Q&A: Opinion on 1.00 Carat H/SI1 Diamond


Q: Can you let me know what you think of the following diamond? My fiancé picked it out but I wanted your opinion on it before I pull the trigger.


A: I believe this diamond is priced a little high – probably because of the because of the polish\symmetry.  If you look closely you will see a good number of inclusions which I am not convinced can be covered by prongs.  I would recommend you look at this one:

It’s much cleaner and a few hundred dollars cheaper. If you are willing to go down a bit in size you can get an even better value in the 0.90 to 0.92 range. See my Guide to Diamond pricing to understand why. You can save close to $1500 by doing this.

Q: Thanks- I really like the 2nd diamond! My fiancé was happy with it to and she really didn’t want to go lower then 1 carat so this worked out great. Awesome site and thanks for the advice.

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  1. Stella says:

    I’ve been comparing diamond prices online and found that the Blue Nile diamonds were rather overpriced compared to some of their competitors.

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