Loose Natural Diamonds & Lab Grown Diamonds in Houston
Celebrate with a one-of-a-kind diamond that mirrors your one-of-a-kind style. No two diamonds are alike, and we understand how complex that may make the decision-making process. When it’s time to explore what’s in store, we’re here and want to help.
Inter-Continental Jewelers is one of the most reputable and well-respected jewelry stores in the Houston area. Our outstanding service and expertise sets us apart from the rest. We source a striking selection of diamonds, and all are guaranteed to be IGI- or GIA-certified and conflict-free. Every piece of diamond jewelry we produce is set to impress. Our jewelers honor both the shape and the natural anatomy of every stone with attention to detail. If you’re shopping for diamonds in Houston, you’ve come to the right place.
Natural VS Lab
Natural diamonds and lab-grown diamonds are chemically, physically, and optically identical to one another. While natural diamonds are mined from the Earth’s crust after ensuring billions of years of heat and pressure, lab-grown diamonds are made using laboratory technology that simulates a similar pressure and heat.
Where you will see a difference is in the price tags. Lab-grown diamonds can be manufactured more quickly and efficiently than natural diamonds. They can also be designed to guarantee you’re getting exactly the shape and size stone you want. Stop in and we’d be happy to let you explore the options and try to distinguish between the two.
To customize your own diamond is to expect perfection. We’ll help make your dreams a reality. Inter-Continental Jewelers can design any piece of diamond jewelry in our state-of-the-art design studio. Our master jeweler is experienced and delivers exceptional attention to detail, and you’ll have a chance to review the piece through all phases of molding and customizing.
There’s no need to wait for months to get
a custom piece of jewelry. We offer a
100% satisfaction guarantee, and with a
quick turnaround time of 5-10 business days,
you’ll have your diamond in hand fast.
Create Your Own Ring
Designing a diamond ring means that you can customize nearly every element to your expectations. You’ll choose the head, mounting, setting, and metal, and walk away guaranteed to have the ring of your dreams. You’ll start by choosing a loose diamond in the carat and shape you desire. Then, you’ll browse our collection of settings in a variety of shapes and metals to find what fits your style best. Our master jeweler will create your ring right here in our Houston shop. You can stop in to pick it up in person, or we’ll bring it right to you.
We have a striking selection of diamonds available at our store in Houston, and welcome you to come in to explore what makes each diamond shape unique. You can explore diamonds as loose stones, or as set diamonds in jewelry, with settings and metals in nearly every imaginable configuration. We offer popular diamond shapes including:
Anatomy of a Diamond
Diamonds are complex stones, no matter if they’re natural diamonds or lab-grown diamonds. The width of a diamond is measured by its girdle diameter and table width. Its height is a factor of the crown height, girdle thickness, and pavilion depth. The tip on the bottom of the diamond? That’s called the culet!
As you’re shopping for the perfect stone, we can help you understand how the anatomy of a diamond affects ring settings, cut, and price.
To learn about diamonds is truly a beautiful journey. At Inter-Continental Jewelers, we think it’s important that you understand what you’re buying. We’re here to introduce you to loose diamonds and set diamonds so you have the information you need to make this special decision.
We’re dedicated to quality and only buy diamonds certified by the GIA or IGI. Our diamonds are also conflict-free from respected and reputable sources. The GIA tests natural diamonds, while the IGI is used for lab-grown diamonds. Each certification comes with its own unique number that can be used to verify your diamond’s authenticity in the future.
Natural diamonds (or mined diamonds) are stones that’ve been formed over billions of years in the Earth’s crust. Teams of miners harvest diamonds and distribute them to different sources and suppliers.
Lab-grown diamonds are formed in a laboratory using processes that simulate the Earth’s heat and pressure. While they’re identical in many ways to natural diamonds, they’re created in just a few weeks.
Our passionate team is here and ready to help make your diamond buying experience as enjoyable and magical as it should be. Come in and explore the showroom in Houston. We can help you learn more about the diamonds we source and play matchmaker to help you find the diamond of your dreams.
We offer a wide variety of loose diamonds, set stones, engagement rings, and more. We also offer custom jewelry made onsite by our master jeweler. Contact us if you would like to arrange a consultation so we can help you learn more about buying diamonds and all precious jewelry.