What Is A Composite Diamond?

Did you know you can get a large, beautiful diamond without spending a fortune? By shopping for composite diamond rings, you can get that large-size rock you have always wanted at a fraction of the price.

What Are Composite Diamonds?

A composite diamond is a piece comprising multiple small diamonds fused to appear as a single, large diamond. The small stones are set on the ring to appear like one stone or designed to maximize their sparkle and beauty. It is an alternative to purchasing a single, large natural diamond that can cost tens of thousands of dollars. 

Pros and Cons of Composite Diamonds

The primary benefit of a composite diamond over a natural one is the affordable price. You can get a much larger composite diamond for much less than a natural diamond of the same size. Besides the attractive price, there are other advantages to choosing a composite diamond over a natural one. They are: 

  • They are ideal for intricate detailing
  • The unique clustered designs allow for better artistic expression.
  • Cutters can easily cut composite diamonds into more unique shapes than a single stone.

However, there are also some disadvantages you should be aware of: 

  • Composite diamonds are more prone to damage because small stones can get lost.
  • The high potential repair costs can negate the savings on the piece.
  • Their future resale value is not reliable or predictable as that of a standard-size diamond.

Before buying a composite diamond ring, consider the potential repair since finding the ideal replacement for a missing stone can be difficult and costly. Additionally, if your ring has an invisible setting, it can only be repaired using notched diamonds, which are always in short supply. 

How to Care for a Composite Diamond Ring

The best way to take care of your composite diamond ring is to treat it with the same love and attention as you would any other diamond piece. Use warm water with dishwashing soap for best results. Also, ensure you store it in a jewelry box whenever you're not wearing it. 

Note that if your ring uses glued or bluff diamonds, it might be cheaper than composite rings with an alternative setting technique. However, the repair price will be higher if any of those stones fall off. It is essential to consider these factors before making your final decision on which ring to buy.

Buy a Composite Ring

At Paramount Jewelers, we have a wide variety of composite diamond rings. Scan our extensive selection for the ideal ring that meets your needs and budget.