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).

1.54 Carat G Color SI1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

Some buyers with a tight budget will usually be searching within the J color SI1 range, this G color SI1 clarity diamond offers a touch of quality.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.54

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: SI1

Price: $11100

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.3%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Excellent


Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.42*7.46*4.56

Item number: 1351054

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This diamond's Ideal cut rating indicates it has excellent proportions and very good or better symmetry and polish characteristics. Weighing up the $11100 price for this diamond, put in some thought into whether you need all the properties to be as good as they are.

If you can see the diamond in the flesh or see 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 rewarding experience that pays off in terms of money saved. This diamond has a blank in the girdle properties description - you can ask a sales representative to find out what the situation is.

If you are looking at this diamond and considering whether to improve other characteristics of the diamond not related to size, you may wish to reduce the 1.54 carat size for this diamond to achieve that end. This G color diamond is a whiter stone than the bottom normal color gradings of J and below, which means it's a great compromise between money considerations and quality, allowing one to have more in the other Cs of diamonds such as carat size.