This 1.01 carat round brilliant diamond is graded H color, SI1 clarity and very good cut. Even though it’s graded SI1, I have a very hard time finding any flaws other than a couple very, very faint feathers towards the outer edges where they are less visible. It’s clear and white, and a great deal for the price.
($5,500 from James Allen)
This 1.01 carat princess-cut diamond is graded G color, SI1 clarity, and ideal cut. Getting a well cut princess is especially important, as they don’t generally sparkle as much as a round brilliant. Make sure to watch the video of this one to see how brilliant it truly is.
($4,650 from James Allen)
This 1.14 carat round ruby is a great deal at $880. It’s just slightly on the pink side, but beautifully clear and bright.
($880 from James Allen)
Have a bigger budget? This 1.05 carat ruby is more of a true “pigeon blood” red which is the most highly desirable shade of the stone. Although it’s more than twice the price of the ruby above, it’s still way less than a diamond of comparable size and quality.
($2,300 from James Allen)
FANCY COLORED DIAMOND
This .60 carat fancy colored diamond is such a lovely shade of canary yellow. It’s elegant radiant cut would look gorgeous in a sleek art-deco style mounting flanked by white baguette diamonds, don’t you think? It’s quite a steal, so you should be able to afford to spend a bit more on the mounting.
($1,730 from James Allen)