If you are not re-using a diamond, how do you go about sourcing one out?
Generally speaking a diamond can be sourced in one of two ways:
1. I can source a diamond(s) for you
I have relationships with many local, family owned diamond businesses who have excellent reputations and product. They carefully select all of their stock in person in Europe. If you have a design in mind I can source a few stones in a range of qualities. If, for whatever reason, those stones aren’t quite right we can simply return them and source out some other ones to look at! The benefit of sourcing a stone this way is that you are able to see the diamonds in person and select the one that speaks to you.
2. Sourcing a Diamond Online
Recently I’ve had some clients who prefer to source their diamonds online. I have no problem with this whatsoever and am happy to create a jewellery design for the stone of your choice. The benefit of sourcing a diamond this way is having access to a wide selection of inventory and there is also, quite often, a cost savings.
If you decide to source a diamond online I would highly recommend JamesAllen. I’ve had previous clients source their stones from JamesAllen and I was so impressed with the service and quality that I decided to recommend them to all of my customers looking to source diamonds online. One of the features that I really like is that you can view the real stones at magnification and in 360 degrees. So often with other sites the diamond images are just stock images and not actual pictures of the diamond you would potentially be purchasing.If you are interested you can browse the JamesAllen diamond inventory here or I’ve provided a link below.