What is a Loose Diamond?
Everyone knows what diamonds. Looking at them from a physical point of view, they are masses of carbon that have been created under extreme pressure, from which they get their extreme durability and strength. It is because of the same aspect that diamonds have the perfect finish to them, especially when cut and finished by a professional. You will mostly see diamonds being used in jewelry pieces with either gold, silver or some other precious metals.
So you know what diamonds are, but what is a loose diamond? A loose diamond is virtually the same, but it has not been used in any piece of jewelry. You can do two separate things with a loose diamond. You can obviously wear it as it is as a pendant or you can have it made into a complete piece of jewelry, with whatever materials and designs you want. Also, because some diamonds are not perfectly finished, you can have your loose diamond refinished to be as good as possible. Of course, this will shrink the diamond down a bit, but if it looks better, it will be worth a lot more money.
A loose diamond is also a lot cheaper when compared to a diamond that has already been used in a jewelry piece. The jewelry piece that includes a diamond is usually very expensive because you can't simply put any kind of material or design around a diamond. You will spoil it. This is why only the best craftsmen work with diamonds and create true works of art for the perfect diamond.
Now, if you are interested in purchasing a loose diamond you should know that generally they are pretty difficult to find, especially the very good ones. Also, because they are not available for too much time as loose diamonds before being used in a piece of jewelry, you need to decide fast and remember that usually, the larger diamonds are sold as loose ones. This makes them a bit expensive, but cheaper than the same diamond put in a piece of jewelry.
There are also a couple of characteristics that you should be looking for when buying a loose diamond. First, you have the cut. The cut is the way the jeweler has finished the diamond and how the loose diamond reflects light and how it allows it to pass through it. A loose diamond that has been cut correctly will look perfect to the naked eye. The cut is also the ability of the jeweler to cut out imperfections without shrinking the diamond too much.
After that you have the shape of a loose diamond. There are hundreds of shapes, but the most common one is the one known as the diamond shape. This is also the cheapest because it is the easiest to create. You have round diamonds, pear shaped, heart shaped and every other shape imaginable. If you can't find the shape you want, you can talk to the jeweler and ask if he can provide with a diamond shaped just the way you want it.
Finally, buying a loose diamond is a smart decision because you might simply enjoy wearing it in that simple form. If that doesn't work, you can always invest a bit more money and have the jeweler create a stunning piece to fit your diamond. Of course, this is up to you, but simply having these options is a good deal and makes for a great investment as well.
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