Looking for a Round Diamond

Round DiamondQ: I Want a 1-Carat Round Diamond Between $4,000 and $10,000. Where Do I Start?

A: Buying a diamond is a very exciting prospect and being able to choose the diamond of the week at James Allen makes it even more exciting. The innovative, virtual loupe technology unique to James Allen enables a customer to examine the diamond in close detail before purchasing it. In addition, the high resolution 3D technology makes it possible for the customer to view their chosen diamond in different settings.

After narrowing down the choice of diamonds, the best one fitting the above description on the James Allen website is Item # 1329625. This diamond is an ideal cut, round, brilliant diamond, 1.01 carat for $6,390.

The diamond color is H; Ideal cut; Clarity VS1; Certificate GIA; Depth 61.8%; Table 59.0%; Polish excellent; Symmetry very good; Girdle medium; Culet none; Fluorescence, none; Measurements, 6.41*6.44*3.97

Deciding on the best diamond at the best price can be confusing because of the vast choice available on the James Allen website but don’t forget that in addition to the virtual loupe and 3D technology, the customer services team at James Allen is excellent and staff can be contacted by phone, email or via online chat to clarify any problems. Not only that, James Allen has an onsite gemologist at their New York and Maryland offices if any further clarification is needed about your diamond.

When choosing a diamond it is important to consider 4 characteristics. These are cut, color, clarity and carat. Although all these factors contribute to the overall beauty of a diamond, it is helpful to understand that a well-cut diamond is vital and can make the diamond look bigger than it actually is. To the inexperienced eye, it is difficult to distinguish between an internally flawless and a G, H or I color diamond. It is also difficult to assess clarity unless experienced in grading diamonds so if one needs to stay within a budget there is no real need to increase the clarity beyond VS1 or VS2, because bothdiamonds are eye clean. Another feature to consider when wanting to add to the beauty of a diamond is to try to choose a one with a table to depth ratio of approximately 60/60 and either a thin or medium but not thick girdle.

The above Round diamond will look beautiful in a white gold setting. There is an excellent choice of settings available on the James Allen website and with the 3D technology it is possible to view the diamond in a number of different settings.

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