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How long have around?


Probably for


happen in African and disappear.


that are sold out of are strict regulations


of ns


and Europe in regard to conflict diamonds.


ard to


Is there a particular type of jewelry that you collect personally?


ar type of jewelry that ally?


Art nouveau jewelry. It has a wonderful, elegant design. It’s very graceful and I love it. It’s very soft ... There is furniture, sterling, it comes in many things.


elry. It has a wonderful, elegant f


 This diamond necklace has a snake chain and is made


Since you’ve been in Carpinteria, what have you learned about the community?


What people value tells you a lot about them. I was born and raised in Santa Barbara. Growing up I would go into a lot of little stores in Santa Barbara. They had great service, great products. I remember a neighborly atmosphere when I was a boy. I want our store to have that atmosphere.


What do you think about Carpinteria? I’ve made a lot of friendships. Carpinteria is a comfortable, nice friendly community. 


of 14 karat gold and platinum. Fifty-one round diamonds accent the 1 karat center dia- mond, totaling 2.5 diamond karats.


 A 14 karat gold wrist- watch manufactured by Cro-


ton. The timepiece has quartz movement and 2.5 karats of diamonds adorn it.


conflict diamonds been


the last 50 years. They nations that develop They are diamonds


They are diamonds


the market. There in the U.S.








LEFT, graduate gemologist Armando Gonzalez works on site at Peggy’s Used Treasures.


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