Large gemstones are very special. They are rarer and more valuable than small ones, and they can be very beautiful. But large stones also require special care and handling and can be a bit intimidating to buy. If you want to buy a large stone, here are some tips for buying large gemstones:
Know your budget: You’ll need to know how much you want to spend on a large gemstone before you go shopping for it. Don’t be afraid to ask for a price range from the jeweler before you start looking at stones so you don’t get caught up in the excitement and spend more than you intended.
Get recommendations from friends or family members who have bought large gemstones before. If they have had good experiences with their purchases or salespeople, they can recommend jewelers they trust and shop at. They might even advise you on what kind of stone would look best in your home or office space.
Look at the stone’s clarity and color: The clarity refers to the many inclusions (or lack thereof) in the gemstone. The color refers to how saturated the hue is- how much of the original color was lost due to heat treatment or exposure to chemicals during cutting or polishing.
Size: Be sure to consider size when buying a gemstone. It should be big enough to have an impact but not so big that it will overpower your home. If you have a smaller home, you need something that fits the decor. You could also go for a smaller diamond if you want to use it in jewelry designs or as an accent piece.
Carat weight: The carat weight of a gemstone refers to its weight compared with one carat (100 milligrams). For example, if a diamond weighs 1 carat, it weighs exactly 100 milligrams. A 2-carat diamond weighs 200 milligrams, while a 3-carat diamond weighs 300 milligrams.
Cut: The cut of a large gemstone will also impact the price tag attached to it. A well-cut stone has good proportions, with all parts being proportional to each other. If one part is too big or small compared to another, this can affect how light reflects off the stone’s surface and how much fire it displays when exposed to direct lighting conditions.
Buy from a trusted source: Be sure to purchase your gemstone from a reputable supplier. For example, if you buy a diamond from an online auction site, there’s no guarantee that it will be real or as described in the auction listing. If you purchase from a jewelry store or dealer who regularly sells diamonds and other gemstones, then at least they’ll have some reputation on which to base their business model.
Look at the stone in different lights: Most natural gems have a range of colors that can change depending on light conditions. This is especially true for large stones that contain multiple colors within them. For example, a blue sapphire may appear more purple under certain lighting. Gemologists use this phenomenon to identify fake gems by comparing them with genuine ones under different lighting conditions. If your stone looks exactly the same under all lights, it may be synthetic or treated rather than natural.
Finally, purchasing large gemstones is a major investment. If you want to purchase a large gemstone, you need to know how to evaluate it properly and take care of it.