The availability of loose diamonds Dallas and Fort-Worth, Texas, these days is bigger in quality and selection than it used to be 20 years ago. In the past, customers were ground to the retailer’s inventory. Today, the diamonds consumers are more savvier and there for the diamond industry had to change. In Dallas, TX we have seen the loose diamonds consumers become more knowledgeable about diamonds and what it would mean to buy loose diamond.
Due to the growing interest in loose diamonds dallas tx, shapes that weren’t carried in retail shops as regular inventory , like The radiant cut, asscher cut and the cushion cut diamonds, are having a greater interest than 20 years ago.
We are confident that the information on the internet had much to do with it. Regardless, the consumers has raised their expectations to retailers stores and the wholesale jewelers.
Sadly, retailers appear to be behind to the requirement that costumers are looking for. Here in Dallas, TX, we in the diamond industry have to be set with ten different diamonds shapes: Round cut, Princess cut, Cushion cut, Emerald cut, Asscher cut, Radiant cut, Oval cut, Pear shape cut, Marquise cut and Heart shape cut.
The fascination of searching ,over many loose diamonds is astonishing and more useful in the choosing process than having the diamonds mounted.
When a diamond is set in a mounting, it isn’t possible to grade it accurately. The setting can influence the diamonds color and it may obscure inclusions that will correctly identify the grade it has been given with. Distinguished diamond certification companies in Dallas, will not grade a diamond unless it is loose diamond.
Most retailers in Dallas will have in house inventory only mounted diamonds that were picked from a presorted selection. Unfortunately too few diamond consumers will discover the luxury of being able to select their own diamonds.
Perhaps it sounds too difficult then actually is. As a wholesale jeweler store, we can assure you it is not! In fact, it is much easier. You can see more of the loose diamond, because you can control how and what you see within it.
You can magnify every loose diamond in 10x bigger and see each and every facet of the loose diamond. This is the most valuable part of the ring shopping experience.
In Dallas TX, our customers find it simple to control their own budget by looking through a large selection of loose diamonds and finding one that will fit the shape and style of the ring and their budget. Buying loose diamonds is a personal way for you so show your significant other your love and devotion.
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Top Types Of loose diamonds dallas tx
Sparkling Diamonds and Gems offers radiant cut diamonds. They are sought after because of their outstanding brilliance and durability. Radiant cut diamonds have been popular since the 80’s up to now. It is known for being impressively radiant and brilliant. Originally designed by Henry Grossbard way back in 1977, he aimed to combine the best aspects of a round brilliant cut with the emerald cut. The Radiant Cut was then designed with 70 facets at its pavilion and crown. Each facet adds to a brilliance that can only be matched by the round brilliant cut.
Radiant cut diamonds have beveled corners that make them durable and less prone to chip and breaks. It is perfect for people with an active lifestyle compared to other diamond cuts. If we compare radiant cuts with the cushion cut, they may have similarities but also distinct differences. Cut and appearance may appear to be similar, but radiant cuts have more distinct edges compared to the round edges of the cushion cut. Both have trimmed corners though that provides stability. The cushion cut is known reflect colored light, but the brilliance of radiant cut diamonds is beyond the former’s. The exceptional brilliance is thanks to the many facets of radiants and it’s large table. As for the other details, personal preference dictates the width and length ratio. Both cuts are available in square or rectangular compositions. Cushion cuts however, are more popular at 1.0-1.09 ratio which is square in shape.
Bottom line is, if you prefer a radiant and brilliant cut that is stable and durable, Radiant Cut Diamonds are your perfect cut. If you are to give it to someone, consider their taste when it comes to the size and shape of the diamonds in their jewelry. Also, consider how often they will be wearing the jewelry and how active their lifestyle is. You don’t want them to chip or lose the diamond because if wearing it to work or while doing usual activities. If you can’t decide which among radiant cut diamonds, cushion cut or round brilliant diamond cuts, you can ask our friendly and professional personnel for assistance.
If you are looking for a unique diamond cut for an engagement ring, we highly recommend the Emerald Cut Diamonds. Unique and vintage-looking, this cut is rare and gives the impression of having a larger diamond than it actually is. However, like everything else, emerald cut diamonds have pros and cons.
Pros: Engagement rings with emerald cut diamonds appear to be larger. Even a 1 carat diamond will have more surface area with this cut, giving the illusion of larger size. This gives buyers an advantage because they can choose a smaller diamond and make it look bigger with this cut. It helps save money without compromising the grandeur of the engagement ring. And because the diamonds look bigger and elongated with the emerald cut, they make the wearer's finger look slender. The larger the length and width ratio, the longer and thinner the diamond will be. For engagement rings, we recommend 1.33 to 1.50 although many opt for 1.2 to 1.8. Another advantage is that emerald cut diamonds are cheaper than other cuts. It is less in demand and will allow you to save up to 20% to 30% on your diamond purchase.
