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).

$1370 Gets One A 0.51 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

For you I have sourced this 0.51 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond.

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If you're buying blind online, then VS2 clarity is really the lowestclarity rating you can go for without running a significant risk of getting a diamond with visible inclusions. If you're looking at this diamond and thinking to yourself that you want to improve another property of the diamond which don't affect size, you may wish to reduce the 0.51 carat weight of this diamond. This diamond's Ideal cut rating indicates it has very good proportions and very good or better polish and symmetry characteristics. This diamond's girdle is "", which can have a role in the size and sparkle of the diamond, as explained in my diamond girdle article. An untrained eye won't notice the color in this G color diamond, unless the stone is compared side by side with a higher color grade diamond (something to think about if you're going for a 3 stone ring).

Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world. Jean de la Bruyere .

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.51

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $1370

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.1%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent



Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.11*5.13*3.18

Item number: 1351359

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