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How to Buy a One Carat Diamond

How to Buy a One Carat Diamond


Hi there, it’s Ira and Mike, the Diamond
Pros. Today we’ll be going through everything
you need to know if you are buying a 1ct diamond. While the average size engagement ring in
the United States is smaller than one carat, we have found 1ct to be the most common size
for our readers. Let’s get the basics out of the way. There are two things you need to decide on
your own: which shape diamond you want and what style setting you will put it in. Those decisions are based on personal preferences
and style. Once you figure those two things out, it’s
time to pick out a diamond. We’ll give you a quick crash course, but
make sure to look up all relevant videos and articles we have for the specific diamond
shape you are getting. See the links below. For color, you should stick with J+ for a
round solitaire in white gold or platinum. Pave and side stone settings call for an I+
center diamond and a halo setting needs an H+ center stone. Other diamond shapes tend to retain their
color a little more, so we recommend slightly higher color grades depending on the shape. Be sure to check out our content on clarity. It’s imperative that you find a diamond that
is eye-clean. Finding an eye-clean diamond is more of an
art form than a science, so feel free to lean on us for help picking out a diamond. You can contact us at any time for help with
that. Cut is another thing you should keep in mind. Try to get the nicest cut possible as this
is what makes the diamond sparkle. And, as always, be sure to get a diamond with
a GIA or AGS certificate. So where are the best places to get a 1ct
diamond ring? Let’s go over the options. Our favorite places are Blue Nile and James
Allen. Blue Nile has a fantastic selection of diamonds
and settings. They manage to offer these diamonds to consumers
working on razor-thin margins. This gives you, the consumer, your best bang
for your buck. Take a look at this fantastic 1ct diamond
from Blue Nile. You can look at the details via the link below. James Allen is also a fantastic choice. Their selection parallels Blue Nile’s and
their service is phenomenal. They too offer great value for consumers. Here is a stunning 1.20ct diamond from them. If you have any other questions, or would
like some help picking out the perfect diamond ring, feel free to contact us. One of our diamond consultants will be happy
to help you find the perfect engagement ring. Once again, it’s Ira and Mike, the Diamond
Pros. Thanks for watching.

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