How We Get The Best 1ct Diamond Ring Prices For You.

(If you are looking for well below-retail GIA certified diamonds at wholesale prices, then you may search for loose diamonds on our website at this link location: BG&J LOOSE DIAMONDS.)

NOTE: Not ALL of the available stock is listed on our store website. In fact we show just a few gems to provide an indication of the price-point for any particular colour or clarity grading. Existing BG&J clients may request us to search the extensive Siteholders databases (containing millions of diamonds) to find them a true bargain stone for that particular point in time.

Our regular long-term clients who’ve been with us for many years know all about how we operate to provide awesome value on 1-3ct diamonds. For our new patrons, we often find ourselves explaining how things work here at Beautiful Gems & Jewellery (BG&J), so we’ve put a few words together here to help with understanding how we finesse the world of international diamond supply. 

Why We Get GIA Certified Diamonds For Less.

You need to understand that there are a few reasons why you can get your 1-3ct GIA certified diamonds from us for thousands of dollars less than standard retailers. 

Firstly, our stock is held by our international sightholders (DeBeers) and other global supplies, and not by us here in Mudgeeraba (Queensland).  Particularly for 1-3ct diamonds, we order them in as needed and after a rigorous check under the microscope they are sent out usually the same day. 

There are a host of huge advantages to this arrangement, although on the flip-side it means that unless you happen to be at one of our suppliers cities, (New York, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, etc) then you can’t just meander into a street-level retail storefront and leisurely window-shop for stones. If that’s your thing then there are plenty of high-street retail outlets in every city CBD where you can spend your time, and where you’ll also spend a lot more of your money than necessary. We expect you already know this which is how you’ve found us here at BG&J. 

Magnified Videos Show the Close-up Detail Not Visible to the Naked Eye.

The way we ensure that our clients are fully happy with the appearance and sparkle of their diamond is to show enlarged videos of the stone rotating 360 degrees about one or more axis, depending on the availability of zoomed-in multimedia content provided by our stockists. We go to some effort to display the stone at various angles and with as many technical specifications as are available so that buyers can critically examine the diamond in comparison to others in the marketplace. You’ll find some good examples of these on our loose diamonds product page located on our website at this location: BG&J LOOSE DIAMONDS.  Please be advised that stock availability changes, sometimes daily, so if you find something that ticks all the boxes for you then it would probably do the same for other buyers, thus it might advantage you to pounce before someone else does. Occasionally people feel a bit dismayed (actually a combination of surprise and disappointment) when the diamond they’ve been looking at on our website gets bought by someone else. In a global online marketplace that’s always a risk, and we do our best to reassure clients that new stock will become available eventually.

GIA Only Because it Does Matter What Certification Diamonds Have.

The key to making this work well is that we strictly only trade in GIA certified diamonds. Why?, is a long story for another day and online you can find large numbers of articles about how the lesser certification laboratories stack up against the peak-standard body of GIA. The GIA certification is your scientific guarantee of the 4C’s for your selected stone, in comparison to all other stones with the same grading levels. Meaning that if you really want a 2ct, G colour, VS1 clarity stone, then after checking the GIA report online (this is where to find that: GIA Report Check) then all you need to do to make a comparative judgement of the value of what retailers are offering and to visually assess it for yourself. Hence the importance of the magnified rotating videos. If the small inclusions on the stone are barely visible at 20-times magnification, then in real-life they’ll be invisible to the naked eye. Only paying for quality you can see is a big tip that many first-time diamond buyers overlook, which is why they end up overpaying through standard retailers. 

Another tip we often pass on to our well-researched clients, is that when doing a value comparison, it’s only really accurate if you are comparing all the GIA report aspects between the multiple stones you may be considering. Meaning, the value comparison is not truly valid if you are stacking a range of measurements against one another. You’re doing yourself a disservice, and somewhat misleading yourself, if you compare several stones against each other and they have even slightly different parameters. If you are disciplined in your research and compare apples-to-apples for each and every of the GIA reported characteristics then you will truly know when a retailers price is just run-of-the-mill standard-retail-price like everyone else, or if you’re found your long-term diamond supplier who knows you and will do the right thing by you always and forever.

Requests to Search Our 1ct-3ct Diamond Databases.

Our regular clients know they can ask us to conduct a live search of our extensive diamond databases and find them something usually well below market value.  IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING QUOTES: If you have been in contact with us regarding a special price quote just for you, then please be advised that we will let you know in our written communications what conditions apply to the special price. Usually these conditions refer to time-frames, deposit requirements, payment arrangements, technical specifications, delivery details etc, or other specific requirements mentioned in writing. Please read these carefully because we go to considerable effort to understand your needs and reflect that back to you in writing, so that there is a written record of what we have agreed. If you feel that what we have written to you does not accurately reflect our agreement then please inform us immediately so that clarification can be arranged. We will always get your approval in writing (usually via email) before either side commits to irreversible actions, for example ordering a non-returnable special order diamond or other customised item. By conducting ourselves this way we ensure that their are no surprises for either of us and that we both clearly understand our responsibilities and obligations. We know from experience that by getting all the details agreed up-front, the customer experience is always maximised and our valuable time is better spent focused on serving your jewellery requirements rather than retrospectively clearing up misunderstandings. Good communication is better for everyone; always has been, and always will be.  🙂

We also like to referrer searchers to some good advice by Choice Australia; posted here:

1ct-3ct Diamond Grading Information.

