Shopping for a diamond can be intimidating! Forgo the plush showrooms, high-pressure sales tactics, and misleading "advice" of the all to typical retail jeweler.
The result, our prices are lower so you get much more diamond for your money.
By working with a broker you will be purchasing your diamond directly from a cutter or wholesaler. We are committed to working for you and finding the best quality diamonds that fit in your budget. Our expertise is knowing where to find specific stones and how to negotiate the lowest possible cost.
As qualified GIA graduate diamond graders we assure you that the color, cut, clarity and weight of any diamonds you purchase are accurate. Thats why Great Lakes Diamond Brokers provide all certified loose diamonds (GIA,EGL,AGS) and guaranty them to be conflict-free.
We are responsible for locating the diamonds that best meet your desires and budget. We can save you time and frustration of locating and comparing diamonds in many different retail jewelry stores.
Diamonds are stunning works of nature, breathtaking and incredibly captivating. Remember a diamond is one of the most important purchases you'll ever make. We are confident you will be 100% satisfied with our affordable diamond prices and our customer service.
A diamond is weighed in metric carats; one carat is just over seven thousandths of an ounce. Diamonds are normally weighed to the thousandth of a carat and then rounded to the nearest hundredth.
Most people think cut refers to a diamond’s shape, but regardless of shape, a well-cut diamond is bright, fiery, and shimmers with light. Well-balanced proportions and a high polish will create magnificent brilliance, fire, and scintillation.
Diamonds have distinctive internal features called inclusions and subtle surface irregularities called blemishes. The degree to which these marks affect the appearance of a diamond will determine its clarity grade. The GIA Clarity Scale ranges from flawless, under ten-power magnification, to included. Flawless and internally flawless diamonds are very rare and, therefore, more valuable.
Most diamonds range from colorless to light yellow and are graded for their relative lack of color. The less color, the higher the value. The GIA Color scale ranges from D, which is absolutely colorless, all the way to Z, which includes diamonds that are light yellow and brown in color.
To learn more about diamonds and about the differences in quality, visit GIA’s site.