Where to Buy Cheap Diamonds

Diamonds are currently the most sought after gemstone for engagement rings. Yet diamonds are commonly the most expensive gemstone, and engagement rings can cost thousands of dollars.

Wondering where to buy cheap diamonds and affordable diamond alternatives? Look no further than Gold and Diamond Buyers in Calgary. We offer low prices for beautiful and uniquely crafted pieces for every special occasion. 

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Our lead jeweler, John Ollmann, is a Teacher of Diamonds. John has over 40 years of experience in the industry. Passionate about jewelry, John has made it his mission to help Calgarians save thousands by educating buyers on how to buy diamonds smarter. 

John Ollmann is the author of Save Thousands Buying a Diamond or Choose from 6 Best Selling Diamond Alternatives. He genuinely wants to save young people from going broke because of diamonds. 

For instance, John often encourages clients who ask for a 1.00-carat diamond to buy 0.99-carat diamond engagement rings. Doing so can save you up to $10,000. That’s a substantial impact on your wallet, but not necessarily on your eyes. 

John is also a huge advocate for diamond alternatives. If you are looking for affordable diamonds, there are several alternatives that can save you a lot of money. 

Diamonds aren’t the only thing that has had significant advancements in more affordable alternatives, either. Did you know that tires made today are no longer made out of rubber? Today, tires are synthetic, and they cost less. Why can’t that be done with diamonds? 

There is nothing natural about mined diamonds today. The nitrogen gas in “yellow” diamonds are artificially removed with heat. It is burned off so you can’t trace it. 

Diamond Alternatives Suggested by Diamonds Educator, John Ollmann 

Knowing where to buy cheap diamonds can be a lifesaver on your wallet. If you’re looking for affordable diamonds, John suggests the following four diamond alternatives. 

1. Natural White Sapphire 

Natural white sapphires are as rare as they are beautiful. Usually, a sapphire gets its color from the trace elements that are present while the crystal is forming. Natural white sapphires are left untouched by these trace elements and make excellent affordable diamond alternatives. Not only are white sapphires cheaper than diamonds, but they are also very durable. 

2. Lab Made Diamonds 

Lab-made diamonds offer all of the benefits of diamonds without the steep costs. Advancements in technology have made it possible to “grow” these diamonds inside a lab by replicating the natural growth of diamonds. One hundred percent pure lab-made diamonds are chemically, visually, and physically the same as any naturally-occurring diamond. 

3. Cubic Zirconia Crystals

Cubic zirconia crystals, also called “Zsofia diamonds,” are one of the top diamond competitors. These beautiful stones are hard, durable, and far more affordable than diamonds. While usually colorless, these crystals can be produced in a variety of colors to provide unique pieces. At Gold and Diamond Buyers, Zsofia diamonds come with a guarantee. 

4. Moissanite

Moissanites are gifts from the stars. Moissanites have the same recipe as some parts of a meteorite. These are fantastic and affordable diamond alternatives. Moissanites hold twice the brilliance of diamonds and are usually only 80 percent of the cost of diamonds. Unlike diamonds, moissanite does not chip easily. These beautiful crystals can be as affordable as $600. 

Find Affordable Diamonds at Gold and Diamond Buyers

No one should go broke because of diamonds. That’s why it’s important to know where to buy cheap diamonds and diamond alternatives. 

Our reputation at Gold and Diamond Buyers is built upon years of honest business and ethical services. We want to help you find affordable diamonds and dazzling diamond alternatives. 

Stop by our Calgary location or order your jewelry from John’s extensive catalog online. No matter your style, you’re sure to find a unique piece to add to your personal treasures.

Don’t go into debt for a diamond engagement ring

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