0.9 carat vs 1.0 carat: Instead of buying a 1-carat diamond, try going for something with less weight, from 0.90 to 0.99. Prices seem to skyrocket at every whole carat so less brings more savings. And remember, carat weight does not equal face-up size!
The star of this striking ring is a 1.11 carat cushion cut sapphire that has not been heated to enhance it's beautiful blue color. Unheated blue sapphires are unusual to come by as there color is often to dark or too light and therefore heated to bring out a more desirable color. Accenting the design are 66 round brilliant cut diamonds that have a weight of approximately .42 carat total weight. These diamonds have an average color grade of G-H and an average clarity grade of VS(1-2).