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Loose diamonds

Cut, rough and uncut diamonds for jewellery, gifts or as an investment. Diamonds both large and small - the possibilities are endless when it comes to loose diamonds. We source our diamonds from our trusted suppliers in Antwerp, among others.

Examples of loose diamonds

Here are some examples of the loose diamonds we can offer. You are always welcome to visit us in-store or call or email us if you are interested in buying loose diamonds.

Large selection of diamonds

At Apel Goldsmiths in Copenhagen, we have an extensive selection of loose diamonds. We source many of our diamonds directly through our suppliers in Antwerp, with whom we have partnered for many years. With our suppliers, we can guarantee that all our diamonds are traded on fair terms and are of high quality.

All diamonds come with GIA certification

When buying diamonds from us, you will often receive a certificate from the GIA as proof of the stone’s quality. The acronym GIA stands for "Gemological Institute of America", the institution with an international reputation for evaluating and assessing the quality of diamonds based on the most stringent criteria.

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The 4Cs of diamond grading - cut, colour, clarity and carat weight

Inclusions and blemishes are very common in diamonds, but they do have an impact on their value. Clarity is one of the factors that affects a diamond’s value, but it is not the only one. Since diamonds are the most prestigious and precious gemstones, they are subjected to a very thorough valuation. Value determination is based on four factors, known as the 4Cs, which stand for: carat, colour, clarity and cut.

Carat weight: This factor is the easiest to determine, as the stone just needs to be weighed. 1 carat is defined as 0.2 grams and the diamond’s value increases with weight. However, the value does not increase in a linear way, as large diamond crystals are much rarer than smaller ones. That is why a 1 carat diamond will cost more than twice that of a 0.5 carat diamond, assuming their quality is equal.

Colour: Most stones are pale yellow, and the range of colour distinctions from white to yellow are so subtle that they can be difficult to see. The colour distinctions cannot be described by the usual colour names, so a colour scale is used. The most commonly used is from the GIA: the "GIA Colour Scale". There are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ colours of diamonds, just rare and less rare colours.

Clarity: Clarity and transparency vary greatly from stone to stone. If there are too many inclusions and blemishes in a diamond, it can reduce the transparency to the extent that it cannot be used as a gemstone, but instead can only be sold as an industrial diamond. Very few diamonds are flawless, and these are extremely rare and precious.

Cut: The cut of a diamond is a man-made factor. While the other Cs can be described as rarity factors, cut is more of a quality factor. A diamond’s appearance only truly comes into its own once it has been cut.