Why Should you buy loose diamonds?

You have a vast selection of diamonds to choose from. Buying preset diamond rings means having to choose from what is available and already made. Depending on the jeweler, this may mean that the choice is not as varied as when you buy diamonds loose. A loose diamond allows you to explore many different options en route to your perfect ring. In fact, it can allow you to design your own engagement ring.

Buying diamonds loose drives the prices down. It seems like it doesn’t make sense – if you buy a loose diamond, you still have to pay for the setting and the labor to set the diamond. However, preset diamonds are subject to a fair amount of markups due to the presentation of the jewelry. A loose diamond really does make a financial difference.

You can see every angle of the diamonds. Loose diamonds allow you to have a 360-degree view of the stone to check its quality. If a diamond is already placed in a setting, you lose that degree of view, as the setting will block some of the stone (and hide its flaws if necessary).

There is flexibility in buying diamonds loose. When you propose, you are making the judgment that you know exactly what type of ring your soon-to-be fiancé wants. Be unique and propose with the perfect diamond, and then the two of you can look at settings together. It’s fun, original, and it ensures that she will get what she wants. After all, many go into a jewelry store looking for the perfect ring and wind up saying to themselves, “Oh, that’s the perfect stone! But wait, I don’t like the setting, so let’s keep looking…” Do not let that happen to you.

If you would like a custom setting without resorting to wasting money on very expensive engagement rings, try purchasing the diamonds loose and see if there is a better deal out there for you. Call us today at 713-785-9600 to find your perfect diamond!

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Diamonds Loose In Houston Represent An Often Overlooked Option For Jewelry Shoppers

[Posted on October 4]

Consumers are always looking to purchase an item that allows flexibility and freedom, regardless of the product. Many people that go shopping for expensive engagement rings quickly realize that there are essentially endless options when it comes to style, design, size of the diamond, etc. What most of these people aren’t aware of is that there are many different ways to approach shopping for diamond engagement rings.

Because these rings typically represent a large financial purchase, those that are in the market are always looking for ways to save money and ensure they’re getting a great value, not just financially but with the quality of the jewelry. At Inter-Continental Jewelers, we’re very sympathetic to this dilemma which is why we present our customers with a number of different choices when they’re searching for that perfect engagement ring in Houston.

One of the often overlooked options that we speak with some of our customers about is choosing diamonds loose in Houston over a diamond that already is incorporated in an engagement ring or other piece of jewelry. Some people understand that their potential fiancé may have very specific tastes and would prefer to choose their own engagement ring but also know they still need to have something to present when they pop the big question. Showing them a loose diamond still allows the proposer to exhibit the commitment they have to the relationship while also leaving the rest up to the newly engaged to decide on together. Loose diamonds in Houston are an increasingly popular option because it leads to additional value. Preset diamonds in a finished piece of jewelry are inherently going to be more expensive because of the cost of creating and marketing the ring.

Loose diamonds will still need to have a ring created around them but that process can ultimately be cheaper than choosing a ring that is already made. In addition, with loose diamonds, the buyer is able to take a full look at the stone from every angle allowing them to be sure that there are no hidden flaws that might not show up if it was already in a piece of jewelry. When you choose a diamond loose from Inter-Continental Jewelers, you and your fiancé can then come back to us and take advantage of our “Design Your Own Engagement Ring” service, allowing you both to create a unique piece that you will both love.