Merrillville’s Diamond Jewelry Seller
Aaland Diamond Jewelry has a vast selection of diamond rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and much more for sale. Employing certified gemologists and jewelry repair experts, AaLand Diamond Jewelers’ skilled employees can easily separate the wheat from the chaff: We only buy high-quality diamonds, and we only sell high-quality diamonds.
Below, find a breakdown of what you should look for before you buy your next piece of diamond jewelry. Then, discover the various diamond jewelry products we sell. If you have any questions—or if you’d like to weigh your different options with a local diamond expert—please contact us online.
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A diamond’s cut characterizes its angles, polishes, proportions, shine, and symmetrical facets. The cut of a diamond influences how impactful the stone is, or how “brilliant” it will look. Don’t confuse cut with the shape. Shape refers to the form of a diamond, while cut relates to proportions of the stone.
We’ll admit that cut is not the most important aspect when looking for diamonds in your next bracelet or pair of earrings. Just make sure the stones appear bright and sparkly.
The cut grading is very simple, ranging from 0 (the highest quality) to 10 (the poorest quality):
- Ideal cut (0)
- Excellent cut (1)
- Very good cut (2)
- Good cut (3-4)
- Fair cut (5-7)
- Poor cut (8-10)
Here are the most common diamond cut styles:
That said, you may be overwhelmed by the number of cut choices. For your convenience, we’ve compiled the five most popular diamond cuts that folks from Merrillville and greater Chicago enjoy.
Looking for a bracelet or watch? You must pay attention to the color of the diamonds set in the piece.
When it comes to diamonds, color actually refers to the lack of color. The American Gem Society (AGS) rates diamonds from a scale from 0 (perfectly colorless) to 10 (light yellow/brown). The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) rates diamonds from a scale of D (perfectly colorless) to Z (light yellow/brown).
Here’s a breakdown of color ratings, for your convenience:
- No color: The AGS rates colorless diamonds from 0 to 1, and the GIA rates colorless diamonds from D to F. Diamonds without color are the highest quality diamonds and the most expensive.
- Nearly colorless: The AGS rates these diamonds in the 1.5 to 3 range, and the GIA rates these diamonds G to J. You’ll find that these diamonds actually appear colorless when mounted.
- Faint color: The AGS ranks these from 3.5 to 4.5. The GIA ranks these from K to M. At less than .5 carats, the diamond appears colorless when mounted. In larger diamonds, some color is visible.
- Very light color: The AGS ranks these diamonds at 5 to 7. The GIA ranks these from N to R. These will show some color even when mounted.
- Light color: The color of these diamonds becomes easier to see as the grade moves from 7.5 to 10. The GIA ranks these from S to Z.
While the diamonds you find in your next bracelet or necklace don’t have to be the same exact quality, you should check to see if they’re at the very least similar. Contrasting color hues may provide a distracting look.
The whitest stones aren’t always the best option. For example, if you choose a gold bracelet bangle, diamonds with a slight yellow tint may make the piece look more seamless.
“I will be going back to Aaland Jewelers!”
Cullen worked with me to pick out the exact watch I had been looking for. I gave him an idea what I was looking for in my watch and he showed me some options and I set my sights on the stunning Citizen signature series eco-drive watch. My friends and family always compliment me whenever I wear it! I got a great deal on the watch, better than any price around. Cullen went above and beyond in making sure I found the right watch and he got me a great price. I will be going back to Aaland Jewelers!
The higher a diamond’s clarity, the fewer inclusions or blemishes it contains. When you shop for your next diamond ring, always check for diamond clarity.
Similar to color, the higher the diamond’s clarity, the more expensive the diamond will be. Diamond clarity sometimes is not as important when buying a bracelet as opposed to an engagement ring because the stones are set in a bracelet.
(Still, you should check that none of the stones in your next piece of jewelry have visible clarity flaws.)
Clarity is rated in the following way:
- Flawless (FL) diamonds: No blemishes or inclusions.
- Internally flawless (IF) diamonds: No internal inclusions, but some possible slight surface blemishes.
- Very, very slightly included (VVS1 and VVS2) diamonds: Small inclusions that are hard to see, even with magnification.
- Very slightly included (VS1 and VS2) diamonds: Minor inclusions that are easy to see when magnified but can’t be seen by the naked eye.
- Slightly included (SI1 and SI2) diamonds: Inclusions that may be visible even without magnification.
- Included (I1, (I2, and I3) diamonds: Inclusions that are easily seen by the naked eye.