Cons: Emerald cut diamonds have their imperfections noticeable compared to round diamonds. Although you save on price, you can use that for choosing a high clarity level. S12 clarity level would be a bad choice since the greater the surface area is with this cut, the more the imperfections become visible. Aside from clarity, color is also more revealed or visible. One tip is to choose colorless diamonds in D to F color. Another tip is to choose a color grade higher than what you would choose for a round cut. One more downside to this cut is that emerald cut diamonds only have a subtle sparkle to them. Brilliant cut diamonds can be impressively sparkling, but emerald cuts are what we call a step cut that has broad flashes of light from the middle and sparkle at the edges. Lastly, emerald cut diamonds are not graded by the GIA for cut. This will require you to have a expert perform a visual inspection first before buying it. For more information about emerald cut diamonds, visit our store and have our staff assist you in choosing the best engagement ring for your future wife.
Sparkling Diamonds and Gems offer Cushion Cut Diamonds. Read on to find out why this cut is one of our bestsellers.
History of Cushion Cut Diamonds
Cushion cut diamonds are square cut diamonds with rounded edges that make it resemble a pillow or cushion. It is also known as the “old mine cut.” This classic diamond cut has been existed for almost two hundred years now. It was once the default diamond cut until the early 20th century. Antique rings usually feature traditional cushion cut diamonds with an enlarged cutlet. The cut is credited to Marcel Tolkowsky, based on a design he created back in the 1920’s. Over time, the cut was modified and refined into having smaller cutlets, enlarged table and with improved cut angles that give it more brilliance.
Traditional versus Modern Cushion Cut
Modern variations of the cushion cut usually has three basic pavilion facet patterns. The third pattern offers an extra row of facets and GIA classifies this as a modified cushion cut. The extra needle-like facet makes the diamond appear like “crushed ice” and look more similar to the radiant cut. Many still go for cushion cut diamonds today, not just because of the modifications and refinements of the classic cushion cut. Since the cut is old and classic, it has an antique feel that many appreciate. The modern version of the cut improves its performance ans durability, like a perfect blend of the old and new. It may not have the same intense brilliance of round brilliant diamonds, but the cushion cut allows reflection of colored lights referred to as “fire.” The round edges of the cut makes it more secure and durable even for wearers who lead an active lifestyle. For the diamond’s details, we recommend that you explore your own personal specifications or taste. The classic cushion cut is more square with a length to width ratio of 1.00. However, the modern cushion cut can be more rectangular at 1.10-1.20 length to width. With every diamond purchase however, personal taste should dictate the measurement and exact shape of the cushion cut diamond.
If you want to stick with brilliant cuts, here is an alternative that might just be what you are looking for. This cut is great for engagement rings. You will surely impress your special someone when proposing marriage with this diamond cut that sparkles impressively. Oval cut diamonds are also perfect for wedding bands, as well as with other gemstones.
What are Oval Cut Diamonds
Ovals are relatively new compared to other cuts and was only created in the 1960's. The popular jeweler Lazarene Kaplan International created this cut as modification to the brilliant cut. The oval cut is popular because of their striking flash and fire features. The eye-catching brilliance is similar to that of round brilliant cuts, but ovals are actually a great alternative for such traditional engagement ring diamond cuts. Usually oval cuts have 56 facet, although some have more depending on how the pavilion or undercut or the is set. Length-width ratio for perfectly symmetrical ovals are at 1.5.
Why Choose the Oval Cut
Oval cut diamonds are usually found in fancy and elegant engagement rings. Since it is oval, there are no sharp corners with this shape. It won’t catch on your hair or clothes, even knitted ones. If you choose this cut for an engagement ring, your future wife can wear it daily without worrying about losing the diamond when it gets caught in her clothes. Another good thing about oval cut diamonds is that although it is among the fancy cuts, it costs much less than radiants with the same carat and quality. You can save hundreds to a thousand of dollars. The brilliance of ovals are similar to brilliant round cuts which means it will sparkle and shine brilliantly even at small carats. The only downside is, when an oval cut is executed poorly, it will have a shadow shaped like a bow tie that will affect it’s brilliance and fire. Not to mention the fact that it can be quite visible. This effect can be reduced significantly if the diamond is cut expertly.
Oval cut diamonds are best on engagement rings when within these grades:
For color, stick with G or above on the GIA scale. For clarity, choose VS1 or above.
Anything lower on color and clarity grade may end up with visible flaws and color tint which will be revealed with the oval cut.
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