(Closed) buying a loose stone- looking to buy on the cheap

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 5
99 posts
Worker bee

I actually just found this website called diamodstudswholesale.com I haven’t looked up the reviews on it yet but their loose diamonds have awesome prices depending on the clarity and color and everything. I found a 1 ct round l1 excellent cut g color diamond for 750$! You can also go to to .90 and get aneven better deal

Post # 6
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Try going to a jeweler and buying a loose garnet. They are very inexpensive and considerably more durable than a colored CZ. 🙂

Post # 8
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I would try googling for loose rubies and garnets

Post # 10
3968 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Garnets are definitely affordable. Keep in mind carat weights are going to vary by gemstone, so you should go by millimeter dimension. Or maybe a sapphire… hmmmm

Post # 14
1212 posts
Bumble bee

Other ppl have the diamonds covered. But as far as CZ you have…

http://Www.ashadiamonds.com which are absolutely amazing diamond coated CZ

And http://www.winkcz.com which are INCREDIBLY high quality flawlessly cut CZ. (but NO diamond coating).

As far as engagement ring quality CZ goes after all my research these are the only two I would ever put in my e-ring.

Post # 15
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2001

http://www.gemselect.com/ has some really great stones. I got a gorgeous 3.52 (9.11mm x 5.52mm) carat natural pyrope garnet, round brilliant cut, VS clarity, for $25. I can’t recommend them enough. Have bought over 60 loose stones from them…garnets mainly. But also some topaz & sapphires. They ship SUPER FAST & fully insured & you get a third party gem certificate if you want.

EDIT TO ADD: another thing i love about gemselect is there are NO stockphotos. What you see is what you get. The stone you see in the pic is the one you are receiving. Heres a pic of that $25 3.52 carat garnet! Sorry it isn’t clearer (camera phone), but IRL its stunning. Please ignore dirty nails, just got home from Crossfit.

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