Purchasing loose diamonds is a great way to get the diamond that you want. However, it is a little different than purchasing a diamond that is already on a set of jewelry.
#1 Go For Carats Under The Threshold
If you want to get a large diamond, do not focus on getting a diamond that is a traditional size. For example, if you want to get a 1 carat diamond, be open to purchasing a .9 carat diamond. Or if you are interested in purchasing a 2.0 carat diamond, looking into 1.8 carat diamonds.
You can generally save yourself a little money when you purchase a diamond that is right below a popular size threshold, such as 1.0, 2.0 or 2.5 carats. At each .5 increment, the price you will pay for a loose diamond increases significantly. Staying just under the carat size you want will allow you to get the size of carat you want while also saving a significant amount of money.
#2 Keep In Mind That Imperfections Can Be Hidden
When you purchase a diamond that is set in a piece of jewelry, the best side is shown to you. Imperfections in the stone are often hidden by prongs that keep the diamond in place in the ring, earrings or necklace that it is set in.
When you purchase a loose diamond, do not be turned off by imperfections and blemishes in the diamond. It is common for diamonds to have imperfections, and small imperfects that can be hidden with the setting for the jewelry can help you save money on the stone that you purchase.
#3 Check Out The Color Grades
Finally, makes sure that you check out the color grade of any loose diamonds you are interested in purchasing in person. Looking at pictures of loose diamonds will not allow you to evaluate the color grade in the same way. When you look at a diamond, you are going to want to hold it up to the light and even look at it under a magnifying glass in order to really see what the color looks like.
When you examine the color of the diamond, keep an eye out for any green or brown colors in the diamond. The more colors you see in the diamond, the less expensive that diamond should be. Color in your diamond doesn't mean that the diamond is not nice, it is just one way of looking at and evaluating the quality of a diamond.
Save some money on your loose diamond purchase by purchasing a diamond right under the threshold you are interested in, that has imperfections that can easily be hidden and has the right color grade.Share
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