Quick and Easy Buying Guide

Carat weight: 1 carat = 200 milligrams = 6.5 mm diameter. Doubling weight doesn't double diameter.

Diamond clarity: FL/IF/VVS/VS = super expensive, near perfect. SI = best value if you can check a photo for obvious inclusions (defects).


Color: D-G = colorless, expensive, only if you have money to burn. H-J = best value. Can go lower in gold metal settings than white metal.

Cut: Better cut ratings let more light into a diamond, making it sparkle more. Very important property, don't skimp here.

Set a budget and minimum cut (Premium). Go J color for gold and I/H for white metals. Go searching for SI1/SI2 clarity diamonds at James Allen. Pick a diamond with small/no inclusions. Choose a ring setting and buy it risk-free (60-day returns).

$2990 Gets You This 0.82 Carat G Color SI1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

Some buyers on a low budget will most likely be playing within the J color SI1 range, this G color SI1 clarity diamond offers at least one superior diamond property.

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The SI clarity range (which this SI1 clarity diamond is part of) is the happy hunting ground for diamond bargain hunters. Try and find a diamond that appears "clean" to the naked eye, either by examining the diamond in the flesh, or by checking out an online enlarged photo showing the stone. By lowering the carat weight of this diamond (0.82 carats), it's possible you might save a substantial amount of money that can help out with other costs.

Do not neglect properties outside the four Cs, for example girdle thickness - it can be important due to reasons outlined in the article on girdles on this website. A G color diamond like this one is a great compromise between white pureness and money considerations. If you've got some dollars to spend but don't wish to splurge unnecessarily, this is a great color range to look in. This diamond's $2990 price is a substantial investment for most people, but the tradeoff is a superior stone compared to if you were to only spend a few hundred bucks. This diamond's Ideal cut rating means it has excellent proportions and very good or better polish and symmetry characteristics.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.82

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: SI1

Price: $2990

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.6%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.00*6.05*3.71

Item number: 1335300

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