Loose Rough Natural Diamonds

Find Loose, Rough Diamonds for a Variety of Purposes

When youre looking for a source of rough diamonds to cut and polish, set in jewelry, use for industrial applications, or simply display as they appeared in nature, you want quality and selection. Shop on eBay to find a wide variety of loose, rough, natural diamonds.

What to consider when buying rough diamonds

When youre looking to buy uncut, natural diamonds, there are three things to keep in mind:

  • Color: In the world of gemstones, the less color that a diamond has, generally speaking, the more brilliance and sparkle it will have. Usually, the stone will have a slight gray or brown tinge to it. Clear stones, known as white diamonds, are usually preferable, but there is also a market for some colored diamonds such as pink ones.
  • Carat: This is the measurement of the weight of the diamond, and a carat can be divided into 100 points.
  • Clarity: Almost all diamonds have some small flaws, which are called inclusions. The fewer and more minor the inclusions, the more valuable a diamond is. If the flaws are significant enough, the diamond may not be right for jewelry.
  • Shape: While the stone is not yet cut, it does have a shape, and the shape can affect how much needs to be taken off in the cutting process.
How are diamonds on eBay sold?

There are several ways that you can buy diamonds on eBay. One way that they come is in the form of a powder or dust. This type of diamond is too small to be set into jewelry, but it has many commercial applications, such as an abrasive on a drill bit, or it can be put into glass or ceramic tile. Rough diamonds to cut for jewelry or display in their natural form come in many sizes and carat weights. Diamonds are often available in large lots, and some are strung like beads.

Colors of loose, rough diamonds

Some of the colors you may find on eBay are yellow, gray, white, black, blue, green, and pink.

Do all rough diamonds get cut?

There are ways to use diamonds in jewelry that dont involve cutting them. Jewelers can take rough diamonds and make them into beads to adorn bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings. This is sometimes done with diamonds that have significant inclusions or are simply too small to be easily cut.