Buying a Loose Diamond
Buying a loose diamond instead of a diamond that has already been set offers consumers many benefits. Loose diamonds allow for easier assessment of quality, as it's more difficult to hide imperfections that would otherwise be obscured by jewelry mountings. (Want to speak with a diamond expert? Call 866-737-0754 for expert advice on selecting the perfect loose diamond.)
When you purchase mountings and diamonds separately, you'll be able to obtain a loose diamond that matches your desired specifications and quality characteristics, and then have it mounted into your chosen setting for a truly customized piece.
Loose diamonds that have been certified can easily be purchased online, saving you thousands over retail store prices. Another benefit of buying loose diamonds online is expanded selection. While a jewelry store may have only a handful of diamonds from which to choose, Brilliance offers thousands of choices in our online diamond search, making it easy for customers to find the specifications they want within their price range.
There are a few important points to keep in mind when purchasing loose diamonds:
- Look for stones that have received diamond certification from a respectable laboratory. Brilliance recommends using the world's five most trusted laboratories: GIA, AGS, EGL, IGI, and HRD.
- Be mindful of the reputation of the diamond and jewelry retailer. Look for someone who has been in business long enough to establish trusting relationships with suppliers and customers.
- A high-quality loose diamond will hold its value, while the setting may not.
- Finally, be careful to strike a balance between quality and size, as bigger is not always better.