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).

Selected for You: 0.74 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 dodgy SI1 clarity grading, putting the onus on you to examine the photo to check for inclusions.

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The carat weight of this diamond is 0.74 carats - but make sure you look for the other diamonds for sale with a similar 0.74 weight that may have a more desirable combination of properties and price. This G color diamond is less colored than the bottom normal color ratings of J and below; it's a great compromise between money considerations and quality, enabling one to have more in the other Cs of diamonds for example cut rating.

If you are unsure from the photo of this SI1 clarity diamond whether the diamond is eye-clean, try contacting a James Allen sales rep and requesting them to specially assess the diamond for you - the staff member will give you an honest response. This diamond's $2570 cost is a major chunk of money for most people, but it does lead to a nicer and bigger stone than if you were to only spend a few hundred bucks. The girdle of this diamond ("Thin to slightly thick") will have an effect on the diamond; don't ignore it completely. The Ideal cut means the diamond will shine significantly more in comparison to lower cut quality diamonds, optimizing attractiveness.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.74

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: SI1

Price: $2570

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 62.1%

Table: 54.5%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to slightly thick

Culet: Pointed

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.78*5.81*3.60

Item number: 1345622

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