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).

$17070 Gets You This 1.82 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This 1.82 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond is currently being offered by a major online diamond retailer.

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This G color diamond is less colored than the lowest normal color gradings of J and below, which means it's a a balance-point between money considerations and quality, enabling one to have more in the other Cs of diamonds for example cut rating. Although this VS2 clarity diamond will almost certaintly be "eye-clean", if you're aiming to save some money, you should check out SI clarity diamonds. Try to find a diamond that appears eye-clean in a photo or when viewed in person. Throwing $17070 towards a diamond nets you a well above average diamond, such as this diamond. Just be sure that you and your partner are happy spending this amount of money on a diamond. Take note of this diamond's girdle characteristic - "Medium to slightly thick, faceted" - and if you don't know about girdle thickness, try reading my short explanation of girdle thicknesses.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.82

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $17070

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.7%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Medium blue

Measurements: 7.81*7.84*4.83

Item number: 1333916

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