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 0.91 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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If you look at this 0.91 carat stone and immediately say, "that diamond is too small", ponder whether it's possible to compromise by lowering another property such as color or cut in order to get for a bigger diamond. Several diamond sellers will offer an Ideal cut rating of diamond, and these diamonds are almost always (as is the situation here) perfect with respect to proportions and the overall shape.

This diamond's $4410 price is a substantial chunk of money for most people, but the tradeoff is a superior stone compared to if you were to only spend a few hundred bucks. Girdle thickness (for this diamond the girdle is "Thin to slightly thick") can have an important role in the apparent size of the diamond, as is explained in my article about girdle thickness. The SI clarity group of diamonds (which this SI1 clarity diamond is part of) is the happy hunting ground for diamond bargain hunters. Try and find a diamond that is "clean" to the naked eye, either by examining the diamond in person, or by looking at an online enlarged photo showing the stone. This G color diamond is less colored than the lowest normal color gradings of J and below; it's a a balance-point between quality and budget, allowing you to have more in the other Cs of diamonds such as carat size.

Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior. Juvenal .

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.91

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: SI1

Price: $4410

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 61.7%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to slightly thick

Culet: Pointed

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.19*6.25*3.84

Item number: 1345614

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