1.25ct Ritani Diamond

“Looking For A 1.25ct, Ideal Cut Diamond With Budget Between $6-$9K”

Q:

Hi Liz,

I am in the market to purchase a 1.25 Ct Round Diamond. I’d like an ideal cut diamond because the light reflects best off of them as you know. I know they say color isn’t too important but I was thinking a G, H or I. The clarity VS2 or better. I am looking to spend no more than $6,000-9,000 on the diamond itself. Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks,

Arnold

A:

Hi Arnold,

Here’s what I recommend for you:

From Ritani, a 1.30ct I VS1 for $8,687.00: http://www.ritani.com/diamonds/round-diamond-1-30-Carat-I-color-GIA-certified/D-TW15RP

This is a GIA triple Excellent that is absolutely eye-clean. Gorgeous optical symmetry (crisp black arrows) with excellent proportions. Although it is graded by GIA as excellent, it’s table %, depth%, crown and pavilion angles fall within the AGS ideal cut grade. A very very nice stone for just under your top end of your budget. The inclusions on this particular stone are a cloud, needle and an indented natural all of which are perfectly fine. An indented natural (just to put you at ease) is a part of the natural rough diamond that wasn’t faceted or polished. These are normally found on the girdle of a diamond. The cutter decided to leave this to save carat weight and to keep the cut symmetrical. This isn’t anything that you will see visually, nor does it affect the brilliance or light reflection of this stone. No fluorescence. Overall a very beautiful diamond, bigger than you had originally anticipated, and still under budget!

Arnold's 1.25ct I VS1 from Ritani

Arnold’s 1.25ct I VS1 from Ritani

Another option for you is this 1.25ct I VS1 for $7,770.00: http://www.ritani.com/diamonds/round-diamond-1-25-Carat-I-color-GIA-certified/D-VW15F1

Another very nice GIA triple Excellent that falls within AGS ideal cut parameters but a little cheaper due to it being a bit smaller. This stone has a crystal and a needle just under the table facet, which if you move the magnified loupe online you can just barely see. This will not be visible to the unaided eye, so a perfectly eye-clean diamond for $1k cheaper. No fluorescence.

I have checked Brian Gavin Diamonds, Zoara, Enchanted Diamonds, and Blue Nile but these two Ritani diamonds best fit your specs and budget and my tight preferences for cut proportions.

Kind Regards,

Q:

Hi Liz,

Thanks for the detailed Ritani reviews and diamond recommendations. I decided to go with the 1.25ct I VS1. Very very helpful. All the best in the new year!

Arnold

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