1. How to Determine If the Stones In Your Jewelry Are Real

    Fake gemstones have become more and more sophisticated over the years. There are some fake gemstones on the market today that could easily fool someone who doesn't have the kind of experience that our jewelry buyers do. If you are thinking about selling your old jewelry, you'll want to determine whether or not those gemstones, pearls, diamonds, and gold are real before contacting potential jewelry…Read More

  2. Spring Cleaning is Coming Early!

    The holidays are over and it’s time to figure out a place to put all of the gifts we received this year. For those who have been collecting jewelry for a long time or love having an extensive collection of unique and designer pieces, it can be hard to find one more free corners in the jewelry box or wherever else you store your jewelry. If you have this problem, perhaps a new jewelry box or stor…Read More

  3. Christmas Ideas For That Special Someone

    It’s that time of year when lights are being strung up all over LaJolla and we are looking at our gift giving list and planning the perfect gifts for those who are most special to us. Buying gifts can be fun, but it can also be a difficult endeavor. If you are having trouble finding a gift for that special someone in your life, we at H. Moradi Jewelers would love to help you buy a gift that they…Read More

  4. Our Diamond Buyers Discuss the Curse of the Hope Diamond

    In one of our previous blogs, we discussed some of the most famous cursed jewels, which includes the mysterious Hope Diamond. With such a unique history, could it be possible that this stone wreaks havoc on the life of its possessor? Why is this diamond believed to be cursed and who has suffered the wrath of the mysterious stone? Why is it cursed? Legend has it that a priest plucked the diamond fr…Read More

  5. Our Diamond Buyers Discuss Four More Cursed Jewels

    In our last blog, we discussed three of most cursed jewels, which included the world-famous Hope Diamond. Apparently, these famous gemstones aren’t the only jewels with a mysterious and tragic past. If you love a good story, sit back, grab some popcorn, and read about other cursed stones throughout the world. The Black Orlov Diamond Believed to have once been the eye of a Hindu statue of Brahma,…Read More

  6. Our Diamond Buyers Discuss Three of the Most Cursed Jewels

    Some of the most famous jewels in the world contain mysterious and even deadly pasts. When several owners of the same gemstone experience terrible tragedies, would you classify their misfortunes as coincidental events? Do you believe that baubles can be cursed? Read about these infamous jewels to decide for yourself: Hope Diamond Perhaps the most famous diamond in the world, the Hope Diamond is be…Read More

  7. Our Diamond Buyers Ponder Haunted Jewelry and Antiques

    Although Halloween may be long over, we love a good spooky story over here at M. Moradi Fine Jewelers. As jewelry buyers in La Jolla, we understand that every bauble we purchase contains its own unique story. We also know how attached people can get to certain pieces of jewelry, so is it possible that people from beyond the grave hold onto their favorite adornments and other antique objects? Haunt…Read More

  8. Where do we get all of our jewelry from?

    Just about every person who comes into our store on Prospect Street in La Jolla asks the same two questions: "Is this really all estate jewelry?" and "Where do you get it all from?" Our specialty is finding and buying estate jewelry, which technically is any kind of previously owned jewelry. It can be something as old as your great-grandmother, or it can be something that was just purchased last y…Read More

  9. 3 Things to Know About Fine Jewelry

    Most of us have grown up with jewelry whether it was something that we as children constructed from string and plastic beads, it was a best friend necklace made for plated metal, or an expensive necklace with precious stones handed down to us as a right of passage. Though most of us have jewelry, and some have fine jewelry, most do not know how about the technical terms that relays the objective v…Read More