Carat is a measure of a diamond’s physical weight, not its size. One carat is equal to ⅕, or .2, grams. Unlike the other C’s, there’s nothing subjective about this quality measurement: The scale doesn’t lie! Generally speaking, the more a diamond weighs, the more it will cost.
Interested in learning more about diamond ratings? We’ve done the hard work for you. Learn more here.
Diamond Jewelry for Sale in Northwest Indiana: AaLand’s Products
From bangles to bar bracelets, from cuffs to line bracelets (sometimes referred to as tennis bracelets), we’ve got a wide selection of diamond bracelets for sale.
A few things to note before you buy your next diamond bracelet. As we mentioned, you may not want an entirely colorless diamond in your next bracelet, even though colorless diamonds are the rarest and hence the most expensive. Why? Well, suppose you choose a gold bracelet with a diamond clasp; the colorless diamond may make the diamond pop in an unappealing, inconsistent way.
AaLand has a wide selection of diamond studs, from halo-style to 3-, 4-, and even 6-prong studs. Visit our store or our online resource to view our selection.
Here’s an insider tip to consider before you pull the trigger. Unlike bracelets, you’ll probably want colorless diamonds in your next pair of studs. Why? Because diamonds reflect the colors they are near. Suppose your diamonds are light yellow in color: Your earrings will end up reflecting the dark frames of your glasses, resulting in an unappealing look.
Our skilled gem experts will help design and install gemstones on necklaces, earrings, bracelets, or your preferred item of jewelry more generally. Check out AaLand’s gem vault for additional information and photographs.
Before you buy one of our many diamond necklaces, you should determine the following:
- How often and when will you wear it? In which applications will you wear it?
- Generally speaking, short styles of necklaces are best for formal wear. In formal scenarios, make sure your necklace doesn’t reach farther than the collarbone. Longer styles are best for casual wear.
- The material of the chain matters. You want a material that lasts; that said, most consumers choose metal. Precious metals are just as brilliant as the diamond itself. So look for gold, silver, or platinum chains.
- All things equal, you’ll want to choose a diamond that is less than 1 in color.
“Happy to say I trusted the right jeweler!”
AaLand helped me redesign my grandma’s vintage, diamond necklace into something I can wear EVERYDAY! I felt involved in the redesign process and my opinion mattered every step of the way. This is a heirloom that will remain in the family for many generations. Happy to say I trusted the right jeweler! Thank you Aaland Diamond.
While bracelets and necklaces leave more space for different body shapes, rings are different. That said, you’ll need to know your ring size (or your significant other’s ring size) before you buy. If you’re planning on popping the big question but need to keep it a secret, we recommend using other rings your significant other wears as an estimate for their engagement ring size.
AaLand has a large inventory of rings for sale. Explore our diamond ring selection here.
Diamond watches aren’t just for special events. Aside from looking beautiful, diamond watches serve a practical purpose: They tell time. (Men: Use this as an excuse to wear your diamond watch more often!)
When shopping for diamond watches, look for designs that use very fine diamonds. You also want to make sure the placement of the stones is just right. They should enhance the watch’s overall features and not make it ostentatious.
Estate, Antique, and Vintage Jewelry
The source of estate jewelry may typically come from a family inheritance, but the term can be used to describe any previously owned jewelry. More accurately, estate jewelry is considered any second hand jewelry. This in nature will typically mean the pieces are aged. These aged pieces are more likely to add value since they are “vintage” or “antique.”
The term antique jewelry is used to describe any piece that is 100 years or older. The term vintage jewelry is applied when pieces are a couple decades old.
“I could not ask for better customer service!”
I worked with Cullen to purchase a necklace a couple years ago. He was very easy to work with and all of my needs were met. He worked with me to find something that matched my budget and had the piece shipped to me all the way out in Arizona in no time at all. I could not ask for better customer service! I would recommend Aaland to everyone I know!
Choose AaLand for Your Next Piece of Diamond Jewelry
With a concierge jewelry service and a successful record of creating custom jewelry that Northwest Indiana folks love, AaLand Diamond Jewelers should be your destination when that special event in life arrives at your doorstep.
We’ll put your mind at ease. Our staff are pressure-free, professional, and polite—perhaps our great service is why we receive such great Yelp reviews. Contact us to schedule an appointment. We’ll make the experience of buying diamond jewelry, not to mention wearing it, all that more special.
Need help with your Jewelry?
Our in-house jewelry experts will help you with all aspects of your jewelry, including items purchased from another store. AaLand is not just the best at providing customers with custom personalized timeless pieces; we are also experts at customer support to service your personal jewelry.