gaultier, Philippe Ferrandis, Anton Heunis and Hely Designs. Furthermore we offer our own-brand jewelry line and more than 2,000 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
Description: oss-Simons is the nation’s leading value-priced retailer of fine jewelry, tableware, gifts, collectibles and home decor. Offering prices up to 20-80% below comparable retailers. With over 50 years of multi-channel retailing, Ross-Simons is a well-known, respected, and reputable source for “Lifes Luxuries For a Lot Less.”
Description: FORZIERI is the All-Italian Luxury Dream Store featuring the latest collections from over 200 ultra-exclusive brands, from the globally renowned designers to gem-like local artisans. Specializing in one-of-a-kind Jewelry, Handbags, Leather Goods, Shoes, Men’s Accessories, Home Dècor and more, FORZIERI epitomizes the magic of Italian style in a magical virtual luxury loft.
Description: Established in 2004, Bijuju Accessory Boutique is committed to becoming an innovator in today’s fashion jewelry and accessory industry while focusing on high quality materials without sacrificing affordability and excellent customer care.
Description: MelroseJewelers.com is the World’s #1 Online Rolex watch retailer and a leading retailer of luxury watches including Breitling, Cartier, & Omega. Rolex Watches are a $4 billion annual market and Rolex is the world’s single largest luxury brand in terms of overall dollar-volume sales revenue and brand recognition. Founded in 2003, Melrose Jewelers is a “Category Killer” within the industry and has shipped over $50 million in sales with thousands of positive reviews online.
Note: The above description is the merchant’s own description.
The 4 Cs of diamonds are : Cut, Clairty, Color and Carat Weight.
Cut – Cut is probably the most important, and most challenging, of the four Cs to understand. The brilliance of a diamond depends heavily on its cut.
Clarity – Most diamonds contain some inner flaws, or inclusions, that occur during the formation process. The visibility, number and size of these inclusions determine what is called the clarity of a diamond. Diamonds that are clear create more brilliance, and thus are more highly prized, and priced.
Color – Colorless diamonds are the most desirable since they allow the most refraction of light (sparkle). Off white diamonds absorb light, inhibiting brilliance.
Carat Weight – A carat is the unit of weight by which a diamond is measured. Because large diamonds are found less commonly than small diamonds, the price of a diamond rises exponentionaly to its size. Read this guide to get a better understanding of what a carat is and how it affects the appearance of a diamond.
American Gem Society (AGS): An educational organization for gemological studies. The AGS Labs were created primarily to develop and encourage universally-authorized criteria for grading cut.
Blemish: A clarity attribute that transpires on the surface of a diamond. Though some blemishes are natural to the original rough diamond, most are the result of the environment the diamond has experienced since it was unearthed.
Brilliance: The brightness that appears to come from the heart of a diamond. With a level that is unique to diamonds, other gemstones posses lesser levels and don’t have the ability to equal the extent of diamond’s light-reflecting power. Brilliance is produced primarily when light makes its way into the table, reaches the pavilion facets, and is then reflected back out through the table, where the light is most visible to your eye.
Brilliant Cut: One of three variations of faceting layouts. In this type of arrangement, all facets appear to radiate out from the center of the diamond toward its external edges. It’s called a brilliant cut because it is designed to maximize brilliance. There are a number of brilliant cuts like round diamonds, ovals, radiants, princesses and more.
Carat: The unit of weight by which a diamond is measured. One carat equals 200 milligrams, or 0.2 grams originating from the use of carob beans to measure the weight of gemstones.
Carbon Spots: This term refers to imperfections called included crystals that have a dark appearance, rather than a white or transparent appearance, when viewed under a microscope.
Cleavage: The propensity of crystalline minerals, such as diamond, to split in one or more directions either along or parallel to certain planes, when struck by a blow. Cleavage is one of the two methods used by diamond cutters to split rough diamond crystals in preparation for the cutting process (sawing is the other method).
Clouds: A grouping of a number of tiny inclusions that is too small to be distinguishable from one another, even under magnification. Not visible by the naked eye, they look like a soft, transparent cloud under a microscope.
Color Grading: A system of grading diamond color based on their colorlessness (for white diamonds) or their spectral hue, depth of color and purity of color (for fancy color diamonds).
Crown: The upper portion of a cut gemstone, which lies above the girdle. The crown consists of a table facet surrounded by either star and bezel facets (on round diamonds and most fancy cuts) or concentric rows of facets reaching from the table to the girdle (on emerald cuts and other step cuts).
Crown angle: The angle at which a diamond’s bezel facets intersect the girdle plane. This gentle slope of the facets that surround the table is what helps to create the dispersion, or fire, in a diamond.
