We are members of Tennessee Jewelers Association and Jewelers of America (JA). As members of these prestigious organizations, we are part of an international network of jewelers who adhere to the strictest standards of quality, and ethical trade practices.
White’s Jewelers is family owned and operated since April of 1992. In addition to this ability to act independently is a never-wavering commitment to offer Customers a completely satisfying shopping experience that results in excellent value for their time and money. It’s a winning combination that’s helped White’s Jewelers grow into the area’s finest local jewelry store.
A recent addition to the jewelry line, Pandora jewelry has added one more reason to choose White’s Jewelers for all your gift buying needs.
From holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, or just a simple thinking of you gift, the jewelry selection will never cease to surprise you.
Within our jewelry selection of diamonds, necklaces, rings, earrings, and watches, you are are sure to find the perfect gift for you or your loved one.
If you are looking for something in particular, please call us at (615) 384-4974 to speak to someone to help you find just what you are looking for.
Do you have a question? A comment? A concern? Please send us an email. We’d be glad to hear what you think, and will address any questions or concerns you might have.
Because diamonds are so valuable, it’s essential to have a universal grading system for comparing their quality. In the 1940s and ’50s, GIA developed the 4Cs and the GIA International Diamond Grading System™ to objectively compare and evaluate diamonds.
Just as a dollar is divided into 100 pennies, a carat is divided into 100 points. For example, a 50-point diamond weighs 0.50 carats. But two diamonds of equal weight can have very different values depending on the other members of the Four C’s: clarity, color and cut. The majority of diamonds used in fine jewelry weigh one carat or less.
Because even a fraction of a carat can make a considerable difference in cost, precision is crucial. In the diamond industry, weight is often measured to the hundred thousandths of a carat, and rounded to a hundredth of a carat. Diamond weights greater than one carat are expressed in carats and decimals.
Diamond color is all about what you can’t see. Diamonds are valued by how closely they approach colorlessness – the less color, the higher their value. (The exception to this is fancy-color diamonds, such as pinks and blues, which lie outside this color range.)
GIA’s color-grading scale for diamonds is the industry standard. The scale begins with the letter D, representing colorless, and continues with increasing presence of color to the letter Z, or near-colorless. Each letter grade has a clearly defined range of color appearance. Diamonds are color-graded by comparing them to stones of known color under controlled lighting and precise viewing conditions.
Many of these color distinctions are so subtle as to be invisible to the untrained eye. But these slight differences make a very big difference in diamond quality and price.
The GIA Clarity Scale contains 11 grades, with most diamonds falling into the VS (very slightly included) or SI (slightly included) categories. In determining a clarity grade, the GIA system considers the size, nature, position, color or relief, and quantity of clarity characteristics visible under 10× magnification.
Flawless (FL) – No inclusions or blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10× magnification
Internally Flawless (IF) – No inclusions and only blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10× magnification
Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2) – Inclusions are difficult for a skilled grader to see under 10× magnification
Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2) – Inclusions are clearly visible under 10× magnification but can be characterized as minor
Slightly Included (SI1 and SI2) – Inclusions are noticeable to a skilled grader using 10× magnification
Included (I1, I2, and I3) – Inclusions are obvious under 10× magnification and may affect transparency and brilliance
The traditional 58 facets in a round brilliant diamond, each precisely cut and defined, are as small as two millimeters in diameter. But without this precision, a diamond wouldn’t be nearly as beautiful. The allure of a particular diamond depends more on cut than anything else.
Though extremely difficult to analyze or quantify, the cut of any diamond has three attributes: brilliance (the total light reflected from a diamond), fire (the dispersion of light into the colors of the spectrum), and scintillation (the flashes of light, or sparkle, when a diamond is moved).
An understanding of diamond cut begins with the shape of a diamond. The standard round brilliant is the shape used in most diamond jewelry. All others are known as fancy shapes. Traditional fancy shapes include the marquise, pear, oval and emerald cuts. Hearts, cushions, triangles and a variety of others are also gaining popularity in diamond jewelry.
As a value factor, though, cut refers to a diamond’s proportions, symmetry and polish. For example, look at a side view of the standard round brilliant. The major components, from top to bottom, are the crown, girdle and pavilion. A round brilliant cut diamond has 57 or 58 facets, the 58th being a tiny flat facet at the bottom of the pavilion that’s known as the culet. The large, flat facet on the top is the table. The proportions of a diamond refer to the relationships between table size, crown angle and pavilion depth. A wide range of proportion combinations are possible, and these ultimately affect the stone’s interaction with light.
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Directions from Nashville International Airport (BNA)
1. Start out going SOUTH on TERMINAL DR.
2. Merge onto DONELSON PIKE/TN-255 N via the ramp on the LEFT.
3. Merge onto I-40 W via the ramp on the LEFT toward KNOXVILLE.
4. Merge onto BRILEY PKWY/TN-155 N via EXIT 215B.
5. Take the I-65 N exit, EXIT 15/16A, toward US-31E S/LOUISVLLE/ELLINGTON PKY/BRIARVILLE RD.
6. Merge onto I-65 N via EXIT 16A on the LEFT toward LOUISVILLE.
7. Take the US-31W S exit, EXIT 98, toward SPRINGFIELD.
8. Turn LEFT onto US-31W S/HIGHWAY 31 W/TN-41 S/LOUISVILLE HWY.
9. Merge onto US-41 N/TN-11 toward GREENBRIER/SPRINGFIELD.
10. 1500 MEMORIAL BLVD is on the RIGHT.
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