Why we recommend GIA diamond grading and the GIA standard Other labs usually plot only the more noticeable internal and external characteristics. Online jewelers are often selling their gold jewelry at discount prices, and so this price shift will be played out differently for online merchants. Although online jewelers will feel a price increase from their suppliers, many do not charge keystone pricing, and so the price shifts may not be as dramatic as they will be at brick and mortar jewelry stores.
Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality Ideal cut refers to the angles and proportions of a diamond that satisfy very precise mathematical formulas. The result is that the the ideal cut diamond internally reflects most light from one mirror-like facet to another and disperse and reflect it through the top of the stone. This results in a display of brilliance and fire, thereby placing ideal-cut diamonds higher on the quality pyramid than deep or shallow-cut diamonds.
Color Color grade I is in the middle of the near colorless category. Typically a trained professional will be able to discern the presence of color. Some people prefer warmer colors like I. When I color diamond is set in yellow gold jewelry used with yellow gold bezel, the diamond will appear as gorgeous as any of the higher graded stones.
Clarity SI1 clarity diamonds are slightly included. SI1 diamonds have some inclusions visible under 10x magnification but not easily visible to the naked eye. A diamond with this grade of clarity is an excellent choice for someone on a limited budget.