Buying loose diamonds, while not as common as buying jewelry, is a great way to procure a magnificent stone without any hold-up. And when that diamond is lab-grown, it is even more satisfying to buy, knowing you’ve made the sustainable choice. However, finalizing a loose man-made diamond can be just a little confusing if you’re not well-versed in the process. So, here’s a guide to simplify the steps and answer all your questions on loose lab-grown diamonds.
What are loose Lab-Grown Diamonds:
Natural diamonds are mined from the Earth, making large holes in the land. The mined stones are uncut and unpolished, known as “roughs”. Lab-grown diamonds emulate this natural process in the lab and create the same roughness. This rough lab grown diamond is then expertly machine-cut to perfection and polished to create a loose lab grown diamond.
Why should you buy Lab-Grown Diamonds:
Lab grown loose diamonds do get sold quickly, so if you’re sold on a particular piece, get it while it is still up for grabs. After all, loose lab-Grown diamonds are more reasonably priced than those pre-set in jewelry. What’s more, you have better transparency with a loose stone as you can get it tested and certified accurately – more value for money. It’s a lot harder, if not impossible, to discern the quality of diamonds once they are set into jewelry. And of course, buying loose diamonds allows you the flexibility of jewelry design rather than going with the limited options that a jeweler shoes you.
Popular loose Diamond shapes:
The shape of the diamond refers to its cut. Shapes can range from the conventional-but-stunning round to the atypical trillion or heart shapes. The circular brilliance of Round Diamonds is owed to excellently-cut 58 facets that allow reflection of light, giving them undiminished sparkle. Of course, not all rounds are brilliant-cut. There are European-cut or old mine-cut diamonds too that are preferred for their shape but have a more diminished radiance.
The second most popular shape is the princess-cut diamond which is a perfect square in most cases. The 58 facets here too, allow for dazzling brilliance second only to rounds.
Other cuts include Ovals with their oblong shape, Pears with their teardrop shape, Emerald-Cut Diamonds with their step-cut shape, and the cushion cut which is a perfect blend of round and princess diamonds.
Loose Lab-Grown Diamond certification:
Certification for a loose diamond is a document of authenticity that states the diamond’s cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. Lab-grown diamonds are diamonds, just like their Natural counterparts. Certification requirements for both these are the same. There are many third-party certification laboratories across the globe. A key lab is the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) which is renowned globally. The certification can be checked against the unique ID of the diamond that is normally laser inscribed on its girdle.
Buying Loose Lab-Grown Diamonds:
The pricing of lab-grown loose diamonds depends mainly on the shape of the diamond and the jeweler you buy from. For example, Round diamonds are priced higher than Emerald-cuts of the same carat weight. At Dream Diamonds, we have a large assortment of loose lab-grown diamonds with varying cuts, colors, clarity, and size. Depending on your preference or budget, our experts can guide you through the buying process. Additionally, you’re welcome to shop online if you already have your heart set on something specific.
So go ahead and make a choice – be it a loose stone for a lab-grown diamond engagement ring or for an upcoming milestone anniversary. We’d love to help you find the perfect loose man-made diamonds.