Culet: A very small flat facet that diamond cutters commonly add at the base of a diamond’s pavilion. Its purpose is to protect the tip of the pavilion from being chipped or damaged.
Cut: This refers both to the proportions and finish of a polished diamond. As one of “the Four Cs” of diamond value, it is the only man-made contribution to a diamond’s beauty and value.
Depth: The height of a diamond from the culet to the table.
Depth Percentage: On a diamond grading report, you will see two different measurements of the diamond’s depth-the actual depth in millimeters (under “measurements” at the top of the report) and the depth percentage, which expresses how deep the diamond is in comparison to how wide it is. This depth percentage of a diamond is important to its brilliance and value; where that depth lies can be equally important.
Diamond: A crystal made up of 99.95% pure carbon atoms arranged in an isometric crystal arrangement.
Diamond Cutting: The method by which a rough diamond that has been mined from the earth and shaped into a finished, faceted stone.
Diamond Gauge: An instrument used to measure a diamond’s length, width and depth in millimeters.
Dispersion: Also known as “fire” it the manner in which the light is broken and reflected. Components of light are broken into spectral colors (for example, red, blue and green and appears as a play of small flashes of color across the surface of the diamond as it is tilted.
Emerald Cut: A square or rectangular-shaped diamond with cut corners.
Eye-Clean: A jewelry industry term to describe a diamond with no blemishes or inclusions that are visible to the naked eye.
Facet: The smooth, flat faces on the surface of a diamond. They allow light to both enter a diamond and reflect off its surface at different angles, creating the wonderful play of color and light for which diamonds are famous.
Fancy Shape: Any diamond shape other than round.
Feathers: These are small fractures in a diamond.
Finish: This term refers to the qualities imparted to a diamond by the skill of the diamond cutter. The term “finish” covers every aspect of a diamond’s appearance that is not a result of the diamond’s inherent nature when it comes out of the ground.
Fluorescence: An effect that is seen in some gem-quality diamonds when they are exposed to long-wave ultraviolet light.
Gemological Institute of America (GIA): Founded in 1931 by Roger Shipley, this non- profit organization upholds the standards for grading diamonds and is one of the most-respected and well-regarded gemological laboratories in the world.
Girdle: The outer edge, or outline, of the diamond’s shape.
Heart-shape Cut: A type of fancy diamond cut, which is cut to resemble the popular Valentine’s Day shape.
Inclusion: A clarity characteristic found within a diamond. Most inclusions were created when the gem first formed in the earth.
Laser-Drill Holes: One of the few man-made inclusions that can occur inside a diamond. An intentionally created inclusion can actually raise its clarity grade.
Length-to-Width Ratio: A comparison of how much longer a diamond is than it is wide. It is used to analyze the outline of fancy shapes only; it is never applied to round diamonds.
Marquise Cut: A type of fancy shape diamond which is elongated with points at each end.
Naturals: Small parts of the original rough diamond’s surface which are left on the polished diamond, frequently on or near the girdle.
Oval Cut: A type of fancy shape diamond which is essentially an elongated version of a round cut.
Pavé: A style of jewelry setting in which numerous small diamonds are mounted close together to create a glistening diamond crust that covers the whole piece of jewelry and obscures the metal under it.
Pavilion: The lower portion of the diamond, below the girdle.
Pear Cut: A type of fancy shape diamond that resembles a teardrop.
Point: A unit of measurement used to describe the weight of diamonds. One point is equivalent to one-hundredth of a carat.
Polish: Refers to any blemishes on the surface of the diamond which are not significant enough to affect the clarity grade of the diamond.
Princess Cut: A type of brilliant cut fancy shape that can be either square or rectangular.
Radiant Cut: A type of brilliant cut fancy shape that resembles a square or rectangle with the corners cut off.
Ratio: A comparison of how much longer a diamond is than it is wide.
Semi-Mount: A jewelry setting that has the side stones already mounted, but which contains an empty set of prongs which are intended to mount a diamond center stone that the customer selects separately.
Single-Cut: A very small round diamond with only 16 or 17 facets, instead of the normal 57 or 58 facets of a full cut round brilliant.
Step Cut: One of three styles of faceting arrangements.
Symmetry: Refers to variations in a diamond’s symmetry. The small variations can include misalignment of facets or facets that fail to point correctly to the girdle (this misalignment is completely undetectable to the naked eye). Symmetry is regarded as a quality indicator of a diamond’s cut; it is graded as Ideal, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair or Poor.
Table: The flat facet on the top of the diamond. It is the largest facet on a cut diamond.
Table percentage: The value which represents how the diameter of the table facet compares to the diameter of the entire diamond.
Trilliant Cut: A type of brilliant fancy shape that is triangular.