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).

A 0.44 Carat G Color SI1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond for Purchase

Eye-clean is the name of the game with this SI1 clarity, G color diamond - which is where the high resolution photo comes in so handy.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.44

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: SI1

Price: $820

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 62.0%

Table: 55.2%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to slightly thick

Culet: Pointed

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 4.85*4.90*3.02

Item number: 1343191

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Make sure to have a look at nearby carat sizes around the 0.44 carat size of this diamond, because in doing so your choices regarding other diamond properties might open up. While not quite as perfect a cut as Hearts & Arrows, the Ideal cut of this particular diamond means it is significantly cheaper, because you're not paying a premium for a "perfectly" cut diamond. A G color diamond such as this one is a good option balancing extreme white pureness and budgetary considerations. If you have got some money but do not wish to splurge unnecessarily, this is a sensible color range to do your searching within. Do not neglect properties beside the four Cs, for example girdle thickness - which can be important due to reasons outlined in the article on girdles on this website.

This diamond's ticket price of $820 means it is firmly in the least expensive group of diamonds which might be used in an engagement ring setting. The SI clarity range (which this SI1 clarity diamond is included in) is the place where bargains are found. Look for a diamond that appears "clean" to the naked eye, either by examining the diamond in the flesh, or by looking at an online high resolution photo of the diamond.