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James Allen is an online jewelry retailer in business since 1999. This Maryland based company specializes in the ultimate diamond shopping experience. Unlike most diamond retailers, James Allen providers shoppers an actual 360 degree image of each of their diamonds available for sale. Shoppers will also like the extended return policy and A+ Better Business Bureau rating.
James Allen offers a well organized website and solid search engine but really stands out with their technology. Many people want to see the actual diamond they are purchasing before making the leap. James Allen puts the shopper at ease by providing a 360 degree image to get the best look and feel of the diamond before making the purchase. The accompanied diamond certifications also help in the process. For those that are "seeing is believing" folks, James Allen is a great place to shop.
The selection of diamonds is also impressive. For those that are new to the purchase process, they need to be aware of the diamond grading with the stone they choose. GIA is considered the elite certification company in diamond grading. A "G" colored stone by GIA standards will tend to be less colorful than those of the IGI and AGS companies. However, the actual pictures of stones will eliminate many of the customers questions and allows for a better side-by- side comparison.
We also liked the abundant selection of diamond settings. The pictures of the options are large and easy to see. We think this is very helpful for those that want to feel confident before making such an expensive purchase. James Allen allows customers to choose either the diamond or setting first and the process of putting the two together is simple.
However, if you aren't fully satisfied with your purchase, James Allen provides a generous, no-hassle 60 day return policy that customers can feel good about.
James Allen provides diamond shoppers a huge selection of diamonds to choose from. The generous, no-hassle return policy and amazing diamond pictures is very appealing. James Allen receives one of our highest rankings.
Diamond Wave is a little newer to the online diamond market than some of the other companies reviewed. They bring to the table an expansive diamond selection and a strong Better Business Bureau rating of A+. This is a family owned company that takes pride in customer service. The only down side is that we could find any method to select a setting for our diamond of choice.
Diamond Wave has a clean and clear website that is easy on the eyes and definitely appealing. Their diamond search engine is straightforward with the option to narrow your search by shape, cut, color, clarity, carat, size and price. Additional options include polish, symmetry, table and depth.
Diamond Wave only offers GIA certified diamonds so that shoppers can know they are buying with confidence. The company also offers a 45 day money back guarantee but, like many jewelers, excludes custom and engraved work.
With nearly 4,900 GIA certified diamonds we like Diamond Wave for the loose stone shopper. For those wanting to select a diamond and then a matching setting, we wished this company offered this option or at least made it a more straightforward obvious choice, if it does exist. We also didn't see, in our sampling, many affordable options. This may be attributed to the high quality certification that comes with these diamonds.
If you are in the market for a GIA certified loose diamond and like a family owned business, this company is worth closer look.
To help you find the Best Diamonds, TopConsumerReviews.com provides you with an in-depth comparison of James Allen and Diamond Wave.
If you've purchased a loose diamond before, you know that it's both an art and a science. Carat size, color, certification, depth, symmetry, retail mark-up, and many other factors determine the ultimate price of a diamond.
Most retail diamond stores are typically equipped to provide you with only 2 or 3 choices of stones in your desired size and price range. That means that you'll most likely have to drive between several retail locations, trying to find a diamond that you can afford and feel confident about.
While the task of finding the right diamond has traditionally been a frustrating and time-consuming process, the internet has made all this much easier. With the introduction of online diamond stores in the last few years, you now have access to thousands of diamonds, and can easily choose the color range, clarity, cut, and more that you're looking for. You can also compare several diamonds at the same time to find the best diamond at the best price.
Not all online diamond stores are the same. Before making your big diamond purchase, you should consider the following:
TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Diamond Stores available today. We hope these reviews help you find the perfect diamond that you're looking for!
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