There are numerous places to buy loose diamonds online, but the top retailers have a few things in common. They not only offer a large selection of certified diamonds, but they also offer hassle-free returns and free shipping. These companies are online establishments that have offices and/or showrooms located in one or two cities.
Before you pick your diamond retailer, first read our guide for buying diamonds online.
Bova Diamonds Dallas
Bova Diamonds is a fine jewelry company that was founded in 1998. They are based in Dallas, Texas, and are self-proclaimed to be one of the largest retailers of certified diamonds.
Their website offers you the ability to sift through 10,000+ loose diamonds. You can narrow your search by selecting the shape, color, clarity, and size. More diamond-savvy shoppers can also narrow their selection by polish, symmetry, and fluorescence, as well as by dimensions and size ratios. Some stones have photos, and some do not, but each diamond has a graphed image that points out some of the diamond’s unique characteristics.
Bova Diamonds offers free 30-day returns as well as free FedEx shipping on all orders. If you decide to return an item, you must pay for the shipping and insurance.
How to Choose a Diamond Shape and Cut for Your Engagement Ring
Everything you need to choose a diamond shape you love and that suits your lifestyle. What you need to know to find an engagement ring that fits you just right and is comfortable to wear every day.
1. Explore Popular Diamond Shapes
Choosing a diamond or gemstone shape is one of the decisions you’ll have to make, and it’s an important one because you’ll wear this ring every day. Comfort is as important as looks.
2. Diamond Shape and Cut Aren’t the Same Things
The term diamond cut does not mean shape. Cut refers to diamond proportions like depth, width, and uniformity of facets. Learn about popular diamond cuts, including the brilliant cut diamond. Pictures and facts to help you recognize and choose a diamond in Dallas.
3. How to Make a Diamond Look Larger
Choosing certain diamond shapes is one way to make a diamond look larger than its true carat weight. Find out which shapes look larger and learn a few more size-enhancing tips.
4. Popular Cutting Styles
Photos and explanations of cutting styles give you one more of the tools you need to visualize diamond shapes and cuts.
Diamond Gift Guide: By Setting
Not sure what kind of jewelry to buy your loved one? If you have absolutely no clue what to purchase, the safest bet is a pair of diamond stud earrings from Bova Diamonds in Dallas. They have become the iconic jewelry staple of our generation, just like a pearl necklace was the staple jewelry item from the 1930s through the 1960s.
They are simple, so most women will like them and be able to incorporate them into their wardrobe, and they are timeless, so they will last for generations. A quality pair of diamond studs can be worn every day or layered into more intricate earring combinations. You’d think it would be simple now, but not quite. There are a handful of different setting styles to choose from.
Not only that, you’ll need to pick the total carat weight, the diamond quality, as well as the type of metal. This guide will help break down the most popular diamond stud settings and weigh in on the pros and cons of each.
1. Four Prong Setting Diamond Studs
Four-prong settings are the essential, most popular diamond stud setting. Not only are they super secure, but they also let the diamond shine. You can opt for a diamond with a lower color grade if you set it in platinum or white gold.
These particular earrings boast the following attributes:
The diamonds are natural and conflict-free.
- Made in the USA
- Comes with Certificate of Authenticity
- 30-day Free Returns
- The item comes in a beautiful wooden box
2. Martini Setting Diamond Studs
Martini settings are great because they are more stylish than four-prong settings, and the diamonds can be inserted further into the setting. This way, the diamonds sit really close to the ear as opposed to sitting high off the ear like four-prong settings.
One thing to be careful of with martini settings is that if one prong gets damaged, it is easy to lose a diamond. If one prong gets damaged on a four-prong setting, you still have three other prongs holding the diamond in. Be sure to get your prongs checked once or twice a year to be sure they are in tip-top shape.
These earrings have a great return policy and are equipped with screw backs, which I recommend for any pair of stud earrings priced over $500.
3. Halo Setting Diamond Studs
If you love vintage glamour, you will love the diamond stud halo setting. Halo settings not only add a vintage look to your earring, but also make diamonds look way bigger than they are. So, even though diamond halo settings are generally more expensive, you can get away with a smaller center diamond, which ultimately will save you money.
These gorgeous halo earrings are a great choice and feature the following:
- Made in the USA
- 100% Conflict Free Natural Diamonds
- IGI USA Certified
4. Cluster Setting Diamond Studs
Cluster settings are similar to halo settings, but in cluster settings, all the diamonds are around the same size. The outer perimeter features larger diamonds than a halo setting, and the center features smaller diamonds than a halo setting. Cluster-setting earrings will save you money over the halo setting but will give you the same amount of sparkle. These earrings are made in the USA and comply with the Kimberley Process to ensure that the diamonds are conflict-free.
5. Bezel Setting Diamond Stugs
Modern, sleek, and stunning all describe the effortlessly elegant bezel stud setting. I may be a bit biased because this diamond stud setting is one of my favorites. The diamonds are very well protected on all sides, but you’ll want to be sure you opt for a diamond with a decent quality rating and a decent size. Otherwise, the bezel setting will swallow up and dwarf the diamond, as well as highlight any flaws. A well-cut, clean diamond of at least .50ct will look amazing in this type of setting.
These earrings have all of the following characteristics:
- All our diamonds are natural and conflict-free.
- Made in the USA.
- The item comes in a beautiful wooden box.
Need help selecting a diamond in Dallas? Bova Diamonds is a jewelry store offering custom jewelry, diamond rings, diamond earrings, engagement rings, and loose diamonds in Dallas.
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