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).

$1570 Gets You A 0.51 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

Although G color diamonds are 50-50 classified as almost colorless diamonds, F color diamonds are always deemed to be in the pure white diamond group.

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If you're a cautious online purchaser, then this VS2 clarity diamond is a good safe option, since the chances are low of it having any inclusions that are visible to the naked eye. The chance in color between any adjacent colors in the D-E-F color range is only detectable in a lab, meaning this F color diamond is indistinguishable when compared with diamonds rated only one color grade differently.

For any diamond, a price of $1570 puts it in the lowest price group of diamonds, even more so for engagement rings.

Do not ignore properties beside the four Cs, such as girdle thickness - which can be important for reasons outlined in the article on girdles on this website. The Ideal cut means the diamond will shine significantly more in comparison to lower cut quality diamonds, maximizing attractiveness. If you're looking at this diamond and considering whether to improve another property of the diamond not related to size, think about downgrading the 0.51 carat weight for this diamond to achieve that end.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.51

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $1570

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 60.3%

Table: 57.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.20*5.22*3.14

Item number: 1346276

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A diamond is a chunk of coal that is made good under pressure. Henry Kissinger .