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).

1.15 Carats on the Menu Tonight - 1.16 Carat G Color SI1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

Looking carefully under a scope at an SI1 clarity diamond in person or finding a high resolution image of it (as in this case) is critical to avoiding large eye-visible inclusions.

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This G color diamond is less colored than the lowest normal color ratings of J and below, which means it's a great compromise between quality and budget, enabling you to get more in the other Cs of diamonds for example cut rating. By lowering the size of this diamond (1.15 carats), it's possible you might save a few dollars which can help out with other costs. If you are a little hesitant from the photo of this SI1 clarity diamond whether the diamond is eye-clean, try contacting a James Allen representative and asking them to specially examine the diamond and get back to you - they will give you an honest answer.

Many different diamond sellers will provide an Ideal cut diamond cut grading, and these diamonds are almost always (as is the case here) perfect in terms of proportions and the general shape.

For $6660, if you've done your shopping properly you should have a nice stone; ensure that you are plenty critical when you're looking at this stone.

This diamond's girdle ("Slightly thick") has an effect on the overall diamond; don't ignore it completely.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.15

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: SI1

Price: $6660

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 60.9%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.77*6.79*4.13

Item number: 1324264

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