A diamond purchase is usually a gift of love and one of the most important purchases you will ever make.

This information is designed to ensure you can discern a quality diamond from a diamond of lesser quality ensuring you achieve the best diamond and the best value for money.

Two diamonds that appear similar may have vastly different values, so it’s important to know all the various diamond characteristics.

Most people know about carat weight and it is one of the principal factors in choosing your diamond but there are four vital characteristics involved in determining the value of a diamond known internationally as the four C’s of diamond grading: Carat weight, Colour, Clarity and Cut.

Carat weight or size can be seen by the untrained observer, colour, clarity and most importantly cut need detailed explanation.

Diamonds are measured by weight with the unit of scale being a carat. One carat is equal to one fifth of a gram and each carat is then divided into one hundred points. The price of diamonds is based upon rarity with larger stones rarer than smaller stones. So, the larger the stone the higher the price per carat.

A one carat stone is much rarer than two half carat stones and is therefore considerably more than twice as valuable.

Diamond Colour Information.

It’s not so well known that diamonds come in every colour of the rainbow as well as black and they come in varying degrees of intensity of each and every colour.

The most sought after diamonds are those that have no colour. It is this lack of colour which determines the most valuable diamonds. The finest colour is known as D-colour and as other colours taint this pure whiteness the colour grade is decreased from D to H the stone appear from white to whitish as we proceed further down the scale a yellow or brown overtone then taints the whiteness with increasing saturation.

The far less desirable brown tinted diamonds and yellow tinted diamonds are quite often used by less reputable retailers to create price point or promotional jewellery. Other colours such as grey or silver may also tint diamonds.

It is critical that the colour grade be correct as any change in colour can change the value of the diamond very significantly. Diamond colour is determined by a visual assessment with a known set of master stones to compare against or with the aid of an electronic grading machine.

Diamond Clarity Information.

Clarity refers to the level of inclusions or natural imperfections in the diamond.

The fewer the inclusions the rarer and more valuable the diamond. Diamonds are clarity graded under a special fully corrected triplet by ten magnifying loop with very clean stones further tested under a binocular microscope. The positioning of the inclusions also plays a critical role in the assessment process. For example, centre marks in the table area are more undesirable than the same size marks at the girdle.

Clarity grading is a finite and exacting art and for every change in clarity grade there is once again a significant price variation. The most popular clarity of diamonds for engagement rings is between VS1 and SI2. In these grades the tiny imperfections cannot be seen with the unaided eye and the diamonds are still at an affordable price.

A diamond grading report showing a plotting map of the inclusions accompanies every certified diamond of ¼ carrot and above, verifying the diamonds clarity grade to international standards.

Diamond Cut Information.

The majority of people focus on colour and clarity when discussing the attributes of a diamond. Colour and clarity are important but it’s the quality of the cut that makes the difference between a dull and lifeless diamond and a diamond alive with remarkable fire and brilliance.

The more perfect the cutting, the more sparkle you and everyone else will see. Our diamonds are cut to exacting mathematical proportions to show maximum brilliance. The resulting scintillation and explosion of light sets us apart from just any diamond. When all the facet angles are correct the light that enters the diamond is dispersed back through the top facets. A stone that is cut too shallow or too deep allows light leakage and does not allow the maximum beauty of the diamond to be realized. Even a better coloured diamond or a better clarity diamond will not appear as beautiful as a very well cut diamond.

Cut more than any other characteristic gives the diamond its sparkle and beauty.

On the diamond grading report every facet of the diamond is measured to ensure the angle and percentage size is within tight tolerances with corresponding facets. When checking diamonds, you must also look at the girdle thickness. Diamonds with a thick girdle carry unnecessary weight and hence have a smaller diameter for the same weight. Giving the appearance of a smaller diamond and not representing good value. The independent diamond grading report identifies the diameter and the girdle thickness. 

The ‘Hearts and Arrows’ name is derived from the optical effect achieved when a diamond is cut to the highest level of perfection. When such an ideal cut diamond is viewed through a jeweller’s symmetry viewer it displays 8 perfect hearts and 8 perfect arrows. The arrows are seen from the top of the diamond and the hearts are seen from the bottom of the stone.

Our diamonds are guaranteed by independent certification; this is your assurance of quality and value.