Hi! I just got my e-ring appraised (for insurance purposes). Clarity is SI2 (not visible by eye, tho), color is G and cut is Ideal - Class 1a. What is this? I''ve looked online at several different web sites about the cut, but haven''t come across a class 1a yet. Not sure what this means. The stone is round, but not a typical brilliant cut. I''m not sure what it''s called, but it has a lot more facets. The appraisal price came out to be more than I thought it would be -- $4500 for a .59 ct. solitare. Total weight of ring is 3.90 gm. 18k gold, platinum prong. The appraiser said the cut was very well done and does a great job adding to the fire. Can a cut really impact the price so much, even tho the diamond is SI2? My fiance won''t tell me exactly how much he paid for it, but it was in the upper 2K. Is it appropriate for appraisals to be so much more? Sorry if I sound really naive! This is my first diamond!!