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 0.71 Carat G Color SI1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond?

Eye-clean is the name of the game with a G color SI1 clarity diamond like this one - but this is made easier by having the zoom photo shown here.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.71

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: SI1

Price: $2370

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.4%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent


Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.78*5.75*3.54

Item number: 1335992

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This diamond's $2370 cost is a substantial chunk of money for a lot of people, but it does lead to a superior stone compared to if you spent a few hundred dollars. This diamond doesn't appear to have a girdle property - if you'd like to know more try asking a sales rep to clarity. Most consumers won't see the color in this G color diamond, except if the stone is held up against a higher color grade diamond (something to think about if you're going for a 3 stone ring). Remember to cast a glance over neighbouring carat sizes around the 0.71 carat size this diamond has, because in doing so your choices regarding other diamond properties may become available.

SI stands for Slightly Included, which means this SI1 stone contains inclusions that are definitely visible at a zoom level of ten times and possibly to the naked eye, but which provide the potential for bargains if they're not. This diamond's Ideal cut rating means it has excellent proportions and very good or better symmetry and polish ratings.