3.48 Carat I Color SI1 Clarity Ideal Cut Cushion Diamond

 

I found this diamond listed at JamesAllen’s website today and I had to include it as the Catch Of The Day. 

First of all this is a very good example of why it’s a good idea to buy diamonds online. I know for a fact that even a “wholesale” street price for this diamond would be $34,900.00. However the prices are so much more reasonable at JamesAllen that it is listed there for only $29,680.00!

And it is worth every penny.

3.48 Cts I Color-SI1 Ideal Cut Cushion Diamond

Shape: Cushion
Carat Weight: 3.48
Cut: Ideal
Color: I
Clarity: SI1
Certificate: AGS
Depth: 67.1%
Table: 60.8%
Polish: Ideal
Symmetry: Very Good
Girdle:
Culet: None
Fluorescence: Medium blue
Measurements: 9.32 mm x 8.09 mm x 5.41 mm
Ratio: 1.15

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Cushion-Diamond-1520079.asp

You can see from the high resolution image that there is no bow-tie effect (or only very faint). The “bow-tie” effect is where there is a bow-tie shape shadow caused by the way light interacts (or doesn’t interact) within the diamond. It is quite rare to have one that is so well cut and has such very good symmetry. It certainly is a beauty to behold.

The inclusions do not appear noticeable at all, so it is surprising that this diamond has a clarity grade of SI1. All the better because this brings the price down considerably, and it is still very beautiful.

Just to get an idea of how rare a diamond like this is, if you were to go through a pile of 5 million diamonds, you might only find one this big, not to mention one that is this perfectly cut. As you can see the task of cutting it was given to a very good cutter as the job has been done in a most excellent manner.

Truly one of a kind.

Here is how it would look in a setting:

The ring setting in the video can be found here: https://www.jamesallen.com/designer-jewelry/meno-collection-by-danhov/ring/item_412-4013.asp

 

I give this diamond my No Regrets stamp of approval.

No Regrets stamp of approval for this princess diamond

 

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