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Buying a loose Diamond first

When shopping for the perfect engagement ring or anniversary ring, you will ask yourself whether it pays to buy the loose diamond separate from the ring setting, or to buy the diamond engagement ring as a complete (pre-fabricated) set. Some may argue that it is too much of a "hassle" to buy the loose diamond and ring setting separately.


While you may have your own preferences, we at exceldiamonds advocate choosing a loose diamond first and then selecting the engagement ring to compliment the diamond. We also provide you in our online diamond store with the opportunity to build your own diamond engagement ring.There are a few important reasons to consider making your diamond purchase your first and top priority:


The loose diamond is truly the most important part of your diamond engagement ring. The diamond is not only the most expensive part of the diamond ring, but is also that which determines the overall beauty of the engagement ring. A properly cut ideal diamond is going to sizzle with fiery beauty and brilliance that will be seen from across the room.  


Diamonds come in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and clarities. More importantly, not all loose diamonds are created equal. Depending on the precision of the diamond cut, many diamonds will look beautiful and brilliant, while many may seem dull and lifeless. The size, color, clarity, and cut of the loose diamond will all have an effect on the price you will pay for the stone. By purchasing the diamond loose, you are enabling yourself to choose the diamond that is best suited to your exact specifications for size, color, clarity, and budget. Usually, when a diamond store puts together a diamond engagement ring to sell as a finished product, they will match together a certain uniform standard for the diamond specifications. Their objective is usually to piece together a diamond ring that will entice the consumer, while affording them the highest possible profit on the sale. However, when you take charge and select your own loose diamond, you will find that you can actually save quite a bit of money and still get a visually stunning diamond at the same time. This can be accomplished by selecting a diamond with hearts and arrows precision and ideal diamond specifications which will make it exceptionally brilliant regardless of its threshold for size, color and clarity.  


Evaluating a diamond to asses its precision, quality and beauty, is best accomplished in its un-mounted state. When the diamond is loose it can be evaluated by yourself or a qualified independent diamond appraiser using the latest diamond evaluation and grading tools. The diamond can be inspected from every single angle to make certain that it is indeed of the quality and beauty that you desire. This is something that cannot be done with the same degree of effectiveness once the diamond has been set in a ring.


At Exceldiamonds, we understand the difficulty in purchasing a diamond online "sight unseen". It is for this reason that we provide the most comprehensive level of information possible, including an impressive array of actual diamond photographs, precision analyses, and diamond documentation geared to inform and educate our customers. We only offer the highest quality diamonds, hearts and arrows diamonds, and super-ideal cut diamonds at discounted prices.We put you in the driverís seat by empowering you to choose your very own loose diamond from our selection, and to have it set in one of our beautiful discount diamond engagement rings. We even give you the opportunity to have our loose diamonds independently appraised by a qualified diamond appraiser in your area prior to purchase. There is no financial obligation on your part whatsoever.After you have made your diamond purchase with us you have a complete 10-day inspection for a full money back guarantee.On the following pages you will get into the "nuts and bolts" of what a diamond is really made of and how to recognize and appreciate quality cut diamonds.

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