It is often advised to decide on the cut, color, and clarity first, and allow your budget to determine the carat weight of the diamond. Learn more about Carat Weight in our dedicated section.
In general terminology when someone says “loose diamond”, it usually means a diamond that was cut and polished. A loose diamond is the end product that started with a rough diamond that came out from the mine. A loose diamond is a diamond that is ready for sale and ready to be mounted on a ring, a pendant, earring or any piece of jewelry. There is also customers who like to hold loose diamonds in a safe for investment purposes.
When you have a loose diamond in your hand you can inspect the 4 C’s of the diamond from all different aspects such as weight, dimensions, depth, color, and clarity. All major appraisal companies will never certify a diamond if its mounted but only when it is loose.
When the diamond is loose it is very easy to check the anatomy of the diamond. To more information about loose diamond visit our Education Center or call on of our Diamond Expert at 1-800-343-4133.