If you are shopping for an engagement ring, creating a piece of jewelry, or upgrading an existing design, you might be asking, "should I buy a loose diamond?"

Nothing compares to the brilliance and fire of a loose diamond. By purchasing a loose diamond apart from a setting, you are able to get the best look at the stone to really see the 4 C's up close— cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. You can view inclusions that a setting might otherwise hide or distract from, allowing you to make an informed decision about the diamond you are investing in.

We are happy to offer our customers an extensive collection of diamond shapes including round brilliant, princess, oval, cushion, and radiant cuts. We carry diamonds graded by the most notorious gemological laboratories such as GIA, EGL, IGI and AGS. Here are more things to consider when buying a loose diamond at Gold and Diamond Source:

 

Understand The Anatomy of a Diamond

Learn about the 4 C's from the diamond experts. Our diamond education center is loaded with information from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) so you can rest assured you are making an informed diamond purchase. Learn more HERE.

 

Explore Our Diamonds Online

Get a head start on your diamond search. Explore and compare diamonds by shape, carat, color, clarity, cut, and more with this innovative diamond search tool. Find this online tool HERE.

 

Consider Fancy Color Diamonds

Diamonds come in every color of the rainbow. Check out our vast selection of diamonds in yellow, blue, pink, green and purple. Fancy colored diamonds are graded based on the depth of color - Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense and Fancy Vivid. Explore fancy color diamonds HERE.

 

Use Your Diamond In Your Perfect Piece

Are you ready to design your perfect piece? Explore our online Stud Builder, Pendant Builder, or Ring Builder to get started.

 

Trust in Our Lifetime Diamond Trade-In Policy

With our unique 100% diamond trade-in policy, you may trade in your diamond at any time toward another diamond(s) of equal or greater value. Your trade in value is the original purchase price, excluding tax. The lifetime trade-in policy is valid for in-store and online purchases. Items that qualify for trade in are diamond solitaire rings, diamond solitaire pendants, and diamond solitaire earrings. Learn more about this policy HERE.

 

Ready to see our loose diamond collection in person? We invite you to visit our Clearwater, Florida, showroom to view our full selection, or explore loose diamonds online HERE.

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"I have visited GDS a few times since I got engaged and the customer service has been consistently great! Someone is always at the front door to greet you and show you in the right direction. The sales people I have been paired up with always seem happy and eager to please!

Besides the customer service, who wouldn't enjoy themselves while looking at all the shiny diamonds?

I had the pleasure to work to Alexis (the brunette) about what kind of wedding band would match my uniquely shaped engagement ring. She gave me so many options and went above and beyond by requesting a price quote from the designer who made my engagement ring for a matching wedding band. She emailed me on her days off to keep me in the loop!!

Alexis was with another customer when my fiancé and I came back in to buy, but Veronica took care of us as if we'd been working with her all along. She made the check out experience painless and quick.

I will always recommend GDS when a friend is getting engaged. We've already sent two happy couples their way!" — Nina M. on Yelp