Quick and Easy Buying Guide

Carat weight: 1 carat = 200 milligrams = 6.5 mm diameter. Doubling weight doesn't double diameter.

Diamond clarity: FL/IF/VVS/VS = super expensive, near perfect. SI = best value if you can check a photo for obvious inclusions (defects).


Color: D-G = colorless, expensive, only if you have money to burn. H-J = best value. Can go lower in gold metal settings than white metal.

Cut: Better cut ratings let more light into a diamond, making it sparkle more. Very important property, don't skimp here.

Set a budget and minimum cut (Premium). Go J color for gold and I/H for white metals. Go searching for SI1/SI2 clarity diamonds at James Allen. Pick a diamond with small/no inclusions. Choose a ring setting and buy it risk-free (60-day returns).

$11670 Gets You A 1.30 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

While G color diamonds are 50-50 classified as almost colorless diamonds, F color diamonds are safely assumed to be in the colorless range.

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Weighing up the $11670 cost for this diamond, put in some thought into whether any of the property qualities are excessive for your needs. While not quite as perfect a cut as Hearts & Arrows, the Ideal cut of this particular diamond means it is significantly cheaper, because you're not forking out money for a "perfectly" cut diamond. Girdle thickness (for this diamond the girdle is "Medium to slightly thick") can play an important role in the apparent size of the diamond, as is explained in my girdle thickness article. The difference between any neighbouring colors in the D-E-F color range can only be detected in a specialist laboratory environment, with the significance that this F color diamond is indistinguishable from diamonds rated only one color grade differently. Put this 1.30 carat weight in perspective as you consider your buying choices - there are for sure other diamonds in the same size range that could offer more with regards to their price and properties.

Despite the fact this VS2 clarity diamond is pretty much guaranteed to be "eye-clean", if you're looking to save some money, try checking out SI clarity diamonds. You can manually pick a diamond that is eye-clean in a photo or when seen in the flesh.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.3

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $11670

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.5%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Very Good

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.94*6.97*4.35

Item number: 1319527

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Gold cannot be pure, and people cannot be perfect. Chinese Proverb .