4 Tips To Help You Choose Wisely When Buying Loose Diamonds

If you are thinking of exploring the option of buying some expensive gems like diamonds, for example, then there are a number of things that you need to be aware of before you make that all important purchase. There are so many different kinds of diamonds to choose from and it is not the same as going into some local stores as your options there could be limited to what they have in stock.

The following is a guide to help you chose your diamond.

1: You need to figure out what shape of diamond you want. This may be based on the wearer’s needs or your own opinion if it is for you. If you are not sure and buying diamonds is quite new to you, then it would be best to choose a round or princess cut. A round shape will provide more brilliance and scintillation than other shapes of diamonds. Round diamonds tend to suit nearly every ring setting and they always remain popular, such as Argyle Pink Diamonds.

2: Now, you need to decide on a minimum carat weight based on the wearer’s wants. It is no good purchasing a half carat diamond even if it looks just amazing if the customer has set their sights on a one-carat diamond. However, if you can locate a diamond that falls just below the popular weights like a half, three quarters or one carat, then you can buy these at a discounted rate. The recipient may be happy to take 2 or 3 smaller diamonds to make up the total carats that they want.


3: Finding a diamond that fits your budget can be difficult, but you can make some concessions to arrive at a suitable one. Lower the clarity and consider lowering the color as well. You can also lower the cut and for round diamonds, you can go as low as very good and for fancy shapes, you can go to good. If you are getting close to your budgeted price, then maybe go just below the carat weight as this is very difficult to spot just be looking at it.

4: If you are choosing what is called a colorless diamond, then look for G-J diamonds, because it is much easier to spot color in larger diamonds than it is in smaller ones. Think of a glass of white wine and then consider the color of a carafe of white wine. The color is more easily distinguishable in a larger size.

When it comes to certification of your choice of diamond, remember that all laboratories are different and some are influenced by the retailer to reduce their standards, which may mean that you might be buying a low-quality diamond that has a higher rating. Only buy your diamonds from a jeweler or supplier with a good reputation and just because a retailer tells you that they are GIA trained doesn’t mean that their diamonds are acceptable.















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98 thoughts on “4 Tips To Help You Choose Wisely When Buying Loose Diamonds”

  1. I know nothing about diamonds except that they are expensive so thank you for the knowledge you have shared. I have bought jewelry pieces for my wife before but my only standard is if they look good.

  2. vicky hallnewman

    I know nothing about diamonds, so this was really informative. Thank you.Only problem now is getting money to buy some diamonds

  3. Michael David Oyco

    You might as well do this all as I think they cost a lot really. right? Hopefully this post helps to those who are planning to buy one soon

  4. This is a super interesting read, and something I never thought of when I was trying to find the best fit diamond for my engagement ring. I ended up with a lovely round cut solitaire, but alot of this would have been go to know back then!

  5. That is a good point about GIA training not being the end all to end all. This is an area I’m sure you want to have a lot of knowledge about before you make the plunge.

  6. Fran Jorgensen

    I had no idea there was so much involved when choosing diamonds! I grew up without jewelry because in the country where I lived people would get killed on a daily basis for their branded shoes … Great post!

  7. twinspirationalparties

    Great tips for those who plan to buy some loose diamonds.. I’m not one of them but really I enjoyed reading this..

  8. Alexandra Cook

    I am not really into diamond that this post is such a useful guide when choosing the right one. Maybe it will help me in the future.

  9. Cristina Petrini

    I don’t know much, or anything, about the world of diamonds, which is why your blog post was enlightening.

  10. I cant wait for the day I own my first set of real diamonds. This is a good article on how to obtain high quality ones.

  11. I was so thankful that we knew a jeweler to help us when we were picking out our rings! I live learning about it too!

  12. Brittany Vantrease

    There’s a lot to consider when buying a diamond. I wasn’t aware that jewelers will sell single diamonds that weren’t already stet in jewelry. Very interesting.

  13. Princess Quinn

    I honestly think this has everything that you need to know about it. It’s quite an expense so I think being careful is a key. This is super helpful.

  14. Wow! Thanks for the tips. This will help me greatly in choosing in the future. I truly cannot spot the difference between real and fake so being a wise buyer will help.

  15. Streamed TV Fan

    This was very interesting. I have just lost a diamond from my ring and was thinking of replacing it. This will help.

  16. I have never bought diamond and this is all new for me. I should share your post with my husband maybe it’s time for us to buy some diamond.

  17. I have never bought a loose diamond before, but I have been in diamond processing shops in Amsterdam and other places, and the whole process is fascinating.

  18. I’ve never been incredibly into diamonds and I even chose a different stone for a very important ring. However the science you describe behind the science looks incredibly beautiful!

  19. Lyosha Varezhkina

    sounds like a very useful advise! i am not sure if I ever need it but if I do I know who to ask

  20. You, Me and Benny

    I’ve never bought loose diamonds before – I didn’t even know that was a thing haha so thank you for posting this! It’s really cool!

  21. These are some great tips for examining and purchasing loose diamonds that will come in useful on my next purchase.

  22. I definitely know nothing about diamonds. I bought from the jewerly store near to my house last time. This article is informative, I shall know what to look out for next time.

  23. Interesting post about how to choose the right diamond. I never been into diamonds myself but it was an interesting read.

  24. twinspirationalparties

    Those are such nice and seems to be some effective tips. I bet I won’t be able to experience buying such stuff like that haha.

  25. I worked as jewelry appraiser 2 years ago we appraise the value of diamond and also check the quality before we sell it and I agree all the tips that you mentioned it helpful a lot 🙂

  26. I didnt know there was so much to buying diamonds. I usually go by the trust and brand name of the seller. Thanks for sharing this.

  27. What is your opinion on the state of the diamond industry now that synthetic diamonds are pretty much indistinguishable from mined diamonds?

  28. I love the idea of choosing a unique diamond for yourself or someone special, without getting ripped off! Thank you so much for this info. I’ll be saving a few coins at the jewler from now on…

  29. I never thought about all the things to look at when it comes to diamonds before. I know that when I got engaged and married I was concerned with the look and setting in the ring, but I love how you go much deeper than that here.

  30. I’ve never thought about buying loose diamonds before. I’ve only ever had them pre-set into pieces. It’s nice to have this knowledge if I ever do buy them.

  31. I hit the Google and I came to your website. I started reading and keep going n going. You have shared informative guide that helps us to chose diamond. Worth reading.
    Thanks for sharing.

  32. Yeah Lifestyle

    Thank you for your wonderful tips on how to choose loose diamonds as its been almost 15 years since I got my ring and I have forgotten all the tips on how to pick the right one.

  33. Mama Maggie's Kitchen

    Wow! These are really great tips in buying diamonds. I will keep this in mind. Thanks for sharing.

  34. I have personally never bought a real diamond before. Your guide is very educational and informative! If I am ever in the market to purchase a diamond I will be sure to refer back to what I learned today.

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