Many people are starting to purchase loose diamonds and precious metals to have rings, and other jewelry created, and in the process saving some money when compared to mass produced items. If you have never bought loose diamonds before, you will want to do some research on the subject, and an excellent place to start is the gia.edu website. With a bit of research and some shopping around you will be able to find a wholesale supplier that can help you add more sparkle to your jewelry, for less money.
Set A Realistic Budget
Before you even start to look on the internet at the various suppliers, you will first want to work out what your budget is, so you know how much money you can afford to spend. When you know what your overall budget is, you can then work out how much money you can afford for the diamonds, gold or other metals, as well as paying the craftsman to create your item for you. When you have set your budget, you can then research online before you start to contact suppliers.
Doing Your Research Online
The internet is an excellent tool that gives you access to a wealth of information at your fingertips about all manner of subjects, including diamonds. You will want to purchase polished stones for your jewellery, so you will also need to work out the preferred cut that you want. When you know the style or cut that you want, you can then research the current price of cut diamonds and work out the carat weight which fits your budget. Now that you know what you want and how much there is to spend, you can now start shopping!
Shopping For Diamonds
Finding a reputable retailer of diamonds and precious stones is relatively easy when you use the internet, but if a shop is not close to you, do not rule it out. Diamonds for Less offers diamond wholesale in Toronto, but you can also call them on the telephone and order high-quality diamonds. Just the same as when making any major purchase, it always pays you to shop around and speak to as many different suppliers as you can. You will also want to research each retailer that you are talking with, and see what their reputation is like as well as if they have any industry accreditations.
Accreditations that you might want to look for are G S Laboratories, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) as well as other business accreditations such as the Better Business Bureau. Before you part with any of your cash, especially if you are purchasing remotely, do some checks on the company involved and make sure that you are confident that you are dealing with a quality and reputable supplier of wholesale diamonds and other precious stones. Make sure that you do not feel pressured into completing a purchase, and if you do then just walk away. A quality dealer will not want to pressure you and wants you to be relaxed and be comfortable with what you are purchasing.
With a little work and some research, you can make a saving and have a knockout piece of jewellery designed and made that will knock your other half’s socks off!
This article is published in partnership with Mediabuzzer.