Small Loose Diamonds

Small loose diamonds can have more than one dozen different shapes. The following article mentions some of the more common shapes. It does not mention the small diamonds that jewelers refer to as princess diamonds, bulett diamonds, radiant diamonds or baguette diamonds. Moreover, there is no reference to emerald cut diamonds in the article found below. Any of those diamonds can have clarity and polish as great as, or greater, than the clarity and polish on any of the certified and geometrically shaped diamonds mentioned in the following article. In addition, any of those diamonds can have a carat weight that lifts it into the category of top quality diamonds.

Small Loose Diamonds

Small Loose Diamonds

Whenever an expert jeweler cuts into a large diamond, that professional jeweler adds to the existing supply of small, loose diamonds. The law of supply and demand plays a part in determining the value for each single diamond. Yet the value, quality and price of loose diamonds depend, as well, on a number of other factors.

Anyone who plans to shop for small, loose diamonds needs to become familiar with each of the variables that factor into the determination of a diamond’s worth. Anyone who expects to pay a fair and reasonable price for a group of loose diamonds needs to learn both the aforementioned variables and the technical terms used to describe each variable.

Once a jeweler receives a shipment of loose diamonds, that jeweler then studies the information in the most recent diamond grading report. The information in that report uncovers details relating to the market price index for small and large diamonds. That index makes clear the specific value of a certified loose diamond, based on a number of important features.

When examining a loose diamond, a jeweler looks first at the optical properties possessed by that diamond. The cut of each diamond confers on that stone its unique optical properties. A diamond can be cut to resemble a kite, a circle, an oval, a trapezoid, a pear, a heart, a half moon or other geometric or natural shape. That shape directs the path of refracted light, once a beam of light has entered a cut diamond. That shape underlies the beauty that the human eye can find in a single diamond.

In addition to cut, four features, each beginning with the letter “C” determine the quality and value of a loose diamond. Those three additional features are color, clarity, and carat weight. Diamonds of the highest quality lack any definite color. Diamonds of the highest quality do not contain a large number of inclusions, especially inclusions that can detract from the clarity of the light coming off of a given diamond.

Before setting the price for a certified cut diamond, a jeweler must look at more than the four features mentioned above. The jeweler must also study the symmetry of the design, as displayed on the face of the diamond. The jeweler grades that symmetry as excellent, very good, good, fair or poor.

The jeweler also notes the quality of the polish on any certified cut diamond. Once again, the jeweler grades the diamond, but this time that grade is based on the quality of the diamond’s polish.

Only after a jeweler has studied carefully all the amazing features of a cut diamond, is it possible for that gemstone expert to arrive at a reasonable and fair selling price for any given diamond.


One Comment

  1. Shanell
    Posted September 25, 2009 at 6:11 am |

    Its a great advice for anyone who expects to pay a fair and reasonable price to perches Loose Diamond. They should always be careful and need to pay attention on both the aforementioned variables and the technical terms used to describe each variable.