Buying a Loose Gemstone or Diamond as a Gift

Sara Sweet

Buying a loose stone as a unusual gift - or very unique engagement idea - is a wonderful way to gift a bespoke piece of jewellery without the risk of ending up with an unsuitable design that cannot be returned. 

There is nothing better than surprising that special someone with an unexpected gift, nor is there anything better than receiving something as a gift that has been chosen for you. 

Gifting a loose stone (and the promise of the rest!) allows you to put the time and thought into choosing a surprise piece but then you can return to work through the design process together; especially popular for engagement rings, eternity rings and anniversary pieces. 

This process ensures there are no shocks, no surprises, no awkward conversations - just a beautiful and very sentimental piece of jewellery to hold memories for many years to come. 

Our expert in-store designers and goldsmiths are always on hand to help you make the best choices, with the most clear and honest technical advice. All stones are different and what they are suited to can vary enormously. 

At Sonkai, we always carry a large selection of loose stones in store and have millions more available on approval from our many suppliers. When you buy a stone from us, you can be assured of receiving advice on practicality and durability for the long-term purpose you have in mind, along with of course ensuring you receive only genuine products from our trusted UK sources. 

One of our favourite unique loose gemstones currently available for purchase is this pair of ruby lips. At just over 2ct in size, they would make a really unusual ring or pendant design for the right person - I am picturing a glamorous 50's beauty as I write this but who knows... I look forward to seeing where and what they end up as!

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