Top Sparkle Factor in 1.12 Carat Round Ideal Cut F Color VVS1 Clarity

blue nile diamond 1.12 carat F

Here’s the real deal: a 1.12 carat diamond. Click on the image above to go directly to this diamond at Blue Nile.

If you are going buy a diamond it is going to be hard to go past this one for sheer sparkle factor.

Carat weight: 1.12
Cut: Ideal (this is going to make it sparkle!)
Color: F (that’s going to make it SHINE!)
Clarity: VVS1  (this will guarantee it will not be prevented from sparkling!)

Depth %: 62.0%
Table %: 58%
Polish: Excellent
Symmetry: Very Good
Girdle: Medium to Slightly Thick
Culet: None
Fluorescence: Faint (nothing to worry about)
Measurements: 6.67 x 6.65 x 4.13 mm

The Grading report indicates that the inclusions are infinitesimally small. Absolutely eye-clean, meaning they are invisible to the unaided eye, and even someone looking through a jeweler’s loupe would have to be a trained expert to notice them.

The GIA cut grading is a very authoritative indicator of how sparkly the diamond is. So if a GIA grading report says Cut: Ideal, you know you are on to something special. When this is combined with a diamond that is very close to D you are guaranteed an incredible beauty. This stone being only two steps removed from being classified as a D makes it just incredibly sparkly.

This diamond gets our No Regrets stamp of approval. Most definitely.

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If we want something real perfect: Here is the perfect diamond.

1.01 carats, Round Diamond, with Very Good Cut, G Color, VVS1 Clarity, and certified by GIA


For some reason today it took me  a while to find something to post for our Catch Of The Day. The diamond that stood out to me was one I finally found at Diamonds-USA. These guys offer an unusual deal in that they let you receive the diamond before you pay for it.

This diamond is graded as VVS1, and I downloaded the Grading Report from GIA (see it here: )

After looking at dozens of grading reports today I noticed something unusual about this one: it’s a nearly perfect diamond.

As you can see in this screen shot of the grading report the close up on the right is the bottom of the diamond (the pavilion) and that’s where the only inclusion is, which is a pinpoint, so this is practically a perfect diamond:

Being a “G” it is perfect for not only engagement rings but this is a popular choice for anniversary rings or three stone rings.

Here is the link to it:

Height of Perfection

Today I set myself a challenge to identify a diamond that embodies perfection.

This is the diamond that would be given to someone who embodies elegance, perfection, and class.

The aim here was to locate a stone that is outstanding, above average, yet still have that hint of the nature, so just shy of Internally Flawless. We wanted to locate a stone for anyone who wants something outstanding, but not garishly big. I wanted to have the stone to still be easily differentiated from a synthetic diamond by an expert, and this clearly translates well with the characteristics someone might see in the recipient: perfection for all to see, yet remembering the fact that they are still human.

So this is why the diamond would have to be double the average engagement ring diamond.

  • 2 ct.
  • as close to “D” color as possible.
  • Almost no inclusions.
  • Cut, polish & symmetry all had to be perfect.
I decided on a Select IdealTM round cut diamond from Union Diamond. This is a superior cut and this cut ensures the maximum fire and brilliance.
Se here is our
Catch Of The Day:

Loose Diamond Round E VVS1 2.01 GIA Certified

Loose Diamond Round E VVS1 2.01 GIA Certified
Loose Diamond Round E VVS1 2.01 GIA CertifiedThis diamond’s proportions are so exact that it has been classified as a Select Ideal Cut by expert Gemologists. Nearly all light that enters the Select Ideal Cut diamond is reflected from facet to facet; and then back to the top of the diamond which produces maximum brilliance, fire and beauty. Select Ideal Cuts can only be found at Union Diamond.

This gets our “No Regrets” stamp of approval without hesitation.