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).

Picked for You: 1.08 Carat G Color SI1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

Some buyers on a low budget will most likely be searching within the J color SI1 range, this G color SI1 clarity diamond offers a touch of quality.

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Many different diamond sellers will offer an Ideal cut diamond cut grading, and these diamonds are usually (as is the case here) perfect with respect to proportions and the overall shape. Girdle thickness (for this diamond the girdle is "Thin to medium") can play an significant role in the apparent size of the diamond, as is explained in my girdle thickness article. This SI1 clarity stone is a potential great bargain, providing it is eye clean. Try examining the high resolution photo closely to work out if the diamond presents well from above, which;this is where it will mostly be seen from. Spending $6810 on a diamond gets one a well above average diamond, such as this diamond. A tip: sanity check that you're happy spending this amount of money on a diamond. A G color diamond such as this one is a great compromise between extreme white pureness and money considerations. If you've got some dollars to spend but don't wish to waste it, this is a sensible color range to do your searching within.

Through lowering the carat size of this stone (1.08 carats), it's possible you might save a few dollars which can go towards other expenses.

Profits on the exchange are the treasures of goblins. At one time they may be carbuncle stones, then coals, then diamonds, then flint stones, then morning dew, then tears. Lope de Vega .

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.08

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: SI1

Price: $6810

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 62.1%

Table: 55.1%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: Pointed

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.58*6.60*4.09

Item number: 1338416

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