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).

$15080 Gets One This 1.54 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This 1.54 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond was one of the choices during a recent search for good value diamonds.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.54

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $15080

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.7%

Table: 54.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.47*7.43*4.60

Item number: 1330040

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For $15080, if you've done your shopping properly you should have a nice stone, so make sure you're plenty critical as you look at this diamond. Place this 1.54 carat size in the right reference frame as you weigh up your buying choices - there are for sure other diamonds in the same size range that may offer more with regards to their cost and characteristics.

Many different companies will offer an Ideal cut diamond cut grading, and these diamonds are almost always (as is the situation here) perfect in terms of proportions and the overall shape. This diamond has a girdle described as "Thin to medium", which plays a impact on the shine and apparently width of a diamond, as explained in my diamond girdle page. Most consumers won't notice the color in this G color diamond, unless the stone is held up against a higher color grade diamond (for multistone rings this is important).