Buying a diamond ring is one of the most expensive purchases that one makes. Not the usual run-of-the-mill everyday expenses. Buying loose diamonds isn’t what it used to be like. There was a time when you needed the expertise of a diamond ‘know-how’ guy, much like a spare parts car salesman. All you could do was to take the word of this supposed guru and no way to validate the information.
However, with the internet making strides in the past decade, there is no shortage in the free-flow of information. Information that you can use to learn, examine and teach yourself the subtle intricacies that will prevent you from being duped as a customer. When it comes to loose diamonds, we shall take a look at what you need to know:
Should You Buy Loose Diamond At A Physical Store Or Online?
when it comes to physical stores, there is a limitation on how much they can have on their inventory. Since diamonds are expensive, there aren’t many options. You are stuck with what is available at the time you go to the store- for the better or for worse.
Online stores, on the other hand, give you a plethora of choices to look through. The diamonds are “direct to manufacturer”, and this doesn’t mean 1 or 2 manufacturer but 100s of them. You can compare the prices of hundreds of varieties and cuts. This way you can always get something that suits your preference.
Get Your Loose Diamonds From A Place That Is Trusted
It is estimated that 95% of all the online diamond sellers have no inventory. So, what about the listing of 1000’s of diamonds at their virtual storefront? As hinted, these are the listings of manufacturers and suppliers- each having 100,000+ options for customers to go through.
Make sure that the online store is recognized and accredited, and also that each and every one of their diamonds needs to be assessed as per a GIA diamond grading report.
One place that the online diamond store falls short is that you cannot physically touch or move around the diamond. You can better judge how it will look sitting as a beautiful diamond ring. There will be virtual look-around in most online stores, but having a diamond that you physically have in front of you makes things easier. But having the choice to compare and take the best offers on the market at the click of the button surely helps narrow down what you want and don’t want.