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).

1.51 Carat G Color SI1 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond Available Online

Because the photo here is at high magnification, you can look over it carefully to try and find any large inclusions or defects that are often seen on SI1 clarity diamonds.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.51

Cut: Premium

Color: G

Clarity: SI1

Price: $11460

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.4%

Table: 59.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.30*7.26*4.55

Item number: 1332459

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Throwing $11460 towards a stone nets one a diamond well above the cut, such as this diamond. A tip: sanity check that you're happy spending the money. If you can view the diamond in the flesh or examine zoomed in photos of the diamond (like the one for this SI1 clarity diamond), this is where bargains can be had - identifying an SI1 or SI2 stone that is "eye clean" is a satisfying experience that pays off in terms of money saved.

This diamond's girdle is "Medium to thick, faceted", which can have a impact on the shine and apparently width of the diamond, as written about in my diamond girdle article. Remember to cast a glance over neighbouring carat sizes around the 1.51 carat size this diamond has, because in doing so your choices regarding other diamond properties might open up.

The visual attractiveness of this diamond will be good due to its Premium cut, although inferior to the more expensive higher-rated cut grades. An untrained eye won't notice the color in this G color diamond, unless the stone is compared side by side with a diamond with say a D color rating (for multistone rings this is important).