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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

You hear a lot about GIA Certified stones. What does that mean?


The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) evaluates gemstones on the basis of their weight, shape, measurement, cut, color and clarity. They perform a thorough analysis and scrutinize whether the gemstones are natural, treated or synthetic. The GIA certification confirms the authenticity and quality of a gem.




Does ABQ Gold & Silver Exchange have GIA certified stones?


Yes, we have a large inventory of GIA stones, loose and in settings.




Does ABQ Gold & Silver Exchange have a large inventory of engagement rings to choose from?


We offer both custom and ready to wear engagement rings. We have an amazing jeweler that does impeccable work. And we have many resources to order settings for an engagement ring. Our prices are very competitive in all aspects of our business. Whatever you can dream of, we can make that dream a reality.




Vintage and Estate rings seem to be making a comeback. Do you carry those as well?


We have the largest selection of Vintage and Estate engagement rings in the state. Our inventory is always changing, so stop by and see what we have.




I’m thinking about designing an engagement ring. Do you carry loose diamonds?


Yes, we have the largest selection of loose diamonds in the state of New Mexico.