When it comes to purchasing diamonds wholesale, the more time you spend on educating yourself and learning about what you are buying, the greater the savings you can make, especially if you are a first-time buyer. Taking a bit of time learning things such as the 4 C’s, will allow you to get the most suitable stones for your needs and a fair price. There is a wealth of information that is freely available on the Internet that can help you on your educational path and steer you in the right direction when you are ready to make your purchase.
Learning About The 4 C’s
If you type into Google or any other search engine the words “diamonds”, “four”, and the letter “C”, you will see a whole host of articles come up explaining what they are. The four C’s stand for;
- Carat (weight)
Different standards of diamonds are suitable for different types of cut, so knowing how the diamonds are going to be used in the end will determine what grade of diamonds you should be looking to buy. If you are using multiple diamonds clustered together, you can often use a couple of grades lower diamonds and achieve the same overall effect, saving you money. If you are looking to purchase wholesale diamonds Sydney jewellers offer, you can find some of the highest quality gems available.
All diamonds that are purchased around the world on the open market come certified that they are of a specific carat, grade, and come from a specified geographic location. The reason for this is to help curb the sale of blood diamonds that come from countries that are in conflict and the sale of which goes to fund wars or rebellions. The top five institutes that classify and grade diamonds are in no particular order as follows;
- GIA – Gemological Institute of America
- EGL – European Gemological Laboratory
- HRD – Based in Antwerp, Belgium
- AGS – American Gem Society
- IGI – International Gemological Institute
Different retailers will sell gems that come from different certification, so understand the differences between them and see what retailers say about their preference and why.
Find A Quality Supplier
When you know what it is that you are buying, you will then need to find yourself a reliable and trustworthy supplier to purchase your diamonds from wholesale. It is worth your time and effort to spend as much time researching the individual companies as you can and take a look at what their online reputation is, especially if they are on any review or comparison sites. Make yourself a short list of potential suppliers and contact each one in turn, and tell them your requirements. Not only look at what each company comes back with, but also look at the level of service that each offers and use information such as this to make a more informed decision. You will want a professional company that places their customer’s interests as their main priority. If you take your time and educate yourself before diving in with both feet, you can get some fantastic diamonds at a wholesale price to make the perfect engagement or wedding ring for the love of your life.
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