Have you been wondering how to shop for a loose diamond— whether you are considering a loose diamond as the start of an engagement ring, to upgrade an existing piece of jewelry, or for another design entirely? Nothing compares to the brilliance and fire of a loose diamond. By purchasing a loose diamond apart from a setting, you are able to get the best look at the stone to really see the 4 C’s— cut, color, clarity, and carat weight— up close. You can view inclusions that a setting might otherwise hide or distract from, allowing you to make an informed decision about the diamond you are investing in.
At Villarreal Jewelers, we are happy to offer Austin-area diamond-seekers an extensive collection of loose diamonds, including different diamond shapes from round brilliant, princess, oval, cushion, and radiant cuts, to different fancy color diamonds.
The Anatomy of a Diamond
Learn about the 4 C’s from our diamond experts. Our diamond education center is loaded with information from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) so you can rest assured you are making an informed diamond purchase. Learn more before your visit HERE.
Fancy Color Diamonds
Diamonds come in every color of the rainbow, including yellow, blue, pink, green and purple. Fancy colored diamonds are graded based on the depth of color – Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense and Fancy Vivid. Visit our showroom to experience our fancy color diamond collection.
Create Your Perfect Piece
Are you ready to design your perfect piece? At Villarreal Jewelers you work directly with one of our skilled jewelers. If you have a design in mind or have seen something you would like to create, our jewelers can help you design that special piece. We specialize in hand made jewelry and perform all the work right here in our store. Come in and see what we can do for you. Learn more about custom jewelry design HERE.
Explore our Diamond Search
Get a head start on your diamond search. Explore and compare diamonds by shape, carat, color, clarity, cut, and more with this innovative diamond search tool. Find this online tool HERE.
See the Sparkle in Person
Our Graduate Gemologist is professionally trained with over 30 years of experience within the diamond, colored gemstone and jewelry arena. As a result, Villarreal Fine Jewelers is better able to assist you in purchasing your perfect diamond. One-on-one consultations are complimentary and increase the success in securing your beautiful diamond. Consider us as your own Private Diamond Concierge.
We go through a great deal of searching, investigating and scrutinizing numerous prospective diamonds for you. Our diamonds are graded by well-respected gemological laboratories that include unbiased lab grading reports. Grading reports are important. However, they do not come close to showing the true nature and beauty of a diamond. Only physically seeing a diamond will reveal its sheer magnificence.
“I worked with Malcolm to design an engagement ring inspired by some vintage designs my girlfriend (now fiancée!) liked. Based on that we discussed how the design could be enhanced and made even more beautiful than the vintage designs it was inspired from. The process went very smooth and the end result is a ring my fiancée adores. Everything about the process was explained up front what I could expect and what everything may cost and how much time everything may take in realistic terms. I ended up getting the final ring a few weeks before the quoted time.
Some advice to would-be clients: go in with an open mind and when in doubt defer to the wonderful experts at Villarreal.” — Stephen C. on Yelp