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).

$14070 Gets One This 1.71 Carat H Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This H color, 1.71 carat diamond is an excellent option for a person looking for a unbeatable blend of pureness and price-effectiveness.

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Although this VS2 clarity diamond will almost certaintly be "eye-clean", if you are 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 viewed in person. Take note of this diamond's girdle characteristic - "" - and if you don't know about girdle thickness, try reading my short explanation of girdle thicknesses. Weighing up the $14070 cost of this diamond, make sure you consider whether any of the property qualities are excessive for your needs. This H color diamond is a whiter stone than the bottom normal color gradings of J and below; it's a great compromise between quality and budget, enabling one to get more in the other Cs of diamonds for example cut rating.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.71

Cut: Ideal

Color: H

Clarity: VS2

Price: $14070

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.3%

Table: 57.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Excellent


Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.66*7.61*4.76

Item number: 1332444

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