Nicest, Finest, Most Gorgeous Diamond Ring In The World (Under Half A Million Dollars)

Ah, yes, the fine things in life. Diamonds being one of them. And what a fine thing we have for you today. If all you can do is drool over it, well that’s kind of fun too. I mean, anticipation is half the enjoyment.

Just the fact that there is this 9 carat diamond is so mind-blowingly incredible. Oops I let the cat out of the bag. Yes, I am reviewing a 9 carat diamond.

And it is made available to you by one of our favorite sites. I try not to play favorites, but at the moment I am just so excited about Gemvara. They make it so much fun to play with the settings on the rings and customizing this and that. This is what technology should be used for, and happily someone is using it for this: Gemvara. They have designed their website in such an interactive way that I think everyone else’s websites are falling by the wayside.

Hmmm. I hope I won’t make the others feel bad…I don’t feel good when I appear to be playing favorites.

It’s like a beauty contest. The finalists are all winners in my books.

But here we are, nevertheless with an outstanding performer. FUN!  It is fun to play with the choices.

When all is said and done it all comes down to choices. And Gemvara gives us a lot of choices. They definitely know about the modern mindset. We like choices. Although, fortunately, they haven’t made it as mind boggling as the 3 million choices BMW was giving its customers a few years ago. I don’t know if they still do that. Three million possible combinations. It could take a while to scroll through three million possible combinations.

Gemvara offers 8 different gemstones as side stones, and you can see the color of the side accent stones on the ring change right there in front of you on the screen. Am I too excited, about this? Maybe it’s because I can remember the days before computers when this kind of thing was impossible. It would have been quite an exercise to get pictographical representations of a diamond ring in 8 different styles. Not to mention showing it to hundreds of people simultaneously around the world!

Well, now that I got that off my chest here’s the ring.

9 carat diamond ring with accent pave stones
Click on the image to go directly to this ring at Gemvara

The diamond with ring and with accent stones is priced considerately below half a million. How very considerate of them.

But really, diamonds are rare. Clear ones are rarer, big ones are even rarer. I am not sure how many 9 carat diamonds there are in the world, but I can tell you that there will not be very many.

And this one is very very high on the color scale (it should be called the colorless scale). It is an E. Just one step removed from the almost unobtainable D. Certainly in this size, it would be. I did not find any D diamonds this size on three other jeweler sites.

So how big is a 9 carat diamond? It is 12mm in diameter when viewed in the setting, from above. That is what you call a big rock. Not for the faint hearted.

When choosing a color for the side stones, diamonds of course would be the first choice. But if you want a splash of color, maybe checking to see what the recipient’s favorite color is could give you a clue, or there are a number of gems that are considered birth stones, so if the recipient is born in the corresponding month, maybe that would be the gem to choose for the accent stone.

Ruby is July’s birthstone, and the 15th anniversary as well as the  40th anniversary gem.

Diamond is April’s birthstone and the 10th anniversary gem.

Emerald is May’s birthstone and the 20th and 35th anniversary gem.

Sapphire, available in blue, pink, yellow, and white, is September’s birthstone and the 5th and 45th anniversary gem.

The other thing which is an excellent improvement at Gemvara is that they have also started including the GIA grading report for their diamonds.

Aren’t they just doing everything right?

Here is the grading report for this 9.03 carat diamond:

Grading report for 9 carat E diamond


With Gemvara’s 101 day return policy, I think that there is plenty of time to inspect the merchandise after buying it without worrying about running out of time. Wouldn’t you agree?

This diamond is a cushion cut (that is the term used when referring to its shape), which is classified as a Fancy Cut. With a Polish grade of Excellent (that is referring to its exterior), and a symmetry grade of Very Good, you are going to have one beautiful stone here.

My one piece of advice would be to have a browse, look at the ring on their site and the different options for the ring, then pick up the telephone, and call Gemvara and find out if the inclusions are visible to the naked eye.

I am 97.9% certain that the inclusions are not visible to the unaided eye.

Latest Arrival at Gemvara: Diamond Ring with 2.02 ct Centerstone + 52 pavé stones

Today’s Catch of The Day is a newly arrived design at Gemvara which we think is a very nice design and we think you will like it too!

The Jillian Ring:

2 carat diamond engagement ring
Click on this image to go straight to this ring at Gemvara


Type: Certified Round Diamond (Grading Report: GIA 6127138446)
Quality Grade: G / SI2
Size: 7.97×7.92mm
Weight: 2.02cts


Type: Round Diamond
Quality Grade: G-H, SI
Size: 1.10×1.10mm
Total: 24 stones, about 0.14cts total


Type: Round Diamond
Quality Grade: G-H, SI
Size: 1.10×1.10mm
Total: 28 stones, about 0.17cts total


Metals: 18K White Gold


Ring Width (underside at widest point):3.39mm


Gemvara has been catching our attention quite a bit of late.

First I noticed that they had changed their return period from 30 days to a whopping 101 days.

The second thing I noticed is that  they now have grading reports (aka certificates) available for viewing alongside the listings of jewelry which includes diamonds.

Gemvara already ticks a lot of boxes on my list. They only use earth-friendly recycled gold, and they also offer palladium which is naturally white, comfortable to wear and hypo-allergenic.

This makes it so much easier to make an informed decision when evaluating a particular diamond.

Looking at the grading report we can see that the cut grade is Very Good, which is the within the range we recommend for good brilliance.  There are a few small inclusions, which are the birthmarks of the diamond and show that it is REAL, and not a simulant or synthetic. As Gemvara only sells eye-clean diamonds we can be guaranteed a top of the range diamond with this ring.

Gemvara’s customizable options are quite fun to play with. Prefer it to be a different metal? click. Maybe a gemstone? click. Hmmm, change my mind, let’s keep the diamond. click.

Try it.

This ring also has matching bands!

Beautiful And Rare Natural Fancy Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring

2-3/4ct tw Radiant Cut Natural Fancy Yellow & Round Diamonds Fashion Engagement Ring Micro Pave’ 18k Gold 2.01ct Natural Fancy Light Yellow SI1 GIA Certified Center Stone – 5

Today’s Catch of The Day is an incredibly beautiful ring which features not only a yellow diamond, but a micro pave totalling 144 diamonds!

On sale for 78% off!

List Price: $73,500.00
Price: $36,750.00
Sale: $16,537.50
You Save: $56,962.50 (78%)

The great thing is that this ring is available in several sizes.

The return policy is said to be the standard Amazon return policy, so call the seller to clarify. The seller’s telephone number is listed here: Contact information and Return Policy