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).

Pick for Today 1.61 Carat G Color SI1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This diamond has an interesting coupling of a quite good color rating of G, coupled with a sometimes shaky SI1 clarity rating - this means you need to check the clarity yourself in the photo.

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The G color of this diamond provides value for your dollar, since it is not one of the expensive premium color grades D-F. For $12540, 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 diamond. This SI1 clarity diamond is a potential great bargain, providing it is eye clean. Try examining the high resolution photo closely to check if the diamond looks good from above, which;this is where the diamond will mostly be seen from.

This diamond's Ideal cut rating indicates it has very good proportions and very good or better symmetry and polish ratings. The size of this stone is 1.61 carats - but make sure you look for the other diamonds for sale with that same 1.61 weight which may have a more desirable combination of properties and price. The Girdle Thickness for this diamond is "Thin to medium, faceted" - I suggest consulting my article on diamond girdles if you want to find out more concerning how girdle thickness can play an important role.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.61

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: SI1

Price: $12540

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.1%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin to medium, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.48*7.52*4.65

Item number: 1328167

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