The specialists in colored diamonds featured on my list are among some of the best places to buy diamonds. Yes it is true that any jeweler worth his salt will be able to get you a colored stone, but there are several reasons I recommend this particular jeweler for all your fancy colors.
Note: Just to review a couple of terms. (Please skip on ahead if you already know about diamond terminology.) The word "fancy" when used in regard to diamond color means intensely or vividly colored. When used in regard to shape "fancy cut" means any shape other than the standard classic usually referred to as a round brilliant.
The diamond we have for you today actually falls in both categories:
Fancy color and fancy cut.
Pink diamonds are rare therefore they command a respectable price. But that’s not to say we can’t find you a beautiful one at a fair price.
This little beauty is a gorgeous fancy intense pink cut into a heart shape and not only does it have good symmetry, but good polish and has Argyle laser inscription and certification.
This one gets my “No Regrets” stamp of approval.
||3.54 x 3.58 x 2.17 mm
||Fancy Intense Pink
||Slightly Thick to Very Thick, Faceted
||Feather, Needle, Pinpoint, Natural
The reasons I recommend Leibish for colored stones is because first of all this is their speciality. If you want good service and good quality go to the specialist. And like most of the jewelers on our list Liebish is a well established entity. Leibish and Co participates in the annual invitation only Argyle Pink Diamond Tender. Enough said.
Leibish is also a proponent of diamonds as investments so they are keen to give purchasers a chance to get in at a good price.
All in all Leibish are great to deal with and provide a wonderful service.
I asked them to send me a list of a few more pink diamonds under $15000 and they responded within the hour with the following list (which includes the stone reviewed above).
Heart Diamonds at Brick and Mortar Jewelers
Very few brick-and-mortar jewelers have more than one or two heart diamonds in stock. Many do not stock any heart diamonds at all. The few who do are rarely able to offer much of a selection. However do not let this deter you if you know a jeweler that has been recommended to you. Any jeweler will be able to order a heart diamond in for you. A good jeweler will get to know your requirements as well as limitations and help you find exactly what you need. If you haven’t already received recommendations to local jewelers from friends or people you know then you could use FindMyJewelerTM . This is a list compiled after DiamondHelpers conducted secret shopper tests to find which jewelers in the USA are helpful, have friendly customer service, a no-pressure approach, honesty, good selection, quality inventory, and product knowledge, with competitive prices. . The requirements were quite stringent and only the very finest businesses ended up passing the tests. This is a very good service and very useful if you prefer walking into a jewelry store and dealing with your jeweler face to face. I highly recommend checking it out. Read more about FindMyJeweler.
Heart Diamonds at Online Jewelers
If you prefer to buy online, or are not in the USA and therefore the above mentioned list is of no use to you then here is a list of jewelers who not only sell heart diamonds, but they passed our test and were found to be offering excellent service and generous return policies among other outstanding features.
Jewelers offering a large selection of heart diamonds:
Jewelers with a modest selection of heart diamonds in stock:
I was glad to hear from some of my regular readers that they are looking for hearts, and I was asked to post another one I would recommend which might suit those with a different budget.
So here is a wonderful wonderful heart diamond that suits a lower budget beautifully. We adjusted the color grading and looked for a stone rated “J”. Remember as shown in the video comparing the color of diamonds J is about the lowest we go if we want a clear and colorless diamond, as its coloring is still very faint.
The thing about heart cut diamonds is that when the cut is graded as “excellent cut” it is done so because it shows the most sparkle (brilliance and fire are the terms used). However in order to accomplish this the cutter has to sometimes make the lower sides of the heart curve enough so that the angle at which the light bounces carries the light back to the viewer’s eye. Sometimes the result is that it can tend to look less like the traditional “cute” heart shape. The one above falls within my idea of an ideal heart shape. And therefore gets named as our
Catch of The Day
I consider it to be more of a “cute” heart shape than some more expensive heart stones even though these more expensive ones get graded as an excellent cut.
Here is an example, though it is still a fantastic piece, I am not too enamoured with the resultant heart shape.
You can see that this diamond below has been graded as an excellent cut, and yet that heart shape looks a little squashed.
This is of course due to the challenging task of creating a heart shape and getting the light to play and disperse in such a way to create the maximum “sparkle”. Also the stone below is the very rare and coveted “D” color. Imagine being responsible for making a heart shape out of such a rare item. I would not like that job. Get it wrong and the stone becomes worth $2000 less.
So this should give us a little more understanding as to why the stone below is the shape it is. Still recognisable as a heart, and absolutely stunning, as it will have incredible brilliance/fire/sparkle, with so many fine characteristics. But the difference in size compared to the above “Catch of The Day” is negligible. But the price is $4560 greater than the one we are recommending above.
I’m a little bit too excited with this find, so I need to just calm down and breathe.
This incredible heart shaped diamond is so beeeautiful that I know it will not stay available for long but will get snatched up by a diamond connoisseur very very soon.
People in the diamond retail industry are talking about the recent surge in demand for heart shaped diamonds.
Well I said it just a few days ago that Heart shaped diamonds are such a powerful meme, that it is inevitable that more and more people will be looking for heart diamonds. We are in an era where visual communication is so highly developed and our eyes are attuned to visual formulaic advertising, and the methods we use to communicate are increasingly meme driven. Heart diamonds say so much more than round diamonds.
It’s actually very challenging to cut a heart shape diamond and get the same light play that can be gotten from round cuts, or even pear cuts.
So this is why I nearly jumped out of my chair and ran around the room when I saw this treasure!
What a fantastic
Catch Of The Day!
Carat weight: 1.00
Girdle: Thick to very thick
Now that is a good deal. Definitely gets our “No Regrets” stamp of approval,
Today’s find is a very special piece.
Heart diamonds are extremely meaningful as they contain all the symbology of love and affection in one little sparkly twinkly diamond.
And there will be more than the diamond sparkling when this unparalleled present is opened by a very lucky girl.
So with great pride we present this as our
Catch Of The Day
I decided to go straight past the smaller, lower clarity stones and have gone for this gorgeous creation right near the top of the range.
GIA Report: 1136716491
Carat Weight: 3.05 carat
Cut: Select Ideal™
Ok now this one has got to be a sure winner.
It is a fact that red or pink hearts are hugely popular with girls, and Gemvara have this cute little design which definitely makes the grade to be our
Catch Of the Day
- Type: Heart Red Garnet
- Quality Grade: Natural AAA
- Size: 6.0x6.0mm, about 1.02cts
ACCENT STONE 1
- Type: Round Red Garnet
- Quality Grade: Natural AAA
- Approx. Total Accent Gem Weight: 0.11
- Number of Gemstones: 6
ACCENT STONE 2
- Type: Round Diamond
- Quality Grade: H \ SI2
- Approx. Total Accent Gem Weight: 0.06
- Number of Gemstones: 4
- Ring Width (underside at widest point):2.94mm