wikiHow to Buy Cheap Diamonds

One Methods:Buying Wholesale Diamonds

The first thing is to run through the four C’s of diamond buying. These are standard measurements in grading diamonds, and co-interdependently affect the pricing of a diamond. At first, there is a preliminary run through these aspects, and then deliberate on choosing a diamond that has appeal, but costs significantly lower.


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    Four C'S
    Diamonds are graded on four qualities, known as the 4 C's.
    These are Color, Cut, Clarity, Carat.
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    A diamond that costs less
    About Clarity:
    Inclusions are not bad, though the common connotation has slightly negative tones. In diamonds, these are ‘fingerprints’ of a diamond. No two diamonds are identical. Further, inclusions help distinguish between synthetic and natural diamonds. Any diamond certificate tells you the clarity grade. On the clarity scale from Fl to SI2, you can't notice the blemishes with the naked eye. So if you trying to save money the cue is in buying a Diamond that is not higher in grade than an SI1 or SI2. SI1 and SI2 mean that there are inclusions visible under 10x magnification. This is a very high power magnification, and nobody is going to look at your diamond like that, unless you ask them to.
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    About Color: It takes a diamond master to compare any diamond to make out a colour grade with the naked eye. Get a Diamond that is high on the color scale only if you have no option. Anything higher than an H or I grade is for someone who has a lot of extra money. I diamonds do look nice and cost less. When evaluating color, ensure that the diamond is untreated. Treatment implies that the diamond has been through some kind of heat treatment, or irradiation, or fracture filling. All of these are meant to enhance the color of a diamond.
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    About Cut: Diamond cut can affect its value by 50% or more. The cut affects the brilliance and sparkle in a Diamond .This is what makes Diamonds so wanted. A Diamond is divided into two parts. There is the top part, which is the crown, and there is the bottom part, which is the pavilion. In a well proportioned Diamond, the crown should be about one-third the length of the total Diamond. And the pavilion should be about two-thirds of the total length of the diamond from top to bottom. The proportions of a Diamond are clearly labeled on the certificate.
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    The 'Very Good' and 'Good' cut grades offer great quality stones reasonably priced as compared to the 'Ideal' / 'Excellent' cut grades. Save here.
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    Cut is not the Shape: Shape refers to the contour of the stone. And cut determines how well the shape is executed. If size is important, consider shapes other than round. While a round, brilliant-cut diamond is popular as it exhibits maximum brilliance, it looks smaller than diamonds in other shapes. Consider an oval, pear-shaped or marquise diamond, all of which look larger than the round. Experiment further with setting styles and designs to make the diamond appear larger. Tulip setting and Tiffany Setting elevate the stone from its base making it look grander.
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    About Carat: Save money on a diamond by buying just below the 1 carat mark (instance at 70 pts). A 70 pt diamond can be priced much less than a 100 pt (or 1 carat) diamond and it may look almost as big to the naked eye. Another way to save a great deal of money is to buy three less than 1carat diamonds that are placed on one ring instead of single large 1 carat stone. This is not always popular but it’s best to know that many smaller stones on a diamond ring cost much less than 1 large stone of the same total weight.

Buying Wholesale Diamonds

Strictly speaking, wholesale diamonds are bought in large quantities at low prices. Many wholesalers now sell these diamonds to customers at near-wholesale prices, however. This cuts out the retail price tag, making your purchase less costly and increasing the value you can get for your money.

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    Look up online marketplaces that sell loose stones. Try an Internet search along the lines of "buy wholesale diamonds" or "buy loose diamonds."
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    Research each online marketplace thoroughly to make sure that it is legitimate. Check the fine print. Look up return policies and quality statements, and stick with marketplaces that specifically offer GIA certified diamonds. If a marketplace does not say that it sells certified diamonds, it may be a scam.
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    Custom design the mount. Go to a jeweler or other diamond expert who offers custom setting services.
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    Pick your metal. The most common options include yellow gold, white gold, silver, and platinum.
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    Decide on the setting design. The setting is the part that holds the diamond in place. Common designs, especially for rings, include prong/claw, hooked, short, and thin.
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    As another alternative, consider checking out wholesale clubs that sell diamonds. Some may sell loose stones, while many sell pre-made diamond jewelry. The diamonds at these stores often cost less than those found at jewelers and standard retailers, however, and this may be an option worth considering if you feel hesitant about purchasing loose stones and designing a custom piece.


  • When buying a Diamond with Fluorescence, look at some other things first. Judge the Diamond by its quality, like color and clarity. Only then, bring Fluorescence into judgment. Sometimes Jewelers give you deals on a Fluorescent Diamonds. Anyway, only real diamonds glow in the dark: synthetic ones have no fluorescence.
  • Fluorescence in a diamond: Fluorescence in a diamond is the quality to emit light under certain light conditions. There is debate whether this is good or bad, and the final word is that it is neither. The presence of fluorescence in a diamond is just a small part of the overall picture. But when it comes to price, it may as much as decrease a diamond’s cost by 20%. A GIA diamond grading report lists fluorescence as a feature, but it is there because it is just another means of identifying the diamond.
  • Remember that the carat weight of a large diamond in your ring and total carat weight are two different things. Total carat weight (TCW) stands for the sum total Diamond weight for all the diamonds on the ring, not just the biggest stone.

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