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.
Hang Around The World says
Thank you for this informative post, I’m new in this topic. Thank you for sharing it! I’ve saved it for a future gift, it might be helpful 🙂 – Paolo
Cristina Ioana says
I have never bought a diamond but the article has good advice that is sensible and makes sense. So, I will keep this in mind when I buy one in the future.
Elizabeth O says
Great tips. There are many things to consider in buying diamonds. A must read indeed
I hope I will get to use this advice in the future.
This is an informative post . I don’t have any knowledge on this.thanks for enlighting us
Neil Alvin Nicerio says
Great tips! Thank you for sharing!
Ivan Jose says
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.
Cooking with Ewa says
Wow, thanks for sharing! I have never though about buying loose diamonds, but who knows 🙂 I will keep your tips in mind!
Hannah Marie says
I am not sure if I will ever get diamond but I think this is helpful! Thank you for all these tips!
vicky hallnewman says
I know nothing about diamonds, so this was really informative. Thank you.Only problem now is getting money to buy some diamonds
Love all the information! I’ve never purchased loose diamonds before, and I had no idea that so much went into picking them!
Michael David Oyco says
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
Katie Walsh Beck says
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!
Rosey A says
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.
Hehe thank you for this post! I think I’ll forward it to my boyfriend.
Thank you for this! I could never afford a diamond right now, but will keep this in mind!
Fran Jorgensen says
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!
D'ondra Howard says
I never thought to buy loose diamonds before. I guess there are different ways to use them.
I have never bought a diamond in my life. So thanks for the tips.
Wren Marie says
This is very helpful! I have never bought loose diamonds before, but now I have a lot more knowledge!
Great tips for those who plan to buy some loose diamonds.. I’m not one of them but really I enjoyed reading this..
Wow, Thank you for this informative post. Don’t know anything about diamonds but this is so great. Thanks for sharing
Djebe Laws (@DjebeLaws) says
I am clueless when it comes to diamonds, these tips were eye opening
Annabel O says
Thanks for sharing – learned a few new things today (I absolutely know nothing about diamonds)
georgia boanoro says
What an interesting post. I’m not a fan of diamonds, I only have one on my engagement ring.
Alexandra Cook says
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.
not a fam of diamonds but atleast i have an idea when I decide to buy one, thank u for the information
Excellent tips, I would love to purchase this way for the first time soon!
Krysten (@WeirdGirlBlog) says
Great tips! I’m more of a sapphire girl myself, but will share this post because the tips are super helpful. Thanks so much for sharing!
This is so awesome!!! My wife was telling me she wanted to buy loose diamonds as investment. What do think?
Go for it!
Life Of Y says
I never knew there was so much involved when buying diamonds. I knew nothing about diamonds to be honest. Thanks for the information!
Elise Ho says
An interesting post for those in search of a quality diamond.
Cristina Petrini says
I don’t know much, or anything, about the world of diamonds, which is why your blog post was enlightening.
Ceci Rey says
great suggestions! I never even thought to make sure the person is trained. Very informative!
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.
Samantha Flores says
Diamonds are fascinating! Never knew the value and talent behind choosing loose diamonds. Thanks for the tips!
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!
Elise Ho says
A great post for anyone looking for an engagement ring or any other diamond occasion.
Cindy Ingalls says
The 4C’s of choosing a diamond are definitely important, but so is knowing your budget. Diamonds do retain their value but you don’t want to spend too much.
Alexandra Cook says
Now that is some really good advice. I never knew any of that!
Great info to have handy when the occasion presents itself.
Ms. P says
I know a lot of folks who are into Diamonds and this is a great resource for them. I am going to send them a link.
Admittedly, I know very little about diamonds. This is wonderful information and a great resource to keep for the future.
Brittany Vantrease says
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.
How i wish everyone can buy diamonds, because they are forever.
Princess Quinn says
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.
Waren Jean Go says
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.
Alessia Marciano says
Go for it!
Streamed TV Fan says
This was very interesting. I have just lost a diamond from my ring and was thinking of replacing it. This will help.
Megan Brown says
I did not know that so much went into choosing a diamond. Wow!
Marjie Mare says
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.
I need to start requesting loose diamonds for presents!
These are great tips. I had no idea what G-J diamonds were!
Awesome and helpful tips… it will help me while buying loose diamonds.
Great tips there. I love diamonds but don’t have so many of them. Been to some diamond factories before in Europe and find it so interesting.
thanks for the tips will do well to remember when i am ready to repose to that one person that is irreplaceable.
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.
Thanks for sharing this, yet to know the details of picking diamonds, now I learnt from your sharing, thanks! cheers, siennylovesdrawing
The Crumby Vegan says
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!
Lyosha Varezhkina says
sounds like a very useful advise! i am not sure if I ever need it but if I do I know who to ask
Sanjota Purohit says
Never purchased diamond (Not that rich :D) but these tips are useful if in case I earn money from blogging and decide to gift myself a diamond :p
You, Me and Benny says
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!
I have never bought loose diamonds but this is so cool
Lavern Moore says
These are some great tips for examining and purchasing loose diamonds that will come in useful on my next purchase.
Tracy Chong says
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.
Fatima Torres at MTME says
I have a long-time friend who purchases jewelry and is familiar with this strategy. Not sure if he’s been doing it for a while though
Fae Celine says
I’ve never bought diamonds before and I am not that knowledgeable about this topic but def very helpful and informative for future references
Thanks for sharing the tips, next time, I am going to kidnap you to select diamonds for my gf.
Very cool! There is so much to learn !!!
Interesting post about how to choose the right diamond. I never been into diamonds myself but it was an interesting read.
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.
Julia Palfrey says
Cool, I never knew that about diamonds! Thanks for the info.
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 🙂
Bindu Thomas says
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.
I did not know much about it.Thank you for the information 🙂
What is your opinion on the state of the diamond industry now that synthetic diamonds are pretty much indistinguishable from mined diamonds?
Sabrina Must says
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…
Tami (@ThisMomsDelight) says
I didn’t know anything about colorless diamonds. The explanation of the glass of white wine makes it easy to understand. I will definitely choose the G-J diamond.
Liz Bayardelle says
This is a fantastic guide! I know absolutely nothing about this stuff, so it’s really great to have a good reference to avoid getting taken advantage of.
I love diamonds and know a little about them. Your post is really useful, thanks so much for sharing
Hoang Vi Fessenden says
i’ve never bought loose diamonds so this is a great article!
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.
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.
I enjoyed reading this post because I’ve never thought about buying loose diamonds. Great tips
Rhonda Albom says
It has been a long time since I have looked at diamonds. Thanks for refreshing my knowledge of what to look for when choosing a diamond.
Shipra Gureja says
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.
Thanks for stopping by!
Yeah Lifestyle says
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.
alex vitte says
This post is perfect for my husband! He really enjoys learning about diamonds. Ill be sharing it with him.
Mama Maggie's Kitchen says
Wow! These are really great tips in buying diamonds. I will keep this in mind. Thanks for sharing.
Karisa Aurand says
Great information! I had no idea so much thought went in to choosing diamonds!
Jasmine - LoveLifeLaughMotherhood says
didnt know there was so much to learn about diamonds! this is very informative
My hubby has yet to buy me loose diamonds. He is usually the one who buys my jewelry. Thanks for this informative post.
what an informative article! there are so many thing I didnt know, this helped me a lot!
Nice informative post for those looking to buy! Thanks for sharing!
I would love to choose my own diamond and make my own necklace and ring
Michele Dennis says
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.