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).

2.20 Carats on the Menu Tonight - 2.20 Carat G Color SI1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

Remembering that the photo is quite magnified, slowly examine it to check for any big inclusions or defects that are often seen on SI1 clarity diamonds.

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This diamond's Ideal cut rating indicates it has excellent proportions and very good or better polish and symmetry characteristics. The G color of this diamond offers value for your dollar, since it is not a member of the expensive premium color grades D-F. Through reducing the carat weight of this diamond (2.20 carats), it's possible you might save a few dollars that will go towards other costs. 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 going over the diamond in person, or by checking out an online high resolution photo showing the stone. For $23310, you should be getting a nice stone, so make sure you're harsh in your judgement when you're looking at this stone.

The girdle of this diamond ("Medium to slightly thick") will have an effect on the overall diamond; don't ignore it completely.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 2.2

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: SI1

Price: $23310

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.3%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 8.26*8.33*5.17

Item number: 1335889

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