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).

Searching for a 0.43 Carat G Color SI1 Clarity Hearts & Arrows Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond?

SI1 diamonds such as this one are where potential bargains are to be found, assuming the diamond presents clean to the naked eye.

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You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own 'acres of diamonds. Earl Nightingale .

This diamond's girdle is "Thin to slightly thick", which can have a impact on the size and sparkle of the diamond, as explained in my diamond girdle article. The G color of this diamond provides great value, since it is not one of the expensive premium color grades D-F. The James Allen company states that the Hearts & Arrows cut is the "ultimate expression of love". Whether that's true or not, what picking a diamond with this cut does indicate is that you are focused about obtaining the best possible visual qualities from the diamond. The size of this stone is 0.43 carats - be sure to check out the other diamonds for sale with that same 0.43 weight that may have a more desirable combination of properties and price. If you can view the diamond in the flesh or examine zoomed in photos of the diamond (like the one for this SI1 clarity diamond), this is where the most valuable deals are to be found - identifying an SI1 or SI2 stone which is "eye clean" is a fulfilling experience that translates to less dollars spent.

By using only $750 on the diamond, one will be able to save more cash to use for other costs, for example a wedding reception.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.43

Cut: Hearts & Arrows Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: SI1

Price: $750

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 62.3%

Table: 54.6%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Negligible

Measurements: 4.83*4.85*3.01

Item number: 1218712

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