What exactly does it mean to buy wholesale diamonds?
When you are interested in buying a diamond, you’ve probably been reading up on the 4Cs, GIA certificates, ring designs and advice on how to buy diamonds. Then there is a big chance you’ve also come across the term wholesale diamond prices. But what exactly does it mean to buy diamonds at a wholesale price? Are the diamonds a different quality than the ones sold by famous retail brands? Are they GIA certified? Does wholesale require you to buy more than one? And most importantly: where can you buy diamonds at wholesale prices?
The quality of wholesale diamonds
There is no reason why the quality of wholesale diamonds should be any less than retail diamonds sold by famous brands. A Cushion Shape wholesale diamond graded as 5.35 carat G VS1 will be the same as any branded diamond of the same certified grade. Wholesale diamonds, like any diamond, should always be issued with a diamond certification. For this, we recommend the GIA as the most authoritative and accurate gem laboratory. The term wholesale if often associated with buying in bulk. However, this is not the case when you buy diamonds at wholesale prices. Whether you purchase one 0.5 carat diamond or three 2 carat diamonds is up to you.
Enter the world of diamond experts and buy loose diamonds at wholesale prices
There are many different stages before a diamond reaches a store after it is uncovered from a diamond mine. Buying wholesale diamonds essentially means you are buying diamonds at a stage in the supply chain before they end up in retail stores and diamond shops. Buying loose diamonds means you get there before they are sent to jewelry manufacturers. By eliminating the middlemen between you and the diamond you are saving yourself up to 50% off retail prices.
Wholesale diamond prices – understanding the price chart
When buying diamonds like professionals do, you must be able to understand how the pricing system works for wholesale diamonds. For every carat size, there is a price chart that denotes the diamond price per different color grade and clarity grade for that particular carat size. That price is called the Price per Carat and does not reflect the total price. To calculate the total wholesale diamond prices, you have to multiply that number by the size of the diamond.
For example: If the Price per Carat for a Round 3 carat F VS1 is $33,000, then the total wholesale price is 3 x $33,000 = $99,000.
Where to buy wholesale diamonds
The number one source to the worldwide inventory of wholesale diamonds is The Diamond Registry. Established in 1961 and online since 1997, The Diamond Registry has a proven track record of matching people’s diamond wishes with the perfect diamond. Through The Diamond Registry, you can buy GIA certified loose diamonds at wholesale prices inaccessible to the main public. You also have the option to create bespoke diamond jewelry together with our in-house jewelry designers. Ask for a free quote to set your diamond experts in the search for your perfect diamond – with full certification and always at the wholesale price.